Notices: Preschool & Primary

From the Director of Primary

Dear Parents and Whānau    

Our Year 13 Head Girls Sam, Grace and Piyali went ahead this week with their planned focus on the International Day of Happiness. Our girls were excited to write with chalk pens on the windows of the vestibule – describing something that makes them happy. 
There is also a board on which they can stick little notices about what makes them happy. We can keep adding to this over the next few weeks and spending some time focusing on the good things that happen in our lives.     

 Nga mihi maioha 
 Celia McCarthy 
 Director of Primary

Parent Teacher Interviews

Parent teacher interviews for Preschool and Primary are on Wednesday 27 March (3.30pm – 7.15pm) and Thursday 4 April (3.15pm – 7.15pm).    

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”

Mufti day and a sausage sizzle are being held on Thursday 21 March for Preschool to Year 13.  Money raised goes towards resources and equipment for Saint James Primary School in Fiji. 

Thank you for your support on behalf of the Primary School Council and the Fiji Service Trip team.

TThe Marsden Fiji Service trip team 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   


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 Scholarships

Marsden Year 6, 7 and 9 Scholarships for entry in 2020 are now open.  These are for current and new students.  You can find more information and apply online.  You may find the Scholarship FAQs helpful too.  Scholarship applications close on 16 May and the exam is on Saturday 25 May.  These scholarships are not means tested. 

Primary Lunch Orders

here is a link to the items available and prices


Please notify the school by 8.30am of your child's absence or lateness.  Please email or call 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 Primary Director.