2013 St Paul's Year Book

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It’s hard to believe that we’re heading into the final month of the year and have just said farewell to our class of 2013 as they venture out to embark on exciting plans and dreams.

Every time I put this yearbook together I am impressed with the talent that exists in this school. I know that we all get excited about reading the success stories of our friends, our students, our children and ourselves. I know you will find plenty of remarkable students and their stories in the pages of this Collegian. Once again, the students of St Paul’s excel on the school, regional, national and international stage in both cultural and sporting endeavours. You will read about John Penyas as a new All White Futsal player, Mark Davis one of our most talented speakers at the Youth Parliament, and a very talented group of young singers who were invited to be part of Achellerando this year.

Students are engaged in the learning, sporting, cultural and spiritual cornerstones of this school and these come together to create change in our students that will equip them for life after school. We have students that are learning what it is to ‘be of good character’. Professor Seedhouse talked to our junior students about how important it is to learn the skill of self-reflection. It is only in learning to reflect on our own values that we can create change in ourselves and our own actions and reactions to challenging circumstances: this will allow our students to learn about good character and emulate it. Of course, as parents, we know that some of the greatest change to our teenagers happens on the inside: their ability to assimilate knowledge, virtues and sound judgement.

I encourage you to read our Headmaster’s address. Grant Lander is committed to creating a sense of community and a loyalty towards others. He believes that this requires a shared vision, inspiring dedication, work, tolerance and love. These virtues are those that staff of the school are committed to sharing with students and allowing students to share in return.

We believe in growth through achievement, creativity, challenge, understanding and faith. We believe these will create young people of good character who will then turn their possibilities into realities.

The Power of Sport

Class of 2013

Our School Community Board of Trustees and Staff 2 Staff 2013 4 Introducing New Staff 5 Farewell to Staff 6 Head Boy’s Reflection 8 Head Girl’s Reflection 9 Prefects’ Commissioning 10 Great Oaks Trading Co Ltd 10 St Paul’s Parents’ Association 11 Gap Students 11 Old Collegian Profiles 12 Chapel of Christ the King Chaplain’s Report 14 Chapel Prefects’ Reflections 15 Mission and Outreach 16 House Chapel Services 17 Academic Exposure Academic Results 2012 18 Academic Results 2012 20 Duncan Smith 21 Mr Martin Holmes Receives ISNZ Honours Award 21 Gary Henley-Smith 22 Year 11 Physical Education 22 Year 12 Sports Science Tihoi Tramp 23 Year 13 Sports Science Trip to Slipper Island 23 International Centre 24 School Celebrations Little Shop of Horrors 26 “Good Vibrations” A Celebration Of Music 30 Sheilah Winn Competition 31 School Ball – Great Gatsby 32 Notable Events Farewell Archbishop David Moxon 36 Artist in Residence 37 Visitors to St Paul’s 38 Senior Art Competition 40 Leadership Camp 41 Duke of Edinburgh Hillary Award 41 Spanish Class Trip 42
Aerobics 43 Rock Climbing 43 Athletics 44 Badminton 46 Basketball 46 Chess 49 Cricket 50 Cross Country 55 Cycling 56 Equestrian 56 Endurance Sports 57 Football 59 Futsal 64 Hockey 64 Motocross 70 Netball 71 Rowing 73 Rugby 75 Shooting 80 Table Tennis 80 Softball 81 Squash 81 Swimming 82 Tennis 84 Touch Rugby 85 Water Polo 85 Culturally Cruising Kapa Haka 86 Debating 86 Band Programme 87 Choir 88 Chamber Music 88 Clowning 89 48HOURS 89 Our Achievements Special Achievements 90 Our Students’ Work Construction 94 Visual Art 95 Furniture 101 Engineering 102 Creative Writing 104 House Life 24 Hour Relay 110 Arts Week 110 Athletics 111 Haka Competition 112 House Music 112 Standards 113 Swimming 114 Winter Sports 115 We are the Sum of Our Parts Hall House 116 Hamilton House 118 Fitchett House 120 School House 122 Harington Day 124 Harington Boarding 127 Clark House 128 Sargood House 130 Williams House 132 Tihoi 134 Hall House 138 Hamilton House 139 Fitchett House 140 School House 141 Harington House 142 Clark House 143 Sargood House 144 Williams House 145
Prefect Pen Sketches 146 Our Leaders for 2014 149 Final Awards and Celebrations Prizegiving Awards 150 Prizegiving Photos 152 Valedictory Speech 153 P Morgan’s Address 154 Headmaster’s Address 155 2013 Leavers 158 Contents 1 Contents

Board of Trustees and Staff

Board of Trustees

PJ Morgan (QC) – Chair

SK Wootton – Deputy Chair

ML Gutry

Dr KB Morris

AD Johnson

GA Brown

Rev AWL Hedge

LG Harris

RM Ludbrook

Headmaster G.W. Lander, BA (Auckland), DipSchMan (Unitec), DipTchg

Senior Faculty

Deputy Headmaster A Robson, MEd(Leadership), BSc(Tec), Dip Tchg, CA

Assistant Headmaster Senior School

P Hampton, MEd, BSc, Dip Tchg

Assistant Headmaster Junior School

J Rowlands, BA (Otago), DipTchg

Director of Teaching & Learning

JE McGrath , MSc(Hons), PhD (Waikato), GradDipTchg

Director of Extra Curricular Activities

PC Gilbert, DipSR (Waikato), DipTchg, TTC

Chaplain Rev C Luccock, BA(Hons) (Simon Fraser), MDiv (VST)

Guidance Counselor GJ Henley-Smith, BSc (Washington State), PGDipCouns (Waikato), DipTchg

Asst Careers Advisor JA Oehley, BSc (Wits), DipCom (Waikato), TTHD, GradCertCareerCouns



Fitchett GJ Henley-Smith

Hall PJ Wilson Hamilton


Sargood C Neethling


Teaching Staff

RJC Aldridge, BA (Hons) (Victoria), DipSLT, DipArts, DipTchg, CELTA

RG Bell, BEd (Waikato), DipTchg (Term 1 and 2)

HM Bradford, BA (Massey), Dip Tchg

IS Campbell, BA (Otago), Dip Tchg

PA Clement, AdvTradeCert, Dip Tchg



Harington Boarding


NE Clothier, BEd (Waikato), Dip PerfArts

CA Coates, BFA (Auckland), Dip Tchg

JJ Coley, BA (Waikato), Dip Ed

FJ Cowan, BMus (Victoria), Dip Tchg, LTCL

AJ Dela Rue, BMS (Hons), MMS dist (Waikato), Grad DipTchg

RM Don, BA (Canterbury), DipTchg

LM Elliott, BTchg (Waikato), Dip Ed, TTC

M Flint, BEd (Hons), ALCM (Tchg Dip Trumpet), AVCM

CJ Foot, BSc (Hons) (UCT)

ADR Gibbs, BEd (Massey), DipTchg

PC Gilbert, DipSR, DipTchg, TTC

MP Groom, BEd (Waikato)

H Tamihana, BA (Canterbury), DipTchg (Waikato)

B Hansen, BA, PG Dip ELT, Grad Dip Tchg, PG Dip Educ

CM Hardman, BTchg, BSL (Waikato)

T Harfoot, BA, Grad Dip Tchg

AS Harries, AdvTradeCert, DipTchg

TA Hastie, HDE

GJ Henley-Smith, BSc (Washington State), PGDipCouns, DipTchg

KB Hogg, BSc (Waikato), DipTchg

MP Holmes, BCom (Victoria), DipTchg

JDF Howard, BA (Waikato), Grad Dip Tchg

GL Judkins, BSc(Hons) (Montana State), DipTchg

CJ Lewis, BEd (South Africa)

JJ Lock, BSc (Hons) (Pretoria), HDE

M Markham
JJ Lock
Administrator AJ Constable
Rhymer Boarding
Arts KL Saunders Biology RG Bell Careers and Guidance GJ Henley-Smith
DD Smith Commerce MP Holmes Drama NE Clothier English JJ Coley
CI Morton History/ Social Studies DH Williams Instrumental Music M Flint International Students H Richardson Library AJ Constable LRU AJ Tharratt Mathematics G Judkins Performance FJ Cowan Physical Education CM Hardman Physics DW Sole Religious Studies Rev C Luccock Science KB Hogg Second Languages RJC Aldridge Technology & Graphics AD Harries
Heads of Department Visual

Rev C Luccock, BA(Hons) (Simon Fraser), MDiv (VST)

