Student Achievement - Georgia Tonkin selected for International Earth and Environmental Science Olympiad

Congratulations to Georgia Tonkin, Year 12, who has been selected as part of the national team competing in the International Earth and Environmental Science Olympiad.

The International Olympics of Earth Sciences (IESO) is an annual competition for secondary school children (participant’s should not have been born before 1st July 2003) from around the world. Students test their skills in all major areas of Earth Sciences, including geology, geophysics, meteorology, oceanography, terrestrial astronomy, and environmental science.

Merici College Green Tip #18 - What is Sustainability?

Sustainability and sustainable futures are the goals of a process called ‘sustainable development’. 

So, what is ‘sustainable development?’

According to the original definition:

"Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs". 

Brundtland Report (WCED, 1987)


This definition emphasises the long-term concept of sustainability and introduces the

Merici College Green Tip #16 - World Environment Day

Sunday June 5th is World Environment Day.

"Only One Earth" is the campaign slogan for 2022, with the focus on “Living Sustainably in Harmony with Nature”.

World Environment Day takes place every year on 5 June. 

It is the United Nations’ flagship day for promoting worldwide awareness and action for the environment. 

Over the years, it has grown to be the largest global platform for environmental public outreach.

Student Achievement - Raechel McKinnon U18s Australian Softball Squad selection

Congratulations to Raechel McKinnon (Year 11) has been selected for the under 18s Australian Softball squad. Raechel was the only player from the ACT to be selected for this squad upon being noticed by scouts at the U18s Nationals, held in Sydney back in April of this year, where she was "recognised as among the best in their age group in the country.”

We look forward to hearing more from Raechel.



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