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Today we celebrate the Feast Day of our patron saint Angela Merici and her vision for education and her unique model of...
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Due to isolation requirements, the uniform shop will not be open today, Wednesday 19 January.
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The results are in for our first IB Diploma Programme cohort. All candidates passed their Diploma with excellent...
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Minh Huynh
I have fond memories of the time I spent at Merici College.
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Tracy Keeley
Tracy grew up in Canberra and is a proud graduate of Merici College in 1982.
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Claire Smart
These aspirations would not have been possible without the amazing teaching and empowering culture I was brought up in...
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We are looking very forward to meeting you and your family at our 2022 Open Day and Enrolling Now Events.

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Term 1

Start    Monday 31 January – Year 7, 11, 12 and new students

            Tuesday 1...

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We are pleased to advise that the Merici College Uniform Shop will be offering extended hours to meet your uniform...

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As we approach the end of the year and the festive season, here is a general sustainable gift-giving philosophy.
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#MericiMoment Wall of Words - Rosemary Sheehan (Class of 1978)

The word I have chosen is Empowerment.  The nuns and the few lay teachers we had told us we had choices in career, life pathways, our bodies, relationships. They told us we were able to make a difference in the world. The nuns were the first feminists I knew and they encouraged us to believe in ourselves as young women, and we had the right for equal treatment in society. They treated us as young women, opening our eyes to issues of the day. They encouraged us to have our own voice.

Professor Rosemary Sheehan AM

Year 12 Farewell Assembly

Congratulations and best wishes to our Year 12 students who were farewelled by the community at a special assembly on Friday 12 November. Good luck with your exams  and we look forward to celebrating your achievements at your Year 12 Graduation Mass and Awards Ceremony! #mericipride #mericisisters

Congratulations also to Balgo House, winners of the 2021 House Cup and our year 11 and 12 students awarded Blue, Red and Gold Angel Wings for their Christian Service Learning hours.


#MericiMoment Wall of Words - Anna Cronin (Class of 1978)

My word is FRIENDSHIP.

I came from the UK and arrived at Merici (Braddon Catholic HIgh School for Girls) in 1975. I was put into a class with girls a bit older than me.  I forged friendships with several girls who are still close friends of mine and I rejoice in these friendships and the education I was lucky to receive at school.  It provided a fantastic foundation for my university studies and my career, which has been fulfilling.  I look back on my days at Merici with great fondness, gratitude and pride.

Remembrance Day, Lest We Forget

Today is Remembrance Day. A reminder we will pause as a College community this morning for a reflection.


Prayer: Compassionate God,

In whose hands are the destinies of this and every nation,

We give you thanks for the freedoms we enjoy in this land

And for those who laid down their lives to defend them:

We pray that we and all the people of Australia,

Gratefully remembering their courage and their sacrifice,

May have the grace to live in a spirit of justice, of generosity, and of peace;

Through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Merici College Green Tip #35 - What do you do with your sports shoes at the end of their life?

More than 110 million shoes are imported into Australia each year.

One quarter of these are sports shoes with only 1% collected and recycled after use. 

Shoe components take over 1000 years to break down.

This is a significant environmental concern. 

​When footwear is thrown out, not only do we miss the chance to divert tonnes of landfill, we miss out on the valuable opportunity to reclaim, recycle, repurpose and reuse. 

Enter TreadLightly - a national recycling initiative where you can take your unwanted sports and lifestlyle footwear to be recycled.