Old Girls Day

Old Girls Day is on Friday 1 November 2019

Old Girls' Day 2019

We invite Old Girls who were in the fourth form/Year 10 in 1949, 59, 69, 79, 89, 99 or 2009 to come back and enjoy a very special day with us on Friday 1 November 2019. 


The day starts with Holy Communion in the Baber Memorial Chapel, followed by a special assembly. After morning tea, there is the AGM then tours of the school are available (see how school has changed since you were here). Marsden School provides a light lunch. The evening starts with pre-dinner drinks followed by dinner, a fitting end to a lovely day of sharing old and new memories. 

Registrations will open mid 2019. 

2019 decade co-ordinators will be listed here:

  • 1949:  
  • 1959: 
  • 1969:  
  • 1979:  
  • 1989:  
  • 1999:  
  • 2009:  

Last year's celebrations

We were thrilled to welcome Old Girls back to school on Friday 26 October 2018, it was a wonderful chance for Principal Narelle Umbers to meet them and to launch the new Marsden Strategic Plan 2019-2021. She also announced the newly remodelled dance studio has been renamed the Rua Chandler Dance Studio, after a much loved teacher/deputy head at Marsden. Many Old Girls will remember her fondly. We celebrated our newest Marsden Hall of Fame Laureates, congratulations to Dorothy Brown (posthumously), Nina Hall, Gemma New and Janne Shewan. Guest speaker Old Girl, Lauren Quaintance, with her background in journalism, was fascinating. Last month she was named Entrepreneur of the Year at the B&T Women in Media Awards in Sydney. All in all, it was a fabulous day, thank you to all the Old Girls who attended, we loved seeing you! See more photos on our Facebook page. 

Old Girls' Day 2017

On Friday 27 October 2017 we welcomed back Old Girls for a special celebration, Old Girls' Day. A day of shared memories, formal assembly with roll call and, it must be said, a rousing rendition of our school song Non Nobis! We also enjoyed hearing from a fabulous guest speaker, mechanical engineer and young OG, Vikki Stephens (pictured with former Principal, Gillian Eadie).  
We also welcomed two new laureates to the Marsden Hall of Fame: Kate Hawley for her contribution to costume design for film and theatre; and Elizabeth Orr for her public service and work towards pay equity for women, she was also the first woman Chancellor of Victoria University. We are proud to honour them. Ad Summa! (27/10/2017)

See previous Hall of Fame Laureates or for more details on Marsden Hall of Fame criteria


GREEN FROGS MEMORIES OF SAMUEL MARSDEN COLLEGIATE SCHOOL IN THE 1950s
We have a special opportunity for Old Girls and friends of Marsden to buy a limited edition (120 copies) of Green Frogs, Memories of Samuel Marsden Collegiate School in the 1950s. This A4 Colour Hardback (147 pages) is a wonderful snapshot of life at Marsden during that time put together by Jan Worthington (with input from classmates and Marsden archivist, Rosalba Finnerty). 

Cost price per copy NZ$45 + PPH NZ$6.50 (overseas to be advised). 

Available for collection (no postage) on Old Girls Day or thereafter from Lesley Griffiths by arrangement, phone: 04 473 7752 & email a_lgriffiths@xtra.co.nz or Jan by email: jan.worthington17@gmail.com & mobile: 0061 (0)418 124 505 (Australia).  

Download the order form now (PDF) complete and either scan and email to Lesley Griffiths or send by post to Lesley Griffiths, 64 Hill Street, Thorndon 6011.