Notices: Years 7-10

Police message re Social Media Behaviour

Police are advising parents to keep a close eye on their children’s social media activity after a series of suspicious posts were made on community pages in Wellington and Auckland. Here is a link to the Wellington District Police Facebook post:   

Sports Awards Dinner

Sports Awards dinner is next Wednesday 24 October at the Harbourside Function venue.  Everyone needs to be seated by 6.15pm.  Full winter uniform is to be worn.

Old Girls’ Day

Old Girls’ Day is next Friday 26 October.  Old Girls that attended Marsden Year 10/4th Form in years ending with 8 (2008, 1998, 88, 78, 68 etc) this is your year to join us.  For more information and to register please see here.

Sports and Cultural Photos

Students should have received their photo order Shootkey Code from the photographers by now.  If they haven’t please contact  Follow the instructions to order photos before the due date to ensure free delivery to school.  When photos are delivered they will be distributed.

Marsden Creativity Challenge

As part of our suffrage celebration, all Year 7 to 10 students are being invited to respond creatively to the idea of women’s success and achievement in New Zealand, considering the question ‘Are we there yet?’  Each year group has a dedicated day when they will have four periods to work on their creative production.  An inspiration board has been set up in the music corridor to get them thinking.  They can work independently, in pairs or a small group to create something fabulous.  It could be musical, artistic, scientific, technological, a model, written, performed, worn – there are an infinite number of possibilities!  We look forward to seeing what our wonderfully creative students can make of this challenge.  We would love them to use the next couple of weeks to talk through some ideas at home and prepare any resources that they might need to create their wonderful ‘thing’ on the day.
Year 7 Creativity Challenge: 14 November 
Year 8 Creativity Challenge: 13 November 
Year 9 Creativity Challenge:  8 November                  
Year 10 Creativity Challenge: 9 November  

We hope they will have fun and think in fresh and creative ways.  We expect the bulk of the creation to happen at school on the day, but some preliminary work can happen at home – and they can finish off overnight if required.  We look forward to sharing their creativity with you all!

Movie Fundraiser

At the end of the year, Lottie Johnston will be traveling to Cambodia for two weeks through Projects Abroad on a service trip, where she will be teaching young children in schools of need.  In preparation for her trip, she will be hosting a movie fundraiser for the film 'A Star is Born' featuring Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper.  The film is an American romantic Drama remake of 'A Star is born 1937', which follows a musician who discovers and falls in love with a young singer.  You can watch the trailer here

The details for the film are as follows:  

When: Sunday 28 October  
Time: 7:00 for a 7:30 movie- there will be a raffle at the start.  
Where: Penthouse Cinema Brooklyn  Cost: $20- including ticket and lolly bag 
If you would like a ticket please email  

Marsden Innovation series Feat. Amazon

You, your friends, family and business colleagues are invited to the Marsden Innovation Series, an exciting new initiative, bringing innovative speakers to the school to address our Year 10-13 students, parents and the wider Marsden and business communities. 

Our first event on Monday 29 October features two highly engaging speakers, Jonathon Meichtry and MJ Scott, from the e-commerce giant Amazon. They have tailored a presentation exclusively for us, where they will share their story of the innovative culture at Amazon and the limitless possibilities if you dream big enough. The event will commence for visitors at 8.15am, with tea, coffee and something to eat, followed by the presentation in the Auditorium, with a finish time of 9.30am. 

Please find your invitation here and RSVP to for catering purposes. 

Knox Gilmer Award for Scientific Illustration Year 7-13

Students are invited and encouraged to enter hand painted or hand drawn scientific illustrations for this Award.  The illustrations may be a series of sketches, involve more than one specimen, be annotated, and in paint, pen or pencil (or a combination).  The scientific names of the species represented must be included.  Entries can be creative but the depictions of the plants and or animals must be accurate; the arrangement of them can be artistic.  Photographs and sculptures are not eligible.  Entries are due to Ms Bartsch or Mrs Gunn by Tuesday 30 October.

Uniform Shop

In the Uniform Shop’s endeavour to become a plastic free shop please don't forget to bring your re-usable bags.  Alternatively you can purchase a Marsden bag for $2.00.

Changes to 2019 Term Dates

Please note slight changes to 2019 term dates (in Terms 1 and 4): 
Term 1 Thursday 7 February – Friday 12 April 
Term 2 Monday 29 April – Friday 5 July 
Term 3 Monday 29 July – Friday 27 September 
Term 4 Monday 14 October – Friday 6 December