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


Congratulations Premier Malinauskas

By 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.

Student Mentoring Morning Tea

We were delighted to welcome old scholars to our Student Mentoring Programme (SMP) Morning Tea earlier this month. SMP Coordinator and old scholar Stephen Heuzenroeder (Class of 2008) welcomed everyone and outlined how wellbeing fosters a sense of belonging and how this programme enables community participation, creating a valuable sense of wellbeing and connection for our young people.

Wellbeing is essential for ensuring a safe, supportive, and thriving learning community. By working together with students, each child can develop a sense of connectedness, be engaged in their learning, and persevere in times of challenge.

Through one-on-one guidance and support reflective of students’ diverse academic and personal needs, our mentors foster positive relationships in a safe environment, to help build strengths, interests and learning abilities.
This well-structured programme draws on college-wide community resources, including old scholars, and members from our wider community, fostering philanthropic activity, and providing a practical avenue for Year 12 students to complete their school-based community service requirements.

MOSA Update

The old scholars elected to the MOSA Committee at the Annual General Meeting in mid-March are:

Jess Whitford (Basso, 1998) – President
Ryan Hood (2002) – Vice President
Ellen Watson (2014) – Treasurer
Justin Busse (1988)
Nick Pipinias (1995)
Maree Hatedakis (1996)
Rob Cardone (2003)
Alisha Hart (Rogowski, 2005)
Elsa Conlon (2017)
Harrison Groth (2017)

School photographs | order before 6 May 2022

For enquiries | advancedlife.com.au/contact

Stay up to date | 2022 Mercedes College Calendar of Events


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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