"I like how the teachers help to make everything easier, how the winter uniform because they keep us cosy, the variety of sport and how we get to interact with our brother school Marist."
Paula Rusanov Year 8 Seiwa 7
"One of the things I like about Merici is the kind people who help you in the corridor and the caring environment around the school. Sarah Jackson Year 7 Seiwa 6. At Merici there are so many sports and electives to participate in."
Kate McGlynn Year 7 Seiwa 7
"Having the opportunity to play in the Merici band and participate in drama performances has helped to develop my confidence. Having these skills will help me achieve my ambitions and prepare me for life outside Merici."
Amy Hadland Year 10 Balgo 1
"When I first came to Merici College I was nervous. I met some friends and the friendly people in the corridors and they helped me find my way around the enormous school. I feel good about my choice of coming to Merici."
Sarah Jackson Year 7 Seiwa 6
"When I first came to Merici I was nervous and scared because I had moved from Alice Springs and didn’t know anyone. The girls were really nice and welcoming and the teachers supported me, as I made friends and learnt my way around the school. Merici has a friendly and safe environment and is full of opportunities."
Celia Schild Year 7 Tullow 1
"Once I settled into Merici we had skills day. It was great and helped me with tips of how to handle assignments and studying for tests. I also made a couple of new friends. I have enjoyed my experience at Merici and hopefully it will stay that way."
Bronte Howard Year 7 Ningil 7
"When I came to Merici, the support of teachers and students were really good. They were welcoming, organised, supportive and friendly. The pastoral care teachers were very supportive and when I had endless questions, they always answered with helpful and understanding answers. My class teachers were very helpful and sup0portive for when I didn’t understand instructions. The support of Merici has been more than I can ask for and I am very happy at Merici."
Olivia Harvey Year 7 Seiwa 6
"I like how Merici has a very strong sporting system. There are many opportunities for students involved in Merici Sport. I recently returned from a school netball trip in Hawaii. I learnt a lot about the Hawaii people and shared a lot of memorable experiences with my peers. There are also many day carnivals you can represent your school in sports such as Netball, Soccer, AFL and running. I am also part of one of the weekend netball teams and Merici always do very well on the ladder."
"There are many things we like about Merici. These are: Sporting teams, Camp, Skills days, Retreat, Canteen, Ice Skating, and Year 8 Day."
Taylor Jankuloski Year 9 PE 3
Renee Mastrolembo Year 9 PE 2
"There are so many things I like about Merici but the favourite thing I have like so far is St Angela Merici Day. When I was in Year 8, a lady came in and she taught us to love our bodies and personalities. She told us we were all beautiful in our own way. Since that day I have not doubted how I feel about my body."
Taylor Year 9
"I feel very comfortable around the school grounds. I have built so much confidence over the years. The people that I have met have made most of me today, happy and cheerful and friendly."
Shanaya Valmas Year 8 Ningil 2
"What I like about Merici is the chance to be creative in your own way in subjects like textiles, art, music and many other subjects. I have good relationships with my peers, friends and teachers. My friends are always there for me and always make me happy."
Brooklyn Perrin Year 8 Tullow 6
"Merici offers a range of activities in school and out of school. Everybody in the school is really friendly and helpful and I love the range of sports that the school has. Everybody is supportive and everybody looks out for each other."
Taylor May and Alice Fisher Year 8 Brescia 1
“Merici’s vertical grouping in Pastoral Care is great, allowing older students to develop their leadership skills and to be role models, instilling a larger sense of community and belonging which builds school spirit.”
Year 12 student
“I like how welcoming and kind all the students are towards each other. It’s a really happy place where I always feel at home.”