The final chapter for the class of 2021

This week has been a wonderful time of celebration for our Year 12 students, who graduated on Monday evening with a Mass at St Mary’s Cathedral celebrated by Dean of…

Students commissioned as Mercy Ambassadors

Well done to Josephine Mathew, Meghan Hayward, Genevieve Del Casale, Anna Tran and Emily Scanlan who were commissioned as Mercy Ambassadors on Friday 24 September, following the College’s Mercy Day…

Celebrating our Mercy heritage

Mercedes College celebrated Mercy Day in conjunction with our 175th Anniversary on Friday 24 September, the final day of Term 3. Celebrations began with a Mass at St Mary’s Cathedral…

Mercedes in the City

Mercedes very talented music students brightened up the city on Wednesday 22 September with some fantastic performances centre stage at Forrest Place. The Rock Band, Jazz Band and Brass Ensemble…

Introducing our 2022 Prefects

Mercedes College is pleased to introduce our Prefects for 2022! House Prefects Cooper – Imogen Herrington Frayne – Emily Scanlan McAuley – Jessika Zuiderduyn McDonald – Taylor Harris Serisier –…

ACC Athletic Achievements 2021

Fantastic effort from the ACC Athletics team, who represented Mercedes College brilliantly at the A Division Athletics Carnival on Wednesday 15 September. Congratulations to the entire ACC team for their…

$4,900 raised for Fashion Fundraiser

On Friday evening, 27 August, the Young Mercies hosted Fashion for Compassion, a fashion show to raise funds for Mercy Works. Mercy Works supports long term development projects, working with…

Mercedes music to the ears

Term 3 has seen a burst of musical activity at Mercedes! With performances every week, the Music Department has seen ensembles and soloists perform in the Catholic Performing Arts Festival,…

First year reaps an award for Year 11 dancers

The Mercedes Year 11 ATAR dancers achieved an “Excellence” award for their performance at the recent Catholic Performing Arts Festival (Secondary Dance) on Friday 20 August 2021, at the Perth…

Mercedes wins FameLab Academy Finals

Congratulations to Stella McMurtrie from Year 9 ACE Science class, who was awarded as the FameLab Academy 2021 winner. FameLab Academy is the sister competition to FameLab, the world’s leading…

Friendships flourish at Year 7 Camp

It was a long build up to the transition camp for the Year 7s due to the COVID lockdown at the beginning of the year. The camp took a slightly…

Campus coloured pink for the McGrath Foundation

In the lead up to the Annual McGrath Day fundraiser our Prefects brushed up on their netball skills in preparation for the Mercedes vs Trinity netball match. Our Year 12…

Congratulations to our Young Leaders

Congratulations to our newly appointed Year 7 Student Representative Council. Cooper: Imogen Robson and Olivia Papatanas Frayne: Kaia Gooch and Sannidhi Rao McAuley: Alexis Harvey and Amy Murphy McDonald: Mikayla…

Annie comes to life at the Regal

When we were looking for a magnificent show to put together for 2021, it seemed that Annie would be a fabulous choice. Annie is a show that brings a smile…

McAuley House Triumphs!

The beautiful weather set the tone for the annual Interhouse Athletics Carnival on June 17.  850 students from Years 7-12 arrived at the State Athletics Centre ready for a great day…

Exploring Aboriginal Culture

Today the Conference Room at Mercedes was turned into a makeshift kindy classroom as part of the Year 11 Children, Family and Community (CFC) ATAR students’ task on Culture and…

Great start for new Rowing Program

The inaugural Mercedes College rowing season had an exciting finale on Saturday 19 June when the All Schools’ State Championships were held at Champion Lakes.  Congratulations to all our crews…

Walk for Reconciliation

On Thursday 3 June Mercedes College students took part in the Reconciliation Walk held in the City centre. Students walked from school to the Boola Bardip Museum where they listened…

Students learn about WA’s first school

Over the past few months, Mercedes College has welcomed Primary School students from St Columba’s in Bayswater and Padbury Catholic Primary School to hear the story of how the College…

Our beginnings. Experience our history

Staff from the Catholic Education WA visited Mercedes College on Thursday 26 May as part of their 200-year celebrations. More than 215 staff returned to the site where Catholic education…

Kicking Goals

 Mercedes College is involved in a pilot program through WA All Abilities Football who are leading the way in promoting inclusiveness in sport. Through partnerships the program uses football as…

Excellence on the Track

Mercedes College was one of 66 schools that competed in the annual Associated Catholic Colleges Cross Country on Thursday 27 May at Alderbury Reserve. The Under 13 and 14 girls…

