Marsden 2020

Welcome back to school and a warm welcome to our new students and their families. Please find information regarding the start of the school year below.

Marsden's direction

We are proud to share with you our Strategic Plan 2019-2021. If you have not seen the Plan, please find the details here. Our strategic goals focus on:

- Future focused Learning and Teaching
- Student Wellbeing
- Quality Teachers
- Community Engagement
- Sustainable Operations.

Sports Registrations (Primary and Years 7-13)

As per the sports email you will have received in December, registrations for both summer and winter sports in 2020 open on Wednesday 1 January 2020. They will close on Friday 24 January. Please register on the Marsden sport website. Entries of teams into College Sports events are due before school starts so it is imperative your daughter registers for all the sports she wishes to participate in before 24 January. 

Holiday maintenance - Karori Road entrance

We are utilising the Christmas term break to move forward with routine repairs and maintenance to several of our buildings, most notably our Primary School building adjacent to Karori Road.    

You will still be able to use the Karori Road entrance to campus during construction but we ask, for your own safety, that you remain outside of gated areas.    

The campus can still be accessed through the main entrance on Marsden Ave, as well as the side entrance on Vera Street, and the steps from Karori Road to the netball courts. Please email John Thomason, Chief Operating Officer, with any questions you may have

Important dates

Please take note of the important dates on this page, including parent BBQs/Coffee Evenings and music, speech and drama, cultural and sports registrations and events. 

Please see our school calendar, on the bottom of the home page of our parent website MyMarsden, for school event and activity dates throughout the year. 

Term dates 2020

Term 1
Friday 31 January 2020 – School commences for all Year 7, 9 & 13 students (8.30am - 12.30pm) plus students NEW to Marsden in Years 8, 10, 11 & 12 (9.30am - 11.30am). 

Monday 3 February – All students back to school, Preschool, Primary and Secondary.

Thursday 9 April (Last day of Term 1)
Note:  Easter and Anzac day occur in holiday time.

Term 2
Tuesday 28 April – Friday 3 July

Term 3
Monday 27 July – Friday 25 September

Term 4
Tuesday 13 October - Thursday 10 December

Pōwhiri - 3 Feb

Parents of all Year 7-13 students NEW to Marsden are warmly invited to our school Pōwhiri on Monday 3 February, 11.40am - 12.40pm in the Marsden School Auditorium. Please arrive by 11.30am, for an 11.40am start. If you are attending please RSVP to with your name(s). 

Parent Welcome Evening - 5 Feb

We look forward to welcoming all parents (Preschool to Year 13) to drinks, nibbles and chatter on Wednesday 5 February 2020 in the Main Foyer, Te Manawa o te Kura, 7pm - 9pm. 

While there will be a welcome address from our Principal Narelle Umbers, this is primarily a social evening for parents to get to know each other and the school.

Picnic on the Lawn - 21 Feb

You and your family are invited to the whole school Picnic on the Lawn. This event is being held on Friday 21 February, Primary School playground lawn, 5pm - 7pm. 


Preschool begins at 8.15am on Monday 3 February 2020. We welcome all our existing and new families to a wonderful Term 1. 

Preschool is running a family sausage sizzle on Friday 28 February 3pm – 4.30pm to welcome new parents and children. We look forward to seeing you all there.

If you have any questions please contact me at 

I very much look forward to meeting all our tamariki and their whānau.

Helen McConnell
Head of Preschool

Primary School (Years 1-6)

Welcome to the 2020 school year! I hope you have had a wonderful Christmas and are having a relaxing holiday break with your family and friends. I am very excited to have joined the Marsden family this year and I look forward to meeting you all. A special welcome to our new Primary students and whānau. 

The first day of school is Monday 3 February. The school day for Year 1-6 students begins at 8.45am and finishes at 3.15pm. You will receive an email in late January to let you know who your daughter's class teacher is for 2020, along with an updated version of the Primary Handbook. 

A warm invitation is extended to all Primary School (Years 1-6) parents to come along to the Primary School Coffee Evening on Tuesday 11 February, 7pm - 8pm, meeting in the Primary School vestibule. You will have the opportunity to meet our Specialist teachers and hear about your daughter's classroom programme. Tea and coffee will be provided in the Library after the meetings in classrooms.  If you are unable to attend this evening, please contact your daughter's teacher as there maybe handouts given out on the night. 

