At Meriden Junior School, each girl is known and her unique contribution to the school is valued. We aim to develop skilled, confident young women who enjoy learning, care about others and increasingly take responsibility for their own actions.
A broad and rich educational program is offered. It focuses on the total growth of the developing girl, encompassing social, physical, emotional and cultural needs in addition to providing a rigorous academic program.
Meriden is committed to providing opportunities for all students to learn effectively. Striving for personal excellence is fostered, as we cultivate teaching and learning programs that are designed to see each student achieve her potential.
The Junior School has approximately 300 students from Kindergarten to Year 6. Small class sizes contribute to the progress of students and a comprehensive Learning Enrichment Program offers extension and enrichment opportunities as well as learning support and support for students for whom English is not their main language.
Meriden’s Junior School consistently performs well above the state average in the National Assessment Program (NAPLAN). Results in various competitions such as the Maths, English and Science Competitions organised by the University of New South Wales are similarly very strong.
All students attend weekly Chapel services and participate in Christian Education classes. Our aim it to enrich the lives of our students and to help them to develop a better understanding of God, the world, others and themselves.
Meriden’s students are encouraged to put what they have learned into practice through service to the school community, the local community and the global community.
Students of all ages participate in an exciting Outdoors Education program that helps them to develop new skills and confidence. In addition, a broad cocurricular program is offered including music, sports, dance, debating, visual art, chess, technology, and Crusaders, a Christian group for primary-aged students.
The Junior School has an outstanding range of facilities including spacious classrooms, dedicated technology centres, a music centre, library, language learning centre, specialist rooms for drama and art and expansive grounds which are used for sport and play. In addition, computers in classrooms provide teachers and students with ready access to the latest technological resources.