St Paul’s offers a learning environment that fosters academic achievement, extracurricular involvement, character education and traditional values.
The small roll size of just under 750 students creates a close family environment allowing each student to be known personally by their teachers and peers. Small class sizes of on average 20 pupils, mean students have greater teacher assistance in an achievement-focused environment.
Although there is a strong focus on academic achievement, students are expected to be first and foremost good people; then successful students and scholars who strive to embrace our strong academic tradition; and, finally, individuals who learn to work together and cooperate with one another in the classroom and day-to-day environment.
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.