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Mercedes College offers young women an outstanding Catholic education based on the Mercy values of compassion, justice, excellence, integrity and service. We provide an accessible education for girls from a diversity of cultures and backgrounds, equipping them to be active citizens. Our students are encouraged to develop a positive self-image reflecting self-awareness, courage and resilience, as well as caring for others, the community and the environment. Young Mercedes women have a love for life, belief in themselves and confidence in their abilities.
Inspired by the practical example of Catherine McAuley, our lives are centred in God. We strive to be living proof of social consciousness. We are altruistic, focused on recognising the needs of others and addressing them. We challenge our students to walk in the footsteps of Jesus by giving back to the community and continuing to live Mercy values all their lives.
We seek to be innovators in girls’ education. Our dedicated staff strive for high standards in learning and teaching through their sharing of best practice, ideas and resources. We seek out professional learning that will maintain excellence and a high degree of expertise in our teaching areas. Our learning environments provide access to effective technologies which are integrated across the whole curriculum.
We aim for excellence and the highest educational outcomes within a collaborative, nurturing learning environment. Taking responsible risks is encouraged, success is rewarded and disappointment acknowledged. Our students are self-directed, collaborative critical thinkers who take ownership of their educational journey and persevere to achieve their personal best. The focus is on continuous learning that will provide the spiritual, social, physical and emotional development needed to achieve personal fulfilment.
Education is seen as a shared responsibility between the family and the College. A high level of mutual respect, support and communication between parents and staff plays an essential role in the education of all our students. Involvement of parents in a variety of College activities is actively promoted, enhancing the richness of the learning experience of the students.
We are proud of our students, who we empower to assume roles in their lives in which they can develop their strengths and feel fulfilled. Our vision is for Mercedes students to become women with a strong sense of who they are and of the influence they can have in the world beyond Mercedes.
Mercedes College is proud of its heritage, its tradition and its vision for the future.