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Merici College is located close to the centre of Canberra and was
established in 1959 to cater for girls from Years 7 to 12. The year 2009 saw
the school celebrate its 50th Jubilee. The school strives to create a Catholic
community where gospel values become part of daily life. Academic excellence is
encouraged through personal commitment and community support.

The school is well known for its consistently excellent results in
National testing, its focus on integrating technology into learning and its
Powerful Learning Principles. Merici is the only school in the ACT with an
optional laptop program for Years 7 to 9.

Facilities: Oval, tennis courts, sports and fitness centre, modern
Information Centre, computer laboratories, laptop trolleys, specialist rooms
for practical subjects, interactive whiteboards in most classes and a wireless
network throughout the college.

Electives Years 7 to 10: Art, Music, Drama, Dance, Food Technology,
Textiles, Media Studies, Consumer Education and Sustainability. A language is
compulsory in Years 7 and 8 with choices from Italian, German, Japanese and
French. A second language is also possible from Year 9 onwards. Students in
Year 10 can begin Vocational courses leading to Certificate I and II.

Subjects Years 11 and 12: Religious Studies, English, Mathematics,
Drama, Information Technology, Business Studies, Business Administration, Legal
Studies, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Earth Science, History (Ancient and
Modern), Geography, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Art, Sports Science,
Sport and Recreation, Psychology, Sociology, Dance, Hospitality, Fashion Design,
Photography, Media Studies, Music.

Sport: Girls can compete in athletics, basketball, cross-country,
equestrian, gymnastics, hockey, netball, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis,
oztag, volleyball, water polo and others.

Extracurricular activities: Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme,
chamber group, string group, choir, debating, band, mock trial, Shakespeare
Festival, social justice group, St Vincent de Paul.

Welfare and personal development: Both personal and group
counselling are provided for in a welfare system also incorporating work
experience and career guidance.

Religion Catholic
Type Catholic
Day/boarding Day School
Boys/Girls Girl
Years Year 7 - Year 12
Enrolment 1000 students
61 2 62******* 61 2 6243 4100
61 2 62******* 61 2 6243 4199
Address Wise Street, Braddon 2601
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