SRC are planning loads of fun for the Mercy Day carnival – nominate students for awards and buy wristbands for the cash-free day22/08/2019
The Spirit of Catherine Awards
Students are encouraged to consider nominating members of our community for the Spirit of Catherine Awards, which will be announced on Mercy Day. This is a great opportunity to acknowledge members of our community who model the Mercy values through their words and actions. Please take the time to place a nomination by Friday 30 August. https://forms.gle/fEWhuD1NsjrFt2VT8
Plans are under way for Mercy Day which will be celebrated on the 19 September. This is the date we celebrate the contribution of Catherine McAuley and the Sisters of Mercy to our community. Members of the Student Representative Council (SRC) are busy planning stalls, a colour run and activities for everyone to enjoy and to add to the carnival atmosphere of the day. Students are encouraged to dress in house colours.
Mercy Day Wristbands – Prepayment Dates
- Tuesday 3 September at Coolock
- Wednesday 4 September at St Mary’s
There will be a catch-up payment day on Monday 9 September for Coolock students.
This year we are continuing with the cashless Mercy Day system. Students are encouraged to pre-purchase a $10 wristband (or multiple) on your campus’ purchase day.
When you purchase something or participate in an activity, a set of numbers will be marked off to indicate the ‘money’ you have spent.
All funds raised will go towards supporting our project focus for Mercy Works. The information below provides detail about our focus for this term.
Mercy Works: our Term 3 fundraising focus
Supporting the Ginigoada Training Program in Port Moresby
This program provides basic skills development programs, short term training courses and mobile training programs and is aimed at giving young people in Port Moresby the skills to seek employment or develop income generation markets. The mobile training component of the program runs over 22 locations with over 2,500 participants and delivers a two-week basic personal skills course that builds on a number of underpinning skills towards further vocational training. This activity is part of a larger program aiming to with help young men and women who are particularly vulnerable within communities to become self-reliant. One aspect of the larger program is providing practical support and assistance to young women and girls who are at risk of abuse and violence. https://www.mercyworks.org.au/what-we-do/papua-new-guinea/port-moresby/
Mrs Trish Schofield, Deputy Principal – Faith and Mission