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Come play this summer

Come play this summer

These holidays, school playgrounds at 42 NSW public schools will be open for neighbours and others to enjoy under a NSW Government initiative to broaden community recreation and open space options. Schools in the program will be open from 8am to 6pm from 23 December to the end of the school holidays in late January. You can find out which schools will be open through the Come Play pilot by visiting School Infrastructure NSW.... Read more

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HSC Results are in for our Class of 2017

The results are in and congratulations are in order ... The HSC results for Marsden were released this morning and needless to say, we are really proud of our Year 12, 2017 cohort: 9% of the individual results were Band 6 (90 – 100) 28% of the individual results were Band 5 (80 – 89) 33% of the individual results were Band 4 (70 – 79) 70% of our student's individual results were either Band 4, 5 or 6 which is a 5% increase on last year's results. Whilst we did stagnate at 9% for individual results across Band 6 (equal to last year), we... Read more

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Year 9 | 2018 is going B.Y.O.D

Year 9 Marsden Students will be going B.Y.O.D win 2018... Marsden High School is adapting to the changing world of work. The embedding of technology into teaching and learning is a key aspect of schools preparing students. Teachers are ensuring there is much more 'real time' formative assessment in class. This is being achieved through the use of technology such as quick quizzes online and so on, with real time feedback to the teacher and student. This should feature at the start of almost every lesson. To support students and prepare them for... Read more

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Open Night | 2018

Open Night is your chance to join us at school and see what is on offer and what it's like to study at Marsden High School. MHS Open Night is the perfect time to visit our school and get a taste of what's on offer, to learn about high school course subjects, discover the vast array of co and extra-curricular activities we offer, talk to our teachers and students and see what high school life is like. Open night is your chance to have your questions answered and much more. More information and the official program will be released in 2018, in... Read more

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2018 Scholarship Applications Closing Soon

Monday, 11 December 2017 - All Marsden 2018 Scholarship Applications CLOSE. The Marsden High School Scholarship Fund was established by the Marsden High School P&C to provide a variety of scholarships to students in Years 7-11. Each scholarship is for one calendar year and are available for Academic, Creative & Performing Arts, Sporting Excellence and S.T.E.M. For more information and application forms please head to our Forms & Downloads page. In the meantime here is some information on the application process. Applicants must: have applied... Read more

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White Ribbon Day | 2017

Wear White and Support White Ribbon Day This Friday the Marsden PLT are hosting White Ribbon Day and ask that you please wear as much WHITE as possible and make gold coin donation to help support increased education about ending Domestic Violence against Women. This is the first event for the 2018 Prefect team and will include a whole school assembly where Police Constable Deb Crystal will be presenting about the impact of Domestic Violence. Then at lunchtime, the Quad will be pumping with live music and a sausage sizzle. So should you... Read more

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Farewell | Mr. King

As I sit in front of my computer writing this it's hard to imagine that this time has come. I began at Marsden in Term 4 2010 as Head Teacher PDHPE and have watched our fabulous school flourish and produce outstanding young men and women that any school would be proud to be acquainted with. If you haven't already guessed, I'd like to take this opportunity to inform the Marsden community that this Friday will be my last day at Marsden High School as I take up a Deputy Principal role at Colo High School. I am truly grateful to have worked at... Read more

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2018 Resource Allocation Model funding

In October 2017, all NSW public schools will receive a 2018 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 2018 funding by visiting the department's website or watch a short animation about managing the total school... Read more

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S3 Saba Brothers | NSW Ambassadors for Bully Zero Australia Foundation.

S3 Saba Brothers | NSW Ambassadors for the Bully Zero Australia Foundation. This very talented trio of brothers and musicians stand together against bullying and recently headed down to Melbourne to attend the foundations annual charity ball along with 1000 fellow Australians all supporting this great cause. Ambassadors from all over the country were in attendance as the brothers - Raymond, Steven and Nathan had the incredible opportunity of having their original composition showcased. Their song is a wonderful anti-bullying anthem, called... Read more

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Fire Sparks Success at Marsden High School

Fire Talk Sparks Success Over At Marsden High School My name is Elijah; I am a prefect at Marsden and in my final year of high school I ran a community service project called Fire Talk with the help of my coach Chris as part of a leadership program called Max Potential. This opportunity has really helped me with developing myself and creating experiences that will help me in my future. Max potential overall was an exciting workshop for me, as I wanted to improve, and grow as a person. More specifically the chance to do a community service... Read more

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Youth Support Services from The Shack and Our Space

Please view the attached fliers for Our Space Integrated Youth Service Hub and The Shack Youth Centre and Services. These services work to bring together a variety of community services for young people aged between 11 and 18 within the Ryde area. Should you have any questions regarding these services please click the fliers for links.... Read more

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A Gathering of Prefects

Our final event for Term 3 was a wonderful acknowledgment of the wealth of strong student leaders we have at Marsden. Our two Prefect Leadership Teams came together for the last time as part of the Prefect Induction Ceremony for our incoming 2017/2018 student leaders. Many thanks to the parents who attended and to our outgoing 2017 PLT students who attended to handover their leadership roles. It was a great pleasure to welcome our new Prefect Leadership Team: School Captains: Gabrielle L. and Sean T. Sports Prefects: Selina S. and Joshua C.... Read more

