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How can we help you?

Would you like us to notify you about upcoming Open Days or Scholarships? Perhaps you have a general enquiry we could help with? Add your details to our simple enquiry form and we will be in touch. Or if you are ready to apply, scroll down to our Apply Online button and join the Marsden family today.

Personal tour

Arrange a personal tour of a Marsden school to help you appreciate the Marsden difference. Sonia Stinson at Karori or Lorraine Rose at Whitby will be delighted to talk to you about your child's needs and arrange a personal tour at a time to suit. 


If you'd like us to post you a copy of our prospectus, contact Sonia (Karori) or Lorraine (Whitby). Or, you can view it here:

Marsden School Karori

Kaori Prospectus

Marsden School Karori caters to children of all ages from Preschool (boys and girls) and Years 1 to Year 13 (girls). View our online Prospectus here

Marsden School Whitby

Whitby Prospectus

Marsden School Whitby is co-educational for students in Years 7 to 13. View our online Prospectus here.

Getting to School is easy

Students of all ages travel from all parts of the Greater Wellington region to attend Marsden. It's easy to get to either of our campuses at Karori or Whitby with our dedicated bus services.


Metlink provides bus services throughout Wellington city to Marsden Karori. And at Whitby we have worked with NZ Coach Services to provide the most effective bus route for students in conjunction with train timetables. 


For more details see Marsden Karori Bus information or Marsden Whitby Bus information.


We offer a range of scholarships at either Karori or Whitby for students new to Marsden.

  • Year 6 (Karori only) and Year 7 and Year 9 Scholarships (Karori and Whitby) open in February and close in May.
  • Senior School Academic Excellence scholarships for Years 11 and 12 (Karori only) also open in February and close in July.
  • Centre of Sports Excellence Scholarships for Years 10, 11 and 12 (Karori only) open in February and close at the Principal's discretion.

See our Scholarships page for details of the scholarships we offer on an annual basis/ or to apply.

Marsden After School Care (Karori)

Marsden is pleased to offer Marsden After School Care (MASC) for our Year 1-8 students and their siblings at our Karori Campus. This programme is available Monday to Friday from 3:15pm - 6pm and runs out of the Primary School with the school grounds and the upper school facilities also being available depending on the activity.


The activity programme is designed by our Marsden staff and is overseen by the Director of the Primary School. A trained supervisor will manage the programme on a daily basis. For more details and to enrol please follow the link below.

Enrolments KARORI

Sonia Stinson
Enrolment Registrar
(04) 476 8707 ext 831

Enrolments WHITBY

Lorraine Rose
Administration & Enrolments
(04) 234 1070 ext *710
Call me to arrange a tour of Marsden Whitby

Ready to Apply?

Our applications are open year round as we often have international students and families from out of town and overseas join us. For entry into the next calendar year we recommend you apply by June to reserve a place. You can also apply now if your daughter is joining us beyond next year.


Start the process of enrolling at Marsden by completing the easy online application form below. We will then be in touch to organise an interview with either Principal Narelle Umbers or our Director of Primary, Celia McCarthy at Marsden Karori, or with Anne Winnall, our Director at Marsden Whitby.  Following this interview you will be required to complete our full enrolment documentation. Welcome to Marsden!

Marsden schools prepare children and young people for lives of meaning accomplishment and genuine happiness.