M Markham, BA (Auckland), DipTchg

RR McCarthy, BPEd (Otago), Grad DipTchg

JE McGrath, MSc(Hons), PhD (Waikato), Grad DipTchg

L Morgan, BSocSc, REP, DipTchg

CI Morton, BA (Massey), DipTchg

NW Muirhead, HDE, FDE

H Munn, BSc (Massey), Grad Dip Tchg

C Neethling, BEd Hons (Johannesburg)

AS Reid, BBS, Grad Dip Tchg

KL Rhymer, BEng (Hons) (Loughborough), PGCE

DD Smith, BScTech (Waikato), Dip Tchg

DW Sole, BA (Massey), DipTchg

KL Saunders, BDes (Victoria), DipTchg

MC Simmonds, B Eng (Hons), PhD (Salford, UK), Grad Dip Tchg

H Tamihana, BA (Canterbury), DipTchg (Waikato)

AJ Tharratt, BA (UNISA), MEd(Psych) (Massey), PGDipSNRT (Waikato), DSE, HDE, DipTchg

B van Meygaarden, BSc, MSc (Auckland), DipTchg

LJ Varney, TradeCert

AL Visagie, BSc (Potchefstroom), HDE

DH Williams, BA (Canterbury), DipTchg

H Wilson, ATC (Carpentry), Grad Dip Tchg

PJ Wilson, BEd (Waikato), DipTchg

Teacher Aides

MS Foulds, MLIS (Dublin) BSc (Auckland), DipTchg

SV Langton, ASCON (UK)

BA Goggin, CEng, FIChE

Tihoi Staff

C Wynn, BPRMgt, DipTchg, NZOIA (Director)

C Smith, BPRMgt, DipTchg, PG Dip Ed, NZOIA (Director)

C Walker DipOL, NZOIA (Chief Instructor)

CW Findley, BPRMgt, DipTchg

D Firth, BEd, DipTchg

P Evans, BSc, Dip Tchg, NZOIA

H McDonald, BA Hons, Dip Tchg, NZOIA

S Goodwin, BA Hons, NZOIA

BS Louie, BSR, DipORL, DipTchg

S Grattan, NZOIA

J Frost, (Reception)

G Pasco, Chef

Hornsby Library

AJ Constable, MA (Macquarie), BLitt (Deakin), DipEdSt (Librarian)

C Luman, (Assistant) Jan-March

J Clark, (Assistant) March onwards

Management & Administration

Business Manager

PB Welham, BCom, BCompt (Hons)

Administration Support

DM Chapman, (Reception)

SE O’Keefe, (Accounts Payable)

PE Nicholls, BCompt, AIMTA (Accountant)

KM Rice, (Accounts Receivable)

Director of Marketing and Development

M Smith, AdvCert Graphic Design, Dip PR

Communication and Marketing Executive

K Pickering, BComm(PR), DipEvnts

Marketing Support

WW Cameron, BSocSc, MMS, DipCom (Facilities)

DM McRae, (Marketing Assistant)

Director of International Students

H Richardson, Dip Bus Man

Administration Staff

SA Koopman, (Manager, School Shop)

T Ure, (Academic Secretary)

RC Porteous, (Resource Manager)

JM Purvis, (Headmaster’s PA)

D Shalloe, (Management Secretary)

ICT Staff

S Ward, BSC Tech, Grad Dip Tchg

DN Lyes, CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+ (New Era ICT Support Technician)

Health Clinic Staff

Dr Z Khouri, MBChB, DipObst, DipSportsMed (School Doctor)

Mrs JM Williams, RN, RM (School Nurse)

Linda Gibbs (First Aider)

Support Staff

R Keene, NZCE (Science Technician)

L Morris, (Matron, Clark House)

B McCarthy, (Matron, Sargood House)

G Thompson, (Matron, Williams House)

H Barton, (Cricket coaching & grounds)

Itinerant Music Staff

A Grady, Drums/Band Programme

C Komaki, Piano/Chamber Music

N Koretz, Drums,

S Koretz, Guitar

K Orbell, Flute

D Shaw, Guitar/Rock Band

S Trenwith, Drums/Guitar

Ian Parsons, Clarinet/Saxophone/Bassoon/ Band Programme

B Stoneham, Brass/Brass Band/ Band Programme

M Hadley, Piano

I Campbell, Singing/Barbershop

A Hepburn, Strings

R Griffiths-Hughes, Organ

P Trenwith, Banjo/Blue Grass Band

C Tsao, Piano

Facilities Management

M Robinson, B Bus (Site Manager)

C Warner, (Executive Chef, Alliance Catering)

Old Collegians Executive Officer

DM McRae

Our School Community

Staff 2013

Mr B van Meygaarden, Mr R Aldridge, Mr R Bell, Mr H Tamihana, Mr G Littlejohn, Mr A Gibbs, Mr C Foot, Mr M Markham, Mr I Campbell, Mr M Holmes, Mr P Wilson

Back Row:

Mr N Clothier, Mr A Tharratt, Mr D Lyes, Mr C Morton, Mr N Muirhead, Mrs K Johnson, Mr M Groom, Ms A Dela Rue, Mr C Neethling, Mr D Sole, Mr J Bedford, Mr H Wilson, Mr C Lewis

5th Row:

Dr M Simmonds, Ms K Rhymer, Mrs H Munn, Miss I Leigh, Mr A Harries, Mr R McCarthy, Mr G Judkins, Ms T Ure, Ms H Richardson, Mr I Parsons, Mr P Clement, Mrs A Reid

Mr L Varney, Ms B Hansen, Mrs C Coates, Mr M Banks, Mrs J Williams, Mrs A Visagie, Mrs J Kilmister, Mr A Constable, Mrs A Sopers, Mr K Hogg, Ms R Don, Mrs D Shalloe, Mrs K Saunders, Miss J Purvis

Mrs L Elliott, Mrs M Foulds, Mrs B McCarthy, Mrs S Langton, Mrs J Clarke, Mrs K Rice, Mrs G Thompson, Mrs J Lock, Mrs T Hastie, Mrs D Chapman, Mrs M Flint, Mrs L Morris, Mrs L Morgan

Mrs H Bradford, Mr D Williams, Dr J McGrath, Rev C Luccock, Mr P Hampton, Mr A Robson, Mr G Lander, Mr P Welham, Mr J Rowlands, Mr P Gilbert, Mr G Henley-Smith, Mr J Coley, Mr C Hardman

Mrs R Keene, Mr J Howard, Mrs S Koopman, Mrs M Smith, Miss K Pickering, Mrs D McRae, Mr B Cameron, Mrs K Jenkins

4th Row:

3rd Row:

2nd Row:

Front Row:


Introducing New Staff

Mr Ainsley Robson

fter a very thorough interview process, in which the Board of Trustees interviewed eight candidates in a high quality field, Mr Ainsley Robson was appointed to the position of Deputy Headmaster and began his tenure here at the start of Term 3. Mr Robson started his teaching career at Rotorua Boys’ High School and since 2002 has taught at Hamilton’s Fraser High School firstly as a Dean, then head of the chemistry department and more recently, as Deputy Headmaster.

Mr Robson is an outstanding educationalist who shows passion and commitment and who has an excellent analytical mind and organisational ability. Highly experienced, Mr Robson is well respected by his colleagues and will build on the strength that already exists within our Senior Leadership Group.

Our new deputy headmaster sees teaching as a vocation rather than an occupation and has fully embraced the academic, cultural and co-curricular aspects of school life. He is a passionate sportsman who has played regional representative football and cricket and includes rugby and volleyball in his sporting vitae.

Mr Hamuera Tamihana

Educated at Garin College in Nelson, where he took an active role in Kapa Haka and sporting activities, Matua Tamihana gained his Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Canterbury in Te Reo Maori before moving to the University of Waikato to study for his Teaching Diploma. We warmly welcome Mr Tamihana to the community of St Paul’s and know that he will add volumes to the cultural and sporting richness of our school.

Mrs Karen Pickering

AMrs Pickering joined the marketing and development team at St Paul’s in March this year. She joined the school after moving to Hamilton from Melbourne, where she worked for The Royal Women’s Hospital and before that, an integrated communications agency, icon.pr. Her time this year has been busy at St Paul’s and also exploring New Zealand. She is looking forward to discovering the South Island sometime soon and possibly heading to the snow for the first time.