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Beyond Blue Bash Success

Beyond Blue Bash 2017 At the end of Term 3, the Prefect Leadership Team of 2017 held their final Marsden fundraising event - the Beyond Blue Bash in support of building awareness of mental health issues. The students organised a BBQ and Sweet Stall to raise funds for this important cause, and ran a teachers versus students basketball game and organised a staff/student band to entertain us. The current PLT invited the incoming Yr 11 Student Leaders to join them in running this joint event so that they could share ideas and pass on valuable... Read more

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End of Term 3

Thank you and Yes – we're teaching right up to the last bell on Friday - the end of the school term: Friday marks the end of the school term and as such staff have been directed to prepare quality lessons and teach up to the final bell. I look forward to seeing all students at school as usual so they do not miss out on any learning opportunities. I would like to thank all students, staff and parents for their efforts this term for our school and wish you a happy and safe mid-semester break. Thank you, Mr. Berry.... Read more

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Thank You!

I would just like to take a moment to publicly thank a number of people at Marsden high School... Let me start by saying thank you to Camilla and the amazing Technology Team at Marsden for all of their hard work with Google and the implementation of the Chromebook/BYOD Program. They recently took the time to present at a Google Conference, presenting to a number of local and international educators the wonderful BYOD work that Marsden has done thus far. A HUGE thank you goes out to Camilla as her presentation was outstanding and attracted a... Read more

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MHS to support OzHarvest

Please give generously to those in need by supporting OzHarvest. Mr. Woods in our HSIE faculty is running a food drive, collecting food donations for the OzHarvest foundation. OzHarvest is Australia's leading food rescue organisation, collecting quality excess food from commercial outlets and delivering it to more than 900 charities who support those in need right across Australia. Mr. Woods and Marsden High School would love you all to show your support by bringing in food donations. We will be collecting food items between now and next... Read more

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Winners! Winners! Winners!

Yesterday was a very successful day for our talented students ... Starting with the Marsden Debating Team, who had an impressive win against Riverside Girls High School, with a tricky 4WD topic. All team members put on an incredible performance and worked exceptionally well as a team. Well done!!! AND ... Congratulations to the Opens Basketball team for winning the Grade Sport competition against Sydney Secondary College Leichhardt Campus!! What a game! Marsden were off to an early lead only to fall behind in the second half. A time out was... Read more

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NDIS continues its roll out across NSW

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) started in NSW in July 2016, rolling out across half of the state. The rollout for the rest of NSW started on 1 July 2017 and the NDIS will be fully rolled out by mid 2018. The NSW government is writing to the families of children and young people with disability who currently receive disability supports in the rollout areas to advise how and when they will enter the NDIS. How will people move into the NDIS? There is a planned approach to the way people enter into the NDIS. The first people to... Read more

Upcoming Transition Dates for Year 7 | 2018

Here at Marsden High School, we will be hosting several events aimed at ensuring students and parents new to our school community, have a smooth transition. • 9.30am-11.30am Thursday October 12th 2017_ Marsden High School Targeted Transition Program to support students with anxiety/emotional/social issues where a smaller group environment will ease them into high schoosl. If you feel your child would benefit from this extra support, please contact either Ms Jessica Rubbo or Mrs Pam Howes on 9874 6544. • 9.30am-2.30pm Friday October 20th 2017 -... Read more

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Dear Marsden Community | A Message from the Principal

Dear Marsden Community, I want to take this opportunity to thank the Marsden High School and wider community for their support regarding the fire which affected our school on the early hours of 3, August. During the week since the fire we have had many offers of assistance for which we are grateful. The cause of the fire has not been finalised by the investigating officers and they are considering all possibilities, including electrical fault. The extent of the fire damage has had a considerable effect on our school. The school was closed for... Read more

News from the Library

Library News Every year, Marsden High School Library celebrates the Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Book Week with an Author Visit and a Book Review Competition. This year's Author Visit will be with award winning author, Steven Herrick! - Australia's favourite poet for young people. Steven Herrick has published over 20 books with his work being studied in the HSC. His "Poetry, to the Rescue" performances for Year 7 students are outstanding. If you would like to know more about Steven Herrick and his work, please head to his... Read more

NAPLAN Online School readiness test

NSW schools will participate in the NAPLAN Online School Readiness Test from 14 August to 22 September. There is a lot of information for schools, students and parents on the NAPLAN Online transition website. The school readiness test is a ‘practice run' for schools to assess their technology as we prepare to transition to NAPLAN Online. It provides an opportunity for schools to become familiar with the NAPLAN Online assessment platform but is not an assessment of student ability.... Read more

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Trial HSC Mathematics Examination Update

ATTENTION YEAR 12: The Trial HSC Mathematics Examination has now been rescheduled. Exams will now take place on Tuesday 15, August as follows: Mathematics General 1 9:00 - 11:35 Mathematics General 2 9:00 - 11:35 Mathematics 9:00 - 12:05 Mathematics Extension 2 9:00 - 12:05 Please follow link to view the Trial HSC Timetable.... Read more

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Important Update

Updates for return to school: * This week YEAR 12 are required to sit their Trial HSC Examinations as scheduled. You can find a copy of the timetable on our website if needed. * Please note that the Mathematics Examination that was postponed last week, has now been rescheduled for next Tuesday 15, August - a time is yet to be announced, so please be sure to check for regular updates. * Year 7-11 and IEC students are scheduled to return to school this Tuesday 8, August for a regular Week B.... Read more

