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We congratulate our elected College Captains, Specialist Captains, House Captains and Vice Captains on their...
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Today nine students from Years 9-11 participated in a pilot outreach activity from the ANU’s College of Engineering and...
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We have learnt to much this year about resilience, faithfulness, compassion and our ability to support each other as a...
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The senior Hospitality students, prepared and presented an 8 course degustation for 68 guests, matched with wines for...
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We wish all the father figures in the lives of our students and wider community a lovely day this Sunday.
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Mission Month - Catholic Mission Socktober

During Week 1, Term 4, Merici College students are invited...

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Many women in Australia have little access to sanitary items due to homelessness or poverty.... 

Members of our Merici...

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The SAM (Sustainability at Merici) team is running a House competition next term.  The aim is to collect as many beauty...

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Our #MericiMoment today takes a look back at our Year 10 Socials held in recent years. Today our Year 10s will attend...
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House Competition! Collect as many beauty product packaging for House points!
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Merici College Green Tip #19 - Plastic Waste at Merici

Using an online calculator, the students in Ms Heydenrych's Year 9 Science class worked out that they each generate an average of 7.29kgs of plastic waste per year at school (just from food products).

They then worked out how much this would be if extended to include all the students and staff. i.e approx 800.

This works out to 5.8 tonnes per year of plastic on Merici's campus and doesn't include large items, clothing etc.

The students concluded that our plastic use is the challenge of our lifetimes. 

Vinnies and OzHarvest Can Line

Here are the results for this years can line! The girls did great and went out of their way to enthusiastically get involved and provide for those struggling to put food on the table. We are very proud of the amount of donations we’ve made!

Penola 876

Brescia 789

Balgo 518

Ningil 451

Tullow 396

Seiwa 311

Total Cans 3341

 

 

Merici College students and staff brave the cold for the homeless

Canberra’s cold temperatures set in for Merici College Year 10, 11 and 12 students and teachers who rose to the challenge on Thursday 18 June for the annual Vinnies Sleepout.

The group slept outdoors in the New Quad to raise funds for Canberra’s homeless. With the temperature a low -1 degrees, students and teachers prepared themselves for a cold night. The aim of the night was to promote awareness within our Merici community of the issue of homelessness and to experience a small part of the reality of homelessness.

Merici College Green Tip #18 - Environment or Economy?

Protection of the environment is sometimes argued to come at the expense of the economy.  In fact protection of the environment and the resource base from which all production is sourced directly underpins the economy. Environmental protection also affords environmental services on which all life depends, such as clean air and water, estimated to be valued at trillions of dollars per year. 

Appropriation in Isolation Creative and Performing Arts Competition Winners

Congratulations to the following students who have been awarded prizes for their entries in our Appropriation in Isolation Creative and Performing Arts Competition.

Group Performance: Hannah David-Hoole, Merryn Culhane, Lindsay Holmes

Music Performance: Saanvi Bajaj, Hannah David-Hoole

Visual Arts: Jessica Kalthofen (High Commendation), Lindsay Holmes (High Commendation), Madeline Ween, Abigail Van Ballegooyen, Guntas Sidhu, Amy Redmond, Anna Mels, Giana Fuertez, Hycenth Meani