The Year 7-9 Campus is named after the foundress of the Sisters of Mercy, Catherine McAuley. Campus life is dynamic and affirming as students transition from primary school into their secondary education experience. It is in these years of discovery and exploration where students are able to build on the experiences and learning of their primary years and prepare for the challenges and opportunities of the senior years.
Respect and Responsibility are key values enshrined in community interaction. In this important time in the personal and academic development of young people, McAuley Campus is a space for learning as each student discovers their individual and community identity. In preparing students for their senior pathways, campus life is also dedicated to empowering students to explore opportunities in the areas of faith development, social justice initiatives and community engagement activities that include:
Catherine was an extraordinary woman of deep faith and trust in God. She died in 1841, a mere 10 years after founding the Order.
The Order focused on improving the wellbeing of poor women. Initially she welcomed these women and girls into her home where she provided them with accommodation, education and health services. The Sisters later became known as the 'walking nuns' as they visited the poor and sick in their homes. The Sisters of Mercy continue to provide educational, health and wellbeing services today.
Catherine said: "The Lord and Master of our House and Home is a faithful Provider. Let us never desire more than enough — He will give that and a blessing".
The McAuley Campus is led by a Campus Director who is committed to coordinating the daily life and learning experience of students from Years 7 to 9.
McAuley Campus Director: Mrs Gail Preston
Each of our Year Levels have a Year Level Leader and Year Level Learning Advisor who lead the homeroom teacher team in caring for the academic progress and pastoral care of students. In 2021 they are:
Year 7: Miss Cassandra Poynter and Mr Jaimin Hudson
Year 8: Miss Rachel Berka and Ms Stephanie Tonietto
Year 9: Mr Sam Waters and Miss Bree Burke
Students also have their learning program tracked and monitored by a Learning Advisor to ensure maximum progress in their academic program:
McAuley Campus Learning Advisor: Mr Neal Haining