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  • Global recognition for agribusiness teaching initiative

    19 December 2018

    From national to international recognition – St Paul’s agribusiness programme has been announced as a finalist in the 2019 International School Awards. The awards, formerly the British International School Awards, celebrate learning, teaching, community, pastoral care, leadership and strategic initiatives at international schools. They… Read more

    Global recognition for agribusiness teaching initiative
  • Leading the way in motor vehicle innovation

    12 December 2018

    He may have grown up in a small rural town in the Waikato, but now Collegian Dan Ammann Sargood 1985-1989 is leading the way in self-driving motor vehicle innovation in the US. At the beginning of next year, Dan, who was the President of General Motors GM, will make the move from Detroit to San Francisco to become CEO of the company’s… Read more

    Leading the way in motor vehicle innovation
  • Athletes perform well at nationals

    10 December 2018

    Hot and windy conditions in Dunedin last weekend didn’t deter our athletes who took to the track and field with gusto for the 2018 New Zealand Secondary Schools’ Athletics Championships. Notably, Year 13 student Mattheus Pio came away with a gold medal in the 300m hurdles with a time of 37.35, as well as a silver medal in the senior boys’… Read more

    Athletes perform well at nationals
  • Auckland scholarship for top achievers

    4 December 2018

    Three St Paul’s students are off to Auckland University next year as recipients of the university’s top achievers scholarship. Anna Hamilton, Sasha Patil and Alice Cao were awarded this prestigious scholarship, which are given to students who have demonstrated exceptional levels of academic excellence, all-round ability and leadership… Read more

    Auckland scholarship for top achievers
  • 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
  • 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
  • Tertiary scholarships awarded

    19 November 2018

    St Paul’s has once again had a significant number of senior students gain tertiary scholarships for 2019. We are proud to have received news of 35 students gaining scholarships. The recipients are: Heath Johnson: . AUT Significant Student Scholarship $6,500 per annum. Thomas Brown: . Ngā Karahipi Uru Rākau: Forestry Scholarship MPI… Read more

    Tertiary scholarships awarded
  • Taking his coaching international

    15 November 2018

    The whistle has just gone at Wembley Stadium in London, and 90,000 football fans file out of the stands and onto their trains. Meanwhile, Matt Johl Hall 2002-2006 has just arrived. He’s heading up to his office looking out over the iconic venue that has hosted so many historic sporting moments. But he’s not a football star. In fact, he… Read more

    Taking his coaching international
  • Going natural for animal healthcare

    15 November 2018

    Veterinary rehab nurse Sheree Smith nee Elliott, Harington 1999-2000 is on a mission to educate those in the industry about managing pain among animals – the natural way. It was while working in the UK, that Sheree discovered nutraceuticals for animals. Seeing first-hand the benefits of Nutravet, a natural supplement, prompted her to… Read more

    Going natural for animal healthcare
  • Sky’s the limit for entrepreneur

    15 November 2018

    Door-knocking has helped kick-start John Heskett’s Hall 2005-2009 ambitious tourism venture. Three Hamilton construction-related companies are backing John’s vision to create ‘Waitomo Sky Garden’ – a tourist destination in the King Country. The project, which is set to cost $20m, includes New Zealand’s longest water-touch bungy from a 70m… Read more

    Sky’s the limit for entrepreneur
  • The little kiwi company that could

    15 November 2018

    It’s an age-old kiwi story. The small ‘number eight wire’ company making waves overseas. It can often come across as an overnight success story but Andrew Wong School 2005-2009 will be the first to tell you it is anything but. Andrew is the Senior Applications Engineer at IMeasureU. The company developed a wearable sensor that tracks… Read more

    The little kiwi company that could
  • Double the determination

    15 November 2018

    Emotional resilience, mental stamina, focus and determination are what got two of New Zealand’s top athletes, Cameron French Hall 2006-2010 and Owen Robinson Hamilton 2005-2009, to where they are today. Their journeys have been full of ups and downs, but their persistence has paid off earning them New Zealand records – Cameron in the 400m… Read more

    Double the determination
  • Accelerating his career with PwC

    14 November 2018

    Year 13 student Conor Horrigan is on track to a promising law career – having been accepted for the PwC Accelerate programme. Created in 2013, the programme offers support to promising students throughout their time at university. Next year Conor is off to Canterbury University to complete a conjoint Law and Arts degree. As part of the… Read more

    Accelerating his career with PwC
  • 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
  • Corinthians connects St Paul’s to football

    2 October 2018

    To encourage staff, students, Collegians and friends of St Paul’s to play weekend football, former St Paul’s 1st XI soccer coach Michael Groom started up the St Paul’s Corinthians Football Club in February. Mr Groom entered the team into the Waikato B men’s football competition, made possible due to the strong relationship between St… Read more

    Corinthians connects St Paul’s to football
  • Diving into research in Africa

    24 September 2018

    A unique research trip has given Year 12 student Alice Cao an insight into the ecological systems of lakes in Africa. Alice recently returned from a two-week expedition that took her to Tanzania and Malawi where she took part in collecting research data and studying breeds of fish, in particular cichlids. The opportunity to take part in… Read more

    Diving into research in Africa
  • Swimmers success at national champs

    24 September 2018

    Our swimmers are among the best in the country, securing top 10 results at the 2018 New Zealand secondary schools swimming championships. Held in Wellington, this year’s championships saw 630 swimmers from 158 teams across the country take part. “This championship had all the potential to be a momentous occasion for our squad of six, each… Read more

    Swimmers success at national champs
  • Community gala a monster success

    21 September 2018

    From bouncy castles, food stalls and raffles to musical performances, games and a monster garage sale. – the St Paul’s Collegiate School Community Gala had something for the whole family to enjoy. Organised by St Paul’s students, the gala was run as a fundraiser to help the neighbouring Fairfield community with a number of projects. These… Read more

    Community gala a monster success
  • 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
  • Colours for service awarded

    12 September 2018

    This week in Chapel, four Year 13 students were awarded inaugural ‘colours’ for their contribution to service here at St Paul’s. Colours are awarded to senior students for the school’s cornerstone themes of academic, sport, culture and now service. “These students have demonstrated exemplary leadership, commitment and engagement with the… Read more

    Colours for service awarded
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