Enrichment and Extension
Students who are gifted and/or talented in one or more domains are present in every school. At Marsden State School, our curriculum is extended to a level that reflects individual student strengths, across a wide range of domains. This can occur through students engaging in a range of problem solving tasks using sophisticated creative and critical higher order thinking strategies across the curriculum. This enables students to become confident, independent learners reaching their full potential.
At Marsden State School, identified students have the opportunity to develop and apply their knowledge, thinking skills and attitudes on topics of personal interest through participating in a range of tailored extension and enrichment programs. Students also have the opportunity to work with other students and teachers to enrich their knowledge through a range of extra curricula activities.
Our Expert Teaching Team – A Collaborative Approach
A collaborative and collective effort is our standard way of working at Marsden. On CP days, when students are engaged in specialist lessons (e.g. Health, PE, Music, Media, STEM etc.), our teachers work collaboratively in teams to plan the best possible learning experiences for students. In this dedicated PLC time each fortnight, teachers discuss which aspects of the curriculum should be a focus for the term, develop 'check in' assessments (used across the cohort), and create plans for targeted interventions (tier 2) for those students that need more time or instruction to attain proficiently in the selected aspects of the curriculum.
In addition to the learning students undertake throughout their daily lessons, Marsden State School provides a wide range of extra-curricular opportunities for students. These include: Wakakirri, school musicals, Glee Club, skipping club, ICT student leaders, photography club, inter-school sport, STEM club.