Marrickville High School Leadership Masterclass

Leadership Masterclass Western Sydney University

Eight Marrickville High School students participated in a Leadership Masterclass coordinated by The Academy at Western Sydney University. The Academy is a program that challenges young people to think differently, uncover their passions, cultivate their leadership skills and become engaged and informed members of their community as citizen scholars. The Leadership Masterclass provided students with activities focused on: critical thinking collaboration project-based learning. They explored issues in their schools and local communities... Read more

MHS Shakespeare Carnival 2018

Marrickville High School use STEAM to engage students in Shakespeare   

Marrickville High School is using unique cross-curricular teaching techniques in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths) to engage students in Shakespeare as part of its inaugural Shakespeare Carnival held on Friday 11th May. Drama teacher Zan Cross said, "The Shakespeare Carnival gives our students the opportunity to celebrate and explore the works of William Shakespeare in unique ways and to encourage the growth of creative arts at Marrickville High School". In preparation for the carnival, selected students in... Read more

Are you the Game Changer we're looking for?

Education Week will be a game changer

Excursions to the moon, teleporting between classes, face recognition roll call or a school without bell times or walls – the school of the future is only limited by your imagination. That is the message from the organisers of an exciting new challenge being launched today in the lead up to Education Week 2018. The inaugural Game Changer Challenge will showcase the theme of this year's Education Week, Today's schools – creating tomorrow's world, which highlights how NSW public schools are equipping young people with the skills and capabilities... Read more

Term 2 Back to School Date

For all students, teachers and office staff, last day of Term 1 is Friday, 13 April, 2018. Term 2 commences on Tuesday, 1 May 2018. Marrickville High School wishes our school community a happy and safe school holiday.... Read more

Marrickville High School in Action Tour

Prospective families are invited to attend a Marrickville High School in Action Tour on: When: Tuesday 22nd May Time: 9.10am - 9.40am Where: Northcote Street, Marrickville Contact: 02 9569 2444 Bookings are essential. Numbers limited to 12. For more information and to reserve a spot visit the website Read more

Year 9 MHS Duke of Edinburgh Team

Marrickville High School 2018 Duke of Edinburgh Team

Meet Marrickville High School's 2018 Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award Team. These motivated year 9 students have begun completing their required hours in skill, service and physical activity components. Some of the activities they are undertaking include a range of weekend sports, volunteering within our Social Inc program, practising in school music bands and attending homework centre. The students have made a very positive start to the award, and it's great to see them taking ownership over their extracurricular activities. Next term, they... Read more

Marrickville High School Sport Stars

Marrickville High School Sporting Stars

Soccer and swimming success for sporting stars Marrickville High School is celebrating the recent success of two of our high-performing athletes and wishing them luck in upcoming events. Vanessa Langford (Year 9) will be competing in the U15 Girls Breaststroke at the upcoming NSW Combined High Schools Swimming Championships. David Retes Mayo (Year 12) is part of the Sydney East soccer team that will be competing in the NSW Combined High Schools Boys Football Championships in June and will be vying for a spot in the NSW state team. Both Vanessa... Read more

Anthony Albanese MP visits MHS students

Anthony Albanese visits Marrickville High School

Phase two of the stunning installation on the Sydenham Fence was officially opened by Anthony Albanese MP. Marrickville High School P&C commissioned this artwork as part of the "Inside Out" project that aims to change the facade of our school to match the vibrancy within. The fence art was designed by artist Nuha Saad in collaboration with Marrickville High School students in 2016. It reflects three aspects - the journey and exploration students take going through high school, the geography of the Cooks River near where the school... Read more

Marrickville High School screening School of Rock

Moonlight Movies @ Marrickville High School

Marrickville High School is screening the classic "School of Rock" for Moonlight Movies outdoor open air cinema on Friday 6th April 2018. Entrance from Centennial Street Gates open at 6pm for pre-show and food Movies starts at 7.30pm Movie ends 9.10pm Gates close 9.30pm Online tickets $10 single or $40 for a family 4+. To purchase visit: Dinner available $5.00. A choice of chicken, souvlaki, falafel or sausage with salad, dips and sauces. Plus plenty of drinks, hot chocolate and cinema snacks including popcorn,... Read more

