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  • Performing in NYC

    7 December 2017

    The opportunity to learn from renowned conductors and perform at the world-class Carnegie Hall in New York City has been given to three St Paul’s Collegiate School students. Aidan Phillips Year 13, Anna Hamilton and Victoria Chanwai Year 12 have been invited to perform at Carnegie Hall as part the 2018 Honours Performance Series in… Read more

    Performing in NYC
  • Remembering Passchendaele – A trip of a lifetime

    6 December 2017

    For Tony Wu, Conor Horrigan, Dylan Woodhouse all Year 12 and Lucy Tustin Year 13, travelling to Belgium to attend the Battle of Passchendaele commemorations was an eye opening and memorable experience. “Having learnt about Passchendaele in class and the toll it had on New Zealand, this was an opportunity for us to actually visit the… Read more

    Remembering Passchendaele – A trip of a lifetime
  • A mural of great size and meaning

    5 December 2017

    The legacy of Sir Edmund Hillary lives on in many shapes and forms – one of these is now a large-scale mural on St Paul’s sports centre. The mural, which depicts Sir Edmund Hillary and Mt Everest, was painted by well-known New Zealand artist Owen Dippie. A Collegian of the school, Dippie Clark 1997 – 2001, was commissioned to produce the… Read more

    A mural of great size and meaning
  • A stream of scholarship success

    21 November 2017

    News of our senior students successfully achieving university scholarships has been trickling in these past few weeks. We are proud to have had 41 scholarships awarded across 25 students – the most we have ever received. Notably Matthew Jayasuria was offered six scholarships. These included Otago Leaders of Tomorrow, Victoria Excellence… Read more

    A stream of scholarship success
  • US psychologist says screen addiction damaging children

    20 November 2017

    We're raising a generation of screen addicts and it’s being encouraged in the most unlikely of places – schools. An Ivy League-educated expert in addiction says modern classrooms where kids under 10 use portable devices are most at risk. American psychologist Dr Nicholas Kardaras has been actively advocating that screen addiction be… Read more

    US psychologist says screen addiction damaging children
  • Kiwi artist Owen Dippie paints Sir Ed mural for Hamilton’s St Paul’s Collegiate School

    17 November 2017

    Owen Dippie has travelled around the world creating murals for the masses. Now he’s back where it all began. The Kiwi artist has returned to his former high school to complete an artwork commissioned by former pupils. Once he’s wrapped up on Sunday, overlooking Hamilton’s St Paul’s Collegiate School’s tennis courts will be the face of Sir… Read more

    Kiwi artist Owen Dippie paints Sir Ed mural for Hamilton’s St Paul’s Collegiate School
  • Home beckons budding rugby player

    15 November 2017

    From St Paul’s to Super Rugby, Tom Franklin is making his mark in the rugby world. Tom never dreamed of being an All Black. Sure, he entertained the idea like any young Kiwi would. But for the Bay of Plenty native, rugby was about playing with his mates and having fun. Tom Sargood 2004 – 2008 grew up in the small beach town of Opotiki –… Read more

    Home beckons budding rugby player
  • 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
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