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Term 3, Issue 9, 23 September 2022
Friday, 23 September: Term 3 Concludes
Monday, 10 October: Student Free Day/ Staff Professional Development Day
Tuesday, 11 October: Term 4 Commences
Week 2: Year 7 swimming
Wednesday, 19 October: Year 12 Presentation Night
ADMINISTRATION CLOSED DURING HOLIDAY
The Administration Office will be closed for the school holidays due to the office relocating to the new building.
For any general queries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and our team will respond as soon as possible.
For an emergency, please call (08) 9720 3300, option 5 and leave a voicemail message.
This voicemail will be monitored over the school holiday break.
Have a fantastic holiday and travel safe!
See you next Term.
NEWS FROM THE UNIFORM SHOP
Due to popular demand stock of soft cell jackets are very low. Families will be notified when new stock has arrived.
UNIFORM SHOP OPENING HOURS:
Uniforms can be purchased through our Uniform Shop at Lot 101, Leisure Drive, Australind.
In the school holidays the shop is open on the following days:
Tuesday, 4 October 2022: 8.00am- 11.00am
Thursday, 6 October 2022: 1.00pm - 4.00pm
Normal shop opening hours are:
Tuesdays: 8.00am – 3.00pm (closed for lunch 12.00pm – 1.00pm)
Thursdays: 2.30pm – 4.30pm
Please refer to the College Website Uniform Page for the Uniform Policy, Pricelist and current Uniform Shop Opening Hours.
ENROLMENTS YEAR 7, 2023 and YEAR 7, 2024
The College currently has a waitlist for Year 7, 2023.
The Parent Information Evening for Year 7, 2024 enrolments was held recently at the College and attended by nearly 300 participants. Subsequently, enrolment interviews are currently taking place and offers of enrolment are being made.
Although 2024 may sound some time away, there are only limited places available for this year group, which we expect to fill up before the end of this year. Naturally, the College is keen to provide places for siblings of students who are currently enrolled at the College.
If you have a child currently in Year 5, who you wish to attend the College, I ask that you urgently complete an Application for Enrolment. This form can be found on the College website: Online Application for Enrolment Form.
An Application for Enrolment may also be completed in advance for younger siblings for Year 7 entry in 2025, 2026 or 2027. This action ensures that your family will receive the necessary information, and that you are invited to the first round of interviews for the respective year.
For Year 7 – 12, 2022 Mid-Year Entry Enrolments, please contact the Enrolments Department by phone first, as some year groups are currently at capacity.
ABSENTEE NOTIFICATION METHODS
When a student is absent from school, it is required that on the day of the absence, a parent contacts the College before 9.30 am. A medical certificate is required if a student is absent for a period of more than three consecutive days. Contact to the College may be made by:
SMS: 0481 883 568
Phone: (08) 9720 3300, Option 2
Please state Student Name, Year, Date and Reason of Absence.
In order to enable families to stay up-to-date and informed in relation to current COVID-19 regulations, the College has created a special COVID-19 information page.
This page contains links to College correspondence, Catholic Education WA updates and F.A.Qs. To visit the page, please click here.
Our Lady of Mercy College School Breakfast Club Program started again this Term. Students have been enjoying fresh fruit and toasted sandwiches.
The Breakfast Club runs every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday morning from 7.50-8.20am at the servery window outside the new Gym.
All students are welcome.
The College offers a successful tutoring program for our students during school hours and after school.
It is important that students access these extra classes to assist them in the areas where they are experiencing difficulties. If you have any questions regarding your child's need to attend these tutorials, please feel free to contact your child's teacher or Head of Year. Times and Locations can be found on our website.
CONTAINERS FOR CHANGE
Did you know that you can now be green and support the College at the same time? Simply use the ID below and the name of the College when you drop off your empty containers at participating depots.
SCHEME ID: C10374340
Money raised will go towards creating engaging spaces for students. This year, the money raised will fund the fit-out of the Year 12 Common Room.
Visit https://www.containersforchange.com.au/wa/where-to-return for locations of drop off points.