The staff and I look forward to welcoming the girls back to school on Monday 3 February and working alongside you this year.

Ngā mihi

Jennifer Ioannou
Director of Marsden Primary

International Students

We welcome back all our International Students who are arriving to start 2020 with the Marsden family. A special welcome to new students who are joining us for the first time. Please note these important dates:    
WPEN - Wellington Orientation Day 
For new International Students only.
Saturday 8 February, 11.30am - 3pm.

WPEN - International Students' welcome event
For all International Students
Friday 14 February, Vogelmore Bowling Club, 5pm - 8.30pm.

Marsden International Students’ BBQ      
Tuesday 18 February, 5.30pm - 7pm, Marsden Cultural Centre.
This event is to welcome our Marsden international sisters and to allow all Homestay families to meet each other. All Marsden International Students and their host families are invited. Please indicate your acceptance of this invitation, with the number of people attending and any dietary requirements, by emailing by Monday 10 February.

If you have any questions please contact me by emailing 

Mrs Caroline Robertson
Director of International Students

Years 7-13 students

Welcome back everyone, and a special welcome to the new girls joining us in 2020.

All Year 7, Year 9 and Year 13 students should be at school on Friday 31st January from 8.30am to 12.30pm. 

New students in Years 8, 10, 11 and 12 should be at school on Friday 31st January from 9.30am to 11.30am. 

All Year 7-13 students should be at school at 8.25am on Monday 3rd February. The school day finishes at 3.25pm.

Welcome to parents: On Wednesday 5 February the Marsden Parents’ Association are hosting a Parents Welcome evening in the Main foyer, 7.00pm – 9.00pm. This is for parents to meet and get to know one another. The Principal, Narelle Umbers, will welcome you and supper will be provided.   

Information sharing and goal setting meeting (Parents and daughter with form teacher/tutor) 
On Wednesday 12 February you and your daughter will be invited to make a 10 minute appointment with your daughter’s form teacher/tutor. The purpose of this is to set goals for the year and share relevant information to ensure a successful start at Marsden for your daughter. The school day will finish at 2.30pm on 12 February. Appointments will be available from 3pm - 5.30pm and 6pm - 8pm.  

"Orientation Days" - Monday 3 February, Tuesday 4 February, Wednesday 5 February.

The timetable during "O" Days is as follows:
- Periods 1 and 2 - with form teacher and class  
- Periods 3 and 4 - academic lessons  
- Periods 5 and 6 - buddy and House activities. 

Year 9 students will also do leadership activities as part of the “O” days.

Year 13 students

Year 13 students will be at Silverstream Retreat for part of Tuesday 4 February and Wednesday 5 February. They will be staying overnight on Tuesday 4 February. All Year 13 parents should have received a CareMonkey form regarding this.


The Marsden School uniform is available from NZ Uniforms. Their store is located at 168 Thorndon Quay, Wellington, phone 238 4727. 

NZ Uniforms business hours are Monday – Friday 9am – 5.30pm and Saturday 9am – 4pm. You can make an appointment if you’d like to but this is not necessary. 

Items can also be purchased online from NZ Uniforms and the Marsden Parents’ Association runs a second-hand uniform Facebook page. This group is called ‘Marsden Uniform Resale’. 

Sun smart policy and hats

We recommend that students wear a school hat or cap when outside during Terms 1 and 4. Hats/caps are available at the Uniform Shop for wear during lunch, sport, excursions and other outdoor activities.  

Stationery and Digital Devices (Primary and Years 7-13)

Stationery lists for Years 7-13 for 2019 can be found on the MyMarsden Stationery/Digital devices page. You will find details about Digital Device requirements on the same page, and details of the specials that Harvey Norman is offering Marsden families.

Students from Year 7 upwards are required to bring their own digital devices for learning.  We recommend a laptop for Years 7-13. If Year 7 to 9 students currently have a tablet or Chromebook they can continue to use these across their subjects. The iCentre has a range of devices that can be issued on a day to day basis.

Primary students are not required to bring stationery except for a pencil case. In Years 3-6 students are welcome to bring a device such as an iPad, or laptop to use in class.  Please discuss with your daughter's teacher if you need further advice. 

