OzClo (The Australian Computational and Linguistics Olympiad) is an annual competition that challenges high school students to develop their own strategies for solving problems in fascinating real languages. Merici College entered a total of 9 senior and junior teams this year. Six teams achieved Bronze, two teams attained Silver and one team was awarded Gold.
Last night the Research School of Chemistry at the ANU held the annual ACT Titration Stakes - a chemistry competition. The two Merici teams (Yr 11: Shreya Bhatnagar, Emma Howse and Ashlyn Radford; Yr 12: Jade Esler, Japneet Kaur, Rosie Zielinski) placed 2nd and 3rd respectively from 29 teams and will compete again in the nationals in Term 3.
This is great work by both teams, but particularly impressive for the Yr 11s, who only did their first titration about three weeks ago!
The displayed photo shows them with the new head of school, Professor Penny Brothers.
The Year 7 and 8 teams competed at Canberra Grammar as usual in the ACT competition, accompanied Mrs Renee Taylor, Deputy Principal Learning and Year 12 student Jade Esler.
The Year 8s won the Ideation and Art & Poetry challenges.
The Year 7s won Art & Poetry, were 2nd in English, 3rd in Engineering and Creative Producers, and took 3rd place overall. This is our best result in the junior competition for some years.
On Wednesday 8 May, the Merici team in the ACT’s first ever ‘Philosothon’ competition won an impressive 3rd place overall and have earned Merici a place at the Australasian Philosothon, to be held later this year and involving schools from across Australia and New Zealand. This was a fine achievement at a high level competition. Anna Wearden of Year 10 also won 1st place from all students in her year level. Congratulations to the team and to Anna.
Merici College Open Day today, Wednesday 8 May from 2pm, Principal's Address 2.15pm and 5.45pm. Come along and see why Merici is a school of choice by merit!
The families who choose @MericiCanberra come from far and wide. Your daughter will form friendships with others from an extensive area. Here is a snapshot of the suburbs where our Year 7 students currently reside, including our families from Murrumbateman , Yass and Bungendore.