Meriden welcomes home its Olympic Hero
21 June 2014
Meriden Old Girl Taylah O’Neill (Class of 2012) visited Meriden’s Junior School in June to share her experience representing Australia at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi. The young studentshad been studying Taylah’s progress during the Games and were thrilled to meet their ‘Olympic Hero’.
Taylah placed 16th overall in the Women’s Freestyle Skiing Moguls event and hopes to compete at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Korea.
Meriden tops NAPLAN ranking
21 June 2014
An analysis of 2013 NAPLAN results by The Australian newspaper has ranked Meriden as the top performing school in New South Wales. Meriden was listed in first place in 'The Nation's Top Schools by State' table published in The Australian's 'Your School' feature on 21 June 2014.
Meriden teacher recognised for excellence
4 May 2014
Meriden teacher, Mrs Clare Kinnane, was awarded the Dr Maurine Goldston-Morris Teachers’ Award for Excellence in April.
Presented by the Geography Teachers Association of NSW, the award recognises the high standard that Mrs Kinnane set for her students for their entries in the 2013 Arthur Phillip Fieldwork Competition.
Meriden’s Madeleine Roustas (Year 12 2013) placed first in the competition and Anna Geason and Krystina Mullally (Year 11 2013) placed equal third.
This was the first time that Meriden students had entered the competition and Mrs Kinnane was commended for the breadth and quality of the work that they submitted.
The competition emphasises
Meriden Old Girl meets US President
20 April 2014
Former Meriden student, Jayde Appel (Class of 2011), attended a reception at the White House in March together with her team mates from the USC Trojans water polo team.
The reception, hosted by President Obama and the First Lady, was in recognition of the team’s success. Jayde has been studying at the University of Southern California since 2012 and plays water polo for the university. Her team is currently ranked number one in the country.
Meriden claims fifth consecutive Tildesley Tennis victory
28 March 2014
Meriden has defended its title as the champion of Tildesley Tennis for a record fifth consecutive year. The School was named overall winner of the tournament from a field of twenty-four independent girls’ schools.
Meriden’s players dominated throughout the competition, with three of the team’s seven singles players making it through to the semi finals. Meriden’s representative in the final was twelve-year-old Patricia Apisah. Patricia played exceptional tennis against her seventeen-year-old opponent, narrowly missing out on the singles title but revelling in being the runner up in her first Tildesley tournament.
Meriden girls make an amazing journey to Thailand
10 February 2014
While other students were heading to the beach for the summer holidays, a group of fifteen girls from Meriden’s Interact Club set off on a service trip to Thailand. It was a ten-day journey that the girls, and the people they encountered, will never forget.
After arriving in Chiang Mai, the students travelled to the town of Mae Sariang to volunteer at the Rustic Pathways Children’s Home which is home to twenty-five Indigenous children. “Even though there was a language barrier, the students were so friendly and welcoming. We made friends immediately and were able
Meriden student earns scholarship to prestigious USA university
18 December 2013
When Meriden student Alexandra Osborne checked her HSC results this morning she knew her dream had come true. Alexandra’s strong HSC result was the final component she needed to secure a scholarship to study at Arizona State University, USA. Alexandra’s place at Arizona State University has now been confirmed and she leaves for the USA in January.
Arizona State University is ranked one of the top 100 universities in the world and is also renowned for its first-rate sports teams, the ASU Sun Devils.
Already a champion tennis player in Australia, Alexandra will play tennis for the