Pastoral Care

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.”

Penola House Day

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.

Year 7 Aspiring to Achieve Parent Workshops

On Monday 5 March we welcomed parents and students from Year 7 to our Aspiring to Achieve workshops. The workshops are aimed at supporting our families to a successful transition into High School at Merici. The evening commenced with a presentation by Coastlife Adventures regarding the upcoming Year 7 Camp. This was followed by a rotation of three key sessions covering:

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