Saint Kentigern welcomes Mrs Merle Boniface to the newly created role of Chief Operating Officer for the Trust Board with responsibility for the commercial operations of Saint Kentigern, including Finance, ICT, Marketing and Communication, Human Resources, Facilities Management, Major Property Projects and Risk Management. She brings significant strategic business and leadership experience to the role gained in the banking, education and Small Business Development sectors.


Samuel Marsden Collegiate School student Lucy Berger has been offered a scholarship to study at Peking University, the most prestigious university in China. Thousands of students apply but very few pass the entrance exams. “This is an extraordinary achievement for Lucy and we wish her all the best on this exciting opportunity to study abroad” says Marsden School Principal Jenny Williams.


St Peter’s Cambridge’s art educator Faith Thomas has been invited by Nuno Canelas - Curator and Director of the Douro Biennial and Global Print to exhibit in the 3rd Global Print 2017 and the 9th Biennial of Douro 2018. Both events are in Portugal and run for three months. The Biennial includes a conference and workshops and Faith was one of only two New Zealand printmakers selected to take part.


Samuel Marsden Collegiate School Year 7 –to 10 students enjoyed a very special ‘Experience Asia Day’ whilst their senior counterparts were on study leave. With funding from the Asia New Zealand Foundation, Marsden Head of Humanities, Fiona Crawford, organised a full day of Asian activities for students.