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Established in 1875 by the Sisters of Mercy, Monte is the oldest independent girls' college on Sydney's North Shore. Students are educated to take responsibility in the community and to promote the Mercy values of mercy, justice and respect for human dignity. There is a strong pastoral orientation and an emphasis on the education of women for leadership and influence. 


Facilities: Centrally located in North Sydney, the college combines up-to-date facilities with buildings of architectural and historical importance. The campus features multi-purpose courts, a library, a religious education centre, a creative arts and technology building, music rooms, a chapel, and an indoor swimming pool and sports centre.
Electives Years 9 and 10: Commerce, French, German, Italian, Indonesian, Visual Arts, Music, Drama, Design and Technology, Physical Activities and Sports Science and International Studies.
Subjects Years 11 and 12: English, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Studies of Religion, Ancient History, Modern History, Geography, Economics, Society and Culture, Legal Studies, Business Studies, French, German, Italian, Indonesian, Visual Arts, Music, Drama, Design and Technology, PD/Health/PE, Community and Family Studies, TAFE-delivered VET courses, Hospitality.
Sport: Aerobics, basketball, athletics, cricket, cross-country running, dance, diving, fencing, gymnastics, hockey, netball, rhythmic gymnastics, softball, swimming, tennis, touch football, volleyball.
Extracurricular activities: Tournament of Minds, Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme, community service program, debating, public speaking, music, drama.
Welfare and personal development: The administrative structure of the college is based on providing for the welfare of each student. Welfare personnel include the deputy principal responsible for pastoral care, a pastoral team for each Year group, the counsellor, a careers adviser, and a registered nurse. There is provision for outdoor education in the Years 7 to 10 activity camps. 

Religion: Catholic
Type: Independent
Years: Secondary School
Boys/Girls: Girls
Special Features: Special features: There is a student-generated timetable covering a broad curriculum. IT is integrated across the curriculum. The school also has a focus on languages other than English, and boasts consistently excellent HSC results and a high rate of university entrance. Dedicated and experienced staff members include many who are or have been on syllabus and HSC examination committees and many who mark the HSC examination. In 2006 Monte received authorisation to teach the International Baccalaureate from 2007.
Fees: Tuition: $8920 to $9984.
Principal: Mrs Mary Byrne.
Address: 128 Miller Street, North Sydney, 2060
Ph: 02 9409 6200
Fax: 02 9956 5925

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