We acknowledge the traditional owners of the lands on which we walk, live and work. We recognise their living culture and their unique role in the life of the areas in which Mercy Partners ministries are located. We pay tribute to all of those who have nurtured this country over many thousands of years, deriving spiritual and physical needs from the seas, forests, soil, rivers, lakes and streams. We join with our First Nations people in honouring this land as sacred. We welcome the Uluru Statement from the Heart and support an Indigenous voice to parliament, enshrined in the Australian Constitution.
All Hallows’ School
All Hallows’ School is a community energised by the charism of Catherine McAuley and the traditions and culture of its 160 plus year history. Established in 1861, All Hallows’ was the first girls’ school in Queensland and is the oldest secondary school in the State.
Mount Alvernia College
Mount Alvernia College is a Catholic secondary school for girls. Founded in 1956, the college exists to educate young women in the Franciscan tradition, through the spirit of St Francis and the founder of the Missionary Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Conception, Elizabeth Hayes.
Our Lady of Mercy College Parramatta
Our Lady of Mercy College Parramatta is a Christ-centred learning community established by the Sisters of Mercy in 1889. Founded on the Gospel of Jesus Christ, faithful to its Mercy tradition, OLMC is a Catholic independent secondary girls’ school committed to excellence in education.
St Patrick’s College Townsville
St Patrick’s College Townsville is a Catholic independent educational community in the Mercy tradition. When the Sisters of Mercy arrived in Townsville in 1878, they recognised the importance of providing an education for young women that would enable them to assume their role in society with confidence and to be initiators of change within the spirit of the Mercy tradition.
St Rita’s College
St Rita’s College is a Catholic day school located in Clayfield in Brisbane’s inner-north. St Rita’s was established by the Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary in 1926 and is built on the traditional lands of the Turrbul and Jagera peoples. The College recognises two patrons: Nano Nagle, the founder of the Presentation Order, and St Rita of Cascia, the Saint of Impossible Causes, after whom the College is named.
St Ursula’s College
St Ursula’s College, Yeppoon, is the only all Girls Catholic Boarding and Day Secondary School in Central Queensland. Founded in 1918 by the Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (PBVM), St Ursula’s offers an education for young women of the future based on gospel values and Nano Nagle’s vision, legacy, and charism.