Marsden Parents' Association

Marsden has a vibrant and active Parents' Association.

To contact the Marsden Parents' Association email: marsdenparents@gmail.com
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
  • Biennial Gala
  • Leavers' Ball
Parents are elected on to the Committee at the AGM held in February each year. All are welcome to this meeting.

2019 Committee

  • PRESIDENT: Catherine Stewart
  • VICE PRESIDENT: Leigh Bredenkamp   E: leighb@e-born.co.nz
  • SECRETARY:  Gail Thomason
  • TREASURER: Peter Davies  E: peter@pdassoc.co.nz
  • Raewyn Anderson 
  • Shelley Au
  • Natasha Cayenne- McCall  
  • Kath Heather
  • Sonya Kooiman
  • Megan Lloyd-Evans
  • Nick Middelkoop 
  • Jo Prescott 
  • Kalyani Wevita
  • Narelle Umbers (Principal)
  • Martine Foster (Community Development Director)
  • Celia McCarthy (Director of Marsden Primary) 
  • Cheryl Middelkoop (Chair, Board of Management)

Meetings

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

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)