Welcome to 2019!
Welcome back to school and a warm welcome to our new students and their families. We look forward to seeing everyone on the first day back, Thursday 7 February 2019. You can find all the information you need for starting school here.
Visit from Hall of Fame Laureate
We had a wonderful visit from OG Nina Hall who has been visiting family over the summer and will be returning to Europe at the end of the week. Nina was inducted into the Marsden Hall of Fame in 2018 for her work in international relations, social justice and the environment. She is also Marsden’s first Rhodes Scholar. Nina is currently an assistant professor in International Relations at John Hopkins University in Bologna with areas of interest including: climate change, politics, the United Nations and women’s rights. Narelle and Anne had a fascinating conversation with Nina on her work on Refugee and Human Rights issues, and New Zealand's role in the World. Thank you for visiting Nina, it was lovely to see you again. (17/01/2019)
Gold in 100m for Hannah
Hannah Patterson Y6 won a gold medal in the G10 100m at the Colgate Games in Dunedin last Saturday. This annual athletics event is open to children from 7-14 years and has a 41 year history. Over 1000 children from the North & South Island and Australia Little Athletics competed in track and field events over three days. Hannah, racing for Karori Children’s Athletics Club, achieved a PB of 14.51s. Congratulations Hannah, a great result in a tough field! (16/01/2018)
The rowing camp in Blenheim has started really well. They had a good first day and beautiful second morning on the river, although a windy afternoon meant the opportunity for a great trip up Mt Vernon in the Wither Hills! (16/01/2018)
NZ U16 Champion
While most of us have been relaxing over the break, Jade Otway has been busy competing on the tennis circuit. Following good competitions in Auckland, where she made the NZ 18s semi finals in singles and doubles, and Melbourne, where she didn't get the results she was after, Jade's best results came early this year. She won the NZ 16s national singles and mixed doubles titles and was runner-up in the girls' doubles. Congratulations Jade on this fabulous result and we wish you all the best for the next three international tournaments in Wellington, Christchurch and Auckland! (16/01/2019)
Old Girl receives Queens Service Medal
We warmly congratulate Old Girl Jackie Clark who was recognised in the New Year's Honours List with a QSM for services to women. Jackie founded the Auckland based charity The Aunties in 2013 and last year was the supreme winner at the Women of Influence Awards. Read citation here ... Photo credit Oliver Li (10/01/2018)
Roxy5 Film Screening
Happy New Year! We start 2019 with congratulations to Leila Barber, Jill Allen and Eva Brunel whose entry "Opening Hours" in the Roxy5 Film Competition has been has been selected for “Young & Cinematic” screenings in the Capital E National Arts Festival, at City Gallery Wellington Junior Week 18-22 March. (07/01/2019)
Graduating second at Space School
Amy Riddle had an amazing time at the CASE Senior Space Camp in Houston at the end of last year. Although she was the only senior Marsden student to make the trip, she was teamed up with students from other NZ schools to work together in the Space School challenge. Amy said she was "delighted" when her group was awarded second place at the final graduation ceremony. What a fabulous experience! She is pictured outside Rice University. (07/01/2019)