Old Girls' News 2015

Old Girls inducted into Marsden Hall of Fame

We celebrated the induction of four new laureates into the Marsden Hall of Fame at Old Girls Day on 30 October: Noeline Baker, Lady June Blundell, Shirley Tonkin and Cassandra Treadwell. Two of these awards were made posthumously, and it was lovely to have Sally Winstone for Lady June Blundell (daughter and Old Girl) and Jenny Henton (on behalf of Noeline Baker) with us. (Jenny Williams is pictured with Sally Winstone, Jenny Henton and laureate Cassandra Treadwell)
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Click on the article by Independent Herald dated 4 November 2015 to read more about Marsden Old Girls Success.

Tennis in America

Old Girl Madison Young, who left Marsden at the end of 2014, is playing tennis for Post University in Kentucky. She is part of the Eagles Women's tennis team under coach Rob Howard, who has been involved with tennis greats like Andre Agassi, Jim Courier and Monica Seles.

From his perspective Rob Howard attributes much of the Eagle's success this year to Madison's presence on the team. "Madison is a great tennis player and a great kid. She can't be more bubbly and exciting and happy to be on a tennis court. She's also been a great success because everyone wants to play with her. She brings out the best in everyone." He believes that with successes like Madison it will become increasingly easy to convince recruits to attend Post. We are delighted to hear her freshman year is going so well and it’s obvious Madison has a bright future ahead of her.  

Old Girl receives Queen's Birthday honours

We are delighted to announce Old Girl, Bronwen Holdsworth (nee Pearson), has been made a Dame Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to business and the arts.  Dame Bronwen was an inaugural laureate in Marsden's Hall of Fame in 2007. We congratulate her on this well deserved honour.
Read Stuff article ... (02/06/2015)

New music direction for Gemma New

We are sending our warmest congratulations to OG Gemma New who is to be the Music Director of the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra in Ontario Canada. She is currently associate conductor at the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and founder/director of the Lunar Ensemble, a new music collective based in Baltimore, Maryland. In the 2014-15 season she was the recipient of the prestigious Dudamel Fellowship with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and will conduct eight education concerts in Los Angeles in spring 2015.
HPO spokesperson Marsha Moffitt said they are “thrilled to be working with Gemma New, who is known around the world as a rising star. Working alongside our orchestra, we’re confident we’ll achieve new heights.”  Read more ...

Confucius Institute Scholarship for Old Girl

Old Girl, Amanda Cundy is taking time out from her BA studies at Victoria University (where she is majoring in Psychology, Criminology and Chinese) to take up a full Confucius Institute Scholarship at Xiamen University studying Chinese Language and Chinese History for one semester and working towards achieving Level 5 HSK during this time.  The university is very welcoming to international students and she has found the classes to be ‘incredibly stimulating’. While at Marsden Amanda visited Xiamen on a school trip and vowed she would return. We are delighted to hear she has fulfilled this dream and wish her well with her studies. (30/03/2015)