For the second year, the Merici community has participated in a comprehensive survey, capturing feedback across many dimensions of College life. Whilst there is no formal benchmark provided against other schools, Merici enjoys a very high rating across most of the measures. Across all surveys, participants repeatedly commended the school on the positive culture, sense of faith and community, teacher engagement and caring attitude and the diversity of the student body and inclusive culture.
Merici College congratulates Dr Ann Cleary on her appointment as Assistant Principal at St John Paul II College commencing 2019. Dr Cleary will take with her a great zest for life, passion for learning, and a cornucopia full of gifts to bring to a still new and bustling community. Congratulations and good luck, Dr Cleary!
Friday 26 October celebrates World Teachers’ Day in Australia. Interestingly it is celebrated on 5 October in the northern hemisphere, but as the dates always fall into school stand down period, we celebrate it on the last Friday of October each year. The day was established by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) in 1994 to recognise the role of teachers in society.
We would like to thank all our students and staff for supporting the St Vincent De Paul “Fiver for a Farmer” NSW drought appeal on Tuesday 21 August with an overwhelming $2270 raised!! (https://www.vinnies.org.au/donate#!state=nsw&appeal=159
Your friendly neighbourhood Sustainability Officer here with an exciting energy update …
So far this year, we have reduced our energy consumption by 10%!
This may sound small, but it’s a massive achievement. To put it into perspective, we’ve saved 18, 867 kWh, enough to power three typical 4-person houses in Ainslie for a year.
Thank you to everyone who has been Flicking the Switch and encouraging their students to do so. Your combined efforts have produced a real, tangible change – so well done
This morning, Friday 1 June, College staff and students celebrated the Feast Day of Saint Angela Merici. The celebratory activities commenced in Pastoral Care with students gifting a ‘bracelet of joy’ to another student in their PC group, which included a ‘JOY’ charm, embracing our #YearofYouth #SpredingJoy theme for the year. Students remembered St Angela as an educator of women from all classes of society.
In 2017, with the support of the school leadership, I applied to participate in the Australia-ASEAN BRIDGE School Partnership Program. I am very fortunate to be selected to be part of this program.
Merici Student and Teacher awarded the Simpson Prize 2018
We are delighted to announce that Samantha Elise Trafford (Year 10) has been selected as the Simpson Prize 2018 winner for the Australian Capital Territory. Many outstanding entries were submitted to the competition and Samantha is to be congratulated on this achievement.