Notices: Primary

Message from the Director Marsden Primary

Kia ora te whānau Marsden Primary 

Welcome
A very warm welcome to Natasha Reynolds who started in Year 6 on Wednesday. It is wonderful to have Natasha and her whānau here at Marsden Primary!

Year 6 Leadership
On Monday at our Chapel Service, we announced and congratulated our Year 6 Leaders for Term 3. Congratulations to the following girls who will lead our Primary School for this term:

Head Girl - Alexandra McKenzie
Deputy Head Girl - Sophia Sims
Head of Council - Chloe Paterson
Deputy Head of Council - Mya Grafton
Head of Fitzherbert - Antonia Saunders
Deputy - Sahana Sivasubramaniam
Head of Innes - Hannah Jones
Deputy - Margetina Giannakakis
Head of Sprott - Bonnie Cui
Deputy - Mia Barker

The staff and I are looking forward to the girls’ leadership in their various roles and wish them all the best.

Learning Progress Interviews
Our Learning Progress Interviews are being held on Monday 24 August and Thursday 27 August 3.30pm - 7pm. An email with a link will be sent to parents early next week for you to book your time to meet with your daughter’s teacher. If you have any feedback to share about your daughter’s Mid-Year report, teachers would be happy to discuss this with you at the meeting.

Ngā manaakitanga,

Jennifer Ioannou
Director Marsden Primary

Student of the Week

Michelle Kooiman, Year 3

Michelle is always honest and kind. She is trustworthy and looks out for everyone. Michelle can be trusted to do the right thing, setting a very good example to others.

Enrolments for 2021

Enrolments for new students entering in 2021 are now due. We will be making decisions to waitlist or open new classes for our larger intake years (6, 7 and 9) soon, so please encourage those interested in Marsden to get in touch with us as a matter of priority. 

Please direct friends or family interested in enrolling for 2021 to Enrolment Registrar Leigh McCathie on 476 8707 or email leigh.mccathie@marsden.school.nz

Join us on Barbara Arrowsmith-Young’s Virtual World Tour

Barbara Arrowsmith-Young is launching her first Virtual World Tour. Join the team as she discusses ‘Changing Brains, Exploring a New Reality – Neuroplasticity and Learning.’ 
Why attend this virtual presentation?
  • Find out how learning difficulties do not need to be lifelong
  • Gain an insight into the principles of neuroplasticity and the factors leading to brain change
  • Learn about Barbara’s journey of discovery, the lines of research she combined and the outcomes achieved over 40 years
  • Hear the latest research into neuroplasticity, learning and Arrowsmith’s innovative educational approach
The scheduled dates and times (please note: NZ timezone is in bold):

Wednesday 19 August at 9.30 AM and 7.30 PM CAD/US EDT  
Thursday 20 August at 1.30 AM  and  11.30 AM  NZST

Monday 14 September at 6.00 AM and 8.00 PM  CAD/US EDT  
Monday 14 September at 10.30 PM  and Tuesday 15 September at 12.00 PM  NZST

Register now at a time that suits you best and learn more about the power of neuroplasticity and how learning difficulties need not be lifelong.

Open Morning 14 August

If you know of a family interested in a Marsden education please invite them to our next Open Morning on 14 August, between 8.45am and 12pm. Registrations can be made here.    
Year 6 parents who are interested in seeing the Upper School are also most welcome to come for a tour. 

Enrolments for new students entering in 2021 are now due. We will be making decisions to waitlist or open new classes for our larger intake years (6, 7 and 9) soon, so please encourage those interested in Marsden to get in touch with us as a matter of priority.    
Please direct friends or family interested in enrolling for 2021 to Enrolment Registrar Leigh McCathie on 476 8707 or email leigh.mccathie@marsden.school.nz

Marsden Rowing Club Fundraiser

Are you in need of some wine for your glass, fridge or cellar? 

Marsden Rowing Club, with the support of Eurovintage Limited, are raising money throughout Term 3 to support our 2020/21 rowing programme & infrastructure. We have a lovely selection of wines in 6 bottle cases to tempt your taste buds. Wines from Ata Rangi, Te Mata, Neudorf, Babich, Maude, Pegasus Bay, Louis Roederer, to name a few. See the full selection and prices here.  

Please place your orders by completing the google form WINE FUNDRAISER. We will send you a confirmation email confirming your order along with payment instructions. Once money is received, we’ll pass on the order to Eurovintage, who will process and dispatch your order to any address in NZ, free for orders over $160 in total.

If you like the look of any individual wine in our mixed cases we are happy to quote separately for these.  Please contact us at smrcwine@gmail.com

Thank you for supporting Marsden Rowing Club!

Absences

Please notify the school by 8.30am of your child's absence or lateness.  Please email absences@marsden.school.nz or call 476 8792 Ext 701.  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.

Coronavirus Information

All updates and communication to parents regarding the Coronavirus can be found here.

How we communicate what at Marsden

Please see here for the ways we communicate with you at Marsden. It is very important you are aware of where you can find information, that you are receiving Marsden information, and that we have your up to date contact details. Please call us on 476 8707 (phone has been forwarded off-site) if you need to update your details. A reminder, please download the School App to your phone, it is the SchoolAppsNZ app. 

Emergency pages - these can be found both on MyMarsden (i-SITE menu) and on our website (About section).

2020 Term Dates

Term 3
Monday 27 July – Friday 25 September

Term 4
Tuesday 13 October - Thursday 10 December