Primary News Archive

100m Medal

Congratulations to Hannah Patterson (Y5) who won the G9 100m title at the Wellington Junior Athletics Championships held at Newtown Park recently. This annual event attracts competitors from as far afield as Masterton and Kapiti regions. Running for the Karori Junior Athletics Club, Hannah won in a personal best time of 15.12 seconds. Ka pai! (23/03/2018)

Chinese Lanterns

Primary students enjoyed making lanterns with Mandarin Language Assistant, Yuan Wang, to celebrate Chinese Lantern Festival, which marks the end of the Chinese New Year and has been part of traditional celebrations since the Western Han Dynasty over 2000 years ago. (05/03/2018)

January Birthday Girls meet Principal

Primary students who celebrated birthdays in January are the first of the 'birthday girls' to meet with Principal Narelle Umbers as she starts to get to know everyone. They each chatted about what they did on their special day and got to choose something from her 'birthday box'. Definitely a happy visit to the Principal's office! (22/02/2018)

Valentine's Day

It wasn't only staff who felt the love with that amazing morning tea yesterday. Senior Primary Committee students hand wrote personalised cards to every girl in Primary and delivered them with a little pack of lollies for Valentine's Day. Now that's special! (15/02/2018)


It was a glorious day for the Years 1-5 trip to the Botanic Gardens as part of EOTC week. Our girls loved exploring the Discovery Garden, an amazing living classroom, and the workshop in the Treehouse Visitor Centre where they learnt about the natural world and fantastic uses for plants. (15/02/2018)

Year 6 Camp

Year 6 students had a fabulous three day camp at Palm Grove last week. The weather was beautiful and they were thankful for the pool and waterslide each afternoon. From bush survival and orienteering to archery and high ropes our girls embraced the challenges head on.
Sasha Lambrechtsen said: "My favourite activity was the waterslide! I loved the water slide because everyone had a try and no matter what, everyone had fantastic time. The most challenging activity for me was the high ropes course because I’m afraid of heights. I got stuck twice and the obstacles were also challenging but that made the experience even more fun. My overall experience was absolutely amazing."  See more photos on our Facebook page. (15/02/2018)


Marsden Primary warmly welcomes our new teachers, (from left)  Jen Denham in charge of Year 2, Charlotte Manthell is teaching new entrants/Year 1, and Rose Stevens is working with our Year 6 students. We are delighted they have joined our team and look forward to the year ahead and all that they have planned. (01/02/2018)