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Divine Mercy College aims to bring education and faith together, in partnership with family, church and the school community. We aim to provide a quality Catholic education that is focused on the core values of faith, academics, service and personal development from preschool and throughout high school to influence a rapidly changing world.

326 Yangebup Road,

Yangebup WA 6164  

​Tel: (08) 9417 3267 ​ 

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Announcement

Response to The West Australian - ‘temporary closure’ of kindy due to vax mandates

Divine Mercy College, and those who govern and lead it, have again today been victims of a grossly inaccurate media article and other ignorant comments published in “The West Australian” including comments from the Minister for Education and Training. 

Unfortunately, the irresponsible and inaccurate reporting and commentary has again created a great deal of unnecessary anxiety for the College’s staff and especially for our parents of kindergarten students commencing in 2022.

The following sets out the facts that the journalists and others chose not to reveal:

  • the College is not closing the kindergarten class and it will continue to provide a quality education to students who attend in 2022;

  • the kindergarten students commencing in 2022, attended the previously scheduled orientation day earlier this morning.

The Principal & Chair are seeking legal advice in regards to commencing action against The West Australian for the ongoing misleading & inaccurate information being published.

The College’s leaders, staff, and parents are looking forward to reading an accurate account of the relevant events.

SCHOOL NEWS 

Terms Dates 2022

Term 1

27 January, Thursday to 8th April, Friday

Term 2

26th April, Tuesday to 1st July, Friday

Term 3

25th July, Monday to 23rd September, Friday

Term 4 

10th October, Monday to 15th December, Thursday

Response to proposed COVID-19 Public Health Directions

Divine Mercy College, and those who govern and lead it, have recently been victims of a grossly inaccurate series of media articles and other ignorant comments from the NTEU and from the Minister for Education and Training. 

Unfortunately, that irresponsible and inaccurate reporting and commentary created a great deal of unnecessary anxiety for the College’s staff and parents.

The following sets out the facts that the journalists and others chose not to reveal:

  • at no point was there ever a decision to close the College;

  • at no point did the Board threaten to close the College;

  • the College is not closing and it will continue to provide a quality education to students who attend in 2022;

  • the College believes that individual teachers ought to be permitted to choose to have a vaccine, or not to have one, without being victims of economic coercion;

  • the College had been examining how it could respect a teacher’s vaccination choice, comply with any applicable Public Health Direction, while shielding its staff from the PHD’s harsh economic impacts.

On Friday, the College’s Board met and resolved to provide financial support to unvaccinated staff so that they are not lost to the College even if they can’t teach from the beginning of 2022.

The College’s leaders, staff, and parents are looking forward to reading an accurate account of the relevant events.

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