Our Lady of Mercy College | Catholic Independent Girls School Parramatta

New Sustainability Initiative at the College

In recent years, the OLMC community has been reflecting and acting on reducing our carbon footprint and waste. In the spirit of stewardship and sustainability in the College, the EcOLMC group requested ‘paper only’ blue bins. These 8 blue bins are for PAPER ONLY. Red bins are for plastics.

The College also has a staff Sustainability Committee which was key to getting this initiative implemented.

Principal Stephen Walsh says Stewardship is taken very seriously at OLMC:

"The word steward is actually referenced in the Creation Story in the Book of Genesis when God commands that man hold dominion over and responsibility for all of his creations - the land and sea, animals, fish and birds. 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. This bounty of creation comes with a responsibility to care for our unique and fragile world. In today’s context, we may use terms such as the ecosystem, our total environment or even our global planet. We also speak of our need to think globally and act locally. This is in particular reference to our own OLMC locality and the litter we find in the playground or the wrong use of our colour coded rubbish and recycling bins."

Other Recent News

2018 Women in Leadership Forum

Japanese students visit OLMC

New Learning Space at the College

Student Leadership Team for 2018/2019 Inducted

Variety Night a Hit

Clare 2018 Athletics Carnival House and Spirit Cup Champions

Mother Daughter Mass 2018 - A celebration of Mercy

Ex-student wins Silver Medal

Mercy Girls Participate in Centenary of Anzac

Wellbeing Week 2018

Open Day 2018 Biggest Ever College open event

History Made as Two Ex-students Receive Catherine McAuley Alumnae Award



"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.