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Ms Deidre Lau

Thank you Ms. Lau

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for allowing Ms. Lau the time to come and speak at the Marsden High School 2016 Presentation Day. Deidre's speech was both inspirational and witty and very well received by students, staff and parents alike. I know that our School Principal, Mr. Berry and our two Deputy Principals - Ms. Paczkowski and Mr. King are very grateful to have had Ms. Lau come and speak to our students. Ms. Paczkowski in particular found the information that Ms. Lau was able to provide about Stephen Covey's Seven... Read more

Uniform Update

Our new senior uniform will be introduced in Term 1, 2017. The uniform shop is currently stocked with most items of the uniform, however we have experienced a delay in receiving the new senior shirts and will notify you as soon as these become available. Although the uniform remains unchanged for Years 7-10, please note a correction to the uniform. We previously communicated that students can wear either black or white socks, however the correct socks going forward are to be black. We apologise for the miscommunication and for any... Read more

Ana C

HSC Success at Marsden

HSC Results are in... It is with great pleasure we received our HSC results today. Marsden High School's 2016 Year 12 cohort have achieved outstanding results reflecting their maturity, planning, organisation and emotional intelligence. We received Band 6 results in most subjects and are particularly pleased at the results being 10% improvement on the previous year. For a comprehensive, local high school with a diverse enrolment these results speak volumes of the hard work put in by both students and teachers. I want to thank teachers and... Read more

Information for Year 7 Parents and Students

Dear Parents/Carers, We look forward to welcoming our new year 7 students with a brief student only assembly, in the John Hagen Hall at 8:55am (normal roll call time) on Monday 30th January 2017. All students are expected to be in full Marsden High School uniform and have with them their morning tea, lunch, drink, pen and note pad (do not bring full stationery requirements on this day). During this assembly, roll call will be conducted and students will receive their timetable and diaries. If you are collecting your child from school,... Read more

Year 9 Peer Support

Last week, Year 9 students undertook 2 days of leadership training with help from some of our outstanding Year 10 students, who stepped up to the role of session leaders in preparation of becoming Peer Support Leaders in 2017. These new leaders will help Year 7 (2017) settle into student life at Marsden High School. Students were introduced to topics such as what makes a good leader, they were taken through some guided meditations with Mr. O'Brien and took part in some physical activities which they can utilise with the incoming Year 7 class.... Read more

MHS Library

News From the Library

The Marsden High School Library has recently undergone a refurbishment with many changes taking place over the course of Term 4. A significant amount of planning and effort has gone into these changes, most of which are not always visible to students using this facility. The completion of Stage 1 is ongoing, however visible changes are now happening. We have now cleared the downstairs floor space, improving the use of the resource area. We also reconfigured this space, making room for the arrival of new furniture and creation of specific... Read more

New Senior Uniform Update

The NEW senior girls skirts and boys trousers are NOW available for purchase from the Uniform Shop. Students will continue to wear the current shirt/blouse until the new senior shirt/blouse arrives. This new uniform will be compulsory for the 2017 Year 11 Class, whilst it is optional for the 2017 Year 12 Class. In addition to the normal opening hours, the Uniform Shop will opperate for additional days in preparation for the 2017 school year. Costs: Senior Girls Skirt $55 Senior Boys Trousers $50 QAdditional Trading Hours: Friday 27 January... Read more

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Year 1O take charge at Australian Business Week

Australian Business Week Week 8, Term 4, otherwise known as Australian Business Week saw our Year 10 students don their business hats ready to dive into the real and virtual worlds of business management. The students were well and truly inspired and duly developed meaningful business and life skills. Small business groups were formed where each student stepped up to various management roles in a collaborative setting to create and run a virtual small cafe` business within a competitive marketplace. They were then tasked with the... Read more

STEM robot control

Pinnacle Students Control Robot 1400km Away

Year 7 Pinnacle Science From their classroom here at school, Year 7 Pinnacle Science students took control of a robot nearly 1400km away in Adelaide, interacting with the presenter, activating and moving the robot. This activity was designed to demonstrate the real applications of energy conservation and its benefits to our planet. It was mind blowing observing our students exploit software and technology in order to control this robot. We look forward to 2017 which will provide us with many more exciting STEM experiences, so stayed tuned to... Read more

STEM guest speaker

STEM to Take Off in 2017

Science Technology Engineering Math (STEM) 2017 will bring with it the formation of STEM Classes for our Year 8 students. STEM Classes are an opportunity for students to work diligently and collaboratively on problem based activities with real world applications. Year 8 will utilise their problem solving, critical thinking, digital literacy and other 21st Century learning skills to work on a range of tasks across Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Our STEM Team was recently afforded the opportunity to join a select number of schools in... Read more

