Diocesan School for Girls teams were busy during the school holidays bringing home two NATIONAL titles in the Teams Racing Sailing and Water Polo.

The Dio Sailing team finished convincingly as top girls' school this past week in Algies Bay. The Water Polo girls successfully defended all three titles in 2019 - taking the national final by an incredible score of 15-5



A new NCEA achievement standards programme in Agribusiness is aimed at students interested in emerging careers in science, technology and business.

The curriculum has been created by St Paul’s Collegiate School in Hamilton, in partnership with 10 other schools around the country, and is available for all New Zealand schools to use. St Paul’s Deputy Principal and Programme Director Peter Hampton says it is flexible and has applications beyond agriculture.


Over the weekend, the St Andrew's College adventure racing team competed at the New Zealand Secondary Schools’ Adventure Race in Cromwell, claiming the national mixed team title – an outstanding result. The team were also the third team to finish overall.

St Andrew's College adventure racers


William Wynn Thomas, Dux at Christ’s College last year, will start at Cambridge University in October on a prestigious Sir Douglas Myers scholarship.

The 17-year-old will study for the Mathematical Tripos course at Cambridge, furthering his passion for Mathematics and Science.


Today, Independent Schools of New Zealand will join the two-minute silence at 1.32pm to remember the victims of last week’s terrible attack on the Muslim community in Christchurch. All our schools are ensuring the safety of their students, and supporting them through the aftermath of this traumatic event.