Staff Achievement

Actsmart Sustainability Awards 2021

Congratulations to Merici College students and staff on their extraordinary achievements and presentation of awards at the Actsmart Sustainability Awards 2021. We congratulate Preashika Dhakal who received Highly Commended Award in Sustainability Leadership Secondary, Felicity Maher who received Highly Commended Sustainability Leadership Award Secondary. Merici also received Highly Commended Sustainable Project Secondary for the College’s Christian Service Learning Program Year 8 Upcycling Project.  #mericisustainability #environplan

Welcome Defence School Mentor (DSM)

Hello, my name is Kate Friend and I’m very excited to be your new Merici College Defence School Mentor (DSM) at Merici College. This is my first role as a DSM. I have spent many years developing food products as a Food Technologist living in three different countries, plus Australia. More recently I have been a Food Technology teacher, I really enjoy seeing young people learn and grow.



We wish to congratulate Kate Durham on her successful appointment to the position of Deputy Principal Wellbeing. This position is a new Executive role that will start from the beginning of 2022.  Kate brings to the role a wealth of knowledge and over 20 years of teaching experience in both Catholic and Independent Schools. She is currently Head of Junior School at Merici and has held leadership positions in Pastoral Care and student wellbeing at Canberra Girls Grammar School and St Mary Mackillop College.

2020 Annual Report to the Community

2020 had a significant effect within the Merici College school community due to the impact of fire, drought, hail, death in the community and a pandemic; however, it was also a time of great community spirit, growth and resilience.

The College remained focused to the strategic plan and aspirations:

STRONG FAITH: To build a strong and positive Catholic identity, where faith is nurtured, and all are empowered to serve others.

POWERFUL LEARNING: An educational environment that inspires life-long learning, enabling everyone to achieve individual excellence.

Student Achievement - Matilda Hanley, Winner of the 2021 Simpson Prize Competition

Congratulations to Matilda Hanley (Year 10) who has has been selected as Winner of the 2021 Simpson Prize Competition for the Australian Capital Territory. The competition is facilitated by  the History Teachers’ Association of Australia and is a submission-based competition focusing on the legacy of ANZAC, open to all Year 9 and 210  students in Australia. Matilda entered last year, together with many other entrants.

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