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We congratulate Karly Roestbakken who will join the Young Matilidas in Asia.
18 hours 25 min ago
A team of five of our top senior mathematicians took part in the annual ANU Maths Day.
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This week we publish one of our Year 11 students' articles on this subject, written by Rosie Zielinski...
3 days 16 hours ago
Overwheming support with over 3500 cans donated!
4 days 13 hours ago
Wishing our Year 10 students all the best as they commence their exams today.
4 days 17 hours ago
Upcoming events for Weeks 8 and 9
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As you are aware, Year 10 Transition Week will be held from 2 July to 6 July. During the week Year 11 2019 Interviews will be...

14 hours 50 min ago

As part of the transition into Year 11 2019, Kerry McDonnell (Careers Coordinator) and Greg Baines (Head of Senior School)...

15 hours 16 min ago

Did you know that on any given night, 1 in 200 Australians are homeless and we have a number of Canberrans in this situation...

1 week 1 day ago
On Saturday 2 June, the College community welcomed over 80 ex-students to an Alumni Soiree.
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The ACTSmart Carbon Challenge is just around the corner.
3 days 14 hours ago

Merici's Sustainability Captain receives the ACT Senior School Student Sustainability Award

On Friday 27 October, Merici Sustainability Captain Julia Heather was named as the winner of the ACT Senior School Student Sustainability Award. The award was part of the Conservation Council’s annual Environment Awards, and recognises ‘an individual who is an ACT high school or college student living in Canberra or our region who has made an outstanding contribution to sustainability initiatives and protecting our environment in the past 12 months’. Year 10 student Caitlin Treble was also a finalist for the award.

Merici Weekly Green Tip #21

Here is our green tip for the week:

Spring is in full swing in Canberra and there are lots of bees  buzzing around helping to pollinate our plants!

However, bee populations are under serious threat from habitat destruction and pesticides which the puts the future of food production under stress.

To support native bees, you can plant “bee-friendly” species such as basil, rosemary, lemons, chillies, eucalypts and foxglove.

Merici Principal receives ACEL ACT Fellowship Award

We congratulate Mrs Loretta Wholley, Principal, on being awarded the ACEL ACT Fellowship. A highlight each year for the Australian Council for Educational Leaders Australian Capital Territory Branch (ACEL ACT) is the annual presentation of awards. It is through these awards that ACEL ACT honours educational leaders who have made a significant contribution to education, educational leadership and the improvement of student and organisational outcomes.

Fantastic achievement Mrs Wholley!


Debating Success at Grand Finals

It is with absolute pleasure and delight that we announce that our Year 10 debating team of Rosemary Zielinski, Ella Carmichael and Caitlin Bilton WON their grand final against Gold Creek last night.

They successfully argued 'that we will require a licence for parents to have children'.

Merici has never won this competition before, so the girls have achieved a huge result for themselves and the school.

Year 7 Science visit to the Cotter Dam

In Term 3, Year 7 students visited Cotter Dam for an excursion that arose as a collaboration between Integrated Humanities and Integrated Maths and Science.  Students looked at the Cotter and surrounds from a number of perspectives, learning about and examining links between the history, geography, ecology, water chemistry and water management of the area.

Memories@Merici Class of 1968 50-Year Reunion 20 October 2018

Save the Date! Catholic Girls High School Braddon Class of 1968

50-year reunion, 20th October, 2018

We look forward to meeting up with you at our Catholic Girls High School Braddon 50-year Reunion on 20 October 2018 to be held at the school, now known as Merici College. The reunion dinner will be held on the evening of Saturday 20 October in the Hospitality Training facility (Bridge Restaurant) at our school and will be catered by the students.  We are thrilled that the event will form part of their end of year academic assessment!

Debating Team through to the Finals

We congratulate our two Year 10 Debating teams (Kaitlin McClory, Issy Mahon Matisse Van, Rosie Zielinski, Ella Carmichael, Caitlin Bilton) who debated against each other in the ACT Debating Competition semi-finals. They argued the topic 'That there should be a quota of low SES students attending private schools'.

We are proud to announce that the team comprising Rosie Zielinksi, Ella Carmichael and Caitlin Bilton are through to the grand final next Wednesday, 25 October where they will debate against Gold Creek.

Good luck girls!