Rowing Returns

A great new sport program began last term with the re-introduction of rowing at Mercedes. In conjunction with the West Australian Rowing Club (a 152-year-old club), the girls train twice…

Come fly with us

With international travel at a standstill, all our Study Tours to China, France and Italy will unfortunately have to wait. Come fly with us is a new initiative of the…

Students raise over $12,000 for Cancer Research

Congratulations to two of our Year 12 students; Anne Marie Fitzgerald and Mu Yang Zhou and the Year 12 Prefects for their wonderful fundraising effort for the Ponytail Project in…

Mandatory Masks Post Lockdown Update

Monday 27 April, 2021 As you would be aware, the lockdown called by Premier Mark McGowan on Friday 23 April, ended as of 12.01am Tuesday 27 April and Mercedes College…

Annual Frog Jog raises funds for Mercy charities

The 2021 Frog Jog took place on Friday 23 April, the students appreciated that the event could take place after a two-year absence due to weather and COVID-19. The conditions…

STEM @ Hale

Fourteen Year 9 ACE (Academic Challenge & Extension) and Mathematics students relished their day out at the Hale STEM Challenge on Thursday 25 March.  The students worked in mixed-school groupings…

Poverty Immersion Experience

Poverty Immersion involved a group of Year 11 students who spent the week engaging with lifestyles under the poverty line – it was an unforgettable and rewarding experience. Students explored…

House Arts Day 2021

A new initiative introduced in 2021 and safe to say it was a success! It was wonderful to see the beautiful works of art colouring the campus and hearing heavenly…

Celebrating 175 Years

The flame of Mercy education was lit by Mother Catherine McAuley in Dublin, Ireland and carried to Western Australian shores by Mother Ursula Frayne and the founding Sisters on 2…

Mercedes makes Math Fun

Students celebrated Math Week which saw students compete in a number of Math related activities over the course of the week. Pi recital competition (Monday 15 March) Congratulations to the…

Empowering the young women of Mercy

The Year 9 Rite Journey is a program that aims to empower our young people to journey to adulthood through the development of resilience, accountability, adaptability and a recommitment to…

Wright’s winning streak

That’s a wrap for our 2021 Swim Carnival and what amazing day it was. The atmosphere was electric with House spirit and competitiveness on display at all times. The team…

Effects of COVID-19 on Term 1 Week 1

Monday 1 February, 2021 In line with the State Government’s announcement of the five-day lockdown commencing Sunday 31 January 6pm to Friday 5 February 6pm, the College will remain closed,…

Mia’s Funny Film is Tops

On Saturday 28 November in a Virtual Gala event, Year 12 student Mia Erskine was awarded the Bond University Film & Television (BAFTA) Scholarship Award for ‘Best Overall Filmmaker’ by…

Art Exhibition showcases talent

Congratulations to our budding artists and all those students who received awards for their artworks at the recent judging for the Art Exhibition.  Their work, which they have been working…

Politics and Law Students

A small group of Year 10 students from the Crime option class and 11 Politics and Law students had an amazing opportunity in November when they were invited to join…

Celebrating 2020 Achievements

This year’s Presentation Evening held at the Perth Concert Hall on Friday 23 October was a night to celebrate student academic achievements and College life throughout 2020.  It was a…

Operation Sunshine

Last week a group of Year 12 Children, Family and Community (CFC) students from Mercedes College proudly presented ‘Sunshine Packs’ to Melisha Leggitt, a representative of Operation Sunshine WA. Designed…

Rock stars in the making

In October the Mercedes College Rock Band, The Rostrevors spent a day at Soundbaker Studios recording songs for an EP of cover songs which will be available later in the…

Exploring the world of Woodside

At the end of Term 3 six of our Year 10 STEM students were fortunate to be invited to participate in three days of work experience at Woodside alongside two…

Mercy Day 2020

What a wonderful year celebrating our Mercy heritage! Mercy Day 2020 was a huge success with an abundance of stalls, great staff and student involvement and ending with the hilarious…

Glorious venue for Music

Saturday, 19 September saw over 300 students from Mercedes and Trinity Colleges perform at the University of Western Australia’s magnificent Winthrop Hall for the 2020 Music Showcase. The world-class venue…

Senior Aths Girls Triumph

The ACC Athletics results are in. The teamed trained very hard in the lead up to the competition and with positive results the girls clearly gave it their all.  It…

Project ROCKIT

On 18 September seven Year 8-9 IT Angels accompanied by, Niamh Wilson (one of our head IT Angel’s), Miss Primerano and Mrs Kagi joined students from a number of schools…

Celebrating Language Week

Being in the city offers so many wonderful opportunities for students studying French, Italian or Chinese to practice their language at one of the many establishments here in the CBD. …

New Minecraft Club

A group of IT Angels relished a Minecraft incursion last week as part of the launch of their new club.  The presentation by a Microsoft representative helped them explore the…

Culture in the City

One of the benefits of being a city school is that there are so many great opportunities for our students to engage in real life learning.  Recently, our Year 10…

McAuley House wins Athletics again!

