Latest developments regarding Whitby School

2 September 2019: 2020 Whitby Collegiate Curriculum details released

View the 2020 Whitby Collegiate Curriculum here


For 2020 enrolments please go to the Whitby Collegiate School website.


9 August 2019: John Fiso acquires school. Marsden Whitby to become Whitby Collegiate in 2020.

(9 August 2019) Fiso Group Chairman John Fiso ONZM is happy to announce the agreement of terms with the Samuel Marsden Collegiate School Trust Board for the acquisition of the Marsden Whitby School.  Marsden will continue to operate the school until the end of the 2019 school year and the new school, which will be known as ‘Whitby Collegiate School’ will operate formally from the start of the school year in 2020.


It is extremely pleasing that the sale to the Fiso Group will result in the school community continuing to thrive. Whitby Collegiate School will retain the Marsden Whitby staff, and they will offer the same quality education and student care for which Marsden Whitby is known, valued and loved.


John Fiso says Whitby Collegiate School will operate as a faith based, gospel centred, independent, co-educational school for Years 7-13. It will be the only independent fully co-educational college in the Wellington region.

Whitby School students are from the Hutt Valley, Kapiti Coast, the Porirua Basin, Johnsonville, Tawa and beyond: the places Wellingtonians choose for a quality lifestyle.

Whitby parents are discerning about their children's education, that's why they choose our school. We offer a quality education, without the need to travel to the city.


The School is co-educational, with many families choosing to send all their children to us. We're the only independent co-educational college in Wellington.

A quality education

We embrace excellence in all we do. Our students do well in life because they have confidence and self-belief. They have resilience and are creative, independent thinkers. And they see themselves as citizens of the world, with a responsibility to make a contribution.

A high-performance environment

We have a high-performance environment, where everyone is supported to be the best they can be in their academic and co-curricular pursuits. We prepare students to go on to university or other careers of their choice.

Marsden Whitby Prospectus

Download the Marsden Whitby Prospectus below. Whitby Collegiate School will continue to provide the same quality education as Marsden has done for the last 15 years.

Download Prospectus pdf

Ready to apply?

We encourage you to tour the school and your son or daughter is welcome to spend a day in class. Please contact Lorraine Rose on (04) 234 1070 ext710 or email if you’d like to organise this.

If you are ready to apply please visit the Whitby Collegiate website.

Whitby Director

Anne Winnall
Director Marsden Whitby
(04) 234 1070 ext 701
A quality education for girls and boys, right here where you've chosen to live.

Enrolment Registrar

Lorraine Rose
Administration & Enrolments
(04) 234 1070 ext *710