Staying up to date

We have a number of ways of keeping you up to date with what is happening at Marsden.   

MyMarsden – This is an online site for parents/caregivers, students, and Old Girls (see image of the MyMarsden home page above). Please scroll through the menus to familiarise yourself with the school information available. MyMarsden is where you will find a weekly message from the Principal, and all the day to day bits of information to help with life at Marsden e.g. notices, the school calendar, school news, uniform details, stationery/digital device details, the link for the MyMarsden Portal, a link to the MarsdenSport website, exam information, career information, staff email addresses, the Parents Association (MPA) and Old Girls information. MyMarsden can be accessed from the top right hand corner of our website.  The direct link to MyMarsden is here.

MyMarsden Portal – The portal gives you access to your child’s timetable, subject list, and reports with ease. Your accounts – invoices and receipts are also available here.  Each parent/caregiver who has indicated to the school that they wish to receive student/school information, will have their own login.  New families to the school will receive login details via an email at the beginning of Term 1. You can access the portal from the MyMarsden home page (green button with spider web on it).

School calendar – this is located at the bottom of the MyMarsden home page.

School App - Our School App allows for efficient and timely communications of school information. It is compatible with Apple and Android devices. Please download the 'SchoolApps NZ' App if you have not already done so. Downloading instructions can be found here.  With the start of a new year please remember to update your notification groups (your child will be in a different Year group now and may be doing different activities) – just go to the menu on your App, choose ‘Notice Subscriptions’ and tick the options to change.  

Marsden Newsletter – We send out a weekly e-newsletter with a message from the Principal, school news, student achievements, and links to the Year group notices pages, the School Calendar, MPA and community notices pages. The Marsden Newsletter is the best way to keep up to date with information and events at school, which apply to your child. The Marsden Newsletter is sent via email and via the School App. Note: if you cannot open links from the school newsletter on your mobile device please check whether you have the latest operating system, or try opening in another browser e.g. Google Chrome.    

Please find information about other ways we communicate with you here. These include our Facebook page, Youtube channel, Instagram, Preschool and Primary media galleries and more.   

CareMonkey - This is a parent driven system that we use to collect medical and emergency information, trip permission slips and forms for dissemination. The system provides parents with a secure way to share necessary medical information required by the school in the care of their child. If you are a new parent to Marsden you will receive an email from CareMonkey to register your details. 

Please update CareMonkey if your contact details or your child’s medical details change.     

We’d love to hear from you   

If you have any questions about your child’s needs for Preschool please speak to Helen McConnell. For Years 1-6 please contact your daughter’s teacher and for Years 7–13 please contact your daughter’s Form/Tutor Teacher or Dean. Staff email addresses are in the format:

We’d love to hear from you if your daughter achieves in her activities outside of school. Please send an email to your daughter's teacher and our Marketing Manager This means we can share it with the Marsden Community and the media. If you send images please email them in the highest resolution (largest size) option - we then have the option to publish the photos in our annual Word from Marsden magazine or use it in other print media.

Your child's safety

Police vetting  
The school endeavours to provide the safest possible environment for students. Staff are police checked and the school requires any adults with responsibility for, or contact with, students to agree to a police check or to sign a self-declaration form.
This includes parents who volunteer to coach or manage a sports team or cultural group, who accompany a school field trip, accompany camps etc. The staff member involved with the activity will provide the appropriate forms to volunteers or these can be obtained directly from Alison McManus 

The names of all adult volunteers will be made available to the parents of all students participating in any trip, excursion, sports, cultural activity or camp. This may be via a further letter or email to parents if a first letter is sent seeking volunteers. If a parent has concerns about the suitability of any volunteer (from a student safety perspective) they should first raise this with the staff member arranging the activity.

Civil Defence and Emergency     

In an emergency the school will look after all pupils until they can be collected. Please note that in a civil defence situation, only caregivers or those people you have specifically named as emergency contacts can collect your daughter or son from school. This applies to all students from Preschool to Year 13. It would be particularly helpful if one of your emergency contacts was someone who lived locally. 

Each year you are asked to check your contact details and the emergency contacts you have provided. Please take the opportunity to update this information with the school so that it is accurate in case of a civil defence emergency.    

