St Paul's Collegiate School - Hamilton


From the Headmaster's desk ...

At a recent School Disciplinary Subcommittee hearing, one of the Waikato Anglican College Trust Board representatives on the panel made a point that personally struck home to me; that the parents at the meeting could be considered as “victims” of their son’s conduct, given the impact his decision making had had on them and their family.

Parenting in today’s society isn’t an easy option and certainly parenting teenagers is incredibly challenging. Parents in a St Paul’s context come in many forms; the traditional father and mother in the same home; those who solo parent with little input from the other party; those who exercise active shared custody and decision making and may even bring up their son/daughter in a new blended family; and an increasingly growing smaller group, who are grandparents who find themselves having to take responsibility for the upbringing of their grandson/daughter. Additionally, in 2019 many of us often find ourselves parenting, without extended family support.

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  1. Singing the songs of the sixties

    The houses went back in time to the 1960s at the House Choir Competition, held on Friday 17 May. Read more…
  2. How to be a Rockefeller in a world of Vanderbilts

    Headmaster Grant Lander shares his thoughts on how we can raise resilient and independent young adults in an ever-changing modern world ... Read more…
  3. Crocodiles bite as Pit winner is announced

    A group of talented Year 13 agribusiness students wowed six crocodiles/judges with their creativity, problem-solving and presentation ... Read more…
  4. Parents, this one's for you...

    Did you know our website has an area specifically for our parents? Here's where you can find it. Read more…
  5. Pāora Tapu Haka finds a new context

    What better way to learn about history than to walk in the shoes of those who wrote it? A group of Year 12 students on their annual ... Read more…
  6. Students go pink for Bullying Free Week

    Students were encouraged to 'go pink' for mufti day on Thursday 16 May in an effort to show support for New Zealand Bullying Free Week and ... Read more…
  7. Williams House welcomes new housemaster

    Making the move from across the ditch – Matt Holdgate has joined St Paul’s as the new housemaster of Williams House, taking over from ... Read more…
  8. 2019 Asia Pacific Young Leaders conference held in Jakarta

    你好, Halo, こんにちは, 여보세요, lí-hó or hello. Halo dari Indonesia, hello from Indonesia. Read more…
  9. Grease – Cast Q&A – Jan and Eugene

    In the first of a series of cast Q&As, we chat to Hannah Mayer who plays pink lady Jan, and Seth Peake who plays school "nerd" Eugene, in G... Read more…
  10. SchoolTV: What type of parent are you? Take the quiz to find out...

    There are so many different opinions offered on how best to parent. New parents will often have firm beliefs about how they wish to ... Read more…
  11. Enterprising Year 10s prepare for launch

    Don't miss your chance to get your hands on some one-of-a-kind products made by Year 10 Enterprise Studies students at their product ... Read more…
  12. Learning the joy of running at Tihoi

    Intake one 2019 are into Week 16 and on Friday, 24 May the boys completed the 14km Cross-Country race. This is competed on undulating bush ... Read more…
  13. Our coaches bring all the boys (and girls) to the yard

    As we come into winter sports season, we'd like to introduce our stellar coaching line up, including a number of New Zealand ... Read more…
  14. An adventure worthy of Hillary name

    On Sunday, 28 April, our Hillary Challenge team joined the eleven best Adventure Racing teams for the National Final of the Hillary ... Read more…
  15. Cricket awards evening honours St Paul's students

    On Thursday 9 May, the Hamilton and Thames Valley Cricket Association Secondary Schools prize giving event was held in the Gallagher ... Read more…
  16. 1st XV Rugby season swings into action

    Marking the beginning of the rugby season, the St Paul's 1st XV boys have come up against both Cambridge High School and Francis Douglas ... Read more…
  17. 1st XV rugby team attend Kia Tu Rugby Camp

    St Paul's once again hosted the third Kia Tu Rugby Camp and saw our 1st XV playing Palmerston North Boys' High School in their traditional ... Read more…
  18. Hockey girls come back for the win

    On Wednesday 22 May, the St Paul's Girls' 1st XI Hockey team played Hamilton Girls High School 2nd XI at Waikato Dio. Read more…
  19. Team of newcomers perform for ANZAC crowd

    The 2019 ANZAC Hockey Tournament saw the St Paul's Collegiate School boys’ 1st XI hockey team once again host this competition, where they ... Read more…
  20. Netball teams' Aussie dream

    St Paul's Premier and Development netball teams crossed the ditch to compete in the Trans-Tasman Netball Quad Tournament in Ballarat last ... Read more…
  21. Don't be just a spectator, connect with our teams online

    Did you know many of our sports teams have a Facebook page? Stay ahead of the game by liking their pages and keep up-to-date with draws, ... Read more…
  22. Leave your mark

    The generosity of donors to date has been encouraging as the Hornsby Learning Hub will be one of the most ambitious and significant ... Read more…
  23. Calling all pioneers of Tihoi

    It has been 40 years since the opening of Tihoi Venture School. We want to celebrate with the pioneers who were brave enough to open the ... Read more…
  24. Choir Camp a vocal success

    In the first weekend of the holidays, the St Paul’s Collegiate School choirs ventured down to Tihoi for their annual three-day camp. Our ... Read more…
  25. Golden performances at Festival of Bands

    On Saturday 18 May, St Paul's Big Band and Concert Band travelled to Hastings to perform in the Hawke’s Bay Festival of Bands. Read more…
  26. See you at Fieldays!

    St Paul's will have three sites at Fieldays this year, held at Mystery Creek from 12-15 June. Be sure to stop by and say hi! Read more…
  27. Brotherhood - Sargood House Chapel Service Sermon

    Brotherhood - if you google this word, the results will say: “An association or community of people linked by a common interest”. However, ... Read more…
  28. The Acceptance of Others - School House Chapel Service Sermon

    Not everyone thinks the way you think, knows the things you know, believes the things you believe or acts the way you act. It’s not our ... Read more…
  29. ANZAC Chapel Service sermon

    The Reverend Keith Elliott V.C. With the theme of today’s service embracing a range and era of battles, from a personal perspective, I ... Read more…
  30. Graduate returns to deliver ANZAC sermon

    Recent 2018 graduate and aspiring historian, Dylan Woodhouse, returned to St Paul's to deliver the sermon at the annual ANZAC Day chapel ... Read more…
  31. Parents' Association meeting

    All are welcome to attend the next Parents' Association Meeting, to be held on Sunday 23 June at 7pm in the Collegians Pavillion. Read more…
  32. New winter warmers in The School Shop

    The School Shop has new stock to keep you warm this winter. Check out these fantastic winter warmers... Read more…