Experience Marsden School's welcoming environment.


As the country is in isolation our campus is currently closed, but learning continues and our enrolments are open.

If you have any questions about learning and enrolments at Marsden please contact our Enrolment Registrar Leigh McCathie on 027 231 0124 or email her at 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 you can do so via phone, email or Google Meet. Just touch base with Leigh and she can organise that for you.


We invite you to take a virtual tour and have a look at our facilities.


Why a Marsden School?

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.

Open Day – Preschool to Year 13

Our next Open Day is on Sunday 3 May. If the country is out of isolation you are invited to visit any time between 2pm and 4pm. Tours of the school take about an hour and the girls look forward to showing you around.


If we are still in isolation on this date, we may hold a virtual Open Day. 


We hold an open event every term. Upcoming events are also on Friday 14 August and Friday 23 October. We look forward to meeting you!


Please register for our events here: 

A Day in Class (Years 1-13)

When we are out of isolation, 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. In the middle of the year we will be holding Year 7 and Year 9 Experience days. Please register for these days below.

Scholarships for entry in 2021 are open

Please visit our Scholarships page for more details and to apply online. Please note that applications for our Year 6, 7 and 9 Scholarships close on 14 May.

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. We can do our enrolment interviews via Skype or Google Meet whilst we are in isolation. 

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 ext 831
Contact me if you have any questions about our Karori Campus