Merici College is an all girls’ 7-12 Catholic college committed to excellence in the education of girls, striving to assist all students to develop their potential academically, spiritually, culturally, physically and socially through innovative programs. Merici College is an IB World School, authorised to offer the Diploma Programme (Years 11-12) and in the process of candidacy for the Middle Years Programme (Year 7-10).
Middle Years Programme (MYP)
Merici College delivers the Australian Curriculum through the MYP framework. In Year 7, students engage in an integrated, interdisciplinary course in English and Humanities, and a separate interdisciplinary course for Maths and Science. These subjects then split in Year 8. Our digital technologies course provides opportunities for students to engage in coding and is developed through our elective program in Years 9 and 10. Merici College has a vertical Pastoral Care class with students from every year group together, which helps to provide a ‘Big Sister, Little Sister’ support network. We offer a wide variety of electives such as Sustainability and Engineering in Years 9 and 10, and we offer French, Mandarin, and Italian as languages in the Middle Years. We offer a personalized learning journey for students who have been identified as Gifted and Talented, with some students accelerated a year ahead for some classes, and in some cases, students can be accelerated a whole year level. We also offer a range of support for students with learning challenges within our inclusive environment.
Diploma Programme (DP)
Merici College has a small cohort of Diploma Programme students, so we can offer a strong, individualized programme with lots of academic and pastoral support. We offer both English Literature and English Language and Literature in group 1 and Mandarin, French and Spanish as language B. We have a range of options in Group 3 including Psychology and History and offer 4 Sciences; Physics, Biology, Chemistry and Exercise and Health Science. We offer both Math courses, at Standard Level and HL in Applications and Analysis.
World Religions is a compulsory option at our college, as it is with all our students, so we can fulfill our hours for religious education required by the Diocese.
To support students in their examinations we run ‘Stress Better’ workshops to help students find strategies to feel successful and calm in examinations and IB DP students are fully integrated with the rest of the Senior cohort with our Retreats, careers advice and Pastoral Care Program.