The Year 9 RE Christian Service Learning Program enjoyed a visit to Goodwin Homes.The girls spent the morning assisting residents and staff with the morning program of games, artwork, tea break and sharing memories.
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.
Year 9 Textiles recently went to the Craft Fair to look at the beautiful patchwork quilts on display and participate in some of the many workshops offered at the fair. This was organised for the girls to gain inspiration for their own quilted patchwork project that they have started for this semesters unit of work ‘We’ve got you covered’. We also visited the Australian War Memorial to look at the beautiful Changi Quilts made by the women in termed in the Changi prison during World War II and looked into the stories behind their designs and a bit of the history behind patchwork quilting.
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.
The Year 9 Spirituality Day was held on campus on Wednesday 16 August. The day addressed issues of limiting values and motivated students to tear away the mask – looking to strengthen their faith. Also included in the program was a presentation on mental health led by Batyr (www.batyr.com.au) and a powerful affirmation exercise.
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