Spirit of Mercy Awards

Be as shining lamps giving light to all around you’ – Catherine McAuley

There are many students at Carmel College who are excellent role models for us as we try to live as Mercy women.  To acknowledge some of the outstanding examples a new award will be presented in each House, each term, to one junior and one senior student. Students who receive this award have been nominated by their peers and teachers, with final decisions made by the House Dean.

Students receive a very special badge with the symbol of a lamp – representing the light of Mercy that they are in our community.

The Spirit of Mercy Award recognises students at Carmel who live out our 5 Core Mercy Values of:

Awhinatanga – SERVICE, Aumihi – RESPECT, Tika – JUSTICE, Manaakitanga – CARE, Aroha – COMPASSION

These values are demonstrated when students:

  • See a need and make a difference
  • Give generously of their time to others
  • Live the Gospel message
  • Affirm the dignity and celebrate the uniqueness of others
  • Care for creation
  • Respect the rights of others
  • Take responsibility for their actions
  • Work together to ensure equity for all
  • Create an inclusive environment
  • Respond in a practical way to those in need
  • Consider others in all that they do
  • Act with empathy
  • Make themselves available to help others.

Spirit of Mercy awards are announced and presented at the final whole school assembly of each term.

The first recipients for this award, pictured above with Acting Principal, Mrs Karen Mitchell, are:

Alex House Vienna Barker and Brianna Walker
Justine House Maisey Lendrum and Sherwin Shaji
McAuley House Ella Liu and Rona Costello
Cecilia Maher House Savanna Castles and Shana Singh-Anderson
Pompallier House Tessa Clinton and Amelia Clewett
Kelly House Victoria Da Silva and Skyler Anderson