A reminder about what to put in your yellow bins at Merici, home and work.
For all news and upcoming events, please find attached below the Weeks 4 and 5 What's On newsletter.
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2023 has been another busy year for the SAM team. With a small but dedicated team led by Captain Matilda Ross, the award-winning Biodiversity Project has continued, largely maintaining the grounds. Students have participated in many events on the sustainability calendar including Ride2School Day, Earth Hour, World Environment Day and International Bee Day with funds raised for bee conservation. The Sw(op) Shop was also held to divert clothing from landfill.
Sustainability at Merici (SAM) has ended 2023 on a high with Sustainability Captain Matilda Ross announced as the Winner of the Sustainable Leadership Award and the Sw(op) Shop Highly Commended in the Sustainable Schools Program Climate Choices School Awards last Friday.
Congratulations to Matilda!
Thanks to all that have contributed to this great result!
The 7th Generation Principle is an invaluable approach to sustainable resource management which states that:
“In our every deliberation, we must consider the impact of our decisions on the next seven generations.”
The Seventh Generation principle is based on an ancient first American philosophy of the Great Law of the Haudenosaunee, the founding document of the Iroquois Confederacy, the oldest living participatory democracy on Earth.
"We have a duty of care not only to our own children, but to the land and sea that feeds us, and seven generations on."
We would like to extend our thanks and appreciation to all our students and staff who participated in our showcase and displayed their Semester 2 art works. We would also like to thank our community for attending the P&F Committee Christmas Family Picnic, held together with the Showcase.
Special thanks are extended to the Fowley family, Shoebridge family and Jackman family who generously donated items for hampers for our raffles.
Please refer to the below attached document for all the latest news and events.
On October 4, Pope Francis released his apostolic exhortation Laudate Deum, that completes his encyclical Laudato si’ published in May 2015, and is addressed “to all people of good will on the climate crisis”.
The Pope reiterates and further develops the themes from his second encyclical in which he expressed his “heartfelt concerns about the care of our common home”.
“I have realised that our responses have not been adequate, while the world in which we live is collapsing and may be nearing the breaking point.”