Creativity integral part of the show
Samuel Marsden Collegiate School
Primary students will perform in their production ‘Pirates versus Mermaids’ on 19 and 20 September, but it isn’t only
acting they have practised over the last couple of terms. Creativity and working together on their pirate ship was an
exciting part of the learning for Marsden’s Primary students. The Year 3 students went to the Waihanga, Marsden’s
makerspace in the upper school, four times a week. They used the laser cutter and 3D printer and other resources to plan
and construct the elements of their ship. Year 4 students have also spent a busy term designing and constructing the
set. “The production has been a wonderful opportunity to develop the girls’ creativity and technology and design
skills”, said Marsden Primary teacher Kate Feary.
The Waihanga space at Marsen is used extensively by junior and senior students alike. Hannah Dewes named the space and
it beautifully conveys the spirit of the place: to make, build, erect, create, develop, generate. Used for collaborative
work and for exciting personal projects of their choosing, students are able to create, collaborate and problem-solve.
“A willingness to make mistakes, to learn, unlearn and relearn are strengths we value very highly at Marsden”, said
Principal Narelle Umbers.
The show runs for 2 nights on 19 and 20 September at 7pm in the Marsden School Karori Auditorium. With seven fantastic
songs and an adventure-packed script, join Captain Scarypants on a swashbuckling adventure with her band of brave
pirates, a hungry crocodile, a crew of feisty mermaids and, of course, one crazy parrot – so hoist the sail and join the
crew! You can book your tickets for this family friendly show at www.marsden.school.nz/about/whats-on-now/
Samuel Marsden Collegiate School has been providing quality independent education for 140 years. Today it has two
campuses. The Marsden School Karori campus provides Preschool education for boys and girls, and education for girls from
Years 1 to 13. Marsden Whitby provides education for boys and girls Years 7–13. As a not-for-profit organisation Marsden
School expresses its mission in terms of what it ultimately wants to achieve for its students. That is to lay the
foundations for lives of meaning, accomplishment and genuine happiness. Marsden develops confident, independent,
creative, lifelong learners who are challenged to reach their academic and personal potential in a warm and supportive
environment underpinned by Christian values.