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Marsden High School

Marsden High School

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English additional programs


At Marsden High School we understand the importance of developing the public speaking and reasoning skills of students from Years 7 to 12.

Marsden High school will be involved in the Premier's Debating Challenge and other competitions throughout the year. The Premier's Debating Challenge has 4 different state-wide age divisions: Years 5 and 6, Years 7 and 8, Years 9 and 10, and Years 11 and 12.

The English department will also be running workshops on public speaking and debating strategies.

Book expo

Students will develop a writing folio (over the course of a term) presented in print or digital form to explore a novel; this will form the basis of their expo display. Items included in the folio are a number of Blooms activities involving all aspects of differentiated approaches to learning.

On the day of the Book Expo students enjoy dressing up as the main character of their novel. Students are encouraged to find or make objects that are significant to this novel; a model of an object or scene from a description in the novel to add to there presentation.

Parents are encouraged to watch students "sell" their novel to all the visitors on the Book Expo Day.  To do this you have to remain in character, answer any questions about yourself (as the main character), and explain your exhibit.