Just as many graduates of 2018 begin to settle excitedly into university environments across New Zealand and Australia; many international applicants start to hear about offers of acceptance from further afield, most from institutions ranked in the Times Higher Education (THE) World’s Top 50.


Saint Kentigern College student Andrew Chen has achieved the maximum score in the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma examinations.

Chen, 2018 graduate and IB Dux, scored the highest possible score of 45 out of 45 points, and was the first Saint Kentigern student to do so.

“This is a fantastic achievement for Andrew, who joins five other students in New Zealand who were awarded full marks last year,” a St Kentigern College spokesperson said.


Academic excellence is one of the key drivers for families choosing a Kristin School education for their children, and Kristin’s proud record in this arena has been further strengthened with another set of excellent examination results for 2018. Kristin’s Senior School students choose to follow either the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma or NCEA pathway, and the recently released 2018 results are evidence of the strength of both programmes of study at Kristin.


The wellbeing of youths has never been more challenging, and St Peter’s, Cambridge is one of the very first schools in New Zealand to launch a “wellbeing Netflix” to help support parents and their families.

SchoolTV is an internationally celebrated wellbeing platform featuring Dr. Michael Carr-Gregg and leading experts from New Zealand and Australia. It provides practical strategies from credible sources about managing modern-day issues and the many challenges affecting young people.


Samuel Marsden Collegiate School has been celebrating its 140th birthday in style this year with a variety of occasions, starting with a wonderful pōwhiri welcoming new students and Principal Narelle Umbers.