OLMC celebrated Mother’s Day in the McAuley Hall on Monday 15 May. It was a sell-out event and the community spirit in the hall was very evident. The night started with a liturgy celebrating women in the Mercy tradition. We thank the many students involved. It was inspiring and the readings and music just made it more special. This was followed by a supper, a lot of talking, fun at the photo booth, a raffle and many amazing door prizes. We watched as many special memories were made. This was a wonderful way to acknowledge our mothers, grandmothers or a special person in our life.

Georgia Gilmour, the Parents’ Association President, welcomed everyone and shared her thoughts on what being a mother means to her:

Welcome to our Mother’s Day celebration; it’s so lovely to see our community come together.

Behind the success of every great person, there is the inspiration of their mother. She is our first teacher, first guide and first friend.

The relationship we share with our mother cannot actually be replaced. A mother’s love which is truly unconditional, her support that always remains with us - whether they are here or in heaven - along with her forgiving nature makes her a very important person in our lives. There are certain bonds that are very strong and cannot be broken, and I believe the bond of a child and a mother is one of them.

We will always be daughters to our own mothers, just as our girls will be our daughters, even when they become mothers. It's really quite beautiful, the way we women get to play two very different roles at the same time. I think that's part of why the love between daughter and mother is so strong. We are each other.

Happy Mother's Day to everyone and hope you all had a lovely day yesterday.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the OLMC Parents’ Association committee for volunteering their time to organise this event and to our fundraising committee for sourcing the amazing raffle and door prizes.

We would also like to thank all of the sponsors for their generous donations including the major sponsors Fernwood, Snap gym, Thalassea store and Bivianos & Sons for donating the fresh fruit for tonight.

Congratulations to all the Raffle winners.




1st Prize

Me, Myself & I Package


Gemma A. (11LMGL)

2nd Prize

Mother & Daughter Package


Nicole Denton

3rd Prize

Thalassea Package


Charlotte M. (7RTH)

4th Prize

Fire Pit & Gardening Hamper

by Bunnings Northland


Molly G. (11CTKI)

5th Prize

Dining Experience


Sophie M. (7JAD)

6th Prize

Relaxation & Indulgence Package


Ritu Charles

7th Prize

Chemist Warehouse Hamper


Asta Lam

8th Prize

Bulleen Art & Garden


Cheryl Fullwood

A huge thank you to all our sponsors for helping us to make the 2023 Mother’s Day Celebration and Raffle such a success.

Biviano and Sons

Hypoxi by Fernwood Bulleen

TKG & Co

Mounts Pharmacy

Thrive Revive Northcote

Melbourne Naturopathy Northcote

Snap Fitness Heidelberg


Bunnings Northland

Vasko Ivanhoe

Manhattan Beauty

Chemist Warehouse


Bulleen Art and Garden

Heide Museum

Kaiser Physio

Core Plus Ivanhoe

Barkly’s Hotel

Old England Hotel

Hecho en Mexico

The Alleyway

Flowers on Plenty

OLMC Parents' Association Committee