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Helping to make education dreams a reality

4 May 2019

Meriden students Laneesha Campbell, Phillipa Bartlett, and Lilly-Anne Pepperill were featured in an article in the national newspaper, The Australian, recently. The article described the work of the Ngurra Jirrama Foundation which was created more than ten years ago to assist girls and boys from remote areas of central Australia with their high school education. Meriden has worked in conjunction with the Ngurra Jirrama Foundation and Ti Tree School in the Northern Territory to provide a Meriden education to more than ten students from Ti Tree over the past decade. Two students have now completed their education at Meriden: Anthea

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Meriden’s pastoral care model means every student feels connected

16 April 2019

Meriden has further enhanced its respected pastoral care delivery system, with the introduction of One-On-One Time. The program has been rolled out across the Senior School in 2019 and involves regular meetings between every student and their allocated tutor. It is supported by a purpose-built reporting system that ensures specialist staff can provide continuity of care for students in need of additional academic, social or emotional support. Meriden’s Head of Senior School, Mrs Julia Anstey, said the program is part of the School’s commitment to continually build on best practice models for teaching, learning and pastoral care.

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Meriden Water Polo players win Girls Team of the Year

10 April 2019

The outstanding skill of Meriden’s Water Polo players has been recognised by NSW CIS and the girls’ CIS squad has been announced Secondary Girls Team of the Year. Recipients included Charlotte Gates, Maeve Ryan, Evie Glover-Rylah, Macy Hansford and Daniela Zapata. This award caps off what has been an epic season for Water Polo at Meriden. The majority of the girls in the School Team have been selected for a New South Wales Institute of Sport Squad or a School Sport Australia Team. Additionally, two of Meriden’s star players, Macy Hansford and Daniela Zapata, helped

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Spotlight on: Meriden’s Olympus Program

10 April 2019

For emerging athletes who dream of performing at an elite level, Meriden’s Olympus program is an essential component of their journey to success. The initiative allows young sportswomen to fit intensive training into their academic routines so they can fulfil their potential on every front. This term, the program has implemented a new “buddy system”, which builds on the girls’ existing access to specialist teachers and coaching professionals and places them into pairs for peer-to-peer support. Olympus Coordinator, Mr Ryan Richards, said the initiative is aimed at addressing the mental and emotional health of the

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Athlete Profile: Amelie Sun

10 April 2019

It’s easy to find young people who are passionate about a range of sports, but much rarer to find individuals who perform at an elite level in more than one discipline. Amelie Sun is one of the few whose tireless work ethic has seen her perform at the top of her age group in two sports: Athletics and Tennis. Since starting at Meriden in 2016, she has twice been awarded Sportswoman of the Year, a testimony to her athletic versatility and sportsmanship. Year 10 student Amelie made her debut in Athletics competitions at the age of nine and since then

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Zara to make a splash in Germany

10 April 2019

Zara Tullipan spends twenty hours per week perfecting the moments she spends in the air between the edge of the diving board and the surface of the pool. The Year 9 student’s dedication to diving is driving her success; she will be representing Australia this month at the International Youth Diving Meet in Dresden, Germany. The competition is considered a segue to the Olympic Games. Zara’s star has been on the rise since she began diving five years ago, when she was scouted by one of Australia’s National Diving Coaches and invited to participate in

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Meriden takes home Tildesley Shield for tenth consecutive year

2 April 2019

Meriden has been announced the champion team at the Tildesley Shield Tennis Tournament for a record tenth consecutive year. The tournament sees the best young players from independent girls’ schools across New South Wales convene on Pennant Hills Park for two days of highly-competitive singles and doubles matches. Day One of the tournament saw Meriden set another new record: the team took out every singles match in which it competed, putting the School in a strong position from the start of the competition. Meriden’s singles players offered some stand-out performances on Day Two, including Year 9 student, Indiya

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Three Meriden athletes head to national Championships in great form

28 March 2019

Three of Meriden’s star athletes will be competing at the 2019 Australian Athletics Championships next week. Head Coach, Mrs Nicole Boegman-Stewart, who will also be on a Coaches Panel at the Championships, said Nakeisha Brimble, Year 9, Amelie Sun, Year 10 and Isabellah Walker, Year 12, have been working hard in preparation for the competition. “The girls have been training consistently throughout the season, which has afforded them fantastic results in the meets leading up to the national event,” Mrs Boegman-Stewart said. “It’s a great opportunity for these girls to compete against the nation’s best

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Meriden alumna’s life lessons from Duke of Ed Award

28 March 2019

Meriden alumna Kathrin Germanos’ Duke of Edinburgh’s Award journey has taken her on many an adventure, from volunteering at a nursing home to canoeing under the stars. Now, after a four-year journey through the program, Kathrin has received her Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award from the Governor of New South Wales, His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC. The Gold Award is the highest, and most challenging, of three levels of achievement in the program and requires participants to improve their physical wellbeing, volunteer in their community and experience a team adventure

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The roaring twenties come to Meriden: You’re invited to an evening of madcap merriment

7 March 2019

"Broadway music theatre at its best."

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