18 days ago

Super sport at Marsden this week

Inge Doig from Samuel Marsden Collegiate School

A fabulous summer tournament sport week!
Beautiful weather at MAADI for our rowers, 3 crews through to semi finals and Grace and Sophie are rowing in a B final on Saturday. Our volleyball girls, playing in their first ever Volleyball Nationals, just won their final game. The team ended up 7th in … View more
A fabulous summer tournament sport week!
Beautiful weather at MAADI for our rowers, 3 crews through to semi finals and Grace and Sophie are rowing in a B final on Saturday. Our volleyball girls, playing in their first ever Volleyball Nationals, just won their final game. The team ended up 7th in Division 6, great first effort! The Marsden cricket team had a convincing win over Kapiti College, setting a tough target of 126 runs to take the Premier 2 Championship (Kapiti scored 82). The team performed the best they have all season and were excited to win and achieve their goal to remain unbeaten throughout the competition. Go Marsden!
#MarsdenInspiringGirls

18 days ago

Marsden parents inspiring NZ

Inge Doig from Samuel Marsden Collegiate School

Marsden parents Miranda Harcourt and Stuart McKenzie are the creative team behind a new play opening at Bats Theatre in April. 'Transmission' is an original, multi-media theatre show, drawn from over 20 hours of verbatim interviews recorded since April 2020 with NZ Prime Minister Jacinda … View moreMarsden parents Miranda Harcourt and Stuart McKenzie are the creative team behind a new play opening at Bats Theatre in April. 'Transmission' is an original, multi-media theatre show, drawn from over 20 hours of verbatim interviews recorded since April 2020 with NZ Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Deputy Prime Minister Grant Robertson and leading epidemiologist Michael Baker around the decision to lockdown NZ in response to Covid-19 and its targeted elimination.

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18 days ago

Marsden Old Girl Madeleine Chapman comes back to school

Inge Doig from Samuel Marsden Collegiate School

In celebration of library week, inspirational Marsden Old Girl Madeleine Chapman headlined Assembly with stories of her journey toward becoming a writer. We loved her messages of the importance of using privilege and power to make change, of getting to know people whose world view is different … View moreIn celebration of library week, inspirational Marsden Old Girl Madeleine Chapman headlined Assembly with stories of her journey toward becoming a writer. We loved her messages of the importance of using privilege and power to make change, of getting to know people whose world view is different from your own, and of valuing the amazing care and support that comes with a Marsden education. A strong contingent of girls enjoyed a follow-up free and frank discussion with Madeleine and came away buzzing. Thank you Madeleine, we are so proud of you!

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18 days ago

Marsden girls trialing for NZ team

Inge Doig from Samuel Marsden Collegiate School

Sofia and Phoebe were selected to trial for the NZ U17 Football squad last week. They braved the weather to play their best and then attended a presentation from Leon Birnie about the process and what NZ Football are looking for. Best of luck girls!

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18 days ago

Motivation at Marsden

Inge Doig from Samuel Marsden Collegiate School

Marsden's Year 11 students enjoyed Paul Nicholson's awesome "Making IT Happen" workshop which covers goal setting, ways to achieve those goals and also dealing with problems (the beeps) along the way. It ended with our students challenging themselves to break a wooden board with… View moreMarsden's Year 11 students enjoyed Paul Nicholson's awesome "Making IT Happen" workshop which covers goal setting, ways to achieve those goals and also dealing with problems (the beeps) along the way. It ended with our students challenging themselves to break a wooden board with the palm of their hands... they were surprised by what they can achieve.

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37 days ago

Marsden Gala Day this Sunday 14 March

Inge Doig from Samuel Marsden Collegiate School

The Marsden School Pop-up Gala Day is this Sunday 14 March, 11am - 2pm. The Healthy Treats stall is back full of tasty treats that are GF, DF, vegan or refined sugar free. Come along and check out our bliss balls, apricot chocolate bars, coco-pop bars and huge variety of muffins catering to your … View moreThe Marsden School Pop-up Gala Day is this Sunday 14 March, 11am - 2pm. The Healthy Treats stall is back full of tasty treats that are GF, DF, vegan or refined sugar free. Come along and check out our bliss balls, apricot chocolate bars, coco-pop bars and huge variety of muffins catering to your dietary requirements. Plus lots more, designer clothing (see pre-sale information below), baking, deli, toys, tombola, books ++. See you there! #MarsdenInspiringGirls

45 days ago

Volunteers needed - Test assistance for students

Inge Doig from Samuel Marsden Collegiate School

We are on the lookout for some more wonderful volunteers from our
community to add to our reader/writer group. Reader/writer volunteers are invaluable to our students during assessments. They may be required to read questions or passages to a student, as well as writing down the student's … View more
We are on the lookout for some more wonderful volunteers from our
community to add to our reader/writer group. Reader/writer volunteers are invaluable to our students during assessments. They may be required to read questions or passages to a student, as well as writing down the student's responses. This support to students allows their ability to be acknowledged and assessed. If you, or someone you know, has availability during the school day and are interested in learning more, please get in touch with Kate Fitzgerald kate.fitzgerald@marsden.school.nz

51 days ago

Our Kids online ... free Documentary viewing at Marsden

Inge Doig from Samuel Marsden Collegiate School

You are invited to a screening of the Documentary 'Our kids Online, Porn, Predators and How to Keep them Safe', by Rob and Zareen Cope on Thursday 4 March from 7pm - 8.30pm in the Marsden School Auditorium. Please see the invitation below (it is for Marsden parents AND interested members… View moreYou are invited to a screening of the Documentary 'Our kids Online, Porn, Predators and How to Keep them Safe', by Rob and Zareen Cope on Thursday 4 March from 7pm - 8.30pm in the Marsden School Auditorium. Please see the invitation below (it is for Marsden parents AND interested members of the public) and RSVP with you name and number attending to RSVP@marsden.school.nz

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53 days ago

Marsden Pop-Up Gala Day Sunday 14 March

Inge Doig from Samuel Marsden Collegiate School

Now that we are back at Level 1, we are ready to receive any donations for the Marsden Gala again, gently loved toys, designer clothing, general clothing, books, deli (no white elephant or electronics this year!)! Check out the drop off details below. Note, the event will only be run in Alert … View moreNow that we are back at Level 1, we are ready to receive any donations for the Marsden Gala again, gently loved toys, designer clothing, general clothing, books, deli (no white elephant or electronics this year!)! Check out the drop off details below. Note, the event will only be run in Alert Level 1 or lower.

53 days ago

Marsden Preschool - a few places in Terms 1 and 2

Inge Doig from Samuel Marsden Collegiate School

Check out Marsden Preschool for your daughter or son. Warm and welcoming, use your ECE hours, based on the green and spacious Marsden campus. A few places available this term and next. You are warmly invited to come and visit us and talk to our Head of Preschool Helen McConnell about your child.

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53 days ago

Te ao Māori at Marsden Preschool

Inge Doig from Samuel Marsden Collegiate School

Last week Preschool have been talking about the Māori gods, Ranginui, Papātuanuku and Tane God of the forests, learning about his journey to get the 3 baskets or kete of knowledge. Inspired by Tane's story, Preschoolers have each decorated their own kete of knowledge. During their time at … View moreLast week Preschool have been talking about the Māori gods, Ranginui, Papātuanuku and Tane God of the forests, learning about his journey to get the 3 baskets or kete of knowledge. Inspired by Tane's story, Preschoolers have each decorated their own kete of knowledge. During their time at Marsden Preschool we will add objects to the kete that reflect our children's learnings so they can take this knowledge with them when they turn 5 and transition to Primary School. We also continued celebrating Chinese New Year, saying farewell to the Year of the Rat and welcoming the Year of the Ox.

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53 days ago

Marsden Yr 13 - 2020 junior female tennis player of the year

Inge Doig from Samuel Marsden Collegiate School

Jade Otway's great season of tennis, just got greater! Tennis NZ have selected her as the 2020 Junior Female Player of the Year. Congratulations Jade, and well done on all the hard work to win this national award. #MarsdenInspiringGirls

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53 days ago

Dragon Boating Fun at the Wellington waterfront

Inge Doig from Samuel Marsden Collegiate School

The Dragon Boat Fun Day really lived up to its name on Saturday as our Marsden teams paddled their hearts out on our beautiful Wellington harbour. Thanks to all the supporters who spurred them on! #MarsdenInspiringGirls

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53 days ago

Marsden student's work displayed at Top Art Exhibition

Inge Doig from Samuel Marsden Collegiate School

We are so proud of Olivia Boulieris (Marsden Graduate 2020) whose Level 3 Photography portfolio was selected for the Top Art Exhibition, now showing at Massey University. This selection of the best art folios from across the country will shortly tour New Zealand. Massey's Professor Anne Noble … View moreWe are so proud of Olivia Boulieris (Marsden Graduate 2020) whose Level 3 Photography portfolio was selected for the Top Art Exhibition, now showing at Massey University. This selection of the best art folios from across the country will shortly tour New Zealand. Massey's Professor Anne Noble praised Olivia's portfolio as one of the most creative and imaginative in the exhibition - such wonderful feedback from a renowned photographer whose work Olivia had studied in school!

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57 days ago

Marsden Yr13 Leadership Induction Assembly

Inge Doig from Samuel Marsden Collegiate School

Marsden Year 13s formally took on the mantle of leadership earlier this month at our special induction communion and assembly. They are bursting with ideas for 2021! Principal Narelle Umbers spoke of the importance of being an authentic leader and these girls are proud and excited to bring a sense … View moreMarsden Year 13s formally took on the mantle of leadership earlier this month at our special induction communion and assembly. They are bursting with ideas for 2021! Principal Narelle Umbers spoke of the importance of being an authentic leader and these girls are proud and excited to bring a sense of personal flavour to their many diverse roles. Check out the video! #MarsdenInspiringGirls

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