My chosen word is SPIRIT. Merici provided me with some great foundations for my life now, the way I conduct myself and what I'm passionate about at work. When I think of my time at Merici, I think of the word 'Spirit'. I remember the letter I received in Year 6, welcoming me into the Brescia 'family', I remember House cheers and the sense of belonging and community I felt when I was at school, surrounded by teacher and people who I knew really cared about me.
The word I have chosen is KINSHIP.
My chosen word is KINSHIP. I remember an incredible level of support and bonding with the girls and teachers while at Merici College.
After graduating from Merici, I first studied a Bachelor of Science with Honours, which I used to study lions. I then went on to teaching Science for six years before now working as a veterinary nurse.
#MericiMoment Wall of Words – Corinne Read (Jones) Class of 2009
The word I have chosen is Independence
It’s hard to come up with one word. I loved my time at Merici and I think many of the things I was taught at Merici helped me to become an independent person and strive to achieve my dreams and goals and to never hold myself back.
The celebration of the life of St Angela Merici was very successful and students and staff thoroughly enjoyed the day. The generous support displayed by students, staff and the parent community was outstanding. The whole experience brought our community closer and confirmed our connection of heart and mind.
May we all continue to be inspired by the words and actions of St Angela Merici, to “challenge people to love life, have hope, be faithful and build futures more wondrous than you dare to dream”.
My chosen word is LEADERSHIP.
Merici prepared me and encouraged me to grow as a leader while at College but also for the future. I was the Tullow House Captain in 2007, where we were the champions of that year. I think there were a few key things that made that happen and it's such a special time to reflect on.
The word I have chosen is SISTERHOOD.
The community at Merici is unlike anything that I have experienced at other schools. It ties together the students and creates a sisterhood that can surpass time and distance.
I am currently pursuing a Chemistry degree at the University of Massachusetts with a potential minor in English to go into Scientific Journalism.
We look forward to hearing more from Caitlin as her studies progress.
Though I was part of the "Boy Experiment" - when Merici went co-educational between 1977 and 1983, on this International Women's Day the word I choose is Equality.
Having strong female role models throughout my life has led me to be an advocate, ally and supporter of equality for women.
I was blessed to have met some of the strongest, fiercest and empathetic women at Merici.
I saw first hand what women are capable of and I am constantly amazed at what they achieve.
An experience I will never forget, and a cause I will always support.
The word I have selected is UNITED.
I felt throughout my time at Merici I felt as though I was a part of something. Wether it was my Pastoral Care, house group or just being a Merici student, I felt proud of my uniform. I felt as though I belonged somewhere, had purpose and was looked after. Often things I lacked in my personal life. Merici gave me pride and strength and fundamental values I could not learn anywhere else.
At Merici, the motto 'Dare to Dream' really stuck with me. It pushed me to dream big and pursue those dreams. Merici was where I discovered my passion for creative media/tv/film (a heavily male-dominated industry). Looking back on those media classes when I was 17/18years old, I wouldn't have guessed that I would become one of the youngest Television Directors for one of the major networks in the country.
The word I have selected is GROWTH.
This word resonates most with my experiences at Merici because they helped shape me from the child I was when I was in primary school to the woman I became when I chose my degree and path in life to pursue. My experiences in Year 10, 11 and 12 in particular were pivotal in getting me ready for life outside school, including the friendships I built and still hold to this day."