When Catherine McAuley opened the red doors of Baggot Street she was in many ways a young entrepreneur. She invested in people and the society in which she lived. Her legacy of linking young women with education was to create a lineage which flourishes around the world. This legacy arrived in Aotearoa in 1850.
The network of mercy schools holds the spirit and drive of Catherine in the accomplishments of its students. St Mary’s College Wellington added another accolade to its growing list. St Mary’s College Wellington students Lily Woodbury, Hannah McGinty and Sophie Kane represented Wellington Young Enterprise teams at the recent National Enterprise in Action weekend. 164 Students from across Aotearoa participated in the event. They each received a $1000 Scholarship from Massey Business School and in addition Hannah’s team won the Innovator Challenge Competition which gave her a $3000 Scholarship towards a Business Studies Course at Massey University.