Our 2020 International Women’s Day #EachforEqual celebration will be held on Thursday 12 March, 5-7pm in the restaurant. This year we are very excited to have Marianna Tolo join us as our guest speaker. Marianna Tolo is a three-time WNBL champion and an Australian Opal. Born in Mackay, Queensland, Marianna moved to Canberra in 2006 after earning a basketball scholarship with the Australian Institute of Sport. Two years later, she joined the UC Capitals – Canberra’s most successful national sporting team.
Merici offers a wide range of sporting, cultural, community service, creative and outdoor activities for students. All students are encouraged to become involved in these activities. A program of social and pastoral events is also provided to strengthen the community and house spirit within the college.
Moderation Day #1 (Tuesday 3 March)
Please note that Year 7-10 students will have a Pupil Free Day on Tuesday 3 March. Year 11 and Year 12 students are required to attend an AST Practice.
Bridge Restaurant (Wednesday 26 February)
The Bridge Restaurant will be open for lunch on Wednesday 236 February from 12.30pm – 1.30pm. Please telephone our Hospitality team on 6243 4130 to make your booking.
Academic Awards Semester Two 2019 (Monday 24 February)
An Evening with Dr Justin Coulson (Monday 2 March 6.30pm-8.30pm)
Dance Troupe Performance at Multicultural Festival – Sunday 23 February (1.00pm)
Our Dance Troupe’s first performance for 2020 will occur on Sunday 23 February at 1.00pm at the Multicultural Festival Stage 4 situated along City Walk (Akuna Street side). All welcome to come along and support our girls.
On Wednesday 26 February the DonateLife Walk (https://www.giftoflife.asn.au/) is taking place in Canberra. The purpose of the walk is to promote increased organ and tissue donation awareness. One donor can transform the lives of up to 10 people and significantly improve the lives of many more. Please note that although some Merici staff will be in attendance, this is not a Merici organised or supervised event. Students are to make their own way to and from the venue and parent supervision is strongly advised.
Ash Wednesday is the first day of the season of Lent. On Wednesday 26 February blessed ashes will be marked on our foreheads in the form of a cross. The smudge mark made by the ashes is a visible reminder of the commitment we enter into during Lent and of the forgiveness and strength which is the gift of Jesus to each of us.