Monte Sant' Angelo Mercy College, Sydney

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Authorized form of name

Monte Sant' Angelo Mercy College, Sydney

Parallel form(s) of name

Other form(s) of name


  • Educational

Contact area


College and Congregation Archivist



Street address

128 Miller Street, North Sydney
Postal address: PO Box 1064, North Sydney 2059




New South Wales

Country name

Postal code



02 9409 6243



Description area


Monte Sant’ Angelo Mercy College is an independent Catholic school for girls, Years 7-12, founded in the nineteenth century,

Mother Ignatius McQuoin, foundress of the Sisters of Mercy, North Sydney, arrived in Sydney from Liverpool, England in 1865. She quickly established a school at St Patricks, Church Hill. In 1873 she moved some sisters to a cottage she rented on the corner of West and Carlow Streets – the first site of the college. In 1879 the college moved to its present site, to the house called “Masalou” and the name was changed to Monte Sant’ Angelo.

Sister Sharon Price was the last Sister of Mercy to lead the college (1994-1999). She was responsible for the establishment of the College Board, the Monte Sant’ Angelo Mercy College Foundation and Board of Directors and for the readiness of the college for transition to lay leadership. Mrs Beverley Johnson was appointed the first lay Principal in 2000 by the College Board and the Trustees of the Sisters of Mercy.

For further information about the history of the college, see

Geographical and cultural context

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Administrative structure

Monte Sant' Angelo Mercy College Limited was incorporated in 1995 as an Australian Public Company limited by Guarantee.

The management of the College is entrusted to the Board of the Company by the owners of the College, the Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy North Sydney, subject to the Memorandum and Articles of Association provided by the Congregation.

The Archivist is in charge of the College Archives.

For further information, see

Records management and collecting policies

School records, student files, Old Girls information, School memorabilia, photographs and student publications.



Finding aids, guides and publications

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Opening times

Open by appointment.

Access conditions and requirements


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Research services

General reference assistance available.

Reproduction services

Copying services available.

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Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Revised 25 January 2022




Maintenance notes

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Access Points

  • Education (Thematic area)
  • Religion (Thematic area)
  • Clipboard

Primary contact

128 Miller Street, North Sydney Postal address: PO Box 1064, North Sydney 2059
Sydney, New South Wales 2060