Under the strand of Catholic Identity, and as a K-12 Christian Community, at Mercy College, Kondoola, Perth we aim to acknowledge the dignity of each person and to promote Catholic Values. As a K-12 faith community we aim to ensure that the charism of the Sisters of Mercy permeates the culture of the College, as it was the Sisters of Mercy who gave their lives in service to other people. With our College Motto “Love in Action” we work to build a community based on the values of Justice, Compassion, Service, Excellence and Dignity and provide diverse opportunities for our students to demonstrate this in their daily lives. Mercy College genuinely lives the charism of the Sisters that all children, no matter their race, gender, financial circumstances or religion have the right to access a Catholic Education.
We remain committed to the care and wellbeing of our school and broader community, especially those most vulnerable who must remain our first priority. We have formed a ‘Mercy Messengers’ staff group to support our families where needed with:
- Pastoral phone calls to families.
- Wellbeing of staff and families, including cheap meals and food hampers
- Providing practical educational work and resources to students with disabilities, students with no internet access and for other circumstances where needed.
Shane Pallot at Trackside Bakery heard about our new initiative via a staff member Paul Alteri and soon the two men worked out a daily pick-up and delivery to our Mercy College Canteen. Bakery items are wrapped, packed and delivered to families who are struggling to do their usual weekly shopping. With supermarkets having empty shelves and rations in place, our large families welcomed the delivery of fresh rolls and other delights. Principal, Julie Hornby, Director of Mission, Melissa Cartner and Assistant Principal Jackie Holbrook, meet regularly to iron out the logistics and make sure everything is in line with our College’s Covid 19 response plan.