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Excellence programs


In both sporting and academic life there are students who achieve at the highest possible level. Marsden has a proud history of extending our gifted and talented students. This unique opportunity is available through our internationally and nationally respected excellence in sport programs, our award winning exceptional learners program (ELP), our MAD student leadership program with corporate giant Bankwest and through our state of the art industry standard facilities in hospitality (kitchen) and trade training (centre).

Sports Excellence

Our Rugby League sports excellence program has seen many of our students go on to play at the elite level - on the national and international stage. Our football (soccer) program has also seen our students compete at the elite level - the program incorporates Certificate III Fitness credentials. Our growing sports excellence programs in basketball, girls touch/rugby league are now incorporated into the senior curriculum thus enabling more opportunities for students to excel.

Leadership Excellence

MAD stands for Make a Difference and it is the name of the school's student leadership program. MAD students INVEST their energy, thinking and time in working to make a real difference at Marsden - they work with teachers to grow their leadership skills and make the school community a better place for students and staff. Developing and extending students' leadership and thinking skills is at the core of the program. Our school's partnership with Bankwest has enabled the ELP and MAD students to participate in mentoring programs and unique corporate learning experiences that help challenge, motivate and inspire the students to think outside the box.

Academic Excellence
The Exceptional learners program (ELP) is a rigorous academic and leadership course that enables students to accelerate their teaching and learning experiences across Years 8, 9 and 10. Students are grouped into ELP classes with dedicated teachers and unique learning experiences - the aim is to challenge students to perform above and beyond what they think is possible. Identified students are also able to accelerate their ELP pathway by advancing early to the next year level including accessing specialised subjects from Years 11 and 12.