As Lent closes for 2021, we prepare for Easter and reflect upon the events
which led to Jesus’ death and Resurrection.
In our country, days of Easter remain warm with a hint of the cooler days to follow, beckoning us to make the most of what summer-like days remain. In our churches, it is a time of changing vestments and altar cloth to white after the purple of Lent, a time for celebration and feasting after a time of fasting and penance.
As a contemporary society, many remnants of Easter traditions remain - hot cross buns, chocolate eggs, passion plays, hat parades, the painting of eggshells, and a particular variety of lilies and passionfruit are named for Easter. On the Easter public holidays, families gather, hunt for Easter eggs and colour pictures of bunnies, prepare special foods of different origins and join events which have grown in popularity to mark the season such as the Royal Agricultural Easter Show, a family seaside escape and even the introduction of professional football games held on Good Friday.
In the Catholic tradition, the celebration of Easter is the most significant religious celebration of each year, marked by solemn and reflective Church rituals. This begins with Palm Sunday to begin Holy Week, then Holy Thursday commemorates Christ’s Last Supper and on Good Friday, we remember Christ’s passion and crucifixion. The Easter Saturday evening vigil prepare us for Christ’s resurrection on Easter Sunday.
As Christians, we recall in the Easter Season, the story of a man who preached justice for the downtrodden and freedom for those enslaved, being himself made a prisoner and killed, before his rise from death. It is the story of God who became fully human and displayed for us the fragility of humanity; Jesus, our brother, in whom our faith offers us salvation and forgiveness.
In this Easter Season let us also be reminded of our commitment to the poor and most vulnerable amongst humanity. Let us remember that love conquers death and promises us eternal life.
My hope is that you will share in the richness of Catholic Liturgy in the coming days with your daughters at this most significant time and my prayer for our OLMC community is that your families be blessed with love, laughter, leisure and rest as we look forward to our return to OLMC to begin Term 2.
Now Enrolling for Year 7, 2023
The College is now inviting enrolments from families who wish to enrol their daughter into Year 7, 2023.
CLICK HERE to commence an enrolment application.
Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability (NCCD)
Every year, all schools in Australia participate in the Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability (NCCD). The NCCD process requires schools to identify information already available in the school about supports provided to students with disability.
Click on the links below to read more about this data collection.
New College Strategic Vision Launched
We are very excited to be launching our new Strategic Vision 2021-2025. The Vision, developed largely by the College Leadership Team and in consultation with our College Board and staff, is designed to elicit the best thinking and practice in the academic care of our students and all members of our community – staff, families and alumnae. The focus of the Vision is to ensure that OLMC is strategically positioned, now and for the future.
CLICK HERE to read the Strategic Vision on the College website.
Positive Message from Member of the Public about OLMC Students
The College received a phone call from a bus driver with Transit Systems who drives the 9608 afternoon school run. He wanted to share with us how impressed he was with the behaviour of the OLMC girls. He said he wishes all schools had students like ours who are wonderfully behaved, courteous and tap on and off. He said they are the benchmark that all schools should strive to be like. Congratulations to our Mercy Girls who catch this bus who have been wonderful representatives of our College.
Changes to a Bus Route
Transit Systems has informed us that there will be an additional route servicing OLMC in the mornings and afternoons. The existing 810X route, which operates from Pemulwuy, through Greystanes to Parramatta, will extend one trip to finish at Market St in the AM. A return trip in the PM will also start in Market St. CLICK HERE for more details of the services that will divert to OLMC, which will commence on 19 April 2021.
Photography/Video Permission Form
Throughout the year, OLMC students may be photographed or filmed at events or in the day-to-day life of the College. These images/footage may be used in College publications such as the newsletter, OLMsCene Magazine, the website and social media. They may also be used in advertisements, newspapers, in print and online promotions and marketing and in educational materials.
In 2021, our Photography/Video Permission Form has been updated to give you more choice over where the College can publish photos of your daughter. The new form has been created to be aligned with The Australian Privacy Principles.
CLICK HERE to complete the form. Please complete the form by Friday 16 April, 2021.