Meriden student represents Australia at International Science and Engineering Fair

1 July 2016

In May 2016, budding scientist Lily Yang, a Year 9 student at Meriden, travelled to Phoenix, Arizona, USA, to represent Australia in the 2016 Broadcom Masters International program. The annual Broadcom Masters International program brings together young students from countries around the world who share a passion for STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and inspires them to continue to develop their knowledge in these areas throughout high school and beyond.  The program takes place at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, the world’s largest science fair for high school students. It is designed as a hands-on, immersive

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Meriden opens state-of-the-art Sport Centre

12 March 2016

Meriden's new state-of-the-art Sport Centre was officially opened by The Hon Craig Laundy MP and Ms Jodi McKay MP on 11 March 2016.  The event was attended by more than 350 people from the local and school communities. The impressive new complex features a spectacular range of facilities including indoor and outdoor courts for tennis, netball and basketball, a first-rate fitness centre, change rooms, a mezzanine level for spectators and a kiosk.  The complex also features a lecture theatre, multi-purpose areas for group work, classrooms, staff rooms and underground carpark. The Sport Centre is the second stage of Meriden&rsquo

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Meriden ranks 16th in NSW in HSC

18 December 2015

Meriden has ranked 16th overall and 5th independent girls' school in the HSC Top 100 Schools Ranking published by the Sydney Morning Herald on 17 December, 2015. Sixteen percent of Meriden's HSC students were included on the HSC All-Round Achiever list which recognises those students who achieve 90 or above in at least ten units of HSC study. To learn more about Meriden HSC results click here

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Meriden student selected for National Youth Science Forum

16 October 2015

Each year the National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) brings together the best and brightest Science students from across the country to inspire their pursuit of scientific careers. A Year 11 student from Meriden, Maddison King, has earned a place amongst this elite group for the 2016 NYSF. Maddison is one of only 400 students chosen from across Australia to attend forum sessions at the Australian National University, Canberra, in January 2016. The NYSF has been in operation for thirty years. Its aim is to nurture and encourage young Australians to be the next generation of leading scientists and engineers supporting a sustainable future for

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Meriden students selected to debate against the best of the best

1 September 2015

Two of Meriden’s top debaters, Emily Halloran and Zoe Whelan-Young, are busy sharpening their skills of persuasion ahead of the 2015 Representative Debating competition. Held over three weeks in September, Representative Debating brings together the best debaters from four separate debating competitions as they vie for the title of NSW Champions. The four competitions represented are GPS (Greater Public Schools), CAS (Combined Associated Schools), CHS (Combined High Schools) and Archdale (administered by the Heads of Independent Girls’ Schools), Now in Year 11 at Meriden, Emily and Zoe have competed in the Archdale Debating competition since Year 7.  Stellar performances

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Leading politician inspires Meriden students with her career journey

26 August 2015

‘When you set your mind to do something, and be absolutely determined, doors open.’ This was Australia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, The Hon Julie Bishop’s powerful message to the group of Meriden students who attended a ‘Women in Leadership’ talk on 24 August. The event, held in Burwood, was organised by Member for Reid, Mr Craig Laundy MP. The group of Year 12 students from Meriden joined other young women from schools in the electorate of Reid to hear Ms Bishop recount her journey from lawyer to politician and the people who have influenced

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Sydney Symphony Orchestra premieres composition by young Meriden musician

7 August 2015

A work composed by Meriden student Chloe Kinmont has been performed by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra (SSO).  The short piece entitled Fanfare opened the Kings and Peasants concert held on 30 July at the ABC Centre. Chloe, who is Year 5 at Meriden, said she was thrilled to have her composition performed by the SSO.  “The SSO is one of the finest orchestras in the world, so I felt very privileged to have my composition selected.  My dad, who is a trombonist, taught me to arrange music, so I have done a little arranging in the past. 

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Meriden’s IGSSA Basketball success

18 June 2015

This term Meriden has seen a resurgence in the sport of Basketball. We entered 11 full teams of eager basketball players into the IGSSA competition, and matched them with some of the best coaches Meriden has seen. This included our returning MER01 team coach Craig Jaques, former Australian Wheelchair Basketball champion Gerry Hewson and one of Australia’s most successful representative coaches, Tracey Samuels. In a first for Meriden, Craig guided our MER01 and MER05 teams to nail bitting grand final victories. Our MER05 team lost player Quaneisha Williams to injury after only a few minutes and it took the

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Making waves in Water Polo

16 June 2015

Many would think the winter months is a time to stay clear of a swimming pool, it has been so far a very busy time for our Water Polo girls who have commenced their winter club seasons and for some of our girls taking part in representational games and tournaments for their state and country. Both Cathryn Prout and Brooke McClean represented NSW at the Australian All Schools tournament, with NSW dominating the tournament and eventually winning. Both Brooke and Cathryn had excellent tournaments, with Brooke being named as the grand final MVP and eventually going on to be selected

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Teamwork achieves great results

5 June 2015

On Thursday, 28 May, the girls from Meriden Junior School’s Think Twice Group took part in in the Da Vinci Decathlon. The decathlon offers the opportunity for students from across the state to compete in ten different areas of study: English, Mathematics and Chess, Science, Philosophy, Art and Poetry, Creative Producers, Cartography, Codebreaking, General Knowledge and Engineering. Eight girls from each of Years 5 and 6 took part, competing against over a hundred other schools. It was all about teamwork on the day as the girls worked on activities including chess problems, deciphering codes and maps as well as recognising famous

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