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  • 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
  • Lucky guess wins rugby balls for local schools

    10 July 2017

    For Year 9 student Joe Gray this was not your typical ‘guess the number of lollies in the jar’ competition, instead Joe had to guess how many rugby balls filled a land rover – and he guessed correctly, winning 200 rugby balls for his school. Joe was the winner of the Land Rover New Zealand rugby ball competition that ran during Fieldays… Read more

    Lucky guess wins rugby balls for local schools
  • 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
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