International Women’s Day
Mercy Girls marked International Women’s Day (8 March) with multiple initiatives. In the lead-up to International Women’s Day, Katie Geering (Class of 1997) Head Orthoptist across Westmead and Randwick Hospitals spoke passionately to students and staff at lunchtime on March 5 about her life and her incredible achievements. She challenged the girls to do their best as she quoted from Catherine McAuley ‘Do the ordinary things extraordinarily well.’
On Monday March 8, Mercy Girls were invited to purchase purple ribbons as they entered the gates for the school day, with funds raised going to the Mercy Tree. This year’s Mercy Tree Appeal is supporting Women's Community Shelters. In Homeroom that day, the girls viewed a presentation about IWD and were invited to write on a paper hand what they will #choosetochallenge.
We pray for all women and girls today,
that they will be all they can be.
Give us courage to speak and work for equality and justice until the earth is filed with righteousness and love.
On this day we give thanks for all the gifts, leadership and contributions of women in all areas of life and society and we pray for gender justice and respect for the rights of women.
Mary mother of Mercy, Pray for Us
Catherine McAuley, Pray for us.
Proposed New OLMC Bus Service
The College is currently considering creating a new private bus service. The purpose of the bus is to further improve transport options to and from the College for our students.
We have identified a route where the stops are in close proximity to more than 50% of our student’s home addresses. Please see the proposed route below:
The bus would be a 57-seat coach provided by Telfords, a highly regarded company that provides similar services for several other independent schools.
We propose to have this private bus service in operation by the commencement of Term 3.
The cost of the service would be $260 per student/per term. If this service is well-used, further services may be introduced to other areas.
We would like to gauge parent interest in this new service. I ask you to please click the link below to complete a survey to help us plan for this new service.
CLICK HERE to complete the survey.
Open Day 2021
We were very pleased to welcome families who attended our Open Day on Sunday March 7. I wish to thank all staff and students who made the day such a success. Our students were our greatest ambassadors, acting as display assistants, performers and tour guides. Thank you also to the following P&F volunteers who worked tirelessly to provide the BBQ for our guests:
|Tim Winthrop||Melanie Mousley|
|Philip Ogle||Dianne Santos|
|Sean McIntosh||Wayne Krzeminski|
|Nicole Saap||Nazrina Kitchil|
|David D'Silva||Elizabeth Johnson|
|Mark Easton||Sonia Sampaio|
|Helena Kekez||Pedro Sampaio|
|Bhavna Anne Orgun|
Our College was buzzing with parents, prospective future Year 7 students and our current students and staff. Feedback from our guests centred very much on how impressed they were with our girls’ talent, confidence and warm, friendly approach.