Meriden student wins Gold at Youth Olympics
18 October 2018
Meriden student Grace Kim claimed Australia’s first Gold medal of the 2018 Youth Olympics held in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Grace won the women’s golf individual stroke play with a commanding three stroke win on day three of the tournament.
Grace’s stunning performance in Buenos Aires culminated with the announcement that she would lead the 88-strong Australian team as flag bearer at the Closing Ceremony.
“It means so much to me just to be selected for the Australian team. To be asked to carry the flag is so special, I’ll cherish this
Meriden tennis players named National Claycourt Champions
16 October 2018
Meriden’s junior tennis players are making their mark on the national circuit with two players named 2018 National Junior Claycourt Champions in their respective divisions. Meriden’s Sarah Rokusek and Sienna Leeson joined 128 of Australia’s best junior tennis players for the Junior Claycourt Championships held at the Canberra Tennis Centre from 28 September to 3 October 2018.
Sarah Rokusek claimed the title in the 12/under singles, while team mate Sienna Leeson won the 14/u doubles event and finished in the top sixteen in Australia. Twelve year-old Sarah, who won the Junior Grasscourt Championship in April this year, now holds
Meriden girls succeed in planning their own enterprise
15 October 2018
Four Year 10 students from Meriden have been awarded second place in the Plan Your Own Enterprise (POYE) competition. The team of Alicia Molesworth, Paris Koic, Tiffany Linggoputro and Isabella Fang was named the runner-up in the New South Wales competition at a special presentation held on 11 October 2018.
POYE is coordinated by the Business Educators Australasia Inc. and requires students to present a creative idea for a small business in the form of a business plan. Its aim is to encourage students to apply their business education to a real life scenario. Students from seventy schools throughout New South Wales entered
Tournament Honours for Meriden’s TOM participants
3 September 2018
Meriden girls tested their skills in problem solving, critical thinking and innovation with outstanding results at the regional final of Tournament of Minds on 26 August. Meriden was awarded Tournament Honours in the Social Science and Language-Literature disciplines.
Five enthusiastic teams, comprising thirty-five Years 7 to 10 students, represented Meriden in the final. Weeks of preparing scripts, backdrops and costumes, culminated in ten-minute presentations responding to a long-term challenge and one-minute presentations responding to a spontaneous challenge in one of three disciplines: Language-Literature, Social Science and Arts.
Dr Phoebe Poon, Meriden's Coordinator of Learning Link - Gifted and Talented, said, "Our girls
Meriden’s Game Changers and Change Makers celebrate National Science Week
29 August 2018
The annual STEM Showcase highlighted the ingenuity and resourcefulness of Meriden girls.
Meriden students set world record to mark International Day of Friendship
30 July 2018
Today, 765 girls from Meriden celebrated United Nations International Day of Friendship by setting a new Guinness World Record for the largest number of girls braiding hair simultaneously. The students packed the school’s sports centre at 11:00am to form one long chain of hair braiding for a ten-minute duration.
The event was organised by the Meriden Prefects, led by 2018 Head Prefect, Margot McKeown, and Deputy Head Prefect, Gabrielle Katanasho.
Margot McKeown said that they wanted to mark International Day of Friendship in a significant way to highlight the special friendships shared between all Meriden girls. "The formation of
Meriden student to represent Australia at International Physics Olympiad
9 July 2018
Meriden student, Alicia Lieng, will join seventeen of Australia’s brightest student biologists, chemists, physicists and earth scientists to represent Australia at the UNESCO-sanctioned International Science Olympiads in July and August 2018. They will compete in the world’s toughest science competitions against some of the smartest students in the world.
Alicia will travel to Lisbon, Portugal, to particiate in the International Physics Olympiad which will take place from 21 to 29 July. At 16 years of age, Alicia is the youngest competitor on the International Physics Olympiad team and has outperformed thousands of older talented students in selection exams and training.
Top music educators join Meriden’s musicians for Music Festival
29 June 2018
Acclaimed vocal artist and actress, Rachael Beck, was one of the extraordinary collection of performers, composers, conductors and musicians who worked and performed with Meriden students throughout the school's week-long Music Festival which took place from 25 to 29 June.
Meriden musicians from Years 3 to 12 revelled in a series of workshops with acclaimed music educators Paul Jarman, Dr Rob McWilliams, Ray Cassar and Rachael Beck and masterclasses in cello, violin and clarinet by renowned musicians Tim Nankervis, Emma Jardine and Mark Walton.
Meriden’s Director of Music (P-12), Mrs Jodie Spooner-Ryan, said, “Our musicians shone throughout the week, inspired
Stunning success for Meriden musicians at Sydney Eisteddfod
26 June 2018
For the second consecutive year, Meriden’s Senior Singers have taken out the top honours in the Sydney Eisteddfod’s Female Youth Choir (19/u) event, qualifying the ensemble for the prestigious John Lamble Foundation Australasian Championship where they received the Highly Commended award.
Audiences at this year’s Eisteddfod witnessed fine performances by Meriden’s many ensembles and the performances were recognised with a number of awards. The Senior Singers also collected the top award in the Youth Sacred/Gospel Choir section and Meriden's Symphony Orchestra placed third in the Premium Youth Orchestra event. Highly
Year 11 Drama production receives rave reviews
22 June 2018
The breadth of talent of Meriden’s Year 11 Drama students was evident as they took up the challenge of producing their own theatre production. After many months of planning and rehearsals, Wilde was performed to thunderous applause on 21 June in Wallis Auditorium.
The production brought two Oscar Wilde tales to the stage: The Selfish Giant, directed by Year 11 student Ananya Deshpande, and The Importance of Being Earnest, directed by Year 11 student Narmatha DeLillo. The performances were met with glowing feedback from the audience.
Next term, Drama students from Years 9 and 10 will have the opportunity to display their