Marsden Road Public School Newsletter

July 2022

What's On

Friday 1st July - Last day Term 2

Tuesday 19th July -  Students return for Term 3

Friday 22nd July - Athletics Carnival

Monday 25th July - School Dental Check Up (all week)

Thursday 28th July - 100 Days of Learning

Thursday 4th August - Education Week Open Day

Thursday 4th August - NAIDOC assembly

Monday 8th August - Stage 1 Sydney Zoo excursion

Wed 10th August::  Police visit for stage 2 & 3.  K-2 Assembly

Principal's Report

Dear parents/carers,

Thank you for another splendid term. I am sure with the temperatures plummeting down, we are all looking forward to a break. Make sure you rest up and recharge your batteries. 

If you visit our playground area next term you'll be in for a big surprise! The oval has been refurbished and is now open for the children to enjoy during break times. Since last week, children have had a ball playing soccer, running laps and chasing their friends. 

You should have received your child's semester report today. Please go through the report, especially paying attention to the future directions provided for English and mathematics. If you can spend 20-30 minutes each day practising times tables or reading a book, it will go a long way in improving your child's learning outcomes. Parents and carers play an integral part in a child's education and good work ethics need to be instilled early on for long term benefits.

When we return in Term 3, please ensure that your child comes to school:

  • on time, everyday
  • after a good night's rest
  • in full school uniform looking neat and tidy
  • with a nutritious lunchbox

The above may seem trivial, however simple rules and discipline play an important role in helping your child develop positive relationship with school and will help him/her build life long healthy habits. 

As we end this term, I would like to say goodbye to Miss Chinar Samad, our outstanding KC classroom teacher, and Mrs Jasmine Lalia, our amazing Year 2 support teacher, who both successfully gained a teaching position at another school. It is sad to see them leave but we wish them both the very best. I would like to welcome the following new staff:

  • Mrs Grace Lee - Year 2 Support Teacher
  • Miss Brooke McDonald - Stage 2 Support Teacher
  • Mrs Ashti Fathi - Student Learning and Support Officer
  • Mr Nicholas Penman - Student Learning and Support Officer
  • Mrs Jacinta Wahaab - Student Learning and Support Officer

Finally, I thank all teachers for their hard work this term and wish everyone a warm and restful break.


Emma Meddows

Relieving Principal

Game Zone

Students are enjoying structured play activities in the library at recess as part of our Game Zone. It has been wonderful to see students developing social skills and interacting with their peers while learning how to play a number of games.

 Mrs Surplice

Stage 3 Camp

Stage 3 students will be attending a fun and exciting 2-night/3-day excursion to Canberra from Monday 22nd August 2022 to Wednesday 24th August 2022. Students will be visiting the following locations during the overnight excursion: Parliament House, National Science & Technology Centre (Questacon), Kosciuszko National Park Education Centre, Perisher (fun day in the snow including a quad chair ride), National Museum of Australia and the Australian War Memorial.

All places have now been filled. If you are still interested in your child attending, their name can be placed on a waiting list in the event places become available.

Please ensure the request for emergency contact, medical information and dietary requirements note is returned to school as soon as possible. This will help to ensure appropriate meals are available for students.

Additional information about the itinerary for each day will be sent home shortly.

If you would like to start preparing for camp here is a list of what students will be required to bring:

  • Recess, lunch, afternoon snack and 2 drinks for Day 1 (no cans or bottles of soft drinks)
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Small backpack/school bag to carry lunch each day
  • Warm clothes for the 3 days, including underwear (remember the days may be hot so pack layers)
  • Warm waterproof jacket
  • Hat and sunglasses (optional)
  • Goggles, beanie and waterproof gloves
  • Sturdy walking shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • General toiletries (soap, deodorant, hairbrush, hair ties, toothpaste & toothbrush etc)
  • Medication (if needed, see details below)
  • Towel (a plastic bag for the wet towel is a good idea)
  • Pillowcase (pillow - optional)
  • Sleeping bag
  • Warm pyjamas
  • All luggage and all clothes MUST be clearly labelled
  • Plastic bag (to pack dirty clothes in)

Snow gear is included in the cost of the excursion. However, students will need goggles, beanie and waterproof gloves for the day at the snow.

Please ensure you have made the necessary payments to the office to allow your child to participate in this fantastic event. Final payments should be made by Wednesday 22nd July 2022.

Thank you,

Mrs Surplice

Canteen Lunch Pack for Athletics Carnival

The canteen is offering students a special lunch pack for our upcoming Athletics Carnival. Students will receive an order form or orders can be placed via the FlexiSchools app.

Kindergarten Farm Excursion

On the 31st of May, Kindergarten students and teachers went on their excursion to Calmsley Hill Farm. The students were so excited to go on their first excursion!

While at Calmsley Hill Farm, students were taken on a tour of the farm by some wonderful farmers. Our informative farmers showed us many of the farm animals and we learnt lots of new facts about different farm animals. We went on a fun and bumpy tractor ride, milked a cow and patted lots of different farm animals in the farmyard nursery.

The Kindergarten students really enjoyed learning about all of the farm animals and getting to experience what a real life farm is like.

Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability (NCCD)

Every year, all schools in Australia participate in the Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability (NCCD). The NCCD process requires schools to identify information already available in the school about supports provided to students with disability. These relate to legislative requirements under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 and the Disability Standards for Education 2005, in line with the NCCD guidelines (2019).

Information provided about students to the Australian Government for the NCCD includes:

  • year of schooling
  • category of disability: physical, cognitive, sensory or social/emotional
  • level of adjustment provided: support provided within quality differentiated teaching practice, supplementary, substantial or extensive.

This information assists schools to:

  • formally recognise the supports and adjustments provided to students with disability in schools
  • consider how they can strengthen the support of students with disability in schools
  • develop shared practices so that they can review their learning programs in order to improve educational outcomes for students with disability.

The NCCD provides state and federal governments with the information they need to plan more broadly for the support of students with disability.

The NCCD will have no direct impact on your child and your child will not be involved in any testing process. The school will provide data to the Australian Government in such a way that no individual student will be able to be identified – the privacy and confidentiality of all students is ensured. All information is protected by privacy laws that regulate the collection, storage and disclosure of personal information. To find out more about these matters, please refer to the Australian Government’s Privacy Policy (

Further information about the NCCD can be found on the NCCD Portal (

If you have any questions about the NCCD, please contact the school. 

Liverpool Zone Cross Country

Unfortunately, due to this rainy weather MRPS did not have our annual cross-country carnival. But don’t worry, it will be happening later in the year! We did however have each stage run a course to find the zone representatives for each age group. We had 52 students represent our school at Chipping Norton, competing against other schools in the Liverpool district. The students were all so well behaved and tried their very best. They had to run through thick mud, and they all ended up with some very soggy socks and shoes. 


Cold and Flu season has begun!

We kindly ask all families to donate a box of tissues to their child/ren’s classroom.

Thank you.

Enrol Now for Kindergarten 2023

If your child is born between 1st August 2017 - 31st July 2018  your child can enrol for  Kindergarten 2023. Please refer to the link below to start the enrolment process.

Fresh Start Canteen

To order your child's lunch from Fresh Start Canteen go to  You can also use the Flexischools app to order. All you need to do is register and then follow the prompts to place an order.

Alternatively your child can order directly at the canteen before school (cash payments only).

Fresh Start Canteen Menu

Before and After School Care

Marsden Road Public School has enlisted Kids United OSHC to run an Outside School Hours Care Program from the school hall. This includes 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.