Head of Health and PE

Marsden welcomed Juliet McGrath as our new Head of Department for Health and Physical Education in 2023. Juliet joined us from Otumoetai College in Tauranga where she was Teacher in Charge of Sports Science and Scholarship PE.

Overseas and teaching background

Originally from the UK, Juliet obtained her degree in Physical Education, Sports Science and Social Science from Loughborough University, followed by a Post Graduate Certificate of Education in Physical Education and English.


Prior to teaching in Tauranga Juliet taught at a Girls' Grammar school in the UK, then at Rangitoto College in Auckland.

An active life

Juliet is a member of Physical Education New Zealand and enjoys travelling, keeping fit, camping, tramping and spending time with her family. She has two sporty teenagers and often finds herself watching on the sidelines and taxiing them around. She is excited about working in a small school and the opportunity to get to know the wider Marsden family.