Communication

Meriden communicates with the school community through various channels.

Meriden App

Meriden App was launched in February 2020 for parents of students in Pre-Kindergarten to Year 12. It facilitates communication between the School and home by allowing parents to receive important messages, including real-time push notifications, relevant to their child. It also provides links to the School Newsletter, calendar, community events, term dates and key contacts, together with a range of information about sport and cocurricular activities.

The App is the main method of communication throughout the various sports seasons in the Senior and Junior Schools. It enables parents to receive notification of wet weather cancellations, changes to sport sessions, venue changes, results and standings. It alerts parents of sport registration requirements each term and provides a quick link to the registration process.

Meriden App can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Play. Simply search for 'Meriden App'.  Parents log in to Meriden App using their usual Meriden Parent Login details. Parents are automatically subscribed by the School to notifications relevant to them.

A guide to using the Meriden App is available here. If further assistance is required, please contact Meriden's ICT Department on (61 2) 9752 9444.

Email

In addition to notifications via Meriden App, the School uses email to communicate with parents. For this reason it is crucial to advise us of changes to your email address. Parents may update their contact details through the Parent Lounge facility.

Parent Lounge

Parent Lounge is a secure ICT facility which enables parents to check and update information contained in their daughter’s individual school record such as medical information, address and contact details.  It is important that this information is always current.  Parent Lounge can be accessed easily by logging into eCentral using the parent’s personal login details.

eCentral

Parents use the School's eCentral facility to set up their personalised Parent Login details which are then used to access any of the Meriden systems available to parents. eCentral also provides links to Parent Lounge, Flexischools and online school fee payments.

SMS Alert

In the event of a major incident at the School, such as an evacuation or lockdown, parents will be advised and kept updated by SMS.

The SMS system is also used to alert a parent of an unexplained student absence in the Senior School.

eNewsletters

The fortnightly Meriden Newsletter contains essential information for Pre-K to Year 12 parents.  The newsletter is in electronic format and is emailed each fortnight. It is also available on Meriden App.

Snapshot is an overview of notices and upcoming activities for the Junior School.  It is emailed to Junior School parents fortnightly and is available on the Junior School information page on the Meriden App..

A Senior School Sports Newsletter is emailed to Senior School parents at the close of each term.

eVe

eVe is Meriden’s intranet which can be accessed by students, parents and teachers. Students and teachers use eVe to collaborate and communicate about school work, class and homework resources, assessment information and cocurricular activities. It also contains student-specific information such as individual timetables, as well as useful website links and access to Meriden’s eLibrary catalogue.

Parents are able to access information about their daughter via eVe including eReports for students in Years 7 to 9. eReports are updated as assessment tasks are completed and contain grades and other important information about a student’s progress. eVe contains useful information such as term dates, events calendar, cocurricular activities, Meriden Bus Services and links to the Parent Lounge facility.  

eNews

Daily notices for students in Years 7 to 12 are displayed on digital screens throughout the Senior School campus.

Publications

You can find details of Meriden’s printed publications on the Publications page.