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.
Feeling overwhelmed, take some time out of your day to try on of these 10 Ways to Help Manage Anxiety and Stress.
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!
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, 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.
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.”
Penola House Day was a wonderful celebration of the House and we were privileged to have two local Josephite Sisters come in to share it with us, Sr Bernadette Mary Walsh and Sr Ann Morrison. The Sisters shared great stories from their childhood and the many and varied experiences they have had working throughout NSW. Sr Bernadette Mary even brought photos in and most featured her “mucking in” doing all sorts of jobs such as mowing lawns and fixing a roof while up in a cherry picker. The celebrations featured a prayerful liturgy, games and of course, the Penola cake.