Merrimac State School

Three reasons to choose us

  1. ​​Welcoming school in a natural bushland setting​
  2. Air-conditioned classrooms with interactive whiteboards
  3. Comprehensive curriculum catering for the individual learning needs of all students from Prep to Year 6.

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 overview

Number of students

Year school established

School website

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.

Meet with our friendly administration team and experience that ‘Merrimac Difference’. At Merrimac, we take great pride in ‘Educating Our Future’. Our children are our future and we take this responsibility very seriously. Merrimac welcomes new families to our friendly multicultural school.

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

EQI programs offered

Primary School

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
  • The Arts
  • Camping program (Years 4–5)
  • Sports carnivals – athletics, swimming and cross-country
  • Intra- and Inter-school sporting programs
  • International sister school program – we look forward to resuming study tours to Japan
  • International study tours

Extracurricular activities

  • Lunchtime clubs – Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), funky dance and singing clubs
  • Music ensembles
  • Active afternoon school sports
  • Harmony Day celebrations
  • Under 8s Day
  • Wellness Day
  • Before school fitness program
  • Before school tennis​

School facilities

  • Language centre
  • Performing arts centre
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) space
  • Multipurpose centre
  • Information communication technology (ICT) centre
  • Sports courts - tennis, basketball, netball

Tertiary pathways


  • ​Japanese (Years ​Prep to ​6)

Holiday adventure programs

Holiday adventure programs are an exciting and safe way for students to travel and sightsee during school holidays.

All holiday adventures are fully guided and escorted by qualified teachers and staff to ensure student safety.

Find out more about our holiday adventure programs.

Contact details


The information and data in this webpage is subject to change without notice. Before submitting your application, if you are interested in:

  • a particular subject, sport, program or extracurricular activity offered by an EQI school; or
  • particular school facilities;

please contact EQI or the school directly to confirm it will be offered and/or available in the year you intend to study.

Last updated 29 May 2023