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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 is the Employer of the Principal and staff of the Mercy colleges. The existence of Mercy Education gives strength, support and solidarity to each of the member Mercy schools and its community.


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

Aligning our Houses with Mercy organisations


At St. Aloysius College, each of our four Houses – VerdonScullyMcAuley and Fallon – is aligned with a specific Mercy supported organisation so that our students have an opportunity to learn about and support the many and varied works of Mercy.


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.



Our Vision is to build a highly creative, student centred learning community where individual needs are met and where the inspiration to personal excellence is integral to everything we do.

We aspire to be a compassionate and just community, nourished by the teachings of Jesus Christ, sustained by the Catholic Church and inspired by the vision of Catherine McAuley and the Sisters of Mercy.


Our Mission is to ensure that all students become:

  • dedicated, self-directed, critical and enthusiastic life-long learners;
  • empowered and strong of character, thriving on personal responsibility;
  • personally fulfilled, knowing their own worth;
  • capable of experiencing achievement and joy in all that they do;
  • confident, creative and collaborative problem solvers who respond positively to a world of rapid change;
  • effective and empathetic communicators who are globally aware and socially and culturally active and inclusive;
  • humane and caring, always looking to reach out to those in need.

Inspired by the charism of Catherine McAuley and the Sisters of Mercy, our Values are expressed by:

  • Living faithfully, placing God at the heart of all that we do;
  • Living with integrity, so that it lies at the heart of all we say and do;
  • Being honest, so that we are truthful to ourselves and to others;
  • Showing respect, so that we value ourselves and others, appreciating our similarities and celebrating our uniqueness;
  • Being courageous, to do what’s right no matter how challenging;
  • Taking responsibility, to be sensible, reliable and accountable;
  • Honouring the contributions of our past, so that it becomes a catalyst for embracing a bright and hope-fi lled future;
  • Creating a nurturing and welcoming environment that celebrates diversity and personal achievement;
  • Being of service to others, through our unity and solidarity with those who are marginalised or disadvantaged.


Child Safe

Student Wellbeing and Pastoral Care at St. Aloysius College is central to all that we do. As a community we strive for our students to be personally fulfilled, to know their own worth and to enjoy participating actively in the life of the College.  As a Mercy School we are inspired by our Mercy Education values of: Justice, Compassion, Hospitality, Courage, Respect and Service. The physical, emotional and social safety of our girls is of the utmost importance and the College has a number of policies and practices in place to support and care for our girls. St Aloysius College has a zero tolerance of child abuse.


Links to documents:


College Operations

Annual Report

The 2020 school year provided rich and diverse opportunities and experiences for the students of St Aloysius College.

Our goals and vision are student centred; together with the Leadership Team the Staff work to provide innovative and engaging programs and facilities for all students.

Download the 2020 Annual Report to find out more

Download the 2019 Annual Report to find out more

Download the 2018 Annual Report to find out more

Download the 2017 Annual Report find out more

Download the 2016 Annual Report to find out more

Download the 2015 Annual Report to find out more

Download the 2014 Annual Report to find out more

Download the 2013 Annual Report to find out more

Download the 2012 Annual Report to find out more 

Strategic Plan

Our strategic plan outlining our Mission, Vision and Values is set-out below.

Strategic Plan 2018 -2022


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


Employment Opportunities at St Aloysius College
Application Process

Applications should include:

  • A cover letter addressed to the Principal that demonstrates your suitability to undertake the requirements of the position.
  • A curriculum vitae detailing your relevant qualifications and experience.
  • Contact details of three referees.
  • Applicants are requested to email their application to the Principal at by the specified closing date.

The selection committee will review all applications following the closing date and if you are successfully shortlisted, you will be contacted by phone to arrange a suitable time to attend an interview.


Please be aware that both processes may take up to 2 weeks following the closing date for applications.


St Aloysius College is an equal employment opportunity employer and applies strict privacy and confidentiality guidelines to the handling of your personal information in compliance with current legislation.

Employee Requirements

Employment at St Aloysius College is subject to the following requirements:

Applicants for teaching positions must hold current registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching. Other staff (non-academic staff, including sessional music staff, sports coaches and other casuals) must hold, or be prepared to undergo, a Working with Children Check and/or a National Police Record Check. 

Child Protection requirements:

St Aloysius College is a Child Safe School. We commit to ensuring the safety and well-being of the children and young people in our care.

All Policies under the Child Safe section of our website should be read and understood before applying for Employment at St Aloysius College.

Recruitment and Selection Policy

Employment Collection Notice

The ISMAPNG sponsored schools

These schools are:

St Aloysius College, North Melbourne, VIC. Catherine McAuley College, Bendigo, VIC. Mercedes College, Perth, WA. Mount Lilydale Mercy College, Lilydale VIC. Our Lady of Mercy College, Heidelberg, VIC. Sacred Heart College, Geelong, VIC. Santa Maria College, Attadale, WA. Sacred Heart College, Kyneton, VIC. St Aloysius College, Adelaide, SA. St Brigid’s College, Lesmurdie, WA. St Joseph’s College, Mildura, VIC. The Academy of Mary Immaculate, Fitzroy VIC.
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