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We congratulate Karly Roestbakken who will join the Young Matilidas in Asia.
18 hours 24 min ago
A team of five of our top senior mathematicians took part in the annual ANU Maths Day.
1 day 18 hours ago
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
1 week 1 day ago

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 15 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.
2 weeks 3 days ago
The ACTSmart Carbon Challenge is just around the corner.
3 days 14 hours ago

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).

International Day of the Girl ABC Radio Canberra Interview

International Day of the Girl is an international observance day declared by the United Nations and is held on 11 October each year. The observation supports more opportunity for girls and increases awareness of gender inequality faced by girls worldwide based upon their gender. This inequality includes areas such as access to education, nutrition, legal rights, medical care, and protection from discrimination, violence against women and unfree child marriage.

Pilgrimage Reflection 2017

I chose a pilgrimage journey for my Principal’s Renewal Program as a source of spiritual strength, a time of repentance, thanksgiving, prayer and meditation. Also as an opportunity for me to encounter the love of God, learn about the miracles and works of Our Lady and the Saints and deepen my faith. I was privileged to be entrusted to take with your prayers for peace, for discernment, for healing in our hearts, minds bodies, for those who have died and for justice in the world.

Merici Weekly Green Tip #19

Here is our green tip for the week:

We have set up a soft plastic recycling station at Merici!

Soft or flexible plastics are any plastics that can be easily scrunched into a ball or broken when crushed by hand and includes bread, pasta, chip and lolly packets.

You can drop off your waste at our station located in the front office foyer.

For more info visit http://recyclingweek.planetark.org/recycling-info/softplastics.cfm

 

Ski and Snowboard Australia Day Conference

On Wednesday 4th October, the inaugural Ski and Snowboard Australia Day Conference at Rushcutters Bay in Sydney was held. It is a forum of the who’s who in winter sports that discusses everything snowsports not just Interschools itself (such as event organisation, rules of racing etc), but indeed everything in the development of future ski racers and snowsports athletes – including pathways to the Winter Olympics.