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Mercy Day goes cash free

Mercy Day is a special day to celebrate our Founders, particularly Catherine McAuley who opened her House of Mercy in Baggot Street, Dublin on 24 September 1827, 191 years ago. 24 September also marks the feast day of Our Lady of Mercy.

Mercy Day Celebrations: Thursday 20 September (last day of Term 3)

This year, for our Mercy Day celebrations, it has been decided that we will trial a cashless system for all stalls and attractions to further assist in raising funds to donate to Mercy Works. It is hoped that this variation will reduce large amounts of cash to accounted for and minimise issues with floats and change.

How does this work?

Students have access to all Mercy Day information on the Faith and Mission page of Schoolbox, including the costs of items for reference.

In year-level groups, students will pay prior to Mercy Day on their scheduled Payment Day, during lunchtime. Payment will be recorded online, with housegroup teachers receiving an up-to-date list of all payments made.

Payment Days

  • Year 7: Wednesday 5 September
  • Year 8: Thursday 6 September
  • Year 9: Tuesday 11 September
  • St Mary’s: Wednesday 12 September

During housegroup on the morning of Mercy Day, all students will receive their pre-payment wristband.

  • Students may purchase additional wristbands from finance staff on Mercy Day at the meeting room window, however pre-payment is encouraged. Students can pre-pay any amount which will be marked on their wristband.
  • If students are absent on their designated Payment Day, they will be able to purchase on the day of another year level.

Example of a $5 wristband:

Example of a $10 wristband:

New in 2018: Colour Explosion

This year the opportunity to be involved in a Colour Explosion is also available to students. It is not compulsory. All information is on Schoolbox and a registration and permission form must be completed to allow participation. Students will be issued with a distinct Colour Explosion wristband in housegroup on the morning of Mercy Day.