Parents of Marsden Primary girls understand a crucial fact about education: what happens early matters.

The ultimate goal

They appreciate that the purpose of education is not simply to prepare children for university and career, but to prepare them for success in life. And - when that's your measure - you understand it doesn't make sense to wait until your daughter is college age. Strong foundations are laid early.


The most striking characteristic of Marsden Primary girls is their confidence and self-esteem.  That's an outcome of our holistic approach: of course we deliver the New Zealand curriculum, but - much more than that - we're developing our girls as the individuals they are.

Small class sizes

It's the Marsden philosophy in action. Our schools are smaller, which allows us to take a close personal interest in every student, because every child is unique.

Marsden’s Primary School has truly brought out the best in our daughters. The leadership opportunities, teaching resources and incredible learning environment Marsden offers has convinced us it’s the best investment we could ever make.

Kate and Jamie Fitzgerald, 2021

Marsden Primary Handbook 2021

Marsden Primary Handbook 2021

Samuel Marsden Primary Handbook 2021 outlines the values, goals, and organisation of Marsden Primary. It highlights relevant aspects of the curriculum and also provides general information for parents and students.

Director Marsden Primary

Jennifer Ioannou
Director Marsden Primary
(04) 476 8707
My daily focus is that our girls will be happy, engaged, challenged and supported; prepared for a future where they can be confident and connected, contributing with strong values, ability and citizenship.

Jennifer Ioannou, Director Marsden Primary