Staff Achievement

Simpson Prize Award 2018 takes Merici Student and Teacher to France

 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.

Merici Principal receives ACEL ACT Fellowship Award

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!


Rebecca DeCourcy - Master of Environment (Advanced) Thesis Outstanding Achievement

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:

Shabnam Mohamad Shafiq - 2017 Pens Against Poverty Writing Competition -

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 Laird (Acting) Head of Senior School

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 ABC Radio Canberra Interview

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.

Pilgrimage Reflection 2017

I chose a pilgrimage journey for my Principal’s Renewal Program as a source of spiritual strength, a time of repentance, thanksgiving, prayer and meditation. Also as an opportunity for me to encounter the love of God, learn about the miracles and works of Our Lady and the Saints and deepen my faith. I was privileged to be entrusted to take with your prayers for peace, for discernment, for healing in our hearts, minds bodies, for those who have died and for justice in the world.

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