Located in the heart of Chatswood, Mercy Catholic College has educated
students since 1890. The school offers a Catholic education for girls in an
environment that exemplifies the school motto, ‘Strive for better things’. The
life of the College is based on Gospel values where the worth of each
individual is recognised irrespective of ethnic background, academic ability or
social opportunity.

Facilities: Two tennis/netball courts, close to local ovals, fully
equipped and computerised library, computer rooms, access to wireless
technology, music/drama area with practice rooms, design and technology and
food technology areas.

Electives Years 7 to 10: Commerce, Geography, History, Visual Arts,
Textiles and Design, Food Technology, Computing Studies, Music, Drama,
PD/Health/PE, French and Italian.

Electives Years 11 and 12: Mathematics to 4-Unit level, Chemistry,
Biology, Physics, General Science, Ancient History, Modern History, Geography,
Economics, Society & Culture, Visual Arts, Music, Information Technology,
Legal Studies, Business Studies, French, Italian, General Studies, Food
Technology, Drama. Vocational Education (VET) courses are available.

Sport: Netball, touch football, tennis, cricket, swimming, hockey,

Extracurricular activities: Debating, Mock Trial, public speaking,
Tournament of Minds, instrumental tuition, concert band, choir, dance group,
yoga, annual musical production, Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme. The
curriculum is supported by the opportunity for students to be involved in
competitions such as the Australian Mathematics, English, Chemistry and Science

Welfare and personal development: The College recognises the
individual and focuses on the particular learning style of girls, preparing
them to be women of influence and leadership in the future. Specialist help is
available from ESL and remedial teachers. Pastoral care, a peer support
program, work experience and a full-time school counsellor are also features.
Students are encouraged to develop their leadership skills from Year 7 onwards,
as they represent their Year groups in various committees such as sport, social
justice, media and the Student Representative Council. The College believes
that contemporary education needs to provide students with a view to the world
and therefore runs a social justice program so that students can fulfil their
role as global citizens.

Special features: The College has a strong sense of community and
works closely with parents, encouraging them to be involved in various
organisations and committees such as the College Board, the Parent Association and the Activities
Club. A gifted and talented program for more able students commences in Year 7. The
College continues to assist students to achieve impressive School Certificate
and Higher School Certificate results. The College also has a number of specialist
teachers to devise individual learning programs for students with special

School Information

Mercy Catholic College
  • Type: Catholic
  • Coeducational or single-sex: Single-sex, Girls

  • Faith-based: Catholic
  • Year: Year 7 - Year 12
  • Day/Boarding: Day School
  • Enrolment: 485 students
  • Interview Required Upon Enrolment: No
  • International Baccalaureate Programs offered: N/A  
  • ESL Support: N/A
  • Scholarships Available: No
  • Gifted and Talented Program: N/A
  • Preschool or Early Learning Centre: N/A
  • After School Care/ OOSH Options: None
  • Fees: 4k - 8k
  • Address:99–101 Archer Street, Chatswood 2067
  • Phone:02 9419 2933
  • Fax:02 9415 2831
  • HSC Subjects offered:English, Studies of Religion, Ancient History, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Community and Family Studies, Design and Technology, Drama, Economics, Earth and Environmental Science, English (all levels), Food Technology, French, Geography History Extension, Industrial Technology – Multimedia, Italian, Individual Languages through the NSW School of Languages, Legal Studies, Mathematics (all levels), Modern History, Music (1 and 2), Personal Development, Health and Physical Education, Physics, Society and Culture, Special interest courses through online delivery, Studies of Religion (1 and 2 units), Textiles and Design, TVET courses through TAFE, Visual Arts
  • Clubs and Extra-curricular programs:Sports, creative arts, maths club, Homework club and study club, Mercy book club, Walking club, boot camp, Mercy Action group, Debating and public speaking, Duke of Edinburgh's award scheme

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