On Sunday March 12 the College held the 2017 Open Day, welcoming one of the biggest crowds of visitors seen in recent years.
Over 400 of our students assisted throughout the day running guided tours of the facilities, worked in classrooms assisting teachers, assisted with the catering and generally making our visitors feel welcome. Parents and Alumnae played very important roles helping the day go smoothly through things such as the Sausage Sizzle and also by welcoming visitors.
Principal Stephen Walsh says this is a tremendous vote of trust and confidence in the school by the families in our community: "I firmly believe that the OLMC girls are our best assets and demonstrate the important Mercy Values of hospitality, compassion and excellence."
"Mercy …not only bestows benefits, but receives and pardons again and again…"Catherine McAuley
Mercy is defined as empathy or love that manifests itself in action that is practical and thoughtful, warm and open, respectful and enabling.
"Let charity then be our badge of honour…so that it may truly be said, there is in us but one heart and one soul in God."Catherine McAuley
Compassion is a non-judgmental understanding of another’s need, which results in unselfish giving to meet that need.
"Never speak with contempt of any nation, profession, or class of people…"Catherine McAuley
Justice is the treatment of each person with fairness in relation to the equality of all, and the maintenance of a balanced and fair relationship with self and all members of the community.
"Now and again bestow some praise."Catherine McAuley
Dignity is the treatment of each person with respect and the recognition of their inherent value and worth.
"There is nothing of greater importance than the perfect discharge of our ordinary duties."Catherine McAuley
Excellence is the state of achievement of the highest possible standards.
"The proof of love is deed."Catherine McAuley
Hospitality is the creation of a welcoming, open, inclusive and respectful environment for all individuals, through word and deed.
"We can never say 'It is enough'."Catherine McAuley
Stewardship is the grateful and responsible celebration of the sacred gifts God has given us to do the work he is calling us to do.
"If we are humble and sincere God will finish in us the work he has begun."Catherine McAuley
Service is the exercising and ministry of leadership in order to make a positive difference in the lives of individuals and communities.