Paula Wells 1-4web-V2.jpg

Introducing Marsden's 13th Principal, Paula Wells

The Marsden community is looking forward to welcoming new Principal, Mrs Paula Wells in Term 1, 2022. Many staff and students have already had the pleasure of meeting Paula on one of her visits to the school.


After a rigorous and extensive recruitment process both in New Zealand and internationally, Paula won the Marsden Board over for being a passionate educator, leader, strategic thinker and innovator and we believe she will be a great standard bearer for the spirit and values of Marsden.


Paula is a proven leader who is articulate and passionate about girls’ education. She is currently the Principal of Sacred Heart Girls’ College, New Plymouth, a role she has held since 2015. She has a breadth of experience and capability and is also involved in a number of activities across the wider secondary education sector in New Zealand including being Chair of the governance Board of School Sport New Zealand. Paula has also for many years been heavily involved in the administration of netball in the Taranaki region and is a former Netball New Zealand Squad umpire.


Paula is keen to get to know the Marsden community and is very much looking forward to taking up her new role on 22 January 2022. She will be joined in Wellington by her husband, Roger. 


Here's a short introductory video: