Marsden High School

Marsden High School is a dynamic and proudly comprehensive and multicultural high school located in West Ryde north of the Olympic Games site. We promote excellence by following the CARE principles: Cooperate, Achieve, Respect and Engage. The school has a population of around 620 students, which means that every student is valued and receives individual attention. The school is set on large grounds that include a performance Hall, a commercial kitchen, wet and dry Science labs, computer kiosks, photography facilities with darkroom, extensive playing grounds, flexion surface basketball court, and many sporting facilities. Marsden has close ties with the wider community and has an excellent reputation for academic performance (highest ATAR 99.45), sport, music, cultural endeavours and transitioning to tertiary education. In order to prepare our students to be 21st century learners, students are able to learn Mandarin, Japanese, Korean and French languages (recognised as one of the best 3 schools in Australia for its provision of language learning). We have an experienced and skilled staff that are enthusiastic in participating in and supporting school change, curriculum development and extra curricula activities. Our focus is to maximise the opportunities we provide for all students by connecting their learning to the real world through a range of innovative programs. Special programs: academic extension classes, robotics, Student Representative Council, age appropriate welfare initiatives, drama, stage bands, concert bands, rock bands, choirs, debating, public speaking, Mock Trial, Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, performing arts camps and productions, Ryde Schools Spectacular, international and interstate history excursions, visual Arts exhibitions, regional, state and Australian sporting competitions, annual Ski Trip, Talented Sports program, Career education and work skills programs. School Partners: Marsden is the only school in Australia to be involved in the Bridge to Employment Program. This international mentoring program is supported by Johnson Johnson, Macquarie University and Northern Sydney Institute of TAFE. In 2015 Marsden will be part of the Roads to Success program with Macquarie Telecom, Johnson Johnson, Fuji Xerox, Amgen, Macquarie Hospital and Macquarie University. Marsden also partners with local primary schools with enrichment days in core areas including languages and MAPLES (Marsden and Primary Links Entertainment Spectacular). At Marsden we aim to ensure all students grow and develop into adaptable, creative and resourceful young people, able to lead happy, purposeful and productive lives in a vibrant, culturally diverse society.

Cooler Classrooms Program

The NSW Government is committed to providing students with healthy and comfortable learning environments. That’s why we’ve invested a record $500 million to provide a sustainable air conditioning program for NSW schools.

To ensure the NSW Government responds to the needs of students in the hottest parts of the State, we will provide air conditioning in classrooms and libraries at schools that experience a mean maximum January temperature of 30°C and above.

Schools that sit below 30°C will be able to apply for funding to receive air conditioning in their classrooms and libraries, allowing more schools to benefit from air conditioning than ever before.

This school is eligible to apply for funding through the Cooler Classrooms Program. Applications for the second round of funding are now closed.

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