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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 32 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.

 

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

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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 25 min ago
Memories@Merici congratulates the then-Catholic Girls High School Braddon ex-students on celebrating their 50th Year...
14 hours 30 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

Book Week

Thank you to all the students and staff who supported Book Week last week. All week the library has been a hive of activity with scavenger hunts, book quizzes, celebrity heads and of course our very positive Book Week Parade on Wednesday. It was a huge success with great characterisation and costumes, and lots of fun had by all. Congratulations to all winners; the photo above is of the most creative group: Alice in Wonderland from Year 8.

Image gallery: https://merici.news/view-galleries/book-week

Penola House Day

Penola House Day was a wonderful celebration of the House and we were privileged to have two local Josephite Sisters come in to share it with us, Sr Bernadette Mary Walsh and Sr Ann Morrison. The Sisters shared great stories from their childhood and the many and varied experiences they have had working throughout NSW. Sr Bernadette Mary even brought photos in and most featured her “mucking in” doing all sorts of jobs such as mowing lawns and fixing a roof while up in a cherry picker. The celebrations featured a prayerful liturgy, games and of course, the Penola cake.

Memories@Merici with Caitlin Figueiredo

Merici College ex-student Caitlin Figueiredo addressed the school community at the Academic Awards Ceremony on Monday 6 August. Caitilin is a proud multicultural Australian, social entrepreneur, activist, and Merici Alumni.  She sits on three United Nations Task Forces with her work spanning five continents. At 20 years old, Caitlin was named one of Australia's 100 Most Influential Women and an Obama White House Changemaker for Gender Equality by the President and Michelle Obama.

Year 10 Creative Voices - Brigitte Sander's 'Camille's Meadow'

To continue our series on Year 10 Creative Voices, this week we showcase Brigitte Sander’s piece titled Camille’s Meadow which uses the Romantic genre to explore nature and love. As part of the English Curriculum last Semester, students were asked to write a sustained piece of prose fiction. This is the only class that offers students the opportunity to write extended pieces of creative writing.

We look forward to continuing to provide you with the opportunity to read these beautiful pieces of writing and see just how talented our girls are in English!

 

 

Student addresses Gender Bias in Modern Society

As part of the Australian Government Department of Education and Training Innovation Month, Jade Esler, Merici Year 11 student, addressed Government staff on Tuesday 31 July. The Innovation program includes a number of  interactive workshops and presentations and Jade was invited to speak after she presented a pitch at the TEDx Canberra Open Mic Night. Jade spoke about the Gender Bias in Modern Society, and how it is affecting young children and perpetuating the issue further; how current gender stereotypes can make future equality difficult to obtain.

Self-Defence Classes for all Merici Students

Merici College has partnered with Jasiri Australia to bring self-defence classed to every student at Merici College. These classes will be undertaken during Women’s Health Week from 3-7 September and will focus on more than just physical techniques.  Jasiri will also teach awareness, assertiveness, verbal confrontation and safety strategies that enable students to prevent, escape, resist and survive assaults.