Welcome back to school and a warm welcome to our new students and their families. We look forward to seeing everyone on the first day back, Thursday 7 February 2019. Please find information regarding the start of the school year below. 

Marsden's direction

We are proud to share with you our Strategic Plan 2019-2021. If you have not seen the Plan yet, please find the details here. Our Strategic goals focus on:

- Future focused Learning and Teaching
- Student Wellbeing
- Quality Teachers
- Community Engagement
- Sustainable Operations.

Sports Registrations (Primary and Years 7-13)

As per the sports email you will have received in December, registrations for both summer and winter sports in 2019 will open on Tuesday 1 January 2018. They will close on Wednesday 25 January. Please register on the sports website. Entries of teams into College Sports events are due before school starts so it is imperative your daughter registers for all the sports she wishes to participate in before 25 January. 

Term dates 2019

Term 1
Wednesday 6 February (Waitangi Day)
Thursday 7 February (first day for students)
Friday 12 April (Last day of Term 1)
Note: Easter break and Anzac Day occur in holiday time.

Term 2
Monday 29 April (first day of Term 2)
Monday 3 June (Queen’s Birthday) 
Tuesday 4 June (Staff Only day)
Friday 5 July (last day of Term 2)

Term 3
Monday 29 July (first day of Term 3)
Friday 27 September (last day of Term 3)

Term 4
Monday 14 October (first day of Term 4)
Monday 28 October (Labour Day) 
Friday 6 December (last day for students)

Important dates 

Please take note of the important dates on this page, including parent BBQs/Coffee Evenings and music, speech and drama, cultural and sports registrations and events. 

Please see our school calendar on the bottom of the home page of MyMarsden for school event and activity dates throughout the year. 

Karori Rd entrance

We are utilising the Christmas term break to move forward with routine repairs and maintenance to several of our buildings, most notably our Primary School building adjacent to Karori Road. 

With the health and safety of both you and our staff working through the holidays in mind, we have closed off the gate on Karori Road until construction is finished. We apologise for any inconvenience this causes you. We are also doing some maintenance on our fields and have fenced off that area as well.

At this point, we anticipate the Karori gate being closed through the end of February. If that changes, we will let you know. The campus can still be accessed through the main entrance on Marsden Ave, as well as the side entrance on Vera Street, and the steps from Karori Road. Please email John Thomason, Chief Operating Officer, with any questions you may have john.thomason@marsden.school.nz

Pōwhiri

Parents of all Year 7-13 students new to Marsden, are invited to our school pōwhiri, Monday 11 February, Marsden School Auditorium. Please arrive by 8.15am, for an 8.30am start. 

Picnic on the Lawn

You and your family are invited to the whole school Picnic on the Lawn (Primary School playground lawn). This event is being held on Friday 15 February, 5.00pm–7.00pm.

Preschool

Preschool

Preschool begins at 8.15am on Thursday 7 February 2019. We welcome all our existing and new families to a wonderful Term 1. 

Preschool is running a family sausage sizzle on Friday 15 February 3pm–3.30pm to welcome new parents and children. We look forward to seeing you all there.

Primary School (Years 1-6)

We are very much looking forward to having everyone back at school. A special welcome to our new Primary students and teachers. The first day of school is Thursday 7 February. The Primary School day for Year 1-6 students begins at 8.45am and finishes at 3.15pm. 

You will receive an email in late January to let you know who your daughter's class teacher is for 2019, along with an updated version of the Primary Handbook. 

A warm invitation is extended to all Primary School (Years 1-6) parents to come along to the Primary School Coffee Evening on Tuesday 12 February, 7.00pm, Primary School vestibule. You will have the opportunity to meet our Specialist teachers and hear about your daughter's class programmes. Tea and coffee will be provided after the class meetings. This event is always well attended and will finish by 8.30pm. We look forward to seeing you there! 

Celia McCarthy
Director of Marsden Primary 

International Students

We welcome back all our International Students who are arriving to start 2019 with the Marsden family. A special welcome to new students who are joining us for the first time. Please note these important dates:    
 
Wellington Orientation Day 
For new International Students only.
Saturday 9 February, 10am-3pm.

