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Take a birdseye tour of our Campus

Te Manawa o te Kura

At the centre of Marsden’s campus is Te Manawa o te Kura, the heart of the school, featuring Learning Studios, foyer and iCentre. It was opened by the Prime Minister, John Key, on 11 May 2016.


Replacing the original earthquake prone Main Block our wonderful heart was designed by Athfield Architects, and seamlessly links old with new. Finished inside with natural wood, pops of colour, work spaces and study nooks, with an extensive green vista, it provides a peaceful space for collaborative work and independent research and preparation. 

Marsden girls in the North Studio and iCentre

Marsden girls in the North Studio and iCentre

Park-like grounds

Marsden is set on a generous four hectares of park-like grounds in Karori, providing ample space for sporting and recreational activities with six tennis courts, large playing fields (including an all weather multi-sport turf), and an adventure playground for younger children. See our Sports facilities page or visit our dedicated Marsden Sport website for more information on the sports opportunities available at Marsden.


Multi-sport turf

Multi-sport turf

As an Anglican School, Marsden is committed to imparting the Christian values which are part of its special character. Marsden has its own Chapel and pupils of diverse religious beliefs are welcomed, tolerance of difference is encouraged and diversity celebrated.


As well as the versatile Modern Learning Studios in Te Manawa o te Kura, that include the foyer and iCentre, students have access to specialist teaching spaces, science and technology laboratories, art rooms, the food and design technology rooms, and a Sports Education Centre.  Senior students enjoy the use of their own common room.

Enrolments Karori

Leigh McCathie
Enrolment Registrar
(04) 476 8707
Contact me to arrange a tour and see our park-like grounds.

Our large tiered auditorium creates a contemporary venue for music and drama activities and productions. The oak-panelled Cultural Centre with fireplace provides a welcoming environment for bringing together the Marsden family and external visitors. We hold father/daughter breakfasts and mother/daughter lunches and dinners there throughout the year.

Sunny sheltered courtyards provide space for socialising and relaxing in breaks.

Premises and equipment are of high quality and suitable for every aspect of the curriculum. Grounds and buildings are spacious, well maintained and tidily presented.

ERO Report 2011