Safety around cars    

Please do not drive in the school grounds when delivering or collecting children. Pupils must be dropped outside the school grounds at all times unless special arrangements have been made.    

As there have been a number of ‘close calls’ involving cars and students, the Vera Street entrance is closed from 3pm–4pm and the Donald Street entrance is closed from 8am–4pm for safety reasons. The Marsden Ave entrance is also closed at the start and end of the school day.     

Please respect our neighbours and avoid turning into their driveways whenever possible. Some of our neighbours have reported damage to their drive and surrounding grass edges. We also ask that drivers observe all yellow ‘no stopping’ lines. 

Emergency Food Supplies 

The school makes provision for emergency situations but relies on parental assistance for food supplies. Food is required to feed the entire school population for a minimum of three days. 

We never know when an emergency might occur so we would appreciate all items be delivered to the school by Wednesday 12 February 2019. If food is not received by this date there will be a small charge to your account to cover the purchase of such items by the school. 

The expiry date on the food should show a date later than December 2020. The exception to this expiry date is long life milk but please try for a distant expiry date there too. 

Students are asked to take the food to their class teacher (Preschool and Primary) or Form/Tutor Teacher (Years 7–13). Each student should bring at least two items of food (but any extra supplies will be gratefully received). Students are also asked to bring one box of tissues please. These are used as multi-purpose hygiene products. 

Each year group is asked to bring something different to ensure there is variety of food available. Please bring the following:
  • Preschool Ready-to-eat meal (does not require water) 
  • Year 1 Ready-to-eat meal (does not require water) 
  • Year 2 Canned spaghetti 
  • Year 3 Unsweetened canned fruit 
  • Year 4 Canned vegetables e.g. corn, beetroot, carrots 
  • Year 5 Canned meat or fish 
  • Year 6 Baked beans 
  • Year 7 Breakfast cereal 
  • Year 8 Canned vegetables e.g. corn, beetroot, carrots 
  • Year 9 Canned bean or potato salad 
  • Year 10 Canned meat or fish 
  • Year 11 Long-life milk (not milk powder) 
  • Year 12 Unsweetened canned fruit 
  • Year 13 Muesli/snack bars, cracker packs e.g. Le Snaks. 
The food will be given to the City Mission if unused in 2020.


We are very proud of the wonderful team of teaching and support staff we have at Marsden!

If you have any specific queries throughout the year please contact your daughter's teacher (class teacher in Primary or Form/Tutor Teacher in the Upper School), or your year group Dean. 

Senior Management team

Narelle Umbers Principal
Margaret Adeane Academic Director
Anne Field Director of Pastoral Care
Jennifer Ioannou  Director of Marsden Primary
John Thomason Chief Operating Officer

Senior Leaders

Fiona Crawford Director of Future-focused Learning & Innovation
Caroline Robertson Director of International Students
Adair Grant  Director of Student Achievement 


Wendy Carroll Dean Years 7-10
Jane Hazelton  Associate Dean with responsibility for Yr8
Aylana Wright Associate Dean with responsibility for Yr9
Anita Stark Associate Dean with responsibility for Yr10
Year 7 parents please use Wendy Carroll as your contact. 

Anne Field  Dean Years 11-13
Carolyn Towell Associate Dean with responsibility for Yr11
Tracey Allen Associate Dean with responsibility for Yr12
Year 13 parents, please use Anne Field as your contact. 

Helen McConnell   Head of Preschool 
Martine Foster       Director of Community Development
Inge Doig               Marketing and Communications Manager
Sonya Hitchcock    Receptionist

Staff email addresses are in the format:

You can find our Staff Directory here.

The Health Team

Our Health team (left to right) Sarah King, Anne Field, Kerry Schiff, Sophie Bank, Janet Callaghan, Wendy Carroll.
Body, Mind and Spirit - at Marsden we actively nurture and develop student wellbeing.  

The Marsden Health team is committed to helping students live their lives positively and in all its fullness. We are available for students to catch up with as follows:   

Sophie Bank is our NZAC registered Counsellor and Dr Kerry Schiff is our Clinical Psychologist. Sometimes life feels overwhelming; being a teenager is complicated. If your daughter is feeling anxious, lacking in self-confidence or struggling in a friendship, talking to someone often helps. Sophie and Kerry are experienced at listening and helping to understand emotions. For more information your daughter is invited to confidentially contact Sophie at and Kerry at    

Our registered nurse Janet Callaghan runs a drop in clinic, for students, from 9.30am – 3pm each day. No appointment is necessary. For more information contact Janet at or call 476 8792 ext 819.

