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.


A new agribusiness programme aims to encourage high-achieving students into primary industry careers.

Hamilton independent school St Paul’s Collegiate has worked closely with NZQA, the Ministry of Education and representatives from the private sector to design a set of new NCEA achievement standards.

These standards are currently being trialled by 10 lead schools across the country, but will be available to all secondary schools from 2018.


Independent Schools of New Zealand would like to congratulate Auckland International College students Tony Wang and Harry Yeom on their recent success at the National Olympiad competition open to all New Zealand Secondary Schools competing in both Chemistry and Mathematics.