Student Achievement

Student Achievement - Rosemary Zielinski to represent Australia at the Asian Physics Olympiad

Merici College congratulates Rosemary Zielinski who is one of eight of Australia’s top performing student physicists making the team to represent Australia at the Asian Physics Olympiad to be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre from 5 to 13 May. They will compete against more than 200 of Asia’s smartest kids representing 26 other countries and regions.The Australian Year 11 and 12 students are from Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Canberra and Sutton, NSW. They will compete in theoretical and experimental exams that draw on first-year university physics, and will try to win gold for Australia.

Student Achievement - Under 15’s National Hockey Tournament

We congratulate Imogen Dorsett who is currently participating in the Under 15’s National Hockey Tournament. The Under 15 ACT team are doing well with tough opposition in their group, so far against NSW, QLD, VIC and WA lost 3 and drawn 1 but all very competitive matches. They play Tasmania at 2pm this afternoon and then into the play offs over the weekend.

We wish Imogen lots of luck in this afternoon's games!


Student Achievement - US National Snowboard Championships

Kasey Kelley competed in the US National Snowboard Championships last week, held in Colorado.  On Friday 5 April, she raced in Giant Slalom and finished 4th in her age group. She was against 27 other girls from all across America. The top 8 went into a shootout scenario, so she made it through a few heats to take 4th spot.

After qualifying 9th in the time trials in Kasey's main event of Boarder X, Kasey had a fall in the quarter finals, finishing 15th out of 41 girls.

Student wins Gold at 2019 Singapore National Figure Skating Championships

We congratulate Monique Lawrence (Year 12) who recently competed in the 2019 Singapore National Figure Skating Championships and was awarded Gold in the Advanced Novice Ladies category.

The Singapore National Figure Skating Championships are held in Jurong, Singapore and this year there were 139 competitors from over 13 countries. Monique competed against eight skaters from Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines and Indonesia. 

World Down Syndrome Day celebrated at Merici College

World Down Syndrome Day was in established in 2012 when the United Nations General Assembly decided that it would be celebrated on 21 March each year. Lots of Socks is a Down Syndrome International campaign aimed at creating conversation and bring awareness of Down syndrome on 21 March, World Down Syndrome Day, each year. The idea behind the Lots of Socks initiative is to create conversation about diversity, uniqueness, inclusion and acceptance.

Student Achievement - Caitlyn Crick awarded Simpson Prize ACT Runner-Up

We congratulate Caitlyn Crick (Year 10 Balgo) who has received the ACT runner-up award for the 2019 Simpson Prize essay competition, for her essay about the end of the First World War. A wonderful achievement in a national competition!

Caitlyn enjoyed a weekend of touring Canberra’s historic sights and museums with other prize winners from around the country, and received her award on Monday 18 March.

Student Achievement - Brooke Ellis

We are very proud to say that our wonderful Year 8 student, Brooke Ellis competed at the 2019 ENSW State Interschools Championships, held at the Sydney International Equestrian Centre (SIEC).

On Sunday 10  March,  Brooke and TS Sir Donn (Donny) competed in the Secondary Elementary (Years 7-12) Dressage Championship, placing 3rd in their first test (3B) and 1st in their second test (3C), giving them enough points to be sashed overall Elementary Champions.

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