Chaplain Sarah King is one of the people at school that you can talk to about big questions like - How do I know God is real? Who is Jesus? How do I pray? Wrestling with doubt and faith is all part of life’s spiritual journey. Sarah is always willing to listen and help explore these big, or smaller, questions. For more information contact Sarah at   

Parents/caregivers are also welcome to touch base with us at any time.  

Cultural Programme

Marsden offers a wide range of cultural activities and there are many opportunities for your daughter to get involved. Playing and enjoying music at Marsden opens the door to a lifelong appreciation of the performing arts. We have choirs, orchestras, a rock band, flute ensembles and handbell ringing, as well as the academic Music curriculum which includes our fun and innovative Year 7 Band programme. Specialist teachers are available during the school day for students to have private tuition in the instrument of their choice. 

Our Composer-in-Residence programme gives music students the very real opportunity to experience a composer at work. During their residency, the composer takes workshops with the girls and composes a unique piece of music for Marsden.  

We encourage our girls to join in the School Production. Performing as a team in front of an audience builds confidence and great camaraderie. For those not seeking the limelight we offer technical workshops alongside the school production.  

There are opportunities to perform in the Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival, to debate, dance, join Kapa Haka or take Speech and Drama lessons from our specialist tutors.

Please find further co-curricular details and registration forms here. 

Year 7-10 Junior Production

This year, our junior production will be celebrating songs from Broadway musicals and will be open to students in Years 7-10. 

Rehearsals will be on Thursdays after school during Term 1 and early Term 2, as well as Dress Rehearsals on Sunday 3 and Sunday 17 May. 

Performances will be Tuesday 19 and Wednesday 20 May. More information will be provided at the start of Term 1 for those students wishing to participate.

Cultural Handbook

The Cultural Book contains information on the range of activities at Marsden and can be found here from 14 January, along with the online registration forms. If you have any questions, please email the Cultural Coordinator, Sarah Wilson at or call on (04) 476 8792 ext 844.  

Recognising achievements  

It is really important to us to recognise the success of our students in (school and external) cultural activities. Please email and if your daughter has achieved something throughout the year that should be celebrated. If you are able to send high resolution photos that would also be much appreciated.   

Private music lessons 

Please see here for private music lesson details and the registration form. Private music lessons are available for Years 3-13 students.  

Performance Diploma in Speech and Drama 

Your daughter can leave school with a Performance Diploma in Speech and Drama! She can start her journey at Years 7, 8 or 9.  Speech and Drama classes are also available for Years 3-6 students. Classes are available at lunchtime or after school. Registration details and forms can be found here2020 registrations close on 7 February 2020. For further information, contact Jan Avison on 021 446 600 or email  

Sport (Primary and Years 7-13)

Sports Programme 
At Marsden, we believe that sport teaches students about sportsmanship, teamwork, courage and healthy physical activity. We want Marsden girls to be gracious winners and good losers. We’d like all girls to take up a sport in 2020 and we have fantastic programmes to develop their sports skills. 

Marsden Sports website

The Marsden sports website is the best please to find all information about sport at Marsden. This site is dedicated to Marsden sport draws, registration information, news, results, details of the Swifts Talent Centre, our Physiotherapy Clinic and more. Please refer to it throughout the year:

Sports registrations

Registrations for both Primary and Years 7-13 summer and winter sports in 2020 will open on Wednesday 1 January 2020 and close on Friday 24 January. Please register on the sports website. Entries of teams into College Sports events are due before school starts so it is imperative your daughter registers for all the sports she wishes to participate in before 24 January. 

