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.

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:

Open Events 2021 – Preschool to Year 13

We hold an open event every term. Our next Open Day is on Sunday 16 May. We are also holding Open Mornings on 13 August and 27 October.

Principal Narelle Umbers will speak at the start of the Open Day tours. We will send details of the day to those who have registered prior to the event. The girls look forward to showing you around and there is the opportunity to chat to staff and eat something after your tour.


You can register for any of our open events here:

If our event dates do not work for you please contact Enrolment Registrar Leigh McCathie on 476 8792 Ext 831 or book a personal tour above.

A Day in Class

Your daughter is invited to spend a day in class to experience Marsden. Our upcoming Experience Days are:

  • 16 June – Experience Year 7
  • 23 June – Experience Year 9
  • 25 August – Experience Primary

Your daughter will be given a buddy for the day, join in with class and co-curricular activities and meet the girls in her year group. If your daughter would like to experience a day in class, you can register her for one of the above events using the button below, or get in touch with Enrolment Registrar Leigh McCathie, email leigh.mccathie@marsden.school.nz. She is happy to organise a day for your daughter to visit if the above dates don’t work. 

Year 7 and 9 Information webinars

We are holding the following Information Webinars this year, so you can watch these from the comfort of your own home:

  • 24 May – Year 7 Information Webinar, 7pm – 8pm
  • 1 June – Year 9 Information Webinar, 7pm – 8pm


You can register for these sessions here:

Enrolment – 2022 enrolments due 9 July 2021

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 due by the end of Term 2, 9 July 2021. At this time we make a decision whether we wait list for specific year groups.

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.  

Scholarships for entry in 2022

Please visit our Scholarships page for more details. Our scholarships for entry in 2021 have now closed. Scholarships for entry in 2022 are now open. 

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