A pandemic wasn’t going to stop us from having our annual Interhouse Athletics Carnival this year.  Students from Year 7-12 made their way to the State Athletics Centre on 28…

STEM Challenges keep students on their toes

Year 7 students were kept on their toes whilst in isolation after been given a STEM challenge which has continued throughout Term 2. The course provides students with the opportunity…

Online Course Selection is a winner

On Wednesday 10 June, the Mercedes College Course Counselling team delivered information through a new online TEAMS meeting to Year 10 students and their parents about pathways and course offerings…

MC Lunchtime Live Episode 1 now live!

Welcome to the very first episode of the innovative Mercedes College Lunchtime Live TV show!  Following the cancellation of so many of The Arts events – House Arts Festival, School Musical…

Creativity emerges from limitations

Creativity is born out of limitation.  Therefore if 2020 should give us anything, it would be a boost of creativity!  At Mercedes College the Media Department has taken our current…

House Challenge

To encourage our young women to keep active, particularly while at home during this challenging time, the College’s PE Department launched a House Challenge!  Commencing in Week 1, Year 7…

Online Learning becomes central focus

The approach to the end of Term 1 was a very different learning journey to the one we started with in February this year.  We began with our usual events…

Online Learning Update

In line with Premier Mark McGowan’s latest announcement regarding new learning arrangements in WA government schools, parents with children in all Catholic schools in WA should keep their children at…

Great community spirit!

Mothers and Daughters had a wonderful time at the recent annual camp at Surfpoint, Margaret River. There was lots of fun, good food, and some challenging activities including abseiling, kayaking…

Wright House wins again!

Congratulations to Wright House for winning yesterday’s Interhouse Swimming Carnival for the second year in a row with 1420 points. Congratulations also to McDonald House for winning the Novelty Shield…

Transition Week helps settle Year 7s

The move from primary to highschool can always be very daunting for a new Year 7 but the Mercedes College’s new Transition Week program in Week 1 helped the girls…

2019 WACE Results

The Excellence Assembly today celebrated the graduating students who excelled in their studies. We acknowledged students who achieved ATARs above 95, recipients of SCSA Awards (Grace Starcevich for Subject Exhibition…

Bond Uni provides important media skills

Students returned from the Bond Media Tour on the weekend after a series of interactive workshops with media industry professionals. Over the course of the week students developed their cinematography,…
Orientation Day

Incoming Year 7s Orientation Day

It was the start of another journey for our incoming Year 7s. The Orientation Day saw the girls break into small groups with their Peer Mentors who will be their…

Art Exhibition showcases amazing talent

The Mercedes College Visual Arts Department treated guests to the student Art Exhibition on Thursday 7 November with a spectacular display of artworks. Congratulations to all our Year 7 to…

Mental Health is important at Mercedes

The special Mercedes Mental Health Week (29 October – 1 November) was created to help break the stigma that comes with mental health. A display in the library showed students…
Perth Concert Hall

Awards Evening acknowledges Excellence

The College community celebrated our students achievements throughout the year with a beautiful ceremony at the Perth Concert Hall on Friday 25 October. Congratulations to all Year 7 to 12…
2020 Student Leaders

Congratulations to our 2020 Leaders

Congratulations to the 2020 Student Leaders and Young Mercy Leaders who were announced at an assembly on Monday 23 September. The students were elected by their peers and staff after…

Mercedes College receives three music Shield Awards

The Mercedes College Music Department has received three music Shield awards in the recent Catholic Performing Arts Festival (CPAF):  Select Choir – The Benedictine Community of New Norcia Award for…

A Wicked Performance

The Mercedes College cast of Wicked had audiences in raptures at almost sold-out performances at the Regal Theatre last weekend. According to a comment from a colleague in the industry,…

Mercedes College Music Tour

In July the Mercedes Select Choir travelled to Europe to participate in the Summa Cum Laude Music Festival. Thirty eight students along with 40 students from Trinity College and staff…

