St Paul's Collegiate School - Hamilton


From the Headmaster's desk ...

Music is often regarded as secondary when compared with traditional subjects like maths, science and English. But now, research is beginning to suggest that a few hours spent plucking strings or banging a high hat can do wonders for teenagers' academic growth.

One of the principle goals of our school is to push the young people who pass through our gates ‘out of their comfort zone’. It is often said that we learn more from our failures than we do from our successes. In focusing on our strengths and staying within our comfort zone, we don’t really push ourselves, and we are hence, less likely to experience failure. Out of our comfort zone, we have to exhibit greater determination and courage, and we have to often deal with the challenges of disappointment and not initially achieving the goals we have set for ourselves.

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Key dates in September

Mon 7 - Sun 8 Sep: Winter sport tournament week

Sat 7 Sep: OPEN DAY for prospective families - register online

Mon 9 - Fri 13 Sep: Senior benchmark examinations

Sat 14 Sep: Pioneers of Tihoi reunion - tickets online

Sun 15 Sep: TIHOI OPEN DAY for prospective families - register online

Wed 18 Sep: Inter-house rowing competition

Thur 19 Sep: Winter sports photos

For other key dates and events, view the calendar.


  1. Students bring childhood books to life for Arts Day

    The creativity was palpable around the school for Arts Day as students took part in a range of colourful activities based around the ... Read more…
  2. Music and academics - a harmonious pairing

    Music is often regarded as secondary when compared with traditional subjects like maths, science and English. But now, research is ... Read more…
  3. Good vibrations rocked the chapel

    Showcasing St Paul’s finest musicians with an array of music styles from solo instrumentalists, choir and rock bands to vocalists, big ... Read more…
  4. Accounting student wins prestigious internship

    Abby Bartels has been chosen as an intern for KPMG (an international accounting company) for 2020. Read more…
  5. A celebration of culture and diversity

    In the spirit of celebrating different cultures and diversity as a whole, the 2019 international week served up an array of activities and ... Read more…
  6. Back-to-back CNI rugby champs

    St Paul's are once again Central North Island (CNI) rugby champions following their 26-14 win over Whanganui Collegiate in the final match. Read more…
  7. Not your average gift from Grandma

    Raising one million dollars is a towering goal. But it’s the goal necessary to meet the need for a contemporary, all-inclusive learning ... Read more…
  8. Coromandel to California – a kiwi boy’s real-life Baywatch experience

    Huntington Beach, California, could seem like a world away from Jae Broomfield’s usual beach at Tairua, but with its white sands, ... Read more…
  9. Motivated by Montana exchange

    An exchange opportunity in Montana, USA, has left Mikayla McClennan with many memorable experiences – one being a close-up encounter with ... Read more…
  10. Students perform their hearts out

    Five St Paul’s students competed in the regional New Zealand Community Trust (NZCT) Chamber Music Contest at the University of Waikato's ... Read more…
  11. Feet and wheels hit the road for duathlon champs

    Wintry conditions did not deter our eight students competing in the Waikato schools’ individual duathlon championships last month. Read more…
  12. We couldn’t have done it without them…

    Alleviating sore joints, improving game techniques and creating a better viewing experience are just some of the significant advantages of ... Read more…
  13. Adventure racers qualify for national Get2Go champs

    An impressive effort by our combined St Paul's and Waikato Diocesan School for Girls team of junior adventure racers in August, they took ... Read more…
  14. Young bankers rated high

    Earlier in the year, a group of five senior economics students took part in the Reserve Bank’s Monetary Policy Challenge. Read more…
  15. Musicians put on a show for GC tour

    During the school holidays, a group of 60 St Paul's musicians travelled to the Aspire Music Festival on the Gold Coast. Read more…
  16. Baptism and confirmation service - a celebration of faith

    On Sunday 18 August, the school held an annual baptism and confirmation service with Archbishop Phillip Richardson, the Bishop of Waikato ... Read more…
  17. Squash players battle it out at NZSS champs

    During the first weekend of August, St Paul's had two boys and one girls team compete in the New Zealand Secondary School Squash ... Read more…
  18. A busy month for girls' hockey

    St Paul's girls' 1st XI hockey team have had a packed month travelling all over the North Island to compete. Here are the latest game ... Read more…
  19. New graduation ceremony for year 13 leavers

    This year’s function to celebrate the graduation of our year 13 leavers – class of 2019 – will be a different function than previously ... Read more…