First Sod Turned for Sr Ailsa Mackinnon Community Centre - OLMC Parramatta
Today, under sunny skies, past and present staff of OLMC gathered with Fr Walter Fogarty, Sisters of Mercy Parramatta, architects and builders, for the blessing of the ground and turning of the first sod as construction of the Ailsa Mackinnon Community Centre begins.
The centre, a state of the art building, will provide a multipurpose gathering space large enough to accommodate the whole school community, as well as indoor and rooftop sporting facilities and classrooms.
Artwork commissioned specifically for the building, and reflective of the Mercy Values at the heart of the College's life and mission will adorn the external façade.
Today's ceremony, saw College Principal, Mr Stephen Walsh, joined by immediate past Principal, Mrs Kitty Guerin, Sr Ailsa Mackinnon last Sister of Mercy to serve as Principal, and Former Deputy Principal Mrs Maria Pearson.
Also present were current and former members of college executive and staff, Sr Maria Lawton representing the Sisters of Mercy Parramatta, representatives for the Building architects, and appointed builders Reitsma Constructions.
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