Term 1, | Issue No. 3 - 13 April 2022

Congratulations Premier MalinauskasBy Anne Morse

From Mercedes College School Captain in 1998 to South Australia’s 47th Premier in 2022, we can all be very proud of Peter Malinauskas' achievements.
Peter continues to be an excellent role model for our students, and has always willingly shared his life insights and career experiences.
He’s returned to Mercedes College on numerous occasions to talk with our students, and has been a guest speaker at a number of MOSA functions, includilng our MOSA Assembly in 2019 (pictured).
We all look forward to welcoming South Australian Premier, Peter Malinauskas, back to Mercedes College.

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Challenge grows confidence and resilience

From the outset of 2022 we’ve all been working together to provide quality learning and continuity, and as we break to celebrate Easter it is clear our students are adaptive, our teaching practices are flexible and our families engaged in supporting the standard of teaching and learning synonymous with Mercedes College.

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Easter blessing

We have been in the season of Lent, which began on Ash Wednesday six weeks ago. During this time, we have been asked to commit ourselves to Prayer, Fasting and Almsgivings, using our hands, our hearts and our voices to turn to God.

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Instrumental success

The Music Department is excited to announce the appointment of Robin Pratt, Director of Guitar and Ben Lainio, Director of Bands. Both Robin and Ben bring a wealth of expertise and experience to our ensembles. We have also welcomed 7 new instrumental tutors this year:

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Junior School News

Making a contribution

By Kellie Osborn

Action is an integral part of our Primary Years Programme (PYP) and an opportunity for students to seek the opportunity to make a significant contribution to their local and global communities.

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Senior School News

Students representing success

By Michael Francis

It’s with great pleasure that I acknowledge the work of our Senior School Student representatives. Throughout the term they've been showcasing our college by participating in our tours, leading athletics trainings and competitions, planning projects to be implemented for student benefit and being loyal and respectful role models among their peers. 

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BIG ideas

By Ben Price

As proud pilot school for the new SACE subject Spiritualities, Religion and Meaning (SRM) our Year 11 students are exploring their own personal questions about spirituality through a 'big ideas' approach.

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Family Matters

10 characteristics of resilient families

By Anne Way

Children learn resilience in their families, with school life adding to this learning.Psychologist Andrew Fuller describes resilience as “the happy knack of bungy jumping through life”. It is the quality that enables us to rise above adversity and keep going. It can be the difference between children learning and moving on from problems and mistakes or becoming disheartened and stuck.

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From the Sports Desk

Sports wrap up

By Tamae Ninos and Josh Archer

With the end of Summer sport for Term 1, thanks to all our coaches for the time and energy you give to coaching our teams. Your efforts are much appreciated.

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Junior School Swimming Carnival

Junior School Swimming Carnival

By Tracey Cramond

Junion School students participated with enthusiasm and displayed tremendous House spirit on Friday 1 April at the Unley Swim Centre.

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What to wear in Term 2

By Paul Wadsworth

In Term 2, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 students wear their PE uniform all day while our Year 3-12 students are requried to wear the formal winter uniform.

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Middle School News

Middle marvels

By Ben Dray

Firstyly, thanks to our Mercedes Parents and Friends Association for helping us host the Middle School BBQ. We all enjoyed meeting with Middle School families and engaging with the students in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. The food was also sensational.

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Artistic inspiration

By James Burdon

SACE Year 11 and 12 Art and Design students visited the SACE Art Show this Term, and loved seeing the work of Rosie Golding (Class of 2021) exhibited. Rosie is now studying a Bachelor of Visual Communication at the University of South Australia.

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Creating with Ruby Chew

By Lisa Coultas

Recently our Year 12 SACE and Diploma Visual Art students participated in an outreach workshop with South Australian practicing visual artist Ruby Chew. 

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Student Report

Hunter wins gold

By Hunter Wood

Last month, Hunter Wood (Year 8) competed with the South Australian Cycling Team at the Australian National Championships. This is his story:

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The Arts Corner

The Arts are abuzz

By Loretta Bowshall-Freeman

The Arts are abuzz with student and Arts teacher success stories! It is a pleasure to share with you the following news:

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Out of School Hours Care


By Debbie Goss

Don’t you love the feeling of being so passionate about a subject that you want to shout it from the rooftops! This certainly applies to one of our educators, Lia Karabatsos, who is currently undertaking a vanguard internship at the Art Gallery of South Australia.

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Join our Craft Club

Like Ivy and Mikhail (Year 6, pictured) you can learn new skills, including how to sew. Neither had sewn before yet have achieved so much.

Junior School Craft Club | Monday, Art Room MB101, at lunchtime every even-numbered week during Term
Middle School Craft Club | Monday, Art Room D206, each odd-numbered week from 3.30-4.15pm during Term

Belinda Zieleniecki
Craft Club Coordinator


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