College Director, Bradfield Senior College
Meredith Melville-Jones is director of Bradfield Senior College – a senior high school which specialises in the creative industries. Since arriving at Bradfield, Meredith has introduced the Bradfield Learning Culture Framework, a college-wide initiative encompassing student engagement and wellbeing and was instrumental in redesigning the Industry Experience program with emphasis on providing real world projects. At the TEDxNorthernSydneyInstitute in 2015 Meredith spoke about the challenges of engaging creative students in senior high school within the confines of the curriculum.
With a background in television, communications and entertainment management, Meredith worked at Qantas in internal communications and as manager of inflight entertainment, Meredith was one of the key players in the implementation of in-seat video systems for the global airline entertainment industry. Before that, Meredith produced and presented the children’s television program ACE, at WIN TV. Meredith was a founding director of the Sydney Youth Writing Competition for primary schools in 2006. She is passionate about working with senior school students to nurture and develop creative skills in conjunction with their academic studies. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Media/Communication.
The world that initially shaped our current senior secondary school system in Australia no longer exists. The workplace that our students will inhabit...