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Today is the start of National Reconciliation Week. Celebrate #NRW2020 by entering our Reconciliation Week Poetry and...
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National Sorry Day is a significant day for all Australians, especially Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people...
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We have such great news to share! Be a Merici Girl Days will be held on Wednesday 10 June and Friday 12 June.
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Happy Mother's Day to all the wonderful mothers, you are amazing to manage everything so well especially in these...
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We challenge students to pave the way for future generations of women - we call it "standing on the shoulders...
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Questions to prompt discussion and reflection
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The 2021 Year 11 Information Evening will be held on Thursday 4 June commencing at 5.00pm. All Year 10 parents and students...

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For all families interested in learning more about Merici College and enrolment. The Talk and Tour will consist of a brief...

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DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MONDAY 25 MAY CLOSE OF BUSINESS!

 

Appropriation in Isolation Creative and Performing Arts...

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We are really missing not be able to show people what life is like at Merici, so we thought we would takes a look back...
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We would like to thank all our families for participating in our Anzac Day Driveway dawn service and commemorating this...
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Have you wondered whether our emissions have dropped during the shutdown triggered by COVID-19?
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Merici College Green Tip #9 - Have you got 4 minutes and 23 seconds for some perspective?

Something to look at on the holidays.......

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-nEYsyRlYo

His Epic Message Will Make You Want to Save the World | Short Film Showcase - YouTube

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As the human population continues to grow, so does our impact on the environment. In fact, recent research has shown that three-quarters of Earth’s land surf...

Happy Holidays! Stay safe. 

 

Merici College Student Scholarships for 2021

The Merici College Board has decided to grant number of scholarships to students entering Year 7 at Merici College in 2021. This scholarship will recognise the outstanding talents of current Year 6 students and their passion for learning and leading.  In addition, a number of scholarships to students entering Year 11 at Merici College will also be granted. All students in our current Year 10 cohort are welcome to apply, as well as new students applying to Merici from outside the College.

Happy Tullow House Day!

Today we celebrate Tullow House Day! We have been chatting with the students of Tullow House during online Pastoral Care. Many of the girls dressed in our House colour, green. We participated in a quiz testing their knowledge of the history of Tullow House and the staff members within the House. The girls had great fun in their scavenger hunt, retrieving green objects from around their home and garden. Some of the girls found balloons, green feathered boa, cuddly toys, vegetables, herbs, the list goes on. Many of the girls made ‘green’ cakes and desserts to share with their families!

Why did you chose to study the IB Diploma Program at Merici College?

 I chose IB because I've always been interested in doing new classes, and IB is very different from the structure I'm used to. I hope the IB DP challenges me because I want to expand my horizons. For me, the IB is a new pathway that I can use to better myself and be a well rounded person. Preashika Dhakal, Year 11

 

Remote Learning Timetables for Term 2

Please see the below attached PDF to find the new timetables that will start at the beginning of Term 2.

 

Our focus is on continuity of learning (not assessments, although there will still be assessments). 

 

Our priority is on creating a sense of belonging and community even though we may be apart, hence Pastoral Care still plays a very important part in our daily routine.

 

Uniform Shop Trading Hours

The uniform shop will no longer be open for extended hours in the lead up to the school  holidays. It will also be closed during the holiday period.

Tuesday 7 April, 9-11am, will be the last day open for this term. It will not be opening Thursday 9 April.

Further information on trading hours for Term 2 will be advised.

Merici College Green Tip #8 - While we are at home more than usual, we can reduce our food waste.....

It's a staggering figure, but about one-third of all food produced for human consumption around the world goes to waste.

 

Below are some tips from the World Wide Fund for Nature on why reducing food waste matters and how you can improve your food management to save your hard earned dollars and reduce your environmental impact

 

https://www.wwf.org.au/what-we-do/food/reducing-food-waste

 

COVID-19 Update from the Principal

Dear Parents and Carers

In order to support all staff to provide remote learning programs in Term 2, the College will be providing all staff with professional learning for the last week of term from Monday 6 April to Thursday 9 April.

This professional learning will enhance the learning programs we will be able to offer in remote modes in Term 2.

In order to support the professional learning of staff, I ask all parents and carers to make alternative arrangements for their daughters.

What's a Concept in the IB MYP Framework?

In the MYP framework, concepts represent the big ideas which form the heart of a connected curriculum. Known as KEY CONCEPTS these ideas are shared across subjects with the aim of unifying the student’s academic experience. Students are invited to see connections and alternative perspectives, as different subjects may refer to the same key concept, however, with different learning experiences students will experience new ways of thinking. Concepts are not just single words but rather complex ideas that shape the student experience (Barnard, 2016).