A senior student at Queen Margaret College has proven her talent on the Hockey field this month after making not one, but two representative teams.

Year 13 student and captain of the Queen Margaret College Premier 1 First XI Hockey team and Capital Under 18 Women, Estelle Macadré has made both the Capital National Hockey League (NHL) women’s team and the Junior Black Sticks squad.

She has been playing hockey for Queen Margaret College since Year 1 and most recently led the First XI to their grade finals.


ACG Parnell College’s ‘String Theory’ Chamber Orchestra was awarded first place in the Chamber Orchestra division of the KBB Music Festival and Competition held at the Holy Trinity Cathedral in Parnell this month.

The group of 23 students was awarded a Gold award for their programme of Locatelli, Bloch, Elgar and a World Premiere performance of David Hamilton’s ‘Meeting Place’ for Taonga Puoro, Harp and Strings.


ACG Senior College art student Lucy Grunfeld has been awarded a Pat Hanly Creativity Award for her artwork inspired by disability.

The awards recognise Year 13 students of Visual Arts who show 'outstanding creativity, imagination and commitment'. 


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'.