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Our school in the community

We greatly value and encourage the involvement of our parents and the broader community in our College. We believe that it really does take ‘a whole village to raise a child’ and, as most of the adjacent areas are new housing developments, establishing a sense of community is an important focus for us. Research confirms that when parents and teachers work together as partners the students’ educational experience is happier and more successful and we encourage parents to be as fully involved in our school as time and other commitments allow.

The following are some of the ways that parents are invited to be active participants in their child’s education:

  • Parent/Teacher meetings
  • Classroom/College volunteer programs
  • College Introduction meetings
  • P&C Meetings
  • P&C social functions
  • Assemblies
  • Parent Education sessions
  • Class celebrations of learning 
  • Guest Speaker evenings 
  • Communication – newsletters, emails, text messages. 

Our College also welcomes the involvement of the broader community and appreciate the support we receive through: 

  • The Sunshine Coast University 
  • The Industry Reference Group 
  • Work experience and traineeship opportunities 
  • Scholarships and sponsorships 
  • Industry involvement in curriculum programs 

As an Independent Public School, Meridan State College has an active School Council which advises and monitors the operations and progress of the College at a strategic level. Elections for the School Council occur on a biennial basis and membership is inclusive of parents and members of the broader community.