Teaching Learning

Overview

Mercy College has a long history of academic excellence and we believe that education is about growth.

Student Development

At Mercy we recognise the needs of our students are diverse and therefore constantly aim to develop courses and apply teaching strategies that accommodate different learning styles, rates of learning and learning abilities, so that each individual experiences growth.

By providing a nurturing and supportive environment we encourage students to develop their potential and become self-motivated, life-long learners.

Subject Selection

A wide range of subjects are offered and throughout their time at Mercy College students are given informed advice around subject choices which balances personal interest with the correct progression through to university, TAFE and other tertiary study.

Report Processes

The College places great importance on the reporting of student performance to parents. This is accomplished through two formal written reporting periods in the academic year and two Parent / Student / Teacher Interviews held throughout the year.

New Technologies

Each year, Mercy Catholic College undertakes a process of planning goals and priorities for Information Communication and Learning Technologies (ICLT). This plan draws on the experiences and successes of the previous years and identifies areas which require strengthening and improvement as well as areas of innovation. This plan also takes in account the national and state educational agendas, the technology agenda for the Catholic Schools Office (Diocese of Broken Bay) and school-based concerns and initiatives supporting teaching and learning at the College.

Staff and students have on-site and remote access to learning resources (via 20/20 broadband) as well as notebook, desktop, interactive whiteboard, networked video/dvd and wireless technologies within the college. There is ongoing review of digital educational resources and targeted training for staff.

Learning Resources

The College community is supported by an expert ICLT Team (Learning Techology Co-ordinator, IT Manager and IT Technician) and the Catholic Schools Office Broken Bay ICLT Helpdesk.