International Students’ BBQ      
Monday 25 February, 6pm-8pm, Marsden courtyard.
This event is to welcome our international sisters and to allow all Homestay families to meet each other. All International Students and their host families are invited. Please indicate your acceptance of this invitation, with the number of people attending and any dietary requirements, by emailing   sonya.hitchcock@marsden.school.nz by Thursday 14 February.    

Beginning of the year Social Event
For all International Students
Friday 15 February, Vogelmorn bowling club, 6pm start.

If you have any questions please contact me by emailing caroline.robertsen@marsden.school.nz 

Mrs Caroline Robertson
Director of International Students

Years 7-13 students

Welcome back everyone, and a special welcome to the new girls joining us in 2019! 

All Year 7-13 students start school at 8.25am on Thursday 7 February. The school day finishes at 3.25pm.

Parent/Teacher Coffee Evenings are an opportunity for you to meet your daughter's Dean and Form/Tutor Teacher and particularly to meet parents of other students in your daughter's class. We'd be delighted if you could join us. 

The Coffee Evening for parents/caregivers of Year 7–13 students will be held on Wednesday 13 February at 7.00pm-8.30pm. Please meet in the School Auditorium. Supper will follow, generously hosted by the Marsden Parents’ Association.

Orientation "O" Week

The timetable during "O" Week is as follows: 
  • Periods 1 and 2 - with form teacher and class
  • Periods 3 and 4 - academic lessons 
  • Periods 5 and 6 - buddy and House activities, pōwhiri practise
Year 9 students will also do leadership activities in "O" Week.

Year 13 students

Year 13 students will be at Silverstream Retreat from Monday 11 February to 3.30pm on Tuesday 12 February. 

Uniform

If you are yet to organise your daughter's uniform please make an appointment with the Uniform Shop by calling 476 8479 or emailing uniformshop@marsden.school.nz to organise your daughter’s uniform. 

The Uniform Shop opening hours in January 2019 are as follows:

For second hand drop-offs only: 
Wednesday 30 January, 10am-12pm
Please find the second hand uniform details and form here. Please note that if you are dropping off second hand uniform items you need to complete the 'Second Hand Uniform' form, and all items need to be washed and ironed or dry cleaned. 

Shop hours before school starts:

Monday 4 February, 9am-2pm
Tuesday 5 February, 9am-2pm

Normal hours resume the week beginning Monday 11 February and during term time are: 

Mondays, 8am-9am and 12pm-5pm
Wednesday, 12pm-5pm

The Marsden Uniform Shop is located at 153 Karori Road in Marsden Village, with access from the car park in Marsden Village. 

Sun smart policy and hats

We recommend that students wear a school hat or cap when outside during Terms 1 and 4. Hats/caps are available at the Uniform Shop for wear during lunch, sport, excursions and other outdoor activities.  

Stationery and Digital Devices (Primary and Years 7-13)

Stationery lists for Years 7-13 for 2019 can be found on the MyMarsden Stationery/Digital devices page. You will find details about Digital Device requirements on the same page, and details of the specials that Harvey Norman is offering Marsden families.

Students from Year 7 upwards are required to bring their own digital devices for learning.  We recommend a laptop for Years 7-13. If Year 7 to 9 students currently have a tablet or Chromebook they can continue to use these across their subjects. The iCentre has a range of devices that can be issued on a day to day basis.

Primary students are not required to bring stationery except for a pencil case. In Years 3-6 students are welcome to bring a device such as an iPad, or laptop to use in class.  Please discuss with your daughter's teacher if you need further advice. 

Staying up to date

We have a number of ways of keeping you up to date with what is happening at Marsden.   

MyMarsden – This is an online site for parents/caregivers, students, and Old Girls (see image of the MyMarsden home page above). Please scroll through the menus to familiarise yourself with the school information available. MyMarsden is where you will find a weekly message from the Principal, and all the day to day bits of information to help with life at Marsden e.g. notices, the school calendar, school news, uniform details, stationery/digital device details, the link for the MyMarsden Portal, a link to the MarsdenSport website, exam information, career information, staff email addresses, the Parents Association (MPA) and Old Girls information. Both Karori and Whitby campuses have their own MyMarsden sites which can be accessed from the top right hand corner of our website. The direct link to MyMarsden Karori is here.

MyMarsden Portal – The portal enables you to access your child’s timetable, subject list, and reports with ease. Your accounts – invoices and receipts are also available.  Each parent/caregiver who has indicated to the school that they wish to receive student/school information, will have their own login.  New families to the school will receive login details via an email at the beginning of Term 1. You can access the portal from the MyMarsden home page (green button with spider web on it).