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IMPORTANT UPDATE:

IMPORTANT Information regarding Student Return to School This weekend will see extensive cleaning taking place across the school, however as we are still experiencing some electrical issues there will be a slight delay in seeing students return to school. Teachers and other members of staff will return on Monday 7, August and the remaining Year 12 Trial HSC examinations will remain as scheduled. Plans are currently in place to have Year 7-11 and IEC students return to school on Tuesday 8, August, however due to the nature of this clean up we... Read more

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Important Information for Parents and Students

Dear Parents/Carers and Students, As many of you may be aware, last night a fire broke out on our school grounds. A clean up is underway, however, due to the extensive damaged caused, it is anticipated that it may take 2 to 3 weeks for school operations to return to normal. We are working towards having students return to school on Monday 7, August beginning with Years 7 and 8, with the aim to have Years 9, 10, 11 and the IEC return soon after. We are yet to confirm the details and will endeavor to provide such detail as soon as possible.... Read more

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IMPORTANT NOTICE AND UPDATE

IMPORTANT NOTICE & UPDATE FOR ALL STUDENTS & FAMILIES: Marsden High School will remain CLOSED tomorrow, FRIDAY 4 AUGUST for students in Years 7 to 11. Year 12 HSC Trial Examinations will go ahead as scheduled. Please review the exam timetable and present to the school hall for your exam(s). We apologise for the disruption and will endeavour to update you with information regarding the school's closure and changes to routine as it comes to hand. Thank you.... Read more

Health Announcement | Head Lice

Dear Parent/Carer I am writing to advise you that we suspect that nits/head lice are present in the hair of some students within the school. Please check your child's hair for nits/lice tonight using the methods recommended in information from NSW Health http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/environment/headlice/Pages/treatment.aspx If you find any eggs or lice please commence treatment as recommended. Further information on head lice is available on the NSW Health website (details above) or through the Department's website at... Read more

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Year 12 Exam Update

All Year 12 Examinations scheduled for today, excluding Modern History have now been POSTPONED. Students sitting the Modern History exam are to meet outside the hall at the scheduled time.... Read more

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IMPORTANT NOTICE - SCHOOL CLOSURE

IMPORTANT MESSAGE : SCHOOL IS CLOSED School is closed today for Years 7-11. Year 12 trials will run as usual in the Hall. Minimum supervision will be provided for students of parents who are unable to make other arrangements. No electricity and smoke damage has complicated the normal function of the school. We will do our best to update parents and students as the day progresses.... Read more

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2017-18 Prefecture Leadership Team Application Form Available NOW!

2017-18 Prefecture Leadership Team Application Form Available NOW! This application form for Prefecture Leadership Team is due back directly to Ms. Kannemeyer, SRC Coordinator, in the Maths Staffroom no later than Thursday of Week 3 (August 3, 2017). All students completing this application will be applying for the general position of prefect, and should you be selected are required to abide by the Prefecture Leadership Team Expectations. For more informations and to view these expectations. please download your copy of the... Read more

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2017 Young Endeavour Ballot Applications NOW OPEN

APPLY NOW TO SAIL THE YOUNG ENDEAVOUR IN 2017! The Young Endeavour Youth Scheme is an internationally recognised youth development program and has been operating for more than 20 years to provide Australian Youth a unique, challenging and inspirational experience at sea. The ship was gifted to Australia in 1988 and since then more than 12,500 young Australians have completed the program. No sailing experience is required as the ship is operated by a professional Royal Australian Navy crew who work tirelessly to ensure the highest standards of... Read more

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Message from Mathematics

Information regarding Approved Calculators for the HSC examinations. Please be reminded that all students, especially Year 12 are required to use an approved calculator when sitting their mathematics examinations. The scientific calculators listed in the attached document have been approved for use in the 2017 Higher School Certificate Examinations. The examinations in which scientific calculators are permitted are listed in the equipment checklist. Please click here to view the Equipment Checklist for Higher School Certificate Examinations.... Read more

Education Week 2017

Next week (Monday 31 July – Friday 4 August) is Education Week, a statewide annual event to celebrate public education in NSW. The week highlights the achievements of public education and local schools, putting the spotlight on our students, our educators and the communities that support them. This year's theme is I Learn, We Learn. It is a celebration of the commitment of the NSW Department of Education to ensuring that our students are at the heart of learning and that all our schools improve every year. Education Week is also a time for... Read more

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Back to the 80s | Musical

Back to the 80s Musical Success Last term Marsden High School presented an energetic and fun filled night of 80's nostalgia, showcasing the outstanding young talent we have at MHS. Our singers, dancers, actors and musicians all put in an incredible performance that entertained both young and old alike. Couple this with the wonderfully daggy 80s costumes and hair, the totally rad Rubiks Cube set and hit-after-hit 80's anthems that played all night, you truely were transported Back to the 80's. Congratulations and thank you to all of the cast,... Read more

