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.
Congratulations to our Principal, Loretta Wholley, who has been made a Fellow of ACT Australian Council of Educational Leadership (ACEL).
We congratulate Mrs Loretta Wholley, Principal, on being awarded the ACEL ACT Fellowship. A highlight each year for the Australian Council for Educational Leaders Australian Capital Territory Branch (ACEL ACT) is the annual presentation of awards. It is through these awards that ACEL ACT honours educational leaders who have made a significant contribution to education, educational leadership and the improvement of student and organisational outcomes.
Fantastic achievement Mrs Wholley!
We congratulate Rebecca DeCourcy, Sustainability Officer on completion of her Master of Environment (Advanced) Thesis attaining a grade of 91 (High Distinction).
The thesis is entitled Food Security on the Lower Mekong Basin: A Comparative Study of Agricultural Policy in Vietnam and Cambodia.
Here is the abstract:
Congratulations Shabnam Mohamad Shafiq on being selected for an award in the 2017 Pens Against Poverty writing competition. Merici College was also the overall school winner and teacher Mrs Louise Martingale and her Year 10 class are being recognised as the standout class. The awards ceremony will be held on Friday 20 October at the Canberra College Performing Arts Centre.
Liza has recently taken up the position of Head of Senior School for Term 4. She has been a Merici College staff member for 10 years, 9 of which she has served as Penola House Coordinator. She also filled the position of Staff Representative on the Merici College Board for 6 years.
Liza completed her initial teacher training at what is now QUT in Brisbane and she also holds a Graduate Diploma in Leadership (ACU) and a Master of Education, Guidance and Counselling (USQ).
International Day of the Girl is an international observance day declared by the United Nations and is held on 11 October each year. The observation supports more opportunity for girls and increases awareness of gender inequality faced by girls worldwide based upon their gender. This inequality includes areas such as access to education, nutrition, legal rights, medical care, and protection from discrimination, violence against women and unfree child marriage.