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This week we publish one of our Year 11 students' articles on this subject, written by Rosie Zielinski...
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Overwheming support with over 3500 cans donated!
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Wishing our Year 10 students all the best as they commence their exams today.
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Upcoming events for Weeks 8 and 9
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Our Year 10 Engineering students began their aerospace engineering course this year looking at the history of human...
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So far this year, we have reduced our energy consumption by 10%!
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Did you know that on any given night, 1 in 200 Australians are homeless and we have a number of Canberrans in this situation...

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As Year 12 come to the end of their journey at Merici College, they are required to attend their annual Year 12 Retreat. It is...

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Semester Reports for students in Years 7-9 will be handed to students to be brought home on Wednesday 4 July 2018 (Week 10)....

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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.
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Shabnam Mohamad Shafiq - 2017 Pens Against Poverty Writing Competition -

Congratulations Shabnam Mohamad Shafiq on being selected for an award in the  2017 Pens Against Poverty writing competition.  Merici College was also the overall school winner and teacher Mrs Louise Martingale and her Year 10 class are being recognised as the standout class. The awards ceremony will be held on Friday 20 October at the Canberra College Performing Arts Centre.

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.