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Parent Teacher Interviews

Parent Teacher Interviews | Wed 19/7/2017 4pm-7:30pm Request Interviews – What To Do: STEP 1: Visit www.edval.com.au/book with your unique code. Check all your child's name(s) are shown. If not all your children appear above, add missing students with their own booking codes, or click ‘remove' if you want to book interviews separately for some children on this group booking, using the unique codes provided. STEP 2: Confirm you can attend the event. Your specific time restrictions and time preferences may be entered in the My Details tab if... Read more

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NAIDOC Celebrations

2017 NAIDOC Celebrations Tuesday 27th June saw Marsden High School host an incredible day of NAIDOC celebrations at Sydney Olympic Park. Students from Arthur Phillip, Northmead, Epping Boys, Parramatta and Pendle Hill High School's came together and were treated to didgeridoo and aboriginal performances, a mini gala touch football match with NRL players and a player meet and greet. The day was an overwhelming success and we thank all of those involved in making it such a fun and impactful day. For more photos click here. All photos courtesy of... Read more

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Athletics Carnival | 2017

Athletics Carnival On Thursday 25th May, Marsden High school held its annual school athletics carnival at Dunbar Park in Marsfield. Lucky for everyone involved the weather turned out perfectly on the day and we were able to run all events. The day was filled with high levels of participation with great sportsmanship and competitiveness on show. Students showed a great level of skill in all events especially the hotly contested 100m sprint races. It was also the long awaited revealing of the school mascot ‘Gordon Ramsey' and great school... Read more

Mandatory Year 11 VET Work Readiness Workshop

MANDATORY YEAR 11 VET WORK READINESS WORKSHOP Dear Students and Parents/Caregivers, Students enrolled in a VET course are required to attend a Mandatory Work Readiness Workshop prior to attending work placements. We realise that this day is normally a home study day; however, this workshop is essential for ALL students to attend. Students will not be able to participate in mandatory work placement for the completion of their course. The workshop will be held at school on; Date: Tuesday 18th July 2017 Time: 9am to 12pm Location: School Library... Read more

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Congratulations!

Congratulations to Ben S. the recipient of the Pierre De Coubertin Awards for 2017. The Pierre De Coubertin awards recognises secondary students who have demonstrated values which are consistent with those of the Olympic Movement through participation in sporting activities. Ben has not only played soccer for 14 year, representing West Ryde, Ermington and playing in New Zealand, but he has also been an outstanding representative of Marsden High School, competing in a wide variety of sporting events including our school soccer team, triathlons,... Read more

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Opening Night for Back to the 80's Musical

Today sees the commencement of Back to the 80s | The Musical, starting with a lunchtime matinee performance followed by performances both tonight and Friday night. DON'T MISS OUT !! Thursday 22nd June and Friday 23rd June, 2017 7:30pm at Marsden High School Hall Tickets available at trybooking.com and at the door. Download your Back to the 80s Program here.... Read more

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Pinnacle Showcase Evening

Pinnacle (Gifted & Talented) Showcase Evening Dear Parents/Caregivers, We are delighted to invite you to our first Pinnacle Showcase Evening for 2017 on Wednesday 28th June 2017. This semester, we will be showcasing the work by our Year 7 and Year 8 Pinnacle students. The purpose of the evening is two-fold: * To allow both our students and teachers to exhibit the wonderful work they have been doing in each subject.* * To give parents an insight into the Pinnacle world at Marsden High School. The students are very excited about showcasing their... Read more

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Back to the 80's | A Marsden High School Musical

You are about to go on a journey... A journey back to a time when Michael Jackson was the King of Pop... A journey back to a time when bubble skirts and blue eye shadow were cool... A journey back to when the Atari was cutting edge technology... That's right dudes... You are about to go on a journey... BACK TO THE 80's!... With rehearsals in full swing its time to secure your tickets! You can RSVP, purchase tickets and join the discussion on our Facebook Events Pageor purchase tickets online at trybooking.com. We look forward to seeing you... Read more

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Help for Parents of Teens

From Education Today News on Tuesday 13/6/17 An Australian service that provides busy parents of teenagers with free, confidential one-on-one parenting help will be launched today by digital mental health service ReachOut Australia. Delivered using a mix of online and pre-booked phone sessions, ReachOut Parents Coaching gives parents the flexibility to access support from anywhere in the country. Any parent who is worried about their relationship with their teenager, or concerned about their teenager's wellbeing or behaviour, can access up to... Read more

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Library Closure Dates

LIBRARY UPGRADE INFORMATION: The next phase of our library upgrade is due to commence shortly. This is a big undertaking and as such the library will be closed from Monday 5 June - Friday 23 June This phase has been planned for sometime, however we have just been informed of the delivery and installation dates. We apologise for any inconvenience, but promise the end result will be worth it. Students can still collect Chrome Books and Senior Study will continue to run upstairs. Thank you for your patience during this time.... Read more

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Pinnacle Program Preparation Day

As part of Marsden High School's Pinnacle Program application process, we will be holding a Pinnacle Preparation Day on Friday 9th June (this week). The aim of this day is to provide students with the opportunity to engage with Twenty First Century learning skills, such as collaboration, communication and problem solving. Students will have the opportunity to show us their ability to be innovative and creative as they participate in a range of critical thinking activities. The preparation day is a brilliant way for students to develop the... Read more

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Extra Curricula Activities

Looking for an Extra-Curricula Activity?

