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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
  • Outstanding teacher and coach receives honours award

    3 July 2018

    In recognition of his service to students and sport, St Paul’s teacher Craig Hardman has been awarded an ISNZ Honours Award. The annual awards, presented by Independent Schools of New Zealand ISNZ, are designed for staff who stand out above and beyond what might reasonably be expected as part of their paid employment. Mr Hardman was… Read more

    Outstanding teacher and coach receives honours award
  • Squash players remain top in region

    2 July 2018

    St Paul’s squash players have continued to dominate the Waikato secondary schools’ squash championships with a number of successful placings in both the individual and team events. In the boys’ competition, the individual championship was taken out by Temwa Chileshe Year 13. Luke Henderson Year 13, Mark McCluskey Year 11 and James… Read more

    Squash players remain top in region
  • Shooting for gold

    26 June 2018

    Year 13 student Louise van Bysterveldt outgunned her fellow female competitors taking away gold at the interschool clay target shooting competition in Matamata recently – a first for St Paul’s. In a competition that is usually dominated by Pukekohe High School, Waiuku College and Hauraki Plains College, Louise scored 85/90 across the… Read more

    Shooting for gold
  • 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
  • The man behind the music

    6 June 2018

    From managing some of the country’s top musicians to running some of the country’s biggest music festivals, Campbell Smith Hamilton 1979-1983 lives and breathes music. He is a promoter and band manager, who spends half the year in Los Angeles and the other half in Auckland. Campbell spoke to Network from Los Angeles. “Most of the shows we… Read more

    The man behind the music
  • High flier in the Air Force

    6 June 2018

    Joining the Air Force as a school leaver has opened many doors for Squadron Leader Melissa Axelrad Harington 2000-2001. There have been multiple trips to Antarctica. So many, in fact, Melissa has to stop and calculate the exact number. “It has probably been…seven times,” she says on the phone from the United States. Melissa, spoke to… Read more

    High flier in the Air Force
  • Trailblazer in New Zealand film

    6 June 2018

    A pioneering filmmaker in the 1970s, David Blyth School 1969-1971, is now capturing tales of New Zealand’s war heroes. David has had a long and accomplished film career, most notably as the creator of New Zealand’s first. home grown horror movie Death Warmed Up. It was one of the first horror films funded by the New Zealand Film… Read more

    Trailblazer in New Zealand film
  • A bright future in the solar industry

    6 June 2018

    Andy Nyce Sargood and School 2002-2005 is making his mark in the renewable energy sector in the United States. Andy, who moved to the US in 2014, is a construction manager for the company Depcom Power which installs large-scale solar energy systems. His job takes him right across America, where solar panel systems feed America’s growing… Read more

    A bright future in the solar industry
  • The lone mountie of Benneydale

    6 June 2018

    While most young boys growing up in the 60s and 70s spent their Saturday mornings watching Bonanza, Bill Eivers Sargood 1976-1979 was busy living the real thing on his family’s 14,000ha station. It was there, between the rolling hills of the rural East Coast, that his love of animals grew into a job that now sees the Senior Constable hit… Read more

    The lone mountie of Benneydale
  • Living the American football dream

    6 June 2018

    Six years ago, Elliot Collier Hall 2011-2012 was lacing up his football boots to play in front of 20 people in the Waikato Secondary School Football league. Now, he’s running out in front of 20,000 Americans alongside Chicago Fire teammate Bastian Schweinsteiger – arguably one of the best Germans to ever play the game and winner of the… Read more

    Living the American football dream
  • 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
  • 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
  • Hillary Challenge tests students

    21 May 2018

    Speed, skill and endurance were put to the test by our team competing in the Torpedo7 Hillary Challenge Final earlier this month. The team made up of Sarah Jackson, Briana Cardon, Lane Tims, Tom Brown, Henry Carr all Year 13, Lily Carr-Paterson, Miah McDonald both Year 12 and Arna Morris Year 11 finished in a remarkable sixth place… Read more

    Hillary Challenge tests students
  • 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
  • Stepping up to concertmaster

    9 May 2018

    It was the third year in a row that talented violinist Victoria Chanwai was selected for the New Zealand Secondary Schools Symphony Orchestra NZSSSO, but this year’s experience was particularly special for the Year 13 student. Victoria, who was playing in a first violin position, was offered the position of joint concertmaster on the… Read more

    Stepping up to concertmaster
  • Promising athlete secures Stanford scholarship

    4 May 2018

    Stanford University is one of the most selective universities in the USA, with only 4% of students who apply each year accepted. Among that small percentage is recent school leaver Kate Littlejohn. Kate has been offered a four-year athletic scholarship at Stanford. Her successful application was a result of both her academic strengths –… Read more

    Promising athlete secures Stanford scholarship
  • St Paul’s cricket pitch best in NZ

    23 April 2018

    St Paul’s Collegiate School’s cricket pitch – Way’s Oval – has been named club/school pitch of the year by New Zealand Cricket NZC. It is the first time this particular award has been presented at a national level. The news came from Ian McKendry, NZC’s GM Grounds and Facilities, and is testament to the hard work of groundsman Ian Boyle… Read more

    St Paul’s cricket pitch best in NZ
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