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Celebrating the Sisters of Mercy in WA – Jennifer Oaten

Ursula Frayne and the Sisters of Mercy were women of courage who lived our Mercy values and who continue to be wonderful role models for our community. We remember and give thanks to all who have been part of this heritage. This year, we celebrate the 175th anniversary of Ursula Frayne and the sister’s arrival in the Swan River colony.

Empowering Girls – Jennifer Oaten

Being a principal brings me much joy when I see the incredible opportunities that empower our girls in and out of the classroom. This term has been no different. Our teachers provided many experiences for our students to connect learning to life, develop personal strengths and build friendships.

Moments of Soul

Catherine Kolomyjec (1986), from Soul Gestures spoke with Year 8 students about seeking solutions with young people and kind gestures.

OGA 2022 Reunion

Get out your calendars and save the date for the OGA 2022 Reunion for the Classes of 1972, 1982, 1992, 2002, 2012 and 2017.

Vaping And Teenage Girls – Jennifer Oaten

Vaping is the act of inhaling and exhaling aerosols produced by an e-cigarette or similar battery-powered device. E-cigarettes are currently the most commonly used tobacco product used by young people. As parents, it is important to understand these products, be aware of the risks, and have an open conversation with your daughters.

Academic Buoyancy – Jennifer Oaten

Academic buoyancy, just like the buoyancy of a duckling, is a balancing act and a key component of a student’s capacity to thrive at school. It is defined as a students’ ability to overcome setbacks and challenges typical of school life.

Launch of Project of Mercy

The SMCOGA has launched the Project of Mercy Grant to enable an alumni member to undertake a project to help others in the WA community.

Let the Memories Begin

The College were thrilled to be able to bring together over 300 people, from ten year groups, for their long-awaited OGA reunions.

Celebrating Ursula Frayne – Jennifer Oaten

Mother Ursula Frayne led the group of Mercy Sisters on a mission to Perth, arriving in 1846. She is credited with leading a group of courageous women to open the first Mercy school in Australia and for introducing secondary education into Western Australia.

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