Caring for our Students
At Meriden, every girl is known and her unique contribution to the life of the school valued. Whether it is on the sporting field, in the orchestra, on the rostrum, as a student leader or through academic achievement, every student is supported as she realises her talents and makes her mark.
Meriden students build strong relationships within their class groups, with their teachers and with girls older and younger than themselves. Through pastoral care and Christian education programs they explore complex personal, spiritual and social issues. They learn to build resilience, to make sound decisions, to develop confidence and to become independent.
In the Senior School, each student is a member of a small tutor group. Under the guidance of their tutors, the groups discuss and explore issues relevant to young women today.
Annual camps for Years 7 to 10 provide students with an opportunity to build positive relationships with classmates and teachers and to experience new activities and challenges. The camps each have a different focus:
- Year 7 - Friendship Camp
- Year 8 - Outdoor Education
- Year 9 - Community Service
- Year 10 - Navigating the Future
The pastoral program is interconnected with Meriden’s House structure. Inter-House competition provides opportunities for developing leadership and community spirit particularly through sports, the arts and community projects.