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Old Girls Day Friday 27 October 2017

It's not too late to Register now

Old Girls  who were in the fourth form/Year 10 in 1967, 77, 87, 97 or 2007 you are invited to come back and enjoy a very special day with us. 

The day starts with Holy Communion in the Baber Memorial Chapel, followed by a special assembly. After morning tea, there is the AGM then tours of the school are available (see how school has changed since you were here). Marsden School provides a light lunch. The evening starts with pre-dinner drinks followed by dinner, a fitting end to a lovely day of sharing old and new memories. 

The 2017 decade co-coordinators are happy to answer any queries.

Their email addresses are as follows.

·        1957: Mary Stevens (Stewart) mhrstevens@gmail.com

·        1967: Alex Miller (Sim) miller.amm@gmail.com

·        1977: Christine Stroud (Simpson) kstroud@xtra.co.nz

·        1987: Kate Griffin david_kate_mailbox@yahoo.com

·        1997: Caroline Goodhue goodhuecaroline@gmail.com

·        2007: Ella Darroch ella.darroch@bellgully.com

Marsden Old Girls Day 2016

Principal Jenny Williams with 2016 Hall of Fame laureates and past Principal Miss Jennifer Button

It was wonderful to see so many Old Girls back for Old Girls Day on Friday 28 October 2016.  They were rung in to assembly by our Handbell girls, took part in the traditional roll call and enjoyed performances by Altissime (a composition by student Neakiry Kivi) and Nell Clere Music Scholarship winner Amira Bajema. 

Congratulations to our Marsden 2016 Hall of Fame Laureates - professional sportswoman Kate McIlroy, businesswoman Victoria Spackman and singing teacher and performer Judy Bellingham. The award was also given posthumously to Sheilah Winn, supporter and patron of the arts, best known to our students as founder of the Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival. Kate touched the girls with her words and reminded them to "be kind to yourselves but be ruthless in support of your dreams". 

See more details on our Hall of Fame Laureates page or photos on our Facebook page. 

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). 
Paid orders (pre 28th October 2016) and contributors special price $40.00 + PPH.

Available for collection (no postage) at Marsden on Friday, 28th October 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.

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