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Mercedes College is built upon the generous contributions of parents, friends, students, staff and old scholars. We were very excited to commence the fundraising campaign for our new High Performance Centre at Community Day in April, and have our sights firmly set on progressing this project, the biggest development our College has embarked upon in decades, this year and into the future.

The High Performance Centre is planned to be a multipurpose venue used for a number of sports, music, and drama performances, as well as a space for our entire school to meet. Gleeson Hall has served us well since 1987, but we outgrew it several years ago and currently don’t have a facility large enough for the entire Reception – Year 12 student cohort to convene in one place. As a single campus College, we need a space large enough for the Junior, Middle and Senior Schools to come together. We also need to ensure we continue to update and innovate our facilities to best suit our students’ academic and extra-curricular pursuits now and into the future.

It is proposed that as part of this project the current tennis courts will be levelled to enable underground car parking. This will enable us to clear some of the other car parks, which will make the College safer for students and provide new learning areas.

We are currently working on plans and impressions of the High Performance Centre. While they are not ready to be unveiled today, we understand these visual representations are highly requested by our community and we are excited to share them with you soon.

While this large project is in the works, we will continue to maintain and upgrade our other facilities. 2017 saw the long-awaited Tuck Shop renovation come to fruition, which has now become the very popular Mercedes College Café. The café is open to all members of our school community and is an excellent meeting space for parents to grab a coffee after the morning drop off and a great addition to our school.

We continue to upgrade learning spaces with the goal to create contemporary, flexible and motivating learning areas for our students and teachers, with a focus on digital learning in 2018. Across the College our students are provided with the opportunities to explore the fields of robotics, virtual reality and coding. 

It takes the collective annual support of parents, friends, students, old scholars and staff to make a school like Mercedes a world class College. By making an annual gift, you directly support the development of facilities essential to education. Just as your child has benefited from past generosity, your contribution will benefit students today and tomorrow.

Please join us in making a gift; your contribution, small or big, will give our children a wonderful opportunity to develop beyond the classroom.

Thank you for your continued support.

Peter Daw

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