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2017 Term 3 News

Katherine Mansfield Fundraiser

Katherine Mansfield was a student at Fitzherbert Terrace School from 1900-1902 and Marsden is delighted to be the venue for the latest Katherine Mansfield House & Garden fundraising event 'Bill English Opens the Books' on Tuesday 1 August 2017 5:30-7pm. Come and enjoy a glass of bubbles and canapés with the Prime Minister and hear him speak about his love of literature. Get tickets now. (18/07/2017)

Here are a couple of of the last Term 2 News items in case you missed them.

Commonwealth Youth Games

We wish Imogen Skelton all the very best as she heads to the Bahamas for the Commonwealth Youth Games from July 17-23. She is hoping to beat her 1.74m personal best in the high jump. Imogen is part of the 34 strong New Zealand team and joins 1300 competitors representing 70 countries. Go Imogen! Read stuff article. (12/07/2017)

Matariki wins International Art Prize
Marsden wins International Art Prize
We've just heard the exciting news that Marsden's entry ‘Matariki – Māori New Year’ has taken out the supreme award at the 2017 Saatchi Gallery Art Prize for Schools in London. This is one of the most significant student art awards globally and a true credit to all students involved, 2016 Artist in Residence  Michel Tuffery for his inspiration, previous Head of Visual Arts John Denton for bringing this initiative to Marsden and current Head of Visual Arts, Kaz Bartsch. We are very excited to have won this prize which will enable us to enhance our Artist in Residence Programme and resources for students. Wow! (05/07/2017)

Off to China for International Debating Forum
Marsden student Amy Cooper with teacher Jing Ying Herrington off to 2017 Chinese Debating Forum
Marsden Chinese teacher, Jing Ying Herrington, is taking Y12 student Amy Cooper to China to join Lucy Berger and participate in a debating forum from 15-31 July. The 2017 International High School Confucianism Debating Forum is the only one of its kind in China and will be filmed by Shandong TV in the hometown of Confucian philosopher Mencius. Focusing on intercultural communication between high school students from around the world, there are four teams representing China and four International teams. Lucy is currently studying Chinese at the prestigious Beijing University. Amy represented NZ as an observer at the 2016 International Chinese Speech Competition and Lucy (with Annabelle Jessop) won the "Oceania" category in the 2015 International Chinese Speech Competition. We wish them all the very best. (05/07/2017)

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