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Thank you to all our students and staff for supporting our virtual walk yesterday morning for Gift of Life Inc...
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As Catholic education marks 200 years in Australia, the Archdiocese celebrated the momentous occasion in Canberra on...
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Congratulations to all our students on their exceptional academic achievements.
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We are confident that St Angela Merici would have been delighted with this year’s school theme “Dare to Dream” with its...
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Art from the Heart Family Workshop

The Art Department will be holding a family ‘Art from the Heart’...

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A visit to the National Museum has been arranged for Year 7 Integrated Humanities students on Wednesday 3 March 2021. The...

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The 2021 Merici College Year 7 Camp will be held in Tathra on the Far South Coast of New South Wales. The venue is Hobart...

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We hope all our students and staff had a great start to the school year today.
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This is great! You can use your eggs shells to make little seed starter pots!
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Merici College Green Tip #3 - Biodegradable, Compostable and Degradable, which to choose?

​The terms biodegradable, compostable and degradable all create the impression that they offer better environmental outcomes to conventional plastics and that they disappear harmlessly into the environment, right?  

No, this is not the case. 

As the world moves to ban single-use plastics, biodegradable plastics are increasingly in focus as an environmentally friendly alternative. However, some plastics degrade into microplastics, others take a very long time to disappear from the environment, and in certain conditions they produce powerful greenhouse gases.

Merici College Green Tip #2 - One roast chicken, five people, three meals and zero waste?

As a committed sustainability practitioner, I will always promote plant-based eating most of the time for its lower environmental impact. However, I am also a realist and understand the diversity of food people may select. 

In continuing our waste reduction theme in Term 1, I refer to the great book which was the focus of last week's Green Tip. 

The family in A Family Guide to Waste Free Living  use one roast chicken to serve five people over three meals with zero waste.

Merici College Green Tip #1 - A Family Guide to Waste-Free Living

During Term 1 at Merici we focus on reducing waste and hope that this translates into action here at school, at home and wherever you may go.

I was recently introduced to a lovely and inspiring book, A Family Guide to Waste-Free Living, which can assist us all to do better with reducing our waste. It is about a family of five living near Hobart who have produced no waste or recycling since 2015. They remind us that even through recycling, we are using energy and resources. 

Costa Georgiadis provides the foreword and states that:

Principal’s Address and Opening Assembly

Welcome all to the commencement of the 2021 school year. I hope that you had a wonderful summer, full of rest, rejuvenation, family time and, possibly, adventure. I also trust that all are ready for:

  • a fresh beginning,
  • to be open to new experiences and
  • are looking to continue your journey to human growth and fullness of being in 2021.

What are beginnings?

One of my favourite poets, TS Eliot once wrote, “Every moment is a fresh beginning.”

Feast Day of St Angela Merici

Today we celebrate the Feast Day of St Angela Merici and her vision for education and her unique model of spirituality. She continues to be the inspiring model on which we base ourselves. Her love and sensitivity to human needs won her the title "Madre Angela” from the people of Brescia, Italy.