The Mercy Keys of Compassion, Loyalty, Justice, Integrity, Responsibility and Mutual Respect are core values that are central to school policy and practice.

International Baccalaureate

Mercedes College is one of only a few schools world-wide to offer an international curriculum for all students from Reception to Year 12 and the first to offer all three International Baccalaureate (IB) programmes in the Asia-Pacific region.

The concept of internationalism builds on the fundamental Christian philosophy embodied in the aims of the College - to encourage respect, to give recognition and understanding to the rights of all people and the capacity to move beyond self-interest and to serve those who stand in need.

Benefits of an IB Programme for Students

Students at International Baccalaureate (IB) World Schools are given a unique education. IB World School students develop strong academic, social and emotional characteristics.

They will:

  • be encouraged to think independently and drive their own learning
  • take part in programmes of education that can lead them to some of the highest ranking universities around the world
  • become more culturally aware, through the development of a second language
  • be able to engage with people in an increasingly globalized, rapidly changing world.

Why an IB Education?

10 Reasons why the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) is ideal for students to become active, lifelong learners. 

10 Reasons why the IB Middles Years Programme (MYP) encourages you to become a creative, critical and reflective learner.

10 Reasons why the IB Diploma Programme (DP) isideal preparation for university.