Linda joined the St Paul’s community in September, as a First Aider until she completes her Back To Nursing Course for Enrolled Nurses next year. Linda has worked for the past 11 years as a teacher aide in Te Awamutu. She is an enrolled nurse and has worked in childcare as well. Linda takes over from both Gina Mickell and Rosemary Hemsworth. Gina Mickell commenced in April as a Registered Nurse, and unfortunately due to family circumstances had to resign in August. Rosemery Hemsworth resigned in March after working as a first aider on the weekends, since 2010.

Mr Simon Ward

udy Clarke has held the role of Library Manager at Fairfield Intermediate School for the past nine years. She joined us as Assistant Librarian and Tuck Shop Manager in Term 2 this year. Judy is looking forward to helping develop the Hornsby Library to become the learning hub of the school. Our junior students have been especially inspired by the library competitions that Mrs Clarke has introduced and many of our year 9’s have been rewarded with book vouchers and prizes for their creative efforts.

Educated at the University of Waikato, Mr Ward gained a Bachelor of Science and Technology and then completed a Graduate Diploma in Secondary Teaching. He spent a year teaching in the UK and he has worked for the past nine years at Hillcrest High School, first as a teacher of Digital Technology and the last four years as Director of ICT. Simon is looking forward to teaching ICT classes at St Paul’s next year.

Linda Gibbs Judy Clarke
Our School Community 5

Farewell to Staff

Chris Luman

In February we sadly farewelled Mr Chris Luman, St Paul’s Deputy Headmaster (2007 – 2013), and wished him the best of luck with his new chapter in South Africa. He has taken up the position of Headmaster at the prestigious Maritzburg College, one of South Africa’s leading schools known for its outstanding academic and sporting record.

During his time at St Paul’s Chris has done a magnificent job managing the day-to-day operation of the School, overseeing the pastoral care and house system and the school calendar and events. He has also made a significant contribution to the school’s direction, professional development and information and communication technology.

On two occasions Chris stepped into the role of Acting Headmaster, when St Paul’s previous Headmaster, Mr Greg Fenton, took sabbatical leave in 2008 and again from September 2009 to January 2010 before our current Headmaster took up his position.

Chris fulfilled the roles as Deputy Headmaster and Acting Headmaster in a very successful and effective manner and his institutional knowledge and wise, sound counsel proved invaluable when Headmaster Grant Lander was appointed 2010. Mr Lander says he greatly appreciates the loyalty, work ethic and commitment shown by Chris while he worked at St Paul’s.

The School’s co-curricular sporting and cultural activities also benefited from Chris’ commitment to St Paul’s when he took on the additional responsibility as assistant coach for the 1st XV Rugby and 1st XI Cricket teams. During his time as an assistant coach the 1st XV Rugby side won the Waikato Secondary Schools’ title in 2008 and 2010 and earned the runners-up position in 2009; and the 1st XI Cricket team won provincial titles in 2008, 2009 and 2012 and were runners-up in 2010 and 2011.

We wish Chris well in his new position and we sincerely thank both he and Carmel for their support, friendship and commitment to St Paul’s Collegiate School over the past six years.

Mrs Carmel Luman

Anyone who knows Carmel will tell you that she is a “can do” person: she always does whatever is required to get the job done, no matter what the job is. Carmel balanced the various demands of the library with aplomb, never complained about the constant interruptions to her work, and never needed instruction about what to do next. Even when she took on the Tuck Shop, Carmel managed the demands of both roles without a hiccup, and everything that needed to happen, did. I valued her suggestions regarding aspects of the library, and her talent for making attractive, thoughtful displays.

Carmel has a keen sense of humour, one that can be dry, witty and sharp. She can be forthright and will always venture an opinion if one is sought (and often if one isn’t). However, Carmel always looks for the positive, no matter how challenging things are. I think it fair to say that Carmel does not suffer fools, yet she also has a warm and exceptionally caring personality. This extends beyond the human species: the fact that she never even considered leaving her precious boys in New Zealand (and I refer here to Basil and Coco, not Philip and Malcolm), speaks highly of her care and concern for “family” in the broadest sense. Carmel has been an integral part of St Paul’s for the past six years, and will be sorely missed.

I thank Carmel for everything she has done, especially for her support in the library, her friendship, and her commitment to help make St Paul’s a better place. I wish Carmel well for her return to South Africa, and all the very best for the future.

Carmel has been an integral part of St Paul’s for the past six years, and will be sorely missed.

Les Varney

For the past 25 years Les Varney has had to train 4 different Head of Technology Departments into his way of doing things. Mike Powell, Heta Smith, Phil Graveson, Heta Smith again and Andrew Harries. We have all learned a lot for les and believe he is a master craftsman who can make just about anything.

Les is a passionate person. He is passionate about Rowing, design, furniture making and his students. Another other passion is building houses. His main attributes is that he enjoys the students and creates relationships that they enjoy and remember. He works hard to find ways to engage students into their learning. Les had the best interest of his students. He firmly believes we need to set our students up for when they leave school; it’s not all about the credits. The number of old collegians that came to his farewell is a true testament of Les’ ability to impact his student’s lives.

As you can see from the picture the quality of work his student’s produce is outstanding. He has high expectations and challenges them through design and good practical hand skills to produce

Mr Mike O’Donnell

furniture they can be proud of. The furniture they have made and their relationship with you Les will last longer than the forgotten exam result.

The trophy that was presented represented a code of arms. The chisel and rowing ore represented the contribution he has made in these areas. The acorn represented a seed that can grow into a large tree and this is the opportunities and skills that Les gave to his students. He gave them the ability to take what they have learned and to continue growing into something great. Another part was added to the trophy. A grey beard was added to the acorn turning it into a nut. The students enjoy Les because he doesn’t always answer questions with a straight answer and his quirky sense of humour. He makes them laugh and think for themselves. He enjoys life and can laugh at himself.

On the trophy plaque it says “Long will live your legacy”. Les impacted many people’s lives and we want to say thank you for your friendship, skills, talent and laughter. You will be missed.

Mr O’Donnell has been our Director of Digital Learning for the past two years and has done a superb job upgrading our IT structure; outsourcing our technical support through NewERA IT; and implementing the introduction of iPads for our Year 9 students. His expertise and knowledge have proved crucial in getting St Paul’s Collegiate to a point where it is one of the country’s leading secondary schools in the area of ICT. Mr O’Donnell, who was previously Deputy Principal of Otahuhu College, took up his new position as Deputy Principal of Te Kauwhata College just after Queens Birthday weekend in Term 2. We wish him every success and satisfaction in his new position and thank him sincerely for the tremendous contribution he has made to our school over the past two years.

Our School Community

Head Boy’s Reflection

1825 days of wondering, wondering if we would make it to this day. Today marks the conclusion of our 1825 day journey

We have been impatiently waiting for this day for five years – and now, we just want to hit pause. We want to slow it down, and enjoy the last fleeting moments of St Paul’s life. Our lives will be forever altered after we walk out the brick gate for the last time as students of this school.

Three years ago Sam Hewat spoke of the well-known poem within St Paul’s The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost. This influential piece of literature tells of the many times in our lives where we will find ourselves at a junction in the road, a point where the decisions we make will influence our future and a time where the correct choices matter. Sam said in response to the text “when we make a choice we cannot go back or travel the road we wished we could go back on. We must walk forward on a path that only we create”

No matter if it is your last day as a St Paul’s student or you are moving into year 10, today you stand at a junction facing a choice in your life where you have a decision to take the easier path or take the road less traveled. For the leavers of 2013 it is a case of moving forward towards your future, you have the opportunity to work towards you goals in life. For the students that will return next year, St Paul’s is a school that offers roads to follow on countless occasions, but what you need to realise is it is not anyone else’s responsibility to tell you the path to follow, it is up to you to move forward and approach the challenges that lay ahead.

The changes that have occurred over the last five years are hard to pin point. In many ways we are the same but then again we are so different. Sure there is the obvious physical change, but the real development, one that is not optional as a student of St Paul’s, it is the act of truly growing up.

We entered the school gates five years ago as an unwritten book eager to fill the pages. It seems like just yesterday we were lugging our bags behind our feeble bodies into various new classrooms. It seems like just yesterday we were stacking chairs on the last day of term looking forward to what Tihoi might bring us in the year to come.

As the term passed we grew, and we learned to not allow external circumstances to define us. St Paul’s allowed our book to be written on our own terms so that we would be able to become what we are today. The friends we now sit with became additions to our family and are undoubtedly some of the main characters in our book of life. We grew up together at Tihoi and grew closer throughout the years after. St Paul provided us not only with a place to learn, but a true home. A place where we learned what a home for the mind, heart, and spirit meant in its full entirety.

