Religious Dimension

Overview

Mercy College was established in 1890 and the Sisters of Mercy conducted the College until 1989. Since then it has been part of the Diocese of Broken Bay system of Catholic schools.

In the spirit of Catherine McAuley, the founder of The Sisters of Mercy, the school aims to educate women for the twenty-first century to take their rightful and recognised roles as individuals within communities through the domains of faith, learning, leadership, relationships, environment and identity.

The formation of students in Catholic discipleship is pursued within the Mercy ethos, which stresses the importance of hospitality, shared ministry and a concern for the poor and marginalised.

At Mercy Catholic College we strive to create a dynamic faith community and a climate in which each student will internalise Christian values and become vitally involved in the promotion and practise of justice.

Parents are recognised as the prime religious educators of their children, and teachers, through their vocation, as giving assistance to parents in this role.

Engagement with the religious curriculum, social justice initiatives and the liturgical life of the College provides students and staff with opportunities to develop their relationship with God and others.

The College aims to foster a spirit of inquiry and a reflective disposition to learning, so as to provide students with a strong foundation for making realistic, life giving choices in their journey as Catholics.