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Congratulations to our 2019 College Leaders who were commissioned into their new roles by all members of the College.
10 hours 30 min ago
We congratulate Eleanor Coleman, Year 10, on being selected to participate in the Years 10, 11 and 12 Wingara Mura –...
3 days 16 hours ago
Caitlyn aims to put her grant towards training on powered aircraft as well as gliding. She hopes to achieve her first...
4 days 12 hours ago
Upcoming events for Term 4 Weeks 2 and 3.
4 days 12 hours ago
Wear your crazy socks all day!
6 days 17 hours ago
Ashlyn Radford, Year 10, has been selected to attend the Aboriginal Summer School for Excellence in Technology and...
1 week 15 hours ago

Brescia will celebrate their House Day on Monday 29 October.

 

4 days 12 hours ago

A special Commissioning liturgy will be held on Monday 22 October for the commissioning of the College’s 2019 School Captains...

4 days 12 hours ago

Over 20 heirloom varieties grown by Merici College Sustainability students will be on sale to the public on Saturday 27...

1 week 10 hours ago
ongratulations to our 2019 College Leaders who were commissioned into their new roles by all members of the College.
10 hours 23 min ago
Memories@Merici congratulates the then-Catholic Girls High School Braddon ex-students on celebrating their 50th Year...
14 hours 28 min ago
Since starting my position at Merici College I have endeavoured to be a strong advocate and spokesperson for the mental...
5 days 12 hours ago

Merici successful applicant for PROJECT ROCKIT School Grants Program

We are very excited to be a successful applicant for the PROJECT ROCKIT Online School Grants Program. PROJECT ROCKIT is Australia’s youth-drive movement against bullying, hate and prejudice. For the last 12 years,  they have been sending passionate young people into schools to create real talk and help young people stand up instead of standing by. ​PROJECT ROCKIT now works with over 250,000 young people, sit on the Government's eSafety committee and are the go-to-youth cybersafety partner of Facebook, Instagram,Twitter and Google.

ACT Schools Mountain Bike Championships

A brave call was made not to cancel the Mountain Bike Championship this year! So Charlotte Farrell, Tara Maguire, Fey Etherington, Jess Kalthofen, Hannah Iles and Laura de Puit braved some shocking weather to ride with nearly 700 other high schoolers at Stromlo.  The race was shortened to 2 hours as riders were shaking with cold being soaked and splattered from head to toe with mud.  But fun was had by all and the girls placed a very impressive 4th and 6th in their all female category, competing against ACT and NSW teams.  Well done girls!

SolarHub PV solution for Merici College

We are thrilled to announce that as of January 2019, Merici will be home to a 93kW Solar Photovoltaic system!

We currently have a small 5kW Solar PV system on campus, which was installed back in 2010 under the National Solar Schools grant program. This system only offsets about 1% of our electricity usage. Our new system will offset approximately 20% of our energy usage.

The amount of CO2 emissions we’ll avoid is equivalent to taking 27 cars off the road per year!

Local solar panel heroes, Solar Hub will begin installation from December this year.

What’s Happening in Engineering @ Merici

In Week 3 of this term, the Year 10 Engineering class performed their first rocket launch as part of this semester’s unit: “It Is Rocket Science.”  With the assistance of members of the Canberra Rocketry Group (Nev Blyth, Dr Tony Buckmaster, John Davies and Mark Bottomley) and kind permission from Dr Buckmaster to use his Yass property, the engineers launched 14 model rockets. Each rocket carried a payload of a small altimeter that allowed us to collect flight telemetry.