Term 4 Leadership Assembly a Celebration of Student Achievements



Our 2023 Council of Student Leaders was announced at our Leadership Assembly this week.

Congratulations to incoming College Captains, Henry King and Sophia Tomas, and their fellow Student Leaders on their well-deserved appointment.


Henry and Sophia thanked the community for their support:



"As you have just heard, my name is Henry King, and I am your College Captain for 2023. It is not only a privilege but an honour to have the opportunity to fulfil the legacy our past leaders have left for us. I would like to thank our outgoing College Captains, Ethan and Amberly, who have done a wonderful job in displaying exemplary leadership skills and by doing so, leaving our College in good standing. I wish them all the best for their future beyond our College. I would also like to thank all visitors, special guests and parents, especially mum and dad, for coming along today. My goal as College Captain is to follow in the footsteps of our past leaders and to make 2023 a year to remember. As I said, my name is Henry King, and I am your College Captain for 2023." Henry


"So, for those who still don’t know me, my name is Sophia. This is such an honour to be standing here before you all today. First, I would just like to say thank you to all the staff and students who have helped Henry and I along the way throughout our leadership experience. I would also like to say thank you to our College Captains this year, Amberly and Ethan, and just the leaders as a whole, for putting their time and effort in creating new opportunities for our school and I wish to continue and improve this as they have inspired me to want to do the same. I’m so excited to be able to work alongside with the teachers as well as next year’s leadership group for the future of our school. Thank you again." Sophia

The Council is an integral part of the College in terms of leadership, collaboration, peer mentoring and service. The following students will lead alongside Sophia and Henry:


Costello House Captains are Ruby Bach and Saraya O’Donnell-Fry Hayes House Captains are Ava O’Brien and Lucas Pierce

McAuley House Captains are Hannah Cornwall and Lexie Sara

Read House Captains are Chelsey North and Mikeala Caton

Arts Captains are Jorja Mulholland and Kade Cataldo

Service Captains are Charlie McDonald, Emily Battista, Conlan Bailey and Taya Larkman

Sports Captains are Calista Harvey and Noah Mills


We look forward to seeing these students continue to demonstrate the Mercy Values as role models in the year ahead.


After the announcement of the Student Leaders, students were treated to a fantastic musical performance by the talented Kade, Jorja and Sophia (Year 11). The trio performed Count on me by Bruno Mars.



Assemblies are also a great opportunity to celebrate student achievements. Congratulations to Conlan Bailey and Mikaela Caton, who received their College Colours from Mr Crothers.



College Colours are awarded to students who have excelled in academic achievement, community involvement or service in faith-based initiatives within the College. Conlan received Academic Colours and Mikaela received Community Colours. Well done.



Head of Learning Area Maths, Mrs Maree Maughan, congratulated students who recently competed in the Australian Maths Competition. As a College, we had some outstandiing results, with Oliver Penn (Year 7), receiving a certificate for having the highest score at the College. Congratulations to all students.



Earlier this year, Our Lady of Mercy College entered a team in the Australian International Human Powered Vehicle Super Series in Busselton. Our group of students raced in the Year 10 -12 category and competed admirably against several experienced interstate teams.


The following students have been recognised for their efforts in this competition from the University of South Austarlia and the Australian International Pedal Prix organisation.


Bailey Garrigan

Rhys McAtee

George Pierce

Ethan Scott

Billy Wardle

Max Wilding

Josh Kruger – support crew


And lastly, the Year 7 students participated in the in-term swimming program last week. Many students can be recognised for achieving the stages that will count towards getting their Bronze Medallion in the future. Congratulations to all of those students.












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