Our Lady of Mercy College, Heidelberg VIC

Gender

Girls

Years

7-12

Enrolments

1200

Established: 1910

Principal: Judith Weir

Address: 52 Cape Street, Heidelberg 3084

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Key Information

Staff

101 Teaching

49 Non Teaching

Fees

$9,972 (Year 7)

$9,972 (Year 12)

VCE Subjects

27

Languages

Italian, French & Japanese

Features

VET Available

About our school

At OLMC, we are particularly proud of our school climate and culture. Inspired by our Catholic faith and Mercy heritage, we are frequently blessed with and encourage many experiences of living generously and gratefully. Our College values of justice, compassion, courage and joy are alive and well. We provide a safe and supportive environment for students to grow and thrive academically and socially. Our learning environments feature technology-rich spaces and purpose-built facilities for sport, the performing arts, science and design, art and technology. Our Centenary Building provides a wonderful introduction to OLMC for Year 7 girls. Parents trust the College to nurture their daughter’s wellbeing, enhance their learning and guide their aspirations for life beyond school. This trust produces very powerful interpersonal relationships that have a profound impact on students’ learning. Our staff are energetic, collegial, highly motivated educators who are passionate about learning, love teaching girls and are committed to their own professional growth.

Principal's Message

Thank you for your interest in Our Lady of Mercy College Heidelberg.

In our modern world we strive to help our students know and understand their voice, recognise their talents and strive to achieve even where they see challenge. In the spirit of the foundress of the Sisters of Mercy, Catherine McAuley, we are ‘Empowered Together’ to strive to be the best we can be, pursuing academic excellence while cognisant that to be excellent requires so much more than simply acquiring knowledge.  To be successful requires skills in collaboration, critical and creative thinking and communication. These skills are developed through the work we do with each other.

We strive to provide opportunities for our students to feel empowered and to empower each other to engage with all of the learning experiences available; on the sporting field, in music, public speaking, drama, social justice or as part of one of many clubs available at the College. Our aspiration for each student is that they feel empowered by the relationships they build with a diverse range of people to pursue excellence in all they do and to continue to lift others.

Being a single-sex school, our students participate, influence, lead and learn in an environment where there is not only equal opportunity but every opportunity to pursue their passions and reach their potential.

Our staff members contribute to a learning culture that aspires to excellence and continuous improvement. We are energetic, collegial, highly motivated educators who are passionate about learning, love teaching and are committed to our own professional growth. We have specialist knowledge in girls’ education and draw on this expertise to provide safe, nurturing and stimulating learning environments.

Our modern and newly updated learning environments feature technology-rich spaces and purpose-built facilities for sport, the performing arts and science. Our Centenary Building provides Year 7 and 8 students with contemporary and engaging learning spaces. The Nalleijerring Centre is a wonderful facility for physical education, sport and lunchtime activities. The new Design, Art and Technology Centre offers special-purpose classrooms for Art, Media and Food Studies. OLMC Heidelberg is a modern campus that continues to provide contemporary learning whilst respecting our heritage.

 Importantly, community life at OLMC Heidelberg is enriched by our Catholic faith and Mercy heritage. We draw on these traditions to help students find ‘pockets of spirit’ in themselves and their world. ‘Empowered Together’, our social action, community engagement and outreach programs provide students with many and varied ways of developing their social consciousness and sharing their gifts and talents with others. Our College values of justice, compassion, courage and joy are alive and well.

Please join us for a tour where you can see the richness of life that OLMC Heidelberg has to offer young people.

Judith Weir

Principal

Quick Facts

  • OLMC was founded by the Sisters of Mercy.
  • It was founded in 1910.
  • In the early years enrolments included primary students and boys.
  • Our values are Compassion, Justice, Courage and Joy.
  • Principal, Judith Weir, was awarded a Menzies School Leader Fellowship for 2021–2023.
  • Students come from over 80 suburbs.
  • OLMC is part of Girls’ Sport Victoria.
  • OLMC and Marcellin College run M2 junior and senior productions each year.
  • Year 9 students participate in the Horizon Program.
  • The four Houses are Mercy, McAuley, Loreto and Carmel.

More from the school

Upcoming Dates

Wed Jul

Our Lady of Mercy College, Heidelberg VIC – College Tour 20 July

July 20, 2022 - 9:00 am

Mon Aug

Our Lady of Mercy College, Heidelberg VIC – College Tour 1 August

August 1, 2022 - 9:00 am

Fri Aug

Our Lady of Mercy College, Heidelberg VIC – College Tour 12 August

August 12, 2022 - 9:00 am

Wed Oct

Our Lady of Mercy College, Heidelberg VIC – College Tour 12 October

October 12, 2022 - 9:00 am

Wed Nov

Our Lady of Mercy College, Heidelberg VIC – College Tour 16 November

November 16, 2022 - 4:30 pm

Facilities

  • Dedicated Year 7 – 8 Building
  • Dedicated Year 9 Building
  • Performing Arts/Drama Centre
  • Food Technology Centre
  • Library Resource Centre
  • Yr 12 Common Room
  • Multi-purpose Courts x 3
  • Track & Field Complex
  • Sport Science Laboratory
  • Gymnasium
  • Yr 12 Study Room
  • Science Labs x 6
  • Lecture Theatre
  • Counselling Room
  • Careers Centre
  • IT Lab
  • Music Centre
  • Media Suite
  • Canteen
  • Chapel
  • Oval
  • Hall

NAPLAN Results

Year Reading Writing Spelling Grammar Numeracy
Year 7 569 556 570 574 566
Year 9 609 580 601 599 601

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

Destinations

University enrolled: 84%
TAFE/VET enrolled 8%
Employment 4%

Campus Locations

Main Campus

52 Cape Street, Heidelberg, 3084

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