School calendar – this is located at the bottom of the MyMarsden home page.

School App - Our School App allows for efficient and timely communications of school information. It is compatible with Apple and Android devices. Please download it if you have not already done so. Downloading instructions can be found here. With the start of a new year please remember to update your notification groups (your child will be in a different Year group now and may be doing different activities) – just go to the menu on your App, choose ‘Notice Subscriptions’ and touch the buttons to change.  

Marsden Newsletter – We send out a weekly e-newsletter with a message from the Principal, administrative notices, school news, student achievements, a link to the School Calendar and MPA and community notices. The Marsden Newsletter is the best way to keep up to date with information and events at school, which apply to your child. The Marsden Newsletter is sent via email and via the School App. There will be links from your email/App to the School Calendar and the relevant school notices pages on MyMarsden. Note: if you cannot open links from the school newsletter on your mobile device please check whether you have the latest operating system, or try opening in another browser e.g. Google Chrome.   
Please find information about other ways we communicate with you here. These include our Facebook page, Youtube channel, Preschool and Primary media galleries and more.   

CareMonkey - This is a parent driven system that we are currently using to collect medical and emergency information, trip permission slips and forms for dissemination. The system provides parents with a secure way to share necessary medical information required by the school in the care of their child. If you are a new parent to Marsden you will receive an email from CareMonkey to register your details. Please update CareMonkey if your contact details or your child’s medical details change.     

We’d love to hear from you   
If you have any questions about your child’s needs for Preschool please speak to Anne Cave. For Years 1-6 please contact your daughter’s teacher and for Years 7–13 please contact your daughter’s Form/Tutor Teacher or Dean. Staff email addresses are in the format:  firstname.lastname@marsden.school.nz   

We’d love to hear from you if your daughter achieves in her activities outside of school. Please send an email to your daughter's teacher and our Marketing and Communications Manager inge.doig@marsden.school.nz This means we can share it with the Marsden Community and the media as appropriate. If you send images please email them in the highest resolution (largest size) option - we then have the option to publish the photos in our annual Word from Marsden magazine or use it in other print media.  

Your child's safety

Police vetting 

The school endeavours to provide the safest possible environment for students. Staff are police checked and the school requires any adults with responsibility for, or contact with, students to agree to a police check or to sign a self-declaration form. 

This includes parents who volunteer to coach or manage a sports team or cultural group, who accompany a school field trip, accompany camps etc. The staff member involved with the activity will provide the appropriate forms to volunteers or these can be obtained directly from Alison McManus alison.mcmanus@marsden.school.nz 

The names of all adult volunteers will be made available to the parents of all students participating in any trip, excursion, sports, cultural activity or camp. This may be via a further letter or email to parents if a first letter is sent seeking volunteers. If a parent has concerns about the suitability of any volunteer (from a student safety perspective) they should first raise this with the staff member arranging the activity.

Civil Defence and Emergency 

In an emergency the school will look after all pupils until they can be collected. Please note that in a civil defence situation, only caregivers or those people you have specifically named as emergency contacts can collect your daughter or son from school. This applies to all students from Preschool to Year 13. It would be particularly helpful if one of your emergency contacts was someone who lived locally.  

Each year you are asked to check your contact details and the emergency contacts you have provided. Please take the opportunity to update this information with the school so that it is accurate in case of a civil defence emergency. 

Safety around cars 

Please do not drive in the school grounds when delivering or collecting children. Pupils must be dropped outside the school grounds at all times, unless special arrangements have been made. 

As there have been a number of ‘close calls’ involving cars and students, the Vera Street entrance is closed from 3pm–4pm and the Donald Street entrance is closed from 8am–4pm for safety reasons. The Marsden Ave entrance is also closed at the start and end of the school day. 

Please respect our neighbours and avoid turning into their driveways whenever possible. Some of our neighbours have reported damage to their drive and surrounding grass edges. We also ask that drivers observe all yellow ‘no stopping’ lines. 

Emergency Food Supplies 

The school makes provision for emergency situations but relies on parental assistance for food supplies. Food is required to feed the entire school population for a minimum of three days. 

We never know when an emergency might occur so we would appreciate all items be delivered to the school by Wednesday 13 February 2019. If food is not received by this date there will be a small charge to your account to cover the purchase of such items by the school. 

The expiry date on the food should show a date later than December 2019. The exception to this expiry date is long life milk but please try for a distant expiry date there too. 

Students are asked to take the food to their class teacher (Preschool and Primary) or Form/Tutor Teacher (Years 7–13). Each student should bring at least two items of food (but any extra supplies will be gratefully received). Students are also asked to bring one box of tissues please. These are used as multi-purpose hygiene products. Each year group is asked to bring something different to ensure there is variety of food available. Please bring the following:

  • Preschool Ready-to-eat meal (does not require water) 
  • Year 1 Ready-to-eat meal (does not require water) 
  • Year 2 Canned spaghetti 
  • Year 3 Unsweetened canned fruit 
  • Year 4 Canned vegetables e.g. corn, beetroot, carrots 
  • Year 5 Canned meat or fish 
  • Year 6 Baked beans 
  • Year 7 Breakfast cereal 
  • Year 8 Canned vegetables e.g. corn, beetroot, carrots 
  • Year 9 Canned bean or potato salad 
  • Year 10 Canned meat or fish 
  • Year 11 Long-life milk (not milk powder) 
  • Year 12 Unsweetened canned fruit 
  • Year 13 Muesli/snack bars, cracker packs e.g. Le Snaks. 
The food will be given to the City Mission if unused in 2019.

Staff

We are very proud of the wonderful team of teaching and support staff we have at Marsden!

If you have any specific queries throughout the year please contact your daughter's teacher (class teacher in Primary or Form/Tutor Teacher in the Upper School), or your year group Dean. 

Senior Management team

Narelle Umbers Principal
Margaret Adeane Academic Director
Anne Field Director of Pastoral Care
Celia McCarthy Director of Marsden Primary
Anne Winnall Director of Marsden Whitby
John Thomason Chief Operating Officer

Senior Leaders

Fiona Crawford Director of Future-focused Learning & Innovation
Caroline Robertson Director of International Students
Adair Grant  Director of Student Achievement 

Deans


Wendy Carroll Dean Years 7-10
Jane Hazelton  Associate Dean with responsibility for Yr8
Aylana Wright Associate Dean with responsibility for Yr9
Anita Stark Associate Dean with responsibility for Yr10
Year 7 parents please use Wendy Carroll as your contact. 

Anne Field  Dean Years 11-13
Carolyn Towell Associate Dean with responsibility for Yr11
Tracey Allen Associate Dean with responsibility for Yr12
Year 13 parents, please use Anne Field as your contact. 

Sonya Hitchcock Receptionist
Sonia Stinson  Enrolment
Inge Doig Marketing and Communications

Staff email addresses are in the format: firstname.lastname@marsden.school.nz

You can find our Staff Directory here.

The Health Team

Our Health team (left to right) Anne Field, Sarah King, Tania Stokes, Lizzi Winn, Sophie Bank.
Body, Mind and Spirit - at Marsden we actively nurture and develop student wellbeing.  

The Marsden Health team is committed to helping students live their lives positively and in all its fullness. We are available for students to catch up with as follows:   

Lizzi Winn and Sophie Bank are our NZAC registered counsellors. Sometimes life feels overwhelming, being a teenager is complicated. If your daughter is feeling anxious, lacking in self-confidence or struggling in a friendship, talking to someone often helps. Lizzi and Sophie are experienced at listening and helping to understand emotions. For more information your daughter is invited to confidentially contact Lizzi at lizzi.winn@marsden.school.nz and Sophie at sophie.bank@marsden.school.nz    

Our fully registered nurse Tania Stokes runs a drop in clinic from 9.30am – 3pm each day. No appointment is necessary. For more information, contact Tania at tania.stokes@marsden.school.nz   

Chaplain Sarah King is one of the people at school that you can talk to about big questions like - How do I know God is real? Who is Jesus? How do I pray? Wrestling with doubt and faith is all part of life’s spiritual journey. Sarah is always willing to listen and help explore these big, or smaller, questions. For more information contact Sarah at sarah.king@marsden.school.nz   

Parents/caregivers are also welcome to touch base with us at any time.  

Cultural Programme

Marsden offers a wide range of cultural activities and there are many opportunities for your daughter to get involved. Playing and enjoying music at Marsden opens the door to a lifelong appreciation of the performing arts.We have choirs, orchestras, rockbands, flute ensembles and handbell ringing, as well as the academic Music curriculum which includes our fun and innovative Year 7 Band programme. Specialist teachers are available during the school day for students to have private tuition in the instrument of their choice.

Our Composer-in-Residence programme gives music students the very real opportunity to experience a composer at work. During their residency, the composer takes workshops with the girls and composes a unique piece of music for Marsden.

We encourage our girls to join in the School Production. Performing as a team in front of an audience builds confidence and great camaraderie. For those not seeking the limelight we offer technical workshops alongside the school production.

There are opportunities to perform in the Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival, to debate, dance or take Speech and Drama lessons from our specialist tutors.

Please find further co-curricular details and registration forms here.

Year 10-13 Production of Godspell
Rehearsals for our production of Godspell will begin at the start of Term 1. All cast members should check their emails at the end of the holidays for updated rehearsal information.

2019 Cultural Handbook
The 2019 Cultural Book contains information on the range of activities at Marsden and can be found here from the end of January, along with the online registration form. If you have any questions, please email the Cultural Coordinator, Sarah Wilson on sarah.wilson@marsden.school.nz or call on (04) 476 8792 Ext844. 

Recognising achievements
It is really important to us to recognise the success of our students in (school and external) cultural activities. Please email sarah.wilson@marsden.school.nz and inge.doig@marsden.school.nz if your daughter has achieved something throughout the year that should be celebrated. If you are able to send high resolution photos that would also be much appreciated.

Private music lessons
Please see here for private music lesson details and the registration form. Private music lessons are available for Years 3-13 students. 

Performance Diploma in Speech and Drama
Your daughter can leave school with a Performance Diploma in Speech and Drama! She can start her journey at Years 7, 8 or 9. 
Speech and Drama classes are also available for Years 3-6 students.
Classes are available at lunchtime or after school. Registration details and forms can be found here, 2019 registrations close on 7 Feburary 2019. For further information contact Jan Avison on 021 446 600 or email janavison@gmail.com

Sport (Primary and Years 7-13)

Sports Programme 
At Marsden, we believe that sport teaches students about sportsmanship, teamwork, courage and healthy physical activity. We want Marsden girls to be gracious winners and good losers. We’d like all girls to take up a sport in 2018 and we have fantastic programmes to develop their sports skills. 

Marsden Sports website
The Marsden sports website is the best please to find all information about sport at Marsden. This site is dedicated to Marsden sport draws, registration information, news, results, details of the Swifts Talent Centre, our Physiotherapy Clinic and more. Please refer to it throughout the year marsdensport.school.nz

Sports registrations
Registrations for both Primary and Years 7-13 summer and winter sports in 2019 will open on Tuesday 1 January 2018 and close on Wednesday 25 January. Please register on the sports website. Entries of teams into College Sports events are due before school starts so it is imperative your daughter registers for all the sports she wishes to participate in before 25 January. 

Years 7–13 Athletic Sports, Newtown Park, Thursday 28 February 2018 (Week 4) 
Our first sports event of the year is Athletics, which will be held at Newtown Park on Thursday 28 February. This is a fun day filled with lots of school spirit. It is a House competition that allows everyone to compete both on the track and in a range of field events. Students are to wear their House t-shirts and PE shorts or track suits. Sports shoes are a must. Students make their own way to Newtown Park for an 8.25am roll call and will be dismissed from the park at approximately 2.45pm. There is a bus available to take students back to Karori and regular school buses leave Marsden at 3.30pm. You will receive an e-mail to reserve a seat on the returning bus. The day’s activities include the March Past, a sausage sizzle and the highlight is form class and House relays to complete the day. A programme will be included in the weekly Marsden Newsletter which will be emailed to you and is available on the School App. Parents are encouraged to come along and support their daughters on this exciting and action packed day.

Years 7-13 Swimming Sports, Wellington Regional Aquatic Centre, Kilbirnie, Friday 29 March 2019 (week 8)  Our second sports event of the year is Swimming Sports, which will be held on Friday 29 March at the Wellington Regional Aquatic Centre in Kilbirnie. Students make their own way to the venue for a 8.45am start and will be dismissed at 2pm. As there are no supervised buses or shuttles back to school please arrange transport plans with your daughter for the end of the day. Students are able and encouraged to enter competitive and non-competitive swimming events that they sign up for in their PE classes. Students are to dress in House colours with appropriate swimming attire for racing. All students are expected to attend. If they are not swimming, jobs and support positions will be allocated. Please ensure your daughter brings adequate food, water, warm clothes and towels.

Marsden Parents' Assocation

Annual General Meeting
Thursday 21 February 2019, 7pm, iCentre.

All parents are cordially invited to attend the AGM of the Marsden Parents’ Association. The first meeting for the 2019 year will follow the AGM. For more information on the MPA please email us at MarsdenParents@gmail.com or see the MyMarsden MPA page.    
Membership of the MPA is a great way to connect with Marsden, meet new friends and support our girls. We look forward to seeing you on 21 February.

MPA meetings 2019

Meetings are held on a Thursday in the iCentre , starting at 7pm.  All parents are most welcome.

21 February - AGM followed by 2019 inaugural meeting
21 March 
16 May
13 June
15 August
19 September
24 October
21 November

Marsden Parents’ Association Volunteer Form

Many volunteers assist at Marsden each year. All help, of whatever kind, is deeply appreciated. If you can assist in 2019 please fill in volunteer form and hand this on to the Main Reception or email it to marsdenparents@gmail.com

Please note, Primary School parents will also be offered the opportunity to volunteer in the Primary School in other ways.

2019 Marsden Gala Day, 3 March, 11am-2pm

The iconic Marsden Gala is just around the corner!  A much anticipated community event and fun day out with family and friends, the Gala raises money for our girls and school.  This year, funds raised will go towards refurbishing Marsden's Intermediate Block.  

The Gala will feature over 30 stalls including old favourites such as Designer Clothing, Deli, Garden, White Elephant, Books, Toys and Cakes. But look out for a few new comers - Healthy Treats, Silent Auction and French Crepes. There will be something there for everyone so please mark your calendars!
 
It's not too late for a Spring Clean!  So please think of us if you are sorting out your cupboards. Donation drop-off times are between 10.30am and 12pm on Sun 3 Feb, Sun 10 Feb, Sun 17 Feb and Sun 24 Feb.

We have had a great response to our calls for help, thank you to all those who have stepped up - you are fantastic!  We always need more volunteers, so please think about how you could be involved before, after or on the day. Many hands make light work and we can find a job for everyone! If you can help in any way to help make the Gala successful, please let us know marsden.gala@gmail.com - we look forward to hearing from you and seeing you when the doors open on March 3.

Kath and Kalyani 
Gala Convenors

Friends of Football AGM, Monday 4 March, 6pm

Marsden Friends of Football
Notice of Annual General Meeting

Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of Marsden Friends of Football (MFOF) will be held on Monday 4 March, 2019, 6 pm, in the Whina Cooper Room at Samuel Marsden Collegiate School, Karori.

Please join us and find out about the Future of Football and Futsal at Marsden School. 

All Nomination for 2019 MFOF Committee to be submitted in writing by Monday 25 February 2019, to friendsoffootballmarsden@gmail.com

All welcome, we do hope you will join us!

Transport

Please find information about transport to Marsden here. 

We run shuttle services from Seatoun/Miramar and Eastbourne, with various pick up points. If you would like to use a shuttle in 2019 please let Jo Sherlock know by emailing jo.sherlock@marsden.school.nz or calling 476 8792 Ext832.   

We will put on extra services or a bus if the demand is there.

Cafeteria

Fine Cuisine will continue to operate our School Cafeteria. The Cafeteria will be open from 7 February and run from 8am-1.30pm during the term. The Cafeteria provides a range of nutritious food and operates on a cash or EFTPOS system. Primary and Preschool families will be provided with a list of foods available and can order and pay for their lunches on the day via their classes. 

Absences

Please notify the school by 8.30am of your child's absence or lateness. Please email absences@marsden.school.nz or call 476 8792 Ext701. 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. 

Houses

Marsden has six Houses in the Upper School (Years 7-13): 

Baber 
Hadfield Beere
Jellicoe
Johnson
Richmond
Swainson Riddiford

In Primary (Years 1-6) the Houses are:

Fitzherbert
Innes
Sprott

See you at school in 2019!