Merici College congratulates Rosemary Zielinski who is one of eight of Australia’s top performing student physicists making the team to represent Australia at the Asian Physics Olympiad to be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre from 5 to 13 May. They will compete against more than 200 of Asia’s smartest kids representing 26 other countries and regions.The Australian Year 11 and 12 students are from Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Canberra and Sutton, NSW. They will compete in theoretical and experimental exams that draw on first-year university physics, and will try to win gold for Australia.
Merici College congratulates staff members Laura Pearce (pictured left) and Jodie Muldoon (pictured right) on their graduation today. Laura graduated with her Masters in Religious Education and Jodie with a Master of Teaching and Graduate Certificate in Religious Education. We congratulate you both on your wonderful achievements!
We congratulate Imogen Dorsett who is currently participating in the Under 15’s National Hockey Tournament. The Under 15 ACT team are doing well with tough opposition in their group, so far against NSW, QLD, VIC and WA lost 3 and drawn 1 but all very competitive matches. They play Tasmania at 2pm this afternoon and then into the play offs over the weekend.
We wish Imogen lots of luck in this afternoon's games!
This week our solar energy system was officially handed over to the school by SolarHub.
School Sustainability Captain Gabrielle Cox, several students and Merici's Sustainability Leadership Team were all present to learn about how the system works and see the data live.
As it was a cool and sunny day, our system of 276 panels at 92KW was actually providing 33% of the school's energy even though overall it is expected to average 18% of our usage. Very exciting!
Kasey Kelley competed in the US National Snowboard Championships last week, held in Colorado. On Friday 5 April, she raced in Giant Slalom and finished 4th in her age group. She was against 27 other girls from all across America. The top 8 went into a shootout scenario, so she made it through a few heats to take 4th spot.
After qualifying 9th in the time trials in Kasey's main event of Boarder X, Kasey had a fall in the quarter finals, finishing 15th out of 41 girls.
Principal’s Blog - Merici Phone Usage
I have spoken to a few parents recently about some of the options available for limiting and monitoring phone usage. While there are a number of apps on the market, the following have received positive reviews from Merici parents.
This week, I wanted to share the powerful image displayed to remind us all of WHY we need to act with sustainability in mind.