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We congratulate our scholarship recipients for Year 11 and 12 as they embark on their Senior Secondary studies in 2020/...
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Celebrating the achievements of all our students!
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This new initiative was designed by Marist and Merici to bring the brother-sister schools together for ice breaker...
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A walk down memory lane, revisiting each decade through dance, music, drama performances, alumni reflections and...
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Upcoming events and news for Term 3 Weeks 4 and 5
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It is with great pleasure we can announce we are now an IB World School and have been awarded authorisation to deliver...
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Book Week Monday 19 August – Friday 23 August

The Book Week Committee is in full swing organising...

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Year 12 Formal

It is with great excitement we ask you to save the date for the Merici Student and...

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Year 10 Social (Friday 20 September)

Merici College’s Year 10 Social is a highly enjoyable event and...

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Congratulations to all our students for their excellent academic achievements.
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Sir David Attenborough looks at a planet on the verge of climate catastrophe
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Merici College Green Tip #21 - Sunglasses upcycled from commercial fishing nets!

If you are in the market for some new sunglasses, consider these.....they are upcycled from commercial gill nets removed from the Great Barrier Reef. Developed as a partnership led by the WWF (World Wildlife Fund) it is hoped that the purchase of these Reefcycle sunglasses will allow more commercial fishing nets to be upcycled into sunglasses, saving more marine life.

https://urlzs.com/ZMyCk

 

Merici College Green Tip #20 - Terracycle "Recycling the Unrecyclable"

Toothpaste tubes, toothbrushes and their packaging and dental floss containers are not recyclable through conventional recycling streams.  

However Terracycle is an innovative company that has made a business of "recycling the unrecyclable".  

A collection station will be set up at Merici in Term 3, the bonus is that we can earn one cent per item to put towards sustainability projects here at the school. 

Merici College Green Tip #19 - It's not only whales eating plastic...What's your plastic diet?

A new study commissioned by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and carried out by University of Newcastle, Australia concluded that on average people could be ingesting approximately 5 grams of plastic every week, which is the equivalent weight of a credit card.

The single largest source of plastic ingestion is through water, both bottled and tap, all over the world. 

Of the consumables studied, those with the highest recorded plastic levels include shellfish, beer and salt. 

Rosemary Zielinski to represent Australia in Israel at the 2019 International Physics Olympiad

This morning Rosemary Zielinski ,Year 12 student, together with senior staff members from Merici and her parents, attended the 2019 Australian Olympiad team’s announcement, that Rosemary has been selected to represent Australia on the Physics team at the 2019 International Physics Olympiad. Rosemary and team members will be competing in Israel from 7-15 July. We wish Rosemary all the best in this international competition.

 

Listen to ABC Radio Interview with Rosie and team members.

 

 

Student Achievement - Caitlyn Crick wins ACT Plain English Speaking Award

We congratulate Caitlyn Crick on winning the ACT Plain English Speaking Award (PESA) with her speech on gender equality in the workplace. Caitlyn also  delivered an impromptu speech on her magical childhood compared to children from broken homes.  Caitlyn now moves onto the national finals in Brisbane next term. Well done Caitlyn!

Students Achievement at NSW U15 State Hockey Championships

Merici students Imogen Dorsett and Brooke Ellis recently represented Canberra at the NSW U15 State Hockey Championships in Wagga, 21-23 June .

The high-caliber, three day tournament saw 35 teams from across NSW, including 2 from the ACT, representing their respective regions.

Imogen and Brooke both played in the Canberra 1 side. Strong teamwork and lots of goals saw the team take out their division with wins in all 7 games, including the Grand Final.

Well done girls!

 

St Matthew's Athletics Carnival - Thank You students!

We would like to thank our students who assisted St Matthew's Primary School yesterday at their athletics carnival held at the College.

The girls were wonderful ambassadors and thoroughly enjoyed helping out with all the running, field and novelty events.

We would also like to thank St Matthew's for the opportunity of hosting the carnival.

 

New Mural for #MERICI60

Our 60th Anniversary Mural is now up in the Old Quad. It is amazing and captures the story of the founding 10 religious orders, our Catholic faith, Australia, our indigenous connections, all facets of education, co-curricular activities, sustainability and so much more.

The artists, Hullabaloo Studio, have given us the story behind the many design elements on the mural which can be found in the images.

We would like to thank Christine, Regina and Megan (Hullabaloo Studio) and our art students for creating such a beautiful piece of art!