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Your child can now experience a college education close to home.

If you are new to Merredin College, you have just enrolled your child in a very special school. We offer your child an exceptional education in a rural community. There are few country schools where, from Kindergarten to Year 12, your child can remain in or near their community for their entire schooling. Secondary students have access to outstanding residential facilities at Merredin Residential College so they can continue to enjoy the benefits of a rural education close to home.

Our seamless educational programmes from Kindergarten to Year 12 mean staff can continuously develop your child’s strengths whilst providing support for areas requiring improvement. With the support of parents/carers we work to enable your child to reach his/her academic potential. At Merredin College, we pride ourselves on providing a wide range of educational experiences as well as an array of extra-curricular opportunities for our students to enjoy.

We want your child to enjoy his/her time at school and to have real choices beyond school!

Without doubt, our staff are the most valuable resource within our school.  It has been said that for a parent, a school is only as good as the teachers and education assistants responsible for their child. Our highly professional and dedicated teaching staff work tirelessly to meet, and wherever possible exceed, the needs and expectations of students and their parents. Specialised support is offered to students with special educational needs.

Students need to feel safe and included.  For this reason, pastoral care is a key focus and is supported in the curriculum through the teaching of specific values (K-6), and the implementation of special programmes such as PATHS, Buz, Mindfulness, and Rock and Water. In addition, our Student Services team works with individuals to support specific needs through mentoring and support. I am also proud of the work of our Aboriginal staff who work with Aboriginal students and liaise with their families.

Parents and carers are always welcome in our school. We know how important it is to nurture a positive relationship between the College and our parents and view you as equal partners in the educational process.

We encourage you to become active participants in school programmes and classroom activities.

Whether you are a classroom volunteer, a member of the P&C or School Board, or involved in special events, you are encouraged to be involved! Research on schools clearly demonstrates that parent participation in their child’s school coincides with a greater likelihood of academic success for their child.

At Merredin College we look forward to the opportunity of working with you to offer your child  the best of both worlds — a college education to rival the city and the benefit of living in, and being nurtured by, a country community. Browse our website to see the amazing opportunities on offer which make Merredin College unique.