Meriden Water Polo players selected to represent CIS

10 November 2014

Six Water Polo players from Meriden will make up the 22 person squad to represent CIS (Combined Independent Schools Sports) in 2015. Cathryn Prout, Mollie Williams, Brooke McClean, Zoe Whelan-Young, Georgia Gardner and Grace Watson-Carr were selected at the CIS Trials held on 10 November. CIS provides a pathway to state and national level competition in a number of sports. The CIS Water Polo squad will compete at the NSW All Schools Water Polo Championships in March 2015. From that event, players will be selected to represent the NSW All Schools team to compete at the SSA (Secondary Schools Association) Water Polo Championships

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Meriden hosts Remote Indigenous Education Forum

5 September 2014

The Hon Bess Price MLA, Minister for Women’s Policy and Community Services for the Northern Territory, and Karla Grant, presenter of the SBS program Living Black were the keynote speakers at a Remote Indigenous Education Forum held at Meriden on 4 September 2014. Both women spoke of the positive implications that having access to quality education had played in their lives. Hosted annually by Meriden, the Forum discusses issues relating to the education of young Indigenous women. Other speakers at this year’s event included, Zania Liddle, former Principal of Ti Tree School in remote Northern Territory; Tanisha

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Meriden’s Senior Singers hit the high note

14 August 2014

The breathtaking performance by Meriden’s Senior Singers at the Australasian Championship for Youth Choir earned the Singers second place in the grand final event of the 2014 Sydney Eisteddfod. Meriden won the right to perform in the Championship after placing first in the Sacred/Gospel section and third in the Under 19 Female Youth section of the Sydney Eisteddfod rounds. Only the top three place-getters in each of the five choral sections of the Eisteddfod are invited to perform in the Australasian Championship for Youth Choir. For this reason, the standard of the final was extremely high and comprised

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Meriden Water Polo players represent Australia

5 August 2014

Two of Meriden’s top Water Polo players, Brooke McClean and Mollie Williams, were selected to the Born ’98 Australian Team to compete in the Pan Pacific Championships held in New Zealand in July. This was the first time that the girls had won selection to an Australian representative team and they clearly stepped up to the challenge. Both girls scored goals for their respective teams and Mollie was named ‘Best Player’ in a number of her games. The squad consisted of twenty-six girls, split into two teams, ‘Australia Green’ and ‘Australia Gold

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Meriden’s tennis players take centre stage

1 August 2014

Meriden’s tennis players have continued their impressive run on the court, securing a succession of stunning wins in a round of tough competitions this year. In April, fourteen-year-old Violet Apisah was crowned winner of the Gallipoli Youth Tennis Cup, an ITF Junior Grade tournament played at Melbourne Park. Violet continued her good form in July, competing against high-ranked opponents to earn the runner up title at the Queensland Junior Winter International, an ITF Grade 4 tournament. Linda Huang (Year 10) also made her mark at the Queensland tournament, claiming victory in the doubles with her Victorian partner. The South Pacific

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Tennis champions return to Meriden

25 July 2014

Tennis champions and former Meriden students, Amy Clifton (Class of 2011), Alex Osborne (Class of 2013) and Genevie Ulanday (Class of 2013) spent the month of July catching up with the Meriden community and coaching at the Meriden Tennis Academy before heading off to the USA. The three tennis players are studying on full scholarships at universities in the USA. Amy is studying Mass Communications at Midwestern State University, Alex is majoring in Business Management at Arizona State University and Genevie will commence her studies this month at Jacksonville State University. Amy, Alex and Genevie were participants in Meriden’s successful

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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.

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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. Download

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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

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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.

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