Faith and Governance


College Operations

Advisory Council
Democratic Principles
Strategic Plan

Advisory Council

An Advisory Council has been appointed to act as a Consultative Council for the College and the Principal and to act as an advisory body to Mercy Education Ltd, as, and when, required.

Its primary functions are to:

  • assist in the development of policy
  • provide advice concerning financial administration, capital development and maintenance
  • participate in strategic planning and development
  • supervise fund raising activities

Democratic Principles

St Aloysius College adheres to and promotes the principles and practices of Australian democracy including a commitment to:

  • Elected government
  • The rule of law
  • Equal right for all before the law
  • Freedom of religion
  • Freedom of speech and association
  • The values of openness and tolerance

As such St Aloysius College adheres to the reporting requirements under Commonwealth and State Funding agreement and makes available on request reports to all aspects of school performance to members of the College Community.

Strategic Plan

Our strategic plan outlining our Mission, Vision and Values is available below.

Strategic Plan 2018-2022

A Mercy School

Mercy Education Limited (Mercy Education) is an incorporated ministry of the Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea (ISMAPNG), charged with operating all educational ministries for which the Institute has sole sponsorship. Mercy Education is one of the many works operated by the Institute throughout Australia and Papua New Guinea.

Mercy Education will operate at all times as part of the mission of the Catholic Church in conformity with canon law and in strict conformity with the ethical framework of the Institute as determined by the Institute Leader and Council from time to time.

ISMAPNG is involved with twelve fully sponsored schools – eight in Victoria, three in Western Australia and one in South Australia. The governance role of the Board of Mercy Education is confined to the twelve ISMAPNG sponsored schools and sets policies, approves each school’s strategic plan, appoints Principals, approves senior leadership positions and fulfils due diligence in the area of finance and audit management, capital development, risk management and litigation.

Mercy Education Charter
Mercy in Action
Modern Slavery Statement

Mercy Education Charter

The aim of all Mercy schools is to be true to Catherine McAuley, the foundress of the Sisters of Mercy, who wanted first and foremost for her schools to live and to teach the Good News revealed in Jesus Christ. Our commitment to Catherine’s vision as a lens through which to embrace the Gospel message inspires our schools to strive for excellence in learning and achieve student success.

Read the charter here.

Mercy in Action

The aim of all Mercy schools is to be true to Catherine McAuley, the foundress of the Sisters of Mercy, who wanted first and foremost for her schools to live and to teach the Good News revealed in Jesus Christ. Our commitment to Catherine’s vision as a lens through which to embrace the Gospel message inspires our schools to strive for excellence in learning and achieve student success. The 2021 charter is available here.

Modern Slavery Statement