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  • 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
  • A run of success at the Waikato BOP champs

    28 March 2018

    Records were broken and a number of top placings achieved, when our athletes headed to Tauranga on Saturday to compete in the Waikato Bay of Plenty athletics championships. St Paul’s had two athletes compete in the hammer throw for the first time. Caroline Kolver threw 33.24m to finish third in the open girls, and Campbell Robb threw… Read more

    A run of success at the Waikato BOP champs
  • Maadi Cup rounds off rowing season

    26 March 2018

    A long hard season of rowing has come to an impressive end at the 2018 Aon Maadi Cup – with a silver and bronze medal won, as well as a number of A final placings. St Paul’s had 43 rowers head south to Twizel for the national championship, which was held last week. Fine warm conditions on Lake Ruataniwha accompanied the early stage of the… Read more

    Maadi Cup rounds off rowing season
  • Athletes on form at central zone champs

    16 March 2018

    Results are in from the 2018 Central Zone Athletics Championships and once again, St Paul’s athletes were in record-breaking form. Held at Porritt Stadium on March 14, six titles were won by our athletes and 42 students qualified for the Waikato Bay of Plenty Secondary Schools Championships. Sitiveni Lose Year 10 broke the zones' record… Read more

    Athletes on form at central zone champs
  • Cathedral Dean called back to school

    15 March 2018

    The transition from Cathedral Dean to school Chaplain might not be the usual move for an Anglican clergyperson, but for Reverend Peter Rickman this was a decision he felt quite strongly about. Revd Rickman has stepped down as Dean of the Waikato Cathedral Church of St Peter to take on the role of Chaplain at St Paul’s Collegiate School –… Read more

    Cathedral Dean called back to school
  • Rowing success at North Island champs

    5 March 2018

    It’s been a tough but very successful few days on the water for our rowing teams competing in the North Island Secondary School Rowing Championships. Held at Lake Karapiro, the three-day regatta saw St Paul’s take away eight medals in total – one gold, three silver and four bronze. St Paul’s had 53 rowers competing in this year’s… Read more

    Rowing success at North Island champs
  • Athletics day kicks off inter-house competitions

    28 February 2018

    House spirit filled Porritt Stadium last week for the school’s athletics championships day – the first of the inter-house competitions for 2018. There were some outstanding performances during the day, as well as some epic battles on the track and in the field. But there was no defeating the mighty ‘green machine’ Williams House, who once… Read more

    Athletics day kicks off inter-house competitions
  • Voyage to Kermadec Islands for Hamilton teens

    25 February 2018

    Genevieve Scott-Jones is a teenager looking forward to going off the grid. That’s because she’s set for a two-week adventure to the Kermadec Islands. "It’s an obscure place," the 17-year-old Hamiltonian said. "I know it’s a reserve, so species there are special. I heard it’s a snapshot of what New Zealand was like before people lived on… Read more

    Voyage to Kermadec Islands for Hamilton teens
  • Sir Edmund Hillary mural a gift from students

    18 February 2018

    A mural of Sir Edmund Hillary at St Paul’s was formally blessed and unveiled on Monday to students, staff and guests. The mural was painted by former St Paul’s student, internationally renowned artist Owen Dippie and was organised by the 2016 school leavers. In attendance at the ceremony was Lady June Hillary and members of the 2016… Read more

    Sir Edmund Hillary mural a gift from students
  • New Year welcomes new staff

    16 February 2018

    Following some sad staff farewells in 2017, the New Year brings with it some new faces to St Paul’s. We are excited to welcome – and in some cases welcome back – these people to our school community. Reverend Peter Rickman Chaplain. Peter has 20 years of impressive and varied experience in the Anglican Church of New Zealand, the United… Read more

    New Year welcomes new staff
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