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  • A stroke of squash success

    23 June 2017

    It was victory on the squash court this week for Lwamba Chileshe Year 13 who took the winning place in the 2017 Waikato Secondary School Squash Championships. Lwamba competed in the tournament on Wednesday and was the overall winner of the boys’ top division, beating Angus MacDonald from Hamilton Boys' High School: 11-6, 11-7 and 11-9… Read more

    A stroke of squash success
  • Yale students given the NZ footy experience

    20 June 2017

    Thanks to a new partnership between St Paul’s Collegiate School, the University of Waikato and Yale University’s Rugby Club, four Yale students have spent the past month training with local rugby teams, as well as immersing themselves in the Kiwi culture. Scott Cockburn, Vlad Sychou, Joseph Goode all 20 and Alex O’Neill 18 arrived in New… Read more

    Yale students given the NZ footy experience
  • Agribusiness students win Fieldays ‘Young Inventor of the Year’

    16 June 2017

    A team of Year 13 Agribusiness students have been awarded the ‘Young Inventor of the Year’ prize at Fieldays 2017. George Dyer, Robert Morbey, James Mitchell and William Eyre developed ‘De-Fence’, a simple but effective tool for removing old gate-latch staples from posts. It saves farmers valuable time, money and physical stress with the… Read more

    Agribusiness students win Fieldays ‘Young Inventor of the Year’
  • Katie Trigg wins at the Waipa Awards

    16 June 2017

    The recently held Waipa Youth Awards celebrated achievement in academia, arts and culture, community service, leadership and sport. We are excited for Katie Trigg Harington 2014 – 2016 who was the joint winner of the Arts and Culture Award. Winning the award is no surprise to the St Paul’s community who have enjoyed performances from… Read more

    Katie Trigg wins at the Waipa Awards
  • BMX rider to compete at world champs

    12 June 2017

    A love for BMX that flourished on the bike tracks of Tihoi is taking Rico D’Anvers Year 11 to South Carolina to compete at the 2017 world championships in July. It is the culmination of a busy year for Rico, who most recently placed second in the under-16 boys group at the national championships in Te Awamutu over Easter weekend. In… Read more

    BMX rider to compete at world champs
  • Duathletes bring home medals

    2 June 2017

    A strong team of duathletes picked up two silver and one bronze at the Waikato Bay of Plenty Duathlon Championships, held at Karapiro Domain. The boys’ under-14 pair, runner Oliver Barris and cyclist Oliver Larcombe both Year 9, completed two 2.5km running legs and a 12km bike in 40.34 minutes to pick up St Paul’s first silver of the day… Read more

    Duathletes bring home medals
  • Melody Lango and mayor welcome international students

    2 June 2017

    International students from around the Waikato gathered at the Hamilton Gardens to be officially welcomed to the region by Hamilton Mayor, Andrew King. As the 2017 recipient of the Waikato Education International Scholarship, St Paul’s international student, Melody Lango Year 13, was tasked with responding to the mayor’s address on behalf… Read more

    Melody Lango and mayor welcome international students
  • Giving time to neighbouring school children

    30 May 2017

    It’s lunchtime, and they’re already waiting by the vans. Fifteen students, who will spend the next hour being prodded, dragged around, grilled and cajoled by the most demanding of all critics – primary school children – and they can’t wait!. This is Over the Fence, a service programme initiated and executed by Chaplain Reverend James… Read more

    Giving time to neighbouring school children
  • Students volunteer in Cambodia

    30 May 2017

    ‘A unique, life-changing experience’ is guaranteed when students leave the comforts of home and school for 18 weeks at Tihoi, but as 24 students and staff found on their service trip to Cambodia last year, it’s not the only defining experience one can have during their time at St Paul’s. The entire trip took just a fortnight but was the… Read more

    Students volunteer in Cambodia
  • An eye for the next business opportunity

    30 May 2017

    An entrepreneurial spirit has seen 2013 head boy Lucas Martin Hamilton 2009–13 pursue a number of business interests. Lucas first started working on business ideas during a working holiday in Spain in 2014. He had decided to head straight overseas after finishing school. “I always wanted to do something entrepreneurial, but I wasn’t quite… Read more

    An eye for the next business opportunity
  • Conference attracts schools to teach Agribusiness

