Merrimac State High School, Mermaid Waters

Name: Merrimac State High School
Type: Secondary School
Address: Dunlop Court
Town: Mermaid Waters
Postcode: 4218
State: Queensland
Region South Coast
Phone: (07) 5572 2700
Fax: (07) 5572 8450
Pupils: 1349

Welcome to Merrimac State High School, one of the Gold Coast’s premium educational learning environments. Merrimac is an internationally recognised school seeking to positively deliver upon the dreams of each student through developing a culture of self-belief and nurturing the hero who lies within each of our students.

Leadership and entrepreneurial spirit are two personal qualities highly valued and strongly developed at Merrimac SHS. We seek to provide opportunity, support and mentoring opportunities for students and staff as they explore their talents and goals within our culture of achievement and belief.

Merrimac SHS recognises that education is a people business where inspirational learning positively shapes the life chances of our students. Inspirational learning is intellectually challenging, connected to the real world and individualised. This focus is founded upon the belief that learning is natural, that the love of learning is normal, and that real learning is passionate learning.

Merrimac State High School is a school with a futures focus and a youthful optimism and energy. Together we will move forward and Rise Above the Challenge to ensure a Quality Learning Service delivers positively upon the dreams and aspirations of your child.


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