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 ongoing project undertaken by the Marsden Parents Association. The Marsden Family Wall and Garden was officially opened on Sunday 9 April 2017 and features three glass panels etched with current Marsden student's names and dates they were at Marsden. 


See more details on the progress and transformation happening to the Marsden Garden of Learning and Wellbeing.

Te Manawa o Te Kura - the heart of the school

The largest and most significant fundraising focus in recent years has been the new building, Te Manawa o Te Kura, on the Karori campus.  This spectacular building has won several awards and was officially opened by the Prime Minister, John Key on 11 May 2016.  


While it was a difficult decision to replace the much loved, but earthquake-prone, 1926 building the result is an inspiring, light-filled construction with Learning Studios, foyer and iCentre. Staff, students and visitors are enjoying using all aspects of these superb new facilities.

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 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.

We continue to look for 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.

Father Daughter Breakfasts

Father Daughter breakfasts have become a very enjoyable tradition at Marsden with breakfasts held  at every year level in the Upper School. 


This is an informal occasion and an opportunity for Dads and their daughters to meet socially in their year groups and a chance to get to know friends and share common interests. You will be welcomed by our Principal, Leadership Team, Form Teachers and Deans.


When it is your turn we will email you and ask you to register using the blue button below.