Mercedes College, Perth WA

Gender

Girls

Years

7-12

Enrolments

860

Established: 1846

Principal: Kerrie Fraser

Address: Victoria Square, Perth 6000

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Key Information

Staff

82 Teaching

40 Non Teaching

Fees

$10,322 (Year 7)

$10,322 (Year 12)

$1,170 Building Levy + $520 Information Technology Levy + $80 P&F Levy (Secondary)

WACE Subjects

27

Languages

Italian & French

Features

VET Available

VCAL Available

About our school

Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1846, Mercedes College offers young women from Year 7 to 12 an outstanding Catholic education based on the Mercy values of compassion, justice, excellence, integrity and service.

Located in the heart of Perth’s beautiful heritage precinct, the College is the oldest all girls’ school in Australia on the original site of foundation. Its mix of heritage and modern facilities offers students a unique learning environment in a dynamic city setting.

Learning in the city provides stimulating and exciting opportunities for students to engage in ‘real life’ learning as they explore their subject of choice. Innovative experiences with business and industry abound across a range of subjects some of which include History, IT, Languages, Media, Physical Education, Politics & Law, The Arts plus many more.

A student could be conversing in Italian down the road in the Café to order food or walking into the District Court to view a live court session. These examples are just some of the valuable learning experiences which enhance our students’ learning.

We are proud of our students, who we empower to assume roles in their lives in which they can develop their strengths and feel fulfilled. Our vision is for Mercedes students to become women with a strong sense of who they are and of the influence they can have in the world beyond Mercedes.

Principal's Message

Wellbeing encompasses a student’s physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual wellbeing. A sense of wellbeing is essential to a student’s learning and development and critical to academic success.

There is a strong link between student learning and wellbeing and the College aims to authentically integrate wellbeing and each student’s academic program. We strive for a school-wide approach to each student’s education where value is placed upon the growth and development of the spiritual, emotional, social, physical, and academic domains. Experiencing positive relationships, gaining autonomy, and creating a sense of purpose are all important components of wellbeing.

At Mercedes College, we strive to instil in students a sense of self-belief in times of success and, more importantly, in times of failure. Mercedes students are encouraged to embrace a journey of growth in all aspects of their development.

In 2022 we have developed specialised Pastoral Care and Student Wellbeing Programs to all Year groups with the aims to encourage:

  • care and concern for the wellbeing of others: their rights, belongings, feelings, and opinions
  • personal responsibility and self-discipline for learning and conduct
  • an inclusive environment that demonstrates respect for diversity and richness of backgrounds, cultures, and abilities
  • a willingness to contribute positively to the College community and beyond through actively contributing to service that is guided by our Mercy values
  • increasing independence as the students move through the Secondary School

The wellbeing program for each year group is specifically designed to meet the needs of students within that cohort. All programs are evidence-based, and research informed. Programs are revised at the end of each year to address the changing needs of students.

Kerrie Fraser

Principal

Quick Facts

  • Mercedes College has placed in the Top 15 for the overall School Rankings for 2 years in a row (2021, 2020)
  • City location offers students an immersive learning experience
  • Specialised Pastoral Care programs are offered from Years 7 to 12
  • Mercedes College is the first purpose-built school in Australia still on its original site
  • Mercedes College was founded by the sisters of Mercy and continues to uphold the Mercy values of compassion, justice, excellence, integrity and service
  • Brother school is Trinity College, located in East Perth
  • More than 50 different clubs, organizations, and student groups on campus
  • 99.25% was the top ATAR in 2021
  • Highest achieving subjects in 2021 include: Economics, Media Production Analysis, Politics & Law, Religion & Life
  • 95.8% WACE Achievement in 2021

Facilities

  • 25m heated lap pool
  • Fully equipped gym
  • Science Laboratories
  • Multi-purpose indoor sports Hall
  • Oval
  • Classrooms
  • Interactive Learning Centres
  • Performing Arts Centre
  • Catherine’s Café

NAPLAN Results

Year Reading Writing Spelling Grammar Numeracy
Year 7 575 577 579 575 580
Year 9 615 601 611 621 621

This table above shows the average student results at this school for the year 2019.
Naplan data is sourced from: https://www.myschool.edu.au

Campus Locations

Main Campus

Victoria Square, Perth, 6000

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