This is a magnificent place. I have had the opportunity to see it through so many different lenses. I have seen St Paul’s as a year nine student given a second chance, I have seen it as a Tihoi student where limits are pushed and anguish stares you in the face, I have seen it as a sports man having endured defeat on countless occasions, I have seen it as senior student and I have seen it as a head boy. No matter how I have seen St Paul’s it has always been viewed in the final analysis in a positive light.

Aside from my parents there are two people who I owe a massive thank you. Without Tihoi I believe that I would not be standing before you today as Head Boy. Mr Wynn and Mrs Smith gave me the opportunity to move forward from who was in year nine to what I became post Tihoi. For this reason I give you both not only a personal thank you, but one on behalf of those that that have been, and will go, to Tihoi in the future. Today we set out to begin the next chapter in our book of life. Our book will veer off from the outline we have created, for therein lies the beauty of our journey. St Paul’s has instilled in us an ambitious fire, a passion for life, and an aspiration to make the world in which we live a better place. So for the leavers today it is the end an era, let us put aside the joy of our memories and the excitement of the future ahead and enjoy the joys that we currently have in our grasp. Because to capture happiness we must learn to pause and appreciate what we have experienced, enjoyed and been challenged. At this moment, we are in absolute bliss.

We came to St Paul’s with different backgrounds and different life experiences. We leave the grounds years later as a collective school. No matter the paths we have verged towards, may it be cultural, academic or sporting, we will now and forever be members of the St Paul’s community.

Head Boy Lucas Martin, Headmaster Grant Lander and Head Girl Jessica Reilly Head Boy Lucas Martin

Head Girl’s Reflection

To the leavers of 2013. St Paul’s is a place that prides itself on achievement, but this comes in many forms other than the obvious. We are about to hear of all the accolades of our students this year, but this is what the real achievement of the school looks like: the young year 9 boy who gave me a heartfelt apology after thinking he had been rude, the year 10 boy coming home from Tihoi – a new man but still not ashamed to give his mum a kiss, the selfless year 12 girl who shaved her head for cancer.

The actions of these students reflect what is at the core of our school and therein what makes it so successful. They are values; morals which are nourished here in this very chapel and are entwined in the running of the school. For the leavers, I hope you realise the importance of this now as you walk out of the chapel for the last time today as a St Paul’s student. My final message to the leavers comes in the form of a story:

A young man was getting ready to graduate from college. For many months he had admired a beautiful sports car in a dealers showroom and knowing his father could well afford it, he told him that was the only thing he wanted.

On the morning of his graduation, his father called him into his private study and told him how proud he was to have such a fine son and how much he loved him. He handed his son a beautifully wrapped gift box. The young man opened the box and found a lovely, leather-bound Bible, with the young man’s name embossed in gold. Angry, he shouted at his father and said, “with all your money, you give me a Bible?”.

This year has been a big one, and for its conclusion I have two simple messages. One is for those remaining and one for those anxious to move on.

To the St Paul’s students of 2014. There are many stories about leadership. About the one who stands up and takes the baton; leads the army; drives the team towards victory. To me leaders always seemed faultless standing up there in a bath of self-confidence. Today I stand in front of you, in my final address as Head Girl of St Paul’s Collegiate, with the wish to leave those remaining with the most important thing I have learnt this year: Do not be afraid to make mistakes.

There is nothing bigger that will hold you back as a future leader or in life in general. Marianne Williamson once said, “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure”. The thought of standing up to make a difference is not scary in itself, what is really intimidating is the knowledge that you are capable of doing it well and are scared of not doing yourself justice.

This year I played the lead female role in the school production and I doubt many of you realise this but I had never really acted before in my life. For about a third of the rehearsals I was so afraid of being terrible that I actually was pretty terrible. It wasn’t until Mr Clothier pulled me aside and said that I had to stop holding back and just do it that this began to change.

Nothing you do can be perfect. If someone with self-standards as high as mine can make a truckload of mistakes and come out the other end still satisfied with a successful year then I think anyone can. Take hold of your opportunities and don’t be afraid to run with them.

Many years passed and one day the young man received a telegram telling him his father had passed away, and willed all of his possessions to his son. He had not seen him since graduation day. When he arrived at his father’s house, sudden sadness and regret filled his heart. He began to search through his father’s office and saw the still gift-wrapped Bible, just as he had left it years ago. With tears, he opened the Bible and began to turn the pages. His father had carefully underlined a verse. Matt 7:11, “And if ye, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more shall your Heavenly Father which is in Heaven, give to those who ask him?”

As he read those words, a car key dropped from the back of the Bible. It had a tag with the dealer’s name, the same dealer who had the sports car he had wanted. On the tag was the date of his graduation, and the words: PAID IN FULL.

While I don’t believe that any of our leavers would behave like this young man, the story has a lot of relevance. Last night at the leaver’s service, all leavers received a bible. This bible is symbolic of the spiritual journey St Paul’s has lead us on, with the morals and lessons learnt through services helping us find our feet as we develop into young woman and men. Regardless of your religious views, we all follow principles of some kind.

Now, about to graduate, we sit with our minds torn between yearning to move on with the next stage of our lives and a tinge of sadness for what we are leaving behind. I believe that the best justice we can do to this place is to move into the world holding fast to the morals and values that have grown here. When we enter Uni or a new job, it is tempting to focus primarily on the financial or prestigious gains. Following this path is likely to lead to ignorance and regrets, like the boy in the story. However, keeping your St Paul’s sprit open comes hand-in hand with the type of success that all the keys you could imagine will fall out of.

Thank-you for an unforgettable year - I have been honoured to be your Head Girl and I wish everyone luck for the future

Good morning and welcome to the students, teachers, headmaster and distinguished guests. It is Lucas’ and my honour to present to you our final address as the Heads of School for 2013.
Head Girl Jessica Reilly
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Prefects’ Commissioning

At last year’s prize giving, it was announced that Lucas Martin (Head Boy), Jessica Reilly (Head Girl), Paul Newton-Jackson (Deputy Head Boy) and Toni Anda (Deputy Head Girl) would lead the new, 24-strong group of prefects this year.

At the commissioning service they were joined by:

Head of Clark Mitchell O’Connell

Head of Fitchett Sean Henley-Smith

Head of Hall James Hunt

Head of Hamilton Ezekiel Crawford

Head of Harington Boarding Hannah Clare

Head of Harington Day Victoria Blomfield

Head of Sargood Caleb Lingman

Head of School William Guest

Head of Williams Toby Way

Chapel Prefects Dominic Scott-Jones

James Atherton

Meg Morbey

Fiona Thorp

Chairperson of Portfolios

Tom Schicker (Boarding portfolio)

Pat Srisa-An (International Relations portfolio)

Aaron Crow (Publications portfolio)

Conor Crowe (Sports portfolio)

Phoebe Boyes (Social portfolio)

Geraldine Fish (Environment portfolio)

Shani Fernando (Spirit portfolio)

The nature and wide range of activities at St Paul’s Collegiate means that we already have a huge number of students who play an active role in the School’s operation. We value and appreciate the key role that the senior students play in supporting the holistic nature of the School.

Great Oaks Trading Co Ltd

Your Uniform, Stationery and Tihoi supplier

Great Oaks Trading stocks all of the items needed for your time at St Paul’s with a range of new and second hand uniforms, clothing and stationery products. Great Oaks Trading also provides all of the necessary items needed for Tihoi and works closely with Tihoi Venture School to source the best quality and best value clothes and equipment for the Tihoi environment. The Tihoi Information Booklet and Tihoi Shop Catalogue are available for parents of the Year 9 and 10 boys who are headed to Tihoi. The booklets provide all of the information needed about the gear required for Tihoi.

Great Oaks Trading is owned by the Waikato Anglican Boys’ Trust and all proceeds from sales at the shop are donated back to the School. In past years, proceeds from Great Oaks Trading have contributed to the purchase of the white seating around the School’s sports fields, musical instruments, the basketball scoreboards, a sound system in the School dining hall, the cricket site screen, tables and chairs in the dining hall and sponsorship of the School’s first teams every year.

Great Oaks Trading can be found on the lower level of the St Paul’s Student Centre and has experienced retail staff that can answer all of your questions about the products in the shop and the St Paul’s uniform. The staff have a comprehensive understanding of the required products for Tihoi, and are available to answer any questions that you may have either in person, over the phone or via email.

