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Preschool & Primary Notices


Toy Service
On Thursday 7 December Marsden Primary will be holding their annual Toy Service. The service will begin at 11.15am at St Mary’s Church and should conclude about 12.15pm.  We ask that the students all bring a new toy to be placed in front of the altar during the service. The toys are not wrapped as they will distributed to Barnardos and will be labelled appropriately according to the age and gender of the child receiving the gift.

We warmly welcome you and your family to join us for this service. At the conclusion of the Toy Service the students will return to school and will be dismissed from their respective classrooms. The staff then have meetings in the afternoon, so there will be no supervision available for children after 12.30pm once they are dismissed from class.

Year 4 Violins
Year 4 Violins will be performing in Chapel on Friday 1 December at 8.45am – parents are invited to come along.

2018 Production
As part of our 140th year celebrations, Marsden will be staging a Year 7-13 production of 'Alice' in Term 2 next year, May 22-26.

Audition information and how to register has been emailed to all students and will take place as follows:
Current Year 6 and 7 students
Friday 24 November at lunchtime

MASC End of Year Holiday Programme
We will be running a MASC Holiday programme on Thursday 7 Dec from mid day when school finishes for the year. And on Friday 8 Dec, Monday 11 to Friday 15 Dec 8am to 6pm. The cost for each day is $55 + gst. You will need to send them with their lunch and a drink bottle and we will give them morning and afternoon tea. Please let Jo Sherlock know if you want like your child to attend this programme: jo.sherlock@marsden.school.nz See below for the planned programme for these days:

Advent Tree and Calendar
Chaplain Sarah King has some Advent activities available:
The Advent tree is assembled and each day in December decorations are put on the tree, part of the Christmas story is read, there is a mystery map of Bethlehem to navigate, and then a question to discuss. It is a fun and interactive way of remembering the Christmas story in the lead up to Christmas Day. The pack is $5. To order yours, contact Sarah at sarah.king@marsden.school.nz

Advent Calendarswith a New Zealand theme are also available. No chocolate, no Bob the Builder or Barbie on the front - a beautiful New Zealand nativity scene with windows to open which tell the Christmas story. There are also $5 and you can order yours by contacting Sarah at sarah.king@marsden.school.nz

The Big Little Bible
The Bible Society has published this excellent bible which is highly recommended by our Chaplain Sarah King. Aimed at helping parents and grandparents share the Bible with 8-10 year olds, The Big Little Bible is designed as a stepping stone for children making the transition from traditional Bible storybooks to a full Bible. It includes 30 Bible stories. The stories feature beautiful illustrations created by Wellington artist Meesh Holswich and discussion questions to help kids and parents think about the Bible together. It is $19.99. For more information on how to order this bible, contact Sarah on sarah.king@marsden.school.nz