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.

Director Marsden Primary

Christine Barlow
Acting Director Marsden Primary
(04) 476 8792 ext 848
The most special thing about my job is seeing happy girls every day who form supportive relationships and enjoy coming to school and learning.

Celia McCarthy, Director Marsden Primary