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Today our community reflected on the significance of Easter by exploring the Stations of the Cross and other important...
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Visit us on our Open Day, Wednesday 28 April to learn more about the College.
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Presented by Anna Masters, Principal
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Important information in relation to change of open times for the last week of Term and new uniform shop-premises...
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The BBQ was a great opportunity for our whole community to gather, parents to meet PC Teachers and for us to welcome...
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For all families interested in learning more about Merici College. The Talk and Tour will consist of a brief...
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BE A MERICI GIRL DAYS will be held on 22 April, 23 April and 6 May, 2021.

 

Be a Merici Girl for a Day provides...

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BE A MERICI GIRL DAYS will be held on 22 April, 23 April and 6 May, 2021.

 

Be a Merici Girl for a Day provides...

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Be a Merici Girl for a Day provides Year 6 students with the opportunity to experience a typical day in a College. Students...

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Our community reflected on the significance of Easter by exploring the Stations of the Cross and other important aspects
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Thank you to all our community who supporting our community event last night.
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To preserve our common Earth, you can collect all your Easter Egg foil and roll it up together into a ball.
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The Year in Creative and Performing Arts

There have been many changes this year in Creative and Performing Arts. This year we had three new staff join the team, Mrs. Nicola Bartasek as the Music Teacher, Ms. Carly Johnson as the Drama Teacher and Ms. Justine MacCormick as a Visual Arts, Photography teacher and as the Coordinator. Mrs. Laura Pearce continued teaching Dance, Mrs. Liz Igoe-Taylor Visual Arts and Mr. Matthew Reynolds Media.

The Year in Global Studies

What a year we have had, one like no other! In response to the challenges that arose in our community due to the COVID-19 pandemic, teachers rallied together and developed interesting and engaging activities which were delivered remotely during the lockdown period. Their professional approach to caring for the students was impressive. The Global Studies Department includes the subjects of Legal Studies, Business Studies, Graphic Design, Senior Ancient and Modern History, Geography, History, Civics and Citizenship, Business and Economics, Integrated Humanities, Food Technology and Textiles.

The Year in English

Being an English teacher at Merici College is fantastic because we see the passion and empathy of our students as they explore great literature and other forms of communication.

The Year in Religious Education

And we thought 2019 was a year of change! Just as things were settling in towards the end of Term 1, remote learning was upon us. Rather than seeing this as a huge imposition, the Religious Education staff jumped in to the challenge and managed to engage the students with some new ways of doing things – many of which have remained as we returned to the “new normal” once back at school. The variety of new software being used in classes is amazing!

The Year in Languages

The Languages Department has an activity-filled year. We are raising the cultural awareness in the school community by celebrating national days and festivals from Italy, China and France. An important but simple way to attain inter-cultural understanding is through food and celebrations.

A Prayer during Change (written and composed by Imogene Blake, Class of 2020)

For this task, I created a choral piece entitled, ‘A Prayer During Change’, praying to Saint Angela Merici, as ‘…a woman of foresight and courage who enjoined her successors to make changes according to the needs of the time.’ (The Editors of the Encyclopedia Britannica, 2020), for guidance and strength during ‘… times of change’. The piece explores the theme of transitioning, reflecting on challenges faced by the Merici Community during 2020, and highlighting how, whilst confronting, periods of transition facilitate growth and flourishing.

The Year in Science

Wow, what a year. Bushfires, smoke, hail, COVID-19, remote learning and the constant feeling of not really knowing what was going to happen next, has made this a highly unusual year for everyone. It is definitely a year we would like to not repeat, but it has also shown how amazing and resilient the Merici community really is, including the Science Department.

Year 12 2020 Academic Results

We wish to pass on our congratulations and best wishes to all our Graduands for 2020. 

83 students received their Year 12 ACT Senior Secondary Certificate. 60 students completed a Tertiary Package and received an ATAR. 23 students completed Accredited Packages, which included Vocational qualifications. 

Merici College Dux 

Highest Achieving Year 12 student at Merici College who completed a Tertiary Package Imogene Blake 

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Runner up to the Dux is Aislinn McArdle 

The Year in Mathematics

THE YEAR IN MATHEMATICS

Throughout this year, students across Year 7-12 have shown resilience and creative ways to engage in Mathematics, both online and in the classroom.

We have welcomed to the Department Mr. Damien Nemeth and Miss Emma Bishop at the start of the year and Mr. Ed Mickleburgh and Mr. Damien Woods in Semester 2. All come with a wealth of experience and a passion for teaching and learning.