Meriden students recognised for excellence in Geography fieldwork
30 April 2018
Meriden students, Olivia Yu and Trisha Chari, were awarded first and second places respectively in the Junior Fieldwork section of the Arthur Phillip Geography Fieldwork Competition. The two Year 8 students received their awards in April at a conference of the Geography Teachers’ Association of NSW which organises the competition.
This annual competition for secondary school students aims to foster enthusiasm for Geography through engagement and rewards. The emphasis of the competition is fieldwork and the gathering of primary data as part of authentic research in Geography.
The 2018 awards recognised the work undertaken by Olivia and Trisha in investigating the
Record 9th win for Meriden in Tildesley Tennis tournament
23 March 2018
Today, Meriden retained its title as the Champion of Tildesley Tennis for a record ninth consecutive year. The 2018 tournament was held from 21 to 23 March at Pennant Hills Park and marked the 100th anniversary of Tildesley Tennis, the longest running tennis tournament in Australian history.
Despite wet weather delays, the Meriden team got off to a strong start in the singles and doubles matches. Meriden’s five doubles teams were a force to be reckoned with and by Friday they had secured all places in the semi final matches. Partners Vanessa D’Souza and Komaki Ido and Angelina
Meriden students learn from businesses which are forging the future
9 March 2018
Investigating the latest innovations of Tesla, Apple, Microsoft and LinkedIn was all in a day’s work for Year 8 students who are undertaking the News and Contemporary Studies subject at Meriden. The aim of this inspiring excursion was to enable the students to experience first-hand the innovation, creativity, passion, service and entrepreneurship of these pioneering businesses which are forging the future in employment and technology.
“At Tesla the students were given a private showroom tour and presentation on the history of Tesla and the organisation’s future projects. The girls were thrilled at the opportunity to sit
Meriden Physics student to represent Australia at APhO
8 March 2018
Year 12 Meriden student, Alicia Lieng, has been selected to join the Australian delegation for the Asian Physics Olympiad (APhO) which will be held in Vietnam in May this year.
APhO is the premier physics competition for pre-university students from Australasian countries. It is modeled after the International Physics Olympiad and demands a similar level of capability from participants.
Alicia will fly to Hanoi in May to join the top physics students from twenty-six countries to participate in a six-day camp at the Hanoi University of Science and Technology. The camp aims to promote international cooperation and networks among high-achieving young
Meriden student joins the next generation of computer scientists
28 February 2018
While some students were lazing at the beach in the January school holidays, Year 11 Meriden student, Lily Yang, was immersing herself in in the world of computer programming, coding and robotics at the National Computer Science School (NCSS). The ten-day residential camp for students entering Years 11 and 12 brings together talented young people from around Australia for an intensive course of computer programming at the University of Sydney.
The aim of NCSS is to challenge students to think like computer scientists.
“Students are split into two streams based on their interest in either web development or embedded systems which is
Water Polo player named outstanding sportswoman of the year
28 February 2018
Carla Traplin, a Year 12 student at Meriden, has received The Jeanette Buckham Award for Outstanding Individual Sportswoman of 2017. The award was presented by the NSW Combined Independent Schools Sports Council (NSWCIS) at a ceremony held at Sydney Olympic Park on 16 February 2018.
The recipient of this prestigious award is acknowledged as the most outstanding sportswoman across all independent schools in NSW.
Carla is one of Meriden’s top Water Polo players and has represented the school at state and national level including captaining the 2017 NSW team which won gold at the Australian All Schools Water Polo Championship. Carla was
Year 7 students start the year with a Friendship Camp
16 February 2018
What better way to start a new school year than spending a fun few days getting to know your new classmates and teachers!
On 12 February, Meriden’s Year 7 students travelled to Rathane, near Port Hacking, for the annual Year 7 Friendship Camp.
The three-day camp was filled with exhilarating outdoor activities. The girls took the opportunity to canoe, sail, fish, water-slide, learn outdoor camp and expedition skills and participate in various team building activities. The girls were challenged to meet and talk to everyone in their Year group before the camp was over.
“For some girls, this was the
Outstanding HSC results for Meriden girls
15 December 2017
Meriden's results in the HSC were, once again, simply outstanding.
Meriden students achieved placings within the top three students in NSW in three courses, including second place in Mathematics. The top ATAR achieved by a Meriden student was 99.9 and over half of the cohort received an ATAR of 90 or above. Full marks were awarded to four students in Mathematics and six students in Mathematics Extension 1. Click here for more HSC highlights.
Meriden secures seventh Australian Schools Tennis Championship title
17 November 2017
Meriden has claimed its seventh Australian Schools Tennis Championship title with a stand-out performance at the Albury Tennis Centre from 13 to 15 November.
Each year this tournament sees the rising stars of tennis from across Australia compete for the coveted national title. Every second year, the winning girls’ team and winning boys’ team go on to represent Australia in the World Schools Tennis Championship, an event that Meriden won in 2015.
Meriden entered two teams in this year’s National Schools Tennis Championships – Meriden Blue and Meriden White. Team members for Meriden Blue were Violet Apisah, Komaki
Meriden student named Local Sports Star of the Year
10 November 2017
Year 11 Meriden student, Carla Traplin, was crowned 2017 Local Sports Star of the Year at the Inner West Courier’s Sports Awards presentation on 2 November 2017.
As one of Meriden’s top Water Polo players, Carla has represented the school at state and national level including captaining the 2017 NSW team which won gold at the Australian All Schools Water Polo Championship earlier this year.
Carla was selected to the Australian All Schools team and travelled to Europe in July to represent her country in a series of matches against some of the world’s leading water polo players. Three