As part of an exciting transformation to a full Years 7-12 Girls College, Our Lady of Mercy Catholic College Burraneer is proud to unveil a new school crest and colours to carry the school forward into a new era of excellence in girls education.
“We wanted a modern professional look which reflected our Mercy heritage and community connection; one that spoke of our new opportunities going forward,” said Principal Leonie Pearce.
“This is an exciting time of change for us. Not only are we growing to include the vital senior years, but we are part of the eastern Shire precinct with De La Salle Catholic College Caringbah and St Aloysius College Cronulla, which is transitioning from De La Salle College Cronulla.”
“Our three schools form one community, delivering a deeper benefit to students and their families by sharing educational expertise, facilities and resources across all three in an innovative hybrid classroom setting. This will further extend the already high standard of girls education offered at Our Lady of Mercy.”
NEW SCHOOL COLOURS
The new colour palette reflects the Catholic heritage of the College and its connection with its beautiful surrounds in Burraneer Bay.
- Main colour: Navy. This colour has been retained from the previous crest and will be a common colour across the three precinct schools.
- Secondary colour: Teal. This colour reflects the waters of Burraneer Bay and is used by the parish.
- Highlight colour: Jacaranda. This pleasing shade of soft purple honours the blossoms of the jacaranda trees which adorn the suburb.
The new crest’s style is contemporary and clean. The elements reflect the school’s rich Mercy heritage and its educational philosophy:
- The Mercy cross honours the College’s founding order, the Sisters of Mercy, and has pride of place in the centre of the crest as the heart of the school
- The ‘O’ of OLM has the dual meaning of the earth, for care of the planet and the school’s commitment to growing global citizens
- The circle is enclosed with a secondary shape, representing a nurturing pair of hands, raising OLM girls up to their fullest potential
The College will roll out the new crest and colours ready to welcome its first Year 11 cohort in 2024.