Pastoral Care

Counsellor's Corner

Phew! What a busy term we have had!

Congratulations to all students for making it through a tricky term of high workloads, competing deadlines for assessments, exams, and some very cold weather. It has been a pleasure to be a part of the Merici community this term and I am very excited for the semester ahead.

R U OK? Day

This week we will be participating in R U OK? Day on Thursday, 9 September which is a national day of action where Australians are reminded that every day is the day to ask, “are you okay?” if someone they know is struggling. Whilst working in lockdown, checking in on one another’s wellbeing is more important than ever.

Merici Remote Pastoral Care Support

We understand that the change to remote learning may impact students and families in varying ways. Please find below important information on how Pastoral Care will continue to be provided to the students during lockdown.

We encourage all students to continue to contact their teachers, parents, and other trusted adults to ensure that each member of our college community can navigate these challenging times in an environment that is welcoming, respectful and of value to everyone.

Take care everyone!

 

Principal's Blog - Adolescent Mental Health and Wellbeing

In my six years as a Principal, I have been troubled by the rise in the number of students diagnosed with mental health issues.  Only yesterday, an article in our local paper highlighted that 1 in 4 students were struggling with a mental health issue and 1 in 7 students has had an episode in the past 12 months.

Anxiety, stress, relationship conflict, body image, grief, addiction and suicidal ideation – all are on the rise.

Merici College Open Day today!

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 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.

Merici College Strategic Plan 2019-2021

STRATEGIC PLAN 2019 - 2021
Following from the successful implementation of the Merici College Strategic Plan 2016-2018, a new assessment of future needs and objectives is required to ensure a continued commitment to providing a positive and nurturing learning environment that supports our school’s mission and vision for the future.
Mission Statement - Merici challenges you to love life, have hope, be faithful and build futures more wondrous than you dare to dream.”

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