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.
On Wednesday 22 March, all students taking History in Semester One spent the day visiting the Australian War Memorial. The excursion was enjoyed by all with students gaining a greater appreciation of the roles of Australians in the First World War.
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.
Merici offers a wide range of sporting, cultural, community service, creative and outdoor activities for students. To encourage student participation, an Activities Expo is held each year which provides students with the opportunity to investigate and enrol in any of the activities. For a complete list of activities, please follow the link https://www.merici.act.edu.au/cocurricular.
Our Merici Dance Troupe performed at the Multicultural Festival on Friday night, 17 February. The community vibe and support was absolutely amazing and we would like to thank the organisers for the opportunity to be involved in this special event.
Do you have a community event coming up? Contact our Dance Troupe on 6243 4178 for our participation.
Canberra students from Merici College, Girls Grammar and St Clare's currently on the HASSE Junior and Senior Space School Programs, together with over 100 other students in Australia.