Merici is an International Baccalaureate World School offering the Diploma Programme

We are the only Catholic high school to offer the Diploma Programme in Canberra, adding options for a quality international education to our community.

It is with great pleasure we can announce we are now an IB World School and have been awarded authorisation to deliver the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB DP) from 2020.

We are the only Catholic high school to offer the Diploma Programme in Canberra, adding options for a quality international education to our community.

As an “IB World School offering the Diploma Programme, we are part of a global community of schools committed to developing knowledgeable, caring young people who will be ready to negotiate their futures successfully and make contributions resulting in a more harmonious and peaceful world.” (IBO, 2019)

As a community we are dedicated to making this shared vision come alive through our curriculum and the additional opportunities available in our college. Having recently attended workshops on the future of education, I can assure you that Merici College is at the forefront of ensuring our students have the opportunities to be confident local, national and global citizens, integrating their knowledge, skills and faith.

As we embark on our IB DP delivery, we will endeavour to keep you up to date with all the achievements and progress along the way. Our next steps will be to update our website with IB material, and work on the preparing for our 2020 cohort.

We wish to thank all of the community who have been involved with this process, Catholic Education, the parent and student community and all the staff at Merici who have worked hard to meet international standards and are appreciative of the expertise of the IB staff in guiding us through this journey.

Should you wish to know more about the IB DP options for Year 11 in 2020, please contact our Enrolments Officer, Narelle Patrick on 62434150 or narelle.patrick@merici.act.edu.au or click here to access our IB DP Student Information booklet for what courses are on offer at Merici in 2020.

Mrs Loretta Wholley

Principal

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