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Great school culture

Student · February 21, 2021
Student · February 21, 2021
Amazing culture of excellence at the school, whether in academics, sports, or culture. I came in Year 9 after being at a public intermediate school and this excellence culture really helped cultivate the study habits that I had ignored for so long. My sister came in Y11 and her friendships almost immediately improved; the Visible Wellbeing programme they use at school, while many students think cuts into study time, has really helped me and most students manage stress and time, and the skills they teach have helped me in exams, as well as in everyday activities.

In terms of sports and other activities, most students are involved in at least one group. Marsden has a really good extracurricular culture in that there are a mix of groups that strive to do well and groups that are social and for fun. The outdoor sports facilities (1 football field, 1 quarter hockey turf/turf netball court, 3 concrete netball courts/tennis courts, 2 extra tennis courts) aren’t super high quality, and it’s rare to see students playing outside during breaks. The indoor sports facilities aren’t huge, but they’re quite high quality, and can handle most sports.

The cultural groups are great, there is pretty much every music group under the sun, and even the students who have never learnt music before are invited to and enjoy these groups. The cultural coordinator is happy to help you find something to do, whether it’s debating, dance, music, or drama, and is really good about keeping students informed about upcoming events in school, for schools, and in the community that they may be interested in.

Overall, great support and care for both students and staff (teaching and other), from both students and staff.

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Marsden Avenue, 6012, Wellington
04 476 8707