Everything you need to know about the cultural happenings at Marsden.
Check the Cultural Calendar for dates and times of cultural events happening at school.

The Cultural Handbook

Check out all the activities on offer at Marsden in this handbook

Learn to Dance

The Jennifer Evans Dance Academy is located in the Rua Chandler Studio at Marsden.Check out her website for more information on classes in jazz, tap, ballet, contemporary, and hip hop.

Offerings at Rata Studios

Click here for lots of great performing arts opportunities at Rata Studios

Want to improve your acting skills?

Miranda Harcourt is a world renowned acting coach and here are some tips she has shared on developing your own skills. 

Registration for Cultural Activities

Registrations are now closed for all cultural activities.

If you would like to join, please email Miss Wilson.

Debating Years 9-13
Registrations are now CLOSED. If you registered, check your email for further information about your team.
Kapa Haka: Tuesday lunchtimes - Cultural Centre 

Chess Club: Thurs after school - Clere House 2
These are the updated times and may differ from the Cultural Book.

Larks Choir
Fri 7:45am - Music Room 
Orchestra: Wed lunch - Auditorium
String Orchestra: Mon lunch - Auditorium
Guitar Group:
Wed lunch Music Room
Handbells: Thurs lunch - Lilburn Room/Music Room
Piano Ensemble: Tues lunch Music Room
Ad Summa: Fri lunch -
Ukuladies: Mon lunch - Primary School Music Room
Flute Ensemble: Tues break - Music Room
Rock Band: Thursday lunch - Lilburn Room
Altissime: Tuesday 3:30 and Friday 7:30am in the Auditorium

Cultural Awards 2022

Our Cultural Awards Evening recognises the achievements of our students. 

Information on the awards can be found here.

You can submit nominations here until Friday September 9. Late nominations will not be considered.

Do you want to learn how to do an accent? Check this out!

Sarah Valentine is an amazing accent coach based in Auckland. Her online courses are lots of fun and it's a great skill to have if you love acting, or you just love accents!
Check out her website for more details -

Considering a career in the performing arts?

Toi Whakaari offers courses in the following areas

Performing Arts Management
Bachelor of Design - Stage and Screen
NZ Diploma in Costume Construction
NZ Diploma in Scenic Construction and Props

See Miss Wilson if you would like a brochure
Contact Sarah Wilson, Cultural Coordinator if you have any queries.
Phone: 04 476 8792 ext 844

Student Success

Let us know the amazing things you have been doing so we can celebrate them here!

Inspirational Marsden Old Girls

Check out what these talented Marsden Old Girls are up to in the performing arts!