As a community, we have been considering the merits of International Baccalaureate (IB) programs in the Merici context since 2016. Our early investigations found a high level of alignment between the existing Merici Mission and Vision Statement and Principles of Powerful Learning and the IB Mission statement and IB Learner Profiles. The IB’s focus on inquiry learning also reflected Merici’s pedagogical approach to teaching and learning, while providing additional teaching resources and research-based support underpinning the programs.
Did you know that eating seasonal produce is better for your wallet, the environment and your health?
Your wallet: Seasonal produce is cheaper because the costs of producing it are lower (because plants require less time, labour and intervention from humans to grow efficiently when the season is on their side!).
The environment: Eating fruits and vegetables that are in season locally means that food doesn’t have to travel as far to get on your plate, reducing the emissions associated with transporting that produce.
We would like to congratulate all our students who performed at the National Eisteddod and their amazing achievements:
Jazz band- Silver Award
Combined Concert bands- Bronze Award
String Ensemble- Silver Award
Many thanks to Beth Way, Co-curricular Music Facilitator and Jack Quail, Jacqueline Smith, Zoe Heinrichs, Jason Henderson and Greg Baines for all their hardwork and dedication in preparing the students for this event.
Did you know that Australian consumers throw away around 3.1 million tonnes of edible food a year (DEE 2017) ?
If you hate food waste:
If you’re interested in reducing your food waste but don’t have the time or space for your own compost, head to ShareWaste to link up with your neighbours who can take your food scraps!
If you’re interested in starting a compost:
We welcomed the first 2018 Canberra morning below zero this morning! Along with the chill, Canberrans are dusting off their winter coats, including a lot of puffer jackets.
Did you know that Australian households throw away $8 billion worth of food every year?
Food waste is a big problem but there are a lot of creative solutions.
Check out the documentary Wasted ! The Story of Food Waste on SBS On Demand,