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Our symbol for 2023 points to the collaborative and relational nature of this concept: we gather together, in all our...
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Upcoming information and events at Merici College.
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Welcome Merici College students, parents and staff to our new 2023 College year!
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The word I have chosen is LEADERSHIP.
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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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Tullow House Day (Monday 6 February)

Tullow House will celebrate their ‘House Day’ on Monday 6 February. This is an...

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Term 1:

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

Start: Wednesday...

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Welcome Merici College students, parents and staff to our new 2023 College. year!
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Congratulations and best wishes to our Class of 2022.
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Being a part of a community can have a positive impact on our mental health and emotional wellbeing – it can also offer...
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WELCOME MESSAGE FROM OUR 2023 COLLEGE CAPTAINS

WELCOME MESSAGE FROM OUR CAPTAINS

Numerologists widely believe the number 23 to be associated with the planet Uranus; a planet which is believed by astrology enthusiasts to represent change, innovation, and progress. Others believe the number 23 to be a sign from angels, a message from the divine. Our research, in conjunction with the brilliant leadership team and the wonderful Merici staff and students, hints at one thing; 2023 is going to be a fabulous year to remember. 

Merici College Year 12 students excel and achieve outstanding academic excellence

Congratulations to all our 2022 Year 12 students who received their ATARs. Here is a snapshot of achievements.

 

Freya Spring for achieving an ATAR of 99.35

Colette Paterson for achieving an ATAR of 99.2

Median ATAR achieved - 82.15

16% of students achieved an ATAR over 95

29% of students achieved an ATAR over 90

54% of students achieved an ATAR over 80

98% of students achieved an ATAR over 60

 

We wish our Class of 2022 a future filled with happiness!

The Year in Vocational Education Training and Careers

Merici College provides the students with the key skills to move forward! The academic pathways to further education are varied and many of our girls have taken up early offers at university.

The vocational courses that the College offers our students in Year 10, 11 and 12 will certainly provide them with excellent opportunities to facilitate their career pathway and equip them with essential skills for the workplace or for further education.

A snapshot of what happens after Year 12…

The Year in Science

A picture really is worth a thousand words, so rather than filling these Science pages with my ramblings, beyond a few noteworthy achievements, I will let these images portray what has happened in the Science Department for 2022. 

The Year in Religious Education

This year saw change continue within the Religious Education Department! More of our staff undertook Catalyst training and this has resulted in important changes to teaching practice that have been welcomed by the students in all year levels – daily reviews and full student participation are part of lessons. All teachers have used the SEQTA learning management system, resulting in greater access for students and parents to daily lessons materials, assessment tasks and feedback.

The Year in Languages

For the Languages Department, 2022 has been a year of promise. After 2 years of being largely cut off from the world, languages teaching staff are excited by the gradual reopening of borders and the opportunity to expand the horizons of our students internationally. We have been working with World Education Programs Australia who offer exchange programs for students in Years 10-12 and will also be seeking host families in and around the ACT soon.

The Year in the Information Centre

The beginning of the year is always busy, preparing and distributing over 1,700 textbooks within the first few weeks. With an unexpected change in staff, it is with thanks to Mrs. Kim Hekimian who kept all staff and students happy, meeting their textbook needs. Term 1 also saw us engaged and celebrating being back at school, displays were created. We set up the WIDE reading program and began the database and research lessons.

The Year in Inclusive Education

2022 has been a year of wonderful endeavours for Inclusive Education at Merici College. With the ever-growing team of professionals we have seen The Hub, our central location, become a consistent hive of activity for students from across all year groups needing additional support. This space houses many varying aspects of improving learning for students.

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