A group of 20 young New Zealanders will voyage to the remote and environmentally significant Kermadec Islands with the Sir Peter Blake Trust and the Royal New Zealand Navy, on board HMNZS Canterbury at the end of February.

The Sir Peter Blake Trust’s Young Blake Expeditions (YBE) follow in Sir Peter’s footsteps as they travel to remote parts of New Zealand to understand and learn about unique and near-pristine environments.


The NZQA Scholarship Awards 2017 have been announced, and students from our Member Schools have excelled. These awards are regarded as the most prestigious secondary school academic awards in the country.

While independent schools only account for 4% of the education sector in New Zealand, our schools scooped over 20% of the Scholarship Awards given our by NZQA for outstanding performance. 

Here are the winners from our Member Schools in full:


On Saturday 3 February, StudyCare launched its 2018 programme with a fun Wellington orientation day and bowls and buffet evening for international students from Chilton Saint James School, Samuel Marsden Collegiate and



A Year 12 student from ACG Strathallan in Karaka has beaten applicants from around the country to receive a scholarship to study aviation.

Passionate aviator William Winspear was able to apply for the Kirk Samuel Dakers Memorial Scholarship administered by the Nelson Aviation College after winning Young Eagle of the Year at Auckland Aero Club.


Paris Lokotui and Tiuana-Marie Aiono have made the Netball New Zealand Secondary Schools Squad

Two of Queen Margaret College’s top sportswomen have been selected for the Netball New Zealand Secondary Schools Squad.

College Head Prefect Tiuana-Marie Aiono and Year 12 student Paris Lokotui found out they made the prestigious squad at the weekend following an intensive training camp in Cambridge.