Notices: Years 11-13

2022 Production: A Variety Show

This year's production is a variety show. The first part is a one act play about an amateur theatre group whose lead character loses her voice an hour before their show starts, and the drama that ensues in trying to solve the problem. This is followed by a variety show, with items by our talented students, including songs, dances and musical performances.

The show nights are:
Wednesday 25 May
Thursday 26 May

At 7.30pm in the Marsden Auditorium.

Tickets can be purchased through this link.

Your tickets will be emailed to you and you may print them or show them on your phone at the door. Should you require wheelchair access to the Auditorium, please email in advance of the night you wish to attend. Seats are not allocated and doors will open at 7pm each night. We will be complying with all government regulations applicable at the time of the performance - masks are strongly recommended for audience members.  

Lolly bags will be available for sale in the foyer. Cash sales only.

Drinks with Paula Wells

We are delighted to invite all Marsden parents (Preschool to Year 13) to

on Wednesday 8 June 7pm – 9pm
in the main foyer, Te Manawa o te Kura

This is a chance to mingle and meet Paula, Board Chair, Juliet Dobson, and mix with other parents for drinks, nibbles and a long overdue catch up, it's been a while and we couldn't be more excited!

RSVP (for catering purposes) by Monday 6 June

There is no charge for this event.  Current COVID regulations will apply.

ICAS Competitions 2022

We are delighted to inform you that we will be offering the world-renowned ICAS competitions this year.  The testing will be in August. You should have received an email this week with details on how to enrol your child for the ICAS tests. 

What is ICAS? 
ICAS is an online academic competition that is designed to assess students’ higher order thinking and problem-solving skills in English, Mathematics, Science and Digital Technologies.  

Each assessment celebrates students’ accomplishments by providing opportunities for recognition and development. Every student who participates will receive a printed certificate and an online results report. Top performers will be eligible for medals.  

We encourage you to consider entering your child into ICAS this year.  
More information about the ICAS competitions can be found here: ICAS Assessments

Year 12/13 Careers at Marsden

Please see our Careers Information page on My Marsden, which is updated weekly, for the latest details and dates of upcoming events, and links to many relevant websites. 

This week there is new information about New Zealand Defence Force experience for the air force and army,  how to book tours at any of Massey’s campuses nationwide, an amazing GirlBoss opportunity and the Massey Manawatu STEM courses open day.  

Snapper on Rail

Following the successful Johnsonville Snapper on Rail pilot, Metlink are now entering the next phase of the trial. The next phase is to remove Monthly Passes, 10-trip and single trip tickets purchased from Metlink retailers or ticket offices at Wellington station and replace these with Snapper by 1 July 2022. Single trip tickets can still be purchased with cash on-board. Students have Snapper enabled on their school ID cards.

Marsden Physiotherpy Clinic

The Marsden Physiotherapy Clinic is back up and running on Mondays 8am-10.30am in the Old Gym, PE Office.

If you would like to make an appointment please email either Eliott, or Caitlin, to book your time. 

This is a free service for students. As it is covered by ACC it must be an injury that has come about from an accident only eg: playing sport, tripping over etc.

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact Eliott or Caitlin.

School Yearbook - Te Kura 2021

The 2021 edition of our school yearbook, Te Kura, has arrived! It's looking fantastic and is a lovely snapshot of the year that was. Many thanks to Philly Gordon for all her hard work on this. 

The eldest child in each family should have been given a copy of Te Kura and the fee will be added to your disbursements. This is the school yearbook for 2021 so will only be given to those who attended Marsden last year. If your child was not here in 2021 but you would like to purchase a copy, please let us know.

Winter Project 2022

Winter Project is back again for 2022 and collecting items to help those in need this Winter. They are looking for preloved, clean, warm clothing items in good condition. These can be anything like scarves, beanies, gloves, blankets, jerseys, tops, jackets, raincoats, puffers, warm pants or shoes! There's a box at reception to drop items off. See the attached for more details. Thank you so much for your help! 

Karori Anglican/Te Korōria

You will have noticed a large construction site across the main Karori Road. Karori Anglican, our neighbours, are creating a new space, Te Korōria, to support whānau in the community. It will be right across the pedestrian crossing from our Karori Road gate. 

Te Korōria will have a café space, indoor play space, as well as providing counselling services, and will be operating on a social enterprise model which will see profits reinvested into the community.

This is an exciting new development which will be completed in early 2023, and Marsden is delighted to be supporting it. To find out more about Te Korōria, head to

Term Dates 2022

Please find our 2022 term dates here.


The Marsden School uniform is available from NZ Uniforms. Their store is located at 168 Thorndon Quay, Wellington, phone (04) 238 4727. The store’s business hours are Monday – Friday 9am – 5.00pm, and Saturday 9am – 4pm. Uniform can also be viewed and ordered online. For first fittings making an appointment is recommended.

We have a second-hand uniform Facebook group, ‘Marsden Uniform Resale’, where good quality pre-loved uniform is offered for sale to Marsden parents and caregivers. This is only open to Marsden parents and caregivers and you need a Facebook login to access it.


Please notify the school by 8.30am of your child's absence or lateness.  Please email or call 476 8707 and choose the option for Absences.  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.