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  • Celebrating sport and culture

    30 October 2017

    In recognition of this year’s sporting and cultural talent, students attended the St Paul’s Sports and Culture Supreme Awards ceremony last week. Lwamba Chileshe and Kate Littlejohn were crowned the top sportsman and sportswoman of the year. Squash player Lwamba, has just recently qualified to A1 grade. He was selected for the New Zealand… Read more

    Celebrating sport and culture
  • Silver success at NZ swimming champs

    20 September 2017

    An intense three days of competition in the water saw St Paul’s swimmer Ben Littlejohn come out with four silver medals and one bronze at the 2017 New Zealand Secondary School Championships. The Year 10 student also gained four top eight finishes. St Paul’s was represented by seven swimmers at this year’s championships. In addition to… Read more

    Silver success at NZ swimming champs
  • Players selected for NZ Schools rugby development camp

    15 September 2017

    Four St Paul’s rugby players have been selected for the New Zealand Schools development camp. George Dyer, Sam Cooper, Fergus Burke and Luke Donaldson Year 13 were selected to attend the 2017 development camp alongside 45 other young athletes from across New Zealand. The three-day camp takes place this month and the players will be vying… Read more

    Players selected for NZ Schools rugby development camp
  • Slam dunking his way to the top

    13 September 2017

    Rising basketball player Tom Seuren has been identified as one of the best in the country. Only in his second year of playing basketball, the Year 12 student has been selected for the U17 North National Talent Development Camp, being held in October. Run by Basketball New Zealand, the focus of the National Talent Programme Camps is to… Read more

    Slam dunking his way to the top
  • Young rowers compete in world championships

    22 August 2017

    Taking their rowing international and representing their country, has been a rewarding experience for St Paul’s students Kate Littlejohn and Grace Watson. The pair have just returned from Lithuania where they competed in the 2017 World Rowing Junior Championships, placing sixth in the women’s four event. Kate Year 13 and Grace Year 12… Read more

    Young rowers compete in world championships
  • Second in New Zealand for squash

    10 August 2017

    Ranked second in New Zealand – our squash players have done us proud taking away the silver medal in the 2017 New Zealand Secondary School National Squash Championship. Jack Collins Year 11, Temwa Chileshe Year 12, Sean Dykes, Sam Wilson and Lwamba Chileshe all Year 13 competed in the championship, which was held August 4 – 6 in… Read more

    Second in New Zealand for squash
  • St Paul’s students join national high performance programme

    10 August 2017

    Two current and two past St Paul’s students have made the High Performance Sport New Zealand Pathway to Podium P2P programme. A development initiative created by Sport New Zealand, it is aimed at athletes who are deemed one to three years away from entering the high performance system. The programme is run regionally and in the Waikato… Read more

    St Paul’s students join national high performance programme
  • A stroke of squash success

    23 June 2017

    It was victory on the squash court this week for Lwamba Chileshe Year 13 who took the winning place in the 2017 Waikato Secondary School Squash Championships. Lwamba competed in the tournament on Wednesday and was the overall winner of the boys’ top division, beating Angus MacDonald from Hamilton Boys' High School: 11-6, 11-7 and 11-9… Read more

    A stroke of squash success
  • Yale students given the NZ footy experience

    20 June 2017

    Thanks to a new partnership between St Paul’s Collegiate School, the University of Waikato and Yale University’s Rugby Club, four Yale students have spent the past month training with local rugby teams, as well as immersing themselves in the Kiwi culture. Scott Cockburn, Vlad Sychou, Joseph Goode all 20 and Alex O’Neill 18 arrived in New… Read more

    Yale students given the NZ footy experience
  • BMX rider to compete at world champs

    12 June 2017

    A love for BMX that flourished on the bike tracks of Tihoi is taking Rico D’Anvers Year 11 to South Carolina to compete at the 2017 world championships in July. It is the culmination of a busy year for Rico, who most recently placed second in the under-16 boys group at the national championships in Te Awamutu over Easter weekend. In… Read more

    BMX rider to compete at world champs
  • Duathletes bring home medals

    2 June 2017

    A strong team of duathletes picked up two silver and one bronze at the Waikato Bay of Plenty Duathlon Championships, held at Karapiro Domain. The boys’ under-14 pair, runner Oliver Barris and cyclist Oliver Larcombe both Year 9, completed two 2.5km running legs and a 12km bike in 40.34 minutes to pick up St Paul’s first silver of the day… Read more

