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Meriden celebrates long-serving teacher

6 May 2021

This month, the Meriden community celebrates the experience and dedication of Mrs Kathryn Hynd, who has been a teacher at Meriden for forty years. This amazing milestone makes Mrs Hynd the longest-serving teacher currently on staff. Meriden Principal, Dr Julie Greenhalgh, is grateful to Mrs Hynd for her commitment to the School and its students. “Mrs Hynd is a caring teacher whose experience teaching girls has been an asset to our School,” Dr Greenhalgh said. “Her knowledge about, and passion for, Mathematics has benefited many generations of students and her ability to provide sensitive pastoral care to

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US-bound: Madeleine pursues semi-pro tennis and engineering

6 May 2021

The life of a professional tennis player and that of an aerospace engineer may seem worlds apart, but Madeleine Whip has decided she’s going to pursue both. The Meriden alumna, Class of 2020, is on her way to realising her dreams, having accepted a combined academic and sporting scholarship at Lake Superior State University in Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan, USA. An accomplished tennis player, Madeleine was a member of Meriden’s Olympus Program for elite athletes. To date, she has competed in a number of International Tennis Federation tournaments in Australia and overseas. She was the number one

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Girls use STEM to address social equity

6 May 2021

In the Junior School, Meriden girls have been thinking about how the world can be made more accessible to people with diverse needs and abilities. Year 3 students have enjoyed learning to read and write Braille and Morse Code and have utilised the School’s 3D printers to manufacture Braille signs for people with visual impairments. In a project that saw a convergence of Human Society and its Environment and STEM, girls reflected on the positive impacts Braille and Morse Code have had on society and concluded that by increasing the number of Braille signs in the community, they could

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Meriden Cadets receive penultimate award

22 April 2021

Three Meriden Cadets have been commended on their completion of the National Adventure Training Award, the penultimate award in the Cadets program. WO2 Bruna Da Costa, WO2 Eduarda Da Costa and WO2 Lillian Havansky will be presented with the coveted “boomerang and torch” badge after passing the rigorous five-day challenge with flying colours. The badge is the highest accolade that can be worn on a Cadet’s uniform and the students are the first Meriden Cadets to attempt and complete the challenge as part of the Trinity Grammar School Army Cadet Unit. LT (AAC) Fiona Brennan, Meriden

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Team Meriden gives all at national Championships

22 April 2021

Meriden’s star athletes – students and coaches – have performed outstandingly at the country’s largest annual athletics event, the 2021 Australian Athletics Track and Field Championships. Our students demonstrated their skill on the track and field, with many girls qualifying for multiple events at the four-day competition. Year 7 student, Bronte Locane, marked her Championship debut by bringing home gold, silver and bronze medals. After placing third in the U14 Women’s 100 metre event, Bronte helped propel the New South Wales U14 Women’s 4 x 100 metre relay team to victory. Bronte also achieved a personal best

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Team Meriden takes ESSG Water Polo trophy for fifth year

9 April 2021

They were recently named champions of the IGSA Water Polo tournament and now Meriden's Senior Firsts have taken out the Eastern Suburbs School Girls’ Competition for the fifth consecutive year. Two other Meriden teams also played gripping grand final matches that speak to the performance of Meriden’s Water Polo players across every grade. The S1 Grand Final match got off to a strong start, with extraordinary defence by Jasmine Higgs allowing Team Meriden to secure a 3-0 lead going into the final minute of the first half. In a tactical ambush, the opposition scored two goals

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Team Meriden: Tildesley Champions 12 years running

31 March 2021

In an extraordinary display of skill and teamwork, Meriden’s Tennis Squad has brought home the Tildesley Shield for the twelfth consecutive year. Today, after a series of dynamic matches, Giselle Guillen and Subeksha Suren Raj were named Tildesley Doubles Champions after a close final round against Meriden teammates, Maxi Lipic-McFadyen and Joanna Papastamouli. In another milestone for the matchless squad, 2021 marks the eleventh consecutive year Meriden has taken out the top four places in the Tildesley Doubles Tournament, with Doubles pairs, Sarah Mazaraki and Miranda Xu, and Layla Ibrahim and Chilee Roland, striding determinedly through the competition all

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Meriden athletes victorious

31 March 2021

Term 1 2021 has been an epic success for Meriden athletes as their commitment to training during the competition lull of 2020 pays off. Our girls burst back onto the inter-school sport scene with both skill and enthusiasm, taking out the top spots in the highly-competitive first division in IGSA Tennis, Water Polo and Badminton. Meriden’s junior players are also blazing a trail, taking out the top-tier Junior Badminton and Tennis competitions. The sweeping wins come off the back of outstanding performances in Athletics, with the Meriden squad picking up ten medals at two recent championship events. This term, Meriden Tennis

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Meriden players dominate Tildesley Singles

25 March 2021

Meriden Tennis players are off to a roaring start in the Tildesley Shield Tennis Tournament, with three of the four Singles semi-finalists members of the Meriden squad. Sienna Leeson, Indiya McLeod and Sarah Rokusek played skilled matches, earning their way to the second-last round. Meriden finalist, Indiya McLeod, who won the Singles event in 2020, received the runner-up title this year after a hard-fought game that ended in a tight 8-5 score. The Tildesley Tournament, which has been running for 103 years, experienced several milestones in 2021. Heavy rain cancelled many of the outdoor matches and, on Day Two of the tournament, a

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Meriden athletes earn 10 championship medals

25 March 2021

Despite torrential rain, lightning storms and extreme heat, Meriden athletes were at their best at the ACPE NSW Junior Athletics Championships, picking up five gold, one silver and three bronze medals in a sweep of impressive performances that included nine personal bests. Bronte Locane, Year 7, won the U14 100m and 200m, both with personal best times. Nakeisha Brimble, Year 11, won the U18 Triple Jump and placed second in the U18 Long Jump. Karina Bell, Year 10, threw a personal best in the Javelin to win the U17 event and came fourth in the U17 Shotput. The previous week, she competed at

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