Mercy Young Leaders Conference

Two Mercedes students, Rachael Stevenson and Maddison Roberts alongside teacher Miss Gillian Lugton, attended the Young Mercy Leaders Pilgrimage, held at the Mercy International Centre in Baggot Street, Dublin from…

Interhouse Athletics Carnival

For the third consecutive year McAuley House was triumphant winning the Interhouse Athletics Shield on Thursday 20 June. With the sun shining and the music pumping there was an electric…

Students raise awareness for McGrath Foundation

Despite inclement weather the inaugural Mercedes College versus Trinity College Prefect Bubble Soccer game went ahead to a cheering crowd on Friday 14 June. The game was part of a…

Drama at NIDA

Year 12 ATAR Drama students hit the city of Sydney in the April holidays to participate in Drama workshops at NIDA – one of Australia’s premier drama training universities.  The…

Walking for Cancer

With the support of staff and the P&F a group of students headed to the Claremont Showgrounds on 4 May to participate in the Cancer Council’s Relay for Life.  The…

Leadership at its Best

Over 400 students performed in the House Performing Arts Festival at the Perth Concert Hall on Monday 8 April.  The student run festival is one of the most popular House…

New Pastoral Care Program

There were some heartfelt moments on Wednesday 27 February when Year 9 students and their parents came together for the launch of The Rite Journey.  Mercedes College is the first…

New Year 7 Induction Program

New Year 7 students were kept busy in their first week at highschool engaging in a myriad of activities.  The new Induction Week was introduced this year to help make…

Recognising Excellence

At the College’s Excellence Assembly on Tuesday 5 February more than fifty 2018 Graduates were acknowledged for their academic excellence in their WACE studies including seven students who received an…

The musical Wicked is coming to Mercedes …

It’s official … Wicked is coming to Mercedes for 2019! Girls ….. auditions begin next week (Week 2). Wednesday 13 February, 3.00-5.00pm Thursday 14 February, 3.30-6.00pm Friday 15 February, 3.30-6.00pm…

Putting theory into practice

This semester the Year 9 Business and Technology class has been studying the principles of marketing, including the 7 Ps. In order to put some of the theory into practice…

Frayne takes home the Felix Award

This year’s House Film Festival saw Frayne take out the Best Film and Best Director Awards. In front of a packed audience at the Cygnet Theatre on Wednesday 5 September…

IT Angels hit the City Apple Store

Being in the city has lots of learning benefits for students. The College’s IT Angels recently went on a field trip to the city’s Apple Store with a group of…

Students lend a helping hand

As part of the College’s Service program students are encouraged to participate in a range of opportunities in and around the city. The Big Issue Street Soccer game held each…

Mercedes College musical wows audience

An amazing set, costumes, lighting, and of course our very talented cast, crew, musicians and staff, all helped to make this production of The Addams Family such a great success. …

STEM Hackathon at Mercedes College

A Solar Panel trial, recycling pastic into 3D printer filament, a campus compost solution, a rejuventated vertical garden and pet plants for classrooms, were the ideas presented at the STEM…

Year 7 Team Building Day

On Friday, 16 February the Year 7 Team Building Day was held at Burswood Park. The girls worked together as a Homeroom team first to create a House chant and…

Artworks selected for Art Perspectives

Congratulations to Sophie Woods and Adelina Holil (2017 Graduates) who have both had work selected to be exhibited in the Art Gallery of Western Australia as part of the Perspectives…

Media Students attend Bond University

Sixteen media students and two teachers spent a week at Bond University on the Gold Coast where students gained a valuable insight into the world of film.  The annual Media…

Fashion for Compassion NY Style

Staff, students, friends and families turned out in huge numbers to support the hugely successful annual Young Mercies fundraiser on Friday 22 August. This year the students were inspired by…

LEAP helps develop students’ skills

Each year a small group of Year 11 students are selected to travel to the US to participate in the LEAP Conference in Los Angeles.  LEAP (Leadership Excellence Accelerating Potential)…

Student competes in national Chinese Competition

Year 10 Chinese student Sophie Taylor recently participated in the Australian Regional Final Bridge Chinese Language Proficiency Competition at the Confucius Institute at UWA.  Sophie competed against students from MLC,…

Insights into STEM in the Workplace

Last Friday a group of students attended a “Girls in STEM Day” at the Central Institute of Technology where they heard from a range of people across a number of…

Student App helps Homeless

A group of Mercedes College students won the two major prizes at the STEM Game Changer Awards with their solution to help the homeless. The competition, which was held at…

City campus offers distinct advantages

Being in the heart of the City has many advantages for students at Mercedes College. One of these was being able to enjoy the extraordinary launch of the 2015 Arts…
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