Marsden Road Public School

Truth Without Fear

Telephone02 9602 5579

About our school

Marsden Road Public School was established in 1962 and is built on the traditional lands of the Cabrogal of the Darug Nation. The school serves a diverse community, 90% of whom come from a language background other than English. The school is proud of its varied multicultural population, with 48 cultural backgrounds represented. Approximately 18% of our total student enrolment is made up of people who have been through the refugee or refugee like experience. Approximately 40% of students with English as an Additional Language and/or Dialect have been speaking English for fewer than 3 years. These students are supported by additional specialist staffing. 1% of the student population identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander. The school holds high expectations for all students.

Our teachers are outstanding practitioners who implement effective teaching and learning programs based on evidenceinformed content and pedagogy. Explicit, systematic and sequential teaching of fundamental literacy and numeracy skills underpins all decisions made for our students. The school excels in collecting, analysing and applying student assessment data to drive the teaching and learning cycle. This allows for strategic differentiation at every level within the school.

The school takes pride in the Marsden Way - its Civics and Citizenship program that fosters moral and ethical values of respect, responsibility and resilience. Enrichment and extracurricular activities in the areas of creative arts, environmental education, sport, leadership and academics are provided for students throughout the year.

Our aim is for every student, every teacher and every leader, to continue to improve every year. This will be achieved through the implementation of strategic plans in the teaching of literacy and numeracy and targeted professional development for teachers.