Curriculum: Learning programs are tailored to meet the needs of girls at each stage of their development. The school offers an extensive range of subject, skill and knowledge development foci in the Year 7 and 8 foundational years. At Years 9 and 10 students make critical choices about their learning pathways through independent program units. The Senior School offers VCE, VCAL and VET options which ensure that Mercy graduates have a world of opportunities available to them.
Sport: Numerous sporting opportunities exist at the college. The House system is used to promote whole-school activities, including cross country, athletics and swimming.
Extra-curricular activities: Complementing the formal curriculum is a rich tapestry of co-curricular offerings organised within and across age and house groupings. From traditional sporting pursuits such as netball, tennis, soccer, badminton and basketball to leadership, public speaking and debating, cultural immersion, book, writing and games clubs and performing arts festivals, Mercy students have much to choose from and to engage with as they grow and discover their individual talents, gifts and interests.
Student wellbeing programs: Student wellbeing programs at each year level interconnect the different dimensions of the lives of girls. Academic and wellbeing operate in symmetry with careful, individualised attention in a small school environment. Students belong to a pastoral care group that engages them in personal development programs, camps, retreats, careers counselling and work experience. There is a strong support structure for students with Year Level Co-ordinators, the Director of Student Wellbeing, the Director of Student Engagement and a full-time psychologist.