It has now been thirteen years since the Mercy College Boards of the adjacent primary and secondary schools made the significant decision to amalgamate into one composite school. Since this time, Mercy College has developed into a large educational institution with capital facilities that enable us to offer a vibrant K - 12 curriculum. Today we exist proudly as a Catholic school that reflects the charism of the Sisters of Mercy, upon whose vision the school began in Koondoola in 1972. At Mercy College, we celebrate and give witness to the Gospel values of justice, freedom, hospitality and service. This provides a foundation upon which a faith community of compassion, understanding and tolerance is established and nurtured.
A new strategic plan is currently being developed for 2015 - 2019 and is built on the past work of the Sisters of Mercy, the School Board, the Parent Council, the staff, the students and their families over the past 40 years. Our new strategic plan reflects the building blocks of the three previous five-year plans (2000 - 2004; 2005 - 2009; 2009 - 2014). Based on the initiatives and programes that we have been doing well, those current actions that need modifying, and some measures that we might introduce in order to improve our service over the next five-year period, we will be able to identify some key focus areas.
In keeping with the decision by the Catholic Education Commission of Western Australia for all Catholic schools/colleges to each adopt the Quality Catholic Schooling framework from 2011, there are five sections to the new strategic plan.
- Catholic Identity
- Student Learning
- Student Support
The Strategic Plan can be downloaded here