MSC offers a wide range of SACE subjects and nationally accredited vocational certificate (VET) courses.
Parent ‘Meet the Mentor & Teacher’ Evening
Thursday 25 February, 5pm to 6pm
Upstairs in our 600 Building (see map)
At Marden Senior College we value our partnerships with family and caregivers and recognise that these positive connections support students to flourish as learners. The ‘Meet the Mentor & Teacher Evening’ is an opportunity for parent/caregivers to meet and greet your student’s teachers and mentor and to discuss how we can work together to support your student to achieve their SACE.
Your student has been allocated a mentor if they undertake the majority of their study at Marden Senior College. The mentor is a main contact person at the College for students and parents who will support the student and also monitor attendance and academic progress.
To support the logistical requirements and advice from SA Health please confirm your attendance here.
There will be an opportunity early in Term 2 for formal parent/teacher meetings to discuss student progress and information will be communicated closer to the date.
We look forward to meeting you.
Fruit fly restrictions in South Australia
The department of Primary Industries and Regions (PIRSA) has updated its information about fruit fly restrictions in South Australia.
This might change the types of fruit or vegetables you/your child can bring to school.
Our school is located in a red outbreak area.
If you live in the red outbreak area:
You/Your child must not bring any fresh fruit and vegetables on this list to school. This applies even if it has been cut up.
Instead, PIRSA has provided a list of alternative fresh fruit and vegetable options suitable for lunch and breaks.
If you live in the yellow suspension area OR green not impacted area
You/Your child can bring any type of fresh fruit or vegetable to school.
All fresh fruit or vegetables on this list must be eaten and disposed of at our school. These items cannot return home at the end of the day and will be disposed of safely at our school’s grounds.
Grated, dried, frozen, cooked or pureed fruit and vegetables of any kind are acceptable in any area.
We appreciate your cooperation as we help protect South Australia from fruit fly.
Welcome to the 2021 School Year
As the new Principal of Marden Senior College I extend a very warm welcome to parents/ caregivers and students. I am delighted with the 2020 SACE results and look forward to surpassing this in 2021. Congratulations to teachers and the graduating class of 2020 for these excellent results.
I am pleased that you and your student(s) have chosen Marden Senior College which is committed to providing high quality teaching and learning in SACE/VET programs with the aim to achieve outstanding results for all of our students.
Marden is acknowledged as a high performing innovative college that champions equity and success for all students. With your support, we will refer to our motto, ‘Your Pathway to Success” underpinned by the values of Excellence, Respectful Relationships and Diversity to ensure that Marden accelerates to the next level.
Parents/ caregivers are pivotal in supporting students to undertake the SACE and as such we value your participation and involvement. Successful SACE completion involves your student giving their best by attending all classes, engaging in the learning and completing all assignments set by the due date to a high standard. Together, with our commitment to provide high quality learning differentiated to individual needs and active parent / caregiver participation will propel us to achieve the success we seek.
I am privileged to lead Marden Senior College and look forward to working in partnership with you to support your student(s) to achieve their SACE.
Welcome again to Marden Senior College.
- Thursday 28 January 9.30-12.30: Orientation Day for all students
- Week beginning Monday 1 February: Lessons begin
- Monday 8 February: Spoken and Written English classes begin
- Thursday 25 February: Parent ‘meet the mentor’ evening
- Friday 5 March: Student free day
- Wednesday 7 April: Term 1 reports available
If you are interested in enrolling at Marden for 2021, please fill out our enquiry form and we will contact you to make an enrolment appointment.
Showcasing Visual Arts, Design, Textiles, Photography and Screen and Media works from the Students of 2020.
View the 4 videos below by clicking on the playlist button.
Our Term 4 issue of Marden Matters is now available to read here!
Page last updated Tuesday 12 January 2021
Marden Senior College remains open and operating as usual. The Department for Education and SA Health will inform anyone who needs to self-isolate due to ongoing contact tracing.
Appropriate practices have been employed at the college to provide a safe working environment for students and school staff. Like other workplaces, the following advice applies.
Stay home if you’re sick
It’s important that students and staff who are unwell stay at home and recover to avoid the spread of illnesses (not just COVID-19). Now is not the time to soldier on. People are also advised to get tested if they have symptoms (even if mild).
If a student becomes unwell with flu-like symptoms while at school, their parents/carers will be contacted immediately, and infection control practices will be enacted.
Follow self isolation and quarantine directions
South Australia has clear directions in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19 that may require people to self-isolate or self-quarantine. For updates and the latest advice go to covid-19.sa.gov.au.
- People arriving from overseas or high risk interstate areas are often required to self-quarantine for 14 days.
- People in South Australia are required to self-isolate if they:
- are waiting for their COVID-19 test result
- have been advised by SA Health that they are a close contact of a confirmed COVID-19 case
- have tested positive for COVID-19
Maintain physical distancing
Adopting practical physical distancing measures by keeping 1.5 metres distance from others wherever, and whenever possible. Avoid hugging and kissing and swap handshakes for a wave.
Practise good hygiene
Practising good hygiene is the first step in preventing the spread of disease. All students and staff should:
- Wash their hands regularly using soap, particularly after using the toilet and before eating. Use alcohol based hand sanitisers, available on site, as an alternative.
- Cover a cough or sneeze with a tissue or arm.
- Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth.
To make school as safe as possible increased daily site cleaning in place and adequate supplies of soap, hand sanitiser, tissues and surface wipes are available.
In line with the most recent COVID-19 Update received from the Department for Education regarding guidelines for school events:
“ceremonies held off-site at private venues are now capped at 100”.
We have regretfully made the decision to cancel the 2020 Marden Senior College Presentation Ceremony.
This decision was not taken lightly but due to the restrictions on gatherings it is unable to proceed.
Our congratulations go out to all graduating students and those receiving an academic award. All certificates will be mailed out in due course.
We wish students all the best for your future and thank them for their contribution to Marden Senior College.
Due to an unforeseen issue occurring on a statewide basis, the SACE Board electronic exam system for the Psychology exam became inaccessible.
According to the SACE Board, all students will receive a derived result for the exam.
For more information from the SACE board, view here.