At Marsden State School we provide a range of extra-curricular activities to cater for the diverse needs and interests of our students and the wider community.
Camps and Excursions
Camps are offered to all students in Year 4 and Year 6.
Incursions and Excursions
Incursions and excursions are organised through out the year by Year Level teachers. All incursions and excursions are linked to the curriculum programs and are used to enhance the students' learning and understanding of the subject and concepts being taught. All students are encouraged to participate in the incursions and excursions offered for their year level.
Depending on students' interest, available programs, competitions and other current initiative, school-based academic extension or interest groups are offered. These groups currently include:
- STEM club,
- Maths Team Challenge,
Pick of the Crop Program
In 2020, we were successful in our application to be part of the Pick of the Crop initiative. Pick of the Crop is a healthy eating program bringing Queensland state primary schools and farmers together to promote eating vegetables and fruit to students.
In 2021, we were selected as one of two state primary school in South East Region to provide a Queensland Government established Homework Centre. Our Homework Centre will provide a supervised and suitable learning environment in which students can complete their homework before they go home. As spaces are limited, students must be registered before they can attend.
Sports Days for the junior years (Prep-Year 2) and the senior years (Year 3-6) are held every year and include a range of field and running events. Students also have the opportunity to participate in a Cross-country event early in the year.
Students in Year 5 and 6 are able to participate in interschool sports as part of the Gala Sports Program. This program usually occurs in Semester One and involves students to traveling to other venues to play against other teams.
A Sporting Enhancement Program is offered by our PE Specialist teachers to selected students. This program helps students to refine their sporting skills and expertise.
Instrumental Music Teachers visit our school to implement our Instrumental Music Program. Our Instrumental Music Program consists of a Strings Program, a Woodwind Program (Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Flute), a Brass Program (Trumpet) and a Percussion Program (General percussion and Bass Guitar). Our String Program is offered to Year 3 to 6 students and our Brass, Woodwind and Percussion Programs are offered to students in Year 4 to 6.
Other activities are offered throughout the year. Some of these activities include:
- Special Parades (e.g. Leadership Presentation, ANZAC Day, NAIDOC Parade)
- Book Week events
- Yarn and Eat
- Student Council Fundraising and other events
Students participate in a range of activities through out the year to help them to develop an understanding of the diverse range of cultures that enrich our school community and some of the special days that are celebrated by these cultural groups.
Our Cultural Hub – Jimbelungare Ngumbin – provides a dedicated learning space for students to learn about significant cultural events that are important to our community. The parent community is notified when the Cultural Hub has a display and are invited to visit at a dedicated time.
Our Cultural Club provides cultural experiences three afternoons a week where students are taught various Indigenous cultural practices, such as gardening in Durithunga, dance, art, music, cooking, and craft.
Please contact the school office or the P&C if that is another extra-curricular activity or event you believe we should offer or acknowledge.