Discover an environment in which your child will flourish.

How can we help you?

Would you like us to notify you about upcoming Open Days or Scholarships? Perhaps you have a general enquiry we could help with? Add your details to our simple enquiry form and we will be in touch.

Ready to apply?

Our applications at Marsden are open year round as we often have international students and families from out of town and overseas join us. For entry into the next calendar year, we recommend you apply by the end of June, to assist us in class planning. You can also apply now if your daughter is joining us beyond next year.


Start the process of enrolling at Marsden by completing the easy online Application form below. We will then be in touch to organise an interview with either Principal Paula Wells or our Head of Primary Jo Burns. Following this interview, and subject to a space being available, you will be required to complete our full enrolment documentation. Welcome to Marsden!

Still deciding? Tours and time in class

Arrange a personal tour or time in class for your daughter to help you appreciate the Marsden difference. Our Enrolment Registrar Leigh McCathie will be delighted to talk to you about your child's needs and arrange a visit at a time that suits you.


Here are all the ways you can experience Marsden.


The Marsden story

If you'd like us to post you a copy of our Prospectus, contact our Enrolment Registrar Leigh McCathie on 476 8707. Or, you can view it below:

Coming to Marsden was a big change for me, especially coming from a public school, but I have received an amazing education while also having amazing opportunities to further myself and have once in a lifetime experiences. I’ve been incredibly grateful for all the staff who have helped me on my Marsden journey because their encouragement helped me excel.

Eva, Y13 2022

Inspiring Girls, the Marsden Story

At Samuel Marsden Collegiate School each girl is supported in a learning journey that inspires life in all its fullness. Marsden for girls Years 1 to Year 13 and co-ed Preschool. View our online Prospectus here

Laying a solid foundation

At Marsden Primary we prepare our girls for life. We build resilience, confidence and emotional intelligence. Starting that journey early makes such a difference. When they reach our middle and upper schools, Marsden Primary girls shine. View our Primary Prospectus here.

Well on their way

Marsden Preschool is for girls and boys ages 3 to 5 years and is part of the wider Marsden school family. Preschool tamariki are part of a positive, supportive and caring environment which is encourages across all year levels. View our brochure here.

Getting to School is easy

Students of all ages travel from all parts of the Greater Wellington region to attend Marsden. It's easy to get to Karori with our dedicated bus services. Metlink provides bus services throughout Wellington city to Marsden Karori.


For more details see Marsden Karori Bus information.



We offer a range of scholarships for students new to Marsden.


  • Year 6, Year 7 and Year 9 Scholarships open in February and close in May.
  • Senior School Academic Excellence scholarships for Years 11, 12 and 13 also open in February and close in August.
  • Excellence in Sports Excellence Scholarships for Years 10-13 open in February and close in August.
  • Years 7-13 Māori and Pasifika Scholarships open in February and close in August.


Marsden School prepares children and young people for lives of meaning accomplishment and genuine happiness.


Leigh McCathie

Enrolment Registrar
(04) 476 8707
Contact me with any questions about enrolments