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When girls graduate from Meriden at the end of Year 12, they take with them the skills and attributes to make a positive difference to their world – a fast-moving world filled with uncertainty and complexity, a world where relationships need to be enhanced and nurtured.
In order to be well-equipped to cope with and contribute to this world we want Meriden girls to become:
The Meriden Music Academy offers tuition in Music, Speech and Drama and accepts students of all ages from within and outside the Meriden community.
The Music Academy operates in the studios of the Senior School and Junior School campuses. There are over twenty staff members who offer tuition in a variety of instrumental and vocal styles. Tuition is currently offered in the following instruments:
Theory, Musicianship and Music Craft classes complement the practical work of individual instrumental lessons. Generally, tuition is commenced when a student has been learning an instrument for at least two years. The course follows the AMEB, TCL and ABRSM syllabi and students are eligible and encouraged to sit for these examinations. These lessons can be taken as individual or small group tuition depending on availability.
Individual and group Speech and Drama lessons are an ideal way to help students express their thoughts and ideas clearly in public. Lessons can provide a creative outlet for students while helping to build self-confidence. There is a strong focus on diction, so students wishing to improve the clarity of their pronunciation are most welcome.
The broad curriculum encompasses drama selections, prose reading, speeches, poetry and mime.
Examinations are open to all students and are conducted through the Australian Music Examination Board (AMEB), IMEB and the Trinity College of London.
At Meriden, every girl is known and her unique contribution to the life of the School valued as she realises her gifts and makes her mark. Student wellbeing is informed by Meriden's Christian foundation.
A strong sense of wellbeing is essential for students to achieve their aspirations and learning goals. The key components of wellbeing that are woven through our programs include healthy relationships, character development, self-awareness, ethical responsibility, meaning and purpose, achieving the conditions for deep learning, and positive connections with the community.
Wellbeing is a school-wide priority and incorporates the Health Centre, counselling service, pastoral time, PDHPE, Christian Studies, Lateral Learning and even the language which teachers use in the classroom.
Meriden’s central location in Strathfield makes travelling from all areas of Sydney and surrounding regions convenient and direct. Our students come from local suburbs as well as areas further afield such as St George and Sutherland Shire, the Hills District, Northern Districts, Central Coast and Blue Mountains.
Strathfield is well-serviced by public transport and the School is only a few minutes walk from Strathfield train station and bus stops.
A major interchange on the City Rail network, Strathfield is only 15 to 20 minutes by train from Sydney city centre and from Parramatta city centre. It is serviced by the Northern, North Shore, Western, Inner West and South lines. Country Rail trains from the NSW Central Coast and the Blue Mountains stop at Strathfield.
Strathfield is well-serviced by government and private buses from many areas of Sydney.
The School provides its own bus services to and from the following areas:
Route 1: Taren Point, Miranda, Sylvania, Blakehurst, Hurstville, Beverly Hills, Strathfield Park
Route 2: Woolwich, Hunters Hill, Gladesville, Tennyson Point, Putney, Rhodes, Concord West
Route 3: Illawong, Alfords Point, Padstow Heights, Oatley, Strathfield Park
Route 4: Balmain, Rozelle, Leichhardt, Dulwich Hill, Summer Hill, Enfield
Route 5: Drummoyne, Russell Lea, Five Dock, Canada Bay, Concord
Route 6: Concord, Breakfast Point, Cabarita, North Strathfield
Route 7: Carlingford, Ermington, Dundas, Dundas Valley, Newington, Wentworth Point, Sydney Olympic Park
Route 8: Earlwood, Canterbury, Ashbury, Croydon Park, Campsie, Belmore, Belfield
There is also a late afternoon bus service which departs the School at 5:15pm and stops at Strathfield Park, Beverly Hills and Hurstville.
Welcome to the Meriden. I am thrilled that you are spending time learning more about our wonderful school.
There are many aspects of Meriden that give me considerable pleasure. These include the girls’ love of learning, the wonderful results of the girls in traditional and non-traditional subjects such as Mathematics and Music, the diversity of the school community, and the excellence of the School in cocurricular areas that include sport, debating, community service and public speaking.
Arguably, however, the most impressive feature of the School is the girls! They exercise their talents and skills to lead the School, work to make a positive contribution to their School and wider communities, and demonstrate vast amounts of school spirit, collegiality and friendliness in House events, competitions and other activities. It is expected that Meriden girls will care for one another, and they do.
Year 12 girls graduate from Meriden as confident, articulate and compassionate young women, ready to make a positive contribution to their communities as global citizens and leaders. Their teachers and I follow their post-school pathways with considerable pleasure and pride!
I hope to see you at Meriden in the near future.
Dr Julie Greenhalgh
(as voted by site visitors)
Meriden School, Strathfield NSW