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Congratulations Merici College students and staff, 2019 ACT Smart Sustainable School of the Year!
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We take this opportunity to give thanks for the Class of 2019 and for the many talents they have brought to our school...
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We honour Annette Taylor for which the gift is dedicated to.
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It is with the utmost privilege that Olivia and I conclude our time here at Merici as College Captains as we stand here...
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Merici College has attained the fifth of 5 stars in the Sustainability Accreditation Program run by the ACT Government...
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Upcoming events and news at Merici College.
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Year 10 students and their families are invited to attend the Year 7-10 Advent Mass and Year 10 Awards Ceremony on Thursday 5...

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Year 10 Excursion to Big Splash (Wednesday 4 December)

To celebrate the end of the school year, Year...

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On Tuesday 10 December, all Year 9 students will be participating in a ‘Step Up’ Leadership Program at Merici College...

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2019 was another busy year for Merici College Sport
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Year 12 House Farewells
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We have the power to clean up our world and protect our ecosystems from future damage. Our time is running out. Please...
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Merici College awarded 2019 ACT Smart Sustainable School of the Year

Congratulations Merici College students and staff, 2019 ACT Smart Sustainable School of the Year! Fiona Buining, Sustainability Teacher, also received a Highly Commended for the Staff Leadership Award. We were also nominated for the Sustainable Project Award for the Tomato Sale.
A special thank you to Fiona and Felicity Maher, Sustainability Officer and the SAM team!!

Merici College Green Tip #35 - Want to join the solution to the plastic problem?

We are all very aware of the problems and challenges facing the ecosystems upon which all life depends. 

Sometimes this creates feelings of being overwhelmed and not knowing what to do. However solutions are emerging.  

Click on the link to discover how Andrew "Twiggy" Forrest, an Australian billionaire and former CEO of Fortescue Metals Group, sees the solution to the plastic problem.

Please take this opportunity to sign up to show your support to encourage companies to make changes. 

https://noplasticwaste.org/

Year 12 Farewell Assembly

A FAREWELL MESSAGE TO OUR YEAR 12S

To the Graduating Class of 2019, on behalf of your teachers, staff and students of Merici College….congratulations! We would like to thank two wonderful young women who have led the College. Thank you Malia Harrison and Olivia Miles for your enthusiasm for life and vision for the future. You have been great ambassadors. Well done and congratulations. Thank you also to our 2019 Captains. We have valued your generous spirit and the gusto you have instilled in your teams and Houses.

Year 12 2019 Gift to the College honours past student Annette Taylor

At the Year 12 Farewell Assembly today, our Year 12 students presented a wonderful gift to the College, an outdoor light box. The box has the design of a blossoming tree, representing the tree of life which really comes alive when it is lit up. We chose this gift for two reasons. The first is to represent the way our wonderful school has bloomed throughout these past 60 years. The second is to honour one of our past students for which the gift is dedicated to. A young girl named Annette Taylor was just 11 when she passed away in 1975. At this time she was attending Merici College.

Merici awarded Actsmart Schools 5th Star for Water Accreditation

Merici College has attained the fifth of 5 stars in the Sustainability Accreditation Program run by the ACT Government through its Actsmart Schools Program.  Pending review in all 5 categories - Waste, Energy, Water, Biodiversity and Links to the Curriculum - we will soon be the first high school and Year 7-12 school in the ACT to be 5 star accredited.  This is a significant achievement and the result of work over the last eight years by key staff and students that has built the momentum necessary for this outstanding result. Well done!

 

2019 Satisfaction Survey

 

On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank our parents, students and staff for participating in our Satisfaction Survey. We had a high number of respondents to the 2019 Satisfaction Survey Results with 346 students, 347 parents, and 70 staff responding. Click here to find results.

Some of the parent’s comments were:

Old uniforms shipped to communities in Somalia

Our Sustainability at Merici (SAM) team have packed up our old school uniforms and they are ready to be shipped to Mercy Aid Australia Ltd who will distribute items to needy communities in Somalia. We would like to thank staff at PSW Head Office and Distribution Centre for helping our SAM team organise this! #mericisustainability #mericipride #mercyaidaustralia