Mercedes College Adelaide – Inspiring Lifelong Learning
Mercedes College understands the importance of nurturing and inspiring students to become lifelong learners in preparation to meet the new demands of the 21st century.
Students from Reception to Year 10 are provided with a unique education to acquire these learning skills through the International Baccalaureate (IB), Primary Years Programme and Middle Years Programme.
The co-educational Catholic school incorporates this globally renowned framework with the Australian curriculum to provide students with a world class education and subjects most relevant to young Australians. Students in Years 11 and 12 choose to continue with the IB Diploma or apply what they have learnt to complete the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE).
In such a rapidly evolving world, there is no way to be sure what today’s young people will face in their future academic, employment and spiritual journeys, but we can provide them with the skills to meet the challenges and adapt to whatever lies ahead,” said Principal Peter Daw.
Set in a single location at the base of the Adelaide Foothills,and as one of few South Australian schools to offer the IB from Reception to Year 12, Mercedes presents a wealth of opportunities to nurture and challenge students and enables continuity of learning at the same campus across their entire schooling.
A Mercedes College education is fundamentally based upon studentshaving an opportunity to undergo rigorous study in a supportive and caring environment. The College is proud of its culture of academic excellence, which saw 95 per cent of the Class of 2016 receive first round tertiary offers, but is also committed to supporting students beyond the classroom. A range of pastoral care programmes are designed to help develop the whole person. The College works to build strong relationships, positive emotions, personal resilience and healthy lifestyles.
Mercedes College is a learning community in the Mercy tradition, committed to being people who are responsible, compassionate and loyal, show integrity and mutual respect, and have a strong sense of justice. It is the only Catholic school in South Australia Accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS), an international body that commended the
Mercedes community earlier this year for actively living these values and not merely stating them.
This year has been dedicated to a focus on International Mindedness. With the ever changing dynamics of the world, it’s important to give students a broader vision that extends beyond the shores of Australia to assist them establish an informed perspective of their global citizenship and, ultimately, guide them to a successful future.
It’s one thing to declare good intentions and another to live them each day, said Peter Daw.
We invite you to visit our school on an Orientation Walk and experience the sense of welcome and belonging that is a fundamental part of our culture.
For information about enrolment opportunities for 2018 or into the future please contact Rita Micale, Mercedes College Registrar, on 8372 3200 or visit the College website www.mercedes.catholic.edu.au
2017 Orientation Walk Dates