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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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IWD #EachforEqual Celebration

We would like to thank our community for supporting our #IWD2020 #EachforEqual celebration. Special thanks and appreciation to Marianna Tolo from the UC Capitals for addressing our community and sharing with us her journey and insights into the challenges and rewards of her commitment to her sporting career. It was an absolute pleasure meeting Marianna and we wish her continued success in all that she does.

We would also like to congratulate our Hospitality students for preparing and serving delicious canapes throughout the evening. #mericipride

 

What is the IB MYP Personal Project?

Have you ever wanted to plan a caravan trip around Australia, write a play, build a robot or direct a short film? Students in the Middle Years Programme (MYP) at Merici will have such an opportunity at the end of Year 9 and throughout Year 10 when they pursue a passion of their choice also known as the personal project. This will happen over an extended period of time so students should be ambitious with their ideas! All students will be assigned a supervisor, whose role is to act as a mentor; providing support and guidance throughout the experience.

Uniform Shop now stocked for Winter

Merici College Uniform Shop now stocked with winter uniform items. A reminder that the shop is open during school terms on Tuesdays 8am-11am and Thursdays 2pm-5pm. Please order now to avoid delays. Online orders are welcomed at https://shop.merici.act.edu.au/MonitorOnline/app/#/login.

 

The shop is closed during school holidays, however we will be open on:

• Friday 3 April (3pm-5pm, appointment only, no drop-ins, email uniform@merici.act.edu.au)

Merici College Green Tip #5 - Not all chocolate is the same!

When thinking of Easter eggs, there are some that are better than others...

Around 70% of the chocolate we consume comes from West Africa, where it's estimated that more than two million children and young people under the age of 18 work as labourers in cocoa harvesting. Some of these children are trafficked; many are working under harmful labour conditions. And it's the cocoa they produce that ends up in the chocolate we eat.

Be part of the solution and look for chocolate that is certified by the Rainforest Alliance, Fairtrade or UTZ.

Student Achievements at the Canberra Show

Congratulations to our Textiles and Fashion students who have excelled at the 2020 Canberra Show and it was a delight to see them so excited to see their entries hung and displayed so beautifully.

We would also like to congratulate Maria Georgiadis who independently entered a dress for which she won first prize.

Student Quilts

Jemma Vrkic 2nd place and Reserve Student Champion

Chelsea Giovinazzo 3rd Place

 

Encouragement Awards

Neve Lawless

Isabella Bartone

A Day with Dr Justin Coulson

Merici College would like to thank Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families for his visit to the College yesterday. Justin spoke to our Year 12 students about overcoming the 3 Ds - doubt, distraction and drudgery, telling them that doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will. He suggested that the way to overcome self-doubt is to decide. He also spent time with our Year 8 students, talking to them about respectful relationships.