Merrylands High School
Merrylands High School is a dynamic and highly successful school and in part is evidenced by our students, parents and staff regularly recognised with awards at local, State and National levels. This includes the school receiving Social Harmony and academic awards; staff receiving Quality Teaching and Meritorious Service to Public Education awards; students receiving Leadership, Worldskills, Vocational Education and Training, sports and cultural awards and parents receiving Parent of the Year awards. The school is enriched by a cosmopolitan student population of over 50 cultural backgrounds. We have a strong focus on personalised learning for each student. This creates an environment where students extend beyond their current level of learning, challenging them to develop across a range of endeavours. In every subject, across all years, there are Gifted and Talented opportunities as well as enrichment and leadership programs for each cohort.We are leaders in creating technology rich environments through an enormous investment in state of the art learning technologies, the creation of a BYOD program that has become a benchmark for other Public schools and video conferencing facilities enabling students to connect on state, national and international levels. We have partnerships with over 30 external organisations including universities, business, community and educational providers to create abundant opportunities for students to enrich their personal, social and academic life. This includes opportunities for students, staff and parents to present at universities, business mentoring, university bridging courses, civic participation, and career and leadership pathways for tertiary study and future employment. We have extensive middle-school partnerships with 17 local Government schools in addition to relationships with non-Government schools. These links have facilitated gifted and talented mathematics courses, accelerated sports development programs, primary to high school transition programs as well as curriculum and Quality Teaching links. We lead teacher professional learning across our community of schools in the areas of technology, program and lesson development and literacy and numeracy strategies. The work of Merrylands High School staff, students and parents has featured in various state, national and international print and electronic media products including commercial and ABC TV and Radio. We have been profiled in various books and have featured in magazines, electronic and curriculum support materials for our outstanding achievement in leadership, learning and community engagement. Merrylands High School pursues excellence for every student by maximising student engagement in a safe, caring and supportive environment; welcoming strong parent and community partnerships and utilising the vast expertise of our dedicated teachers. Our school successes are founded on the Positive Behaviour for Learning practices surrounding the safe respectful learner framework.
Share Our Space
School spaces will be open from 8am to 5pm from 23 December 2019 to 24 January 2020 including weekends and public holidays. Roving security guards will open the gates in the morning between 7-8am and close them between 5-6pm at night.
Find out more about Share Our Space.
Cooler Classrooms Program
The NSW Government is committed to providing students with healthy and comfortable learning environments. That’s why we’ve invested a record $500 million to provide a sustainable air conditioning program for NSW schools.
To ensure the NSW Government responds to the needs of students in the hottest parts of the State, we will provide air conditioning in classrooms and libraries at schools that experience a mean maximum January temperature of 30°C and above.
Schools that sit below 30°C will be able to apply for funding to receive air conditioning in their classrooms and libraries, allowing more schools to benefit from air conditioning than ever before.
This school is eligible to apply for funding through the Cooler Classrooms Program. Applications for the second round of funding are now closed.
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