Mercy Education Limited
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.
In incorporating Mercy Education, the Institute Leader and Council are mindful of their dual obligations of faith and of administration imposed by Canon Law which considers the incorporated entities to be part of the sponsoring juridic person. The Institute Leader and Council therefore reserve certain powers sufficient to meet their canonical faith and administrative obligations. Members of the Company are made up of members of the Institute Leadership Team and are listed at
The governance role of the Board of Mercy Education is confined to the thirteen ISMAPNG sponsored schools and sets policies, appoints Principals, approves senior leadership positions and fulfils due diligence in the area of finance and audit management, capital development, risk management and litigation. The current Board Directors and Executive Staff of Mercy Education are listed at
ISMAPNG is involved with thirteen fully sponsored schools - nine in Victoria, three in Western Australia and one in South Australia.
These schools are:
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.
Sacred Heart College adheres to and promotes the principles and practice of Australian democracy, including a commitment to:
As such, Sacred Heart College adheres to the reporting requirements under Commonwealth and State funding agreements and makes available on request reports on all aspects of school performance to members of the College community.