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College Governance

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 over which the Institute holds complete 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 https://www.mercy.edu.au/governance/governance.

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:

https://www.mercy.edu.au/governance/board-members

https://www.mercy.edu.au/governance/office-members

ISMAPNG is involved with thirteen fully sponsored schools - nine in Victoria, three in Western Australia and one in South Australia.

The Mercy Education Limited schools are:

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

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

College Council

The OLMC College Council provides advice to the Principal regarding the operations and strategic direction of the College. The Council comprises people valued for their wisdom and the contribution they make to the College, including some whom are parent representatives.

2021 College Council Membership

NamePosition
Dr Christopher ConroyChair and Past Parent
Sr Eileen Ann Daffy rsmSister of Mercy
Mr Dane TothamCurrent Parent
Mrs Carmel AbrahamsPast Parent
Mrs Jennifer HoweCurrent Parent
Mrs Ann-Maree KeenanCurrent Parent
Mr Paul McEveyCurrent Parent
Ms Angela ScaffidiFormer Student
Ms Judith WeirPrincipal
Mr Nicolas SulzbergerBusiness Manager
Ms Julie FieldeEA to Principal & Minute Secretary