Welcome back for Term 2, 2021. I do hope you had a wonderful time with your daughters through the break and enjoyed time with extended family throughout Easter.
HSC Study Week
I wish to thank all staff and students who were on campus for various activities during the break. Our Year 12 girls had the chance to come into the College to study, participate in revision lessons and complete holiday homework. So many Mercy Girls took up this great opportunity and our dedicated teaching staff made these sessions possible.
Key Dates for Term 2
I invite you to note the following key dates for Term 2. More information about each of these events will be provided closer to the event dates:
- Catherine McAuley Alumnae Award Assembly: Tuesday 4 May. We are looking forward to announcing the Catherine McAuley Alumnae Award winner for 2020 at this Assembly. The Catherine McAuley OLMC Parramatta Alumnae Award is awarded each year to an outstanding ex-student. Introduced in 2009, the award is a way of acknowledging and celebrating the great achievements of the OLMC Alumnae community.
- Mother Daughter Mass: Monday 10 May
- College Athletics Carnival: Friday 21 May
- Women in Leadership Forum and Alumnae Connect Evening (for Classes of 2019 and 2020) Wednesday 26 May. This annual Forum is an opportunity to be inspired by renowned women from a variety of fields, as they share their perspectives on women in leadership and discuss how each of us can be courageous advocates with limitless possibilities. More information will be available in the coming months in our newsletters and on social media.
On 8 April, Young Change Agents facilitated the Academy of Enterprising Girls Workshop. Forty students from all Year Groups developed the mindsets, skillsets and toolsets to generate and develop ideas that support social justice. Some were whole new companies, some were apps and services, but all addressed a problem or need identified by our students. Students identified homelessness, gender equality and other issues as key priorities. Our students will be able to develop their ideas and pitch them to various audiences in the coming months to gain real support in getting their ideas off the ground! Many thanks to the teachers who came along to support our girls.