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

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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

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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

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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

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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.  

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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

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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

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Top placings for Meriden students in Young Scientist Awards

7 November 2017

Meriden students collected an impressive number of awards at the Young Scientist Presentation Ceremony held at the University of Wollongong on 1 November 2017. Organised by the Science Teachers’ Association of New South Wales (STANSW), the Young Scientist Awards encourage the process of scientific investigation and innovation. The competition attracts hundreds of entries from across the state each year. Six Meriden students achieved top placings for their scientific investigations across a broad range of areas. An investigation into Nitrate, Phosphate and pH Levels in Sydney Waters won first place for Freja Newman in the Year 7-9 Chemistry category. Freja also received

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Meriden student admitted to Harvard University

20 October 2017

A Meriden graduate from the class of 2017, Inde Halligan, has been admitted to Harvard University. The 17-year-old will leave Australia to take up her place at the prestigious university in January 2018.  Inde received news of her admission in October while she was preparing to sit the Higher School Certificate examinations. Recognised as one of the leading universities in the world, Harvard boasts 48 Nobel Laureates, 32 heads of state and 48 Pulitzer Prize winners amongst its alumni. The names T S Eliot, John Adams, Al Gore, Barack Obama, Theodore Roosevelt and John F Kennedy appear on Harvard’s list of alumni.

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Meriden: Proudly a girls’ school

19 October 2017

An article written by Loren Bridge, Executive Officer, Alliance of Girls’ Schools Australasia, (Daily Telegraph, 3 October 2017) explains the benefits of an all-girls education and why girls' schools continue to be streets ahead of their co-ed counterparts. Following is an extract from the article. Girls’ schools are sending their students on to study business, law and STEM degrees in record numbers — it is these areas that are touted as the lifeblood of emerging knowledge-based industries and jobs of the future. Studies have shown that a girl’s environment plays an important role in explaining why she chooses

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