Are you looking for an Extra-Curricula Activity? At Marsden High School, our students have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of extra-curricula activities throughout the school year. Such activities provide important benefits to our students. Beneftits such as; Providing a productive break from study. Relaxing the mind and promoting emotional wellbeing. Improving existing and encouraging new friendships. Building confidence levels whilst allowing students to explore new interests. Develop their time management skills and a... Read more

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Library News

Library News ... Our school library is currently still in the process of being upgraded and later this term we are expecting a delivery of some very modern, custom built shelving, but in the mean time you may have noticed some new signage - in particular our 'Library' sign on the front door. We are fortunate to have many wonderful new books on our shelves, including the latest study guides for seniors, senior fiction, fiction, Premier's Reading Challenge books, and the latest Graphic novels. Be sure to head over and browse around, as we are... Read more

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Announcements from Careers

Announcements from Careers For further information regarding any of the following announcements, please see Mr. Lustica in the careers office.... Read more

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Year 7 BYOD Information

Year 7 BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Program. Parent Meeting 21 June 2017 starting 6PM Marsden High school is transitioning into a BYOD school in 2017, with Year 7 being the first cohort for the program. The teachers at Marsden High School have created cutting edge digital learning experiences for our Year 7 students. To be able to access these activities in term 3 2017, every student in Year 7 will need to purchase a Chromebook laptop in the coming weeks. As a school, we believe that Chromebooks are great value for money. Chromebooks will... Read more

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MHS RAMS Mascot Naming Competition and Auditions

MASCOT NAMING COMPETITION AND MASCOT AUDITIONS!!! OK! So you wanna be our mascot or maybe you'd like to name our new mascot?! Then why not give it a go!! We are looking for a fun name that is representative of our school. If you've got the perfect name then submit it by commenting on our posts on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter and the lucky winner will be announced soon. We are also looking for one student to be the mascot. If you're a motivated, fun loving, lucky and charismatic leader then maybe you have what it takes to be the MHS RAMS... Read more

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Important Information Regarding Upcoming NAPLAN Exams

Please read over the following information regarding the upcoming NAPLAN exams for Years 7 and 9. This years NAPLAN exams will take place from Tuesday 9 May through to Thursday 11 May, 2017. Students are to bring with them the following items; 2B Pencil Blue or Black Pen Eraser Pencil Sharpener Calculator Parents please ensure that you take the time to read the following link with important information from the NSW Education Standards Authority. This information pertains to the HSC Minimum Standard and advice for your child sitting their... Read more

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Careers Announcment

Announcement from Careers

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The Northern Centre

Upcoming Parenting Seminars for Term 2

Please find attached a copy of the flier for upcoming parenting seminars for term 2. These seminars are brought to you by The Northern Centre - formally known as Ryde Family Services. This is a non-government organisation and registered charity whose mission is to help grow resilient and thriving communities while strengthening individuals. The Northern Centre works collaboratively with families and individuals of all ages to support and help build healthy lives. You can find more information about The Northern Centre here.... Read more

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Entertainment Books to help fundraising for Robotics

Help support our Robotics team by treating yourself to a day out thanks to the Entertainment Book. By purchasing your own copy of the Entertainment Book you are helping raise funds to support the Marsden 5087 Robotics team, with 20% of every membership sold contributing to our fundraising efforts. Last year our team came 2nd in both the Australian and Hawaiian Regional competitions and the Entertainment Books helped the team with funding essential parts for the robot. In 2017 we are competing in two competitions in Sydney and would once again... Read more

Vaccinations

Year 11 & 12 Vaccinations

Year 11/12 VaccinationS Dear Parents/Guardians, NSW Health 2017 Meningococcal W Response Program: Years 11 and 12 NSW Health is offering vaccination against four types of meningococcal disease (given as one injection) to Year 11 and 12 students through the School Vaccination Program in Term 2. Parent Information Kits (for parents/guardians which include an information sheet, consent form and privacy statement will be sent home from the school with your child early in Term 2. To consent to the vaccination of your child, parents/guardians are... Read more

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Marsden High School Laptop Program

LAPTOP PROGRAM The staff at Marsden High School have created cutting edge learning experiences for our Year 7 students. To be able to access these activities in term 3 2017, students will need a Chromebook laptop. We believe that Chromebooks are great value for money. They will provide our students with an affordable device that quickly and easily connects them to Marsden High School's network. Chromebooks are designed to work with Google GSuit and Google Drive, making collaboration, back up and file sharing easy to manage. They are... Read more

Careers Announcements

Announcements from Careers

Applications for Term Two TAFE Taster courses for Year 10 students have now opened. Courses are available one day per week in the following areas, but remember places are limited. Please see Mr. Lustica in Careers for an application form. Beauty Hairdressing Childcare Health & Fitness Film making, Café operations Landscaping Plumbing Year 12 Students wanting to go to University are encouraged to apply for Western Sydney University's Guaranteed entry program by clicking on the link: Western Sydney UniversityGuaranteed Entry Program.... Read more

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Music Academy

The Marsden Music Academy

Introducing The Marsden Music Academy. The Marsden Music Academy will be providing private music tuition to students for piano, violin, flute, clarinet, saxophone and brass. Each session will be conducted by a professional music teacher and run for 30 minutes. The cost will be $400 per term, based on a 10 week term and will commence Week One of Term 2. Lesson times and dates will vary and can be organised with your tutor. If you are interested in participating in music lessons please direct your enquiries to our manager: Marlicia Travis 0404... Read more

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Compliments and Concerns

Marsden High School is a positive psychology and solutions focused high school, to this end we encourage feedback, compliments and concerns. In regards to concerns, our aim is to improve our school and look at realistic resolutions to these issues. To provide feedback on Compliments or Concerns please refer to our Forms and Downloads page, where you find he appropriate documents. If you should need to complete these documents, please address them to the School Principal, Marsden High School.... Read more

Sports Stars

Congratulations to our latest Sports Stars!

