Merici College Vinnies Sleepout

Canberra’s cold temperatures did not favour Merici College Year 10, 11 and 12 students and teachers who rose to the challenge on Thursday 28 June for the annual Student Vinnies Sleepout.

The group slept outdoors in the New Quad to raise funds for Canberra’s homeless with the aim of promoting awareness within our Merici community of the issue of homelessness and for the students to experience a small part of the reality of homelessness.

Our International Baccalaureate Journey

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.

Green Tip #12 Eating Seasonal Produce

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.

National Eisteddfod Results

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.



Green Tip #10- Happy International Composting Awareness Week!

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:

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