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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.

Please visit...

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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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Merici College Green Tip #31 - A better toothbrush? On special this week.....

​Australia has a population of over 23 million people.

If every citizen uses only one toothbrush each year - a conservative estimate - Australia’s 23 million toothbrushes would amount to about 350 tonnes of landfill waste annually. On a global scale, the world population of well over 7 billion people will generate over 100,000 tonnes of toothbrush waste if every individual were to use only one toothbrush each year. 


#MericiMoment Wall of Words - Katherine Keir, Class of 2016

#MericiMoment Wall of Words – This week we reflect on the word Family provided by Katherine Keir, Class of 2016. “From teachers to my fellow students in my cohort, I always felt a great sense of family and community in the way I both received and provided support, academic and otherwise, throughout my time at Merici, from year 7 to 12. Through bonding over experiences at Merici, I’m still really good friends with quite a few of the girls I went to school with, and consider them as close as sisters.” Thanks Katherine! #mericialumni #mericipride

Merici College Green Tip #30 - Are your clothing donations charitable?

The Year 8 students have been learning about this issue, which is so important it deserves to have the awareness raised as far and wide as possible....

Have you ever thought about what happens to your old clothes after you drop them off at the op shop?

Now is the time, because these goodwill gestures are fueling an environmental catastrophe on the other side of the world.



We wish to congratulate Kate Durham on her successful appointment to the position of Deputy Principal Wellbeing. This position is a new Executive role that will start from the beginning of 2022.  Kate brings to the role a wealth of knowledge and over 20 years of teaching experience in both Catholic and Independent Schools. She is currently Head of Junior School at Merici and has held leadership positions in Pastoral Care and student wellbeing at Canberra Girls Grammar School and St Mary Mackillop College.

COVID-19 Update for ACT Schools for Term 4 2021

Dear Parents, Carers, Students and Staff,

I hope this email finds you all well and safe.

Merici College follows various COVID-19 Safe requirements as advised by ACT Health which seek to prevent and minimise the transmission of COVID-19.

The safety and wellbeing of students and staff is the primary consideration of any decision related to re-opening schools.

These requirements are designed to:

#MericiMoment - Jessica Thompson, Class of 2010

We recently asked members of our Alumni to provide a word that describes Merici College. Over the next few months we will share these words with you. Here is our first one, thanks Jess for your contribution!

“Humbling - It was a supportive school with students and staff supporting you along the way. It was really a journey through to becoming the woman I am today.” Jessica Thompson, Class of 2010.

Year 7 2022 Information Evening

Dear Year 7 2022 Students, Parents and Guardians

It was so lovely to meet you all online last night. Thank you so much for joining with us. We are very excited to have you joining our community in 2022.

Below is the presentation from last night, with included notes from our speeches for you to read through. Also below is all the information you will need in regards to our BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Program at Merici. It has all the contact details in case you have any further questions.