It was with great pride and appreciation that Mrs Loretta Wholley and members of the Leadership Team presented academic awards to students on Monday 11 February for their achievements in Semester 2 2018. Mrs Wholley addressed the students, recognising the achievements and hard work of all students. “As students at Merici you are called to: Be compassionate and faithfilled young women who reach out to others and are a powerful voice for those less fortunate.As students at Merici you are empowered by your teachers and family to be: Reflective, Open-minded, Risk-takers, Caring, Balanced, P
The annual Merici College Sports Awards presentation night was held on Thursday 1 November. Throughout 2018 many of our students have taken up sporting opportunities offered at Merici. Merici competes in up to 50 interschool events throughout the year with students displaying their talents in several of these of sports. We also have several co-curricular sporting teams, Netball, Basketball, Volleyball, AFL, Hockey, Futsal and Snow Sports that compete in ACT and NSW weekend competitions.
We would like to thank all the students and staff who supported Book Week last week. All week the library has been a hive of activity with scavenger hunts, book quizzes, celebrity heads and of course our very positive Book Week Parade on Wednesday. It was a huge success with great characterisation and costumes, and lots of fun had by all.
The Career Expo is designed for all Year 9 to Year 12 students and their parents are actively encouraged to attend. It is at this time that the girls can begin to gain an understanding of the extensive variety of courses that are available from all the major institutions within the ACT and surrounding regions. We would like to thank all our special guests and presenters for providing insightful advice to our students thinking about entering their respective career.
On the morning of Monday 14 May, our College was honoured by the presence of more than 140 mothers, grandmothers and significant others from our Merici family. It was a wonderful opportunity for our community to celebrate Mothers’ Day with a very special Prayer and Breakfast. The focus of the Prayer was centred around the St Angela Merici Rose which was gifted Merici College this year and is our 2018 Year of Youth symbol, representing the ongoing nurturing that mothers provide to their children every day.
Merici College held its Anzac Assembly on Tuesday 1 May. The assembly provided the community with the opportunity to pause and remember the men and women who have served in Australia’s Defence Force, honouring their memory. Guest speakers, Yr 10 student, Samantha Trafford and teacher Liza Laird shared their reflections on their recent Battlefields Tour of the Western Front, which they both won as part of the Simpson Prize Competition. Samantha spoke of her great uncle, Ray Trafford who was killed on the western front.
We would like to thank all our students on their participation at our Athletics Carnival. The day was a great success!
The Merici College school community welcomed parents, friends and representatives of Catholic Education at their Opening School Mass on Tuesday 27 February which was celebrated by principal celebrant Father Bernie Patterson and Fr Paul Nulley and Fr Kieran Adams who assisted him. The Merici community embraced their 2018 College theme,Year of Youth and Spreading Joy as they celebrated their mission and vision of building a loving community that is strong in faith. We would like to thank everyone for joining us for this very special celebration.