Lakeside Challenge 2020

Last weekend, a selected group of students attended the YMCA centre in Windermere for the Lakeside Challenge, an intense outward bounds activity competition, involving schools from around the country and taking place over a number of weekends in February.

The students worked very hard late into Friday night and right through to Sunday lunchtime, learning new skills and representing the school to the highest standard.

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They were a credit to the school – well done to all who took part!

Year 9

Students will be bringing home their reports this afternoon. 

Included in your child’s report is a copy of their provisional Guided Choices. The Guided Choices evening is on Thursday 6th February from 6.00pm until 8.00pm. There will be a short talk in the auditorium at 6.00pm for pupils in MAR and at 6.45pm for DEN. Parents/carers and pupils

Yr 7- ‘Dove Marine Science Day’

On Thursday 12th March 2020, we have the opportunity for sixteen yr7 students to attend this event at the Dove Marine Laboratory, Cullercoats. The event is run by Newcastle University and will involve talks by marine scientists, a rocky shore investigation and an aquarium tour.
If your child is interested in attending this event,they will need to collect permission forms from either Mrs Vickers or Mr Jones and get them completed and returned as soon as possible.
The selection will be done on a first come, first served basis.

Standing Together for Holocaust Memorial Day

Monday 27th January is Holocaust Memorial Day.

Students at Marden High have been exploring this year’s theme, which is Stand Together,and have come up with easy strategies to help us all stand together against prejudice and discrimination.

HMD 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz – this is a significant milestone and is made particularly poignant by the dwindling number of survivors who are able to share their testimony. It also marks the 25th anniversary of the Genocide in Bosnia.

Students from the Debate Society will be speaking at the North Tyneside HMD Event on Friday 31st to remember the heroes of the Bosnian Genocide, as well as leading Personal Development lessons this week. Our School of Sanctuary group will be speaking in assemblies on the topic this week too, and our Reflection Time topic is Diversity.

Students attended a talk about the Holocaust during a recent PD lesson.

The Stand Together theme explores how genocidal regimes throughout history have deliberately fractured societies by marginalising certain groups, and how these tactics can be challenged by individuals standing together with their neighbours, and speaking out against oppression.

Today there is increasing division in communities across the UK and the world. Now more than ever, we need to stand together with others in our communities in order to stop division and the spread of identity-based hostility in our society.

Well done to all students who have played such an active role. For more information visit the Holocaust Memorial Day website.

Year 7 try something different!

On Thursday the 30th January, Year 7 are taking part in a well being day
focusing on trying something different. The ‘Tree of Knowledge’ will be
leading a session focusing on how the children can look after their well
being. Pupils will also select a pair of activities, from a range of ten,
to try something completely new!

Year 11 Parents Evening 2020

Year 11 Parents Evening Bookings are now available through our parent portal. The Parents Evening takes place on the 22nd January 2020, from 4pm until 6:30pm. The booking system will close at 4pm on 21st January 2020.

Pupils will be bringing reports home at the end of Friday

Instructions on how to make these bookings are here, and a direct link to the Parent Portal is here.

If you are unable to log in, then your username may have changed to your email address. If you find you can’t log in with your original username or your email address, you can request a password reset link to be sent to your registered email address by clicking the “Don’t know your password?” link on the Parent Portal homepage. If you still cannot log in, please email and we will assist you with logging on.

Year 9 Guided Choices

On Monday the 20th January Year 9 will be making their provisional choices
in form time. Please take time to look at the ‘learning’ section of the
website and the ‘guided choices’ section. Here you will find the options
booklet and the assembly presentations about each of the subjects.

Mrs Robson

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