Race Around Marsden

The Race Around Marsden by Claire S. (8C)

The Race Around Marsden: Student Report Last Thursday on the 8th of December, Marsden High School's Year 7 and 8 Pinnacle Classes participated in 'The Race Around Marsden'. This idea was taken from the American television show 'The Amazing Race'. We participated in many challenges and problem solving questions. As we were in teams, we learnt and practised team building skills with people who we normally wouldn't interact with. As well as using 21st century technology to figure out and solve those interesting and detailed problems/questions. In... Read more

Signing the pledge

Marsden High School Takes the Oath

'I swear never to commit, excuse or remain silent about violence against women. This is my oath' This week Marsden High School students and staff took part in White Ribbon Day events across the school, to raise awareness and understanding of both domestic violence and violence against women. Our week kicked off with a formal assembly organised by the 2017 Prefecture Leadership Team (PLT), where they invited Police Youth Liaison Officer, Senior Constable Deb Chrystal to address the school on the importance of understanding domestic violence... Read more

Orientation Day 2016

Orientation Day 2016

On Tuesday 6th December MHS hosted Orientation Day to welcome all the students joining us for Year 7 in 2017. The day was a massive success and showcased all the amazing talent Marsden has to offer. The day kicked off with an assembly in the hall, where the students learnt about the opportunities that awaited them, listened to an incredible performance by Leo and heard the experiences of two of Marsden's current Year 7 students, Syrenity and William. The students were then in the audience for a uniform parade and impressive dance performance.... Read more

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Celebrating Sporting Success

2016 Marsden High School Sports Assembly Yesterday saw Marsden High School's PDPHE faculty, together with Sports Captains, Sarah and Jordan host the 2016 MHS Sports Assembly, where they paid tribute to the best of our school's sporting talent. Many medals and trophies for both team and individual sporting success were handed out to very deserving recipients, with the most notable being the 2016 Sports Persons of the Year. This year MHS celebrated the sporting achievements of Angela W. and Ethan G., both of whom had a very impressive year of... Read more

Important Message from the Principal

NOTICE TO ALL PARENTS/CAREGIVERS AND STUDENTS The NSW Teachers Federation has announced it will hold a stop work meeting of school teachers and non-school based Teaching Service (OCAA) members on Thursday 8 December 2016. The purpose of the stop work meeting is for Federation members to debate and vote on the proposed Crown Employees (Teachers in Schools and Related Employees) Salaries and Conditions Award 2016. As a number of staff will be supporting this stop work meeting, normal lessons will not commence until 10:10am. However, the school... Read more

Justice Crew

MHS team up with Justice Crew

Marsden High School Dancers Treated to a Masterclass with Paulie from Justice Crew. Last week the Marsden High School dancers were privileged to be able host the very talented singer, dancer and musician Paulie Merciadez from Justice Crew. The students participated in a 2hr long dance workshop where they were given a masterclass in hip hop, popping and locking. The students were also lucky enough to witness a private performance by Paulie and engage in a Meet & Greet session. We would like to say a huge thank you to Paulie and Justice Crew for... Read more

Additional times for Uniform Shop

Friday 27 January 2017 - Pupil Free Day - 8.30am - 10.30am Monday 30 January 2017 - 8.00am - 9.30am Tuesday 31st January - 8.00am - 10.30am Wednesday 1st February - 8.00am - 10.30am... Read more

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Orientation Day Tuesday 6 December

Orientation Day Tuesday 6th December 2016 - Students and Parents/Carers to attend. Students to wear primary school uniform. 9.00am Arrival - On arrival the students will need to have their names marked off and collect name tags and a usb. This usb contains a Year 7 Handbook for parents and students, Anti Bullying Policy and powerpoint presentations from the parent information night. If you could please download all this information onto your computer for future reference. 9.10 - 10.00am Opening of Orientation Assembly Principal Address - Mr... Read more

Marsden High School is going BYOD in 2017

Bring Your Own Device It is widely understood that technology plays a integral role in student learning and engagement and gives students access to new ways of learning and interacting within the classroom. This is a great opportunity for students to become familiar with working with technology and the ability to seamlessly continue their work at home. Will be starting this program with our new Year 7 students and encourage students, where possible to join in and BYOD. For ease we have set up a Parent Portal in collaboration with Hewlett... Read more


Bullying. NO WAY!