Congratulations to two of our very talented students... Cameron S. who successfully made the Sydney North Regional AFL TEAM. Cameron trialled against 45 students from Burwood to Gosford, with just 22 students making the cut. Cameron now goes on to play other regions at the upcoming State carnival in Nelsons Bay. Claire X. will be competing at the State swimming carnival after successfully qualifying fastest in 4 events - 200m and 100m freestyle, 200m individual medley and 100m butterfly in which Claire set the regional record. Claire will... Read more

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Premiers Reading Challenge 2017

The NSW Premier's Reading Challenge 2017 has STARTED for this Year!!!!! Welcome to the NSW Premier's Reading Challenge For 15 years, the Premier's Reading Challenge has been supporting students in NSW by promoting a love of reading for pleasure and leisure and providing them with opportunities to experience quality literature. In 2016 a total of 277,098 students successfully completed the NSW Premier's Reading Challenge, this is more than in any other year. The Premier's Reading Challenge Booklist features almost 8,000 titles, with 500 new... Read more

Assessment Booklets

Year 10, 11 and 12 Assessment Books

Assessment Booklets for Year 10, 11 and 12 are NOW available on the schools website. Please follow the link to your Year Group for further information. Assessment Booklets for students in years 7-9 will be made available shortly. Year 10: Assessment Booklet Year 11: Assessment Booklet Year 12: Assessment Booklet... Read more

Harmony Day 2017

Harmony Day 2017

Our diversity makes Australia a great place to live. Harmony Day is a celebration of our cultural diversity – a day of cultural respect for everyone who calls Australia home. The message of Harmony Day is ‘everyone belongs', the Day aims to engage people to participate in their community, respect cultural and religious diversity and foster sense of belonging for everyone. Thank you to Mr. Metzke for this picture of his 7S class celebrating the core message of Harmony Day #everyonebelongs .... Read more

2017 Prefecture

2017 Prefect Profiles

Introducing the 2017 Marsden High School Prefect Leadership Team School Captain: Alessandra S. I attended Linden Park Primary School. I instantly created relationships and connections with the students and the staff. I remember being very fond of my teachers due to their fun loving and open-minded attitude towards their students. Due to this, I had the courage to join the SRC and through this I was able to gain confidence and leadership skills. Events and activities, such as sports day, pyjama day, crazy hair day and other fundraising... Read more

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Marsden Supports National Day of Action 2017

Marsden says No to Bullying! Last week students right across the school stood united in support of the National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence for 2017. All students received a NDA2017 wrist bands in support of this important day and Years 7-10 also received a student card outlining 'what you can do" about bullying. Each class also took the time to sign a letter and construct a display which proudly hung in the schools canteen to show that "Marsden Says No to Bullying" and to remind us all to "Say... Read more

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Bullying. No Way!

Marsden High School is proud to be an National Day of Action school! We're joining the nationwide movement and standing united against bullying this Friday, 17 March on what is the National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence. We believe that we need to be actively involved in shaping the future of our students, the next generation. For our school, the National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence provides an opportunity to continue the conversation and have meaningful discussions about how we can all work together to address... Read more

ESL

Year 12 ESL Students aiming for Excellence.

Year 12 ESL Students aiming for Excellence... The English as a Second Language (ESL) department at Marsden has long been the vanguard of academic success. In another coup for the department, we recently invited two high achieving students from the class of 2016 to motivate and enrich this year's cohort. Ana Choi, 2016 Dux of Marsden and Alexis Kim, a band 6 ESL student. They shared their secrets of success with an attentive audience intent on emulating their feats. We thank them for the time given and acknowledge their unsurpassed... Read more

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International Women's Day 2017

Today marks International Women's Day, a day designed to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women around the world. As part of this years celebration, Miss Rubbo, along with Alessandra, Lexie, Dragana and Olivia, attended the annual International Women's Day Breakfast in Sydney Olympic Park. They were treated to an art exhibition, musical performances, a special talk by multi-award winning motivational speaker, Fay Jackson, and a delicious breakfast. While International Women's day aims to celebrate the... Read more

STYMIE

Getting Your Techno Power Back!

