Canberra Private Schools introduces Merrimac State High School in Mermaid Waters, for all your education and learning for your childs future, We invite you to explore and learn more about the quality 21st Century education with Merrimac State High School.
Founded in 1979, Merrimac is a coeducational, non-selective, public school for students from 12 to 18 years of age.
The school has a current enrolment of close to 1300 students representing 44 nationalities with the largest groupings being Australian, then New Zealanders, followed by Chinese, English and Brazilian. Within the student population, which draws mostly from the surrounding neighbourhood, there are currently about 50 international students mainly from Asia, South America and Europe. A similar number of students are enrolled in special education classes.
The school is located in the geographical heart of the Gold Coast, close to beaches, public transport and shopping centres. The extensive 10.4 hectare site is well laid out with mature trees and gardens that offer outdoor eating areas and shaded meeting spaces. In addition to general classrooms the school also has a Library, Swimming Pool, Sport and Assembly Hall, Gymnasium, Tennis, Basketball and Netball Courts, Ovals, Performing Arts Theatre, Music rooms, Home Economics kitchen, Hospitality Centre, Dance Studio, Art rooms, Robotics laboratory, Canteen and Administration Centre.
Steeped in history, Merrimac State High School is one of the popular school in the Mermaid Waters area. Our aim is clear and present in all aspects of the school. Respect, Compassion and Resilience are some of the qualities demonstrated towards the personal attributes we strive to gain and display in our community.
We endeavour to celebrate each other’s uniqueness by providing opportunity for all and to develop a culture that identifies that the journey towards excellence is often paved with trial and error, risk taking, learning from mistakes, flexibility and adaptability. We believe that encouraging students to take ownership of the learning is critical in achieving the best learning outcomes and that implicit in this concept is that students learn their own areas of strength and areas of development, through useful and explicit feedback.
We invite you to explore our website and learn more about the quality 21st Century education Merrimac State High School offers all children who enrol in our school.
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