Monte Sant' Angelo Mercy College
Monte Sant' Angelo Mercy College is a Catholic secondary day school for girls. Located in the heart of North Sydney, the school is located close to Sydney Harbour and is easily accessible by a vast public transport network. Students are perfectly situated to take advantage of the facilities a city-central school has to offer, including parks, libraries, social hubs, academic resources and co-curricular activities.
At Monte Sant’ Angelo Mercy College we believe in preparing young women for a life of significance, purpose and success. Monte has been educating and caring for young women for over 142 years and continues a tradition of excellence in Catholic education in the way of our founders, the Sisters of Mercy North Sydney.
As a school community we embrace and celebrate our core values of mercy, human dignity, justice, service and option for the poor. These values guide our teaching and learning culture and inform our student immersion programs and social justice initiatives.
We believe that every young woman, through knowledge, compassion and courage has the ability to become leading agents of change. We encourage our students not to be spectators of life, but to know when to stand up, stand out and stand beside others.
As a leading independent girls’ school, we are renowned for our innovative approach to education, extensive curriculum choice and our diverse co-curricular program. We encourage the pursuit of academic excellence through a rigorous educational program that allows our students to achieve at the highest level.
We follow the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme as the framework to deliver the NSW curriculum in Years 7-10. The Middle Years Programme prepares students to learn collaboratively and think independently, skills vital for success in senior years.
In Years 11 and 12 we offer a dual-based curriculum, the Higher School Certificate and International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme.
We foster the uniqueness and leadership potential of every student, empowering them to take their place in the world. Through transformational leadership programs we are committed to changing the workplace paradigm for young women.
Mercy in Action
Service to others is at the heart of College life. Students are encouraged to work for the common good, to be responsible stewards of our environment, to identify unjust social practices and to advocate for positive change.
We are committed to ensuring that every student is supported, nurtured and valued. Our pastoral care and Co-curricular programs ensure our girls have a balanced, holistic education that promotes self-growth.
Our world class facilities place us at the forefront of academic excellence. Our contemporary learning spaces facilitate collaborative learning, transformational thinking, creativity and activity.
Middle Years Programme (MYP)
Our Monte Middle School Mission and Vision
Our Middle School aims to recognise, understand and meet the pastoral, academic and spiritual needs of students in the period of early adolescence, as they make the crucial transition from primary school and complete their first three years of a Mercy education. Our approach utilises carefully developed systems and processes with a focus on building strong connections and respectful relationships, while nurturing resilience and resourcefulness and fostering a love of learning.
We seek to identify and develop the individual differences and potential of every student, while explicitly developing skills, habits and attributes to support the growth of independence and responsibility, thus leading to ongoing success and well-being. We believe that all Middle School students should feel known and valued, whilst also valuing others in their words and actions.
There is no ‘Middle School’ building or area at the College, nor are students in Years 7, 8 and 9 separated from the Senior School by a different timetable or taught by different teachers. Rather, the younger students are able to access all of the College’s facilities, benefit from specialist teacher expertise and mix on a regular and productive basis with both their peers and senior girls.
All students in Years 7 to 9 undertake a course of study that meets requirements for both the NSW Educational Standards Authority and the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme.
The IB MYP for Years 7 to 10 is designed to help students participate actively and responsibly in a changing and increasingly inter-related world. The three fundamental concepts area:
- Intercultural Awareness
- Holistic Learning
Diploma Programme (DP)
The College enjoys an outstanding reputation in the IB world for its integrity and consistently outstanding academic results. This was reinforced by the students who successfully completed the IB Diploma in 2018, two of whom achieved a perfect score of 45 (UAC of 99.95).
The concept of a Senior School recognises the unique needs and development of students in their post-compulsory years of schooling. At a superficial level, there are the obvious structures dictated by the Board of Studies. This includes the focus on internal and external examinations and meeting requirements for mandatory assessment tasks in the final years of schooling.
This Year undertakes the NSW Board of Studies curriculum, and concurrently undertakes the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (IB MYP).
Year 11 and Year 12
Students choose to undertake either:
- The NSW Higher School Certificate or
- The International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB DP)
Students are given extensive guidance in selecting the most appropriate program, subjects and levels to meet individual needs. The opportunity for choice is a hallmark of the College curriculum and allows students to tailor their programs to their own interests, abilities and future plans.
In the Senior School we offer a cohesive, but differentiated learning environment in which every student regardless of academic ability has the opportunity and encouragement to achieve her potential.
The College offers the IB DP as an option for students entering Year 11. The IB DP offers an educational challenge that provides scope for both academic achievement and worthwhile practical activities in outdoor pursuits and social service. It is a cross-cultural programme that allows students to gain an increasing knowledge of, and respect for, the cultures of the world.
The Diploma gives access to a wide selection of international programmes and enables the College to participate in, and contribute to, educational change worldwide.