Term 3 News
Warmest congratulations to all award winners celebrated at our Cultural Awards evening on Thursday 24 September. Full list
Bishop Justin and the Buddy Project
Bishop Justin spent all day at Marsden School in early September taking time to talk to Primary Students about their Buddy Projects which is a nationwide initiative raising awareness for child welfare. Students personalise a lifesize model of a child which will spend a week being "looked after" by someone in the community. Bishop Justin said to Marsden Primary students "I will look out for your buddies on Buddy Day!". He said the project is important, it is about mobilising the community to take responsibility for all child matters. We love his visits!
Their Stories Our Stories First Prize
Anjali Gentejohann attended a ceremony today at Parliament where she was awarded first prize in the Year 9 and 10 category for the 'Their Stories Our Stories' competition. Organised by the Ministry of Education in partnership with The Fields of Remembrance Trust, the Royal NZ RSA and the Auckland RSA and sponsored by the Vodafone Warriors and Canterbury Sports.
Anjali is pictured with Minister Hon Hekia Parata and Arti Gentejohann, in front of her amazing art work and poem. Congratulations on your fantastic achievement!
Preschool visit NZ Film and Television School
Preschool have been exploring drama and television this term and a recent highlight was a trip to the NZ Film and Television School to see what happens behind the scenes, how programmes are made, what special effects are used including the use of the big greenscreen. For more photos see Preschool page
Emma awarded Russell McVeagh Scholarship
We are delighted for Emma Kerr who has been awarded a Russell McVeagh Scholarship at a ceremony last night. From 700 applicants throughout the country, 100 were interviewed and only 10 were selected and Emma was one of those!
This is a wonderful achievement - congratulations Emma!
Congratulations to all our Primary Young Enterprise teams on running a very successful Market Day today!
Our Primary School Mathswell Team had a great result at the Mathswell competition recently - they came 2nd out of 34 schools. Congratulations Jade Stapleton, Hana Kells, Natalie More, Shu han Yi, Tilly Dassanayake, Rose Marsh and team coach Liz Woolley - you all did a fantastic job!
Not only did our Primary team have great success at Mathswell, but our Year 9 team gained 2nd in their division as well. Great work Tegan Martin, Molly McCalman, Leilani Fam, Jemma Henneveld, Annabel Walsh and Hannah Smith!
Congratulations to Christy Robinson who had a great Tennis Central RPC Tournament last week, winning the 16s Girls Competition
Our Primary School winners!
Year 9 Mathswell team.
Christy Robinson - star tennis player
Photo courtesy of Florent Perrett
Alex Mair - NZ National Youth Handball gold medalist!Alex Mair, (Year 13) recently competed in the Australian State U21 handball champs as part of the NZ National Youth handball team. The NZ team won all their games and were the gold medalists for the tournament. They also won a friendly game against the Australian National U21 women’s team, with Alex being top goal scorer for the game (4 goals). Alex scored 9 goals overall in the tournament. The team are now looking forward to competing in the world youth handball championship in October this year. Two former Marsden girls (Year 13’s in 2014), Catherine Graham and Maddy Hazelton are also in the team.
Congratulations Harriett Morrow, Carly Wakeling, Meggie Morrison and Caroline Enright, winners of the Year 11 Drawing Board Challenge with their initiative to keep 100 Wellingtonians warm by providing them with blankets and woollens. The girls receive $500 and mentoring from Xero to develop their business further. Special thanks to all the families who donated to their cause, there are some warmer families out there as a result of your generosity. Read more
Baber win House Music
The annual House Music contest is always a fabulous display of great camaraderie and a showcase of talent. Baber certainly 'Painted the Town Green' last night taking out the coveted House Music final! Haddie were second and Richmond third. Many thanks to adjudicator Felicia Edgecombe. (21/08/2015)
Silver for Altissime
We are delighted to announce our choir Altissime won a silver medal at The Big Sing Finale this week. All the hard work and dedication paid off for these amazing singers. We applaud them!
German Language Competition
Congratulations to our students who entered the annual Goethe Speaking Competition at Victoria University. The following students performed very well against competition from other Wellington and Lower Hutt schools:
Y10 Annabelle Jessop and Amy Cooper 2nd=
Y11 Amanda Chisnall and Meggie Morrison 2nd= Laura Stewart 3rd
Y12 Charlotte Stephen 2nd
Rope routine wins second place
A great result for Shan Boekholt Y12 who came second in the Level 8 Rope routine at the Spiralz Rhythmic Gymnastics Competition of Hamilton on July 4. It was an open championship with gymnasts from competing clubs from all regions of New Zealand. Congratulations Shan! (pictured left) (21/07/2015)
Logos Highly Commended
Congratulations to Year 9 students Winnie Solomon and Sophie Brown whose logo designs were highly commended in the Anglican School's logo competition and will feature on the Anglican School Postcards. (20/07/2015)
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