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  • Social Sciences welcomes new Leader of Curriculum

    20 November 2018

    As the new Social Sciences’ Leader of Curriculum LOC, Christina Nicolaas' teaching career spans eight years. She came to St Paul’s in July from Aquinas College in Tauranga, where she was a Dean for four years, Head of Social Studies, Head of History and held a Kahui Ako role. Prior to Aquinas, Christina taught at Hillcrest High School and… Read more

    Social Sciences welcomes new Leader of Curriculum
  • All-round excellence recognised

    2 November 2018

    Exemplifying the four cornerstones of St Paul’s – academic, sport, culture and service – Year 12 student Julia McLean is the recipient of the 2018 Altrusa Youth Award. Nominated by St Paul’s Associate Headmaster, Ainsley Robson, the award recognises outstanding all-round Year 12 students from across Hamilton. It was awarded to Julia at a… Read more

    All-round excellence recognised
  • 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
  • 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
  • St Paul’s inducts four new Fellows

    9 April 2018

    As guardians of the school, the role of a Fellow is the same as that of the original founders. If the Board should ever have difficulty in functioning then it is the Fellows role to step in to assist. On Wednesday, four new Fellows took on the highly respected honour, joining 38 others who have been inducted over the years: - Archbishop… Read more

    St Paul’s inducts four new Fellows
  • Cathedral Dean called back to school

    15 March 2018

    The transition from Cathedral Dean to school Chaplain might not be the usual move for an Anglican clergyperson, but for Reverend Peter Rickman this was a decision he felt quite strongly about. Revd Rickman has stepped down as Dean of the Waikato Cathedral Church of St Peter to take on the role of Chaplain at St Paul’s Collegiate School –… Read more

    Cathedral Dean called back to school
  • Voyage to Kermadec Islands for Hamilton teens

    25 February 2018

    Genevieve Scott-Jones is a teenager looking forward to going off the grid. That’s because she’s set for a two-week adventure to the Kermadec Islands. "It’s an obscure place," the 17-year-old Hamiltonian said. "I know it’s a reserve, so species there are special. I heard it’s a snapshot of what New Zealand was like before people lived on… Read more

    Voyage to Kermadec Islands for Hamilton teens
  • New Year welcomes new staff

    16 February 2018

    Following some sad staff farewells in 2017, the New Year brings with it some new faces to St Paul’s. We are excited to welcome – and in some cases welcome back – these people to our school community. Reverend Peter Rickman Chaplain. Peter has 20 years of impressive and varied experience in the Anglican Church of New Zealand, the United… Read more

    New Year welcomes new staff
  • A mural of great size and meaning

    5 December 2017

    The legacy of Sir Edmund Hillary lives on in many shapes and forms – one of these is now a large-scale mural on St Paul’s sports centre. The mural, which depicts Sir Edmund Hillary and Mt Everest, was painted by well-known New Zealand artist Owen Dippie. A Collegian of the school, Dippie Clark 1997 – 2001, was commissioned to produce the… Read more

    A mural of great size and meaning
  • US psychologist says screen addiction damaging children

    20 November 2017

    We're raising a generation of screen addicts and it’s being encouraged in the most unlikely of places – schools. An Ivy League-educated expert in addiction says modern classrooms where kids under 10 use portable devices are most at risk. American psychologist Dr Nicholas Kardaras has been actively advocating that screen addiction be… Read more

    US psychologist says screen addiction damaging children
  • Kiwi artist Owen Dippie paints Sir Ed mural for Hamilton’s St Paul’s Collegiate School

    17 November 2017

    Owen Dippie has travelled around the world creating murals for the masses. Now he’s back where it all began. The Kiwi artist has returned to his former high school to complete an artwork commissioned by former pupils. Once he’s wrapped up on Sunday, overlooking Hamilton’s St Paul’s Collegiate School’s tennis courts will be the face of Sir… Read more

    Kiwi artist Owen Dippie paints Sir Ed mural for Hamilton’s St Paul’s Collegiate School
  • Young speechmaker wins trip to Australia

    17 August 2017

    A prepared speech on modern day Spider-Man and an impromptu speech on ‘freedom’ has won Matthew Jayasuria a three-week holiday in Australia this December. The Year 13 student came runner-up in the national final of the New Zealand Lions Clubs’ 2017 Young Speechmaker contest, which was held recently in Wellington. Having placed 3rd in the… Read more

    Young speechmaker wins trip to Australia
  • Melody Lango and mayor welcome international students

    2 June 2017

    International students from around the Waikato gathered at the Hamilton Gardens to be officially welcomed to the region by Hamilton Mayor, Andrew King. As the 2017 recipient of the Waikato Education International Scholarship, St Paul’s international student, Melody Lango Year 13, was tasked with responding to the mayor’s address on behalf… Read more

    Melody Lango and mayor welcome international students
  • New staff welcomed at St Paul’s

    21 February 2017

    St Paul’s has welcomed a number of new staff including a new Director of Choral Music, a guidance counsellor and teachers of English, Maori and PE. They each started their new roles at the beginning of term one this year. Blair Heaton Guidance Counsellor . Blair has come to St Paul’s from Auckland Grammar where he taught art since 2004… Read more

    New staff welcomed at St Paul’s
  • Korean students welcomed through scholarship scheme

    28 July 2016

    St Paul’s Collegiate School welcomed five Korean students at the beginning of Term 3 as part of the South Korean Government scholarship programme. The students were selected from eligible schools from agricultural areas in South Korea and will stay for an eight week period. This is the first year for the scholarship scheme. The programme… Read more

    Korean students welcomed through scholarship scheme
  • Service, spirituality and sport

    25 May 2016

    Rev James was on the other side of the world when he got the call. “We as a family were working in Africa on the Zambia-Congo border. We were setting up schools there,” James recalls. “I had a phone call from Grant Headmaster Grant Lander saying they were looking for a Chaplain at St Paul’s and they would like me to apply.”. The call came… Read more

    Service, spirituality and sport
  • $54k raised for Daniel Vettori scholarship fund

    25 May 2016

    On Friday 26 February, we welcomed two very familiar and successful Old Collegians – Daniel Vettori and Jeremy Wells – back to St Paul’s for a fundraising event hosted by St Paul’s Foundation. While the event was to honour and celebrate Daniel’s very successful cricketing career, we were so grateful that Jeremy, an accomplished… Read more

    $54k raised for Daniel Vettori scholarship fund
  • Evan McCulloch

    18 May 2016

    Evan McCulloch staff 1961-2007 spent 46 years of his life involved in St Paul’s Collegiate School as a housemaster, teacher, director of music and, as the executive officer of the Old Collegians’ Association. During Evan’s long association with St Paul’s he was considered by many of the. School’s students and staff to be more than a staff… Read more

    Evan McCulloch
  • Exceptional students honoured

    9 November 2015

    On Friday 30 October St Paul’s Collegiate School honoured students who have made a significant contribution to the school through their participation to culture and sport. More than 150 awards were distributed on the night, including eight Supreme Awards to the most outstanding students in sport and culture for 2015. The 2015 Supreme… Read more

    Exceptional students honoured
  • More than a decade in outdoor education honoured

    29 October 2015

    Collectively Chris Wynn Clark 1988-92 and Cyn Smith have almost 30 years’ experience working in the remote surrounds of Tihoi Venture School. This year, they have been awarded an Independent Schools Honours Award for their commitment to outdoor education. Chris and Cyn are co-directors of Tihoi Venture School, an 18-week outdoor… Read more

    More than a decade in outdoor education honoured
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