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Community Partnerships

Our local community is an integral part of our identity as a learning community in the northern suburbs of Melbourne. As a Catholic school, we are aligned with our local parishes and parish primary schools, we see the connection between secondary and primary spanning Prep through to Year 12 and enjoy the opportunity to make meaningful learning centred partnerships. These have included initiatives such as Reading for Life, From Kitchen Garden to Table and sports coaching.

We are proud members of the Moreland Youth Commitment Network and are involved in a range of Moreland Youth Services. We are actively engaged with our local council and look forward to hearing from community groups and those with expertise from which our girls may offer their energy and enthusiasm as well as develop life long skills.

 

The Alliance of Girls' Schools Australasia

The Alliance  of Girls’ Schools Australasia (AGSA) is a leading voice for the advancement of girls’ education. The Alliance advocates for and supports the distinctive work of girls’ schools in their provision of unparalleled opportunities for girls. The Alliance contributes to the development and promotion of education in Australasia and the empowerment of young women to reach their potential and become influential contributors to our complex and changing world.

The Alliance connects educators from our 160 plus member schools across six countries. The AGSA represents over 132,000 girls and over 10,000 educators. AGSA members comprise girls’ schools throughout Australasia. The current membership spans girls’ schools in Australia, New Zealand, Japan, the Philippines, Hong Kong and South Africa, and includes Government, Catholic and Independent schools.

 

"The Alliance of Girls’ Schools Australasia is a not for profit organisation which advocates for and supports the distinctive work of girls’ schools in their provision of unparalleled opportunities for girls."

 

Watch the "Why choose a girl's school" video

Click here to go to the Allicance of Girls' Schools Australasia website

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Wunan Foundation

In 2016, Mercy College entered into partnership with the Wunan Foundation. Wunan seeks to "improve the lives of Aboriginal people in the East Kimberly by driving sustainable change for the future". Their five strategic priorities are; Education, Employment, Accommodation & Housing, Living Change and Foundations. Wunan Foundation is building their KEEP program at Mercy.

Kimberley Education Excellence Program (KEEP)

The Kimberley Education Excellence Program (KEEP) is an innovative approach developed by Wunan to help young Aboriginal people from the East Kimberley broaden their horizons and experience opportunities not available in their region. The program offers students scholarships to high-performing schools in Sydney and Melbourne. It is based on a model that involves a small group of students living together in a home setting with Aboriginal house parents. This unique approach is built on the premise that Aboriginal students do better while they are away at school if they feel connected to home and culture. In addition to school, KEEP strives to provide a well-rounded range of social, leisure and sporting experiences, as well as personal development support and pastoral care. For more information please visit: www.wunan.org.au