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Year 7-10 Newsletter Notices

Middle School Assembly
We are pleased to invite you to our Middle School Assembly for Term 2 on Thursday 6 July. It will start at 8:40am and finish by 9:05am. During the assembly the Year 7 band will play, along with The Larks, the Year 7 to 9 Choir, who will be singing. We will also see some presentations from Year 8's and some animation by Year 9 Digital Technology. If you would like to join us we would love to have you, please sign in at the office on arrival and gather there until you are ushered into the Auditorium.

MASC Holiday Programme
Our MASC is running a holiday proramme in the 3rd week of the holidays Monday 24 - Friday 28 July. The hours are 8am to 6pm and the cost is $55 + gst per day. This programme is for students in Years 1- 8. Please contact Jo Sherlock if you would like to enrol your child ph:464 2033 or jo.sherlock@marsden.school.nz

Swainson Memorial Music Competition - Wednesday 9 August
You are cordially invited to attend this competition, which showcases Marsden School's soloists in instrument or voice. The competition is on Wednesday 9 August, 7.30pm, Marsden Auditorium. Free entry and light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to Sarah Wilson by Monday 7 August, 476 8707 or sarah.wilson@marsden.school.nz
The support of the Marsden Old Girls' Association for the Nell Clere Music Scholarship is much appreciated.

Please click this link if your daughter is interested in entering the Swainson Memorial Music competition in August this year. This is a superb evening and a highlight of the musical year. The registration form must be returned to the Office by Wednesday 5 July.  The following form part of this competition:

Betty Swainson Memorial Prize for Musical Performance
This was established in Centenary Year, 1978 and is open to a Marsden Year 7 - 13 student in recognition of her outstanding performance at the Swainson competition. The recipient receives a book at Prizegiving and the Director of Music award of $100.

Nell Clere Music Scholarship
Kathleen Clere (Nell) was a past pupil and music teacher at Marsden. She helped establish the Old Girls’ Association with Miss Baber and in 1936 was its second President. Her interest and support in the school and its endeavours remained with her all her life. This scholarship is valued at $1,000 and is awarded annually by the Old Girls’ Association to a student from Years 7 – 12 who shows considerable potential. The scholarship will enable the recipient(s) to continue musical studies while at Marsden. 

Year 6 and Year Activity afternoon
Year 6 & 7 will be having a get together and fun afternoon of activities on Thursday 10 August  3.45pm to 5pm in the Cultural Centre. This will be run by Year 13 students. More details will go out about this closer to the time.

NCEA Students
If your daughter is entered for NCEA Externally Assessed standards this year she should have received a small white card with her NCEA details and instructions for signing on to check her entries and grades. Please click here for a copy of the instruction sheet. 

Mid year reports
On Saturday 8 July, your daughter’s mid year school report will be available online.
To access the report, log in to MyMarsden / Ultranet, or ask your daughter to log in to her account.
A “how-to” document is here if needed.
If you do not know your login details or need the password resetting, please email anna.engleback@marsden.school.nz

IMPORTANT REMINDER: Entertainment Book Fundraiser
All Entertainment books not required should have been returned to reception either in the Primary School or at the main reception. Please check to see that none are lurking at home, in school bags or school lockers. 

Those who have not returned books have been sent reminders. 
If you are purchasing the Entertainment™ Book that was sent home with your child, please pay online at www.entertainmentbook.co.nz/orderbooks/10421p7.  Alternatively you can complete the order form that came home with your daughter’s book, and return it in your personalised envelope to the box in the main office. 
If you have purchased the Entertainment™ Digital Membership please return the Book in the envelope to the box in the main office ASAP. 

All unwanted books must be returned by Friday 7 July. Unreturned books will be charged to your daughter's account.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Martine Foster on 04-476-8792 Ext 876. Thanks for your support 

Lost Property
All lost property gathered during the term will be on a table in the Music corridor from next Monday 3 July until the end of the week.

Uniform Shop Holiday Opening Hours
The Uniform Shop will be open in the July holidays in Week 3 on Wednesday 26 July between 10am and 1pm.

Asia Wise Social Sciences Competition for Years 7-9
Monday 28 August – Friday 8 September
Please see the attached letter for more information about this competition.

Special Notice for all Students Involved in Water Sports
We are excited to announce that Marsden is establishing a Water Sports Hub (team name to be determined) and is now seeking students to join us for a key calendar event; the 2017 Huia Cup. The Huia Cup is the College Sport Wellington (CSW) swimming relay championship. In 2016 we finished 7th and we have a goal to finish top 5 this year. To do this we need swimmers and lots of them. We are calling all girls who participate in aquatic sports not just swimming. If you swim, play waterpolo, under water hockey, synchro or can swim 50 metres freestyle we need you!!

The squad will be preparing for the Huia Cup with specialist relay coaching by Steve Francis, the Pirates Swim Team Head Coach. Steve and Marsden are focused on building an inclusive swimming environment and welcomes all comers. There will be two special training sessions held Thursday 6 July and Thursday 10 August at 6.30pm venue TBC

Register now to join our team and the training session for next week for Huia Cup by emailing eliott.brookes@marsden.school.nz

Huia cup Details – reserve the date!
Thursday 17 August
Naenae Pool
Start time 7pm (TBC) 

Sport During July School Holidays
As you are aware Marsden has a three week break in July but most schools don't. The week of 24-28 July all schools will return back from holidays apart from a couple. This means all sporting commitments will continue as per normal from the 24 July. 

If your family is away and won't be back for your daughters sporting commitment please can you email your daughter’s manager, coach and the Sports Director by the end of Term 2 so we can put a plan in place for teams that will be missing players. It is expected that your daughter plays her fixtures if she is not away on holiday.

Marsden 2XU Compression Gear
We have teamed up with 2XU and organised some Marsden compression gear, which is available to all of you. We have a long sleeved top and also tights - have a look at the link below for what they look like.
If you're keen to buy either a top or the tights, you will need to create an account (follow the link above), log in, and then you can order from there. Payment can be done online. The online store closes on Friday 7th July so make sure you get your orders in before then!

Women in Engineering Information Evenings
Futureintech are holding three information evenings for students in Years  9 – 13 and their parents.

Details are:
1.       WelTec, Petone, on Monday 26 June from 4:30pm – 6pm
2.       Pataka, Porirua, on Wednesday 28 June from 4:30pm – 6pm
3.       Beca, Wellington, on Thursday 6 July from 4:30pm – 6pm

Kennie Tsui, female engineer and Wellington IPENZ Branch Chairperson, will begin the evenings with general introductions

  • a Futureintech Ambassador will give a brief talk about engineering in general
  • Futureintech Ambassadors/women engineers will mix & mingle with students/parents/adults to answer their questions
  • refreshments will be provided
  • the evening will be brought to a close with general information on ‘what next’ e.g. subjects to take at High school, entry requirements for tertiary study.

Last things needed for the Marsden Refugee House collection
A big thank you to all the families who have donated items for the refugee house that Marsden is supporting. The house will be set up (under Red cross guidelines) on 16 August. If your family would like to be part of a team who sets up the house, please let Chaplain Sarah King know by emailsarah.king@marsden.school.nz

Meanwhile, just a few items left to collect:

  • vacuum cleaner
  • crockery setting for 8
  • 4 pots and pans with lids
  • stock pot
  • washing basket and pegs
  • 4 single duvets
  • 1 single blanket
  • 6 new pillows
  • 4 single bed mattress protectors

Sarah King

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