It’s a very busy time at the moment with school activities, assessments and co-curricular activities on. I commend everyone for their hard work and cheerful dispositions as we near the end of the term.
Congratulations to our MAADI girls, coaches and parents. What a magnificent week, with our first ever medal - congratulations Ruby Leverington! A wonderful experience was had by all and I am proud of how well Marsden was represented. Read about it here.
A quick heads up that we will be getting some video footage shot around the school on Monday morning (10 April), including a full school assembly shot. Can you please ensure your daughter is in correct uniform on the day, with hair tied back, no nail polish and regulation jewellery only.
Term 2 is looking no less busy and this is also a time when we have a number of open and information events on. If you know of families interested in Marsden please let them know we are holding an Open Day on Sunday 7 May, between 2pm and 4pm. And on 14 June we are repeating our very successful Bring a Friend/Experience Marsden Day, where your daughter is invited to bring a friend (who is interested in coming to Marsden) to school for the day. External students who do not know anyone at school are welcome too and will be given a buddy for the day.
For you, our parents and caregivers, we thought you might like to come and see your daughter and the school in action too, and take the opportunity to have a look at what other year groups do. You are invited to ‘Welcome Wednesday’ on Wednesday 17 May, any time between 8.45am and 12pm. Just come to the Main Reception to sign in and you can then choose to look around on your own, or if you prefer, a student can show you around.
Lastly we are holding Year 7 and 9 Information Evenings in early May too, please see your year group notices for more details. Note also that our Year 7 and 9 Scholarships for 2018 are available to current students and applications close on 18 May.
Have a well-deserved, relaxing holiday break. Our next newsletter will come out on the last Friday of the holidays.
PS if you know of anyone with a Preschooler turning 3 ½ soon please let them know we have places coming up next term, as some of our older tamariki are heading off to school. Marsden Preschool is for boys and girls and we accept the 20 hours ECE subsidy. Interested families are welcome to come for a tour and spend some time in Preschool with their child!