Newsletter Term 3 Week 8
September 4, 2012 | By Dee ONeill |
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Any Parent/Carer of students in Year 12 2016 who are interested in assisting with the organisation of the Year 12 Graduation Dinner in September 2016, please contact Ms Dalal on 9874 6544 Year 7 2016 Orientation Day Thursday 3 rd
Deputy Principal’s Report Year 12 2015 Farewelling Year 12 is always a happy/sad event. We are happy that they have achieved their HSC, but sad to see them leave. The Graduation Assembly was a fitting farewell to our Year
Year 11 Year 11 Exams commenced on Monday 7th September and conclude on 15th September. It is interesting to note that the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) have advised that they will take the Year 11 grades into acco
Year 11 I would like to remind Year 11 that their Yearly Examinations will commence on Monday 7th September (Week 9) which is only 2 weeks away. Students should already be working towards these exams by spending time each nig
Term 2 is a very important term for students as they have their half-yearly exams. Students should be revising their notes for at least 2 weeks before their exams and finding the study techniques that best help them remember t
Notice to all Year 11 and 12 students Jonathan Kuan a very talented ex student from Marsden will be in the library twice a week to provide free tutoring for senior students. He will begin next Monday from 9am to 12noon, so i
From Careers Year 10 Work Experience dates have now been confirmed for the 24th to 28th of November. Students wishing to participate will need to get the forms from the Careers office. This is a great opportunity for students to experience a career in which they are interested and learn skills to assist them in the work place. Defence Force Information Sessions Parramatta Info Sessions are: · Women in Defence - Wednesday 5th November 2014 · Army Reserve – Tuesday 11th November 2014 · Australian Defence Force Academy – Thursday 13th November · Royal Military College – Monday 17th November · Navy – Wednesday 19th November · RAAF Aviation – Tuesday 25th November · Combat Roles – Wednesday 26th November The Information Sessions will be held at Defence Force Recruiting Parramatta – Level 4, 9 George Street, Parramatta – and start at 6.30pm These information sessions will be attended by an ADF member who will give specific presentations on the night relating to the particular aspect of the Australian Defence Force. Please come to the Careers Office if you are interested so that you can book in. We’re In This Together On Thursday, 6th November 2014 Marsden students from Year 9 and 10 were involved in an Education Awareness Cam- paign aimed at raising money for the Malala Fund. Students in Year 9 created a short film clip highlighting the inequalities that girls face around the world and how education can significantly improve their lives. Year 10 students staged a live performance demonstrating the difficulties faced by those in developing countries. The star of the afternoon was Jamila, one of our fabulous MHS students. Being a student from overseas, she provided insight into her own personal experiences and reinforced the theme of the day… Girls with an educa- tion are powerful! In addition to the wonderful events put on by our students, we were also fortunate enough to have Dr Dean Dudley from Mac- quarie University as a guest speaker for the afternoon. He emphasised that the fight for education shouldn’t be one for overseas alone. It is essential we must concentrate on encouraging education here at home too, as this has benefits not only for the individual but for the community at large. Congratulations to the students on an amazing afternoon, the feedback received was positive and a testament to the in dedi- cation to making the day so successful! M. Nakhoul Year 10 Students performing in front of pa rents and students Congratulations to KITAE YOO - of Year 11 and SARAH AMIN - of Year 10, who were both successful in gaining auditions for the NSW STATE DRAMA ENSEMBLE. Their audition is on Tuesday 2nd December at the Performing Arts Unit at Lewi- sham with an extra hour for script interpretation. We wish them all the very best for their challenging three hour audition. It would be an honour to make it to the NSW State Ensemble with performance opportunities around the state and at major events with professional tutors and venues. Ms. Paris
Uniform shop News Last day the Uniform Shop is open for 2014 will be Thursday 11 December 2014. The Uniform Shop will be open every morning the first week of school 2015. Tuesday 27 January to Friday 20 Jan 2015 inclusive 8.30am - 10.30am Help is required for Orientation Day on Wednesday 3 rd December. Just a few hours of your time would be appreciated. If you can assist me, please contact me on 0407 698 453. Credit card purchases will now carry a 2% surcharge Deborah Blumenfeld Wrap with Love In true Marsden High School fashion, students have banded together to join the Wrap With Love initiative which has supported disadvantaged people locally and around the world since 1992. Students from Years 7 to 11 have volunteered their time to help knit blankets which provide comfort to those less fortunate. On a weekly basis, students have abandoned their usual lunch time to come together to knit. Some expert students have been leaders helping their peers to learn to knit which has fostered a sense of community within the school. Year 9 student Ahmed Amed stated that the environment was ver welcoming for beginners. oing this for the homeless makes me feel good. It’s fun and it is for a good cause”. The level of involvement in the initiative is a testament to the caring culture Marsden High School fosters. Marsden High School Knit In with Wrap With Love Volunteers Mamey Nakhoul Girls’ Advisor Deputy Principal’s Report Year 12 2014 Farewelling Year 12 was a happy/sad event. The whole school assembly showcased the wonderful talent that we have in Year 12. Ms Idrus was heartbroken at the thought of losing her amazing musicians. Melvin Gill’s speech about the importance to him of Marsden and his fellow students was a highlight of the assembly along with the Year 12 music class performances. The Graduation Assembly the following day, was a fitting farewell to these very impressive students. They conducted themselves with the usual grace that we have come to expect of Marsden students. The teachers often feel as much pride as the parents do in watching their students take to the stage to receive their awards and portfolios. On their last night we held the inaugural Year 12 School Dinner at the Ryde Eastwood Leagues Club. The dinner was attended by students, parents and teachers. It was a very happy night, the students looked amazing and there were many proud parents taking photos. The highlight of the night had to be the staff singing Bohemian Rhapsody! Or not! Thanks Connor! A special thanks to the mothers behind the organisation for this wonderful night, Jenny Harrison, Louise Kendall and Karen Walker. Special thanks to Mrs Train, the Year 12 Year Adviser for all her work throughout the last 6 years and in particular over the last few months.
