Notices: Years 7-10

Year 8 Kayaking and Rockclimbing

Year 8 are Kayaking and Rocking Climbing on Tues 8 December  - for more information click this link.

Supervision - afternoons of Carol Service and Prize Giving

Supervision available on the afternoons of Carol Service and Prize Giving.

If you require your child to be supervised on Friday 4 December after the Carol Service practice or on Monday 7 December after Prize Giving practice please email

The supervision of your child will be at school.  They will travel by shuttle arranged by the school from St Pauls Cathedral after the Carol Service practice and from the Michael Fowler Centre after Prize Giving practice. Students will be supervised at school by an adult and then dismissed at 3.30pm 

Please note that the girls need to make their own arrangements to get to St Pauls Cathedral by 9am on Friday 4 December and to the Michael Fowler Centre by 9am on Monday 7 December. 

City Mission Walk of Fame

A generous member of the Marsden family has bought a Marsden Star for the City Mission walk of fame.  Every star represents a family being helped this Christmas by the City Mission.

The stars will be displayed on the Wellington Waterfront from  27 November – 27 December. See if you can spot the Marsden Star.

Here is more information if you want to buy your own Walk of Fame Star. Star purchases close 16 December.

End of Year Programme

Please see the attached with important information for the end of year.

December Holiday Programme

We will be running a December Holiday Programme for Year 1 to 8 students when school finishes for the year at midday on Thursday 10 December to Friday 18 December. The cost will be $50 + gst per day and the hours are 8am to 6pm. Please email Jo Sherlock if you would like to enrol your child:  

NCEA Examination Timetable

All students sitting NCEA examinations should check the NCEA timetable, and note when their examinations will occur.  The timetable is available on the NZQA website.


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.  Leave requests for Primary School students need to be sent to the Director of Primary.

How we communicate at Marsden

Please see here for the ways we communicate with you at Marsden. It is very important you are aware of where you can find information, that you are receiving Marsden information, and that we have your up to date contact details. Please call us on 476 8707 (phone has been forwarded off-site) if you need to update your details. A reminder, please download the School App to your phone, it is the SchoolAppsNZ app. 

Emergency pages - these can be found both on MyMarsden (i-SITE menu) and on our website (About section).

2020 and 2021 TERM DATES

Term 4
Tuesday 13 October - Thursday 10 December

Term 1 
Monday 1 February – School commences for ALL Year 7, 9 & 13 students (8.30am - 12.30pm) plus students NEW to Marsden in Years 8, 10, 11 & 12 (9.30am - 11.30am)
Tuesday 2 February – All students back to school, Preschool, Primary and Secondary.
Monday 8 February Waitangi Day holiday
Friday 2 April to Tuesday 6 April Easter
Friday 16 April Term 1 ends 
Note: Anzac Day 25 April occurs in holiday time

Term 2
Monday 3 May
Monday 7 June Queen's Birthday
Tuesday 8 June Teacher only day
Friday 9 July Term 2 ends 

Term 3 
Monday 2 August
Friday 1 October Term 3 ends 

Term 4
Monday 18 October Teacher only community service day
Tuesday 19 October All students
Monday 25 October Labour Day 
Thursday 9 December Term 4 ends