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  • Students say “bonjour” to New Caledonia

    30 May 2018

    They say when you’re in France you must do as the French do. A group of 14 St Paul’s students had the opportunity to do just that over the term one holidays as they ventured to the South Pacific French territory of New Caledonia as part of their language studies. With a goal to immerse themselves in the French culture and improve their… Read more

    Students say “bonjour” to New Caledonia
  • Agribusiness programme recognised for leading change

    22 May 2018

    St Paul’s has been announced as a finalist in the 2018 Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards. Selected from 127 entries, St Paul’s is in the running for the ‘Excellence in Leading – Atakura Award’. This award celebrates leadership and influence that has strengthened professional capability and created a change in conditions… Read more

    Agribusiness programme recognised for leading change
  • Hillary Challenge tests students

    21 May 2018

    Speed, skill and endurance were put to the test by our team competing in the Torpedo7 Hillary Challenge Final earlier this month. The team made up of Sarah Jackson, Briana Cardon, Lane Tims, Tom Brown, Henry Carr all Year 13, Lily Carr-Paterson, Miah McDonald both Year 12 and Arna Morris Year 11 finished in a remarkable sixth place… Read more

    Hillary Challenge tests students
  • Young leaders come together at Asia-Pacific convention

    16 May 2018

    In the spirit of cooperation and collaboration, student leaders from across Asia-Pacific came together last month for a week of discussion and cultural activities. A group of six St Paul’s students flew to Singapore, accompanied by Headmaster Mr Grant Lander and teacher Mr Duncan Smith, to attend the Asia-Pacific Young Leaders Convention… Read more

    Young leaders come together at Asia-Pacific convention
  • Conducting research in Malawi and Tanzania

    14 May 2018

    A Year 12 student has proved her ability to tackle biological problems and deal with biological experiments is top in the country. Alice Cao was selected for the New Zealand team, made up of just five students, to compete in the International Bio Olympiad IBO – an annual Biology competition for secondary school students. The team were set… Read more

    Conducting research in Malawi and Tanzania
  • Stepping up to concertmaster

    9 May 2018

    It was the third year in a row that talented violinist Victoria Chanwai was selected for the New Zealand Secondary Schools Symphony Orchestra NZSSSO, but this year’s experience was particularly special for the Year 13 student. Victoria, who was playing in a first violin position, was offered the position of joint concertmaster on the… Read more

    Stepping up to concertmaster
  • Promising athlete secures Stanford scholarship

    4 May 2018

    Stanford University is one of the most selective universities in the USA, with only 4% of students who apply each year accepted. Among that small percentage is recent school leaver Kate Littlejohn. Kate has been offered a four-year athletic scholarship at Stanford. Her successful application was a result of both her academic strengths –… Read more

    Promising athlete secures Stanford scholarship
  • St Paul’s cricket pitch best in NZ

    23 April 2018

    St Paul’s Collegiate School’s cricket pitch – Way’s Oval – has been named club/school pitch of the year by New Zealand Cricket NZC. It is the first time this particular award has been presented at a national level. The news came from Ian McKendry, NZC’s GM Grounds and Facilities, and is testament to the hard work of groundsman Ian Boyle… Read more

    St Paul’s cricket pitch best in NZ
  • Musical opening for new Centre

    12 April 2018

    Music rang strong and proud on the evening of April 4 at the official opening of St Paul’s Collegiate School’s Mary Hornsby Music Centre. Over 100 people filled the new space, which has taken just under a year to complete. Guests were welcomed with performances from various St Paul’s student musicians including the big band, guitar group… Read more

    Musical opening for new Centre
  • St Paul’s inducts four new Fellows

    9 April 2018

    As guardians of the school, the role of a Fellow is the same as that of the original founders. If the Board should ever have difficulty in functioning then it is the Fellows role to step in to assist. On Wednesday, four new Fellows took on the highly respected honour, joining 38 others who have been inducted over the years: - Archbishop… Read more

    St Paul’s inducts four new Fellows
  • New Zealand Land Wars should be taught in high school, says Waikato history teacher

    6 April 2018

    A Waikato history teacher believes Kiwis need to learn about the New Zealand Wars as part of the national curriculum. And he’s got the backing of a top historian, who says we need to stop choosing the good bits of our history and learn our past "warts and all". Every year, history students at St Paul’s Collegiate learn about the Waikato… Read more

