Kids Lit Team Wins Regionals
The Marsden Kids Lit Team of Madison Taylor, Phoebe Morrah, Samantha Lloyd-Evans, Zoe Cooper and Imani Betty (Reserve) won the Wellington regional competition yesterday. They go on to the national competition on 19 May and if successful the world's in Connecticut in June. Dream big girls! (31/03/2015)
Musical Accolades for Bria Renai
Congratulations to Bria Renai who is one of only 60 students in NZ to be selected for the prestigious NZ Secondary School Choir and the Wellington Youth Sinfonietta (flute section). This is a major achievement for Bria to be part of a very select group of musicians and singers. Bria is currently a member of several Marsden choirs, as well as playing in the Flute Ensemble and Marsden Orchestra. She received a sound appreciation of choral singing as part of the Wellington Cathedral Choir (2009-14) becoming Head Chorister in 2013/14. We wish Bria all the best with her music in the busy years ahead. (30/03/2015)
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)
Marsden Gala Superb!
The sun shone and the people came to the Marsden Gala on Sunday 8 March.and initial results indicate we well and truly surpassed last Gala's takings. Thanks to our wonderful Parents' Association, Old Girls, Students, Staff, Marsden families and ALL helpers for making this one of the best ever!
William Pike Year 8 Challenge
What an inspirational presentation from amputee William Pike at the Year 8 evening last night. He recounted the horrors of losing his leg following an eruption on Mt Ruapehu and how learning how to walk and do everyday things in the aftermath inspired the William Pike Challenge our Year 8 students are now undertaking. They must complete 8 outdoor activities, develop a new hobby and do community service. Truly an inspiration. (25/02/2015)
Dragon Boat Fun Day
Dragon Boat fun day on Saturday lived up to its name for our Y12 and Y13 crews. Y13 won the school girls' race and finished in the top third of all teams, including corporate and boys teams. Y12s made steady improvement throughout the day coming second in their last race - a good omen for the Dragon Boat Festival on 15 March. (24/02/2015)
Chinese New Year
Our local and international Chinese students gave a wonderful presentation in assembly today celebrating Chinese New Year. Special good luck envelopes were placed under many of the seats for students to enjoy and share the good luck. 16/02/2015)
Year 10 Camp
Last week's 4 day camp at Hillary Outdoors really tested our Year 10 students but they embraced the challenge and kept smiling. What an awesome experience in an amazing part of the country. (11/02/2015)
Year 9 Leadership Day
The Year 9 students enjoyed a wonderful leadership day at the Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club on Thursday. Ocean Sports had the girls sailing and kayaking out on the inner harbour and Maaike of Personal Branz ran an excellent workshop on strategies for building confidence and leadership. Thanks to Infinity Trust for their sponsorship of this fabulous day. (11/02/2015)
Welcome to the start of 2015
The start to the school year was especially sweet for some. Year 13 students Rachel Witkowski and Kirstie Baker made an amazing cake to welcome the Year 12 students to the common room. It took them 5 hours to create and we think it is absolutely stunning. (03/02/2015)
After a successful Christmas regatta our rowing girls have had another great weekend at Karapiro R2. Both the U15 Octuple and the U16 viii made A Finals and came 5th and 8th respectively. The U16 double came 2nd in their B Final having narrowly missed the A Final. Annabel Johnstone was named regatta coxswain of the day on Saturday. (03/02/2015)
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