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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Intense competition at national squash champs

    13 August 2018

    A selection for the secondary school team as well as two consolation plate wins, were some of the highlights at the recent New Zealand Secondary School squash championships in Palmerston North. St Paul’s had two boys and one girls team compete in the national competition which saw Year 13 student Temwa Chileshe selected for the New… Read more

    Intense competition at national squash champs
  • Medals claimed at duathlon champs

    10 August 2018

    August has been a busy month for our students competing in the Waikato/Bay of Plenty duathlon championships. St Paul’s had three students participating in the regional individual champs, held at Karapiro on August 1. All competitors had to run 2.5k, followed by a 16k bike ride and a further 2.5k run. Angus Riordan Year 11 was consistently… Read more

    Medals claimed at duathlon champs
  • Tertiary partnership has students moving in the right direction

    6 August 2018

    Learning how to move correctly is extremely important for any young athlete – something Stacey Niao is focusing on with the students at St Paul’s Collegiate School. Stacey is working towards a masters in exercise physiology and strength and conditioning at Hamilton’s Wintec. As part of her studies, she is based at St Paul’s three to four… Read more

    Tertiary partnership has students moving in the right direction
  • Developing future athletes through tertiary partnership

    6 August 2018

    As the strength and conditioning trainer for the St Paul’s 1st XV rugby team, TJ Pieters is preparing these boys for sport beyond school life. Equipped with a Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science from Hamilton’s Wintec, TJ began working at St Paul’s in 2017 while completing his honours. The arrangement is part of the relationship… Read more

    Developing future athletes through tertiary partnership
  • Students benefit from holistic approach to sport

    6 August 2018

    St Paul’s Collegiate School isn’t afraid to do things differently. Every single student at the private Hamilton school must play a summer and winter sport. And all St Paul’s students, regardless of their athletic ability, have access to its high performance sport programme. “We believe that a healthy body equates to a healthy mind and… Read more

    Students benefit from holistic approach to sport
  • St Paul’s hosts Chiefs U18 camp

    24 July 2018

    During the school holidays, St Paul’s hosted the 2018 Chiefs U18 rugby camp, with the best 50 players from the Chiefs franchise selected to attend. Working alongside the Chiefs and Mitre 10 Cup coaches, the camp covered things such as Chiefs culture, mental skills, fitness testing and physical development, nutrition and on-field… Read more

    St Paul’s hosts Chiefs U18 camp
  • 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
  • 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
  • A run of success at the Waikato BOP champs

    28 March 2018

    Records were broken and a number of top placings achieved, when our athletes headed to Tauranga on Saturday to compete in the Waikato Bay of Plenty athletics championships. St Paul’s had two athletes compete in the hammer throw for the first time. Caroline Kolver threw 33.24m to finish third in the open girls, and Campbell Robb threw… Read more

    A run of success at the Waikato BOP champs
  • Maadi Cup rounds off rowing season

    26 March 2018

    A long hard season of rowing has come to an impressive end at the 2018 Aon Maadi Cup – with a silver and bronze medal won, as well as a number of A final placings. St Paul’s had 43 rowers head south to Twizel for the national championship, which was held last week. Fine warm conditions on Lake Ruataniwha accompanied the early stage of the… Read more

    Maadi Cup rounds off rowing season
  • Athletes on form at central zone champs

    16 March 2018

    Results are in from the 2018 Central Zone Athletics Championships and once again, St Paul’s athletes were in record-breaking form. Held at Porritt Stadium on March 14, six titles were won by our athletes and 42 students qualified for the Waikato Bay of Plenty Secondary Schools Championships. Sitiveni Lose Year 10 broke the zones' record… Read more

    Athletes on form at central zone champs
  • Rowing success at North Island champs

    5 March 2018

    It’s been a tough but very successful few days on the water for our rowing teams competing in the North Island Secondary School Rowing Championships. Held at Lake Karapiro, the three-day regatta saw St Paul’s take away eight medals in total – one gold, three silver and four bronze. St Paul’s had 53 rowers competing in this year’s… Read more

    Rowing success at North Island champs
  • Athletics day kicks off inter-house competitions

    28 February 2018

    House spirit filled Porritt Stadium last week for the school’s athletics championships day – the first of the inter-house competitions for 2018. There were some outstanding performances during the day, as well as some epic battles on the track and in the field. But there was no defeating the mighty ‘green machine’ Williams House, who once… Read more

    Athletics day kicks off inter-house competitions
  • NZ squash players triumph at Oceania championships

    23 January 2018

    Three St Paul’s squash players past and present represented New Zealand at the recent Oceania championships, held in Brisbane. 2017 school leaver Lwamba Chileshe placed first in the U19 division of the competition, which featured top players from Australia and the Pacific. Temwa Chileshe Year 13 placed fifth–eight and Sean Dykes 2017… Read more

    NZ squash players triumph at Oceania championships
  • UK football coach joins St Paul’s

    18 January 2018

    Newly appointed St Paul’s football coach Sam Wilkinson spent six years coaching football in the UK. He recently returned to New Zealand with a goal of growing the sport in his home region. Sam grew up playing football in the Waikato. After trying to pursue a career in professional football in the UK as a teenager, he returned to play… Read more

    UK football coach joins St Paul’s
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