Meriden Foundation

The Meriden Foundation plays a pivotal role in the ongoing development of the school. Its aim is to provide resources to maintain a high standard of educational excellence and guarantee future independence and growth. Its work is essential to Meriden’s future.

Through the generosity of its donors, the Foundation raises money to assist in financing building programs, improving and extending resource centres and facilities and ensuring that staff skills are constantly upgraded through professional development.

Since its establishment in 1992, the Foundation has played a major part in the growth of Meriden through projects which have included:

  • Assisting in the building of the Sports Centre which opened in 2016
  • Assisting in the building of Blackman Auditorium which opened in 2011
  • Assisting in the refurbishment of the Hudson Library in 2007/2008
  • Building the Performing Arts Studio
  • Purchasing an adjoining property in Vernon Street
  • Automating the Junior School library and providing resources for the Hudson library
  • Refurbishing classrooms in the Junior School and providing student amenities
  • Augmenting Science, Physical Education, History, Music and Social Science faculty resources
  • Establishing annual student prizes and scholarships
  • Supporting international student exchanges
  • Supporting student attendance at leadership seminars and staff professional development

Structure

The Meriden Foundation is a company limited by guarantee. It is administered by a Board of Directors with direct links to the School Council. The day-to-day management of the Foundation is conducted through the Meriden Business Office.

Foundation Board Members 2017

Chairman Mr Damian Brennan
School Council Representative Mr Philip McKenzie
Board Members Mrs Carla Ferla
  Mrs Diana Hall
  Mr Nick Koulias
  Mrs Tanja Kozomara-Allen
  Mrs Rosemary Megale
  Mr Mathew Moran
Chairman of School Council Rev Andrew Katay
Principal Dr Julie Greenhalgh