Welcome to Term 401/10/2021
Students are asked to please check their emails after 8.30am but prior to 9am on Monday 4 October for a message from Deputy Principals, Mr Edwards (Coolock) and Mrs Schofield (St Mary’s). The email will contain information about the start of Term 4, and particularly arrangements for Monday.
The College community commends all our Year 12 students on the way they have conducted themselves throughout the year, continuing their studies through the disrupting and unpredictable movement between remote and on-campus learning. We should remember that this cohort has experienced two years of disruption to learning and school life.
We wish the Class of 2021 all the best for the impending exams and for their pathways beyond school, into study, apprenticeships and work.
We look forward to a joyful celebration for Year 12 students following the conclusion of exams. The Graduation Celebration will be held at St Mary’s, in the Marian Gym on Thursday 18 November at 5.00pm.
General Achievement Test (GAT)
On Tuesday 5 October 2021, students studying a Unit 3/4 VCE examination will be completing the GAT. Students are required to arrive at the St Mary’s Campus at 9.00am. The exam commences at 10.00am and concludes at 1.15pm. Please ensure that your child familiarises themselves with the guidelines prior to Tuesday.
Spirit of Catherine Award Winners
As a Mercy community, we strive to live by the values and teachings of Catherine McAuley. The prestigious Spirit of Catherine Awards recognise members of our community who epitomise the Mercy values and demonstrate Living Mercy in their words and actions. Congratulations to the following award winners for Term 3, 2021:
- Year 7: Tommy Wan and Sam Gibson
- Year 8: Harriett Whiteacre and Shell Lar Moo
- Year 9: Liam Truscott and Maddie McLarty
- Year 10: Maggie Keating and Benjamin Reid
- Year 11: Than Win Ye and Amir Moussa
- Year 12: Shae Crouch and Callum Broderick
- Staff: Miss Kylie Henriksen
SPORTING PRECINCT @ COOLOCK
If you look closely at the header for this newsletter, you will see that construction vehicles have moved in at the Coolock Campus to commence work on Phase 1 of the sports precinct development which will include fresh green spaces with the upgrade of sporting fields, a new gymnasium, indoor cricket nets and netball courts.
NEW CLASSROOMS @ COOLOCK
For those who have driven past Coolock via St Vincents Road, you may have noticed that the clearing of the space west of the Coolock library and infrastructure works have commenced. This building will provide for a whole year level and enable the College to remove some of the existing portables around the campus.
BIN IT RIGHT!
Our planet and all life on it are part of God’s creation and we’re called to take care of the world we live in. One way we can do this is to ‘Bin It Right!’ with our new outside and inside bin systems arriving in Term 4.
As a committed reGEN school our actions show how we Care for our Common Home by reducing our waste and consumption and helping to create a more sustainable future for everyone. During the break a space has been created at Coolock for the composting of all biodegradable waste across both campuses. Watch the Bin It Right video below.
FLEXISCHOOLS: NEW TO COOLOCK CANTEEN
The Coolock Canteen management has partnered with Flexischools to provide a new online ordering system which will be introduced during Term 4. Flexischools allows you to easily place your canteen orders online at any time. Read more about Flexischools Canteen.
Mr Brian Turner, Principal