McAuley Campus Years 7-9
The Year 7-9 Campus is named after the founder of the Sisters of Mercy, Catherine McAuley. Campus life is dynamic and affirming as students transition from primary school into their secondary education experience. It is in these years of discovery and exploration where students are able to build on the experiences and learning of their primary years and prepare for the challenges and opportunities of the senior years.
Respect and Responsibility are key values enshrined in community interaction. In this important time in the personal and academic development of young people, McAuley Campus is a space for learning as each student discovers their individual and community identity. In preparing students for their senior pathways, Campus life is also dedicated to empowering students to explore opportunities in the areas of faith development, social justice initiatives and community engagement activities that include:
Faith Development Programs: Masses, Liturgies, Fund-raising for St Vinnies or other charities
Student Leadership: Class Captains, Pastoral Ministry, Taming of the Butterflies (Public Speaking), Speech Choir
Social Justice: St Vinnies, Seeds of Justice, Foster & Sponsor Child, Mercy Missions
Co-Curricular: Tournament of the Minds, Competitions, Performing Arts, Sport, Year Level Socials, Debating & Public Speaking
Throughout the McAuley Campus, each homeroom elects two Class Captains who both lead and represent their homeroom group day-to-day and in other activities such as liturgies and assemblies. Students are involved in decision-making in College life and leadership development takes place amongst their peers and the remainder of the student body. There are also Student Prefects for each House (Ryan, Frayne, O'Neill, Terry Dunn, Maguire & Carr); Sport; Visual Arts; Pastoral Ministry; Environmental Science; Music; Drama; Year 7 Transition; Maths/Science; Social Justice & Indigenous Reconciliation.
Catherine was an extraordinary woman of deep faith and trust in God. She died in 1841, a mere ten years after founding the Order.
The Order focussed on improving the wellbeing of poor women. Initially she welcomed these women and girls into her home where she provided them with accomodation, education and health services. The Sisters later became known as the 'walking nuns' as they visited the poor and sick in their homes. The Sisters of Mercy continue to provide Educational, Health and Wellbeing Services today.
Catherine said, 'The Lord and Master of our House and Home is a faithful Provider. Let us never desire more than enough - He will give that and a blessing.'
The Campus is led by a pair of leaders who are committed to coordinating the daily life and learning experience of students from Years 7 to 9. They are:
Each of our Year Levels have a Wellbeing Coordinator who lead the Homeroom Teacher Team in pastorally caring for the academic progress and wellbeing of students. They are:
Students also have their learning program tracked and monitored by a Learning Coordinator to ensure maximum progress in their academic program: