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Experience Marsden School's welcoming environment. We invite you to visit our beautiful campus, see the school in action, meet our students and staff and learn how your daughter will thrive at school, enjoy warm friendships and learn well. At Marsden our programmes are tailored for girls. Your daughter will be known and extended, will enjoy daily Wellbeing practices, and learn in a modern environment on our large green campus. Marsden, Inspiring Girls.

Open Events 2021 – Preschool to Year 13

We hold an open event every term. Our next Open Morning is on 27 October. If you are interested in joining us this year or in 2022, you are very welcome to come for a personal tour prior to this event. Please find the Personal Tour booking form below.

Tours take approximately 45 minutes. Please register below for our next Open Morning and we will send further details of the day prior to the event. The girls look forward to showing you around and there is the opportunity to chat to staff following your tour.


You can register for any of our open events here:

A Day in Class

Your daughter is warmly invited to spend a day with us in the Primary (Years 1-6) or Upper School (Years 7-13) to experience Marsden She will meet our girls, do some subjects of her choice, join in with activities and experience the school. She will be looked after by a buddy in her year group. If you are considering Year 7 in 2022 for your daughter, she can spend the day with an existing Year 7 buddy in the Upper School and also meet some of the Year 6 girls who will be in her cohort. Please contact Leigh McCathie on 476 8792 Ext 831 or email leigh.mccathie@marsden.school.nz if you'd like to organise this. 


Our girls enjoy having visitors, and we encourage your daughter to spend a day with us prior to enrolling. 

Year 7 and 9 Information webinars

You can watch our Year 7 and 9 Information Webinars from the comfort of your own home.

The Year 7 Information Webinar was held on 24 May, and the Year 9 Information Webinar was held on 1 June. If you would like a copy of one of the recordings please request it here:

Personal Tours

You and your family are warmly invited to come for a personal tour to see Marsden School in action. You can book your personal tour here:

Scholarships for entry in 2022

Please visit our Scholarships page for more details. Our Year 6, 7 and 9, Māori & Pasifika (Years 7-13) and NCEA Scholarships (Years 11-13) for entry in 2022 have now closed. Applications for our Excellence in Sport Scholarship (Years 10-13), entry 2022, close 20 August 2021. You can find details and apply online via the link above. Scholarships for entry in 2023 open in February 2022.

Enrolment – 2022 enrolments due

Enrolments for this year and beyond are open. The enrolment process consists of an online application form followed by a friendly interview with Principal Narelle Umbers or Primary School Director Jennifer Ioannou. Preschool families will meet with our Head of Preschool Helen McConnell. Subject to the interview, space availability and an offer, further enrolment documentation will follow. Although enrolments are open year round, for class planning purposes and to ensure your daughter has a confirmed place, full enrolment for entry in 2022 is now due. If we need to waitlist any year groups we will note this on our website.

Any Questions?

If you have any questions about our PreschoolPrimary or Upper School, learning and enrolments, would like to come for a tour or have your daughter spend a day in class, please contact our Enrolment Registrar Leigh McCathie on 476 8792 Ext 831 or email  leigh.mccathie@marsden.school.nz and she will be in touch.


If you’d like to catch up with a particular staff member, like Director of Primary Jennifer Ioannou, Head of Preschool Helen McConnell, Academic Director Margaret Adeane, Year 7-13 Dean Anne Field, Principal Narelle Umbers or one of our co-curricular staff we can organise that too. Just touch base with Leigh.


We invite you to take a virtual tour and have a look at our facilities, and look forward to showing you the campus at one of our open events or with a personal tour.

Why Marsden?

Our scientifically proven Visible Wellbeing approach and exceptional teaching means enhanced learning and better academic and life outcomes.


We are one of New Zealand’s leading independent schools. At Marsden we inspire girls and provide them with all the benefits of an all-girls education. We prepare our students to be ready for their world, through our future focused learning programmes, specialist academic, sport and cultural programmes and our Visible Wellbeing approach. Girls thrive at Marsden and the benefits of attending Marsden, an all-girls' school, are evident in our students' resultstertiary scholarships and Old Girl achievements.


At Marsden we warmly welcome and strive to have new students feel at home and part of the Marsden family from day one.  

Our Programmes

Please find a copy of the Marsden story on this page.

Detailed 2021 curriculum information can be found on our Year 7–13 
Academic Programmes page.

Primary information can be found
here and Preschool information here.

We can post you a copy of the Marsden story and our year programmes also. Just contact Leigh McCathie
leigh.mccathie@marsden.school.nz with your postal address if you would like us to do that.

Like what you see, ready to enrol?

Please see our Enrolments page for more details and the online Application form. 

If you have any questions, Leigh McCathie looks forward to hearing from you on 476 8792 Ext 831 or at


Leigh McCathie
Enrolment Registrar
(04) 476 8707
Contact me if you have any questions