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  • Student service initiative wins World Vision award

    27 August 2018

    A group of St Paul’s Collegiate School and Waikato Diocesan School for Girls students have been recognised for their outstanding contribution to the 2018 40 Hour Famine. The students have been awarded ‘best 40 hour event’ in the North Island by World Vision New Zealand and will be presented with the award at the 40 Hour Famine Awards… Read more

    Student service initiative wins World Vision award
  • Intense competition at national squash champs

    13 August 2018

    A selection for the secondary school team as well as two consolation plate wins, were some of the highlights at the recent New Zealand Secondary School squash championships in Palmerston North. St Paul’s had two boys and one girls team compete in the national competition which saw Year 13 student Temwa Chileshe selected for the New… Read more

    Intense competition at national squash champs
  • Medals claimed at duathlon champs

    10 August 2018

    August has been a busy month for our students competing in the Waikato/Bay of Plenty duathlon championships. St Paul’s had three students participating in the regional individual champs, held at Karapiro on August 1. All competitors had to run 2.5k, followed by a 16k bike ride and a further 2.5k run. Angus Riordan Year 11 was consistently… Read more

    Medals claimed at duathlon champs
  • Ukulele a hit with St Joans residents

    7 August 2018

    Come Tuesday lunchtime it’s smiles all round in the activity room of Hamilton’s St Joans care centre – smiles brought about by the sound of ukuleles. Leading the musical lesson is Harry Forte, a Year 13 student of St Paul’s, and it’s clear he is getting as much enjoyment from the session as the elderly folk sitting in front of him. Harry… Read more

    Ukulele a hit with St Joans residents
  • Developing future athletes through tertiary partnership

    6 August 2018

    As the strength and conditioning trainer for the St Paul’s 1st XV rugby team, TJ Pieters is preparing these boys for sport beyond school life. Equipped with a Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science from Hamilton’s Wintec, TJ began working at St Paul’s in 2017 while completing his honours. The arrangement is part of the relationship… Read more

    Developing future athletes through tertiary partnership
  • Students benefit from holistic approach to sport

    6 August 2018

    St Paul’s Collegiate School isn’t afraid to do things differently. Every single student at the private Hamilton school must play a summer and winter sport. And all St Paul’s students, regardless of their athletic ability, have access to its high performance sport programme. “We believe that a healthy body equates to a healthy mind and… Read more

    Students benefit from holistic approach to sport
  • Tertiary partnership has students moving in the right direction

    6 August 2018

    Learning how to move correctly is extremely important for any young athlete – something Stacey Niao is focusing on with the students at St Paul’s Collegiate School. Stacey is working towards a masters in exercise physiology and strength and conditioning at Hamilton’s Wintec. As part of her studies, she is based at St Paul’s three to four… Read more

    Tertiary partnership has students moving in the right direction
  • St Paul’s hosts Chiefs U18 camp

    24 July 2018

    During the school holidays, St Paul’s hosted the 2018 Chiefs U18 rugby camp, with the best 50 players from the Chiefs franchise selected to attend. Working alongside the Chiefs and Mitre 10 Cup coaches, the camp covered things such as Chiefs culture, mental skills, fitness testing and physical development, nutrition and on-field… Read more

    St Paul’s hosts Chiefs U18 camp
  • St Paul’s wins prestigious education award

    4 July 2018

    St Paul’s Collegiate School in Hamilton has won a Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Award. The award, ‘Excellence in Leading – Atakura Award’, celebrates leadership and influence that has strengthened professional capability and created a change in conditions, leading to improved and sustained outcomes for children and young people… Read more

    St Paul’s wins prestigious education award
  • Outstanding teacher and coach receives honours award

    3 July 2018

    In recognition of his service to students and sport, St Paul’s teacher Craig Hardman has been awarded an ISNZ Honours Award. The annual awards, presented by Independent Schools of New Zealand ISNZ, are designed for staff who stand out above and beyond what might reasonably be expected as part of their paid employment. Mr Hardman was… Read more

