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Our Programmes

International students at Marsden join regular learning programmes with local students and are fully immersed in the life of the school. Additional English language support is part of the timetable.


The Head of Senior School welcomes all new arrivals and helps them settle into our school. Students are met at the airport.


Our orientation programme includes the following:

  • Introduction to a 'buddy' student to help new students find their way around.
  • A meeting with the Academic Director to plan a personal study programme.
  • A visit with the Principal.
  • Introduction to school rules, procedures, counselling, support systems.
  • Familiarisation with the school layout, timetable and resources.
  • Internet access and ID Card.
  • Provision of school stationery lists and a school handbook.
  • Help with arranging the purchase of a school uniform.
  • Learning about local systems such as transport, banking, mobile phones etc.
  • Regular meetings in the International Hub.

Samuel Marsden School Chinese Translation (Mandarin)

Chinese Prospectus 2019

A prospectus (translated into Mandarin) for Chinese students considering studying at Samuel Marsden School in Wellington, New Zealand.

Cross Cultural Creativity

Creativity, problem-solving, sustainability and wellbeing are important principles guiding innovation in curriculum and approaches to learning at Marsden. Year 10 international design student Minkyung and classmate Amy worked together to design and create a beautiful Korean hanbok, using New Zealand food packaging. Read more ...(20/10/2020)

Head of Senior School

Caroline Robertson
Head of Senior School, Director of International Students, Y13 Dean
(04) 476 8707