Who we are

We prepare students for life beyond school

St Paul’s Collegiate School has a reputation for getting the best from it students and for consistently achieving some of New Zealand’s highest academic results.

We make no apologies for setting high expectations. We want each and every one of our students to achieve personal bests in all areas of school life. More than often, these expectations are set much higher than other secondary schools – and our students deliver.

While our strongest focus is ensuring our students are achieving their potential in their academic studies, so too is our focus on developing good character in every young man and woman. Through our Character Education programme, ‘Over the Fence’ community service initiative, chapel programme and our promotion of an understanding of the importance of emotional intelligence, we are striving to prepare St Paul’s students to be resilient, agile and contributing members of society.

Located in Hamilton with a roll of 750 students, boys are welcomed from years 9-13, as day or boarding students. The senior years at St Paul’s offer co-ed learning while the junior school, years 9 and 10 remain a single-sex boys’ school.

Tihoi Venture School

Tihoi Venture School is New Zealand’s only 18-week outdoor programme designed specifically for Year 10 boys.

Students are stripped of modern technology, such as television and mobile phones, and placed into communal living with seven age-mates, regular schooling and outdoor experiences. Both the outdoor and academic programmes are underpinned by a clearly articulated and modeled virtues and values programme that develops young men into independent, responsible and contributing members of society.