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  • St Paul’s wins prestigious education award

    4 July 2018

    St Paul’s Collegiate School in Hamilton has won a Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Award. The award, ‘Excellence in Leading – Atakura Award’, celebrates leadership and influence that has strengthened professional capability and created a change in conditions, leading to improved and sustained outcomes for children and young people… Read more

    St Paul’s wins prestigious education award
  • St Paul’s student invention wins at Fieldays

    15 June 2018

    A team of St Paul’s Agribusiness students were named young inventors of the year at Fieldays 2018. Year 13 students Edward Sclater, Thomas Nicholson, Spencer Clayton-Greene and Jarrod Mealings designed the product ‘gudgeon guard’ – a device that fits over a gate gudgeon to help lift it off the ground. “The gudgeon extension is good for… Read more

    St Paul’s student invention wins at Fieldays
  • Industry innovations shine in crocodile pit

    11 June 2018

    From biodegradable solutions for covering silage to blankets for keeping cows warm, inventions and innovative services designed for the agricultural sector were revealed in the annual Crocodile Pit competition last month. Year 13 Agribusiness students presented their ideas to a panel of judges – the final stage of the competition, which… Read more

    Industry innovations shine in crocodile pit
  • Agribusiness programme recognised for leading change

    22 May 2018

    St Paul’s has been announced as a finalist in the 2018 Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards. Selected from 127 entries, St Paul’s is in the running for the ‘Excellence in Leading – Atakura Award’. This award celebrates leadership and influence that has strengthened professional capability and created a change in conditions… Read more

    Agribusiness programme recognised for leading change
  • 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
  • Agri-scholarships to assist tertiary study

    8 September 2017

    Growing up on a sheep and beef farm, St Paul’s Old Collegian Hugh Jackson Sargood 2012-2016 has been interested in farming since a young age. His passion for the industry and the agri-sector in general led him to enrol in a Bachelor of AgriCommerce at Massey University, and since leaving St Paul’s last year he has been awarded two… Read more

    Agri-scholarships to assist tertiary study
  • 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
  • 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’
  • 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
  • Agribusiness duo win regional TeenAg competition

    28 March 2017

    St Paul’s Collegiate School Agribusiness students, Brad Edwards Year 13 and Quinn Bowie Year 13, took out the top spot at the Waikato Bay of Plenty TeenAg competition in Te Awamutu from 25-26 March 2017. TeenAg is the secondary school equivalent of the annual Young Farmer of the Year competition and sees budding farmers from local high… Read more

    Agribusiness duo win regional TeenAg competition
  • Donny Trust gives boost to agri-ed

    17 December 2016

    Five agribusiness scholarships to St Paul’s Collegiate School have been awarded to Year 11, 12 and 13 day and boarding students for the 2017 school year. The five scholarships were offered to senior students who showed an interest in pursuing a career in the primary industries but did not have the financial means to attend St Paul’s. The… Read more

    Donny Trust gives boost to agri-ed
  • Agribusiness students star at Young Enterprise National Awards

    9 December 2016

    St Paul’s Collegiate School’s Year 13 graduates Angus Kelly, Ben McColgan, Hugh Jackson and Connor Gordon were awarded the Innovation Award at the Young Enterprise National Awards in Wellington on Wednesday night. The team’s winning invention, the Crankholder, was created as part of the Agribusiness programme at St Paul’s and aims to make… Read more

    Agribusiness students star at Young Enterprise National Awards
  • New agribusiness subject to attract top students into farming

    21 October 2016

    A new agribusiness secondary school subject is to be trialled at schools next year in a bid to attract "the brightest and best" to careers in the primary industries. Initiated by St Paul’s Collegiate School in Hamilton, agribusiness will be included in the curriculums of 10 secondary schools in an NZQA trial, before becoming available to… Read more

    New agribusiness subject to attract top students into farming
  • Agribusiness students take out top spots at Youth Enterprise Scheme Regional Awards

    21 October 2016

    St Paul’s Agribusiness students won big at the Waikato/King Country Youth Enterprise Scheme Regional Awards on Thursday 20 October with two teams taking out first and second placings in the Young Enterprise Scheme category. Year 13 students, Ben McColgan, Hugh Jackson, Connor Gordon and Angus Kelly – otherwise known as ‘Crankworks’ – won… Read more

    Agribusiness students take out top spots at Youth Enterprise Scheme Regional Awards
  • Students win Waikato secondary schools ag-challenge

    20 October 2016

    Skills learnt on the family farm gave Hugh Jackson and Angus Kelly the competitive edge needed to win the Waikato secondary schools ag-challenge over the weekend. The competition attracted secondary schools from across the Waikato and was similar in style to that of the Young Farmers competition with farming relating challenges. In the… Read more

    Students win Waikato secondary schools ag-challenge
  • National competition for AgriBiz students

    2 August 2016

    St Paul’s Collegiate School students Quinn Bowie Year 12 and Brad Edwards Year 12 competed in the national TeenAg competition in Timaru in July. The pair were selected for the competition after placing second in the Waikato and Bay of Plenty regional finals. The TeenAg competition consists of teams from high schools all around New Zealand… Read more

    National competition for AgriBiz students
  • Boring device impresses judges in Fieldays competition

    18 July 2016

    A boring device has risen above its competitors in an innovation-focused competition. The creation of Hamilton high school students isn't actually dull – it’s used to hold a post-hole borer. And it got the young innovator of the year title at the Fieldays 2016 Innovation Awards. The product has been dubbed Crankworks and was created by St… Read more

    Boring device impresses judges in Fieldays competition
  • App to keep workers safe

    8 July 2016

    Young innovators Aneil Khatkar, Connor Steer and Carter Brydon from St Paul’s Collegiate School created interest with their concept for Fell Safe – a new app and software that would be installed into either a watch or FitBit to minimise injury and death on forestry worksites. The boys had observed that there were a lot of deaths and… Read more

    App to keep workers safe
  • Students make boring easy

    23 June 2016

    A group of St Paul’s Collegiate School’s Agribusiness students won the Young Innovator of the Year title at Fieldays. Angus Kelly, Ben McColgan, Hugh Jackson and Connor Gordon formed Crankworks and produced the Crankholder – a posthole borer holder that attaches to a trailer or farm vehicle enabling one person to operate it safely by… Read more

    Students make boring easy
  • Students win Fieldays innovation award

    18 June 2016

    They might only be teenagers but four high school students have already come up with their first invention – and it has won an award at the Fieldays Innovation Awards. The crankholder is set to revolutionise the fencing industry .. or at least make it much easier to build a fence. Created by Ben McColgan, Connor Gordon, Angus Kelly and… Read more

    Students win Fieldays innovation award
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