Marrickville High School

Our school context at October 2018

School name: Marrickville High School

School code: 8540

Number of students: 406

Principal: Arety Dassaklis

Director Educational Leadership: Virginia Pacey

Principal Network: Marrickville

Our funded school initiatives

Initiative 1

Funding the employment of a computer coordinator for one day a week as well as subscription to online learning programs that support and extend student learning. Funds are used to enhance teaching and learning through the purchase of technology and software programs, literacy and numeracy resources and the employment of a science lab assistant.

Impact and achievements

The use of ICT in teaching and learning has led to increased engagement and strong growth in literacy and numeracy. A lab assistant was employed to support the teaching of STEM, resulting in students being provided with more practical and engaging learning activities.


Initiative 2

Funds are used to employ a Community Engagement Officer who engages with local primary schools and the wider community.

Impact and achievements

A Community Engagement Officer was employed whose focus is engaging the local primary school community.


Initiative 3

Further funds are directed to student engagement programs as well as supporting teams with the implementation of the school plan projects.

Impact and achievements

  • A range of opportunities has been provided for Stage 3 students and parents to participate in, resulting in increased Year 7 enrolments over the last 2 years.
  • A non-teaching allocation was provided to the Wellbeing Coordinator improving support for students with special needs.
  • Proactive whole school and individual programs designed and implemented resulting in above average attendance rates.

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