Notices: Years 7-10

Year 9/10 Dance - 25 June

Marsden dances are wonderful events and dependant on parent help for their success.  In 2020 we were unable to run many of our dances due to covid restrictions but we are looking forward to running them this year.

Our first dance of the year is the Year 9/10 dance, held in Marsden House on  the evening of Friday 25 June.  
If you wish your daughter/child to attend this dance, please complete the dance registration form. 

The dance rules are very clear on the registration form.  Parents and caregivers must pick up attendees from the dance at 10pm.

If you are able to help with dance management, light kitchen duties or security we would love to hear from you.  Please email   I am looking forward to hearing from you.

Year 9 Experience Day

If you know any girls considering Marsden for Year 9 in 2022, please feel free to invite them to our Year 9 Experience Day (23 June). They can register here. Some of our Year 8 girls will be asked to be buddies for our Year 9 visitors on 23 June. 

Invitation - Artist in Residence Exhibition Opening

25 June, 5.30-7.30pm 

William Docherty, artist, painter and sculptor is Marsden's 2021 Artist in Residence. You are warmly invited to attend our always popular Artist in Residence Exhibition opening. Please find your invitation here. RSVP to by 23 June.  

Exhibition runs 24 June - 11 July, 10am - 5pm daily. NZ Academy of Fine Arts, Queens Wharf, Wellington. Artworks are for sale

Old St Pauls is celebrating 155 years - Evensong 27 June

Attached is an invitation from the Friends of Old St Pauls to Marsden families to help celebrate 155 years. They would love to see Marsden families attend evensong 5pm on Sunday 27 June.

Towards 150 - Marsden Foundation

Although 2028 is still a little way off, we are already embarking on an exciting journey towards our 150th anniversary.  One of the first key milestones on our journey Towards 150 is to establish the Marsden Foundation. The Foundation, and its members, will form part of a group of dedicated individuals and families committed to the long term prosperity of the school.

The success of the Foundation in raising funds will be enabled by the partnerships and relationships we have with all parts of the community – and we would like your help. We are seeking expressions of interest from Marsden Parents who would be keen to be inaugural members of our Foundation Board. The Marsden Foundation Board will work alongside the Principal, the Marsden Development Office and the Management Board, to explore many and varied ways to achieve our goals.

Members of the Marsden Foundation Board will be fundraising champions.  We are excited by the opportunity that the establishment of the Foundation will bring us, in engaging with our whole community in this meaningful work, for the benefit of both current and future Marsden students.  I invite you to get in touch with over the next week or so if you are interested in discussing this opportunity.

Choral Training at the Cathedral

Enjoy singing? Wellington Cathedral of St Paul is recruiting singers for the Cathedral Choristers, a choir of boys and girls aged 8-14. The Choristers rehearse twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and lead the sung worship at the Cathedral every Thursday evening. They get to participate in fun activities together as well as gaining excellent music training (free!). If you are interested in your daughter being a part of the Choristers, please contact Director of Music Michael Stewart on or talk to Chaplain Sarah King for more information

Marsden Physiotherapy Clinic

Marsden and Proactive Physiotherapy are offering a school-based physio clinic one day a week in Terms 2 and 3 2021 starting Week 2. This service will be free to students and they will be able to book sessions during school time. Please clink on the link for booking information and time.

School App

Stay connected with our School App, please download it to your phone if you haven't already done so. You can send school absences via the School App, access the school calendar, read the newsletter, and we may send important notifications via the App. Search for 'SchoolAppsNZ' and then 'Samuel Marsden' or 'Marsden', for more detailed instruction please see here.  Please call us on 476 8707 if you need to update your details.


Please notify the school by 8.30am of your child's absence or lateness.  Please email or call 476 8707 and choose the option for Absences.  You can also communicate your child's absence via the School App.  Messages may be left 24 hours a day.  Parents are asked not to request leave or time out of school for students during the term unless absolutely necessary.  If an absence is required the request should be made well in advance, in writing, to the Principal.  Dental and medical appointments and driving lessons should be made outside of school hours.  

2021 Term Dates

For 2021 Term Dates see here.