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  • Students say “bonjour” to New Caledonia

    30 May 2018

    They say when you’re in France you must do as the French do. A group of 14 St Paul’s students had the opportunity to do just that over the term one holidays as they ventured to the South Pacific French territory of New Caledonia as part of their language studies. With a goal to immerse themselves in the French culture and improve their… Read more

    Students say “bonjour” to New Caledonia
  • 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
  • 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
  • Impressive academic results wrap up 2017

    15 February 2018

    Our 2017 examination results have continued the impressive trend set in recent years. The NCEA Level 3 pass rates replicate those of 2016 – our second equal best result. 20% of our students gained excellence endorsements, while 52% gained either a merit or an excellence endorsement – again our best ever result. At NCEA Level 2, the pass… Read more

    Impressive academic results wrap up 2017
  • 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 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
  • 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
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