Notices: Years 7-10

Netball Final

Senior A will be playing against St Marys in the final of the Regional Secondary Schools Netball League.

The game is on Monday 26 August, 7:40pm at the ASB Sports Centre, Kilbirnie, on Court 10.  Please come and support our girls.


Parents/students Learn to Row information evening Wednesday 28 August, Sheppard Wake/ South Studio, 6pm. Please see the attached flyer for more rowing information, including training sesssions times and dates.

Any queries please contact SMRC’s Director of Rowing and Coach Pedro Figueira

Year 8 Tree Planting for Service for the William PIke Challenge

On Thursday 29 August, the Year 8 students will be helping the Wellington City Council plant trees. 

8HZ will be going periods 1-2 
8SH will be going periods 3-4 
8QT will be going periods 5-6. 

Tree planting is going to take place near the wind turbine in Brooklyn. The girls are to wear mufti, however, they will need to wear warm old clothes, a hat, waterproof jacket and gumboots (or old shoes). If you have gardening gloves at home, then these would be good to bring otherwise warm woolly gloves may be beneficial. If you would like to help on the day please contact:  
Tuesday 3 September is the postponement day.

Innovation Series Invitation

You are invited to attend our next Innovation Series talk. Our Year 6-9 students will be attending this event and students from other schools and interested adults are invited.  

Our innovator for September is Graci Kim, Korean-Kiwi author and diplomat who believes in the power of creativity and play. When not at work with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Graci writes young adult fiction about strong girls, full of dreams and hungry for magic. She is the creator of free website LoveatFirst Chapter and is also responsible for three technology start-ups: a social enterprise turning children’s drawings into real-life soft toys; an interactive children’s book app that reached No.1 in its first week and online cooking show ‘Graci In The Kitchen’, which reached almost a million viewers in its first year. 

Please find your invitation attached

Information Evening for Proposed International Trip to Borneo 2021

There will be an information evening for a proposed trip to Borneo in 2021 on Monday 9 September at 6pm in Sheppard Wake room.  This is open to Years 9-11 but any student that is interested in biology, ecology and conservation is welcome to attend.  Please see the attached letter for more details.

Cultural Awards Evening

Students who have been involved in activities such as music, drama, dance, debating, 'Godspell', speech and drama and Kapa Haka have been sent an invitation to the Cultural Awards Evening, held on Thursday 26 September at 7pm at school.

The invitation can be found here and RSVPs are due by Friday 20 September, by filling in the form at this link. Parents and family members are also most welcome to attend.  Students in these groups will be performing on the night: the Guitar Group, Altissime and Kapa Haka.  

ICAS Digital Technologies Competition

Please see the attached letter regarding the ICAS Digital Technologies competition being held on Tuesday 3 September.  Applications must be emailed to no later than Thursday 22 August.

ICAS Science Competition

Please see the attached letter regarding the ICAS Science competition being held on Wednesday 4 September.  Applications must be emailed to no later than Thursday 22 August.

School Exam Timetable

Please find attached the school exam timetable.  Make sure you and your daughter reads it carefully.

Karori Tunnel - Temporary Bus Stop Closure

Bus Stop #4319 ‘Karori Tunnel – Stop A’ will be closed from Monday 19 August until mid-late November. The stop is closed to enable bus hub construction works to take place. Unfortunately they are not able to install a temporary bus stop, therefore are recommending customers use bus stop #4320 on the Karori side of the tunnel as an alternative.

This will affect school bus routes 611, 612, 613, 618, 671, 677, 678, 684, 736, 737, 741, 764, 765, 768, 790 and 791.

Please contact the Metlink team on 0800 801 700 if you have any queries.

Sports Awards Nominations

Incredibly it is already that time of the year where we are wanting you to nominate yourselves for the 2019 Sports Awards. 

Click on this link and you will be directed to the Marsden Sports Awards page on the Sports website.  Please make sure you read all the criteria in each section before entering your nomination, then click on the appropriate underlined heading to direct you to the registration page eg. Junior Colours

All nominations must be submitted before the closing date of Sunday 16 September, no nominations will be accepted after this date.  

If you are unsure about anything please ask your parents to help fill in the form!

Marsden Friends of Football Newsletter

Please see the attached Marsden Friends of Football newsletter, taking particular note of the upcoming end of season fun event on Monday 16 September 4pm - 5.30pm.

Excellence in Sports Scholarships - for students new to Marsden

If you know of students interested in a Marsden education in Years 10-13 for 2020, who have achieved at a high level in their chosen sport, please feel free to let them know that our Excellence in Sports Scholarship applications are now open until 23 August, for further details see our website.

Temporary Vacancy at Marsden - Supervisor Marsden After School Club MASC - for 6 weeks in Term 4

We are looking for a stand-in supervisor at our after school club MASC from 14 October until 22 November to cover our current supervisor who will be away during this time. The hours are 2.45pm until 6.00pm Monday to Friday. The location is at the Marsden Primary School in Karori, Wellington. Applicants must be over 20 years in age. The position will be assisted by senior students. If you are interested or would like more information please contact Christine Barlow ph: 476 8707 or email:  

A Taste of Marsden Cookbook – Favourite Recipes Still Needed

The MPA project for a new edition of A Taste of Marsden Cookbook is well underway. We still need your help to meet our goal to have the new cookbook available to order in time for a Christmas delivery. We know there are some wonderful cooks out there and are calling for your favourite, tried and trusted recipes from our community.  The recipes will be tested by the dedicated recipe committee for selection. 

Please send us your favourite recipes to  Please include in the subject heading the recipe category and name of the dish.

Thank you also for recent offers of help - your contribution is very much appreciated! Never too late to join in, please feel free to contact Karin MacKinnon and the team at 

Proposed International School Trips for 2020 and 2021

If you are interested in learning what is proposed for our international educational offerings over the next two years, please see here.


Please notify the school by 8.30am of your child's absence or lateness.  Please email or ph: 476 8792 Ext 701.  You can also communicate your child's absence via the School App.  Messages may be left 24 hours a day.  Parents are asked not to request leave or time out of school for students during the term unless absolutely necessary.  If an absence is required the request should be made well in advance, in writing, to the Principal.  Dental and medical appointments and driving lessons should be made outside of school hours.  Leave requests for Primary School students need to be sent to the Director of Primary.

Yoobee School of Design - October Holiday Programmes

Yoobee School of Design are running short courses in the October school holidays on Digital Illustration, 2D Animation, Digital Painting, Film-making, Game Design and 3D Animation.

An online booklet with more information about the courses on offer, costs, timing and how to enrol is available here