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  • 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
  • Young rowers compete in world championships

    22 August 2017

    Taking their rowing international and representing their country, has been a rewarding experience for St Paul’s students Kate Littlejohn and Grace Watson. The pair have just returned from Lithuania where they competed in the 2017 World Rowing Junior Championships, placing sixth in the women’s four event. Kate Year 13 and Grace Year 12… Read more

    Young rowers compete in world championships
  • Young speechmaker wins trip to Australia

    17 August 2017

    A prepared speech on modern day Spider-Man and an impromptu speech on ‘freedom’ has won Matthew Jayasuria a three-week holiday in Australia this December. The Year 13 student came runner-up in the national final of the New Zealand Lions Clubs’ 2017 Young Speechmaker contest, which was held recently in Wellington. Having placed 3rd in the… Read more

    Young speechmaker wins trip to Australia
  • Striving for gold with Duke of Edinburgh

    15 August 2017

    Four days of cross-country mountain bike riding, learning to play the guitar and getting involved with academic tutoring are just some of the activities Oliver Saunders has taken on board over the past year in order to complete his Duke of Edinburgh gold award. The first in his year to achieve gold, the Year 13 student has had to complete… Read more

    Striving for gold with Duke of Edinburgh
  • Second in New Zealand for squash

    10 August 2017

    Ranked second in New Zealand – our squash players have done us proud taking away the silver medal in the 2017 New Zealand Secondary School National Squash Championship. Jack Collins Year 11, Temwa Chileshe Year 12, Sean Dykes, Sam Wilson and Lwamba Chileshe all Year 13 competed in the championship, which was held August 4 – 6 in… Read more

    Second in New Zealand for squash
  • St Paul’s students join national high performance programme

    10 August 2017

    Two current and two past St Paul’s students have made the High Performance Sport New Zealand Pathway to Podium P2P programme. A development initiative created by Sport New Zealand, it is aimed at athletes who are deemed one to three years away from entering the high performance system. The programme is run regionally and in the Waikato… Read more

    St Paul’s students join national high performance programme
  • Students to attend Battle of Passchendaele commemorations

    9 August 2017

    A website created by four St Paul’s students has won them the opportunity to attend the 100th anniversary commemorations of the Battle of Passchendaele in Belgium later this year. Tony Wu, Conor Horrigan, Dylan Woodhouse all Year 12 and Lucy Tustin Year 13 used digital technology to produce a curriculum resource for Year 7 to 10 students… Read more

    Students to attend Battle of Passchendaele commemorations
  • Two of Waikato’s own finalists at 2017 New Zealand Tourism Awards

    8 August 2017

    One of Angus Stubbs' earliest caving memories is of being lowered down a hole as a five-year-old. His job was to check if the holes led anywhere, since caving clubs in Waitomo were keen for new haunts. Like any budding Indiana Jones, he quickly figured out he wanted to spend the rest of his life exploring the subterranean world. He has… Read more

    Two of Waikato’s own finalists at 2017 New Zealand Tourism Awards
  • Celebrate music at Good Vibrations

    27 July 2017

    From solo instrumentalists, choirs and rock bands to vocalists, a big band and orchestra – St Paul’s Collegiate School’s Good Vibrations concert will be a musical extravaganza not to be missed. On Friday August 11, a selection of St Paul’s finest musicians will take to the stage in the school’s Chapel of Christ the King for this special… Read more

    Celebrate music at Good Vibrations
  • The battle for the 2017 TeenAg title

    24 July 2017

    Despite the bitterly cold Feilding weather, Year 13 students Brad Edwards and Quinn Bowie put their outdoor agricultural skills to the test in the 2017 TeenAg Grand Final earlier this month. Held on July 7 in Feilding, finalists from around New Zealand were challenged to six practical modules, a Face-Off, a 60-minute exam, a 2-minute… Read more

    The battle for the 2017 TeenAg title
  • Uncovering historical family connections

    14 July 2017

    Discovering you are a mokopuna of leading Ngāpuhi chief, Tāmati Wāka Nene; that your great great grandfather was a stretcher-bearer during World War 1; or that your grandmother was a survivor of the 1947 polio epidemic – these are just some of the family connections Year 11 History students are making in class. . The project is called… Read more

    Uncovering historical family connections
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