It sure has! Since installation in February last year 168.54MWh have been generated. Please refer to the image to find out environmental benefits.
The demand for electricity on campus has been reduced by 19% with equivalent $ savings.
Last week Merici College was awarded by the ACT government through the Actsmart Schools Program with 5-star accreditation.
This means that we have achieved accreditation in the areas of waste, energy, water, biodiversity, and links to the curriculum.
Merici is the first high school or Year 7-12 school in the ACT to earn this honour.
Merici is also the current ACT Sustainable School of the Year.
Canberra’s cold temperatures set in for Merici College Year 10, 11 and 12 students and teachers who rose to the challenge on Thursday 18 June for the annual Vinnies Sleepout.
The group slept outdoors in the New Quad to raise funds for Canberra’s homeless. With the temperature a low -1 degrees, students and teachers prepared themselves for a cold night. The aim of the night was to promote awareness within our Merici community of the issue of homelessness and to experience a small part of the reality of homelessness.
Congratulations to staff member Gerard Ryan who has been awarded the ACT School Sport Council Chair Award. This award is given to an SSACT Team Official or teacher who has exhibited significant leadership and passion in serving the SSACT community of students, schools, parents and teachers. This award is granted to a person who has not only made a considerable impact on the community personally, but is also dedicated to making a difference to the students participation and individual experiences.
Congratulations Loretta Wholley, Merici College Principal, who has made the 2020 Telstra Business Women's Award finalist list for the Public Sector and Academia category in the ACT, https://www.telstrabusinesswomensawards.com/winners-and-finalists/finalists.
Congratulations Merici College students and staff, 2019 ACT Smart Sustainable School of the Year! Fiona Buining, Sustainability Teacher, also received a Highly Commended for the Staff Leadership Award. We were also nominated for the Sustainable Project Award for the Tomato Sale.
A special thank you to Fiona and Felicity Maher, Sustainability Officer and the SAM team!!
Merici College has attained the fifth of 5 stars in the Sustainability Accreditation Program run by the ACT Government through its Actsmart Schools Program. Pending review in all 5 categories - Waste, Energy, Water, Biodiversity and Links to the Curriculum - we will soon be the first high school and Year 7-12 school in the ACT to be 5 star accredited. This is a significant achievement and the result of work over the last eight years by key staff and students that has built the momentum necessary for this outstanding result. Well done!
On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank our parents, students and staff for participating in our Satisfaction Survey. We had a high number of respondents to the 2019 Satisfaction Survey Results with 346 students, 347 parents, and 70 staff responding. Click here to find results.
Some of the parent’s comments were: