Development and Giving

The generosity of the Marsden family enables our success.

Community Development Director
There are many ways in which we celebrate community at Marsden.

Father-Daughter & Mother-Daughter Events

Father-Daughter Breakfasts and Mother-Daughter Dinners have become a very enjoyable tradition at Marsden with events held at every year level in the Upper School.  These are informal occasions and an opportunity for Dads and Mums together with their daughters to meet socially in their year groups and share common interests. Parents are joined by our Principal, Leadership Team, Form Teachers and Deans.

Marsden Gala

The biennial Marsden Gala is a celebration of community, run by the Parents Association, involving students, staff, families and local businesses. It is a highlight of the Marsden year. Read about our latest GALA here.

Garden of Learning and Wellbeing

Transforming the area outside the Karori Science Labs into a Garden of Learning and Wellbeing is a special ongoing project undertaken by the Marsden Parents Association. The Marsden Family Wall and Garden was officially opened on Sunday 9 April 2017 and features three glass panels etched with current Marsden student's names and dates they were at Marsden.

Te Manawa o Te Kura - the heart of the school

Te Manawa o Te Kura, the heart of the Karori campus was officially opened by the Prime Minister, John Key on 11 May 2016.  We have replaced the much loved, but earthquake-prone, 1926 building with inspiring, light-filled Learning Studios, foyer and iCentre. Thank you to all those who have contributed to our wonderful new building and a special thank you to those generous financial supporters who stand behind the leading education Marsden provides.


Helping fund our facilities is an investment in all of our pupils, but—if you prefer—you can support one pupil specifically. Scholarships make a Marsden education possible for those who could not otherwise achieve it.
Contact our Community Development Director, Martine Foster for more information about how you can help with scholarships.


If you are considering what kind of legacy you would like to leave, please have a confidential conversation with our Community Development Director, Martine Foster.


Contact our Community Development Director, Martine Foster for more information about how you can help.