Meridan State College is excited to introduce four innovative ACADEMIES into our Junior Secondary program. These academies will allow for our passionate and highly motivated students to collaboratively work together; challenging, encouraging and extending their skills and knowledge in four key areas of the curriculum. Our academy programs are designed to ignite students' passion and develop their potential whilst aligning to future pathways.
In 2023, our Academy program offerings are:
- Academic Academy
- Dance Academy
- Sports Academy
- STEM Academy
Entry into ACADEMY programs is by application only.
Applications are open at the beginning and end of each year. Students must apply by completing the application form, and undergo a selection process. These programs are highly competitive and are sought after by students; therefore, places are limited.
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.
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 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.
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 - 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