Our local community is an integral part of our identity as a learning community in the northern suburbs of Melbourne. As a Catholic school, we are aligned with our local parishes and parish primary schools, we see the connection between secondary and primary spanning Prep through to Year 12 and enjoy the opportunity to make meaningful learning centred partnerships. These have included initiatives such as Reading for Life, From Kitchen Garden to Table and sports coaching.
We are proud members of the Moreland Youth Commitment Network and are involved in a range of Moreland Youth Services. We are actively engaged with our local council and look forward to hearing from community groups and those with expertise from which our girls may offer their energy and enthusiasm as well as develop life long skills.
The Alliance of Girls' Schools Australasia
The Alliance of Girls’ Schools Australasia (AGSA) is a leading voice for the advancement of girls’ education. The Alliance advocates for and supports the distinctive work of girls’ schools in their provision of unparalleled opportunities for girls. The Alliance contributes to the development and promotion of education in Australasia and the empowerment of young women to reach their potential and become influential contributors to our complex and changing world.
The Alliance connects educators from our 160 plus member schools across six countries. The AGSA represents over 132,000 girls and over 10,000 educators. AGSA members comprise girls’ schools throughout Australasia. The current membership spans girls’ schools in Australia, New Zealand, Japan, the Philippines, Hong Kong and South Africa, and includes Government, Catholic and Independent schools.
"The Alliance of Girls’ Schools Australasia is a not for profit organisation which advocates for and supports the distinctive work of girls’ schools in their provision of unparalleled opportunities for girls."
Mercy College has a partner school relationship with SMP Progresif Bumi Shalawat, a progressive Islamic junior (years 7-9) high school located in the town of Sidoarjo, East Java, Indonesia.
This partnership has been established through the BRIDGE (Building Relationships through Intercultural Dialogue and Growing Engagement) Program. The BRIDGE Program is facilitated by the Asia Education Foundation, a national not-for-profit initiative of Asialink at The University of Melbourne.
This ongoing partnership enables our Mercy students to develop:
- New knowledge of Asia and Australia
- A deeper intercultural understanding
- Strengthen their Indonesian language skills
- Real-life ICT skills
First Nations Scholarship Program
Mercy College has entered into an Agreement between Aborigines Advancement League (AAL) and The Lady Gladys Nicholls Hostel (Hostel) where we have entered into a partnership to house and educate two Indigenous students each year.