    Outstanding teacher and coach receives honours award
  • Squash players remain top in region

    2 July 2018

    St Paul’s squash players have continued to dominate the Waikato secondary schools’ squash championships with a number of successful placings in both the individual and team events. In the boys’ competition, the individual championship was taken out by Temwa Chileshe Year 13. Luke Henderson Year 13, Mark McCluskey Year 11 and James… Read more

    Squash players remain top in region
  • Shooting for gold

    26 June 2018

    Year 13 student Louise van Bysterveldt outgunned her fellow female competitors taking away gold at the interschool clay target shooting competition in Matamata recently – a first for St Paul’s. In a competition that is usually dominated by Pukekohe High School, Waiuku College and Hauraki Plains College, Louise scored 85/90 across the… Read more

    Shooting for gold
  • St Paul’s student invention wins at Fieldays

    15 June 2018

    A team of St Paul’s Agribusiness students were named young inventors of the year at Fieldays 2018. Year 13 students Edward Sclater, Thomas Nicholson, Spencer Clayton-Greene and Jarrod Mealings designed the product ‘gudgeon guard’ – a device that fits over a gate gudgeon to help lift it off the ground. “The gudgeon extension is good for… Read more

    St Paul’s student invention wins at Fieldays
  • Industry innovations shine in crocodile pit

    11 June 2018

    From biodegradable solutions for covering silage to blankets for keeping cows warm, inventions and innovative services designed for the agricultural sector were revealed in the annual Crocodile Pit competition last month. Year 13 Agribusiness students presented their ideas to a panel of judges – the final stage of the competition, which… Read more

    Industry innovations shine in crocodile pit
  • The man behind the music

    6 June 2018

    From managing some of the country’s top musicians to running some of the country’s biggest music festivals, Campbell Smith Hamilton 1979-1983 lives and breathes music. He is a promoter and band manager, who spends half the year in Los Angeles and the other half in Auckland. Campbell spoke to Network from Los Angeles. “Most of the shows we… Read more

    The man behind the music
  • High flier in the Air Force

    6 June 2018

    Joining the Air Force as a school leaver has opened many doors for Squadron Leader Melissa Axelrad Harington 2000-2001. There have been multiple trips to Antarctica. So many, in fact, Melissa has to stop and calculate the exact number. “It has probably been…seven times,” she says on the phone from the United States. Melissa, spoke to… Read more

    High flier in the Air Force
  • Trailblazer in New Zealand film

    6 June 2018

    A pioneering filmmaker in the 1970s, David Blyth School 1969-1971, is now capturing tales of New Zealand’s war heroes. David has had a long and accomplished film career, most notably as the creator of New Zealand’s first. home grown horror movie Death Warmed Up. It was one of the first horror films funded by the New Zealand Film… Read more

    Trailblazer in New Zealand film
  • A bright future in the solar industry

    6 June 2018

    Andy Nyce Sargood and School 2002-2005 is making his mark in the renewable energy sector in the United States. Andy, who moved to the US in 2014, is a construction manager for the company Depcom Power which installs large-scale solar energy systems. His job takes him right across America, where solar panel systems feed America’s growing… Read more

    A bright future in the solar industry
  • The lone mountie of Benneydale

    6 June 2018

    While most young boys growing up in the 60s and 70s spent their Saturday mornings watching Bonanza, Bill Eivers Sargood 1976-1979 was busy living the real thing on his family’s 14,000ha station. It was there, between the rolling hills of the rural East Coast, that his love of animals grew into a job that now sees the Senior Constable hit… Read more

    The lone mountie of Benneydale
  • Living the American football dream

    6 June 2018

    Six years ago, Elliot Collier Hall 2011-2012 was lacing up his football boots to play in front of 20 people in the Waikato Secondary School Football league. Now, he’s running out in front of 20,000 Americans alongside Chicago Fire teammate Bastian Schweinsteiger – arguably one of the best Germans to ever play the game and winner of the… Read more

    Living the American football dream
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