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  • The changing face of accommodation

    15 November 2017

    Two collegians have turned around a run-down motel, dramatically increasing occupancy and earning accolades in the industry. Nick Fitzgerald Sargood 2000 – 2004 and Josh Ireland Fitchett 2001 – 2003 purchased Havana Motor Lodge in Rotorua last year. An extreme makeover transformed the 23-room 1960s motel into Aura – a modern complex with… Read more

    The changing face of accommodation
  • Global honour for leading cardiologist

    15 November 2017

    Professor John Ormiston has been recognised for his outstanding contribution to cardiology. As a school leaver in the 1960s, John Ormiston Sargood and Williams 1961-1965 did a year of voluntary work in Fiji. It was the start of a lifetime of service and he went on to be one of New Zealand’s leading interventional cardiologists. Every day… Read more

    Global honour for leading cardiologist
  • Showcasing talent through art

    15 November 2017

    Enter the Hamilton home of John Loughnan School 1971 – 1974 and the walls are lined with stunning paintings. The works are John’s own, done over many years, using his mouth. A motorcycle accident on a farm in 1986 left John with a broken neck and paralysis and cut short a brilliant water skiing career. Some years later and settled in… Read more

    Showcasing talent through art
  • People priority for new Western Waikato area commander

    8 November 2017

    Inspector Andrew Mortimore’s Williams 1993 – 1997 police career was born out of tragedy. After 16 years on the beat, the recently ranked inspector this month returns to his roots in the King Country as the new Western Area Commander. It’s not a role he thought he'd land at the age of 38, though it’s been his aim since joining the police… Read more

    People priority for new Western Waikato area commander
  • Hillary Scholarships awarded

    2 November 2017

    Year 13 students Aidan Phillips and Kate Littlejohn have been awarded University of Waikato Sir Edmund Hillary scholarships. The scholarships are for students who demonstrate leadership capabilities, excel academically, and have achieved in a sport or creative and performing art. Aidan is enrolled to study a Bachelor of Music at Waikato… Read more

    Hillary Scholarships awarded
  • Singing successes at NZ Aria

    1 November 2017

    Aspiring opera singers Aidan Phillips, Emily Dela Rue both Year 13 and Anna Hamilton Year 12 pitted themselves against some of Australasia’s best young singers in the 2017 New Zealand Aria competition, coming away with the following placings. Aidan, in the 14 and under 21 years category, placed first for 'NZ Composer'; and in the 18 and… Read more

    Singing successes at NZ Aria
  • Outstanding Year 12 student recognised

    1 November 2017

    Victoria Chanwai’s dedication to all aspects of school life – service, sport, academic and culture has gained her the 2017 Altrusa Youth Award. The award recognises exceptional all-round Year 12 students from across Hamilton. It was awarded to Victoria at a ceremony last night at the Hamilton Gardens. Victoria was nominated by St Paul’s… Read more

    Outstanding Year 12 student recognised
  • Celebrating sport and culture

    30 October 2017

    In recognition of this year’s sporting and cultural talent, students attended the St Paul’s Sports and Culture Supreme Awards ceremony last week. Lwamba Chileshe and Kate Littlejohn were crowned the top sportsman and sportswoman of the year. Squash player Lwamba, has just recently qualified to A1 grade. He was selected for the New Zealand… Read more

    Celebrating sport and culture
  • A new era of organists

    26 October 2017

    Prominently positioned in St Paul’s Chapel is an exquisite Letourneau pipe organ. It is used to musically accompany Chapel services, assemblies and other school events – and it’s not the teachers who do the playing, but the students. St Paul’s offers an organ scholar’s programme. Only the second school in New Zealand to offer a… Read more

    A new era of organists
  • A tournament of minds

    24 October 2017

    St Paul’s students put their minds to the test at the regional Tournament of Minds TOM competition, held last term at Auckland’s Albany Junior High School. TOM is a problem-solving programme for teams of students from both primary and secondary years. Students are required to solve demanding, open-ended challenges from one of the… Read more

