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Upcoming events and news for next week and Week 1 Term 4
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Congratulations Jade Esler on receiving the ADFA Education Award and accepting the Letter of Offer to join the RAAF as...
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We would like to thank our community members who supported our Bridge Benefit Fundraising Dinner on Saturday 14...
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Congratulations to Olivia Horvat, Year 12, student who has been awarded ACT Australian School-Based Apprentice of the...
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We would like to thank John Nicoletti for donating a set of books titled 'The Grower, The Heartbeat of Australia...
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Our guests reconnected with old friends and celebrated the memories they hold of Merici College and make some new ones!
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Our Social Justice students have organised a Go Green Day next Friday, 27 September.

To celebrate the end of term and...

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European Arts Tour 2019

The inaugural European Arts Tour participants leave for London, Paris,...

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Year 9 Geography students will attend an excursion to the Australian National Botanic Gardens and Jerrabomberra Wetlands on...

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We would like to thank our community members who supported our Bridge Benefit Fundraising Dinner on Saturday 14...
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A celebration of the past, present and future.
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Merici College Green Tip #2- Where Does Your Water Come From?

When you turn on the tap, do you consider where your water comes from? Or goes to afterwards?


Prior to arriving at your tap, water goes through many stages. 

First it is collected through river catchments and makes its way to our dams, which store water before it is transferred to one of our two water treatment plants. 

Student Achievement - Jade Esler joins the RAAF as an Officer Aviation Candidate – Pilot - ADFA

Each year, we have a growing number of students in Year 12 who apply for recruitment to the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) as a pathway for their future career. As part of this recruitment, the Defence Force Academy choose the best students to recognise for their performance in the recruitment process.

Bridge Benefit Fundraising Dinner

We would like to thank our community members who supported our Bridge Benefit Fundraising Dinner on Saturday 14 September in the Merici College Bridge Restaurant. This event is a student-led initiative and is in its fifth year of running with all proceeds to be donated to Barnardos Canberra. We would also like to thank our sponsors who generously donated items for our silent auction.

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Olivia Horvat awarded ACT School-Based Apprentice of the Year

We are very proud to announce that Olivia Horvat, Year 12 student has been awarded ACT Australian School-Based Apprentice of the Year.

Qualification: Certificate III in Individual Support
Training Provider: Quest Training Solutions
Employer: Australian Training Company
Host Employer Name: Black Mountain School
School: Merici College


We wish Olivia continued sucess in her apprenticeship.



John Nicoletti Book Series 'The Grower'

We are most appreciative of John Nicoletti who has donated a set of books,  'The Grower, The Heartbeat of Australia and The Grower, The Roots of Australia to our school library. The books enable young Austalians to connect with where their food and fibre comes from. As an adolescent John left home with $200 to his name and carved out a great life for himself in agriculture.

Principal's Blog - Fathers are pivotal in their daughter’s lives

At our recent Father Daughter dinner, guest speaker, Patricia Falcetta (https://sociallivingsolutions.com.au/) shared the following with dads – on the evening a few fathers asked for this and I thought it would be excellent to share with you all.

“Fathers are pivotal in their daughter’s lives.  Fathers are very powerful at establishing values for their girls.  Values such as trust, respect, honesty, integrity, racism and generosity.  Modelling is the best way to demonstrate these values. Remember she is watching you!

60th Anniversary Dinner

We would like to thank everyone who attended our 60th Dinner at the Canberra Rex on Saturday 7 September.

Please follow the link https://merici.college/go/-60-dinner-speeches to find the formal speech presented by Mrs Loretta Wholley, Principal. Loretta also presented a speech on behalf of Ross Fox, Director of Catholic Education Canberra.

Our sincere thanks and appreciation to the 60th Organising Committee members:

Helen Beasley, Helen Campbell, Christine Collins, Amy Connellan,