Staff Achievement

Merici College Green Tip #20 - Merici Awarded 5-Star Accreditation

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.

Merici College students and staff brave the cold for the homeless

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.

Staff Achievement - Gerard Ryan awarded SSACT Council Chair Award

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.

Merici Principal named as finalist in the ACT 2020 Telstra Business Women's Award

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.

 

Merici College awarded 2019 ACT Smart Sustainable School of the Year

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 awarded Actsmart Schools 5th Star for Water Accreditation

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!

 

2019 Satisfaction Survey

 

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:

Staff Achievement - Kerry McDonnell finalist ACT VET Teacher/Trainer of the Year

Congratulations to Kerry McDonnell, VET and Careers Coordinator, who has been selected as a finalist in the ACT Excellence in Training Awards in the category of ACT VET Teacher/Trainer of the Year.

The ACT Training Awards is an annual opportunity to showcase the commitment, innovation and outstanding achievements of all those involved in the ACT vocational education and training (VET) sector. As the VET Coordinator, Kerry has been integral in the development and implementation of innovative training and delivery of Vocational Education at Merici College.

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