We know the volume of information when joining a new school can be overwhelming, so please see some important information for new students and families joining the College.

New Student Information

Welcome to Mercedes College. We look forward to you and your family joining our community. 

We know the volume of information when joining a new school can be overwhelming, so please see some important information for new students and families joining the College.


Booklists

Books and stationery can be ordered online from the Mercedes College section of Campion. Requirements for each year level and information on how to order are available at that link.


Extra-Curricular Sport and Music Selections - New Students 

Sport

Extra-curricular sport selections can be made online.

If you are new to the College, please sign up using the "first time user" box on the left.

If you are already a parent at the College with a new student joining and have used this system before, use the "current parent" box on the right. New students can be added to your existing parent account. 

Music

Music selections can continue to be made all year. Please complete the following form.

For further information on extra-curricular programmes, please contact the following staff.

Years 2 - 7 Sport - Jeff Wray - (email address for new parents:jwray@mercedes.catholic.edu.au)

Years 7 - 12 Boys Sport - Josh Archer - (email address for new parents: jarcher@mercedes.catholic.edu.au)

Years 7 - 12 Girls Sport - Tamae Ninos - (email address for new parents: tninos@mercedes.catholic.edu.au)

Reception - Year 12 Music Tuition - Nicole Moxham - (email address for new parents: music@mercedes.catholic.edu.au)


Uniform Requirements | The College Shop

Uniform requirements are available here. A printed copy was also included in your welcome pack, along with our family information booklet. 

The College Shop - Bookings Required

The College Shop stocks the complete range of Mercedes College uniform items. The shop is located on the ground level of the Catherine McAuley Building, directly opposite the Main Oval.

Please see trading hours. Due to COVID requirements, we ask that you book an appointment time online to ensure the College Shop staff are available to assist you.


Bring Your Own Device (Laptops / iPads) - 1: World Strategy

The College follows the 1:World learning programme for the use of technology, which aims to inspire creative thinking and collaboration, as well as extend learning beyond the classroom.

  • Reception – Year 2 students are provided with a College owned iPad.
  • Years 3-5 students are required to bring their own iPad.
  • Years 6-12 students are required to bring their own laptops.

See the requirements for Bring Your Own Device here


Mercedes College Café - Online Ordering

The Mercedes College Café provides daily specials that change each term. Parents of Junior School students can order online through My Student Account, which has already been setup for you, and have their lunch delivered to their classroom. Barista made coffee is available in the mornings for parents only.

See the Mercedes Café for more information on ordering online and the current menu. 


The School Day Timetable

Students are expected to be at the College by 8:30am and are dismissed at 3:25am. See the full school day timetable and supervision requirements.


College Calendar

The College calendar can be viewed in web browsers and filtered by Junior, Middle or Senior School. There is also an iOS and Android app.  


Parent and Caregiver College ICT Applications

SEQTA Engage (The Primary Channel)

The College uses SEQTA Engage as our primary communication platform with parents and caregivers. It is available in any web browser and as an iOS or Android app.

As a Mercedes College parent or guardian, SEQTA Engage allows you to:

  • Receive direct messages from the College.
  • See what is happening around the College by viewing daily notices.
  • Access all of our applications under Mercedes Family Portals.
  • Access Parent Guides and College Policies and Procedures under Documents.
  • View your child’s Timetable and message their teachers.
  • Update your personal details that the College has on record.
  • View financial information.

To activate your account, you will receive a welcome email from SEQTA with a link to ‘set up your account now’. It is important that this email is not shared with others as it is linked to your personal SEQTA account and is unique to you. As such, we require a separate email address for each parent or caregiver to establish an account.

An activation email will be sent to each parent/caregiver prior to commencement. Please activate your account as soon as possible, as this link expires if left inactive. Once you receive this email, our primary method of communication will be via SEQTA Engage, not email. Please see our Parent Guide for more information on using SEQTA Engage.

ManageBac

ManageBac is our learning management system for Years 6-12, and is used to distribute reports for all students in Reception - Year 12. In the Middle and Senior Schools, both students and parents can access curriculum information and requirements.

You will receive access to your ManageBac account via email. 

See the ManageBac Parent User Guide for more information. 

SeeSaw

Seesaw is our learning management tool for Reception - Year 5. You will receive a permission slip from the class teacher during your first week, with information on how to setup your account.

Team App

Team App is used for extra-curricular sport communication for all students. Information about your child’s team or nominated sport is distributed via Team App. General sport information is distributed via SEQTA Engage.

If your child or children are involved in school sport, you will receive information on how to sign up to Team App. 

Calendar - Team Up

The College Calendar is powered by an online application called Team Up. It can be viewed within SEQTA Engage, or can be synced to your existing iCal, Google or Outlook calendar.


SMS and Student Absences

We use SMS infrequently for important messages. You will only receive an SMS if we have an unexplained absence for your child or if there is an urgent message we need to share.

If your child will be absent

All student absentee notifications are required to be communicated by one of the following channels by 8:50am:

  • SMS to a mobile number provided in SEQTA Engage and your New Family Information Booklet
  • Email to attendance@mercedes.catholic.edu.au
  • SEQTA Engage Direqt Message sent to the ‘Attendance Office’

The following information is required when notifying the school of your child’s absence:

  • Full name of student
  • Reason for absence
  • Date of absence

Late Arrivals: Students arriving after 8:50am are required to sign in at Strathspey Reception (Reception - Year 5) or the McAuley Office (Years 6-12).


Transport Information

Mercedes College is serviced by a range of Adelaide Metro and private bus services. See all of the bus options for more information.

Visitor and Junior School parent parking is available via the Delamere Avenue entrance, where Junior School students may use the Kiss and Drop. See more information on parking and access to the College.


School Policies

See Mercedes College Key Policies.