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Merredin Residential College

Year Levels: Yrs 7-12


39 Caw Street,


Telephone: 08 9041 7502

College Manager Contact Information

Name: Ms Elizabeth Moody
Telephone: 08 9041 7502

Number of Boarders: 72

Merredin is a small community with a population of 2800. It is located 268km east of Perth in a pastoral and farming district.  The Residential College maintains close ties with the community.

Established during World War 2, the residential college was the first government boarding hostel in Western Australia. Well known for creating a caring environment, we provide delicious and healthy food, organise fun activities for students and communicate well with parents.

Whilst at the residential college, student from Years 7 to 12 attend Merredin College. Merredin College is a comprehensive school that provides educational programs from Kindergarten to Year 12. It has approximately 600 students and is very welcoming to regional students. Your child has access to innovative, flexible pathways for learning with a wide range of academic and vocations subjects.

Your child has access to a range of recreational facilities. The College has a swimming pool; a recreation room with a pool table, table tennis and television; a tennis court, basketball and netball court, indoor basketball court in our recreation shed, practice cricket nets and a fully equipped gym.

Boarding in Merredin, rather than in Perth, makes it easier for parents to organise visits. They can pick their child/ren up, mid-week and weekends, from school or from train stations along the train line from Perth to Kalgoorlie. With no leave restrictions on students, your child can come home whenever you choose.

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