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Sport has always been an enjoyable and integral part of my life and that of my family. I am a big advocate of both organised and recreational sport, for the obvious health and well-being benefits it brings to groups and individuals and because it is not always easy. Sport in most forms will build resilience and trying new things, pushing ourselves and showing tenacity are fundamental to our growth. This applies to ourselves as it does to our girls. As a parent and teacher on many a sideline and now as supporter of all the girls in the Marsden family, I continue to see the benefits of hard work, team work, disappointment and joy.

I believe that equally prioritising academic progress and personal development is critical and sport is part of this equation. I am thoroughly enjoying supporting our students in their endeavours, from rowing, athletics and at sports festivals, to dragon boating, cricket and our other summer sports. With recent sports trials we are already looking forward to the winter codes too.

We encourage all our girls to take up a sport to learn sportsmanship, commitment and the value of a healthy active lifestyle. I know sport comes more naturally to some students but with many sporting opportunities and our on-site gym, we hope there is something for every girl to try.

We teach our girls to be gracious winners and good losers and the role modelling I have seen has been outstanding, from a group of our Year 9s helping with the Year 3 Sports Festival to senior students helping run our programmes. Old Girl Ruby Straugheir (Year 13, 2016) has shown real grit winning gold in the junior and bronze in the senior Auckland weightlifting champs. She is off to the Oceania competitions, a great 'next step' for a focused and committed athlete. Similarly, Rachel Gamble-Flint our Director of Rowing is leading by example; she is planning to row 13 hours across the Cook Strait with three other women to raise funds and awareness for mental health.  

At Marsden the girls are also privileged to have access to expert coaches and teachers to guide them and we are able to foster talent through our centres of excellence. My strong advice to all girls is to make the most of these opportunities. Last but definitely not least thank you for your support of the girls’ sporting endeavours, I know a lot of time and effort goes on behind the scenes! Enjoy the outdoors this weekend.

Narelle Umbers

PS We look forward to welcoming families interested in a Marsden education to our Open Morning next Friday 23 March, please feel free to extend the invitation to anyone you know may be interested in the Preschool, Primary or Upper schools.

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You can still buy a tile for the foyer
With the staircase and Honours Board providing a strong link to the past, the foyer is an inspiring space, the heart of our school.
For just $500, you can buy a tile for the foyer floor and pave the way for the generations of wonderful young women who will cross this threshold.  Buy a tile
Marsden has a vibrant and active Parents' Association. 
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For information on what we do, our committee members and the Marsden Leavers' Ball or read our latest Newsletter see our MPA pages
Normal Uniform Shop hours (during term) are:
Monday: 8 – 9am and 12 noon – 5pm
Wednesday:   12noon – 5pm
2nd hand uniform can be dropped off at school with a completed 2nd hand form at anytime during office hours.
Contact our Uniform Shop Manager, Vijay Raj by email 
or phone 04 476 8479

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