We hope all our Year 10 students and guests enjoyed the evening.
The theme for this year’s Book Week is Escape to Everywhere. At Merici we have had a world of fun. The iC became the Swamp with Shrek and Fiona, joined by a range of characters from various fairy tales and books escaping to the swamp. Throughout the week there have been quizzes in Pastoral Care, lunch time Scavenger Hunts, culminating today with the Dress Up Parade.
The Year 9 Spirituality Day was held on campus on Wednesday 16 August. The day addressed issues of limiting values and motivated students to tear away the mask – looking to strengthen their faith. Also included in the program was a presentation on mental health led by Batyr (www.batyr.com.au) and a powerful affirmation exercise.
Congratulations to all our students on their academic achievements throughout Semester 1.
Year 10 students at Merici College participated in a week-long Transitions Forum from Monday 26 July to Friday 30 July 2017. The Forum is held every year and is dedicated to Year 10 students moving into their final years of education, providing them with an opportunity to consider their course choices for Years 11 and 12 and to think about career pathways.
During the week students considered how to make decisions, reflected on what is important in their lives, tried out a few different careers, learnt about the job market, prepared for senior study and much, much more.
Year 8 Business and Economics classes had a fantastic day yesterday at our very own Merici College “Shark Tank”. They worked in groups to come up with unique business ideas, wrote business plans and pitched them to a panel of “sharks”. Many thanks to our visitor Manual Xyrakis (Ainslie IGA) and staff members Kerry McDonnell and Adrian Heim with their help on the day as business “sharks”. There were some ingenious ideas and some very persuasive presentations from the girls.
The winning business pitches were:
St Angela Merici Day provided our College with a wonderful opportunity to continue to celebrate as a whole community with the Community BBQ to conclude the day of reflection and festivities. The chilly Autumn air did not hamper the true sense of belonging and community shown on the evening. The BBQ is a great opportunity for our whole community to gather, parents to meet PC Teachers and for us to welcome new families to the College.
"This was such a wonderful time to thank our mums and grandmas for their constant love and support" Roisin Moore, 2017 School Captain
On Monday 3 April, the Merici College community reflected on the significance of Easter by exploring the Stations of the Cross and other important aspects of Holy Week in the Easter Liturgy. The liturgy was completely student-focussed with approximately 50 students leading all elements.
We wish our community a very Holy and safe Easter.
On Wednesday 22 March, all students taking History in Semester One spent the day visiting the Australian War Memorial. The excursion was enjoyed by all with students gaining a greater appreciation of the roles of Australians in the First World War.