Where possible, Great Oaks Trading supports NZ made goods and local suppliers, although we are proactive in looking for a better deal. We have recently had a leading uniform supplier quote on our uniform items, but they could not compete with our current prices.

Opening hours

School term trading hours

Monday to Friday: 7.45am – 4pm

Saturday mornings (winter): 8am – 11am (Closed during some exeat weekends)

Saturday mornings (summer): 7.45am – 10am (Closed during some exeat weekends)

School holiday trading hours

Tuesdays and Thursdays 10am – 2pm

Closed middle week of the Term 3 holidays

January 2014

Monday to Friday: 8.30am – 4pm

No weekend trading in January

Normal trading hours resume from Monday 28 January 2014

Shop: 07 957 8841

Manager DDI: 07 9578882



Being a part of the St Paul’s Collegiate Parents’ Association is a busy pastime. We are involved in so many different aspects of school functions and almost always in the background.

The Parents’ Association has already been busy raising money, providing funding for different aspects of the St Paul’s School community, and promoting the things we do well. We have had a presence at the Waikato/BOP Young Farmers’ Regional Competition, keeping the event well-oiled!

We have been busy with the food-truck which is now up and running, nicely sign-printed and working well, thanks to the hard work and diligence of Tim, Brett and Eleanor. It is now available for fund-raising opportunities for our teams, clubs and houses. It provides hot and cold drinks and a selection of hot and cold food.

The Parents’ Association presented the Senior Art Competition organised by Lyn. What a great showcase of talent, 12 fabulous entries, and an awesome turn out of friends, family and supporters. All this fund-raising has got to go somewhere.

1. Student houses have received $14,000.

2. Sports teams have received more than $10,000 to support travel expenses to national tournaments and another $8,500 to purchase new equipment.

3. Tihoi has received over $23,000 for new equipment.

St Paul’s Parents’ Association Gap Students

The group of Gappies who arrived in July of 2012 and left a year later was a particularly up-beat and positive one. They readily put their hands up to cover all types of duties in school, house and in the sports and cultural field. Elissa Cundy was a most gifted musician and singer. She joined the school choir and was a valued member in choral presentations. Her assistance in the Library and the tuckshop was greatly appreciated by Mrs Luman and Mrs Clark.

Rory Wells was a most efficient and respected coach and mentor in the Rowing Club and spent many long hours on the river or at rowing camps.

4. The Languages Department used $3000 to subsidise overseas trips and the Music Department have used $2500 towards new instruments.

5. Then, $1500 was given towards subsidising other trips and events.

6. Finally, the Parents’ Association have committed $10,000 towards the construction of dugouts for the hockey turf. Over $72,000 has been provided this year, to support activities around the school. A significant part of the fund-raising for this has come via the cattle scheme.

The stalwarts of the Parents’ Association, the cattle scheme organisers, fundraise a huge amount for us. Despite the drought of the summer, they remain positive and upbeat about maintaining the funds for school projects. We are emailing our non-farming families to ask for contributions to the cost of caring for and feeding these calves. This is our major fund raiser for the year. We are also looking for farming families who might be able to offer grazing. If you can help, contact Diane & Rick Doneghue via this e-mail address: RickandDi305@gmail.com

We continue to sell the school cookbook which, incidentally, makes a great gift for anyone with a culinary interest, especially with Christmas on the horizon. This can be ordered through the office or via Kaye Fletcher.

And there’s more! Production, sports events, school ball and dinners, the Parents Association are always busy and always keen for a genuine offer of support and assistance, and as you can see, we give it back, too!!

Our meetings are on the school events diary. Come along and join us, or catch up with what’s going on through the updated and gorgeous website!

Ben Chorley replaced Will Seville who stayed on for a second year to advance his rugby skills and knowledge. Ben was also actively involved in the tennis club as a coach.

Phillip Dunn was an enthusiastic tutor who spent many hours umpiring cricket in the summer and helped Ben coach a junior rugby team.

Each of them worked tirelessly for the marketing team, assisting them in getting the data bases and websites up to speed.

We wish them well as they have all returned to Britain to attend University.

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Old Collegian Profiles


been back to school since the day they had left. The Williams House dinner on the Friday night brought out the passion in many with wonderful reflections from past staff Evan McCulloch, Russell Priest (Williams 1963 – 1967), Boyd Carruthers (Williams 1989 – 1993) and an off-the-cuff stirring speech from Rod Carr (Williams 1972 – 1976).

It was especially pleasing to see the passion that former Williams House pupils have for the rebuild and refurbishment of their old house, so-much-so that a number of them made sizable donations to this project. Saturday’s celebrations were no less memorable; in fact the entire weekend was highly successful with a very good turnout and was thoroughly enjoyed by all who attended.

The fourth and final term of the school year is underway with Christmas and a new year drawing near. Staff and students are busy preparing for external exams to cap off what has been a very successful year at the School both in sport, culture and academics.

The Old Collegians’ Association, in conjunction with the Parents’ Association, has completed the construction of the food and coffee cart which is now operational and being run on a day-to-day basis by the Parents’ Association. Some of the School’s houses have already used it to help raise funds for their various causes. We have also had interest from other schools that are interested in hiring the cart for special days.

During August we held a two-day celebration of 50 years of Williams House and a reunion for staff and students from the 80s. There were some earlier Old Collegians from Williams House who had not

The Old Collegians’ Association will shortly have a costing available for the refurbishment of the upstairs lounge in the Old Collegians’ Pavilion. Plans have been drawn up and we will commence fundraising among Old Collegians once we have completed the budget. Part way through next year, we are proposing to go out to Old Collegians to look for financial support for this development. We hope to involve as many people as possible, giving everyone involved ownership in this much needed revamp of the Old Collegians’ Pavilion. The changes to the pavilion will be done in keeping with other new refurbishments around the School. The Pavilion should be completed by the end of 2014.

Next month the final round of networking events for the year will commence in Tauranga, hosted by John Mackay, followed by Auckland at the Commercial Travellers’ Club and Keystone Bar in Hamilton. Please make an effort to come along and enjoy the evening’s conviviality. These evenings are a great way to make new networking contacts and renew old friendships. Old Collegians will be informed about upcoming events via email and also dates and venues are on our website.

Finally I would like to give my personal thanks to our Executive Officer Deborah McRae who works diligently to run the day-to-day business of the Old Collegians’ Association. Her efforts are much appreciated.

Matt Hickmott (Hamilton 2006 – 2010)

Matt took centre stage (or should we say centre catwalk) at New Zealand Fashion Week after being selected as a finalist in the Westpac Young Designers’ Competition.

The young fashion designer, who is in his final year at Massey University completing a Bachelor of Fashion Design with Honours, was lucky enough to showcase his designs at New Zealand’s biggest fashion event with three other finalists.

Matt’s designs were based on Tim Burton’s 90’s film, Edward Scissorhands, starring heart-throb Johnny Depp. Although most of us know the movie for Depp’s malevolent character that has scissors for hands, Matt steered clear of the nightmare-haunting costume as a muse. Instead, Matt used the movie’s set design and candy-coloured houses to light his creative flare.

Matt says he drew inspiration from the angles of the houses in the movie’s gossiping, superficial suburb: “I am particularly interested in the kitsch look of the suburbs where there is a clear combination of mismatched eras.”

As a finalist of the competition Matt met with the competition’s judges for career advice and experienced the real hustle-and-bustle atmosphere of fashion week with fittings, interviews and practice run-throughs of the show.

Hannah Prior (Harington 1998 – 1999)

The aim of the voyage was to inspire New Zealanders to understand the global significance of the Kermadec Islands and to encourage stewardship of the Kermadec Marine Reserve and the planet’s oceans generally. Our partners included the Ministry for the Environment, the Royal New Zealand Navy, Department of Conservation, Pew Environment Group, Experiencing Marine Reserves and LEARNZ.

Following on from the success of the inaugural expedition, Young Blake Expeditions will now follow in the footsteps of Sir Peter Blake to a place he cared deeply about, through a series of expeditions to the Southern Ocean and sub-Antarctic. Part of a longer term legacy for this region – in conjunction with the Royal New Zealand Navy, Department of Conservation, New Zealand Antarctic Research Institute and NIWA – a new group of young environmental leaders will board HMNZS Wellington in February 2014 headed for the beautiful and remote Auckland Islands, alongside some of New Zealand’s leading scientists including Old Collegian Gary Wilson (Hamilton 1980 – 1984).

