On Tuesday 2 May, the students and staff of Ningil House celebrated the inaugural Ningil House Feast Day. The day began with prayer and reflection in Morning PC, where the formation of the Ningil Mission in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea, as well as what it means to be a member of Ningil House today, were referenced. Later in the day, the House celebrated through reciting the House prayer, singing a rousing rendition of “I’m a Ningil House Kid” and sharing cake in what proved to be a most joyous atmosphere.
We had another fun and hands-on Medieval History Day for the Year 8 students on Thursday 31 August with glorious weather, and lots of great guest speakers and coaches. We would like to thank all the students for participating with such great enthusiasm and interest.
The theme for this year’s Book Week is Escape to Everywhere. At Merici we have had a world of fun. The iC became the Swamp with Shrek and Fiona, joined by a range of characters from various fairy tales and books escaping to the swamp. Throughout the week there have been quizzes in Pastoral Care, lunch time Scavenger Hunts, culminating today with the Dress Up Parade.
Congratulations to all our students on their academic achievements throughout Semester 1.
"This was such a wonderful time to thank our mums and grandmas for their constant love and support" Roisin Moore, 2017 School Captain
On Monday 3 April, the Merici College community reflected on the significance of Easter by exploring the Stations of the Cross and other important aspects of Holy Week in the Easter Liturgy. The liturgy was completely student-focussed with approximately 50 students leading all elements. We wish our community a very Holy and safe Easter.
Earth Hour for Schools was held at Merici College on Friday 24 March. We were very pleased to welcome Minister Shane Rattenbury who joined with students and staff to make a "hand print" pledge to reduce their energy consumption. Minister Rattenbury also visited our kitchen garden and spoke to our Sustainabilty at Merici team about sustainability initiatives and strategies currently in place at the College. In the afternoon, all students and staff "flicked the switch" lights off.
Merici celebrated National Ride to School Day this morning. Students and staff who rode or walked to school were treated to a free and healthy breakfast courtesy of our lovely canteen staff and sustainability volunteers.