Our girls develop a love of music through a rich classroom programme.
Marsden Primary classes enjoy weekly music lessons with our talented specialist teacher. Students explore and acquire skills and knowledge in the elements of music in a fun and stimulating way.
There are opportunities for performing in small groups, as soloists at our Chapel services or at our musical soirees for parents. The Primary Orchestra plays at our concerts and for keen singers there are choirs.
We stage a major production every second year which involves all Primary students. This is a highlight in the school calendar.
Private instrumental lessons with specialist musicians are available during school hours.
As well as the weekly physical education programme, Marsden Primary students can join our school teams in:
Senior Marsden students and parents support us by coaching, managing and refereeing.
Our girls enjoy the friendly rivalry of inter-school exchanges throughout the year with other Primary schools. They also participate in a variety of Wellington-wide sports festivals.
Marsden students compete in qualifying competitions at school then go on to represent us in Western Zone and Interzone athletics, swimming and cross country events.
Girls belong to one of three Primary Houses, Fitzherbert, Innes and Sprott, proudly led by their Year 6 Captains and Deputies. House spirit is evident at inter-house sports events where competing chants ring out across our sports field. Points awarded during the year culminate in a House trophy presented at the end of year Prize Giving.
Emphasis is placed on ‘enthusiastic participation’ and 'achieving personal bests' in the cross country, swimming and athletics House events.
Preschool girls and boys also join the Primary to participate in cross country and athletic sports.
Speech and Drama
We offer Marsden Primary students Speech and Drama lessons with accredited specialist teachers. The aim of these classes is to give the girls the ability to express themselves with clarity, confidence and courtesy as individuals and in groups.
Students sit Speech New Zealand exams at the end of the year.