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Mercy Resource Centre

Our Mercy Resource Centre empowers students in today's digital age, offering essential resources and support for their educational journey and beyond.

Our Centre is a vibrant hub for learning and technological assistance during and after school. With access to our extensive library of books, online resources, and guidance from our Information Technology and Library staff, students can find the tools and support they need to excel.

Support

If students encounter any IT-related issues, they can access the Information Technology helpdesk in our Mercy Resource Centre, where our dedicated staff can assist with most software concerns and offer guidance.

Parents needing assistance can contact our helpdesk by emailing it@mdc.wa.edu.au or calling 9405 0552.

Students and parents seeking more IT information can find additional resources on SEQTA.

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

In our tech-driven world, access to digital tools is crucial for students to thrive academically. Through the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program, all students bring their own computing devices to school, ensuring they have the necessary tools to engage with modern learning methods. 

While students can bring a device of their choice, it must meet the minimum specifications outlined below.

Suitable Device Guidelines

We encourage families to explore both Apple and Windows offers at JB HI-FI Education, where our Information Technology staff have meticulously curated a list of recommendations. Use the school code mdc2024 to access the list. 

All student devices have access to College software, including Microsoft Office, Microsoft Defender antivirus, and the Adobe Creative Cloud suite – eliminating the need for additional software purchases.

Device Care, Warranty and Insurance

We advise families to pay extra attention to the warranty provided with the purchased device. In most cases, purchasing an extended warranty with accidental damage coverage will offer great value and reassurance. Families should also review their home contents insurance, which may cover theft and device damage.

We also recommend students keep their devices separate from their regular school bags to prevent liquid damage, as we frequently observe drink bottle spills causing damage. If carrying a separate bag is not feasible, we recommend using a liquid-resistant sleeve.

New Students

Before the beginning of the new school year, families of Year 7 students and other new students will receive an email containing their student login details.

This email will also provide instructions on how to set up their device in our system, allowing for the remote installation of necessary software and application of settings. This ensures that students can seamlessly begin using their device on their very first day.

Instructions for MacOSInstructions for Windows

Through the Library, students have access to various physical and digital resources; fiction and non-fiction books, newspapers, magazines, encyclopedias, e-books, audiobooks, DVDs and audio-visual equipment.

The Library also offers black and white, colour printing and photocopying, and binding and laminating upon request.

Students can borrow up to six items, with a two-week lending period. Students have the ability to renew a loan for a further two weeks, provided the items are not in demand.

Library

Monday to Thursday – 8.00am to 5.00pm
Friday – 8.00am to 3.30pm

Information Technology

Monday to Thursday – 8.00am to 4.00pm
Friday – 8.00am to 3.30pm

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