After graduating from St Paul’s Hannah Prior (Harington 1998 – 1999) studied Law and Arts (Politics, History and Geography) at the University of Auckland and the University of Nottingham (United Kingdom). Upon graduating she was admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand in 2006 and worked as a corporate lawyer for four years.

In 2009 Hannah decided that corporate law wasn’t for her and that she was keen to try something new. Hannah joined the Sir Peter Blake Trust as the Young Blake Expeditions Programme Director where she is responsible for the design, planning and implementation of the trust’s leadership and environmental programmes for young New Zealanders, including the Sir Peter Blake Youth EnviroLeaders’ Forum. This is an annual event for secondary school students run in partnership with the Ministry for the Environment’s Blake Ambassador Programme, which sends young leaders to Antarctica with Antarctica New Zealand and to sea with NIWA and the Young Blake Expeditions Programme.

The Sir Peter Blake Trust aims to inspire and mobilise the next generation of New Zealand leaders and marine environmentalists. Hannah and her small team of six are based in Auckland although programmes run New Zealand wide.

In August 2012 Hannah planned and led the inaugural Young Blake Expedition to the Kermadec Islands. This expedition was launched by the trust patrons His Excellency Lieutenant General The Right Honourable Sir Jerry Mateparae, GNZM, QSO, Governor-General of New Zealand and Lady Blake, as a tribute to Sir Peter Blake on the tenth anniversary of his death and a means of continuing his legacy.

The expedition has a crew of 55, including 30 New Zealand secondary school students selected for their leadership potential and an adult crew of subject experts, scientists, artists, educators, communicators and leaders. They sailed on board the HMNZS Canterbury to Raoul Island, where they snorkelled in the exceptional and pristine marine environment, spent time on the island learning about the work of the Department of Conservation, the incredible biodiversity and history of this region while also experiencing life in the Royal New Zealand Navy.

Once again, Hannah will be planning and leading this expedition. She says that she is really looking forward to visiting this region, which is rich in biodiversity and a hotspot for measuring the impact of climate change. She loves adventures and marine exploration and was fortunate enough to have just spent two weeks on board the Exploration Vessel (E/V) Nautilus in the Caribbean.

The E/V Nautilus is a 64m exploration vessel owned by the USbased Ocean Exploration Trust. The Ocean Exploration Trust was founded by US Navy Oceanographer Dr Robert Ballard, best known for his 1985 discovery of the RMS Titanic. The ship and its two ROV’s Hercules and Argus explore the sea floor and share the exploration and information live with the world using telepresence technology. Hannah was invited to join the ship as an educator – explaining the science as it was happening, as well as stories of life on board the ship and the area they were visiting. Fellow crew members included leading scientists from American and British universities, a National Geographic film crew, members of the US Navy and a US congressman.

While Hannah was on-board, the E/V Nautilus was exploring the Mid-Cayman Rise and Mid-Cayman Trough, mapping and diving areas of the sea floor which had never been explored before. The E/V Nautilus also investigated hydrothermal vents and the biology that lives around them. Hannah said it was an incredible experience and something she loved being part of. She also said that they made some exciting discoveries, saw some incredible sea life and geology and that it was a real privilege to be part of a team exploring new frontiers.

On a more personal note, Hannah now lives in Auckland and is happily married to husband Paul.

To find out more about the Ocean Exploration Trust and the E/V Nautilus visit:

www.oceanexplorationtrust.org and www.nautiluslive.org

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Chaplain’s Report

Over the past two years I have been working on my Post Graduate Diploma in Teaching. One of the authors who has influenced me during the past two years of study is Parker Palmer. Palmer is famous for the phrase ‘we teach who we are.’ Teaching, like Priesthood, is not simply a job. It is a vocation—it is a part of who I am as a person. It is for this reason that I am both humbled and honoured to be the Chaplain at St Paul’s Collegiate School. It is not simply a form of employment for me, but a way for me to live out my vocation as Priest and Teacher. There are, of course challenges in the position I hold. Due to the demands of my position, it can be difficult to maintain a healthy worklife balance, especially with a young family. However, I am continually amazed at the blessings I receive in the privileged role that I have.

This year I have had the pleasure of working with four exceptional chapel prefects. James Atherton, Meg Morbey, Dominic Scott-Jones and Fiona Thorp have done a superb job in representing both St Paul’s Collegiate School and the Chapel of Christ the King. All four are highly talented and intelligent individuals who exemplify all the values to which we should all aspire. Collectively they performed their duties to a very high standard while displaying virtues of humility, dependability, and integrity. These qualities came to the forefront when I was away on practicum for six weeks. With the support of Mr. Howard, it was these four people who were largely responsible for ensuring the chapel services, with all the guest speakers, ran so smoothly.

In addition to my Chapel Prefects, I must commend the outstanding work of the Chapel Team; they are the ‘engine room’ that ensures

the smooth running of chapels and assemblies each week. It is a team of students that are ably led by Mark Davis, who, in turn, was assisted by Taylor Deakin and Christopher Chilcott-Parker. It is in many ways a thankless job; however, the Chapel Team performed their tasks with great diligence and care. They are a creative and quick-thinking group who are quick to resolve any challenge that may arise. Their skill and dedication has made my job much easier.

I would also like to extend a huge debt of gratitude to Mr Josh Howard who plays a vital role in helping to supervise the chapel team. In particular, he coordinated the planning of services in my absence in Term 3.

In closing, I would like to wish everyone a safe and blessed Advent and Christmas Season and I look forward to seeing many of you in 2014.

“Before I can tell my life what I want to do with it, I must listen to my life telling me who I am.” – Parker J. Palmer, Let Your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation

Chapel Prefects’ Reflections

Meg Morbey

When I first found myself a chapel prefect, I thought it entailed giving readings and prayers during Chapel; I’ve come to realise it means a lot more. At the beginning of 2013 my friend tragically died. This inspired me to write a sermon, ‘the importance of staying positive when tragedy strikes’. Writing this was challenging and delivering it to the school nerve-wracking, but I was really happy that I was able to speak about a topic close to my heart.

In term three, the chapel prefects went on a pilgrimage to the Bay of Islands. We learnt about the formation of the Anglican faith in New Zealand, and visited the place where the first sermon was preached. After the pilgrimage I made my decision to become confirmed. I felt that I had spiritually developed over the year and the pilgrimage solidified this. I have loved being involved in all the special chapel services such as the communion services. I have really enjoyed being a chapel prefect this year; it has enabled me to gain a better perspective on life and its workings.

Dominic Scott-Jones

Over the last five years I have often heard the mantra of the four pillars of the school, education, culture, sports and, of course, religion. Being so highly involved in the final pillar this year has been a highly enjoyable experience. Thrown into the deep end at the beginning of the year with the first prayer was a truly frightening experience; but ever since I have really enjoyed the public speaking aspects of my role as chapel prefect. Presenting the readings, prayers and especially my sermon, was truly the highlight of the role. My sermon on “judgement” was a real achievement and being able to present my opinion to the school was a unique experience. During the third term the chapel team went to an Anglican Schools’ Conference which was really good and really let us bond as a team. Being a chapel prefect this year was a great experience and I am grateful to the Rev and School for allowing me to take up the role.

Fiona Thorp

As a chapel prefect this year, I have thoroughly enjoyed contributing to both our full school and weekend chapel services. The highlight of my year has definitely been having the opportunity to give a sermon on ‘procrastination’ in front of the school. While giving me an occasion to demonstrate how my public speaking has improved since the beginning of the year, it was also a great chance to offer some advice and guidance to my peers as we head towards our final examinations. The Anglican Schools’ Conference was a great experience in which we all got to meet many interesting people and visit a number of sites of importance to the history of the Anglican Church in New Zealand. After this journey, I made the important decision to get baptised in our own chapel, as I felt that over this year I have developed a strong spiritual connection and I wanted to demonstrate my commitment to this bond. As a whole, my year as a chapel prefect has been one of growth and learning, and I have had a great time!

James Atherton

One of the things I have really enjoyed about being a chapel prefect was the challenge of being able to write a prayer to say in front of the school about a certain topic that was related to the sermon. Also reading passages out of the bible in front of the school has been a real experience for me, because I have never done anything like that before. It has really helped me with my public speaking of course, as well as being more confident within myself. This brings me to what I have learnt throughout my year as a chapel prefect. I have always been quite open-minded to different religions in the world, but through this year I have learnt to be more accepting toward those with different ideas and appreciate them for what they are. As well, I have found my own faith and was confirmed at the Confirmation and Baptism service held this year in Term Three. This was a big decision for me and I thought about it a lot. It was worth it because now I feel like I can really be myself. My favourite part of being a chapel prefect, though, was working with the three other prefects and Rev. That is what I will miss the most when I leave St Paul’s.

