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Penola House Day was a wonderful celebration of the House.
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My last piece of advice to you girls is that when people say you have the power and potential to change the world –...
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Upcoming events for Term 3 Weeks 4 and 5.
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This week we showcase Brigitte Sander’s piece titled Camille’s Meadow which uses the Romantic genre to explore nature...
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As part of the Australian Government Department of Education and Training Innovation Month, Jade Esler, Merici Year 11...
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We congratulate Brianna Farell who is currently participating in the School Sport Australia Girls 16 Years and Under...
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To celebrate National Women’s Health Week Merici College will be offering all women connected to the Merici College community...

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Students from a Defence Force family at Merici College have been invited to participate in the 2018 Battle for Australia...

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There was an error in the last What’s On. Book Week is held during Week 5 of this term (20–24 August), not Week 6. Apologies...

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Congratulations to all our students on their academic achievements in Semester 1, 2018.
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A Time to be Thankful!
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ABC's War on Waste Season 2 commences Tuesday 24 July. ...
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Penola House Day

Penola House Day was a wonderful celebration of the House and we were privileged to have two local Josephite Sisters come in to share it with us, Sr Bernadette Mary Walsh and Sr Ann Morrison. The Sisters shared great stories from their childhood and the many and varied experiences they have had working throughout NSW. Sr Bernadette Mary even brought photos in and most featured her “mucking in” doing all sorts of jobs such as mowing lawns and fixing a roof while up in a cherry picker. The celebrations featured a prayerful liturgy, games and of course, the Penola cake.

Memories@Merici with Caitlin Figueiredo

Merici College ex-student Caitlin Figueiredo addressed the school community at the Academic Awards Ceremony on Monday 6 August. Caitilin is a proud multicultural Australian, social entrepreneur, activist, and Merici Alumni.  She sits on three United Nations Task Forces with her work spanning five continents. At 20 years old, Caitlin was named one of Australia's 100 Most Influential Women and an Obama White House Changemaker for Gender Equality by the President and Michelle Obama.

Year 10 Creative Voices - Brigitte Sander's 'Camille's Meadow'

To continue our series on Year 10 Creative Voices, this week we showcase Brigitte Sander’s piece titled Camille’s Meadow which uses the Romantic genre to explore nature and love. As part of the English Curriculum last Semester, students were asked to write a sustained piece of prose fiction. This is the only class that offers students the opportunity to write extended pieces of creative writing.

We look forward to continuing to provide you with the opportunity to read these beautiful pieces of writing and see just how talented our girls are in English!

 

 

Student addresses Gender Bias in Modern Society

As part of the Australian Government Department of Education and Training Innovation Month, Jade Esler, Merici Year 11 student, addressed Government staff on Tuesday 31 July. The Innovation program includes a number of  interactive workshops and presentations and Jade was invited to speak after she presented a pitch at the TEDx Canberra Open Mic Night. Jade spoke about the Gender Bias in Modern Society, and how it is affecting young children and perpetuating the issue further; how current gender stereotypes can make future equality difficult to obtain.

Self-Defence Classes for all Merici Students

Merici College has partnered with Jasiri Australia to bring self-defence classed to every student at Merici College. These classes will be undertaken during Women’s Health Week from 3-7 September and will focus on more than just physical techniques.  Jasiri will also teach awareness, assertiveness, verbal confrontation and safety strategies that enable students to prevent, escape, resist and survive assaults.

Academic Awards Semester 1 2018

Celebrating the achievements of all our students!

On Monday 6 August the Merici College school community celebrated the academic achievements of students in Semester 1, 2018 with over 250 students receiving awards that highlight their effort and joy of learning.

Mrs Wholley welcomed all parents, carers and students to the ceremony. She spoke to the community about preparing the students for a complex world.