BULLYING. NO WAY! As a school we have worked hard at developing our new Anti-Bullying Plan and will work collaboratively with students, parents and the community to ensure all of our students, staff and visitors always feel happy and safe. We want to ensure you all that there are options available to anyone who at anytime feels otherwise and that Marsden High School offers safe ways to voice your concerns. We encourage you all to take the time to read over our new Anti-Bullying Plan and Managing Harassment and Bullying information so that... Read more

Raising Teenagers

Year 7 Transition Information Evening

Year 7 Transition Information Evening Last night saw Marsden High School host the families of our incoming 2017 Year 7 students at our Transition Information Evening. There was a lot of excitement around starting high school and of course a lot of valuable information being dispensed. We wanted to take this opportunity to remind you that Marsden High School is dedicated to getting wellbeing right and engaging our students to achieve and succeed. We know that the first step in doing so, is to ensure a smooth transition from primary school to... Read more

Making Marsden mates

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Zane & Anita

Congratulations to Zane and Anita for receiving 2 film awards for The Last Breath! Winning 'Best Sound Track' at the DoE School Film Festival and winning 'Best Editing' at the Pulse Film Festival.... Read more

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Literacy is a whole school priority at Marsden

Literacy is a whole school priority at Marsden and has been for a long time. This website contains school designed literacy information and strategies which are proven to increase our student's capacity. Please feel free to implement these ideas to improve your child's competencies. Read more

2017 Resource Allocation Model funding

In October 2016, all NSW public schools will receive a 2017 Planned School Budget Allocation Report. The report will assist with the management of the total budget delivered to schools through the Resource Allocation Model (RAM). The Resource Allocation Model (RAM) methodology distributes funding based on the individual needs of students and schools. This gives schools greater flexibility to make local decisions. Learn more about the 2017 funding by visiting the Department's website. Watch a short animation about the important role of the RAM... Read more

Welcome to High School

Welcome to High School - Marsden High School Thursday 20th October 2016 9.10am - 2.30pm Dear Parents/Carers, We are looking forward to our new Year 7 2017 students experiencing a normal day at high school. They will experience a variety of subjects and this is a time for these students to familirise themselves with the layout of Marsden High School and meet some of their teachers for next year. Please drop your son/daughter at the front of Marsden High School where the Flag Poles are located at approx 9.00- 9.10am. Our Marsden High School... Read more

Year 12 Expectations and Responsibilities

Success in Year 12 is very dependent on a student's attitude towards their school work and the school community. At Marsden High School there are expectations and responsibilities that students must have towards themselves, peers, school and the wider community. Marsden High School values the mature, respectful and responsible conduct and attitude of its senior students. These values and expectations were made clear to the new Year 12 cohort at a Year Assembly on Year 12's return to school this term by Mr Berry (Principal) and Ms Bernyk (Year... Read more

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Year 7 2017

Our Year Advisor for Year 7 2017 is Ms Lauren Soutter. Marsden High School is hosting several events aimed at ensuring students and parents new to our school community, adjust smoothly: 9.30am – 11.30pm Thursday October 13th 2016 _ Marsden Targeted Transition program to support students with anxiety/emotional/ social issues where a smaller group environment will ease them into high school. Ms Pam Howes is our co-ordinating teacher of this program, please ring Ms Pam Howes on the school number if you feel your child would benefit from this... Read more

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work experience

The importance of Work Experience

How good are our Marsden students - the importance of Work Experience cannot be under estimated: Work Experience plays a large role in preparing students to understand career options and choices post school. The current generation of students are expected to go through about fourteen different career choices in their lifetime and schools are required to prepare them with the creative and innovative thinking skills required for success in the C21st. Marsden's two Career Adviser, Mrs Hart and Mrs Hooper have utilised their experience and... Read more

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Online Payment Portal

Did you know that you can make payments to your child's school online? We have launched a new online payment portal linked to this website to make it easier for you to pay for school related payments. This is a secure payment page hosted by Westpac. What expenses can be paid online? Voluntary School Contributions Subject Contributions Excursions Sport Creative and Practical Arts Sales to Students Other How? Click on "Make a Payment" and follow the prompts to make a payment via Visa or MasterCard. Instructions for POP (pdf 163 KB) FAQ (pdf... Read more

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Opal Card information

Please see attached information regarding the Opal card Opal card information (pdf 55 KB)... Read more

Marsden Robotics Team 5087

Congratulations to Marsden Robotics team 5087 who came second in the Hawaiian competition. A Fantastic result!... Read more

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Uniform Shop Opening Times

Tuesday and Wednesday 8.30am - 10.30am order form (pdf 87 KB)... Read more

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A new school year

Welcome back to school for 2016. As we start the year we have high expectations of our students and staff and a commitment to deliver the excellent public education that parents, carers and the community rightly demand. This year we will work towards achieving new priorities announced by the Premier to raise the percentage of students in the top two bands in the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN). I am proud of our achievements in public education and each year our schools provide our communities with much to... Read more