Merici College Grandparent's Day 2020 Video Reflection

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.”

2020 Year 12 Retreat

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.

Bastille Day Celebrations

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.

Merici College Green Tip #19 - Plastic Waste at Merici

Using an online calculator, the students in Ms Heydenrych's Year 9 Science class worked out that they each generate an average of 7.29kgs of plastic waste per year at school (just from food products).

They then worked out how much this would be if extended to include all the students and staff. i.e approx 800.

This works out to 5.8 tonnes per year of plastic on Merici's campus and doesn't include large items, clothing etc.

The students concluded that our plastic use is the challenge of our lifetimes. 

Merici College Green Tip #18 - Environment or Economy?

Protection of the environment is sometimes argued to come at the expense of the economy.  In fact protection of the environment and the resource base from which all production is sourced directly underpins the economy. Environmental protection also affords environmental services on which all life depends, such as clean air and water, estimated to be valued at trillions of dollars per year. 

Merici College Green Tip #16 - A modern day inspiration - about Greta!

According to Wikipedia Greta Thunberg is a Swedish environmental activist who has gained international recognition for promoting the view that humanity is facing an existential crisis arising from climate change. Thunberg is known for her youth and her straightforward speaking manner, both in public and to political leaders and assemblies, in which she criticizes world leaders for their failure to take sufficient

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