Religious Dimension

Social Justice

Social Justice activities at Mercy Catholic College take a number of forms.

A balance of awareness raising, fundraising and direct involvement ensures that students are provided with a good model of outreach rather than remaining detached from the issues which face our community.

The Mercy Action Prefect and Representatives, in conjunction with the Religious Education Co-ordinator, the Youth Minister and the Mercy Action Support Teachers lead this important area of school life.

Mercy College has a strong emphasis on social justice providing students with the opportunity to put words into action. We encourage students to not only articulate our Catholic values, but to become involved in working with those who have not had the same opportunities in life as they have. Each year an overseas immersion programme is organised where senior students work in orphanages in Vietnam.

The following opportunities are offered:

  • Visitation to nursing homes
  • Music performances for community organisations, such as Legacy and the Mater Hospital.
  • Fundraising for recognised organisations, such as Caritas, Catholic Mission, St Vincent de Paul, Mercy Works and the Mercy Foundation.
  • Mercy Week activities which involve awareness raising and fundraising for a chosen cause.
  • Mercy Action Group is a student Social Justice group which is open to students from all years interested in direct involvement in Social Justice issues
  • College Assemblies and liturgies often embrace a social justice theme such as homelessness, the environment, refugees and asylum seekers, reconciliation between Indigenous and non-indigenous Australians and children's rights
  • Mercy Day outreach activities