Years 7–13 Athletic Sports, Newtown Park, Thursday 27 February 2020 (Week 5) 

Our first Years 7-13 sports event of the year is Athletics, which will be held at Newtown Park on Thursday 27 February. This is a fun day filled with lots of school spirit. It is a House competition that allows everyone to compete both on the track and in a range of field events. Students are to wear their House t-shirts and PE shorts or track suits. Sports shoes are a must. Students make their own way to Newtown Park for an 8.25am roll call and will be dismissed from the park at approximately 2.45pm. There is a bus available to take students back to Karori and regular school buses leave Marsden at 3.30pm. You will receive an email to reserve a seat on the returning bus. The day’s activities include the March Past, a sausage sizzle and the highlight is form class and House relays to complete the day. A programme will be included in the weekly Marsden Newsletter and will be emailed to you and will be available on the School App. Parents are encouraged to come along and support their daughters on this exciting and action packed day.


The 'Arrowsmith Program' is a cognitive training programme designed to strengthen the capacity of cognitive functions and is particularly effective for students with learning differences such as dyslexia, dyscalculia and auditory and visual processing difficulties. The programme works with students within the enrolled school population who may have typical profiles (ideal fit for programme) or atypical profile (more complex cognitive needs). Please refer here  for more information and you can contact Jennifer Ioannou on (04) 476 8792 ext 848 or if you'd like more information.

Marsden Parents' Assocation

Marsden Parents’ Association AGM and first meeting of 2020 Thursday 27 February 7pm iCentre

The Marsden Parents’ Association (MPA) is a great way to meet other families from school and support the school in a range of events.  

The MPA assists the school with:

•    dances, mainly through providing adult supervision on the night
•    coordinating year group get-togethers and communication
•    administering the second hand uniform Facebook page
•    catering at special events, such as the Open Day in May
•    fundraising - our main event is the Gala to be held again in 2021.

Everyone is busy and has multiple commitments but without the help and support of the MPA many of these events could not happen. The more people we have to help the lighter the load for everyone. The first meeting of 2020 is on Thursday 27 February and includes our AGM.  

If you are interested in supporting the MPA come along to our February 27 2020 meeting or send us an email at We would love to see you there.

Current parents who are Old Girls - drinks 21 Feb

The President  of the Marsden Old Girls' Association invites current parents who are Old Girls to morning coffee with the Principal and committee on Friday 21 February form, 8.45am in the foyer, Te Manawa o te Kura. We look forward to seeing you there. Please RSVP to

Subject selection - new students Years 9-13

If you have recently enrolled (Dec 2019 - Jan 2020) and have not yet completed a subject selection form, please complete your subject selection form and return it via email to

You can find copies of our Year Programmes and Curriclum Overview for 2020 here. And subject selection forms can be printed from this page.


Please refer to this close to starting school as information and routes may change. 

Please find information about buses/transport to Marsden here.    

We currently run shuttle services from Seatoun/Miramar and Eastbourne, with various pick up points. The Seatoun/Miramar service may be replaced by a dedicated Marsden school bus in 2020. 

If you would like to use a shuttle in 2020 please let Jo Sherlock know by emailing or calling 476 8792 ext 853.   


Fine Cuisine will continue to operate our School Cafeteria. The Cafeteria will be open from 31 January and run from 8am - 1.30pm during term time. The Cafeteria provides a range of nutritious food and operates on a cash or EFTPOS system. Primary and Preschool families will be provided with a list of foods available and can order and pay for their lunches on the day via their classes. 


Please notify the school by 8.30am of your child's absence or lateness. 

Please email 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. 

Student ID cards with snapper

Year 7-13 students new to Marsden will have their photo taken when they start school and will subsequently be issued with a Snapper enabled Student ID card. The card costs $20. If your daughter loses her ID card or is experiencing problems with her card please contact the school office on 476 8707. Please register the Snapper online by creating a Snapper account so that you can view the transaction summary and type of concession. The card can be topped up at dairies and other Snapper providers and through the Snapper App. Note: Users must remember to tag on entering the bus AND tag off when leaving the bus to avoid penalty charges.


Marsden has six Houses in the Upper School (Years 7-13): 

Baber - green
Hadfield Beere - purple
Jellicoe - yellow
Johnson - orange
Richmond - blue
Swainson Riddiford - red

In Primary (Years 1-6) the Houses are:

Fitzherbert - yellow
Innes - blue
Sprott - red

Employment at Marsden

If you'd like to join us at Marsden check out our Employment page. We currently have vacancies for a Chief Operating Officer, Enrolment Registrar and part time teacher. 

See you at school in 2020!