Notices: Years 11-13

URGENT re: Big Sing

The tickets for the evening concerts this year on 18 and 19 June are available through TicketMaster, not Ticketek this year.

Swainson Memorial Music Competition - Tuesday 7 August at 7:30pm

Please click this link  if your daughter is interested in entering the Swainson Memorial Music Competition in August this year. This is a superb evening and a highlight of the musical year. The registration form must be returned to the Office by Wednesday 4 July.   

These are the awards given on the evening, as well as two Highly Commended prizes.  

Betty Swainson Memorial Prize for Musical Performance This was established in Centenary Year, 1978 and is open to a Marsden Year 7 - 13 student in recognition of her outstanding performance at the Swainson competition.  The recipient receives a book at Prizegiving and the Director of Music award of $100.   

Nell Clere Music Scholarship Kathleen Clere (Nell) was a past pupil and music teacher at Marsden.  She helped establish the Old Girls’ Association with Miss Baber and in 1936 was its second president.  Her interest and support in the school and its endeavors remained with her all her life.  This scholarship is valued at $1,000 and is awarded annually by the Old Girl’s Association to a student from Years 7 – 12 who shows considerable potential.  The scholarship will enable the recipient(s) to continue musical studies while at Marsden. 

MARSDEN UNIFORM SHOP Part-time Assistant required

We are seeking a part-time assistant to join our small friendly team in the Uniform Shop (located in Marsden Village, Karori).  The Marsden Uniform Shop is the sole supplier of uniforms for Samuel Marsden Collegiate School. 
The fixed hours of work during term time will be: 
Mondays              8.00am – 9.00am and 12.00pm – 5.00pm         
Wednesdays        12.00pm – 5.00pm 

Please note:  additional hours will be required in Term 1, Term 4, one day for a few hours in the school holidays and occasionally on Saturdays. 

Duties will include the following:
Maintaining and presenting the stock for sale 
Assisting customers
Able to work alone at times 
Provide good customer service  
Other duties as requested by the Uniform Shop Manager (significant additional hours are required in week before Term 1 begins)  

Experience in a retail environment is preferred, including knowledge of MYOB and EFTPOS. 

If this position is of interest, please forward a CV and covering letter to the Principal’s EA Alison McManus via email:   Applications for the position close on Wednesday 20 June at 4.00pm.

Learn To Row Programme

The LTR programme is going to be slightly different this year compared to previous seasons. Please have a read of the information here and get in contact with Rachel if you have any questions! Taster sessions will be running throughout August so come down to the Wellington Rowing Club and see what rowing is all about! Dates will be confirmed towards the end of the July holidays and we hope to see as many of you there as possible.

Buddy Holly

Wellington College is performing ​​The Buddy Holly Story in the last week of Term 2, and three of our senior students are involved. Please click on this link for more information and to purchase tickets.

Yoobee School of Design School Holiday Courses

The following courses are being offered at Yoobee in the July holidays. They are open to students from Year 9-13. 
Digital Painting 16-19 July, 9.00m-3.00pm $210.     
Editorial Graphic Design 9-11 July, 9.00am-3.00pm $210     
Game Art &Development 9-12 July or 16th-19th July, 9.00am-3.00pm $280     
Digital Illustration 9-10 July, 9.00am-3.00pm $140     
Photography Techniques 10-13 July, 9.00am-3.00pm $280     
Film Production 16-19 July, 9.00am-3.00pm $280     
Introduction to InDesign 17-18 July, 9.00am-3.00pm $170     
Digital Character Sculpting 11-13 July, 9.00am-3.00pm $210      
3D Animation in Maya 17-19 July, 9.00am-3.00pm $210 

NASA Scientist talk

Attached is information about a NASA talk. There are 2 NASA scientists coming to Wellington to talk about space science and technologies. The evening is on 20 June at the James Cook Hotel and starts at 5:30pm.Tickets are $25 for an adult or $20 for a student.

Year 13 Mothers Drinks – Monday 18 June

Mothers of Year 13 students are invited to drinks and nibbles in the foyer.  This is for Mums only.  Please use the online registration to let us know if you are able to attend or not - we'd love for you to join us:There is a 'No I can't make it' option on the registration form.

Online registration 

If you have any queries please contact Jo Sherlock  .  Contact Jo Sherlock for more details:

Artist in Residence Invitation

You are cordially invited to the opening of the Artist in Residence exhibition on Tuesday 26 June 6.00pm - 7.30pm.  Please see the attached invitation.

Year 11 and Year 13 History trip to Anne Exhibition

On Tuesday 19 June Mrs Crawford’s Level 1 and Mr French’s Level 3 History classes will attend the Anne Frank exhibition at the Dominion Museum (Pukeahu), during their double history period.  Mr French's Level 1 class will also visit the exhibition in their double period on Friday 22 June.  Students will meet their History teacher outside the main entrance to the museum at 8.45am.  They will then be shown around this amazing display.  At 10am they will leave the museum and return to school by shuttle.  Students will be back at school in time for their period 3 classes.  Please contact Chris French on if you have any questions.

Celebrating Cultural Success

Has your daughter had some success in her music, dance, drama or public speaking in or out of school?  If so, please email details and a photo if possible to so that we can celebrate her achievements.

Careers and University News

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

Marsden Friends of Football Movie Night

Marsden Friends of Football will be holding their Annual Fundraiser for Football.  We are excited to be hosting MAMMA MIA II at the Penthouse on Thursday, 2nd August ~ a perfect night out if you enjoy a feel-good movie, with great music and company.  For more information and to book your tickets please see here.