Mercy Vine

Term 1, | Issue No. 2 - 10 March 2023

Old Scholars

Old scholar updates

By Mercedes College

Art, sport, Class of 2018, and an AGM

Artist recognition
Congratulations to Rosie Lewis and Olivia Connelly (both Class of 2022) on being nominated to exhibit their Stage 2 Visual Art pieces in the 2023 SACE Art Show at Light Square Gallery. The SACE Art Show showcases pieces from a range of students that study SACE Art and Design each year.

Rosie Lewis’s work The Biophilia Hypothesis explores humans’ innate connection with the natural world. As human activity escalates and its consequent environmental implications devastate Australian ecosystems, art holds a critical role in re-engaging this connection, to promote an awareness of and appreciation for the natural world and our role and responsibility in conservation.

Olivia Connelly’s work Untreated Mental Illness explores the reality of living with an untreated mental illness and how this can be represented in art. Olivia was interested in expressing thoughts, dreams, and sensations, transforming realistic objects and subjects into abnormal concepts.

You can go and see the SACE Art Show at Light Square Gallery, Adelaide College of the Arts from Tuesday 21 March to Friday 14 April.

Rebecca Sharpe
Visual Arts Key Teacher

Sporting success
A big congratulations go to 2 old scholars whose stars continue to rise on the netball court, Jessie Grenvold (Class of 2020) and Lauren Frew (2019). Jessie and Lauren have both been selected as a training partner for the Adelaide Thunderbirds, which means that they train full time with the squad and are available to step up to this elite level in case of injury or illness.

We were also delighted to see Darcy Miller (Class of 2021) excelling at the Athletics SA State Track and Field Championships, where 6 of our current students also performed well.

Josh Archer and Tamae Ninos
Sports Coordinators

5 Year Reunion | Class of 2018
The Class of 2018 are invited to attend their first official reunion since graduation!

We’d love to see as many of you there as possible – MOSA will shout the first drink at the bar, and there will be cocktail food to enjoy throughout the evening.

Please remember to send photos from the night to, or directly via Facebook, so we can celebrate your 2018 Reunion with the full Mercedes College Old Scholars' Association.

RSVP essential before 9am, Friday 17 March 2023.

AGM 2023
Notice of the upcoming Annual General Meeting (AGM) has been made for the Mercedes College Old Scholars' Association and all old scholars are invited to attend and vote.

Monday 20 March 2023, 7pm
The Loft, Torrens Arms Hotel
95 Belair Road, Kingswood

At this meeting, members will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn about MOSA's operations and finances
  • Ask questions about MOSA's operations and finances
  • Speak about any items on the agenda
  • Vote on any resolutions proposed

Members will be asked to vote to:

  • Accept the minutes of the last AGM
  • Accept the annual report
  • Accept the annual financial statements
  • Elect Committee Members

Please RSVP to let us know you're attending the meeting.

News and Events

Community safety | everyone's responsibility

Keeping children safe is the responsibility of everyone in our community.

Please talk with your children about how they can stay safe when out and about, including what to do (and not do) if they are approached by someone they don't know.

If approached by someone unknown and unwelcome, children are advised to keep walking/moving, not engage in conversation, and to never accept an offer for a ride or gift.

If they feel unsafe they can also seek the assistance of other nearby and trusted adults, as well as make a formal report to police.

South Australia Police suggest that if children are approached by someone unknown and unwelcome, that they use their mobile phone - if they have one - to call police if anything about the interaction "doesn't feel right".

Reports about suspicious activity can be made to:


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