Whole School News
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WHOLE SCHOOL (K-12)
Book Fair 2018
Next week we are holding our annual Book Fair! The Fair will run each day from Monday, 5 November to Friday, 9 November in the Library. Please refer to the advert for opening times.
As in previous years, students from Kindy to Year Three need to be accompanied by an adult or older sibling when attending the Fair. There are lots of great titles for all ages on offer including new releases, non-fiction books and stationery items. We look forward to seeing you there!
The Library Team
The Care Centre will be sending out letters shortly to remind parents of students with Medical Management Plans, e.g. Anaphylaxis and Asthma, to please get them updated for next year.
If your child has a medical condition and/or if your child's medications have changed, please make an appointment with your GP to update their plans, or let the Care Centre know of the changes.
Katharine Buffham | School Nurse
AMSSA Student Conference
From the 22 to the 26 September Monique Santovito and Dana London represented Mercy College as delegates at the fifth biennial Australasian Mercy Secondary Schools Student Conference held at Santa Maria College. The conference honoured the foundation of the Sisters of Mercy in Australia and the faith, hospitality and courage of Ursula Frayne who brought Catherine McAuley’s spirit of Mercy to Australia.
Over the five days, students learnt about the importance of justice and hospitality and how these values can be employed to respond to local and global needs, just as the sisters of Mercy have done before. A highlight of the conference was sailing up the Swan River from Fremantle to Perth by ferry. Delegates followed in the footsteps of Ursula Frayne and her companions. On arrival in the city, students participated in the ‘Amazing Race of Mercy’ whilst exploring and gaining further knowledge and understanding of the ever-growing Mercy vision that started in Perth. The day ended at Mercedes College, the oldest continuing girls’ school in Australia, which is located at Victoria Square, the original foundation site and a place of significance in our foundation story.
During the conference, there were many notable speakers including Sr Elizabeth Nicholls, HOW RIDICULOUS’ Brett and Mercy College’s very own Russell Augustin and Farzad Moosavi who generously gave up their time to come and speak to the delegates.
Students from every school set up a stall to show others their school heritage. Students were able to learn about other Mercy schools and share Mercy College's history and how we came to be the amazing, thriving school we are today. Throughout the conference, many friendships were formed with other students from all over Australia and Papua New Guinea. These friendships and the time spent together over the week-long conference will not be forgotten. The conference was a great way to learn about Mercy schools and the journey of Ursula Frayne, and knowing how our schools came to be.
Mrs Melissa Cartner | Director of Mission