Marrickville High School, NSW
The Poetry Object, 2017
Marrickville High School reflects the vibrant, multi-faceted nature of the Marrickville community. The school community is multicultural in nature but dedicated to one aim- maximising student achievement through the delivery of quality comprehensive education for all.
The school staff is dedicated to improving the outcomes of the students in their charge through ongoing individual professional learning plans. Their priorities align with school and faculty plans that reflect the goals of the school as determined by a dynamic process of consultation between staff, students and parents.
This three way partnership is built on the foundation of strong community connections and co-operation with our feeder schools that ensures students make a seamless transition to high school. When students leave school, our best practice careers program, our partnerships with The University of Sydney through the Compass program and UNSW through the Aspire program, and our links with the major Sydney TAFE colleges developed through integrated TAFE programs ensures they have the best possible start to tertiary education and their career pathway.
Rising poet and performer Ayeesha Ash will guide students in Years 9-10 on a unique journey of poetic translation.
Tapping into the Red Room Poetry Object learning resource, students will use poetry as a tool to explore the universe of hidden histories within their treasured belongings. A range of poetic devices will be introduced before budding poets embark upon a journey of poetic and linguistic translation.