Kiwi face transplant surgeon Simon Talbot (and St Paul's Old Collegian) has lead his team in transplanting two donor arms to a retired marine who lost all four limbs in Afghanistan.
Dr Talbot, a 39-year-old reconstructive plastic surgeon, runs a hand transplant programme at Briham and Women's Hospital in Boston, where he has also participated in seven full and partial face transplants.
He and his team have done four bilateral hand transplants, so were "amassing a reasonable experience now" in that area.
Amay Aggarwal (Year 13, Peart), has excelled in two significant achievements in the French language arena.
In February this year, Aggarwal enrolled in Massey University’s Advanced French Language paper - a third year French university level paper - via distance learning.
Over a period of four months he submitted six assignments, averaging almost a 90 per cent grade average. Each assignment involved an oral, written and a comprehension component and each took more than several hours to complete.
St Peter’s Cambridge is pleased to announce New Zealand’s most successful football coach Ricki Herbert has been appointed as their new Director of Football. Ricki the former All Whites and Wellington Phoenix coach, has accepted a full-time role to help develop young players at the school’s new football academy. He will coach the boys’ and girls’ first teams and oversee the football academy which is one of our four new sports academies commencing in 2017. The other academies being cricket, netball and rugby.
Robert Tennent (Year 12, School House) is one step closer to becoming a Fashion Designer. Robert recently attended NZ Fashion Week and is working with a local designer to start his own clothing line!
Tennent is taking the NCEA Fashion, Fabrics and Jewellery Design course at King’s College. His dream of designing and manufacturing his own clothing range is being realised thanks to the help of an Auckland fashion designer.
This was another incredibly successful tournament week for the St Peter's first XI Girls' Football team. The week started with a game against the number two ranked Wellington team (St Marys) and a commanding performance saw St Peter's win 9-1.