Whether your child is starting at Junior School for the first time, or joining our Middle or Senior School, rest assured we will support them to meet new people and build friendships, plus explore their new learning environment.
Ahead of each academic year, families new to Mercedes College receive a Welcome Pack duirng Term 3 so that you're well prepared to join us for our annual Orientation - or Step Up - Day in late Term 4.
Booklists and stationery requirements for 2023
All requirements for 2023 are now available for families to order from Campion Education.
Simply visit the Campion Education Portal to access your account to:
- See what you need.
- Place you order.
- Viewpast orders.
- Track your deliveries.
- Retrieve passcodes for digital books.
Remember to select Mercedes College (South Australia) from the drop-down menu, use the resource code emailed to you, and select the relevant Year level/s.
Orders need to be paid in full once you have selected your items.
Remember to place your order before Friday 2 December 2022 so that your items are delivered in the fortnight ending Friday 13 January 2023.
Reception to Year 3 orders will be delivered to the College, and available in classrooms from Term 1. Year 4 to Year 12 student resources will be delivered to their nominated address.
There's lots of curriculum extension activities on offer in 2023
Here's the full list of curriculum extension activities starting from Term 1.
Remember, you can make your selections using EdVal.
For more information about our sport programme and opportunties, please contact a coordinator via your SEQTA account.
Year 2 to Year 6 Sport | Jeffrey Wray
Year 7 to Year 12 G Sport | Tamae Ninos or Josh Archer
Bring Your Own Device | Laptop, iPad
At Mercedes College we inspire creative thinking and collaboration, as well as extend learning beyond the classroom, using our 1:World digital learning programme. Reception to Year 2 students are provided with a Mercedes College owned iPad and from Year 3 to Year 5 students are required to bring their own iPad. Students in Year 6 to Year 12 need to bring their own laptop.
Devices need to be reliable, adaptable, and developmentally appropriate to engage young learners. Apple device are our preferred platform, although students may choose an alternative if it meets our minimum requirements and specifications.
Looking after your devices is easy with our great MacBook / Laptop and Tablet bags, complete with removable shoulder straps, and all fully machine washable. The Mercedes College pencil case and excursion/sports backpack make an ideal extra too!
Mercedes College Café
Our Café menu includes daily specials that change with the seasons each Term.
Families can order online using their My Student Account. Lunch orders are delivered to children in our Junior School classrooms, while older students fetch their orders from the Café.
See our Mercedes College Café for more information.
Here are our Timetables, mindful students are expected to be at Mercedes College by 8:30am each morning.
If your child is going to be absent from school, please let us know via:
- SMS | +61 419 914 398 or
- Email | firstname.lastname@example.org or
- SEQTA Engage Message the ‘Attendance Office’.
Please tell us your child's name, reason and expected duration for absence from school.
If your child arrives after 8.50am they need to sign in at Strathspey Reception (reception to Year 5) or McAuley Office (Year 6 to Year 12).
Planned long-term absence from school require the approval by the Head of School.
Stay up to date with SEQTA Engage
You can use SEQTA Engage to receive important information and messages. We will regularly send you Direqt Messages about College events plus Year level information.
Family members have their own SEQTA Engage account linked to their unique email address.
SEQTA Engage is available in web browsers, as well as an iOS and Android App.
With SEQTA Engage, you can:
- Receive and send Direqt Messages | we use Direqt Messages to share important information with you, so please ensure you have this function enabled.
- Check your account and payment history | statements are provided to families via SEQTA Engage, and you can check your payment history here too.
- See your child’s timetable | you can see your child's timetable anytime, and used Direqt Message to communicate with their teacher if/as needed.
- Read Notices | you can view Notices anytime for information, and select the informaiton you wish to receive.
You can also access other applications, our policies and additional information using SEQTA Engage, as well as update your details.
Activate your SEQTA account from your welcome email that includes a link to ‘set up your account now’. Please do not share this email with others as it is linked to your personal SEQTA account and so unique to you.
Please activate your account so you can stay up to date.
See our Parent Guide for more information on using SEQTA Engage.