Notices: Years 11-13

Parent Teacher Interviews

Parent teacher interviews for Years 7–13 are on Wednesday 27 March (4.00pm – 8.30pm) and Thursday 4 April (4.00pm – 8.30pm).    Bookings are now open and close on the nights of Monday 25 March and Tuesday 2 April respectively. 
An email has been sent with a link to the booking screen.  Bookings can also be accessed by clicking the ‘book a teacher interview’ icon when logged into the MyMarsden Portal. 

If you require assistance please email

Movie Fundraiser “Daffodils”

The Samuel Marsden Fiji Service trip would love you to join us for a movie fundraiser evening, to raise funds for equipment for St James' School, Levuka, Fiji.   

Date : Sunday 31 March 
Time : 6pm  - with an introduction by Richard Fletcher, Daffodils Producer and Marsden parent! 
Movie : Daffodils    

Location : Penthouse Cinema, Brooklyn 
Tickets : $20, includes lolly bag – tickets available from Lottie Johnstone, Juliet Enright or Jemima Dowle, in Year 13,  or via email to Cathy Dowle   

PLUS : There will be a raffle on the night including some great prizes donated by Richard:   

2 COPIES OF THE SPECIAL COLLECTOR’S LIMITED EDITION VINYL LP OF THE ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE “DAFFODILS”   Soundtrack features original songs and Kiwi classic recreations performed by Silver Scroll winners LIPS and featuring KIMBRA, Rose McIver and George Mason. Includes:   An exclusive inner sleeve with track notes, Writer and Director commentary and film stills; and 12", 33rpm Yellow vinyl LP soundtrack album   


Innovative Young Minds

Only a few weeks until applications close for IYM 2019. We don’t want young women to miss out on this exciting opportunity to explore, discover and connect with people, businesses and educational institutes involved in the world of science and technology.    

IYM offers a programme to broaden the minds of young women – Year 11 and Year 12 at school – who are interested in finding out about the range of educational and career opportunities available to them in the science, engineering and technology sector. They learn about the skills they need for jobs that don’t yet exist. The sector needs diversity, the sector needs these young women.    

You can find out more about the programme at and apply online at   

This year, for the first time, we have opened up the programme to students across New Zealand and we will run two week-long programmes in the July school holidays. The programme is based at Silverstream Retreat in Trentham, Upper Hutt.  

Winter Uniform

All winter gear (long sleeve shirts, tights, and ties) are now available for purchase from the uniform shop. Winter uniform is to be worn from the start of Term 2. The Uniform shop is open on Mondays 8am - 9am and 12pm - 5pm and Wednesdays 12pm - 5pm.

Marsden Careers Evening - Thursday 9 May 2019

This evening is open to Year 10-13 students from Karori and Whitby.  We like to get about a dozen speakers to come in and talk about their careers.  If you are interested in taking part, or you know anyone you could recommend, particularly ex-pupils from the schools, please contact Susan Binns, at

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 you can find information about the Waikato University Open Day and the Dunedin Tertiary Open Days. A reminder that all updated key dates for the year are on the sub-page on  the bottom left of the careers information page.


Please notify the school by 8.30am of your child's absence or lateness.  Please email or ph: 476 8792 Ext 701.  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.

The Young Investment Banker Summer Internship

For ages 15-18 
London, 2nd-6th August 

New York, 9th-13th August 

Programme Highlights:
- Trade live at the London Stock Exchange
- Tour Wall Street with top financiers and visit hedge funds
- Competitively trade stocks and commodities
- Negotiate in a Mergers & Acquisitions deal
- Private dinners and lunches with some of London's and New York's most talented investment bankers
- Learn and reside in one of the world's best universities (UCL or NYU)
- Make an exclusive network of high-level finance contacts
- Meet talented students from more than 20 different countries
- A once-in-a-lifetime 'gold star' to include on college application forms