Old Girls Day

Since the early 1900s Marsden has been welcoming Old Girls back to school to celebrate, renew friendships and remember their school days.  

We invite Old Girls who were in the fourth form/Year 10 in 1950, 60, 70, 80, 90, 2000 or 2010 to come back and enjoy a very special day with us on Friday 30 October 2020.

Old Girls day starts with Holy Communion in the Baber Memorial Chapel, followed by a special assembly (which is sure to bring back memories!).
After morning tea, there is the MOGA AGM,  then tours of the school are available (see how school has changed since you were here).
Marsden provides a light lunch.
The evening kicks off with pre-dinner drinks, a chance for a photo or two, followed by dinner, a relaxed end to a reminiscing and renewing old acquaintances. 
 Registrations will open soon.

2020 decade co-ordinators to be listed here:

  • 1950
  • 1960
  • 1970
  • 1980
  • 1990
  • 2000
  • 2010

Previous celebrations

Old Girls Day is a special event in Marsden's calendar when we welcome back Old Girls for an opportunity to reconnect with classmates, attend communion and assembly, tour the school, enjoy morning tea, lunch and dinner, as well as a wonderful chance for us to catch up with them and hear what they've been up to.

Hall of Fame

In 2019 we were thrilled to welcome Rosalba FinnertyChristina InglisJulia Morison (absent) and Maraea Rakuraku to our Hall of Fame. The contribution by each of these women in their respective fields has been outstanding, congratulations!
See previous Hall of Fame Laureates or for more details on Marsden Hall of Fame criteria

Green Frogs Memories

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.