Owned and administered by Mercy Education Limited, the mission of the school is inspired by the life and teachings of Jesus Christ, in particular by the spirit of mercy which Jesus lived and taught and upon which the Sisters of Mercy were founded. The core values that underpin Our Lady of Mercy College are justice, compassion, courage and joy. Girls are encouraged to have big dreams about making the world a better place. They are supported and challenged to be responsible, ethical citizens, to believe in their dreams and to achieve their full potential.

Facilities: Performing Arts Centre, lecture theatre, library, science, media and ICT resources, gymnasium and multipurpose all-weather sportsground.

Curriculum: Learning and teaching at OLMC promotes independence, inter-dependence and self motivation. Through the AUS VELS, students are provided with discipline-based educational experiences that are challenging, purposeful and comprehensive. Across all year levels three languages are offered: Japanese, French and Italian. In addition, a special Year 9 program called “Horizon” recognises the diverse learning opportunities in the local area and helps students explore the big issues of justice, community and environment from a truly local perspective. In Years 11 and 12, the college offers three distinct pathways for students: VCE, VET and VCAL. Students have access to a wide range of VET Certificates, including a new VET Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance at the Mercy Hospital for Women in Heidelberg. The college consistently achieves good academic results. In 2014, 11.5 per cent of students received a study score over 40 and 17 per cent of students received over 90 for their ATAR score.

Sport: OLMC is a member school of Girls’ Sport Victoria (GSV).

Co-curricular activities: Sport, music and the performing arts are prominent features of the program. The college is a longstanding and high achieving member of Girls’ Sport Victoria (GSV) and has established a highly renowned Theatre Company with Marcellin College Bulleen.

Student welfare programs: The college is deeply committed to the wellbeing and pastoral care of its students and this is reflected in extensive, highly regarded programs and effective organisational structures.

School Information

Our Lady Of Mercy College Heidelberg
  • Type: Independent
  • Coeducational or single-sex: Single-sex, Girls

  • Faith-based: Catholic
  • Year: Year 7 - Year 12
  • Day/Boarding: Day School
  • Enrolment: 1150 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: 8k - 12k $8110 - $8410
  • Address:52 Cape Street, Heidelberg VIC 3084
  • Email:mohalloran@olmcheidelberg.catholic.edu.au
  • Phone:03 9459 2511
  • Fax:03 9459 0579
  • HSC Subjects offered:Please contact the school
  • Clubs and Extra-curricular programs:House system, Dance and performance, Music, Debating and public speaking, clubs and lunchtime activities.

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