Mercedes provides a strong values centred Catholic education based on the tradition of the Sisters of Mercy.

Mercy Keys

Mercedes College provides a strong values-centred Catholic education based on the tradition of the Sisters of Mercy. The Keys of Compassion, Loyalty, Justice, Integrity, Responsibility and Mutual Respect are core values that are an integral part of the way of life for all members of the Mercedes community.

Each year the College highlights one Key and encourages students to reflect on ways that they can fulfil that core value through their everyday experiences. In 2020, the college is focussing on the Mercy Key of Responsibility:

Being Shining Lamps in the Year of Responsibility
"Shining light to all around us" (Catherine McAuley)
"Blaze up new horizons capable of spreading joy" (Pope Francis)
(UN - International Year of Plant Health)


  • We affirm the Mercy spirit
  • We support and promote the school and all its activities
  • We support each other
  • We seek ways of being of service to the school community


  • We admit our mistakes
  • We have the courage to do what is right
  • We are honest and trustworthy in our dealings with others
  • We act in a way that is true to our Christian values


  • We are aware of and respond to the needs of others
  • We show by an open response to those in need, a true reflection of Christian values
  • We care for all members of our Mercedes community


  • We make fair decisions
  • We respect the rights of others
  • We communicate positively and fairly

Mutual Respect

  • We acknowledge the presence of others with a positive greeting
  • We take time to listen
  • We recognise the importance and dignity of others
  • We respect our own property and that of others
  • We treat others as we would have them treat us


  • We accept responsibility for our actions
  • We complete all tasks to the best of our ability
  • We are willing to take on positions of trust and leadership
  • We participate generously in school life
  • We demonstrate a responsible approach to our environment