Mercedes College – Springfield SA

//Mercedes College – Springfield SA

‘Developing Potential.’

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  • Principal: Mr Peter Daw
  • Enquiries: Mrs Rita Micale
  • Gender: Co-educational
  • Yr Range: Reception – Yr 12
  • Enrolment: 1,200 students
  • Yr 8 Enrolment: 140 students; 5 classes
  • Languages: French, Indonesian & Spanish
  • Fees for 2017: R $8,325 Yr 8 $11,000 Yr 12 $13,470
  • SACE Subjects Stage 1: 30
  • SACE Subjects Stage 2: 30
  • VET: Yes
  • CRICOS No: 00365D

“Mercedes College is committed to educating the whole person. We nurture and inspire each student to discover their potential and embrace the opportunities life presents.”
Principal Mr Peter Daw

Mercedes aspires to realise the potential of all our young people to educate them to be the best person they can be – intellectually, spiritually and socially.

We are one of only a few schools worldwide to offer an international curriculum for all students from Reception to Year 12 and the first to offer all three International Baccalaureate (IB) programmes in the Asia-Pacific region.

The concept of internationalism builds on the fundamental Christian philosophy embodied in the aims of the College – to encourage respect, to give recognition and understanding to the rights of all people and the capacity to move beyond self-interest and to serve those who stand in need. Students at Mercedes College develop strong academic, social and emotional characteristics and are encouraged to think independently and drive their own learning; take part in programmes of education that can lead them to some of the highest ranking universities around the world; become more culturally aware, through the development of a second language and be able to engage with people in an increasingly globalized, rapidly changing world.

Mercedes College was the first Australian school to become an Associate Member of the Council of International Schools (CIS), one of three Catholic schools nationally, the only Catholic School in South Australia and one of 425 schools worldwide who have been awarded accredited status. CIS Accreditation drives continuous improvement and synchronises the IB Programme evaluation process of whole-school evaluation and accreditation.

Coming Soon

Energy management has been a key focus for the College since 2005 when an energy management system was put in place. This successfully reduced the College’s energy consumption (Mercedes uses 40% less energy than a comparable size school).

In 2014 an Energy Master Plan commissioned a project to install demand and supply energy technology that did not compromise functionality of College assets. The plan looked in detail at energy use profiles, hours of operation, energy use by asset and location along with usage trends and proposed solutions. This resulted in a Power Partnership Agreement with Tindo Power to provide 100kw of solar power for the power generated from the system over the next 10 years. This Power Partnership Agreement is one of, if not the first within a school in Australia.

On the demand side the College rolled out the replacement of all luminaires with long-life LED globes significantly reducing energy consumption and maintenance costs.

These important initiatives add to our major water retention project developed in 2009 and our ongoing waste recycling programme. It has been possible for the College to be environmentally sustainable, socially responsible and financially prudent while offering our students educational opportunities in relation to learning about and using as part of their studies, the renewable energy sources projects within the College.

Coming soon.
  • Performing Arts/Drama Centres x 2
  • Arts Centre/Visual Arts Centre
  • Design & Technology Centre
  • Senior School Common Room
  • Religious Education Centre
  • Library Resource Centre
  • Counselling Rooms x 2
  • Multi-purpose Areas x 3
  • Track & Field Complex
  • Science Labs x 6
  • Wireless Site
  • Basketball Court
  • Cricket Nets x 2
  • Gymnasiums x 2
  • Netball Courts x 6
  • Careers Centre
  • Tennis Courts x 6
  • Lecture Theatre
  • Soccer Pitches x 2
  • Chapels x 2
  • Canteen
  • Music Centre
  • Halls x 2
  • Ovals x 3
  • Student Mentoring
  • Programme
  • Community & Service
  • Being Boys
  • Break Free
  • Tournament of Minds
  • Chess
  • Debating
  • Mock Trial
  • Sport (AFL football, badminton, basketball, beach volleyball, cricket, cross country, hockey, netball, soccer, softball, swimming, training & development squad, table tennis, tennis, touch football, track & field, water polo, volleyball
  • Music (choir, ensembles and bands)
  • AFL football (boys & girls)
  • badminton
  • basketball
  • beach volleyball
  • cricket
  • cross country
  • hockey
  • mountain bike
  • netball
  • soccer
  • softball
  • swimming
  • table tennis
  • tennis
  • touch football
  • track & field
  • volleyball
  • water polo
Coming soon.
Join us on an Orientation Walk and discover how our environment can help realise your child’s potential. To register your interest please phone or visit our website.

Competition Code: 5011