Merrimac State School

Male & Female


Year levels:
Prep - Year 6

13kms from BROWNS

Merrimac State School

Principal's Welcome

Welcome to Merrimac State School. Our school is renowned on the Gold Coast for its outstanding natural setting, with an array of wildlife and bushland. We welcome families from our local area and indeed across the world. Merrimac children work together as a safe, respectful community of learners. Our caring teachers set high academic expectations for every child. We encourage the children to be self-managed, resilient and culturally aware. Our learning environment is air-conditioned, allowing everyone to be cool in summer and warm in winter. We offer a challenging and engaging curriculum including science, technology, sport and music. The classrooms are very well resourced and the teachers and students have access to a wide range of digital resources. Merrimac State School is an excellent choice as the school best placed to educate your child. We will work together to help them achieve their personal and academic goals.

School Information

Year established: 1917
Number of students: 800

At Merrimac State School we are located on the beautiful Gold Coast with abundant wildlife in our very natural environment.

Our school is located between the Gold Coast Hinterland and the beach with the dual benefit of a country feeling in a city location.

We provide a quality education in an airconditioned, technology-centred environment.

Our experienced and highly qualified teachers work with your child to ensure that we meet their individual learning needs.

We teach the Australian Curriculum including English, mathematics, science, technology, humanities, health and physical education.

Our students and their parents greatly value our Sister School relationship with Katsuragi Elementary School in Japan.

School facilities

  • Language centre
  • Performing arts centre
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) space
  • Multipurpose centre
  • Information Communication Technology Centre
  • Oval
  • Sports courts - tennis, basketball, netball
  • Extracurricular activities

  • Lunchtime clubs - chess, skipping, handball, kedama
  • Music ensembles
  • Active afternoon school sports
  • Harmony Day celebrations
  • Under 8s Day
  • Wellness Day
  • Before school fitness program
  • Before school tennis
  • Languages

  • Japanese (Prep to Year 6)
  • Special programs

  • Active Student Council and Student Leadership Program
  • Kids Matter Program
  • Peaceful Kids
  • Robotics
  • English as an Additional Language/Dialect (EAL/D) program
  • Instrumental music program
  • Junior and senior choirs, strings and concert band
  • Environmental focus
  • Performing arts
  • Camping program for Years 4 and 5
  • Biennial school trip to Canberra (Years 5 and 6)
  • Sports carnivals - athletics, swimming and cross-country
  • Intra-school and interschool sporting programs
  • International Sister School program with a Japan trip every 2nd year
  • International study tours
  • Tuition Fees (2020)*

  • Prep - Year 6 = $13,372 per year

  • * Indicative fees only. Other fees or levies may apply. Please visit EQI for full fee schedule:

    School Entry Requirements

    Prep - Year 6
    PSP 1 PSP 2 PSP 3 PSP 4

    *PSP refers to BROWNS Primary School Preparation program

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    Last updated: 01/08/2019