Notices: Years 11-13

Sports Awards Dinner

Sports Awards dinner is next Wednesday 24 October at the Harbourside Function venue.  Everyone needs to be seated by 6.15pm.  Full winter uniform is to be worn.

Old Girls’ Day

Old Girls’ Day is next Friday 26 October.  Old Girls that attended Marsden Year 10/4th Form in years ending with 8 (2008, 1998, 88, 78, 68 etc) this is your year to join us.  For more information and to register please see here.

Sports and Cultural Photos

Students should have received their photo order Shootkey Code from the photographers by now.  If they haven’t please email  Follow the instructions to order photos before the due date to ensure free delivery to school.  As photos will be delivered when girls are on exam leave, photos will be at Reception to collect.

Movie Fundraiser

At the end of the year, Lottie Johnston will be traveling to Cambodia for two weeks through Projects Abroad on a service trip, where she will be teaching young children in schools of need.  In preparation for her trip, she will be hosting a movie fundraiser for the film 'A Star is Born' featuring Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper.  The film is an American romantic Drama remake of 'A Star is born 1937', which follows a musician who discovers and falls in love with a young singer.  You can watch the trailer here

The details for the film are as follows:  When: Sunday 28 October  Time: 7:00 for a 7:30 movie- there will be a raffle at the start.  Where: Penthouse Cinema Brooklyn  Cost: $20- including ticket and lolly bag 
If you would like a ticket please email  

Marsden Innovation series Feat. Amazon

You, your friends, family and business colleagues are invited to the Marsden Innovation Series, an exciting new initiative, bringing innovative speakers to the school to address our Year 10-13 students, parents and the wider Marsden and business communities. 

Our first event on Monday 29 October features two highly engaging speakers, Jonathon Meichtry and MJ Scott, from the e-commerce giant Amazon. They have tailored a presentation exclusively for us, where they will share their story of the innovative culture at Amazon and the limitless possibilities if you dream big enough.    The event will commence for visitors at 8.15am, with tea, coffee and something to eat, followed by the presentation in the Auditorium, with a finish time of 9.30am. Please find your invitation here and RSVP to for catering purposes. 

Knox Gilmer Award for Scientific Illustration Year 7-13

Students are invited and encouraged to enter hand painted or hand drawn scientific illustrations for this Award.  The illustrations may be a series of sketches, involve more than one specimen, be annotated, and in paint, pen or pencil (or a combination).  The scientific names of the species represented must be included.  Entries can be creative but the depictions of the plants and or animals must be accurate; the arrangement of them can be artistic.  Photographs and sculptures are not eligible.  Entries are due to Ms Bartsch or Mrs Gunn by Tuesday 30 October.

Careers and University News

Please see our Careers Information page on Ultranet, which is updated weekly, for the latest details and dates of upcoming events, and links to many relevant websites. This week there is new information about the University of Auckland’s mentoring scheme for first year students.

Uniform Shop

In the Uniform Shop’s endeavour to become a plastic free shop please don't forget to bring your re-usable bags.  Alternatively you can purchase a Marsden bag for $2.00.

Changes to 2019 Term Dates

Please note slight changes to 2019 term dates (in Terms 1 and 4):  

Term 1 Thursday 7 February – Friday 12 April 
Term 2 Monday 29 April – Friday 5 July 
Term 3 Monday 29 July – Friday 27 September 
Term 4 Monday 14 October – Friday 6 December