Australian Capital Territory, Australia
About Merici College
Merici College is a Roman Catholic secondary girls' school teaching students in years 7 to 12. It is located in the Canberra suburb of Braddon in the Australian Capital Territory. It has about 70 teaching staff and more than 820 students enrolled.
Established in 1959 and formerly named Braddon Catholic Girls High School, it is the oldest Canberra girls' school and was founded as an archdiocesan school as opposed to being run by one specific religious order.
The college has a large campus set in pleasant and extensive grounds. Among its facilities is an oval, and basketball, netball and tennis courts, as well as specialist teaching areas catering for drama, visual arts, ICT and sport.
Students can also take advantage of the the Jubilee Music Centre, canteen and refurbished library.
The curriculum at Merici College is split into Junior and Senior studies. The Junior studies comprise Years 7 to 10 and adhere to the Australian Curriculum, parts of which are integrated, such as humanities, and mathematics and science, with information and communication technology skills being incorporated across the curriculum. Elective subjects are chosen from both the technology and arts areas from Year 8.
Senior studies comprise years 11 and 12 and advanced courses included are certified by the ACT Board of Senior Secondary Studies (BSSS), with the opportunity for reward with a selection of qualifications including VET Certificates and Statements of Attainment and ACT Senior Secondary Certificate and Record of Achievement.
Merici College has a focus on “Building Futures for Exceptional Young Women”. A welcoming and dynamic community has been established at the college to provide young women with the opportunity to grow intellectually and spiritually and develop a lifelong love of learning.