Mercy College students doing archery

About Mercy College

Mercy College was founded in 1987 and has a long and proud history dating back to 1930. It is a Catholic co-educational day College for Years 7 to 10 and is part of Catholic Education in the Diocese of Rockhampton under the auspices of the Catholic Education Office.

Mercy College serves the communities of Mackay and surrounding areas including Walkerston and Sarina. Places at the school are keenly sought after by families seeking a quality, holistic education with an enhanced Christian focus.

With an enrolment of approximately 960 students, Mercy College provides students with a broad range of both curricula and co-curricula opportunities in a caring, supportive environment conducive to the unique needs of young adolescents.

Students sitting under tree

Vision Statement

To serve Christ in humanity and grow in wisdom.

Mission Statement

The Mercy College Mission Statement is comprised of the following three statements.

  • We build foundations of optimism, faith, knowledge and creativity
  • We strive to achieve our greatest potential
  • We fashion a better world in keeping with God’s plan

The purpose of the College is to educate, by developing the whole person academically, spiritually, socially, culturally, physically and emotionally. This development is based on respect for self and others, with an emphasis on personal responsibility for actions. The qualities of love, mercy and forgiveness should characterise all relationships.

Through our attempt to integrate faith and life, we will strive ‘To Serve Christ’ in both the Mercy and wider communities.

A Safe & Caring Environment

Mercy College endeavours to create an environment where students always feel safe, secure and valued.

One of the keys to creating this environment is the homeroom. At Mercy College it is our policy for a student to continue in the same homeroom from Year 7 to 10. This provides students with a sense of stability and comfort and allows them to develop a strong rapport with a staff member who is a significant and trusted adult within the school community. Many activities and functions are organised around this group and students develop long-term relationships through this homeroom connection.

Access to an educational advisor and counsellor also supports students in achieving their goals during their time at Mercy College.

2017 Annual School Report

2017 Annual School Report

Solar Panels

Solar panels on pavilion roof

In July 2018 Mercy College had a large installation of solar panels commissioned, which are installed onto the roofs of several buildings at the College.

More than 260kw of power is being generated under full sun. Our fully charged TESLA batteries located on Juliet Street, easily cope with the overnight discharge and quickly re-saturate with the morning sun. In winter we will be a net exporter of power. In summer the air-conditioners still make us grid dependent.

You can view data from the solar panels below.

Solar-Log Dashboard