Meridan State College's Vision of 'Learning together to achieve our best', is embedded in the culture through a range of approaches and strategies.
The school is committed to an ethos that exemplifies the values of 'Compassion', 'Courage', 'Collaboration' and 'Courtesy' in a supportive environment that is relevant and meaningful for the developmental stage of their students.
The '4 Cs' also underpin the behavioural expectations embedded at the school. Students engage in focused learning episodes around these values and they also provide a common language for recognising positive behaviours in classrooms and on assemblies, and through communication with parents.
Our College also has a 'Community' structure and all students and staff belong to one of the four Communities.
The Communities are named after elite sports people (Bradman, Freeman, O'Neill and Rafter) who are known not only for their sporting prowess but also for their charity and humanitarian work.
The Community structure provides vertical social groupings, a supportive environment and an enriched pastoral care program for students. It allows for greater staff, parent and student interaction and promotes positive relationship building across all sub schools for staff and students.
This structure is supported by research which indicates that smaller groupings within a larger educational organisation have the potential to significantly enhance educational outcomes for students. It also promotes a deeper sense of belonging for all involved in our school community and pride in our College.
Meridan State College is founded on the core beliefs of building positive relationships with our entire school community, engaging in real teamwork and demonstrating a high level of professionalism in all that we do.