Chapel of Christ the King

Mission and Outreach

“Never forget that justice is what love looks like in public.” – Cornel West

One of the points of difference of St Paul’s Collegiate School is its Christian character. It is a point of difference that is to be lived out in the daily actions of all of us in the St Paul’s community. As Christians, we are part of the Missio Dei—the Mission of God. We are called and compelled to seek to bring God’s Kingdom of peace, love and justice to our local community, to our nation and our world.

This sacred task of taking part in God’s Mission for our world begins with the hard work and dedication of our Mission and Outreach Committee. It is they who lead and inspire our school to reach out to our local and wider community through fundraising and service. This year’s committee, consisting of Dominic Scott-Jones, Meg Morbey, Mitchell O’Connell and Geraldine Fish, have done an outstanding job in this regard.

Over the year, through school events, St Paul’s has raised money for a large number of charities. Money earned from mufti days resulted in donations in excess of $1000 for the Cancer Society, Immune Deficiency Foundation of NZ, The Kids Foundation, and Ronald McDonald House. The boarding community’s 12-Hour Relay collectively raised over $8000 for Anglican Action (to support Cross Rose), Fiji Flood Relief, Cystic Fibrosis, and the Salvation Army. In addition, various fundraising efforts by the day houses resulted in donations of over $5000 to True Colours, Starship, and Burns Support Group Charitable Trust.

The single biggest fundraising effort by the school community was the World Vision 40 Hour Famine where students raised over $6000 to assist the work of World Vision throughout the world. This event was truly a school-wide effort with over 50 students participating. Many students who did not take part in the famine sponsored those who did.

Another area that the Mission and Outreach Committee want to foster is providing opportunities for outreach to our community. Hamilton House took up this challenge, and became involved in helping with the Grandview Community Garden in Nawton. Over twenty students from Hamilton House gave up a Sunday morning on two separate occasions to volunteer in the community garden. A second service initiative has been encouraging students to volunteer at Waikato Hospital on Sunday mornings by assisting patients who wish to attend the chapel service.

All these amazing efforts are examples of the great strides St Paul’s is making in taking part in the Missio Dei—yet it is still only a step along the way. Our work in the area of mission and outreach is not complete. Indeed, it is only a beginning! As we are transformed by God’s immeasurable love and grace we in turn, can become powerful agents of God’s transformative love. It is my hope and my prayer that we continue to seek to be partners with God as we find new ways to bring God’s Kingdom of peace, love and justice here on earth.

House Chapel Services

Throughout the year, students are given the opportunity to plan and lead chapel services. This could be for one of the House Chapel services on a Sunday evening, a special service to celebrate Arts Week or International Week, or an opportunity for one of the chapel prefects to speak. Every year we are all continually impressed by the overall quality of the services and, in particular, the insightful and thought-provoking sermons that are presented. What follows are excerpts from some of the sermons that we have heard throughout the year.

“Today life is easier. We live in a peaceful country… up to date medicine is readily available to us, and we have food to eat and water to drink. But does this mean life is easy all the time? Of course not. Each and every one of us is guaranteed to come up against obstacles, tragedies, and injustices. And when we are faced with these, we will need our strength.”

Hannah Clare, Harington Boarding, Strength

“Every single one of you is here for a purpose… do not live an ordinary life, live an extraordinary life and strive to succeed. Chase the dreams and passions that you have been given and become something great.”

James Hunt, Hall House, Failure is not an Option

“God is looking for followers who will trust him with their lives. On the rugby field, you have to have a lot of trust in your fellow team mates; you have to trust that they will make the tackle on their man. You also have to trust yourself, that you can make the tackle on your man. It does not only apply to the trust of others, you have to be able to trust yourself.”

Duncan Van Der Maas, Clark House Chapel, Trust

“Dealing with times of tragedy and sadness cannot be done alone; God will always be there to help you share the load as that is the best way to relieve yourself from the grief. By letting others help and support you, you allow them to let you see the good that is left in life.”

Meg Morbey, Chapel Prefect Sermon, Seeking the Positive in Times of Tragedy

“Personal excellence isn’t an external trait or quality that you can adopt. It doesn’t come from outside of you, it comes from within you. It is you. Excellence is the very essence of who you are. It is a process of discovering who you are and learning to be that person as effectively and sincerely as you can, in every moment of your life.”

Sam Watson-Holmes, Fitchett House Chapel Service, Pursuit of Excellence

“We procrastinate because we are afraid that if we succeed, we’ll have to deal with the results of that success, and get on with the challenges that follow. Because success is heavy, it carries a responsibility, it is much easier to procrastinate and live on the ‘someday’ philosophy, and tell ourselves that the only reason that we aren’t succeeding is because we haven’t started trying yet.”

Fiona Thorp, Chapel Prefect, Procrastination

“Your dream may not seem realistic, it may not be something everyone can see or touch, but no matter what you want to pursue, you can help those around you on the way.”

Tori Blomfield, Harington Day, Helping Yourself Through Helping Others

“When we look forward we see infinite possibilities, but when we look back we see a plan following us. When you make a mistake and you fail, that was meant to happen. Don’t think of it being negative, it’s a positive thing. It’s the way of life. You made that mistake for a reason; you made that mistake to learn from it.”

James Atherton, Chapel Prefect, Choices

“Quite often we lose sight of the things that matter most in life. We take for granted the generosity, caring and help of others who are and always will be there for us. Our mothers top this list.”

Conor Crowe, Mothers’ Day Chapel, Mothers

“When we are inspired we are willing to put time into whatever it is that we are passionate about. For some it is their artwork, for others it’s their jobs, and for a lot of people it’s the sport that they play and train for. Each one of us has something that we are passionate for, a gift that God has given us that we put time into, and its true inspiration that helps us to continue doing it and aim for a high standard, the better score or personal best.”

Ezekiel Crawford and Jasper Hankins, Arts Week Chapel, Inspiration

“We are who we are perceived to be. And who we perceive others to be is who they will ultimately become. So give others a chance to change the way you perceive them, and maybe you in turn will change the way you are perceived.”

Dominic Scott-Jones, Chapel Prefect, The Power of Perception

“If we venture from our comfort zones and keep living life to the fullest there is so much to be gained and we will eventually be better people for it.”

Toby Way, Williams House Chapel, Making the Most of Opportunities

“I very strongly believe that charity doesn’t truly become real until we connect with those who we are helping, and are able to appreciate that we can make a real difference . . . I pray that through lending others around us a helping hand, we are able to grow closer to them and through this, closer to God.”

Paul Newton-Jackson, Hamilton House Chapel, Making a Real Difference Through Service

“Our God is a God of hope, a God of encouragement, but it is only through us, His tools, that he can spread his encouragement. We must do this and thus spread His good work.”

Mark Davis, School House, Encouragement

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Academic Results 2012

Our results in the NCEA and Cambridge National examinations were once again impressive – 90% of Year 13 students gained their Tertiary Entry, with 86% gaining their Level 3 certificate. At Level 2, 91% gained their certificate and 95% their Level 1 certificate. An amazing 29 students gained ‘Centurion’ status – gaining a 100% Excellence record for all of their Achievement Standards for an individual subject. In Cambridge, IGCSE we had a pass rate of 98% with 33% gaining grades of 80% or above. 100% attained a pass mark in their AS examinations, with 23% gaining grades of 80% or better. In IGCSE, 14 students gained A* grades and there were four Centurions (i.e. gaining 96% or better).

Scholarship Results

The best in the School’s History

This result is the best ever in the history of St Paul’s Collegiate School and ranks us very highly nationally. Our students gained 43 Scholarships, including 14 Outstanding Scholarships (in 2011 we gained 37 scholarships of which 4 were Outstanding Scholarships). Congratulations to the following students!

