As part of World Environment Day and our week of War on Waste, Merici College held a ‘whole school' Clean Up Australia by Houses today. We would like to thank the students for supporting this important event.
OzClo (The Australian Computational and Linguistics Olympiad) is an annual competition that challenges high school students to develop their own strategies for solving problems in fascinating real languages. Merici College entered a total of 9 senior and junior teams this year. Six teams achieved Bronze, two teams attained Silver and one team was awarded Gold.
We would like to thank our students for supporting our Oz Harvest and Vinnies Can Line today.
Can Line rankings are:
Last night the Research School of Chemistry at the ANU held the annual ACT Titration Stakes - a chemistry competition. The two Merici teams (Yr 11: Shreya Bhatnagar, Emma Howse and Ashlyn Radford; Yr 12: Jade Esler, Japneet Kaur, Rosie Zielinski) placed 2nd and 3rd respectively from 29 teams and will compete again in the nationals in Term 3.
This is great work by both teams, but particularly impressive for the Yr 11s, who only did their first titration about three weeks ago!
The displayed photo shows them with the new head of school, Professor Penny Brothers.
Having won the Riverina regional competition, the Merici College Year 10 Da Vinci Decathlon team yesterday competed at the NSW State event at Knox Grammar in Sydney. It was a high-energy day as always, and in a sterling effort, the Merici girls won the Ideation task against more than 60 other Yr 10 teams from across Sydney and NSW.
We congratulate Mariah Brody who is in Melbourne this week competing at the Australian Gymnastics Championships. Mariah has placed 6th in her division (15 years and over national level 8). We look forward to receiving more news!
The Year 7 and 8 teams competed at Canberra Grammar as usual in the ACT competition, accompanied Mrs Renee Taylor, Deputy Principal Learning and Year 12 student Jade Esler.
The Year 8s won the Ideation and Art & Poetry challenges.
The Year 7s won Art & Poetry, were 2nd in English, 3rd in Engineering and Creative Producers, and took 3rd place overall. This is our best result in the junior competition for some years.