Welcome to St Paul’s Collegiate
Vision and Mission
“Turning possibilities into realities”.
“Preparing students for life in the global environment by providing challenging educational experiences that realise their full potential through faith, virtue and excellence in performance.”
St Paul’s Collegiate School is the only independent secondary school in Hamilton, New Zealand. The School is built on the foundation of the Anglican ethos and provides secondary education for boys in Years 9 to 13 and girls in Years 11 to 13.
The School has a roll of approximately 670 students, of whom approximately 100 are senior girls. Limiting the places available allows the School to provide an environment in which every student is known personally.
St Paul’s is committed to providing a safe environment, in which students can live, learn and succeed. Staff are dedicated to encouraging students, as individuals, to strive to reach their potential and prepare for the challenges of life. As a result, St Paul’s students enjoy academic success well above the national average, and greater opportunities for attracting scholarship rewards.
The School opened on 12 February 1959 on the present site at Hukanui Road, Hamilton. St Paul's also has a second campus - Tihoi Ventrue School which is located in the Taupo District, where boys attend in Year 10. The unique environment and programme of the Tihoi campus provides students with a “rite of passage” in which they can safely grow physically, socially and spiritually from boys into young men.
St Paul’s Collegiate School is well placed to serve its students both in their academic endeavours and their physical and social development.
“There must be an inspiration, a vision at least of greatness and, above all, more than a glimpse of the ultimate goal of human endeavours.”
~ Viscount Cobham, GCMG, TD, Governor General of New Zealand, at the laying of the foundation stone of St Paul’s Collegiate School, May 1958.