    A tournament of minds
  • Insurance boss crowned EY Entrepreneur of the Year

    12 October 2017

    Insurance boss Peter Harris School 1969 – 1972 has been crowned EY Entrepreneur Of The Year for 2017 and will represent New Zealand at a global competition in Monaco. Harris, the founder of NZX-listed insurer CBL Corporation, beat four other category winners to take the top gong at tonight’s awards. Chair of the EY judging panel and… Read more

    Insurance boss crowned EY Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Kudos recognition for secondary school contribution

    29 September 2017

    St Paul’s teacher Kerry Allen has been awarded the ‘WINTEC Secondary Science Teacher/Educator/Communicator Award’ at the 2017 Kudos Awards. The award recognises a major contribution toward encouraging and promoting an understanding and appreciation of science to the Waikato wider community, including secondary school students. Mrs Allen… Read more

    Kudos recognition for secondary school contribution
  • Hard work equals scholarship success for students

    28 September 2017

    Year 13 students, Matthew Jayasuria and Fergus Burke have been accepted into the Price Waterhouse Cooper PwC Scholarship programme, beating 300 applicants for the coveted placings. PwC, one of New Zealand’s leading business advisers, created the scholarship in order to give aspiring young businesspeople a hands-on experience in the… Read more

    Hard work equals scholarship success for students
  • Dedication to adventure recognised at NZOIA awards

    25 September 2017

    A Bay of Plenty man who has directed some of New Zealand’s most respected outdoor education centres, a Queenstown-based guide who spent a year on a sub-Antarctic island and an inspirational young instructor from the West Coast were among nine outstanding Kiwis recognised for excellence in outdoor leadership on Saturday. The annual New… Read more

    Dedication to adventure recognised at NZOIA awards
  • Silver success at NZ swimming champs

    20 September 2017

    An intense three days of competition in the water saw St Paul’s swimmer Ben Littlejohn come out with four silver medals and one bronze at the 2017 New Zealand Secondary School Championships. The Year 10 student also gained four top eight finishes. St Paul’s was represented by seven swimmers at this year’s championships. In addition to… Read more

    Silver success at NZ swimming champs
  • Players selected for NZ Schools rugby development camp

    15 September 2017

    Four St Paul’s rugby players have been selected for the New Zealand Schools development camp. George Dyer, Sam Cooper, Fergus Burke and Luke Donaldson Year 13 were selected to attend the 2017 development camp alongside 45 other young athletes from across New Zealand. The three-day camp takes place this month and the players will be vying… Read more

    Players selected for NZ Schools rugby development camp
  • Maori All Black Franklin huge boost to Bay of Plenty

    14 September 2017

    In the modern, professional age players usually only shift away from a team they are successful with to either further their bank accounts or their chances of making higher honours – or both. So it is refreshing – and very much an old school adage – why Bay of Plenty Steamers lock Tom Franklin decided to leave Otago after 51 games and… Read more

    Maori All Black Franklin huge boost to Bay of Plenty
  • Slam dunking his way to the top

    13 September 2017

    Rising basketball player Tom Seuren has been identified as one of the best in the country. Only in his second year of playing basketball, the Year 12 student has been selected for the U17 North National Talent Development Camp, being held in October. Run by Basketball New Zealand, the focus of the National Talent Programme Camps is to… Read more

    Slam dunking his way to the top
  • Agri-scholarships to assist tertiary study

    8 September 2017

    Growing up on a sheep and beef farm, St Paul’s Old Collegian Hugh Jackson Sargood 2012-2016 has been interested in farming since a young age. His passion for the industry and the agri-sector in general led him to enrol in a Bachelor of AgriCommerce at Massey University, and since leaving St Paul’s last year he has been awarded two… Read more

    Agri-scholarships to assist tertiary study
  • Entering the corporate world

    6 September 2017

    Year 13 student Arthur Rasmussen has a clear career goal – to be a Chartered Accountant. And he is well on the road to achieving that goal, having been offered employment as a Trainee Accountant at Hamilton’s KPMG next year. Over 230 students applied for the KPMG trainee positions and of these, only six were selected. The company provides… Read more

    Entering the corporate world
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