Notices: Years 7-10

Year 8 Mother and Daughter Breakfast – 24 May

We are delighted to welcome mothers of  Year 8 students to join their daughters for breakfast in the Cultural Centre from 7.15am on Tuesday 24 May. 

Register here: Join us for breakfast

If you have any queries please contact Jo Sherlock on ph: 476  8707 or email jo.sherlock@marsden.school.nz

We very much look forward to seeing you all.

2022 Production: A Variety Show

This year's production is a variety show. The first part is a one act play about an amateur theatre group whose lead character loses her voice an hour before their show starts, and the drama that ensues in trying to solve the problem. This is followed by a variety show, with items by our talented students, including songs, dances and musical performances.

The show nights are:
Wednesday 25 May
Thursday 26 May

At 7:30pm in the Marsden Auditorium.

Tickets can be purchased through this link.

Your tickets will be emailed to you and you may print them or show them on your phone at the door. Should you require wheelchair access to the Auditorium, please email sarah.wilson@marsden.school.nz in advance of the night you wish to attend. Seats are not allocated and doors will open at 7pm each night. We will be complying with all government regulations applicable at the time of the performance - masks are strongly recommended for audience members.  

Lolly bags will be available for sale in the foyer. Cash sales only.

Year 9 Information Webinar - 1 June

We are holding a Year 9 Information Webinar on Wednesday 1 June, 7pm - 8pm, to give you and your daughter an overview of life in Year 9 at Marsden, and so that you can ask questions. We will sign all Year 8 parents onto the system so that you can attend, along with other families who are considering Marsden for their daughter in Year 9, 2023. You will be sent an email with a link prior. If you have any queries please contact Emma Brinck at emma.brinck@marsden.school.nz

Drinks with Paula Wells

We are delighted to invite all Marsden parents (Preschool to Year 13) to

DRINKS WITH PAULA WELLS
on Wednesday 8 June 7pm – 9pm
in the main foyer, Te Manawa o te Kura

This is a chance to mingle and meet Paula, Board Chair, Juliet Dobson, and mix with other parents for drinks, nibbles and a long overdue catch up, it's been a while and we couldn't be more excited!

RSVP (for catering purposes) by Monday 6 June https://community.marsden.school.nz/event/mixandmingle

There is no charge for this event.  Current COVID regulations will apply.

ICAS Competitions

We are delighted to inform you that we will be offering the world-renowned ICAS competitions this year.  The testing will be in August. You should have received an email this week with details on how to enrol your child for the ICAS tests.
 
What is ICAS? 
ICAS is an online academic competition that is designed to assess students’ higher order thinking and problem-solving skills in English, Mathematics, Science and Digital Technologies.  

Each assessment celebrates students’ accomplishments by providing opportunities for recognition and development. Every student who participates will receive a printed certificate and an online results report. Top performers will be eligible for medals.  

We encourage you to consider entering your child into ICAS this year.  
 
More information about the ICAS competitions can be found here: ICAS Assessments

Snapper on Rail

Following the successful Johnsonville Snapper on Rail pilot, Metlink are now entering the next phase of the trial. The next phase is to remove Monthly Passes, 10-trip and single trip tickets purchased from Metlink retailers or ticket offices at Wellington station and replace these with Snapper by 1 July 2022. Single trip tickets can still be purchased with cash on-board. Students have Snapper enabled on their school ID cards.

Biodiversity and Childhood Health Study

If your child is 6-11 years old, the research team at Massey University, Wellington would be grateful if you would consider taking part in a study. This study (funded by the Health Research Council) is looking at whether exposure to biodiversity (particularly environments rich in plant diversity) reduces the risk of several childhood health conditions, including asthma and allergy. They need all children - including those who do and those who do not have asthma and allergies.  

Please find attached some further information about the study and details on how to take part.

Marsden Physiotherapy Clinic

The Marsden Physiotherapy Clinic is back up and running on Mondays 8am-10.30am in the Old Gym, PE Office.

If you would like to make an appointment please email either Eliott, eliott.brookes@marsden.school.nz or Caitlin, caitlin.osullivan@marsden.school.nz to book your time. 

This is a free service for students. As it is covered by ACC it must be an injury that has come about from an accident only eg: playing sport, tripping over etc.

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact Eliott or Caitlin.

School Yearbook - Te Kura 2021

The 2021 edition of our school yearbook, Te Kura, has arrived! It's looking fantastic and is a lovely snapshot of the year that was. Many thanks to Philly Gordon for all her hard work on this. 

The eldest child in each family should have been given a copy of Te Kura and the fee will be added to your disbursements. This is the school yearbook for 2021 so will only be given to those who attended Marsden last year. If your child was not here in 2021 but you would like to purchase a copy, please let us know.

Winter Project 2022

Winter Project is back again for 2022 and collecting items to help those in need this Winter. They are looking for preloved, clean, warm clothing items in good condition. These can be anything like scarves, beanies, gloves, blankets, jerseys, tops, jackets, raincoats, puffers, warm pants or shoes! There's a box at reception to drop items off. See the attached for more details. Thank you so much for your help! 

Karori Anglican/Te Korōria

You will have noticed a large construction site across the main Karori Road. Karori Anglican, our neighbours, are creating a new space, Te Korōria, to support whānau in the community. It will be right across the pedestrian crossing from our Karori Road gate. 

Te Korōria will have a café space, indoor play space, as well as providing counselling services, and will be operating on a social enterprise model which will see profits reinvested into the community.

This is an exciting new development which will be completed in early 2023, and Marsden is delighted to be supporting it. To find out more about Te Korōria, head to https://www.karorianglican.org.nz/te-kororia-our-new-build/

Term Dates 2022

Please find our 2022 term dates here.

Uniform

The Marsden School uniform is available from NZ Uniforms. Their store is located at 168 Thorndon Quay, Wellington, phone (04) 238 4727. The store’s business hours are Monday – Friday 9am – 5.00pm, and Saturday 9am – 4pm. Uniform can also be viewed and ordered online. For first fittings making an appointment is recommended.

We have a second-hand uniform Facebook group, ‘Marsden Uniform Resale’, where good quality pre-loved uniform is offered for sale to Marsden parents and caregivers. This is only open to Marsden parents and caregivers and you need a Facebook login to access it.

Absences

Please notify the school by 8.30am of your child's absence or lateness.  Please email absences@marsden.school.nz or call 476 8707 and choose the option for Absences.  You can also communicate your child's absence via the School App.  Messages may be left 24 hours a day.  

Parents are asked not to request leave or time out of school for students during the term unless absolutely necessary.  If an absence is required the request should be made well in advance, in writing, to the Principal. 
Dental and medical appointments and driving lessons should be made outside of school hours.  Leave requests for Primary School students need to be sent to the Director of Primary.