College Mission Statement
ENTHUSED BY THE TEACHING OF JESUS CHRIST, THE MOUNT LILYDALE MERCY COLLEGE CATHOLIC CO-EDUCATIONAL COMMUNITY AIMS TO FOSTER JUSTICE, COMPASSION, HOPE AND HOSPITALITY IN THE MERCY TRADITION.
WE COMMIT OURSELVES TO THE PROVISION OF A SUPPORTIVE ENVIRONMENT WHERE EACH STUDENT IS ENCOURAGED TO DEVELOP A LOVE OF GOD, OF LIFE, OF OTHERS AND OF LEARNING.
INSPIRED BY CATHERINE MCAULEY, WE VALUE:
That has as its basis a love of God, knowledge and experience of the gospel values;
That recognises the centrality of the Paschal Mystery – the life, death and resurrection of Jesus, on our lives today;
That is demonstrated through our celebration of life, together with the teachings of the Catholic Church, the formation of loving relationships within the community, and participation in liturgical celebrations;
Which respects the dignity of the human person through a strong sense of social justice;
Which embraces a holistic learning environment;
Which reflects the Works of Mercy, Spiritual and Corporal.
Which recognises that the school’s Catholicity permeates all learning experiences.
Which offers a dynamic, challenging, rich and diverse range of learning experiences;
That stimulates each student to strive for personal excellence;
That caters to individual needs;
Which encourages a high level of motivation, independence, perseverance, initiative and creativity;
That values a culture of excellence where personal responsibility and pride in performance will help students to reach their potential;
Which prepares students for a changing and challenging world;
That embraces a formal pastoral care program and a wide range of co-curricular activities.
Which nurtures self esteem by promoting respect for each person’s uniqueness, dignity and worth;
That strives to be supportive for those who suffer and endure hardship;
Which is compassionate, honest, accepting, tolerant, just, caring and willing to listen;
That provides spiritual, emotional, social and intellectual assistance to each of its members;
That inspires and nurtures a stimulating and safe environment which accepts difference;
Which encourages a loyalty to a rich school heritage;
That affirms the rights of individuals as well as their responsibility to the school, wider community and the physical environment;
Which recognises that ‘the quality of Mercy’ is unconditional.