FINANCIAL RISKS Another financial risk related to i nternet use is called ‘dumping’. Internet dumping occurs when somebody is tricked into disconnecting from the internet at the normal cheaper rate and unknowingly reconnecting at a more expensive rate. It often occurs when you click on a web page element, such as a picture or link, which contains a malicious computer code. The expensive rates are usually an international or premium number, such as the 190, 191, 192 prefix numbers. These numbers are often timed, so the longer you stay connected, the more expensive the account will be. If a large sum of money appears mysteriously on your telephone bill, you may have been a victim of an internet dumping scam. HARASSMENT AND BULLYING Cyber bullying can be carried out through internet services such as email, chat rooms, discussion groups, instant messaging or web pages. It can also include bullying through mobile phone technologies such as SMS. Cyber bullying can include teasing and being made fun of, spreading rumours online, sending unwanted messages and defamation. PERSONAL INFORMATION AND PRIVACY Just as you would not provide personal information to someone you meet on the street, neither should you do so on the internet. Issues to do with identity protection revolve mainly around web authoring and website requests for such information. Creating web pages can be a fun and educational experience for children. However, there is a danger that children will post home addresses and other personal details on websites, including photographs of themselves or other children. This carries the risk of such material being used inappropriately. Likewise, placing a child’s email address on a website could lead to them receiving offensive emails. UNRELIABLE INFORMATION Information on some websites may misrepresent the truth, be misleading, be out of date, biased or just incorrect. Some racist websites claim to tell or represent the truth about complex social, cultural or historical issues in ways that appear logical and plausible. Such websites are known to actively merchandise or even recruit people. SPAM Spam is the email equivalent of junk mail or nuisance telephone calls. Spam is simply any unsolicited electronic mail sent in bulk to individuals or organisations. It can include viruses or pornographic content. Spam is becoming increasingly prevalent and is an issue for anyone with a personal email address. Filters can be used to prevent spam from entering a mailbox, but spammers are using increasingly sophisticated techniques to bypass filters. Children need to recognise and delete spam without opening it. COMMUNICATION Internet technologies such as email, chat rooms and electronic conferencing are fast, easy and effective means of communicating and sharing information. Internet enabled devices including mobile and camera phones and personal digital assistant (PDAs) can also be used for text messaging and exchanging photographs or video. There are, however, some risks associated with using these technologies: Emails can contain virus-infected attachments or be used to bully and harass, including of sexual harassment or racial vilification. Text messages can be used for the same purpose. In chat rooms the same risks apply, and in unmoderated chat room environments, people may adopt false identities. This is known as ‘online grooming’. Children need parents and carers to help teach them how to stay safe online. You may wish to think about the following to help your family: Spend time online with your children and explore websites together. Take an interest in what they like to do online. Help your children use the Internet as an effective research tool - learn about handy homework tips for children and also good searching ideas.
Deputy Principal’s Report Johnson and Johnson Program This week I attended a meeting at Johnson and Johnson Head Office at North Ryde as the two coordinators of the Bridge to Employment program from America were here to report on the progress of the program. All the partners in the prestigious program were present – Johnson and Johnson, Macquarie University, Macquarie Private Hospital, Meadowbank TAFE, 2realise and Marsden High School. Overwhelmingly, the impression our Year 10 students have left on each of the partners is what interested, engaged and polite students they are. All partners are willing to offer so many more opportunities to our students in the knowledge that the students are appreciative and receptive to what has been offered to date. The coordinators also came to the school with the Johnson and Johnson mentors on Thursday afternoon to meet with the students to see first hand how the project was progressing. The mentors provided a free BBQ and soccer game for interested students at the end of the day. Nathan’s visit Friday was an interesting day for our Years 10, 11 and 12 students as we had a guest speaker to talk to us about how his life changed after an alcohol related road accident. Nathan who has just turned 20 had his accident six months ago and as a result he is a paraplegic, confined to a wheelchair. Nathan spoke very honestly about his accident, the dangers of reckless behaviour, his journey to now, his daily regimes and the importance of family and friends. Nathan’s mother also spoke to the students about the family’s reaction when they heard about the accident through to how it has impacted on the family. Our students were quite shocked by his story and by the speed at which their life can change. Nathan had been an elite sportsman; he had been a member of the Swans AFL Academy and also played Rugby League each weekend. He is now living in assisted accommodation while his parent’s house is being adapted to take his wheelchair. He is no longer able to work and is attending physiotherapy three times a week at Sydney University at a cost of $220 a session. The students were not only interested but also very respectful. I was particularly impressed by the number of boys who came out to shake Nathan’s hand at the end of the presentation and the number of girls who came to thank him for coming to speak to us. We took a collection for Nathan and raised over $100 that we were able to give him on the day to help with his rehabilitation. School holiday dates: Term 2 Last day of term Fri 27 Jun Term 3 Students start Tue 15 Jul Last day of term Fri 19 Sep Term 4 Students start Tue 7 Oct Last day of term Wed 17 Dec Study Skills www.studyskillshandbook.com.au Username:marsdenhs Password:181results