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Year 11-13 Newsletter Notices

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. 

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 

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

School Examinations
School Examinations will be held during Term 3. The examination timetable is now available here, along with some further information. These examinations are an important practice for the NCEA examinations in November and grades attained may be used in case of emergencies in November. We encourage students to organise their revision well in advance of the exam days in order to achieve to their personal best. If students have any exam clashes or any other concerns about their exam timetable they should see Mrs Grant.

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.

Careers and University News
Please see our Careers Information page on Ultranet which is updated weekly for the latest details and the dates of the upcoming events. This week there is new information about a second Massey CoCA student experience day, open days in the upcoming holidays at AUT, how to register for Studylink updates, two parent information evenings for Auckland University, the Experience Waikato Open Day and their scholarships, free buses to the Massey Manawatu open day, the Massey Wellington information evening that is next week and  a GAP year opportunity in adventure tourism.

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 7 July so make sure you get your orders in before then!

Scholarship Examination Entries
Entries for these examinations are due by Friday 30 June. For more details please see the attached letter and form.  

Financial Assistance for NCEA Fees
Financial assistance is available to assist with the payment of entry fees for National Secondary Schools qualifications. To be eligible to apply you must be the fee-payer and meet at least one of the following criteria

  • be receiving a Work and Income or Study Link benefit (benefit-based applications) 
  • have a joint family income that would entitle you to receive a Community Services Card (income-based applications) 
  • be a fee-payer with two or more children who are candidates, irrespective of family income (multiple candidate applications), where the total fees you would have to pay would otherwise be more than the $200 multiple candidate maximum. 

You cannot claim financial assistance for International fee-paying students.
If you wish to apply for this assistance please go to http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/qualifications-standards/qualifications/ncea/entry-into-ncea/fees-for-ncea/financial-assistance/ for further information. The application form can be downloaded from this link and should be completed and forwarded to Mrs Adair Grant for processing by the end of this term.

Future Leaders Academy NZ - Junior Leadership Development Program
Do you: Aspire to be a school leader or team captain? Want to improve your leadership skills? Want to better yourself and increase your future opportunities?

On our five day course you will:
- Learn the qualities and values of a leader
- Practice how to lead a team in any situation, and know what it takes to lead by example
- Learn how to use a highly effective planning and decision making tool
- Receive a course certificate for your CV, and improve your confidence and communication skills
- Network with other leaders

Our practical, fun and effective training will have you ready to take on leadership roles within school, work and family. Based on the NZ Army Leadership Framework. Open to Year 12 and 13 students. Course is run in Wellington over 5 days, cost includes accommodation and food. Book now! Spaces limited to 24 students. Call 0800 FUTURE or go tohttps://www.flacademy.co.nz/leadership-trainingfor more info. Dates are 10-14 July (Week 1, Term 2 holidays). Price $700 per student.

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 email sarah.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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