Meriden girls among the best and brightest young scientists
20 February 2017
Two Year 12 Meriden students, Claire Zhao and Jannessa Yao, were invited to join the best and brightest science students from across the country at two important science events held in Canberra in January.
Claire Zhao was chosen to participate in the prestigious Science Olympiads Summer School in the discipline of Physics after she placed in the top 10 percent in the Australian Physics Olympiads competition. Claire joined 23 other Year 12 students to study a course which covers the equivalent of first year university studies in physics. The course comprised lectures, tutorials and laboratory work and covered topics such as electromagnetism, circuits,
Meriden tennis players to compete in Australian Junior Open
20 January 2017
Four Meriden students are set to take on the Australian Junior Open this weekend. Violet Apisah (Year 11), Ivana Popovic (Year 11), Patricia Apisah (Year 10) and Michaela Haet (Class of 2016) will compete against the world’s top young tennis players in this prestigious Grand Slam event.
The girls have been warming up at the Loy Yang Traralgon Junior International, the lead-in event for the Junior Open. The Loy Yang Traralgon Junior International has provided a training ground for tennis greats such as Roger Federer, Lleyton Hewitt, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Richard Gasquet, Justine Henin, Marion Bartoli and Eugenie Bouchard.
Meriden wins 2016 National Schools Tennis Challenge
17 November 2016
Meriden has retained its title as Australia’s top schoolgirls’ tennis team after winning the 2016 National Schools Tennis Challenge held in Albury this week. This is Meriden’s sixth win in the National Challenge since the school first entered the competition in 2010.
Meriden Blue team had a clean sweep in the singles matches at the three-day event, with clear wins by Violet Apisah, Ivana Popovic, Patricia Apisah and Jessica Stanmore . The Meriden White team secured fifth place overall after stand-out performances by team members Angelina Teakaraanga-Katoa, Emily Thomson, Ellen Shanahan and Sara Stanisic.
Meriden tennis champ wins WTA Future Stars event
24 October 2016
Meriden student Violet Apisah claimed the title of WTA Future Stars 16/U champion on centre court at Singapore Stadium yesterday.
The prestigious junior tournament brings together the top sixteen young female tennis players from the Asia Pacific region. In a close grand final match, Violet defeated her opponent from India, 7-5, 6-4, and became the first Australian to win the WTA Future Stars title.
The Future Stars tournament is played alongside the WTA Finals in which the world’s top-ranked female players compete.
“It was a phenomenal experience to represent Australia in the tournament," Violet
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
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
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.
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
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.
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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