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  • Centenary performance at Le Quesnoy

    26 November 2018

    Performing at the centenary celebration of the Battle of Le Quesnoy was a truly special moment for this St Paul’s family trio. Geoffrey Smith Year 9, Campbell Smith Year 12 and teacher Mr Duncan Smith, travelled to northern France as part of the Cambridge Brass Band. The official commemoration to mark the centenary of the liberation of Le… Read more

    Centenary performance at Le Quesnoy
  • Putting brush to canvas for a good cause

    18 September 2018

    To raise money for a good cause, St Paul’s art students have been busy putting brush to canvas to produce a special exhibition – Canvases for Cambodia. Currently on display in the Student Centre foyer, there are over 40 artworks up for auction. All proceeds will go to charitable organisation FLAME who work alongside young children living… Read more

    Putting brush to canvas for a good cause
  • 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
  • Musical opening for new Centre

    12 April 2018

    Music rang strong and proud on the evening of April 4 at the official opening of St Paul’s Collegiate School’s Mary Hornsby Music Centre. Over 100 people filled the new space, which has taken just under a year to complete. Guests were welcomed with performances from various St Paul’s student musicians including the big band, guitar group… Read more

    Musical opening for new Centre
  • Legally Blonde The Musical Cast Q&A – Pilar

    1 April 2018

    Name: Lucy Phibbs . Year: 13 . House: Harington . Which character do you play? . Pilar. In a sentence or two, sum up who your character is in the context of the story: . Pilar is one of Elle’s the main character three best friends, who supports her while she is at Harvard. What do you like most about playing this character? . I love… Read more

    Legally Blonde The Musical Cast Q&A – Pilar
  • Legally Blonde The Musical Cast Q&A – Serena

    1 April 2018

    Name: Sarah Gajzago . Year: 12 . House: Harington . Which character do you play? . Serena. In a sentence or two, sum up who your character is in the context of the story: . My character is a Delta Nu sorority girl, who is one of Elle’s the main character best friends. She is a UCLA cheerleader who has a lot of spirit. What do… Read more

    Legally Blonde The Musical Cast Q&A – Serena
  • Legally Blonde The Musical Cast Q&A – Professor Callahan

    1 April 2018

    Name: Harry Forte . Year: 13 . House: Clark . Which character do you play? . Professor Callahan. In a sentence or two, sum up who your character is in the context of the story: . Callahan is the leading law professor at Harvard Law, and he runs a billion dollar law firm. He’s absolutely ruthless, some say he “baths in the… Read more

    Legally Blonde The Musical Cast Q&A – Professor Callahan
  • Legally Blonde The Musical Cast Q&A – Margot

    1 April 2018

    Name: Izzy Bayley . Year: 13 . House: Harington . Which character do you play? . Margot. In a sentence or two, sum up who your character is in the context of the story: . Margot is the seemingly dim-witted, boy-crazy, stereotypical sorority sister who is Elle Woods' main character best friend and who acts a part of her Greek chorus… Read more

    Legally Blonde The Musical Cast Q&A – Margot
  • Legally Blonde The Musical Cast Q&A – Emmett

    1 April 2018

    Name: Cameron Coull . Year: 13 . House: Williams . Which character do you play? . Emmett Forrest. In a sentence or two, sum up who your character is in the context of the story: . One of Harvard’s top law students from a difficult background. Achieving Callahan’s internship, he now acts as a teacher’s assistant in the hope to gain… Read more

    Legally Blonde The Musical Cast Q&A – Emmett
  • Legally Blonde The Musical Cast Q&A – Paulette

    1 April 2018

    Name: Anna Hamilton . Year: 13 . House: Harington . Which character do you play? . Paulette. In a sentence or two, sum up who your character is in the context of the story: . She transforms from wimp to wonderful. What do you like most about playing this character? . Paulette’s quirkiness and brash attitude means that… Read more

    Legally Blonde The Musical Cast Q&A – Paulette
  • Legally Blonde The Musical Cast Q&A – Warner

    1 April 2018

    Name: Liam Waide . Year: 12 . House: School . Which character do you play? . Warner Huntington the Third. In a sentence or two, sum up who your character is in the context of the story: . Warner is Elle’s main character first boyfriend from UCLA, who has dreams of becoming a top notch lawyer. He cares only for… Read more

    Legally Blonde The Musical Cast Q&A – Warner
  • Legally Blonde The Musical Cast Q&A – Elle

    1 April 2018

    Name: Macy Coffin . Year: 12 . House: Harington/Hall . Which character do you play? . I play Delta Nu President, Elle Woods. In a sentence or two, sum up who your character is in the context of the story: . My character is a ditzy, all-American girl who is president of her sorority Delta Nu. She enrols at Harvard Law… Read more

    Legally Blonde The Musical Cast Q&A – Elle
  • Legally Blonde The Musical Cast Q&A – Bruiser

    1 April 2018

    Name: Lola Lewin . Owner’s Name: Ruby Lewin . Age: 7 . Which character do you play? . Bruiser Woods. In a sentence or two, sum up who your character is in the context of the story: . Bruiser is Elle Woods' main character Chihuahua, companion and best friend. What do you like most about playing this character? . My role… Read more

    Legally Blonde The Musical Cast Q&A – Bruiser
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Celebrate music at Good Vibrations

    27 July 2017

    From solo instrumentalists, choirs and rock bands to vocalists, a big band and orchestra – St Paul’s Collegiate School’s Good Vibrations concert will be a musical extravaganza not to be missed. On Friday August 11, a selection of St Paul’s finest musicians will take to the stage in the school’s Chapel of Christ the King for this special… Read more

    Celebrate music at Good Vibrations
  • St Paul’s joins with Fairfield College at Pasifika festival

    12 May 2017

    St Paul’s Collegiate School’s Polynesian group joined with neighbours, Fairfield College, to perform at the Waikato Bay of Plenty Pasifika by Nature festival at the Claudelands Events Centre on Saturday, 6 May. Now in its nineteenth year, the festival aims to share and preserve Pasifika cultures with secondary school students, through… Read more

    St Paul’s joins with Fairfield College at Pasifika festival
  • Violist selected for National Youth Orchestra

    15 March 2017

    Violist Emi Ng Year 13 has been selected for the New Zealand National Youth Orchestra NYO. NYO is a prestigious developmental orchestra reserved for the country’s most talented musicians under 25-years-old. Although she considers the violin her main instrument, Emi decided to audition for NYO on the viola “as a challenge.”. Emi picked up… Read more

    Violist selected for National Youth Orchestra
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