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Excellence Pathways

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Meridan State College has seen the introduction of four innovative ACADEMY'S into our Junior Secondary program to ensure quality education outcomes for all students and allow passionate, highly motivated students to be grouped together so they can be challenged and encouraged by their peers to work hard and continue to succeed in their studies. 

These ACADEMY'S include the:

  • Academic Academy
  • Dance academy
  • Sports Academy
  • STEM Academy

Our ACADEMY programs are designed to ignite passion and develop potential whilst aligning to future pathways into Senior Schooling for students. 

ACADEMY programs are by application only. 

Applications are open at the beginning and end of each year. Students must apply and go through the selection process. These programs are highly competitive and sought after by students; therefore, places are limited.

Academic Academy

The Academic Academy of Excellence has been further broken down into three separate smaller academies with core classes of Maths/Science, English/Humanities and Italian. Timetable provisions allow for students to participate in multiple academic academies to which they are passionate.

Students in academy classes will develop rigorous study skills and a real capacity to perform academically. ​

Dance Academy

Meridan's Dance Academy is designed to embed dance principles into core curriculum, as well as developing students' technical abilities. 

Extra curricula dance squads including Elite, Impact, Acrobatics and Hip Hop Megacrew Performance Teams.  

Sports Academy

Sports Academy is designed to develop students' athletic abilities. Meridan also offers opportunities for extra curricula sporting development squads in 5 pillar sports: Rugby League, Basketball, Oztag, Volleyball and Netball.

STEM Academy​

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Excellence designed to develop students' abilities holistically in the STEM field.

​​​All applications must be returned with attachments to: 

academies@meridansc.eq.edu.au​

  Key Contacts:

  • Masterclass -  Brandie Clucas Deputy Principal Yr6&7
  • Dance  -  Pia Manttan HOD The Arts
  • Italian Extension - Anthony Grimbergen HOD Humanities
  • Sport Academy - Ross Stewart HOD Health, PE and Sport
  • Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics - Stephen Reid HOD IT​




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Last reviewed 09 March 2022
Last updated 09 March 2022