If you are interested in a Year 11, Year 12, Māori & Pasifika or Marsden Excellence in Sport Scholarship for 2021, please use the button below.

Experience Marsden School's welcoming environment.

Open Morning – Preschool to Year 13

Our next Open Morning is on Friday 14 August. Principal Narelle Umbers will be speaking briefly at 9am. If you would like to join us at that time please arrive between 8.45am and 9am to sign in. Tours will be running between 9.15am and 12pm, they take approximately an hour.


The girls are keen to show you the school and we hope you will join us after your tour for some light refreshments, to meet staff and have your questions answered. 


We hold an open event every term. Our term 4 Open Morning is on Friday 23 October.


Please register for our Open Mornings here:

If our event dates do not work for you please contact Enrolment Registrar Leigh McCathie on 476 8792 Ext 831. She'd be happy to organise a personal tour for you and your family.


We look forward to meeting you!

Open Day and Year 7 and 9 Information webinars

We held a Virtual Open Day Webinar and Year 7 and Year 9 Information Webinars recently.  You can register to receive a copy of these below and we will send you the link (note: the Year 7 webinar will be available from Wednesday 10 June). We hope you enjoy these overviews. 



We are back at school and our enrolments are open.

If you have any questions about 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 027 231 0124 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 7-10 Dean Wendy Carroll, Year 11-13 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.

Why Marsden?

At Marsden we prepare our students for their world, through our future focused learning programmes and our Visible Wellbeing™ approach, and currently through Remote Learning, which includes meeting with teachers virtually.


At Marsden we strive to have new students feeling at home and part of the Marsden family from day one. As we work remotely we are staying connected with each other to ensure we are well, and to support learning.

A Day in Class (Years 1-13)

Your daughter is invited to spend a day in class to experience Marsden. She will be given a buddy for the day, join in with class and co-curricular activities and meet the girls in her year group. 

Scholarships for entry in 2021 are open

Please visit our Scholarships page for more details and to apply online. Our Year 6, 7 and 9 Scholarships have closed but we still have Year 11, Year 12, Māori & Pasifika and Excellence in Sport Scholarships open for entry in 2021.

2020 Programmes

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

Detailed 2020 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?

The enrolment process consists of an online Application form followed by a friendly interview with Principal Narelle Umbers (Year 7-13) or Primary School Director Jennifer Ioannou (Year 1-6). Subject to the interview, space availability and an offer, the further enrolment documentation will follow.

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 027 231 0124 or at


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