A range of activities form an important part of the co-curricular life of the College. Students develop skills and interests in many varied fields and the activities contribute to the broad educational experience offered by Mercedes College.


An essential part of a student’s life at the College. From Year 7 to Year 12, a student will offer herself in the service of others as part of the Mercy charism established by Catherine McAuley.


Activities and clubs including Amnesty, Book Clubs, Da Vinci Decathlon, Debating, IT Angels, Mock Law, Opti-Minds and Philosophy offer opportunities for extension and support, and challenge students to be life-long learners who collaborate with others in the pursuit of a common goal.


There are many exciting opportunities for students interested in pursuing their passion in the area of The Arts and Culture. Drama, Media, Music, Speech, Visual Arts and Languages are essential components in our College community. Cultural pursuits include the House Arts Festival (Drama/Dance, Choir).


To build on the College’s community spirit, students participate in interschool, intra-school and interstate sporting pursuits challenging them to strive for their personal best. There is a wide range of sports and fitness activities which promote the health and wellbeing of our students. Some of these activities include ACC AFLW, ACC ‘A’ Division Athletics, Rowing, Badminton, Basketball, Cross Country, Hockey, Netball, Soccer, ACC ‘A’ Division Swimming, Triathlon, Volleyball, Year 7 & 8 Lightning Carnivals, and Year 7 Super Series.