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Penola House Day was a wonderful celebration of the House.
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My last piece of advice to you girls is that when people say you have the power and potential to change the world –...
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Upcoming events for Term 3 Weeks 4 and 5.
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This week we showcase Brigitte Sander’s piece titled Camille’s Meadow which uses the Romantic genre to explore nature...
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As part of the Australian Government Department of Education and Training Innovation Month, Jade Esler, Merici Year 11...
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We congratulate Brianna Farell who is currently participating in the School Sport Australia Girls 16 Years and Under...
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To celebrate National Women’s Health Week Merici College will be offering all women connected to the Merici College community...

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Students from a Defence Force family at Merici College have been invited to participate in the 2018 Battle for Australia...

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There was an error in the last What’s On. Book Week is held during Week 5 of this term (20–24 August), not Week 6. Apologies...

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Congratulations to all our students on their academic achievements in Semester 1, 2018.
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A Time to be Thankful!
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ABC's War on Waste Season 2 commences Tuesday 24 July. ...
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Sister-school Relationship with Tieyi School in Xi’an, China

Sister-school Relationship with Tieyi School in Xi’an, China

Exciting news for Mandarin! We have successfully establishing a sister-school relationship with Tieyi School in Xi’an, China. Xi’an is an ancient Chinese city and had been the capital city of various Chinese dynasties and, of course, the home to the famous terra-cotta warriors. The main objective of this relationship is to develop friendship and cooperation between Tieyi School and Merici College and, most importantly, to promote cross-cultural understanding and awareness between Australia and China.

National Eisteddfod Results

We would like to congratulate all our students who performed at the National Eisteddod and their amazing achievements:

Jazz band- Silver Award

Combined Concert bands- Bronze Award

String Ensemble- Silver Award

Many thanks to Beth Way, Co-curricular Music Facilitator and Jack Quail, Jacqueline Smith, Zoe Heinrichs, Jason Henderson and Greg Baines for all their hardwork and dedication in preparing the students for this event.

 

 

Human Biology students explore the nature of stem cells

This year, students at Merici have had their first chance to explore Human Biology as a subject for Senior study. Unit 1, ‘The Essentials of Human Life’ explores the nature of stem cells, in both embryonic and adult contexts, and challenges students to apply this knowledge to the emerging field of tissue engineering. Last week, our Merici girls were challenged by graduate students from the ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science to transfer their knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of various tissue types to the field of prosthetics.

Aerospace Engineering - Imogene Blake investigates the Hubble Space Telescope

Our Yr 10 Engineering students began their aerospace engineering course this year looking at the history of human space flight and exploration.  As part of this topic each student undertook research on a space mission of their choice, and produced a popular science-style article about that mission.

This week, Imogene Blake writes about the Hubble Space Telescope.

 

Green Tip #11 World Bee Day!

This Sunday (May 20th) is the first ever World Bee Day!

In Canberra, there’ll be activities on all day  (and some on Saturday too!).The official opening of World Bee Day kicks off at the Slovenian Embassy on Sunday morning. Parliament House will serve afternoon tea using honey from the Parliamentary bees, and later on the Swiss Embassy and the ANU are partnering to host a free screening of “More than Honey” at Coombs Theatre on ANU campus.

Find out about all these events and more by clicking here.

Mother's Day Prayer and Breakfast

On the morning of Monday 14 May, our College was honoured by the presence of more than 140 mothers, grandmothers and significant others from our Merici family. The focus of the Prayer was centred around the St Angela Merici Rose which was gifted Merici College this year and is our 2018 Year of Youth symbol, representing the ongoing nurturing that mothers provide to their children every day. Students wrote messages of thanks, appreciation and love to their mums and significant others; recognising the important role they play in their lives.