Our Lady of Mercy College | Catholic Independent Girls School Parramatta

Great HSC results achieved by Class of 2016

The 2016 HSC Class has achieved impressive results with State rankings improved from last year and multiple girls placing at the top of their cohorts for individual subjects:  

  • Top 100 School (97th) 
  • Top ATAR of 99.75
  • 12th Top Catholic Girls School in the State (up from 31st in 2015)
  • 14 % of students achieved an ATAR of 95 or above 
  • 4th and 14th in the State in PDHPE
  • 5th in the State in Business Studies
  • 2nd in the State in Polish Continuers 

Principal Stephen Walsh said the community is very proud of the outstanding achievements of the Class of 2016: "The HSC results are a product of diligence and dedication. High expectations and motivation, alongside a readiness to embrace challenge as an opportunity for deeper learning, is what characterised the Class of 2016’s approach to their studies. In the footsteps of Catherine McAuley, OLMC continues to empower and equip Mercy Girls with the necessary 21st century skills to be critical, creative and refl ective thinkers, collaborating together in a caring and supportive environment as learners, leaders, teachers. The Class of 2016 have followed in the footsteps of the many women who have gone before them - expanding beyond what we know we can be.” 

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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.