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Merrimac State High School
Dunlop Court, Mermaid Waters Qld 4218
Telephone: +61 7 5595 8614
Fax: +61 7 5595 8613 

Fo​r the time you are in Australia the following people will have a big impact on your life. These people form a team whose job is to ensure that you have an enjoyable experience in Australia and at Merrimac. They will be active in:

  • making you feel welcome providing the liaison between you and your host family.
  • ensuring that you are keeping up with your school work.
  • assisting with any problems you may face.


Ms Joanna Filmer - Head of Department (International and Languages)
Ms Filmer manages the International Student Program. She has extensive travel experience, working and holidaying overseas. She understands many of the questions/queries you will have during your time away from home.






Mrs Kim Norfolk - Homestay Coordinator 
Kim joined Merrimac's International department in 2013. She is our Homestay Coordinator responsible for all Homestay placements, matching students with suitable families.


Mrs Tammie Moss
 - International Student Coordinator
As International Student Coordinator, Tammie is responsible for assisting students to adjust to life in Australia. Tammie has joined our International team after 15 years in public education in NSW. Tammie is passioante about travel abroad and loves to work with students to make their time in Australian an enjoyable one.