Everything you need to know about the cultural happenings at Marsden.
Check the Cultural Calendar for dates and times of cultural events happening at school.

The Cultural Booklet

Check out all the activities on offer at Marsden in this booklet

Learn to Dance

The Jennifer Evans Dance Academy is located in the Rua Chandler Studio at Marsden.Check out her website for more information on classes in jazz, tap, ballet, contemporary, and hip hop.

Offerings at Rata Studios

Click here for lots of great performing arts opportunities at Rata Studios

Want to improve your acting skills?

Miranda Harcourt is a world renowned acting coach and here are some tips she has shared on developing your own skills. 

Registration for Cultural Activities

To register for Music Groups, Kapa Haka, Larks Choir, the Ad Summa Chorale: these are now closed. Please email Miss Wilson if you wish to join.
Kapa Haka: Tuesday lunchtimes in the Cultural Centre 
These are the updated times and may differ from the Cultural Book.

Larks Choir
Fri 7:45am - Music Room 
Orchestra: Wed lunch - Auditorium
String Orchestra: Mon lunch - Auditorium
Guitar Group:
Wed lunch Music in Room
Handbells: Tues OR Thurs lunch - Lilburn Room/Music Room
Piano Ensemble: Tues lunch Music Room
Ad Summa: Fri lunch -
Ukuladies: Mon lunch - Primary School Music Room
Flute Ensemble: Tues break - Music Room
Rock Band: Thursday lunch - Lilburn Room
Altissime: Thursday 3:30 and Friday 7:30am in the Auditorium


Thank you to everyone who supported this show and congratulations to the cast and crew for a week of terrific performances!

Do you want to learn how to do an accent? Check this out!

Sarah Valentine is an amazing accent coach based in Auckland, who is helping our Chicago cast with their American accents. Her online courses are lots of fun and it's a great skill to have if you love acting, or you just love accents!
Check out her website for more details -

Student Cultural Achievements 2020/2021

Our Cultural Awards Evening in October will recognise the achievements of our students across 2020 and 2021. 
Information on the awards can be found here.

If you would like to submit information regarding achievements now, please enter the details here and they will be considered for the 2021 awards ceremony.

Considering a career in the performing arts?

Toi Whakaari offers courses in the following areas

Performing Arts Management
Bachelor of Design - Stage and Screen
NZ Diploma in Costume Construction
NZ Diploma in Scenic Construction and Props

See Miss Wilson if you would like a brochure
Contact Sarah Wilson, Cultural Coordinator if you have any queries.
Phone: 04 476 8792 ext 844

Student Success

Congratulations to all of the dancers at the Jennifer Evans Dance Academy on your fantastic exam results last year!

A special shout out to:
Distinction for Intermediate Classical Ballet
Halaina Lazarides
Hayley Wong

Distinction Advanced 1 Classical Ballet 
Freya Harper- Wallace

Presidents Award Honours Classical Ballet 
Amanda Johanson (Yr 13 2020)
Elizabeth Stewart (Yr 13 2020)

Inspirational Marsden Old Girls

Check out what these talented Marsden Old Girls are up to in the performing arts!