Welcome back to Term 4 and I hope the girls had a relaxing break. Our Year 12s are well and truly in the thick of their HSC examinations. Please keep the girls and their families in your prayers.
Last Friday, I was down in Melbourne for several meetings and had the opportunity of visiting the foundry and meeting with Gael O'Leary, the artist who has produced our sculpture of Catherine McAuley. The sculpture titled 'Come sit awhile', will arrive at the College late this week and will be formally installed and blessed on Monday, 11 November at 5.00pm. Further details about the installation, in conjunction with the Sisters of Mercy Parramatta, will be distributed shortly.
We have also been very busy working with our architects finalising the new College Masterplan and the Stage 1 building component. You will shortly receive a brochure of the Masterplan and I will hold an Information Evening for any families who are interested in seeing the whole plan, drawing and 3D fly-throughs of the plan. Mayoh Architects will be present to answer any questions. A date for this evening will be set shortly.
Save the Dates
|9 November||Year 7 2020 Allwell Testing and Parent Information Session|
|27 November||Carols in the Chapel|
|29 November||Public Speaking Day of Excellence|
|4 December||Celebration of Achievements Evening|
|5 December||Mercy Pilgrimage departs|
|7 December||Cambodia Immersion trip departs|
I am looking forward to the Year 7 2020 student Orientation Day on 28 November. A reminder that we are not taking any more enrolments for Year 7 2020 or 2021. Both of these Year groups are fully subscribed and we are only taking waitlist applications for 2021. There are very limited places available for Years 9-11.
Mercy Scholarship applications are now open for Year 7 2021. There has been a change in the selection criteria. Only students who have already applied and been accepted at the College will be eligible to sit for the Scholarship Exam. Please go to the enrolments section of our website for further details.
Mr Stephen M Walsh