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The Catholic Schools Youth Ministry Australia (CSYMA) program is continuing at Merici College as part of Archbishop...

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Tomato seedlings propagated by Merici College Sustainability students and teachers will be on sale to the public on Saturday...

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A step back time with friends!
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Bridge Benefit Fundraising Dinner

We would like to thank our community members who supported our Bridge Benefit Fundraising Dinner on Saturday 14 September in the Merici College Bridge Restaurant. This event is a student-led initiative and is in its fifth year of running with all proceeds to be donated to Barnardos Canberra. We would also like to thank our sponsors who generously donated items for our silent auction.

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Olivia Horvat awarded ACT School-Based Apprentice of the Year

We are very proud to announce that Olivia Horvat, Year 12 student has been awarded ACT Australian School-Based Apprentice of the Year.

Qualification: Certificate III in Individual Support
Training Provider: Quest Training Solutions
Employer: Australian Training Company
Host Employer Name: Black Mountain School
School: Merici College


We wish Olivia continued sucess in her apprenticeship.



John Nicoletti Book Series 'The Grower'

We are most appreciative of John Nicoletti who has donated a set of books,  'The Grower, The Heartbeat of Australia and The Grower, The Roots of Australia to our school library. The books enable young Austalians to connect with where their food and fibre comes from. As an adolescent John left home with $200 to his name and carved out a great life for himself in agriculture.

Principal's Blog - Fathers are pivotal in their daughter’s lives

At our recent Father Daughter dinner, guest speaker, Patricia Falcetta (https://sociallivingsolutions.com.au/) shared the following with dads – on the evening a few fathers asked for this and I thought it would be excellent to share with you all.

“Fathers are pivotal in their daughter’s lives.  Fathers are very powerful at establishing values for their girls.  Values such as trust, respect, honesty, integrity, racism and generosity.  Modelling is the best way to demonstrate these values. Remember she is watching you!

60th Anniversary Dinner

We would like to thank everyone who attended our 60th Dinner at the Canberra Rex on Saturday 7 September.

Please follow the link https://merici.college/go/-60-dinner-speeches to find the formal speech presented by Mrs Loretta Wholley, Principal. Loretta also presented a speech on behalf of Ross Fox, Director of Catholic Education Canberra.

Our sincere thanks and appreciation to the 60th Organising Committee members:

Helen Beasley, Helen Campbell, Christine Collins, Amy Connellan,

Merici College 60th Anniversary Mass

This year marks 60 years since the beginning of Merici College. Our community celebrated this milestone at a very special Mass where we reflected on our past, present and future journey from Canberra Catholic Girls’ High School in 1959, to Merici College in 2019 and beyond.

We were very honoured to welcome our Principal Celebrant for the celebration; His Grace, Archbishop Christopher Prowse, and Concelebrating were Bishop Pat Power, Monsignor John Woods and Fr Bernie Patterson together with Fr Emil Milat, Fr Kieran Adams & Fr Paul Nulley from the Central Canberra parishes.

Merici College Green Tip #27 - An alternative to chlorine bleach?

A focus on water quality necessitates consideration of cleaning products.  Chlorine bleach is a commonly used cleaning product which goes down our drains.  It is also known to have health and environmental impacts. 

If you have concerns about the health and environmental impacts of chlorine bleach, follow this link for an alternative and further information.