Our Lady of Mercy College | Catholic Independent Girls School Parramatta

Science Week at OLMC

OLMC celebrated National Science Week with a host of special activities held from August 15 to 19, 2016. The quiz in Homerooms on Monday kicked off the week and the science labs have been abuzz with activities each lunchtime. 

Science Leader of Learning Pascale Warnant says celebrating Science Week is important in order to further raise interest in Science among students. "We are keen to promote Science as accessible to all and encourage a passion for Science in our students. Whilst many areas of Science are still male dominated, we hope that this can change over the next generation as our students and other girls take up further study in health, Science and other areas of STEM."

Activities included making squishy circuits using conductive play dough, an open session of the Robotics club (mbot club) and a spaghetti and marshmallow building challenge!

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Mercy

"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.

Compassion

"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.

Justice

"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.

Dignity

"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.

Excellence

"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.

Hospitality

"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.

Stewardship

"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.

Service

"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.