Meriden is characterised by outstanding academic performance, an innovative and challenging curriculum, and a supportive learning environment. As an Anglican school, Meriden places the Christian faith at the centre of school life while promoting respect for all its members, including those of other faiths and backgrounds. Meriden enjoys a fine academic record and consistently high places in HSC rankings. In addition, Meriden students excel in music, sport and a wide range of co-curricular activities. Meriden’s tennis team has won three Australian Schools Tennis Championships and has twice represented Australia at the World Schools Tennis Challenge.
The curriculum at Meriden is designed to cater for a range of ability levels and interests, and to prepare students for their studies in Years 11 and 12. The curriculum provides a wide range of choice. The school’s commitment to small class sizes enables teachers to know students as individuals and to cater to their specific needs within the classroom. Students with high academic ability are supported through a rich and challenging program for gifted students. The school also offers special programs for girls who compete at elite level in sport, and for girls who are outstanding musicians, to assist them in maintaining a balance between their academic studies and the cultivation of their talent.
The development of a global perspective is regarded as an essential part of a student’s learning at Meriden. Students are encouraged to look beyond the classroom and to widen their knowledge and understanding of the world and its people. Senior school students have the opportunity to participate in community service programs in the Northern Territory and New Caledonia, in addition to interstate and international exchange programs and international music and sports tours. Meriden is located in Strathfield, Sydney, and is very easily accessed by train and bus.
Facilities: Meriden comprises three adjacent campuses — Pre-Kindergarten, Junior School (K to 6) and Senior School (7 to 12). Facilities include three tennis and basketball courts, heated pool, sports field, gymnasium, two libraries, maths learning centre, music and performing arts centres, visual arts, design and technology centre, pottery studio, computing centres, multimedia facilities.
Technology: At Meriden, technology is used to develop young women who are well-informed, critical thinkers. The school is well-equipped with classroom computers, tablets, laptops, interactive whiteboards, computer laboratories, AV equipment, sophisticated multimedia equipment, ICT-focused libraries and a multitude of learning software, resources, applications and reference CDs.
Sport: Athletics, basketball, cross-country, diving, gymnastics — artistic and rhythmic, hockey, netball, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, Tildesley Tennis, Touch football, water polo.
Extracurricular activities: Meriden Tennis Academy, Meriden Music Academy, ambassadors, chess club, computer technology activities, Crusaders, student Christian groups, dance, debating, drama, public speaking, the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme, Interact, Mock Trial, social justice groups, student representative council, Tournament of Minds, concert band, choirs, chamber ensembles, wind, string and percussion ensembles, orchestras, Meriden singers and choir.
Welfare and personal development: At Meriden, every student is known and valued. All staff members play an active role in the pastoral care of students. A well-established pastoral care program and the services of a chaplaincy team and school counsellor ensure students have a sound support network.
Special programs: In addition to Gifted and Talented, Learning Support and ESL programs, special programs are offered for elite sports students and talented musicians. All Year 7 students participate in the “Step Up to Year 7” program which focuses on the needs of students as they negotiate the transition from Junior to Senior School. In Year 10, the “Passport to Senior Studies” program supports students in gaining a good understanding of the learning demands of the HSC and tertiary study.
From the school: Meriden enjoys a fine academic record and consistently high places in HSC rankings. The priority at our school is high-quality teaching and learning. Through an innovative curriculum, excellent resources and well-qualified and dedicated teachers, each girl’s individual learning style is catered for, and each girl is strongly supported in her learning. Simultaneously, the girls are encouraged in other areas of their learning, including music, debating, drama, sport, personal development and community service. Meriden offers a well-rounded and holistic education, producing well-informed and talented citizens. We are very proud of our school and our girls.
|Years||Kindergarten - Year 12|
|Enrolment||800 (pre-kindergarten to year 12) students|
12k - 16k |
$13,000 (kindergarten) to $22,200 (year 12)
02 9752******* 02 9752 9444
02 9752******* 02 9752 9400
|Address||10–12 Redmyre Road, Strathfield 2135|