Sister Janet Lowe
Most of Janet Lowe’s education was with the Sisters of Mercy. She attended St Thomas’ school, Goodwood, St Cecilia’s, now part of the SAC Performing Arts building and then at St Aloysius College for Years 8-12.
In 1960, Janet joined the Sisters of Mercy and lived at the Angas Street Novitiate for three years. At that time the third storey of the Dunlevie building was used as sleeping quarters for the novices and postulants, which meant that students could not venture upstairs.
In 1963 and 1964, she lived at Erindale Convent and began tertiary studies for her teacher qualification.
In 1964, Sr Janet moved to Mercedes College, Springfield, where she taught mainly Year 8 and 9 Maths and Science. At that time Mercedes College had ninety boarders, so as well teaching, her other duties included supervising meals, bedtime and weekend yard duties.
In 1974, Sr Janet was moved to Tenison College at Mt Gambier where she was also in charge of boarders, though they were fewer in number and only boarded during the week.