Research teams score top placings in university competition

18 October 2016

Three Year 10 research teams from Meriden placed in the top five teams nationally in the Bond University Research Week Challenge, The Quest for the Golden Researcher, held on 10 October 2016.  The aim of the competition was to test and develop the research skills of students.  Participants worked in teams of four to answer a series of questions corresponding to the steps within the research process, including evaluating websites, collecting data, avoiding plagiarism, correct referencing of information and efficient use of the library and its resources. Year 10 student Margot McKeown explains, “The competition gave us greater insight into the

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Meriden’s Sports Centre recognised in industry awards

17 October 2016

Meriden’s new Sports Centre has featured in the prestigious Master Builders Association industry awards.  Quasar Constructions has been awarded the 2016 Award for Excellence in Construction in the education sector for the building project at Meriden. These awards recognise outstanding quality of construction and professionalism in the building and construction industry and acknowledge recipients as the benchmark standard within their project category. The Sports Centre which opened in March this year was the second stage in the building project which will transform Meriden’s Senior School campus.  The final stage, scheduled for completion in early 2017, includes

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Top Ivy League coach shares lessons of leadership with Meriden students

30 August 2016

A Princeton University coach, named one of the world’s greatest leaders by Fortune Magazine in 2015, visited Meriden on 26 August, as part of the school’s commitment to support students who display sporting and academic excellence. Courtney Banghart, head coach of the Princeton Tigers, shared her lessons of leadership with Meriden students, drawing on her nine years’ experience leading the women’s basketball team to victory. Since Ms Banghart’s appointment in 2007, the Tigers have won five Ivy League championships and appeared in five National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Women’s Division 1 tournaments. The

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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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