OLMC always nurtures the unique and special gifts of each Mercy Girl. The College takes pride in the vibrant and diverse array of co-curricular opportunities in which all students are able to participate. Whether you’re an athlete, a musician, or a dancer, or want to explore an interest in STEM, OLMC provides opportunities for all interests to be explored. This holistic approach to learning ensures all Mercy Girls can challenge themselves and step out of their comfort zones, while developing their individual talents in a supportive environment.
OLMC fosters a rich Mercy Spirit that has been present in our community since its inception 1889. Mercy Spirit dwells in the hearts and minds of all students, shaping the students’ perspective in their studies and interactions. The foundation of Mercy Spirit creates an inclusive and lively environment for students, which continues to be nurtured and sustained at OLMC.
OLMC’s vibrant and strong history has seen many successful Mercy Women pass through these gates. Inspirational Mercy Girls have made their mark in both local and global communities, from advocating for human rights to improving medical health facilities. This is a testament to the motivational and empowering influence of this Mercy School. Taking what we’ve learnt in the classrooms of OLMC - the holistic education and experience – we can apply this learning to everyday life. OLMC Alumnae continue to live out the words of the Alma Mater ‘the College of our hearts always’, advocating positive change in many fields using their foundational Mercy values to do so.
This year at OLMC we are placing a particular focus on the Mercy Value of ‘Dignity’, along with our other 7 core Mercy values (mercy, compassion, justice, excellence, stewardship, service and hospitality). This year we are deconstructing what it means to have dignity so that we can best respect the dignity of oneself and others. Dignity refers to the honour we confer on others, and to be able to acknowledge that everybody has value and is worthy of great respect and love. We feel honoured to have the opportunity to empower and protect each Mercy Girl’s dignity in our year of leadership.
Each year, the Senior Student Leadership Team creates a theme to be incorporated into daily College life. …., the theme is
‘Us, You and Me is the Mission, Share Our 2020 Vision’.
Focussing on the Mercy value of dignity, our aim is to reinforce the importance of realising and honouring the dignity in yourself and others. In the year 2020, we want every Mercy Girl to see each other’s dignity with perfect clarity through our ‘20/20 vision’. We believe that this focus will strengthen our community as one in which each student is treated with the respect, love and worth they deserve. The 2019/2020 Leadership Team encourages each OLMC student to embody this theme of Dignity to enrich our Mercy community.
Josie Connelly (Head Girl) and Justine Kim(Assistant Head Girl)
As we look forward to 2020, we reflect on our rich history and tradition that keeps Mercy Spirit alive, dwelling in the hearts and minds of all students.