Samuel Marsden Collegiate School student have been on a winning streak recently, excelling academically and in their co-curricular pursuits.


Rangi Ruru Girls' School student Jane Boyle, aged 16, has been crowned the Supreme Winner of the New Zealand Brother Design Stars competition.

This year, 12 finalists (6 fashion and 6 craft) were chosen from across the country.

Jane, who designed a jacket inspired by her style icon Iris Apfel, was called and told the great news while she was in Science class last week. She flew up to Auckland with her mother the next day for a photoshoot, all the while having to keep the news secret because it was set to be announced on TVNZ2's 'The Adam and Eve Show'.


Four students from St Paul's Collegiate, Hamilton and one from St Margaret's College, Christchurch will be flying to Belgium to attend the 100th anniversary commemorations for the Battle of Passchendaele. The students were among the winners of a competition to design digital resources to teach younger students about this important event in New Zealand’s history. 


The St Peter's Cycling Academy were highly successful in the North Island Schools Cycling Championships.

Team Time Trial

St Peter's had four teams representing different grades from the Year 7 and 8 through to the under 20’s. The mixed Preppie team had to compete in the boys grade as stated in the rules, so they planned and prepared for some tough competition.

With four to start, the race is timed on the third rider across the line at the finish. The highlights were:


Samuel Marsden Collegiate School’s artwork ‘Matariki – Māori New Year’ has won the prestigious 2017 Saatchi Gallery (London) Art Prize for Schools.  This is one of the most significant student art awards globally and the large collaborative work is on display at the Saatchi Gallery in London 4 – 13 July. The work was chosen from more than 24,000 entries from 66 countries.