OLMC is committed to assisting new Year 7 students in making the exciting but sometimes daunting transition to secondary school by putting in place a number of initiatives including:
Orientation Day – incoming Year 7 girls have the chance to meet other girls in their Homeroom Group and their House Mentor, organise administrative things, learn about the College and get an idea of what to expect in Year 7. Girls who are the only students from their primary schools coming to OLMC also have the chance to attend Mercy Connections (a week prior to Orientation Day) to meet other girls in the same situation.
Homeroom System – girls have the same Homeroom Group, House Mentor and House Leader for the six years they are at OLMC which helps them make a smooth transition and build lasting support groups. Each Homeroom includes girls from Years 7 through to Year 12.
Year 7 Camp - a chance for the girls to have fun with new friends and challenge themselves with new activities.
Pastoral Care Program – formal and informal sessions and events aimed at building skills and relationships.
Counselling – all students have access to College Counsellors.