Mr Loane
Head of Campus

Although Term 2 is drawing to a close, the atmosphere at school remains industrious. I enjoyed watching our musicians perform at the Sydney Eisteddfod and was impressed by their skill and focus. Performing at The Concourse in Chatswood gave the girls the valuable experience of performing in a professional venue. They performed very well and are commended for their efforts. There are still competition days in the last week of term and I wish the girls involved all the best.

The IGSA Archdale Debating Competition is well underway, with several Meriden teams achieving success. I would like to thank Miss Lizelle Valix and Mr Josh Mansfield for their leadership in fostering Debating at Meriden.

The IGSA Basketball and Football seasons are drawing to an end, and preparations are underway for the Term 3 IGSA Netball season. I encourage all girls to reflect on the season, celebrate their wins and identify opportunities for growth next season. Thank you to the coaches and parent supporters who have encouraged the girls each weekend this term.

In the last week of the term, the School will celebrate NAIDOC (National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee) Week through a variety of initiatives. To begin the week, girls will have the opportunity to receive a specially designed hair scrunchie in exchange for a gold coin donation. The funds received will be forwarded to the Stars Foundation. In addition, girls will have the chance to learn phrases in the Dharug language, enjoy an astronomy display and a curated book display, and participate in a social justice forum. All girls are encouraged to take part in these activities.

Pocket recipients will be announced in the last Assembly for the term. Girls will be able to drop off their blazers outside the Recital Room on Wednesday 21 June. Click here to review Meriden’s pocket process.

The Cadet training year culminates today with the Ceremonial Parade for all Cadets and Dining Night for Year 12 cadets. Congratulations to the Class of 2023 Cadet group. The girls joined the Unit as recruits at the start of Year 8 when the partnership with Trinity Grammar School commenced.

The Trinity Grammar School Army Cadet Unit won the CAS Drill Competition, a first for the TGSACU. Congratulations to the Years 10 and 11 students involved, and the squad’s leader, WO1 Sophie Brennan (RSM). Cadets in Years 9, 10 and 11 who have already been nominated, eagerly look forward to the Annual Promotions Camp which will begin on the last day of Term 2.

A reminder about driving in Margaret Street when dropping off and picking up your daughters. Please drive slowly and obey traffic signage and road rules. Please show patience and respect to your fellow road users as well as the Meriden staff who marshal the morning and afternoon drop-offs.