Merredin College

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Merredin College is a government comprehensive primary and secondary day and boarding school, located in Merredin, a regional centre in the Wheatbelt region, 260 kilometres (162 mi) east of Perth, Western Australia.

Merredin College
Location

Australia
Coordinates31°29′19″S 118°16′58″E / 31.4885°S 118.2829°E / -31.4885; 118.2829Coordinates: 31°29′19″S 118°16′58″E / 31.4885°S 118.2829°E / -31.4885; 118.2829
Information
Former names
  • Merredin Senior High School
  • South Merredin Primary School
  • North Merredin Primary School
TypeGovernment comprehensive primary and secondary day and boarding school
MottoAdvance Together
Established
  • 1957; 64 years ago (1957)
    (as Merredin Senior High School)
  • 2012; 9 years ago (2012)
    (as Merredin College [K-12])
Educational authorityWA Department of Education
PrincipalBeverley Stanes[1]
Teaching staff42.5 FTE (2018)[2]
YearsK-12
Enrolment594[2] (2018)
Campus typeRegional
Colour(s)Blue and gold    (since 2012)
Former coloursBlue and white    (1957-2011)
Websitewww.merredincollege.wa.edu.au

Established in 2012 through the amalgamation of the Merredin Senior High School, established in 1957, the South Merredin Primary School, and the North Merredin Primary School, the school enrolled 594 students in 2018, from Year K to Year 12; of whom 15 percent identified as Indigenous Australians and 12 percent of whom were from a language background other than English.[2] The school is operated by the WA Department of Education. The school principal is Beverley Stanes.

OverviewEdit

In 2004 the school was selected to receive funding for the second stage of the federal government's Boys education initiative.[3]

Katherine Ward was the principal of the school in 2009.

In 2011 construction commenced at the high school site of new classrooms to expand the campus to become a K-12 school. Both the existing Primary schools, North Merredin and South Merredin, have been amalgamated into the one college site. Besides new classrooms the school will also have new undercover areas, canteen, music rooms, medical clinic and a new staff room. Additionally the library is to be extended and the existing high school rooms are to be refurbished.[4]

In 2009 the school had an enrolment of 302 students between Year 8 and Year 12, then 298 in 2010 and 288 in 2010. Once the school catered for students from K-12 the enrolments jumped and were 604 (with 287 between 8 and 12) in 2012.[citation needed]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Merredin College Contact Details". Department of Education. 2018. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "Merredin College, Merredin, WA". MySchool. Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority. 2019. Retrieved 8 September 2019.
  3. ^ "Wheatbelt to join boys education project". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 3 May 2004. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  4. ^ "Merredin College progresses". Merredin-Wheatbelt Mercury. Merredin, Western Australia: Fairfax Media. 24 August 2011. Archived from the original on 19 July 2012. Retrieved 25 July 2012.