Notices: Years 11-13

Learn to Row 2018 Taster Sessions

Information about the coming rowing season will be available at 6.30pm on Tuesday 21 August in the Shepherd Wake room at School.  Please see the attached for more details.

School Examinations

These start on Thursday 23 August.  The timetable and details are shown here.

NZQA fees for NCEA examinations

These are paid to NZQA by Marsden, and then they are charged to the student's school account.  Please do not pay these individually.  If you have any queries please contact 

NCEA Financial Assistance

For some families there is financial assistance available to meet the costs of NCEA examinations.  For further information please follow this link or contact Adair Grant.  Please note that details need to be with Adair Grant before the end of August to meet the NZQA deadlines.

Years 11-13 Parent Teacher Interviews

Parent teacher interviews for Years 11-13 are on Wednesday 12 September (4.00pm – 8.30pm)
Bookings can be made by clicking the ‘book a teacher interview’ icon when logged into the MyMarsden Portal.  You will also be sent an email with a link to the booking screen.

Bookings will open on Tuesday 29 August.  They will close on the night of Monday 10 September.

If you have any difficulties with the system please email or phone 476 8707.

Swainson Memorial Music Competition Video Recording

A recording of this concert is available to those students who performed.  If your daughter would like a copy, she should bring a 16GB USB to Miss Wilson before Friday 31 August.

Year 11 Dance

 A reminder to Year 11 parents that the Year 11 dance is to be held at the Boatshed Friday 31 August. 8pm - 11pm.

Altissime Auditions for 2019

6 September 12.45pm - 2.15pm and Friday 7 September 12.40pm - 1.30pm in the Lilburn Room.  Please sign up on the sheet in the music corridor under the Altissime poster.

Suffrage 125

Year 7 - 13s will be participating in a full school celebration for Suffrage 125 on Monday 17 September.  We would like to present each upper school student with a $6 commemorative pin to represent this monumental milestone.  The $6 would be charged to all students accounts.  If you have any questions or comments please contact Fiona Crawford on

Cultural Awards Evening - Request for Nominations

In Term 3 each year, the Cultural Awards Evening is held to celebrate the achievements of our Year 7-13 students in the areas of music, dance, drama, technical production and public speaking.  The evening begins with a half hour of drinks and nibbles, followed by the awards ceremony and performances and will take place on Thursday 27 September at 7pm. 
Please find here the nomination form for students who deserve particular recognition for their achievements.  This evening also recognises service - honoring someone who has been a great support to the cultural scene this year.   
Further information on the awards can be found here and a description of the Cultural cups here.  

Nominations should be sent to by 5pm on Wednesday 22 August.

Sports Awards Nominations

Incredibly it is already that time of the year where we are wanting you to nominate yourselves for the 2018 Sports Awards. 

Please click on this link and you will be directed to the Marsden Sports Awards page on the Sports website. 

Please make sure you read all the criteria in each section before entering your nomination, then click on the appropriate underlined heading to direct you to the registration page eg. Junior Colours   Please make sure all nominations are submitted before the close date of Sunday 16 September, no nominations will be accepted after this date.  

If you are unsure about anything please ask your parents to help fill in the form!

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 new scholarships from Massey’s School of Music and Creative Media Production. Parents and caregivers of students in Year 13 should have received a copy of a letter containing details about Wellington Tertiary Open Day, which is on 31st August. All Year 13 attend. Please email Ms Binns if you have a student in Year 13 and have not received this letter.

Free Seminar for Parents of Teens

Parents and caregivers of secondary school students (Years 9-13) are invited to a free ‘Parents as Career Educators’ seminar on Monday 27 August 2018. The seminar will provide parents with tips and advice to guide their teenagers through the various career and study options available to them in the modern world. This free seminar will cover:

 ·        The world of work: looking forward
 ·        How to make informed career decisions now and in the future
 ·        How parents can assist
 ·        Career development resources

Presented by a career consultant from the University of Canterbury | Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha (UC), the seminar will assist parents to help their teens consider ALL their options, whether this is work, university, polytechnic, an apprenticeship, private providers or other possibilities. (This event is NOT about study options at UC.) 

The seminar will be held from 7:00pm-8:30pm at Kelson Community Centre, 

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

YOGA at Marsden

We are looking at Yoga classes starting in Term 3, 2018.  Yoga teacher Lucinda Sherratt has recently moved from Hawkes Bay to Wellington after many years living, training and working both overseas in Auckland and Hawkes Bay.  She is a dedicated J1 Iyengar accredited Yoga teacher and Clinical Nutritionist.  Lucinda’s Yoga style is Hatha Yoga, this is characterized by breath and movement.  Hatha incorporates all the basic asana (poses) plus simple joint movements to open up the body increasing flexibility and strength.  

The classes will run as a course throughout Term 3.  The cost for students will be $10 per class, Minimum class numbers are 10.  

All students will bring their own mats specific to Yoga and nonslip.  The students should wear comfortable gym clothing as they would for any other sport.  If you are interested in joining this class please register here

Marsden Prayermatters

Our School Chaplain, Sarah King convenes an email prayergroup for our school. Each week she sends out an email with some prayer requests and a list of students and staff to pray for during the week. The prayer requests are confidential, and no names are used. If you would like the group to pray for something in particular, OR you would like to pray with this group, contact our Chaplain, Sarah King,