Our Lady of Mercy College | Catholic Independent Girls School Parramatta

Stanley House winners of 2017 College Swimming Carnival

The Annual College Swimming Carnival was held on Thursday February 23, at Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre, as a Twilight carnival.

The College community entered into the spirit of the day with the girls dividing their time between competitive events and exuberant cheering for their House. It was great to see so many still dressed in a colourful and patriotic display for their respective Houses. It was also wonderful to see so many students participating in the swimming events throughout the day, especially the seniors.

Congratulations to the following students for their outstanding swimming efforts throughout the carnival and being awarded Age Champions:
12 Years Kiana Napernikova
13 Years Kyah Day
14 Years Olivia Towle
15 Years Renee Lee and Thalia Lake
16 Years Alexandra Younes
17+ Years Jessica Grubba

FINAL CHAMPION HOUSE PLACINGS WERE:
1st Stanley
2nd McAuley
3rd Clare
4th Mercedes

FINAL SPIRIT HOUSE PLACINGS WERE:
1st McAuley
2nd Mercedes
3rd Stanley
4th Clare

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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.