Marsden Innovation Series

The Marsden Innovation Series is an exciting new initiative, bringing innovative speakers to the school to address our Year 9 -13 students, parents, staff and the wider Marsden communy. Our first event on Monday 29 October features two highly engaging speakers, Jonathon Meichtry and MJ Scott, from the e-commerce giant Amazon. They have tailored a presentation exclusively for us, where they will share their story of the innovative culture at Amazon and the limitless possibilities if you dream big enough. The event will commence for visitors at 8.15am, with tea, coffee and something to eat, followed by the presentation in the Auditorium, with a finish time of 9.30am. Parents with students in any year level of the school are welcome to attend and may invite family, friends and colleagues to this exciting event. There is no cost for this event but we would appreciate it if you could let Alison McManus know if you are planning to attend for catering purposes. (18/10/2018)

Social Justice for Māui Dolphins

Year 8 student Wynter Tickle has featured in a article with her Social Justice project lobbying to protect endangered Māui dolphins from gill and trawl nets by changing the protection zone to waters up to 100m deep around the NZ coastline. We are proud of Wynter and all our Y8 students who tackled a range of topics, including the creation of an Instagram page raising awareness of environmental issues, running a tutorial on how to make your own honey beeswax wraps to cut down on plastic in lunchboxes, and organising a sign language workshop. Read article. (18/10/2018)

Staff celebrate International Gold

Warmest congratulations to our staff singing sensations Anne Winnall (Whitby Director) and Shelley Dalton (Marsden Primary) who are members of the Wellington City Chorus. They have just taken gold and been named 2018 AA Harmony Classic Chorus Champions at the Sweet Adelines International Competition in St Louis, Missouri. Wow! Watch their fabulous performance on Youtube. (18/10/2018)

Preschool Basketball Workshop

Preschoolers started Term 4 with a basketball session with teacher and part-time basketball coach, Sarah Molisa. This is the first time our students have had a basketball workshop and they loved it. Dribbling, passing and catching the size 5 basketballs (which are huge) with great enthusiasm and some skill. Their new topic for this term is "transportation and vehicles" and they've been creative with the topic making colourful car screen prints to brighten up Preschool walls. See more photos in the Preschool media gallery. (18/10/2018)

Display WOWs

Year 9 and 10 students from Visual Arts and Technology have worked on a variety of projects to create the work in this WOW display that is based on a theme of sustainability and upcycling. The display coincides with our last Open Day for the year on Friday 19 October. Our sincere thanks to Monsignor's Destination Shop and Alison Zikonda and Katy Bagrie. (17/10/2018)

Contender for Youth MP

Ingrid Corbett was one of four students selected recently to contend for the role of Youth MP representing Minister Grant Robertson. She delivered her speech at the Beehive on the importance of mental health awareness amongst young New Zealanders and encouraged everyone to get involved in Mental Health Awareness Week.  Although she wasn’t selected, the Minister and those present complimented her on a fine speech. Awesome job Ingrid! (15/10/2018)

MFems 'Are We There Yet?'

After the Suffrage 125 Assembly run by the Student Leaders of MFems, Annabelle, Tegan and Sofia set out to interview women in our community to hear their thoughts on whether 'We Are There Yet'. These interviews have been collated into this digital exhibition #arewethereyet thanks to the inspiration from #schoolkit and the amazing Auckland Museum exhibition. 
On House Sports day, the compliment, or kind word boxes were placed around the school. These students said their day was brightened by the kind words from another Marsden girl. (11/10/2018)