Children and young people flourish at Marsden. They're happy, they enjoy school and they go on to do exceptionally well in life. What makes Marsden special?

The ultimate goal

At Marsden, our relentless focus is on the ultimate goal of education. For us, education is much more than a step up to university and a career.  Our purpose is to lay the foundation for lives of meaning, accomplishment and genuine happiness. We foster independent thinking, build resilience and instill the importance of community involvement.

Marsden supports every pupil personally

We achieve that ultimate goal because we know, and can support every pupil personally. That's not possible in today's mega schools, whereas here, people talk about the 'Marsden family'. At Marsden, children and young people are nurtured, encouraged and respected. They feel safe being themselves and receive the individual attention they need.

Principal

Narelle Umbers
Principal
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It's the Marsden Spirit that makes the difference.

Marsden has high expectations

Excellence is a core value at Marsden. Parents and pupils choose Marsden because everyone is striving to be the best they can be. At Marsden there is a shared passion for learning and discovery. Students and staff support each other and celebrate achievements.

Flourish

At Marsden, children and young people flourish. They do well academically and in their co-curricular pursuits. They develop grit and grace. And they go on to enjoy their life and work. At Marsden, wonderful girls and young women realise their potential to become extraordinary people.

I went to Marsden and was encouraged to be the best I could be. I never could have dreamed of all the opportunities I have had, but the knowledge and skills I gained during my Marsden years allowed me to adapt and succeed in any situation. It has shaped my choices about who I wanted to be, and I’d like to think that being a Marsden Girl in the New Zealand Defence Force is the embodiment of ‘grit and grace’.

Megan Engleback, 2019 (Y13, 2010)