Year 9

2017 Band Camp and Parent Concert: Thursday 27 April and Friday 28 April

For all Beginner Band, Beginner Strings, Chamber Group, Advanced Strings, Jazz Band, Junior Band and Senior Band students. Students are required to arrive at Merici on Thursday 27 April and meet in the Jubilee Centre 7.30am. Return to school Friday 28 April at approximately 3.00pm with afternoon tea and set up for concert to occur afterwards. Parent Concert: 6.00pm in the auditorium, gold coin donation. This is a great opportunity for performance of pieces prior to the Eisteddfod.

NAPLAN

NAPLAN tests the sorts of skills that are essential for every child to progress through school and life, such as reading, writing, spelling, grammar and numeracy. It is important to remember that NAPLAN tests are not pass/fail tests. At the classroom level it is one of a number of important tools used by teachers to measure student progress. NAPLAN assesses literacy and numeracy skills that students are already learning through the school curriculum. Teachers will ensure that students are familiar with the test formats and will provide appropriate support and guidance.

ANZAC Assembly

An nvitation is extended to our Merici community to attend our ANZAC Assembly on Wednesday 26 April. The theme for this year’s assembly is “United in Hope and we welcome Commander Bernadette Alexander, RAN as our guest speaker. A display of historic military memorabilia provided by Merici community members can also be viewed at the conclusion of the assembly, followed by refreshments in the restaurant.

School Photo Day

Whilst an envelope and flyer will be distributed shortly, if possible it is Advancedlife Photography’s preference that ordering be completed online to reduce administration and potential security issues related to the return of cash and envelopes on photo day. Orders for packages and sibling photographs can be placed securely online at www.advancedlife.com.au using our school’s unique 9 digit Online Order Code. Portrait and group package orders are due by photography day. CATCHUP DAY FOR PHOTOS FOR ANY STUDENTS WHO WAS ABSENT ON 28 APRIL WILL BE HELD ON WENESDAY 10 MAY

Queanbeyan ANZAC March and Service – Tuesday 25 April (10.00am)

The Queanbeyan RSL Sub Branch have cordially invited Merici College to participate in this year’s Queanbeyan ANZAC March and Service. We are requested to assemble outside the City Council Chambers by no later than 10.00 am on ANZAC Day. The formal commemoration shall comprise a march to the World War 1 Memorial in Farrer Place, laying of a wreath by all school captains and speeches and is scheduled to go for approximately two hours. Merici College is honoured to participate in this commemoration. For more information please contact Narelle Patrick at narelle.patrick@merici.act.edu.au

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