Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are unable to hold our Academic Awards ceremonies as normal this semester. We will be conducting the ceremonies via live stream through our Merici College YouTube channel.
Merici College congratulates Hannah Williams (Year 7 Brescia) who came 2nd in U13 at the Little Athletics Championships last week.
Well done Hannah! #mericipride #DareToDream
Merici College congratulates Bonnie Young (Year 7) on her outstanding achievements over the weekend at the Little Athletic Championships. Bonnie came 1st 1500m, 2nd Discus and 2nd 80m Hurdles. Congratulations Bonnie!
On Wednesday 10 March, the staff and students at Merici College invited Year 6 students, from all around Canberra and beyond, to a Girls in Mathematics Day. Students participated in three key activities: Learning about ratios and fractions, through investigating the formula for the perfect ‘sherbet’; Puzzle fun through learning new tips that can be applied in other numerical situations; and learning the importance of team work and supporting teach other through competing in a team relay.
Thank you to all our students and staff for supporting our virtual walk yesterday morning for Gift of Life Inc DonateLife Walk 2021. We would like to extend our sincere thanks and appreciation to Hit104.7 Ned and Josh and staff for broadcasting their Breakfast Show live at Merici and supporting our Walk. We would also like to thank Cath, Mallie and all the team at Gift of Life Inc for all your organisational assistance and support.
Today we presented Academic Awards to Year 8, 9, 10 and 12 students for their achievements throughout Semester 2 last year. We congratulate all our students on their achievements and wish them well in their endeavours this year.
For this task, I created a choral piece entitled, ‘A Prayer During Change’, praying to Saint Angela Merici, as ‘…a woman of foresight and courage who enjoined her successors to make changes according to the needs of the time.’ (The Editors of the Encyclopedia Britannica, 2020), for guidance and strength during ‘… times of change’. The piece explores the theme of transitioning, reflecting on challenges faced by the Merici Community during 2020, and highlighting how, whilst confronting, periods of transition facilitate growth and flourishing.
Wow, what a year. Bushfires, smoke, hail, COVID-19, remote learning and the constant feeling of not really knowing what was going to happen next, has made this a highly unusual year for everyone. It is definitely a year we would like to not repeat, but it has also shown how amazing and resilient the Merici community really is, including the Science Department.