I'm just going to say it... It is irresponsible for you to give your child unsupervised access to a device that allows them free and open access to the world and all of its dark and uninhibited places, without appropriate levels of protective supervision. All too often, I am having conversations with parents who feel as though they have ‘lost control' over their children's level of engagement with technology. This is a concern, because losing control means that you are giving away a level of protection. Nationally, our teens spend 33 hours per... Read more

Swimming Carnival 2017

2017 MHS Swimming Carnival

On your marks, Get Set, GO! On Thursday the 16th of February, Marsden High School held their annual school swimming carnival. The weather on the day was perfect and ideal for swimming. It was definitely a great day to be at Cabarita Swimming Centre and out of the classroom. According to the teachers in attendance, there was record participation from Marsden student's on the day. That's a huge wrap for the student's to get behind a whole school event and congratulations to everyone who got involved in all the swimming events on the day. School... Read more

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Healthy School Canteens

Introducing Healthy School Canteens

The introduction of the revised Healthy School Canteen Strategy increases the availability of healthy food and drink options in school canteens to make the healthy choice, the easy choice. It replaces the Fresh Tastes@School Strategy in NSW schools that was commonly known as the traffic light system. The revised strategy is consistent with the 2013 Australian Dietary Guidelines and classifies food and drinks as either Everyday or Occasional. Sugary drinks will continue not to be sold. NSW public schools will have until the end of 2019 to... Read more

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Open Day 2017!

This years Open Day will take place on Tuesday March 7 as part of MarsFest. MarsFest is a week long celebration of all that Marsden High School has to offer. It is an opportunity for the school to showcase to the community, the incredible efforts of our students and staff. We will be hosting numerous displays and a variety of performances will take place across the week. There will also be ample opportunity for parents to get involved and discover Marsden for themselves. More information will be available soon. In the mean time, don't forget... Read more

7&12 PT NIGHT

Year 7 & 12 Parent Teacher Night

Year 7 & 12 Parent Teacher Night This years meeting for Year 7 and 12 will take place on Tuesday, February 28 in the John Hagan Hall between 4:00pm and 7:00pm. Information regarding online bookings will be sent home with students soon. Please also note that out P&C Meeting will be held after the Parent Teacher Night at 7:30pm in the school library. Everyone is welcome to attend.... Read more

WORK EXPERIENCE

Year 10 Work Experience

Year 10 Work Experience will now be held during Term 3 from July 31st till August 4th. Students were given an information note (yellow) today during their Year meeting. Official documents from the DET won't be available until April. Once your child has been accepted for Work Experience by an employer please return the yellow Information note with the details filled in to the Careers office. If your child is having difficulties finding a placement for Work Experience please see Mr Lustica or Mrs Hart for assistance.... Read more

BYOD

BYOD Chromebook Purchasing Notice

Year 7 BYOD Chromebook Purchasing Access to technology is vital in a future-focused learning environment to move our education system into a 21st century model of teaching and learning. Marsden High School values these rich learning experiences and recognises the importance that students be equipped with the tools of 21st century learning. Through the use of Chromebooks, it empowers students and gives them direct involvement in the way they use technology for learning. We have encouraged students to use their own devices at school and with... Read more

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New Marsden High School Rewards System

We are excited to introduce our NEW Rewards System. Marsden High School is a Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL) school. PBL is a way of supporting not only the school in developing Positive behaviours, but a way of encouraging our students to take ownership of their behaviour and working together to create an environment that supports students learning and wellbeing. Our new reward system is a school-wide, three-tiered continuum underpinned by not only the schools motto of Learning for Life, but also by our CARE philosophy. C - Co-Operate A... Read more

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Back to School: Experience High School Life in 2017

Marsden High School invites parents Back to School. Have you ever wondered what a day in high school is like in 2017? How much has school changed since you graduate? What will high school be like for your child? If you answered yes, then Marsden High School would like to invite you to experience life in high school, to see inside our classrooms, to take some lessons and to walk the halls, but be quick, as placed are limited.... Read more

Academic Skills Workshop

Academic Skills Workshop for senior students

Academic Skills Workshops for senior students. Take advantage of our after school workshops, master strategies to strengthen your study skills, build your knowledge and develop your confidence in the classroom. Workshops will operate after school each Monday commencing Feb. 20 and will run for approximately 30 mins. These workshops will offer concise and practical advise for students, covering topics such as Getting Organised, Strategy, Note Taking and Thinking Skills, Understanding the Marking Criteria and much more. If you are interested in... Read more

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STYMIE is coming to Marsden High School in 2017

Rachel Downie, the creator of Stymie (Anti-bullying Notification System) is coming to present to all Marsden High School students and staff on Wednesday 22nd February. Rachel is passionate about supporting students who are being bullied and has setup Stymie to offer a safe way to notify someone about bullying and to seek help. Rachel has kindly offered to present a parents information session and we would like to extend an invitation to all parents to attend. This session with run from 4:30pm - 5:30pm in the school hall. Stymie was developed... Read more

NEW BYOD DEAL

BYOD New Discount Code

We have a NEW discount offer for your BYOD purchase. Hewlett Packard have released another generous offer to assist you with purchasing your new ChromeBook - This new eCoupon Code offers you 5% OFF your purchase online. Please note that there are 2 Chromebook models available, however at Marsden we would encourage you to purchase the 4GB model. This is currently available for $354 less 5% when applying the new eCoupon Code at the checkout. mars5% We understand that not everyone can be home to receive delivery of their Chromebook, so we ask... Read more

MLTS

Most Likely to Succeed Film Screening

This month, Marsden High School will be hosting a screening of the acclaimed edu-documentary 'Most Likely to Succeed' and we would like to extend an invitation to all parents of Marsden students, as well as all parents within our local primary schools network to join us. This film takes an important look at the education system and how one high school in California challenges this system and leads the charge towards ' a new era of education innovation'. The film aims to help all schools re-imagine their purpose and create learning experiences... Read more

