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2018 Leavers reflect on their Marsden School Years

Bella O'Meeghan, Head Girl, 2018

To be a part of a supportive, driven community that motivates me to be my best and celebrates success. Marsden has offered me a wide variety of opportunities, especially chances to give back to the community - service is now something I prioritise and look forward to continuing to do beyond school :)

Simran Bechan, Year 13, 2018

Coming to Marsden has absolutely changed my perspective of life and opened up many opportunities for me. Marsden education has allowed me to see the bigger picture of the world we live in as well as understand the importance of helping others. 

Anjali Gentejohann, Year 13, 2018

The education Marsden has given me has extended so much beyond just academics! So many of the personal skills I've gained have been developed here, and I've really gained an appreciation for stepping outside your comfort zone and giving everything a go.

Isabella Standring, Year 13, 2018

Coming to Marsden gave me a fresh start from my previous school. It enabled me to revitalise my love for learning, as well as supplying me with service/leadership/sporting opportunities that helped me to gain a scholarship and a spot in my first choice hall. The school has helped to install core values and morals within me, as well as making some great new friends :) 

To be a part of a supportive, driven community that motivates me to be my best and celebrates success. Marsden has offered me a wide variety of opportunities, especially chances to give back to the community - service is now something I prioritise and look forward to continuing to do beyond school :)

Bella O'Meeghan, Head Girl, 2018

Yuelin Yao, International Student, 2018

As an international student, to learn be independent and self motivated. Marsden is a warm place for a child who leaves miles away from home.

Harriette Dunphy, Head Girl 2015

I knew leaving school would be hard, but I hadn't expected the crying that began half way through the year, as we realised that our time together as Year 13 was coming to an end. Nor could I have predicted the tears at Carol Service, Prizegiving, Leavers' Ball and Final Assembly. But I think it is a testament to Marsden - to the teachers and our fellow students; that we were all so sad to leave. Each of us felt an enormous sense of gratitude to the school for the time and effort invested in every student, and a very strong sense of belonging that will keep us all connected. for me, leading the school was such an honour. Representing the school I felt so proud to be a Marsden girl, and it was a privilege to get to know the heads of other Wellington schools. 

Harriette's comments published in the Independent Herald 13 January 2016.

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