The Institute of the Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea (ISMAPNG) is involved with eleven fully sponsored and two co-sponsored secondary schools in Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia.
Mercy Education is the delegated authority responsible for operating the eleven sponsored schools but also assists the Institute Leader in offering advice, expertise and services in fulfilling her role as one of the Governors of the co-sponsored schools. In addition Mercy Education supports the works and promotes the Mercy ethos in the eleven Mercy affiliated schools across Victoria and Tasmania.
The governance role of the Board of Mercy Education is confined to the eleven sponsored schools and sets policies, appoints Principals, approves senior leadership positions and fulfils due diligence in the area of finance and audit management, capital development, risk management and litigation.
The existence of the Mercy Education Limited gives strength, support and solidarity to each of the member Mercy schools - staff, students, College Councils and parents - as the work of Mercy Education continues into the future.