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This year, the Merici community has been called, as people of God, to activate our hearts, heads and hands to connect...
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A celebration of the end of the academic calendar in a year of challenges, joys and the building of a culture that...
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Today our Year 7 RE classes are running stalls to raise funds for the St Vincent de Paul Christmas Appeal.
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Next year, Merici College will celebrate 65 years since first opening its doors in 1959. To celebrate this milestone, a 65th...

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Term 1

Commences: Wednesday 31 January (Years 7, 11, 12, new students), Thursday 1 February (Years 8...

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Exceptional academic achievements students! Congratulations!
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Congratulations to all our students on all your achievements this year.
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Christmas is upon us, and there are decorations and preparations all around us.
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Monique Lawrence awarded ACT Intermediate Ice-Skating Champion

Monique Lawrence, Year 10 student, competed at the ACT State Ice Skating Championships on Saturday, 14 October and attained a Personal Best score and 1st place!  Monique has been selected into the ACT Representative team to go to Brisbane in December 2017. Also then competing on Sunday, 25 October in Liverpool NSW taking out another 1st place. We congratulate Monique on these wonderful achievements and look forward to hearing more news.

Jessica Lauc, winner of the CPA National Business Plan Competition and designer of the "LEADZ" dog band

We congratulate Jessica Lauc, Year 12 student, on winning the National CPA Business Plan Competition in Melbourne. Jessica presented her business plan on the "LEADZ" band, to a panel of judges including the Director of CPA Australia and the National Coordinator of Business Educators. The "LEADZ" band is a very innovative design of a dog band that contains two compartments: one for dog treats; and the other for tidy bags or any other small items such as car keys, on either side of the band. Jessica was inspired to design the band by her family dog, Archie Lauc!

Merici Weekly Green Tip #20

Here is our green tip for the week:

Did you know….

Tomatoes originally came from Peru where their Aztec name translated to “plump thing with a navel”.

Tomatoes increase in weight as they ripen, even after harvesting.

Our annual tomato plant sale is on Saturday 28th October at 8am at Merici College - on the corner of Henty Street and Limestone Avenue.


Memories@Merici with the Class of 1977 Reunion

We would like to thank our Class of 1977 for the opportunity of conducting a school tour as part of their school reunion on Saturday 14 October. It was a pleasure listening to all the wonderful school yard stories!

We would also like to thank the Young Music Society Concert Band who were rehearsing in our Jubilee Centre at the time of the tour and happily performed "Lord of the Dance" for our group.

Full image gallery at  https://merici.news/view-galleries/memoriesmerici-class-1977-reunion

Fr Bernie Patterson celebrates 40 years of service

It was a wonderful opportunity at our recent Commissioning Liturgy, held on Monday 16 October, for Mrs Loretta Wholley, Principal, to take the opportunity of acknowledging and celebrating the work of Fr Bernie Patterson.

"Today we take the opportunity to acknowlege and celebrate Fr Bernie. We do this in thanksgiving for the 40 years of service he gives as a priest since his ordination in 1977.

Fr Bernie:

Commissioning Liturgy of our 2018 College Leaders

Congratulations to our 2018 College Leaders who were commissioned into their new roles by all members of the College.

A special liturgy was held on Monday 16 October where the College Captain and Vice Captain, House Captain and Vice Captains, Specialist Captains, the Narragunnawali Captain and the Transition Captain were officially recognised in their leadership roles for 2018. 

Liza Laird (Acting) Head of Senior School

Liza has recently taken up the position of Head of Senior School for Term 4. She has been a Merici College staff member for 10 years, 9 of which she has served as Penola House Coordinator. She also filled the position of Staff Representative on the Merici College Board for 6 years.

Liza completed her initial teacher training at what is now QUT in Brisbane and she also holds a Graduate Diploma in Leadership (ACU) and a Master of Education, Guidance and Counselling (USQ).