Notices: Years 11-13

New Students at School on 1 February

Please could all new students attending school on Tuesday 1 February bring their laptops. Books are not required until Wednesday 2 February. Students need to be wearing their full summer uniform including blazers on Tuesday as ID photos are being taken. A reminder that students are required to wear masks at all times while inside at school. 

Under the COVID-19 Protection Framework Red Traffic Light setting parents are not able to come into school buildings to drop or collect their daughter. Staff and buddies will be outside the main school entrance to meet and greet new students.  Parents will also need to wear masks in the school grounds.

Cultural Registrations

The following 2022 registrations are open until Friday 4 February:
Registrations for choirs, music groups and Kapa Haka as well as Year 7 and 8 debating will open early in Term 1 and will be communicated through this newsletter.

For information on Cultural Activities, please see this link or email Cultural Coordinator Sarah Wilson:

Sport Registrations 2022

Summer sport registrations for 2022 have now closed. Winter sport registrations close on Friday 11 February 2022. Please go to our Sports website to register.

Back to School Information

If you haven't had the chance to read our back to school information (for all Year levels), sent out in January, you can read it here.  

Swivel Careers: One on One Interviews for Year 12, 2022

Swivel Careers have worked with Samuel Marsden for three years now, with students in Years 10, 12 and 13.  In 2022 we are changing this service to an opt-in option for Year 12 students. Parents, caregivers and whanāu are invited to examine the one on one career coaching program and choose whether you would like your daughter to be involved. Swivel will send us the names of students enrolled and we will facilitate the meetings at school. Please look at this link and the website and complete the application if you would like your daughter to take up this opportunity. 

Term Dates 2022

Please find our 2022 term and school starting dates here.

Stationery 2022

Stationery lists for 2022 can be found here. You can order your stationery from OfficeMax.


The Marsden School uniform is available from NZ Uniforms. Their store is located at 168 Thorndon Quay, Wellington, phone (04) 238 4727. The store’s business hours are Monday – Friday 9am – 5.00pm, and Saturday 9am – 4pm. Uniform can also be viewed and ordered online. For first fittings making an appointment is recommended.

We have a second-hand uniform Facebook group, ‘Marsden Uniform Resale’, where good quality pre-loved uniform is offered for sale to Marsden parents and caregivers. This is only open to Marsden parents and caregivers and you need a Facebook login to access it.

Artist in Residence 2022

Applications are currently open for our Artist in Residence 2022. If you know of an upcoming or established practicing artist who would like to share their skills with our students, while building their own body of work over a period of 5-6 weeks at school, culminating in an Exhibition at the NZ Academy of Fine Arts, please pass on this information. Details can be found here.

Marsden Preschool - places available

With some of our older tamariki heading to school we have a few places available in the Preschool. If you have friends or family with a three year old boy or girl ready to start, please invite them to contact Leigh McCathie on 476 8707 to organise a visit. We are also taking applications for 2022/2023. Families can use their 20 ECE hours at Marsden Preschool, and we have a maximum of 20 tamariki, with a great adult to child ratio. 

Careers and University News

Please see our Careers Information page on Ultranet for the latest details and dates of upcoming events, and links to many relevant websites.

Updating Contact Details

If your contact details or your daughter’s information have changed our records will need to be updated.  There are several options available to do this:

MyMarsden Portal
Under Quicklinks, click the link “Update personal information”
Here, you can update your own information (contact details, work and background information) as well as your daughter’s information (emergency contacts, mobile number, personal email address).

You can email the school with your changes at

You can phone the school on 476 8707 and advise us of any changes of details.

If your email address has changed it will also need to be updated in Operoo.  We do not have access to your profile to do this.  You will need to log in to Operoo and go to the link to update your profile. 


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.

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.