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Today we celebrate the Feast Day of our patron saint Angela Merici and her vision for education and her unique model of...
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Due to isolation requirements, the uniform shop will not be open today, Wednesday 19 January.
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The results are in for our first IB Diploma Programme cohort. All candidates passed their Diploma with excellent...
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Minh Huynh
I have fond memories of the time I spent at Merici College.
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Tracy Keeley
Tracy grew up in Canberra and is a proud graduate of Merici College in 1982.
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Claire Smart
These aspirations would not have been possible without the amazing teaching and empowering culture I was brought up in...
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We are looking very forward to meeting you and your family at our 2022 Open Day and Enrolling Now Events.

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Term 1

Start    Monday 31 January – Year 7, 11, 12 and new students

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We are pleased to advise that the Merici College Uniform Shop will be offering extended hours to meet your uniform...

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As we approach the end of the year and the festive season, here is a general sustainable gift-giving philosophy.
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The Year in Religious Education @ Merici

This year saw change continue within the Religious Education Department! A number of our staff were part of the Catalyst Early Adopters group for the Archdiocese and this has resulted in a number of important changes to teaching practice that have been welcomed by the students in those classes. We have also had teachers using the Seqta learning management system in Semester 2, so girls who have been in these classes will be ready for the full rollout next year.

Australian Junior Science Olympiad Team awarded Silver Medal

Last week, the Australian Junior Science Olympiad team completed their final training at Merici. They then undertook three three-hour exams as part of the 2021 International Junior Science Olympiad, and on Monday evening came away with six silver medals: a fantastic result for Australia’s inaugural entry into this event and testament to the students’ hard work.

The Year in HPE @ Merici


The innovative Merici College Physical Education Department strives to provide an environment that encourages lifelong physical activity, safety and wellbeing. Promoting healthy and active lifestyles we aim to provide our girls with opportunities to become holistic, engaged, active, resilient thinkers. (Heart).

The Year in Languages @ Merici

2021 has been a year of firsts for the Language Department. For the first time in Merici history, we have all students from Years 7-10 maintaining their acquisition of languages. As an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, Merici encourages students to be internationally minded and prepared for a global future. We are proud to support not only the language learning of students through the Middle Years Programme (MYP), but also the cultural appreciation, cognitive benefits and openminded-ness that comes with it.

The Year in English @ Merici

Being an English teacher at Merici College is fantastic for several reasons: we see the curiosity with which our students explore the world through the lens of literature and other forms of communication; we see the way our students’ skills develop and are refined over time through their hard work; we see the empathy of which our students are capable.

The Year in Creative and Performing Arts

The Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA) Department has enjoyed a very productive year despite the restrictions of COVID-19 lockdown. In February, we welcomed a new visual art teacher, Ms. Holly Bray, to our team and she has inspired the students to create some remarkable art works this year. We also welcomed Ms. Stacey Kernaghan, who has been sharing her knowledge of media with the Year 9 and 10 students.

BSSS Recognition of Academic Excellence Awards 2021

The BSSS Recognition of Excellence Ceremony is a prestigious award ceremony held in two weeks by the BSSS. Awards are given in five categories: Community Services, Vocational Studies, Academic Excellence, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Academic Achievement. These awards were  presented at Canberra Theatre on Monday 13 December.  We would like our community to celebrate with the following awardees:

Vocational Education Award - Awarded to a student achieving excellence in one or more vocational courses. The recipient of this award is: Hanah Rudd