    Duathletes bring home medals
  • Students learn movement and strengthening in specialised programme

    30 May 2017

    Seeing students reach, and exceed, personal goals is among the most rewarding aspects of working at St Paul’s for strength and conditioning coach Michiel Badenhorst. A qualified biokineticist, Michiel brought his family from Bloemfontein to New Zealand in early 2014 leaving a legacy of sports conditioning, having trained current and… Read more

    Students learn movement and strengthening in specialised programme
  • Swimmers place fourth at Swim Champs

    12 May 2017

    A squad of 36 St Paul’s Collegiate School swimmers competed at the 2017 Waikato Secondary Schools Swimming Championships at Waterworld last month, earning five gold, six silver and nine bronze medals. Following the departure of many of the team’s top swimmers at the end of 2016, the current team stepped out with something to prove. Of the… Read more

    Swimmers place fourth at Swim Champs
  • Jess Hood to represent NZ at Oceania Athletics Championships

    4 May 2017

    Year 13 St Paul’s athlete, Jess Hood, has been selected to represent New Zealand in the under-20 category at the Oceania Area and Combined Events Championships in Fiji on 28 June – 1 July. The superstar sprinter, who nominated herself for the opportunity, is one of 55 kiwi athletes who will join competitors from 20 countries at ANZ… Read more

    Jess Hood to represent NZ at Oceania Athletics Championships
  • Talented athletes to compete on world rowing stage

    1 May 2017

    Kate Littlejohn and Grace Watson have been selected to represent New Zealand in the coxless four rowing team at the Junior World Championships being held in Lithuania in August 2017. The girls spent six days trialling for the New Zealand junior rowing team after this year’s Maadi Cup regatta, held at Karapiro. Their selection will see… Read more

    Talented athletes to compete on world rowing stage
  • Athletes wrap up season at North Island Secondary Schools Championships

    11 April 2017

    St Paul’s athletes finished off their season earning three silver and two bronze medals at the North Island Secondary Schools Championships last weekend in New Plymouth. To qualify as a representative of the Waikato Bay of Plenty the six St Paul’s athletes had to place at the School Athletics, Zone Athletics and Waikato Bay of Plenty… Read more

    Athletes wrap up season at North Island Secondary Schools Championships
  • Tennis mixed doubles team ranked fifth in New Zealand

    6 April 2017

    St Paul’s Collegiate School’s mixed doubles tennis team are ranked fifth in the New Zealand following their courageous effort at the 2017 National Secondary Schools Teams Tennis Finals in Auckland last week. Sarah Jackson Year 12, Carlin Vollebregt Year 11, Simon Han Year 11 and Lily Carr Paterson Year 11 faced some tough competition… Read more

    Tennis mixed doubles team ranked fifth in New Zealand
  • Rowers pull off historic heist at Maadi Cup

    5 April 2017

    St Paul’s rowers surpassed all expectations at this year’s Maadi Cup regatta held at Karapiro, clinching three gold and four bronze medals. In overall points, this ranked St Paul’s eighth amongst 120 secondary schools that competed. In what was considered the upset of the tournament, the girls’ under-18 coxed four secured the Dawn Cup in… Read more

    Rowers pull off historic heist at Maadi Cup
  • Athletes continue medal streak at Waikato Bay of Plenty Champs

    31 March 2017

    St Paul’s Collegiate School’s athletes showed no signs of fatigue at one of the last events of the summer athletics season, winning four gold, three silver and six bronze at the Waikato Bay of Plenty WBOP Championships on Saturday, 25 March at Porritt Stadium. Javelin thrower, James Mitchell Year 13, won the senior boys’ event with an… Read more

    Athletes continue medal streak at Waikato Bay of Plenty Champs
  • Football pro joins as coach

    23 March 2017

    One of St Paul’s Collegiate School’s successful professional football exports, Michael Built Hall, 2006-2009, is returning to his schoolboy roots as Head Coach of this year’s St Paul’s 1st XI football squad. Since leaving St Paul’s in 2009 on a professional contract with English club, Northhampton Town, the midfielder has enjoyed stints… Read more

    Football pro joins as coach
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