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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...
1 week 4 days ago
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

Please follow the link...

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End of Semester Information for Year 12 students

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

1 month 2 weeks ago
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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Principal's Blog - Adolescent Mental Health and Wellbeing

In my six years as a Principal, I have been troubled by the rise in the number of students diagnosed with mental health issues.  Only yesterday, an article in our local paper highlighted that 1 in 4 students were struggling with a mental health issue and 1 in 7 students has had an episode in the past 12 months.

Anxiety, stress, relationship conflict, body image, grief, addiction and suicidal ideation – all are on the rise.

UNIFORM SHOP EXTENDED HOURS!

The uniform shop is open on Tuesdays 8am-11am and Thursdays 2pm-4pm. To assist in meeting your needs prior to the start of the 2020 school year, the shop will be open from 9.00am – 1.00pm on the following days:

 

Saturday 30 November

Saturday 7 December

Monday 16 December

Wednesday 22 January

Thursday 23 January

Friday 24 January

Tuesday 28 January

 

For all information on uniform requirements, please visit www.merici.college.

 

IB – Middle Years Programme (MYP) – Service and Action

IB – Middle Years Programme (MYP) – Service and Action

Do you know what the requirements are for Service and Action in the IB MYP? Merici has a fantastic service learning program that promotes authentic service experiences. This aligns well with the IB requirements for Service and Action and you can see below how the IB MYP 7 service learning outcomes align with our Christ-centred outcomes. Read more..

Merici College Green Tip #32 - Sw(op) Shop for National Recycling Week

Sw(op) Shop to be held Tuesday 12 November at lunch time in C1/C2!

Donate pre-loved clothes and accessories before Thursday 7 November. Please place items in the clothing bin near Student Services.

Come along to C1/C2 on Tuesday 12 November to Sw(op) till you drop! No charge for items.

#NationalReyclingWeek

 

Felicity Maher

Sustainability Officer

 

 

ACT Science and Engineering Fair Award recipients

At the ACT Science Fair Awards night on Friday, Rebecca Fergusson and Caitlyn Crick both received awards.  Rebecca achieved an Encouragement Award for her investigation into the antibacterial effect of various natural remedies, while Caitlyn received a Highly Commended Award for her study of the strength-to-weight ratio of various beam geometries printed on a 3D printer.  Caitlyn will go on to enter her project in the National BHP Science and Engineering Awards."

Year 9/10 Engineering Students 3rd Place at Science and Engineering Challenge

Last Thursday 24 October, the two Year 9/10 engineering classes competed against six other Canberra schools in the Science and Engineering Challenge, run by the University of Newcastle at Parliament House. The students divided into eight smaller teams and completed a variety of challenges through the day. With several high scores and a lot of enthusiasm and creativity, they came away with overall third place. We're looking forward to participating in this excellent challenge again in the future!

Merici College Green Tip #32 - Mobile phones round up!

Actsmart Mobile Round up (National Recycling Week)

 PLEASE TELL EVERYONE to collect their phones to be part of a Guinness world record attempt for the largest amount of mobile phones collected for recycling in 24 hours.

A collection box can be found here at Merici opposite Student Services, next to the Terracycle Oral Care collection. 

Donations accepted until 13 November.

Accepted items include: