Year 10 Transitions Forum and Reflection Day

During the week, Year 10 students at Merici College participated in the 2020 Transitions Forum. 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.

The 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.

Holiday Green Tip - Choose to Refuse Plastic Challenge!

Every year millions of people around the globe take part in the Plastic Free July challenge, choosing to refuse single-use plastics and drastically reducing the amount of plastic waste ending up as litter or going to landfill.

The Plastic Free Foundation provide resources and ideas to help reduce single-use plastic waste everyday at home, work, school, and even at your local cafe.

What will you choose to refuse?

Visit and take the challenge.

Merici College Green Tip #20 - Merici Awarded 5-Star Accreditation

Last week Merici College was awarded by the ACT government through the Actsmart Schools Program with 5-star accreditation.

​This means that we have achieved accreditation in the areas of waste, energy, water, biodiversity, and links to the curriculum.

Merici is the first high school or Year 7-12 school in the ACT to earn this honour.

Merici is also the current ACT Sustainable School of the Year.

Merici College Green Tip #19 - Plastic Waste at Merici

Using an online calculator, the students in Ms Heydenrych's Year 9 Science class worked out that they each generate an average of 7.29kgs of plastic waste per year at school (just from food products).

They then worked out how much this would be if extended to include all the students and staff. i.e approx 800.

This works out to 5.8 tonnes per year of plastic on Merici's campus and doesn't include large items, clothing etc.

The students concluded that our plastic use is the challenge of our lifetimes. 

Merici College students and staff brave the cold for the homeless

Canberra’s cold temperatures set in for Merici College Year 10, 11 and 12 students and teachers who rose to the challenge on Thursday 18 June for the annual Vinnies Sleepout.

The group slept outdoors in the New Quad to raise funds for Canberra’s homeless. With the temperature a low -1 degrees, students and teachers prepared themselves for a cold night. The aim of the night was to promote awareness within our Merici community of the issue of homelessness and to experience a small part of the reality of homelessness.

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