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We look forward to welcoming you to Merici College for Year 7 in 2020!.
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Term 1 2020 commencement dates
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May the love, peace and happiness of Christ be with you all.
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We congratulate a number of girls from Merici who competed (rowing for Capital Lakes) at the rowing NSW Sprint...
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Today we gather to celebrate the end of Year 10 and prepare to embark on the next stage in your daughter’s educational...
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We would like to take this opportunity of thanking all our students for their hard work and commitment this year, and...
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Term Dates for 2020

Please note the school dates for 2020 below:

Term 1            First Day...

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End of Semester Information for Year 10 students

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End of Semester Information for Year 12 students

The next few weeks are very important for our Year 12...

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At this time of year the regular Green Tip readers will know already to think carefully about what you buy in order to...
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Ethics Olympiad Gold Medal awarded to Merici debating team

Congratulations to a debating team from Merici who has won the gold medal of the Middle School Ethics Olympiad. The Ethics Olympiad is a competition that involves debating skills, critical thinking and creativity, with teams from various high schools across the ACT. Students form a panel to debate “ethical issues” ranging from privacy and technology to the environment, charity and friendship.

2019 Expressive Arts Showcase

Our 2019 Showcase is a celebration of the artistic gifts and talents of all our students. The subjects highlighted in the exhibition are Dance, Photography, Visual Arts, Media, Music, Vocal and Drama. The ‘Arts’ consists of visual and performing arts and the students presented a very professional and entertaining program. The Merici College Dance Troupe performed wonderful routines that showcase their diversity. The Vocal Group were outstanding as they performed vocal pieces. And the talents of our bands and ensembles has been outstanding this year.

Merici College awarded 2019 ACT Smart Sustainable School of the Year

Congratulations Merici College students and staff, 2019 ACT Smart Sustainable School of the Year! Fiona Buining, Sustainability Teacher, also received a Highly Commended for the Staff Leadership Award. We were also nominated for the Sustainable Project Award for the Tomato Sale.
A special thank you to Fiona and Felicity Maher, Sustainability Officer and the SAM team!!

Merici College Green Tip #35 - Want to join the solution to the plastic problem?

We are all very aware of the problems and challenges facing the ecosystems upon which all life depends. 

Sometimes this creates feelings of being overwhelmed and not knowing what to do. However solutions are emerging.  

Click on the link to discover how Andrew "Twiggy" Forrest, an Australian billionaire and former CEO of Fortescue Metals Group, sees the solution to the plastic problem.

Please take this opportunity to sign up to show your support to encourage companies to make changes. 

https://noplasticwaste.org/

Year 12 Farewell Assembly

A FAREWELL MESSAGE TO OUR YEAR 12S

To the Graduating Class of 2019, on behalf of your teachers, staff and students of Merici College….congratulations! We would like to thank two wonderful young women who have led the College. Thank you Malia Harrison and Olivia Miles for your enthusiasm for life and vision for the future. You have been great ambassadors. Well done and congratulations. Thank you also to our 2019 Captains. We have valued your generous spirit and the gusto you have instilled in your teams and Houses.

Year 12 2019 Gift to the College honours past student Annette Taylor

At the Year 12 Farewell Assembly today, our Year 12 students presented a wonderful gift to the College, an outdoor light box. The box has the design of a blossoming tree, representing the tree of life which really comes alive when it is lit up. We chose this gift for two reasons. The first is to represent the way our wonderful school has bloomed throughout these past 60 years. The second is to honour one of our past students for which the gift is dedicated to. A young girl named Annette Taylor was just 11 when she passed away in 1975. At this time she was attending Merici College.

Merici awarded Actsmart Schools 5th Star for Water Accreditation

Merici College has attained the fifth of 5 stars in the Sustainability Accreditation Program run by the ACT Government through its Actsmart Schools Program.  Pending review in all 5 categories - Waste, Energy, Water, Biodiversity and Links to the Curriculum - we will soon be the first high school and Year 7-12 school in the ACT to be 5 star accredited.  This is a significant achievement and the result of work over the last eight years by key staff and students that has built the momentum necessary for this outstanding result. Well done!