Whole school celebrates return to campus

25 October 2021

Today, Meriden girls were thrilled to see the entire school commence face-to-face learning. The students’ return was celebrated on the Lingwood, Junior School and Senior School campuses.

Dr Julie Greenhalgh, Principal, said the School site feels alive once again.

“The delight on our campuses is palpable,” she said. “It feels like a party!”

“Learning is a relational process and is always much more enjoyable for students when done in a classroom, and with the interaction and encouragement of their teachers and peers. We are pleased to be providing a safe, happy environment for all students, and we look forward to a joyous and stable continuation of Term 4.”

Dr Greenhalgh said she is proud of the usual high standard of academic and pastoral care that was upheld during the remote learning period.

“I am grateful for the dedication of our generous and competent staff who supported our students with such care, and I commend the girls on their commitment to their learning throughout the remote learning period,” Dr Greenhalgh said.

“I would also like to acknowledge the contribution of parents and carers who played an important role in supporting the students with their schoolwork. The health, wellbeing and continued academic achievement of our girls are thanks to the efforts of every member of our community.”

While Meriden’s grounds have been quieter than usual over the past four months, the School has remained open for the onsite attendance of children of essential workers. Last week, Meriden welcomed back to campus students in Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, Year 1 and Year 12. Students in these grades expressed their gratitude to be back at school and dove back into learning with enthusiasm. We look forward to seeing the continued growth of all our students as they resume classroom learning.