Marsden Road Public School Newsletter

June 2023

What's On

Thursday 15th June - Sydney South West Cross Country 

Thursday 15th June - Multicultural Perspectives Public Speaking Finals at Geroges Hall Public School                                           

Thursday 15th June - K-2 assembly at 2pm

Thursday 29th June - K -2 assembly at 2pm

Friday 30th June - Last day of Term 2

Tuesday 18th July - School returns for Term 3

Tuesday 18th July - NSW Health Dental Van visit

Monday 24th July - Year 5 Excursion to Georges River Environmental Education Centre

Tuesday 25th July - Year 6 Excursion to Georges River Environmental Education Centre

Thursday 27th July - 100 Days of Learning

Principal's Report

Dear parents and carers,

 As we come to the end of Term 2, it gives me great pleasure in sharing some wonderful news with the community. 

 Every five years, schools in NSW undergo an External Validation process using the School Excellence Framework. The School Excellence Framework provides a clear description of the key elements of high-quality practice across the areas of learning, teaching and leading.  Each year, schools assess their practices against the Framework to evaluate and report. This process gives schools the opportunity to measure progress against the school's strategic direction. It allows for schools to refine their practice to ensure that the school is making progress towards its vision. The validation process requires the school to provide evidence of meeting the descriptors which then needs to be validated by an external panel. 

 This term, our school went through the process, and it is with extreme delight and pride that I can inform the community that our school is excelling in all 14 elements. This is by no means an easy achievement. Out staff has worked extremely hard for the past six years to achieve this level of excellence. As the leader of the school, I feel privileged and honoured to have so many outstanding teachers at the school. As a community we should celebrate this success. Our aim is to keep growing and ensuring that we continue to provide our students with truly one of the best educational settings. 

I would like to thank you all for bringing your child to school on time every day. Our school continues to have one of the best attendance rate in the state. School attendance is not choice, but compulsory. Unless your child is unwell or there is extenuating circumstance, your child should be at school. 

 As the winter months continue, please send your child to school in warm and comfortable full school uniform. If you need assistance with uniform, please see the office.

I wish you all a wonderful winter break.

Warm regards,

Manisha Gazula


Attendance Matters

Road Safety around School Zones

Council takes this opportunity to remind drivers entering school zones to take extra caution.  Drivers should obey all NSW road rules at all times in order to eliminate any road safety concerns in your school community.

To report any illegal driver behaviour please contact crime stoppers on 1800 333 000 or

Multicultural School Public Speaking Competition

2023 Winners

Stage 2 - Sashe Andonov

Stage 3 - Emily Farkas

They are competing on Thursday 15 June in the Regional Public Speaking Finals at Georges Hall Public School.  Well done to the 12 students who took place in our school final. Mrs Gazula and myself were very proud of the quality of the speeches and the effort that went into writing them. Congratulations to everyone and best of luck to the winners in the finals.

Debating News

Our Stage 3 Debating team have worked hard this semester and have completed two rounds of the Premier’s Debating Challenge so far. They have prepared to speak on topics about education and technology. It was very pleasing to see that their hard work and determination has earned them incredible results. Our team have debated against Ashcroft Public School and Canley Vale Public School and have won both debates. The feedback from the adjudicator about our speakers was highly positive and has motivated them to improve. Congratulations to all students involved.

 We look forward to Round 3 at the end of this term where we will be competing against Lansvale Public School and the topic will be centred around parents and children. We wish our debating team every success on their debating journey!

 Mrs Toms and Mrs Argeres

Zone Cross Country

56 of Marsden Road’s fastest runners represented our school in the Zone Cross Country at Chipping Norton Lakes. It was a beautiful day, and thankfully the runners were able to run on dry ground (unlike years prior)! Their little hearts were pumping, both excitedly and nervously, waiting for their race to begin. By the end of their 2km or 3km run, they were sweaty and exhausted. Our runners tried their very best and demonstrated the Marsden Way when they weren’t racing. Well done to you all on your outstanding achievements! Keep practicing so that you can do even better next year.

 A special congratulations to the following students who made it through to the Regional Cross Country:

Samara - 3L

Sarah - 3N

Violet - 5B

Saman - 6H

Mr Doyle

Sydney South West Cross Country

Congratulations to the following students who will represent Liverpool Zone PSSA at the Sydney South West Cross Country Trials on Thursday 15 June. Our students will compete against students all over Sydney South West. A magnificent effort on finishing top 7 at the Liverpool Zone Carnival.

Marsden Road finished 5th in the overall standings at the recent Liverpool Zone Carnival a great effort by all our students who ran on the day. 

Samara (3L)               4th Place      8/9 Year Old Girls

Sarah (3N)                 7th Place      8/9 Year Old Girls

Violet (5B)                  5th Place     10 Year Old Girls

Saman (6H)               8th Place     12 Year Old Boys  

Skoolbag name change

You may have noticed that Skoolbag has changed it's name and is now "Audiri".

We want to remind you of the importance of updating the app in the App Store to continue receiving important updates and communication. 
Your existing username and password will continue to work - you only require to update the app.

2nd Hand Clothing

Thank you to all the families who have donated uniforms that your child has outgrown, if you would still like to donate these to our school it would be greatly appreciated.  All sizes accepted.

School Hours

School hours are as follows: -

Start Time: 8.55am

Finish Time: 2.55pm

Please be reminded that there is no staff supervision for children before 8.30am.

If you require care before 8.30am, please contact Kids United OSHC located in our school hall. Details can be found below.

Lost property

During the cooler months as the day warms up we understand that sometimes your child may wear a jacket to school and take this off during the day. Due to this there has been a noticeable increase in lost property. All clothing with names on it has been returned to your teachers.

Parents, can you please ensure that your children's clothing, lunch boxes and drink bottles are all clearly labelled with your child's name so that it can be returned to you in the event that it is lost.

If you have lost anything this can be found in the silver box on the stage opposite Kindergarten.

Before and After School Care

Kids United OSHC run an Outside School Hours Care Program from the school hall. This service caters for before and after school care as well as vacation care.



Telephone:      0403 UNITED (0403 864833)


Mornings             6:30am – 8.30am

Afternoon            3:00pm – 6.00pm

Vacation Care      7:00am – 6.00pm

Please select the link below for further information about the service and enrolment procedures.

Change of Contact Details

Have you changed your phone number recently?

Have you moved house?

If this is you, please visit our office and update your details today!