Marsden Parents' Association

Marsden has a vibrant and active Parents' Association.

To contact the Marsden Parents' Association email:
For up to date information check out the MPA Facebook page.
Read the latest WORD from Marsden or the MPA latest newsletter.

MPA Mission

  • develop a positive and welcoming climate for all parents
  • work closely with the school in meeting its current needs to support the interests, wellbeing and educational advancement of our students.
Marsden has a vibrant and active Parents' Association that runs various events at Marsden each year. Every parent is automatically a member and all help is really appreciated. MPA run events include:
  • Guest speakers
  • School Dances Y7-Y13 and the Primary Disco
  • Catering for Open Days, Carol Service supper
  • Specialty events such as Picnic on the Lawn, Dads' Night, High Tea and other social events for parents
  • Bi-annual Gala
  • Leavers' Ball

Annual General Meeting

All parents are cordially invited to attend the AGM of the Marsden Parents’ Association on Thursday 21 February 2019 at 7pm in the ICentre Marden School, Karori.

2019 Committee

  • PRESIDENT: Megan Lloyd-Evans  E:
  • VICE PRESIDENT: Leigh Bredenkamp   E:
  • SECRETARY:  Kalyani Wevita   E:
  • TREASURER: Peter Davies  E:
  • Raewyn Anderson 
  • Monika Angele 
  • Natasha Cayenne- McCall  
  • Kath Heather
  • Sonya Kooiman
  • Nick Middelkoop 
  • Jo Prescott 
  • Catherine Stewart
  • Rhys Taylor 
  • Gail Thomason
  • Narelle Umbers (Principal)
  • Martine Foster (Director of Development)
  • Celia McCarthy (Director of Marsden Primary) 
  • Cheryl Middelkoop (Chair, Board of Management)


All meetings are held on a Thursday in the iCentre at Marsden, starting at 7pm. All parents are most welcome. The 2019 meeting dates are: 
  • 21 February AGM followed by 2019 inaugural meeting
  • 21 March
  • 16 May
  • 13 June
  • 15 August
  • 19 September
  • 24 October
  • 21 November

The 2018/2019 Entertainment Book

Get your Entertainment Membership NOW to help the Marsden Parents' Association in Karori raise much needed funds! You'll receive hundreds of valuable offers for everything you love to do, and help our fundraising at the same time. Hurry, Entertainment Memberships sell out quickly.

Thank you to all those who have pre -ordered the Entertainment book. We hope you have made use of the early bird vouchers. The Entertainment books are being delivered next week and will go home with the eldest child on Tuesday 10 April.  If you do not want to purchase the Entertainment book please return the book in its envelope to reception, in either the Primary or Upper Schools as soon as possible.

You are welcome to buy your digital or book on line.

If you have any questions at all, please email  Thank you for your support.

Marsden Family Wall & Garden Opened

The Marsden Family Wall and Garden was officially opened on Sunday 9 April 2017. The Marsden Family Wall is a legacy wall – etched with Marsden student's names and dates they were at Marsden. It is sited outside the South Studio corridor beside the new Marsden garden. The garden has been designed by Marsden parent and landscape designer, Sarah Norling, in consultation with the school, the MPA, and the science teachers. Background to the Family Wall and Garden. (27/06/2017)