    New Zealand Land Wars should be taught in high school, says Waikato history teacher
  • Legally Blonde The Musical Cast Q&A – Pilar

    1 April 2018

    Name: Lucy Phibbs . Year: 13 . House: Harington . Which character do you play? . Pilar. In a sentence or two, sum up who your character is in the context of the story: . Pilar is one of Elle’s the main character three best friends, who supports her while she is at Harvard. What do you like most about playing this character? . I love… Read more

    Legally Blonde The Musical Cast Q&A – Pilar
  • Legally Blonde The Musical Cast Q&A – Serena

    1 April 2018

    Name: Sarah Gajzago . Year: 12 . House: Harington . Which character do you play? . Serena. In a sentence or two, sum up who your character is in the context of the story: . My character is a Delta Nu sorority girl, who is one of Elle’s the main character best friends. She is a UCLA cheerleader who has a lot of spirit. What do… Read more

    Legally Blonde The Musical Cast Q&A – Serena
  • Legally Blonde The Musical Cast Q&A – Professor Callahan

    1 April 2018

    Name: Harry Forte . Year: 13 . House: Clark . Which character do you play? . Professor Callahan. In a sentence or two, sum up who your character is in the context of the story: . Callahan is the leading law professor at Harvard Law, and he runs a billion dollar law firm. He’s absolutely ruthless, some say he “baths in the… Read more

    Legally Blonde The Musical Cast Q&A – Professor Callahan
  • Legally Blonde The Musical Cast Q&A – Margot

    1 April 2018

    Name: Izzy Bayley . Year: 13 . House: Harington . Which character do you play? . Margot. In a sentence or two, sum up who your character is in the context of the story: . Margot is the seemingly dim-witted, boy-crazy, stereotypical sorority sister who is Elle Woods' main character best friend and who acts a part of her Greek chorus… Read more

    Legally Blonde The Musical Cast Q&A – Margot
  • Legally Blonde The Musical Cast Q&A – Emmett

    1 April 2018

    Name: Cameron Coull . Year: 13 . House: Williams . Which character do you play? . Emmett Forrest. In a sentence or two, sum up who your character is in the context of the story: . One of Harvard’s top law students from a difficult background. Achieving Callahan’s internship, he now acts as a teacher’s assistant in the hope to gain… Read more

    Legally Blonde The Musical Cast Q&A – Emmett
  • Legally Blonde The Musical Cast Q&A – Paulette

    1 April 2018

    Name: Anna Hamilton . Year: 13 . House: Harington . Which character do you play? . Paulette. In a sentence or two, sum up who your character is in the context of the story: . She transforms from wimp to wonderful. What do you like most about playing this character? . Paulette’s quirkiness and brash attitude means that… Read more

    Legally Blonde The Musical Cast Q&A – Paulette
  • Legally Blonde The Musical Cast Q&A – Warner

    1 April 2018

    Name: Liam Waide . Year: 12 . House: School . Which character do you play? . Warner Huntington the Third. In a sentence or two, sum up who your character is in the context of the story: . Warner is Elle’s main character first boyfriend from UCLA, who has dreams of becoming a top notch lawyer. He cares only for… Read more

    Legally Blonde The Musical Cast Q&A – Warner
  • Legally Blonde The Musical Cast Q&A – Elle

    1 April 2018

    Name: Macy Coffin . Year: 12 . House: Harington/Hall . Which character do you play? . I play Delta Nu President, Elle Woods. In a sentence or two, sum up who your character is in the context of the story: . My character is a ditzy, all-American girl who is president of her sorority Delta Nu. She enrols at Harvard Law… Read more

    Legally Blonde The Musical Cast Q&A – Elle
  • Legally Blonde The Musical Cast Q&A – Bruiser

    1 April 2018

    Name: Lola Lewin . Owner’s Name: Ruby Lewin . Age: 7 . Which character do you play? . Bruiser Woods. In a sentence or two, sum up who your character is in the context of the story: . Bruiser is Elle Woods' main character Chihuahua, companion and best friend. What do you like most about playing this character? . My role… Read more

    Legally Blonde The Musical Cast Q&A – Bruiser
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