Investing in future generations

The secret to a great society, the ancient Greeks understood, is to plant trees we ourselves will never sit under.


That philosophy is what inspires those who so generously fund Marsden’s development:  they are people who believe we have no greater responsibility than giving children the best possible start in life. 

Garden of Learning and Wellbeing

Transforming the area outside the Karori Science Labs into a Garden of Learning and Wellbeing is a special project undertaken by the Marsden Parents Association this year. The Marsden Family Wall and Garden was officially opened on Sunday 9 April 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

Last year's fundraising focus was the new building, Te Manawa o Te Kura, on the Karori campus which 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.

Exterior of Te Manawa o Te Kura, the heart of Marsden school

Exterior of Te Manawa o Te Kura, the heart of Marsden school

We thank all those who have contributed to our wonderful new building, particularly we want to acknowledge students, staff and parents for their patience while the build was in progress. We'd also like to extend a special thank you to those generous financial supporters who stand behind the leading education Marsden provides.

Foyer of Te Manawa o Te Kura, the heart of Marsden school

Foyer of Te Manawa o Te Kura, the heart of Marsden school

Development Director

Martine Foster
Director of Development
(04) 476 8792 ext 876
Call me to discuss the different ways you can contribute to Marsden's future.

While we have moved in and are using all aspects of these superb new facilities, we are still looking for your support to further enhance what we offer to our students. You can still buy a tile for the foyer floor and pave the way for generations of Marsden women.


Contact our Director of Development, Martine Foster for more information about the project and how you can help.


Details of the New Building opening celebrations.


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 Director of Development, 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 Director of Development, Martine Foster.