Canberra Catholic Girls' High School

Merici College is a private Roman Catholic girls' high school located in the suburb of Braddon in Canberra, Australia. It caters for years 7-12. The school's Principal is Mrs. Loretta Wholley.HistoryMerici College is named in honour of Italian saint St. Angela Merici. The college is the oldest Catholic girls' school in Canberra. It was founded in 1959 as Canberra Catholic Girls' High School. The letters CCGH can be seen on the original gates at the Ipima Street side of the building. At that time, although there were several Catholic boys schools in the area, there was no equivalent institution for female Catholic students. The founding of Merici is unusual among Catholic schools in that, rather than being established by a single order of nuns, it was originally intended as an archdiocesan school. The school was staffed by nuns from six different orders; they were: The Sisters of Mercy, The Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart, the Presentation Sisters, the Ursuline Sisters, the Brigidines and the Sisters of the Good Samaritan. When a second Catholic girls' college opened in Canberra in the 1960s, the school became known as Braddon Catholic Girls High School. In the Year 1977 following a delcine in enrolments it was decided to trial co-education with 7 boys enrolling. The name was changed to Braddon Catholic High School. 1978 saw the largest intake of boys with 49 in total enrolling. During 1978 it was decided that the school should once again return to being a girls only school with a decision being taken to no longer enrol boys. A letter was sent out to parents of the boys already at the school suggesting that it might be preferable for the boys to enroll at Daramalan, St Edmunds or Marist Brothers. Total number of boys dwindled over the ensuing years to just 4 during 1983. The school celebrated its Golden Jubilee in 2009.

Canberra Catholic Girls' High School

Canberra , ACT
Australia
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http://www.merici.act.edu.au

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