    30 May 2017

    Since the opening of the Gallagher Agribusiness Centre of Excellence building in early 2016 and commencement of the agribusiness programme being taught at level 2 and 3 at St Paul’s for the last three years, momentum continues to develop this teaching and learning programme and make it freely accessible to all NZ schools. Alarming figures… Read more

    Conference attracts schools to teach Agribusiness
  • Students learn movement and strengthening in specialised programme

    30 May 2017

    Seeing students reach, and exceed, personal goals is among the most rewarding aspects of working at St Paul’s for strength and conditioning coach Michiel Badenhorst. A qualified biokineticist, Michiel brought his family from Bloemfontein to New Zealand in early 2014 leaving a legacy of sports conditioning, having trained current and… Read more

    Students learn movement and strengthening in specialised programme
  • It’s a family affair at Buccaneer

    30 May 2017

    Gerry Gerrand Hamilton 1963–65 marks 41-years in business this year with his Hamilton boat building company Buccaneer boats. His son Wade Gerrand Hamilton 1990–94 also works in the family business. Buccaneer makes fibreglass pleasure boats ranging from small run-abouts to 7m fishing boats, sold in New Zealand and Australia. The company… Read more

    It’s a family affair at Buccaneer
  • Growing grassroots rugby in Tonga

    30 May 2017

    Will Hafu owes his success to St Paul’s, and he’s not taking that for granted. The 34 year old graduated in 2001, and since leaving the gates on Hukanui Road, he’s experienced just about all you can in 16 years. Will came in as a Year 11 in 1999 from Kelston Boys in Auckland on a rugby scholarship. He was a Williams House boarder… Read more

    Growing grassroots rugby in Tonga
  • Swimmers place fourth at Swim Champs

    12 May 2017

    A squad of 36 St Paul’s Collegiate School swimmers competed at the 2017 Waikato Secondary Schools Swimming Championships at Waterworld last month, earning five gold, six silver and nine bronze medals. Following the departure of many of the team’s top swimmers at the end of 2016, the current team stepped out with something to prove. Of the… Read more

    Swimmers place fourth at Swim Champs
  • St Paul’s joins with Fairfield College at Pasifika festival

    12 May 2017

    St Paul’s Collegiate School’s Polynesian group joined with neighbours, Fairfield College, to perform at the Waikato Bay of Plenty Pasifika by Nature festival at the Claudelands Events Centre on Saturday, 6 May. Now in its nineteenth year, the festival aims to share and preserve Pasifika cultures with secondary school students, through… Read more

    St Paul’s joins with Fairfield College at Pasifika festival
  • Outreach team brighten sick children’s Easter

    8 May 2017

    St Paul’s student-led Mission and Outreach team brought joy to many as they handed out donated chocolate eggs to patients in the children’s ward at Waikato Hospital last month. The team wanted to raise the spirits of children who could not enjoy their Easter break at home. Co-heads of the team, Michael Turnbull Year 13 and Emi Ng Year 13… Read more

    Outreach team brighten sick children’s Easter
  • Jess Hood to represent NZ at Oceania Athletics Championships

    4 May 2017

    Year 13 St Paul’s athlete, Jess Hood, has been selected to represent New Zealand in the under-20 category at the Oceania Area and Combined Events Championships in Fiji on 28 June – 1 July. The superstar sprinter, who nominated herself for the opportunity, is one of 55 kiwi athletes who will join competitors from 20 countries at ANZ… Read more

    Jess Hood to represent NZ at Oceania Athletics Championships
  • Talented athletes to compete on world rowing stage

    1 May 2017

    Kate Littlejohn and Grace Watson have been selected to represent New Zealand in the coxless four rowing team at the Junior World Championships being held in Lithuania in August 2017. The girls spent six days trialling for the New Zealand junior rowing team after this year’s Maadi Cup regatta, held at Karapiro. Their selection will see… Read more

    Talented athletes to compete on world rowing stage
  • Athletes wrap up season at North Island Secondary Schools Championships

    11 April 2017

    St Paul’s athletes finished off their season earning three silver and two bronze medals at the North Island Secondary Schools Championships last weekend in New Plymouth. To qualify as a representative of the Waikato Bay of Plenty the six St Paul’s athletes had to place at the School Athletics, Zone Athletics and Waikato Bay of Plenty… Read more

    Athletes wrap up season at North Island Secondary Schools Championships
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