Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are unable to hold our Academic Awards ceremonies as normal this semester. We will be conducting the ceremonies via live stream through our Merici College YouTube channel.
Welcome to the Merici 2020 Grandparent's Day Reflection. This year has certainly come with its challenges, both for our school community and for the world. Normally we would celebrate together with our grandparents beginning with a liturgy, followed by a lovely morning tea here at school, but because our grandparents are unable to come in and celebrate with us today, we have a special video message for you instead.
A reading from the Book of Proverbs 17:6.
“Children’s children are the crown of the aged, and parents are the pride of their children.”
Our 2020 Year 12 Retreat was held on Monday 27 July and Tuesday 28 July. The theme for the Retreat was “Dare to Dream”, our Christian Service theme for Year 12 was Love and our 2020 College theme is Building Futures.
Today we celebrated Bastille Day with students reflecting on the importance of the day in Pastoral Care classes. We were treated to a wonderful French menu in our Canteen with delicious crème puffs and crepes served, together with other French delicacies. Hands were clapping and feet were tapping with our Dance Troupe performing for our community during lunch time, with the all-time favourite, the Can-Can, the highlight of their performance.
During the week, Year 10 students at Merici College participated in the 2020 Transitions Forum. The Forum is held every year and is dedicated to Year 10 students moving into their final years of education, providing them with an opportunity to consider their course choices for Years 11 and 12 and to think about career pathways.
The students considered how to make decisions, reflected on what is important in their lives, tried out a few different careers, learnt about the job market, prepared for senior study and much, much more.