Community Service at Mercedes College, Perth

Inspired by the practical example of Catherine McAuley, Mercedes College students have been busy contributing to the life of the College Community by actively supporting those less fortunate than us.

The Ponytail Project, supporting those impacted by cancer, encompassed two events, the Ponytail Bake Sale where they sold delicious treats during recess and lunch and over 30 students cut off their ponytails to be donated to the Sustainable Salons Department.

Organised by our dedicated Year 12 Prefects and head of Year 12, Mrs. Adams, the event saw over 30 selfless students donating their hair to make wigs for people experiencing hair loss from cancer treatment. 21 hairdressers from around Perth also volunteered their time for the event.

A total of $26,147 was raised from these events for Cancer Council WA, as well as over 6 metres of hair which will be used for wigs for those impacted by cancer.

Street Soccer saw our Young Mercy students providing a sausage sizzle for The Big Issue Australia Street Soccer game this month.  This marks the 14th consecutive year that Mercedes College has proudly supported this initiative.

At the heart of the Big Issue Street Soccer program is the aim to create a supportive and uplifting environment for all involved. Our student volunteers play a vital role in this mission by ensuring that everyone enjoys a delicious meal at the completion of the soccer match at nearby Wellington Square.

Participating in the program has been part of the calendar for many years, strengthening students’ College values including issues such as social justice.