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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Graduates gain prestigious scholarships at international universities

    4 April 2017

    Two students from St Paul’s Collegiate School in Hamilton have each been awarded prestigious international scholarships to study at sought-after overseas universities. Serena Lim-Strutt has been awarded the Robertson Scholarship to study at Duke University in North Carolina in the United States, and Felicity Whale has been awarded the Sir… Read more

    Graduates gain prestigious scholarships at international universities
  • Construction Class begin building four-bedroom house

    13 March 2017

    St Paul’s Collegiate School’s Construction Class is building a four bedroom, two-bathroom house under the supervision of St Paul’s builder Gavin Jakes and a number of guest builders who each donate one day per month to mentoring students. The house will be complete by the end of Term 2 and will be used as accommodation for St Paul’s HULA… Read more

    Construction Class begin building four-bedroom house
  • Students rank top in NZ with impressive Scholarship results

    16 February 2017

    The 2016 New Zealand Scholarship results have been released and St Paul’s students have once again raked in an impressive tally. Students passed a total of 38 assessments, one with outstanding endorsement. This compares favourably with the school’s history of exceptional results including last year’s 47 passes eight with outstanding… Read more

    Students rank top in NZ with impressive Scholarship results
  • Rising star gets a helping hand

    7 December 2016

    Year 13 St Paul’s Collegiate School student Katie Trigg has recently been offered a Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship from the University of Waikato. . The scholarship awards recipients – who have shown leadership, academic and cultural or sport success – approximately $10,000 for each year of their undergraduate degree. Although the… Read more

    Rising star gets a helping hand
  • Scholarship offer a dream come true

    18 November 2016

    It’s a dream come true for Year 13 St Paul’s Collegiate School student Pianika Taylor who says a recent scholarship offer for the University of Otago will be truly life changing. Pianika has been awarded a Te Whare Wānanga o Otago University of Otago Māori and Pacific Peoples’ Entrance Scholarship which is valued at $10,000. The… Read more

    Scholarship offer a dream come true
  • $25k scholarship for head girl

    16 November 2016

    Head Girl Teri Wathen-Smith has been offered a $25,000 scholarship to the University of Waikato. The Te Paewai o te Rangi Scholarship will cover Teri’s first year of fees and halls of residence cost and then contribute some funds towards her second and third year of university. The 18-year-old says being awarded the scholarship is a “real… Read more

    $25k scholarship for head girl
  • Leadership skills impress during scholarship selection

    14 November 2016

    It turns out universities are looking for more than academic prowess. Sure, it’s one of the key criteria when applying for a scholarship but many universities are looking for more than just book smarts. They are now looking for well-rounded students. Ben McColgan, Lauren Ring, Connor Gordon and Jimmy Christey were made offers based on… Read more

    Leadership skills impress during scholarship selection
  • Health science enthusiast awarded $10k

    11 November 2016

    Year 13 St Paul’s Collegiate School student Mckinley Vollebregt has been awarded an Otago University Māori and Pacific Scholarship which will contribute $10,000 towards course related costs for her pre-medical science degree. The 18-year-old has her heart set on health science and Otago since visiting the university as part of the… Read more

    Health science enthusiast awarded $10k
  • Uni fees covered by Otago scholarship

    10 November 2016

    Year 13 St Paul’s Collegiate School student Alastair Blackett is off to Otago University next year to study commerce majoring in accounting and finance. The university are helping him out with his fees thanks to an Alumni Appeal Entrance Scholarship which will cover $6000 of course related costs during his first year of undergraduate… Read more

    Uni fees covered by Otago scholarship
  • All-round involvement awards scholarship

    1 November 2016

    Ben McColgan’s prefect status, academic achievements and continued involvement in extracurricular activities are, he says, the reason why he received a future leadership scholarship to Massey University. He has been involved in it all – from achieving NCEA endorsed with merit right through to volunteering his time to service programmes… Read more

    All-round involvement awards scholarship
  • Altrusa Youth Award for "all-rounder"

    26 October 2016

    Year 12 St Paul’s Collegiate School student Jessica Hood paid a visit to Hamilton City Council where she was awarded the 2016 Altrusa Youth Award by Mayor Julie Hardaker on Tuesday 18 October. The award recognises exceptional all-round Year 12 students from across Hamilton. Associate Headmaster of St Paul’s, Ainsley Robson, nominated Jess… Read more

    Altrusa Youth Award for
  • Rotorua locals receive tertiary scholarships

    20 October 2016

    Hard work and dedication has paid off for two Rotorua students who have been offered tertiary scholarships for next year. Blair Foster, 18, has been offered a University of Auckland scholarship for $20,000 and a Victoria University one of $5000. Tom Yarrall, 18, has been offered an Otago University Future Leaders scholarship of $6000 and… Read more

    Rotorua locals receive tertiary scholarships
  • Tertiary scholarships offered to talented students

    14 October 2016

    More than 25 university scholarship offers have flooded in over the past week for St Paul’s Collegiate School’s 2016 graduates as a result of students’ sheer hard work and the extensive support process currently in place at the school. Peter Hampton, Deputy Headmaster of St Paul’s, explained that the school starts the application process… Read more

    Tertiary scholarships offered to talented students
  • One talented student, four leading tertiary scholarships

    14 October 2016

    Year 13 St Paul’s Collegiate School student Serena Lim-Strutt has been offered four major scholarships to universities across New Zealand, including a three-year academic scholarship to Otago University valued at $45,000. Her other scholarship offers include a $25,000 academic and leadership scholarship for the University of Waikato and… Read more

    One talented student, four leading tertiary scholarships
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