Shakespeare Workshop

Bell Shakespeare Actors run Drama Workshop

Actors from Sport for Jove and Bell Shakespeare ran a workshop for students in Years 7 - 10 today in preparation for the MHS inaugural Shakespeare Carnival in May. Students will demonstrate their talent and understanding of William Shakespeare on the day of the carnival as part of a whole school performance. Students will then have the opportunity to compete at regional and state levels against other schools.... Read more

COMMUNICATION - Parent Portal Live

From the Wednesday 14 March 2018 the school will be using Sentral ‘student and Parent Portal' (website) for all communication. The Portal, hosted by 'Sentral' provides both parents and students discreet information about each child's progress in our school and direct communication with school and parent, parent and teacher and student and teacher via a portal (website) and smart phone app (currently only available to parents). All students have been granted access to their student portal at the start of 2018. They log onto their portal using... Read more


Dear Parent/Guardian After a period of observation, the traffic situation on Northcote Street, both at the start and the end of the school day continues to remain unsafe. After careful consideration the following will come into effect from Monday 12th March 2018: The pedestrian gate on Northcote Street will be locked in the mornings and afternoons. Students will enter and exit the school via the Yabsley Avenue and Centennial Avenue gates. Parents who drive their children to school are advised they cannot enter the staff carpark (except... Read more

School in Action Tours

School in Action Tours

School in Action Tours Thank you to the many families that attended our recent Open Night. We are also running School in Action Tours, these involve taking families through the school on an ordinary school day. Numbers are limited so bookings are essential. Wednesday 7th March 9.00am - 9.45am Thursday 8th March 9.15am - 10.00am Tuesday 13th March 9.00am - 9.45am Wednesday 14th March 9.00am - 9.45am Bookings essential visit Read more

Theme: Today's schools – creating tomorrow's world

EdWeek 2018 - theme and dates announced

This year's Education Week will be held from Monday 6 August to Friday 10 August 2018 (Term 3, Week 3). The theme for Education Week is ‘Today's schools – creating tomorrow's world'. This theme communicates how NSW public schools are equipping young people with the skills and capabilities they need to thrive in a rapidly changing, globalised world. Video: Mark Scott announces theme for EdWeek 2018 You tube video: Read more

Marrickville High School 2017 Year in Review

We wish our parents, teachers, staff, and community a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Let's look back on a busy 2017 full of fun, friendship and learning at Marrickville High School. You tube video: Read more

Back to School Dates 2018

We look forward to seeing our students refreshed and ready to learn on: Year 7 - Tuesday 30th January. Year 11 and 12 - Tuesday 30th January. Year 8 - 10 - Wednesday 31st January.... Read more

MHS Open for Summer Holidays

Looking for green space, cricket pitches, and basketball o enjoy over the school holidays? Come to MHS, we are opening our grounds for our community to enjoy. Open hours are from 8am to 6pm from 23 December to the end of the school holidays in late January.... Read more

Highly Commended Essay Contest

Australia-Japan Relations Essay Contest - Highly Commended

MHS Year 10 student Mahsa, was presented with a Highly Commended Award for her entry in the Australia-Japan Relations Essay Contest for NSW and NT School Students. The Consul-General of Japan in Sydney, Mr Keizo Takewaka, hosted the ceremony at the Consul-General's Official Residence in Bellevue Hill on Wednesday 6 December 2017. In the senior division, students were asked to respond to the question: Japan is due to host the Rugby World Cup in 2019 and the Olympic Games in 2020. What are some of the lessons Japan can learn from Australia's own... Read more

Morning tea at Government House for Soroptimist

Morning Tea at Government House

Two outstanding Year 12 Marrickville High School students Sarah and Bilkisu attended morning tea at Government House on behalf of Soroptimist International. Earlier this year the students were awarded an $800.00 education grant for excellent dedication to their studies. Soroptimist International is committed to girls and women achieving to their full potential.... Read more

Flyer for School in Action Tours 2017

MHS School in Action Tours - Full

Considering high school choices for your child? A 'School in Action' tour gives parents a sneak peak into student life at Marrickville. View our facilities, visit classrooms and hear from Principal Arety Dassaklis. Places are limited to 15, so bookings are essential. To register visit Read more

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