MHS Library

Library News

As we start Term 1 2017, the Marsden High School library is ready to go with great new furniture and lots of new programs for you to get involved in!! New Furniture The new furniture in the Library is looking fabulous and all students and staff are in agreement that it is very comfortable - make sure you stop by and try it out! There is still more planned to do but the painting of the mezzanine area is now complete and the quotes are on the way for our new shelving. Be sure to watch this space. Library Monitors/Volunteers Come and be... Read more

AdvancedLife Photography

School Photos

School Photos – THURSDAY 23rd Feb 2017 School photographs are scheduled to be taken by Advancedlife Photography on Thursday 23, February, 2017. Whilst an envelope and flyer will be distributed shortly, if possible it is our preference that ordering be completed online to reduce administration and potential security issues related to the return of cash and envelopes on photo day. Orders for packages and sibling photographs can also be placed securely online at... www.advancedlife.com.au using our school's unique 9 digit Online Order Code – 9... Read more

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Marsden High School Robotics

Robotics at Marsden High School: Robotics is one of Marsden High Schools signature programs; it provides a highly engaging medium for creativity, critical thinking, collaboration and communication, four essential skills for learning and ICT within a curriculum context. Students from Years 9-12 will meet once per week after school in our Robotics/Technology room, whilst our Year 7 & 8 students meet one lunchtime per week to work on Lego Robotics, where our Year 8 students mentor Year 7. Since 2015 FRC have been holding an International/Regional... Read more

Careers Announcements

Announcements from the Careers Department

Announcements From the Careers Department YEAR 10 All Year 10 students are encouraged to begin applying for Work Experience for June 26th to 30th. More information on the Work Experience Program will be provided during Senior Preparation lessons. Any Year 10 student interested in experiencing TAFE should apply for a TAFE Taster course. These are short courses than run once a week for 8 weeks. Students should check the list of available courses outside the Careers office and see Mr Lustica or Mrs Hart to apply. YEAR 11 TAFE placements will... Read more

Scholarship

FACS High School Scholarship Applications are Now Open

How could a $1,000 scholarship help with your studies? If you are in Years 10, 11 or 12 and meet the eligibility criteria, you can now apply for a FACS Scholarship (pdf 961 KB). If successful you will be granted $1,000 to spend on educational expenses, including textbooks, fees or a variety of useful services. Hurry as applications close 7pm on Friday 24, February 2017. Good luck.... Read more

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Back to School: Mindfully

Starting a new school year can be stressful for everyone; students, parents and teachers alike. ABC Radio has teamed up with Smiling Mind to give you new, quick 2 minute meditations to help with the transition back to school. These are guided meditations, designed by psychologists to build and encourage positive mental health and wellbeing. Smiling Mind meditations are used in classrooms right across Australia and assist students and teachers with improving resilience, decision making, stress, creativity and overall wellbeing. Click on the... Read more

Great Aussie Bush Camp

Year 7 Great Aussie Bush Camp

2017 Year 7 Great Aussie Bush Camp, Tea Gardens. By now all Year 7 students should have received their permission notes regarding the upcoming Year 7 Great Aussie Bush Camp. The aim of this camp is to "provide students with the opportunity to begin developing friendships whilst learning about respect and conflict resolution that will support and guide them throughout life". It is for that reason, we encourage as many students as possible to attend this exciting camp. If you would like your child to attend, please complete and return... Read more

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The Marsden Echo Out Now!

The latest edition of The Marsden Echo is now available to read on our website. The Marsden Echo is an incredible magazine put together by the very talented students here at Marsden High School. This issue includes: Celebrity Superstar: Emma Watson Book Review: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Student Voice: Digital Aristotle Philospohy: Democracy or Bust Movies to Look Out For and much more. Check it out now by following the link The Marsden Echo... Read more

Homework Hub

Homework Hub is Back!

After great success in 2016, we are proud to announce that Homework Hub is Back! Homework Hub is a great opportunity for your child to ensure their homework is complete, that they keep up-to-date study notes and has a chance to revise for exams or work on assessment tasks. These sessions will run on Thursday afternoons starting with afternoon tea at 3:15pm, thanks to the school canteen. From here students will proceed to their allocated classroom to commence working on homework of their choice until 4:30pm. It is likely that Homework Hub will... Read more

Year 10 & 11 Parent Info 2017

Year 10 and 11 Parent Information Evening

Marsden High School will be hosting a Parent Information Evening for our Year 10 and Year 11 families. This event will be held on Monday of Week 4 | February 13, 2017 and will be held in the school hall and conducted over two sessions. We encourage all parents of Year 10 and 11 students to attend these sessions, as they will provide important information regarding your child and their experience at Marsden High School. Please note that students will be required to sign in to receive their Assessment Booklet and copies of the procedures around... Read more

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Our shared responsibility

Welcome back for the 2017 school year. I hope everyone had a relaxing and refreshing break. I'd like to particularly welcome students (along with their parents) and staff starting in our schools for the first time. May the year ahead be engaging and rewarding – a wonderful year of teaching and learning. We know the world is transforming profoundly and quickly, and it is our great responsibility to prepare our children and young people so that they can flourish through such change. When our children finish school and enter the evermore... Read more