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Today is the start of National Reconciliation Week. Celebrate #NRW2020 by entering our Reconciliation Week Poetry and...
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National Sorry Day is a significant day for all Australians, especially Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people...
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We have such great news to share! Be a Merici Girl Days will be held on Wednesday 10 June and Friday 12 June.
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Happy Mother's Day to all the wonderful mothers, you are amazing to manage everything so well especially in these...
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We challenge students to pave the way for future generations of women - we call it "standing on the shoulders...
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Questions to prompt discussion and reflection
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The 2021 Year 11 Information Evening will be held on Thursday 4 June commencing at 5.00pm. All Year 10 parents and students...

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For all families interested in learning more about Merici College and enrolment. The Talk and Tour will consist of a brief...

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DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MONDAY 25 MAY CLOSE OF BUSINESS!

 

Appropriation in Isolation Creative and Performing Arts...

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We are really missing not be able to show people what life is like at Merici, so we thought we would takes a look back...
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We would like to thank all our families for participating in our Anzac Day Driveway dawn service and commemorating this...
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Have you wondered whether our emissions have dropped during the shutdown triggered by COVID-19?
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National Reconciliation Week #InThisTogether2020

In 2020 Reconciliation Australia marks twenty years of shaping Australia’s journey towards a more just, equitable and reconciled nation.

Much has happened since the early days of the people’s movement for reconciliation, including greater acknowledgement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander rights to land and sea; understanding of the impact of government policies and frontier conflicts; and an embracing of stories of Indigenous success and contribution.

National Sorry Day

Today is National Sorry Day – 26 May. National Sorry Day is a significant day for all Australians, especially Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities across the nation. National Sorry Day marks the anniversary of the tabling in Federal Parliament of the Bringing Them Home Report of the National Inquiry into the Separation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children from Their Families, on 26 May 1997.

Merici College Green Tip #15 - Emissions during the Pandemic

Have you wondered whether our emissions have dropped during the shutdown triggered by COVID-19? 

This short article provides the answer.

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/carbon-emissions-fall-during-pandemic-could-bounce-back-fast-180974930/

In short the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in a steep but fleeting drop in the world’s carbon dioxide emissions, however we are approaching critical limits....

Merici Green Tip #14 - The Story of Plastic

On Friday 22 May from 2pm, you’re invited to a special online screening of THE STORY OF PLASTIC, a new  documentary film by Deia Schlosberg which exposes the local and global environmental,  climate, justice, and health impacts of the plastic industry.  The film aired on the Discovery  Channel on Wednesday 22 April at 2pm ET/PT in honour of Earth Day, and is available on demand at Discovery Go.  But Merici has organized an additional screening  to make it available to wider audiences and let groups in the growing plastic resistance  movement interact with the filmmakers and film subjects.

Merici College Green Tip #12 - A thought for the bees....

Bees are critical in the supply of our food and do it all for free. Hence World Bee Day.....

The main purpose of World Bee Day events is to spread awareness of the significance of bees and other pollinators for our survival. Simply proclaiming World Bee Day does not do much for bees and other pollinators; the main work of safeguarding their existence still needs to be undertaken. World Bee Day is an excellent opportunity to put bees at the centre of the national conversation for a day and encourage actions that create more bee-friendly landscapes.

Merici College Green Tip #12 - Sustainability measures in action at Merici

Here at Merici we look for efficient, sustainability promoting opportunities where possible.

Recently the installation of solar film (NS-18) on all windows in all six Tullow classrooms was completed.   

This will improve thermal comfort for staff and students in those rooms by a significant factor – especially in the warmer months.

The window tint was originally planned for the Brescia and Penola classrooms, however new double glazed windows were chosen instead to improve sound insulation due to traffic noise from Limestone Ave.

Merici Mother's Day 2020

 

Each year on Mother’s Day we gather together to celebrate the mothers in our lives with a morning prayer reflection followed by a beautiful breakfast. This year is different and we have some very special messages from students and staff at Merici College to the amazing people who are the mothers in their lives. 

Happy Mother's Day to all the wonderful mothers, you are amazing to manage everything so well especially in these extraordinary circumstances!