Belinda Pedersen

• Chemistry (Outstanding)

• Statistics (Outstanding)

• Calculus (Outstanding)

Charlotte Dumble

• Chemistry (Outstanding)

• Biology (Outstanding)

Sheng Cao

• Chemistry (Outstanding)

• Statistics (Outstanding)

Olivia Thompson

• Chemistry (Outstanding)

• Science (Outstanding)

• Biology

• Physics

• Statistics

• Calculus

• Calculus (Outstanding)

• Physics

• Statistics (Outstanding)

• Calculus (Outstanding)

Belinda Pedersen, Charlotte Dumble, Sheng Cao and Olivia Thompson were recognised as four of the National Top Scholars and will be awarded ‘Outstanding Scholar’ awards for their performance in the recent Scholarship examinations. Joint Duxes, Belinda Pedersen (five Scholarships in 2012, of which three were Outstanding – also gained Scholarship in Statistics (Outstanding) and Calculus in 2011) and Olivia Thompson (four Scholarships –all Outstanding); Charlotte Dumble (four Scholarships of which two were Outstanding); and Year 12 student in 2012, Sheng Cao (four Scholarships of which three were Outstanding – also gained two Scholarships in Statistics and Calculus in 2011 as a Year 11 student), will all be entitled to $5,000 per annum for their first three years of study at university. There were only 60 students named as ‘Outstanding Scholars’ in 2012 and St Paul’s students made-up four of them – an incredible achievement.

Jonathan Eyers, Robert Carmichael and Rose Spence will receive the ‘Scholarship Award’ for gaining three scholarships. This will entitle them to $2,000 per annum for three years of their tertiary study.

Jonathan Eyers

• English (Outstanding)

• History

• Music

Robert Carmichael

• English

• History

Rose Spence

• English

• Biology

• Media

• Physical Education

Other Scholarship Successes

Paul Newton-Jackson Music (Outstanding) English

Liam O’Donoghue Science Statistics

Conor Robson Statistics Calculus

Elizabeth Rajan Accounting (Outstanding)

Lovely Dizon History

Louise Ford English

Peter Grierson History

Jaimee Hugo Art History

Daniel Kim Chemistry

Linda Lin Statistics

Conor Merriman Statistics

Rosie Searle Statistics

Samuel Tharratt History

Samuel Woolerton Statistics

Christopher Whiteley Calculus

Scholars Ties

Grade point averages for Level 1 are calculated using the student’s best five subjects including English and Mathematics. A total of 39 awards were made to our Year 11 cohort.

Grade point averages for Level 2 are calculated using the student’s best four subjects including English. A total of 44 awards were made to our Year 12 cohort.

The top ten students are listed below.

Level 1 Level 2 Joseph Chen 96% Paul Newton-Jackson 98% Jordan Ogilvy 96% Jessica Reilly 98% Youngmin Goo 93% Hannah Clare 93% Jessica Chanwai 90% Antonia Anda 92% Tobias Dean 90% William Guest 90% Sahil Patil 90% Joshua Walpole-Smith 90% Daniel Johnson 86% Sharleen Lu 90% Kendal Buchanan 85% Christopher Whiteley 89% Aditya Sakalkale 85% Fiona Thorp 87% Hemashri Govender 83% Holly Ho 85%

Major University Scholarships

We are very proud of the significant number of senior students who have been awarded prestigious tertiary scholarships, which will help fund their university studies in 2013 and beyond.

Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship

Two St Paul’s students have been offered this scholarship for $10,000 per annum while studying at the University of Waikato, Grace Namana and Paul Newton-Jackson.

Lincoln University Future Leadership

Geraldine Fish has been awarded this amazing scholarship and it covers her tuition fees while at Lincoln.

International College of Hotel Management

Conor Gawith is a remarkable candidate and has been offered a $25,000 scholarship to study Hotel Management in Adelaide next year.

University of Auckland Scholarship

Our Head Girl, Jess Reilly, has been offered this generous and prestigious scholarship which amounts to $50,000 for her studies in Auckland next year.

Price Waterhouse Cooper Scholarship

Lizzy Rajan, Head Girl for 2012, will be returning from her gap year in Europe to take up this offer from PWC.

Victoria Achievers Scholarship and the Auckland University Jubilee Award

Ezekiel Crawford has been offered both of these scholarship opportunities, Victoria is a scholarship for $5,000 and Auckland has offered a scholarship of $2,000 for three years of undergraduate study.

Academic Colours

These were awarded for the first time in 2013. To gain academic colours, students must have:

1. Gained a scholarship examination pass as a Year 11 or year 12 student.

2. Gained three scholastic centurion awards in the same year.

Our students who were awarded colours this year were:

Level 2

Joseph Chen L2 Mathematics and Physics, AS English, L1 English and IGCSE English

Paul Newton-Jackson L2 Drama and Physics, AS English

Jessica Reilly L2 English, Physical Education and Chemistry, AS Mathematics

Level 1

Youngmin Goo IGCSE Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics, L1 Accounting, L2 Mathematics

Jordan Ogilvy L1 Music, IGCSE Mathematics, Physics and English

Sahil Patil ICGSE Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics

NCEA Results

St Paul’s students gained outstanding results in the 2012 National examinations. Pass rates for National Certificate (NCEA):

• Level 3 86% (11% above national average)

• Level 2 91% (9% above national average)

• Level 1 95% (16% above national average)

(*) With many of our top students sitting up to four IGCSE (Cambridge) subjects at Level 1 and two AS (Cambridge) subjects at Level 2, the percentage of subject endorsements at both of these levels are consequently lower than if they sat NCEA alone.

The results in the above table are most encouraging and positively reflect on the hard work, persistence and determination of our senior students and the commitment, effort and tutorials offered by our teachers.

Cambridge Results

Our results in the IGCSE (Year 11) and AS (Year 12) examinations were again outstanding.

Overall highlights included:

• 98% pass rate at IGCSE

• 100% pass rate at AS

• 33% of IGCSE grades were A or better

• 11% of IGCSE grades were A*

• 23% of AS grades were 80% or better

• 8% of AS grades were 90% or better

• 100% pass rate in Global Perspectives

Endorsements 2012 St Paul’s 2012 National 2012 St Paul’s 2011 L1 Excellence 6% 15% 8% (*) L1 Merit 46% 35% 43% (*) L2 Excellence 12% 12% 7% (*) L2 Merit 31% 27% 38% (*) L3 Excellence 11% 8% 11% L3 Merit 25% 25% 39%
2012 NCEA Pass Rates St Paul’s National Decile 10 (All) Level 1 95% 78% 90% Level 2 91% 82% 91% Level 3 86% 75% 85% UE 90% 73% 81% Source NZQA
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Academic Results 2012

Subject highlights included:

IGCSE Chemistry

Four students gained A* - they were: Youngmin Goo (94%), Sahil Patil (92%), Aditya Sakalkale (90%), Callum Connell (90%)

IGCSE Physics

Three students gained A* - they were: Jordan Ogilvy (95%), Youngmin Goo (93%), Sahil Patil (92%)

IGCSE Biology

Evie McHugh topped the examination with a result of 75%

IGCSE Mathematics

Four students gained A* - they were: Jordan Ogilvy (97%), Youngmin Goo (96%), Sahil Patil (90%), Thomas Harsant (90%)

IGCSE English

Three students gained A* - they were: Jordan Ogilvy (91%), Joseph Chen (90%), Zac Watson (90%)

AS English

Paul Newton-Jackson was the only student to gain an ‘A’ grade (88%)

AS Mathematics

Five students gained ‘A’ grades – they were: Joseph Chen (92%), Andrew Huang (92%), Sharleen (Yu Ying) Lu (88%), Jessica Reilly (87%), Hannah Clare (80%)

Cambridge Centurions

• Youngmin Goo IGCSE Mathematics and Chemistry

• Jordan Ogilvy IGCSE Mathematics and Physics

Excellence Endorsements and Subject Centurions

To gain an Excellence Endorsement, you need to achieve 50 Excellence Credits at that level. To achieve Centurion status, you need to get Excellence Grades in each Achievement Standard for that particular subject.

Year 13

Level 3 with Excellence

Endorsement (15 compared with 10 in 2011 and 3 in 2010)

Year 12

Level 2 with Excellence Endorsement (18 compared with 12 in 2011 and 8 in 2010)

Level 2 100% in Subject (Centurion)

Antonia Anda James Atherton Physical Education

Joseph Chen (Yr 11) Phoebe Boyes Accounting

Level 3 100% in Subject (Centurion)

Remy Campbell Charlotte Dumble Chemistry Calculus

Sheng Cao (*) Linda (Rongrong) Lin Chemistry

Jonathan Eyers Statistics

Linda (Rongrong) Lin Belinda Pedersen Physics

Daniel (Nam Heon) Kim

Nina (Yu-Nung) Lee Rose Spence Sports Science

Liam O’Donoghue

Charlotte Dumble Charlotte Dumble Sports Science

Belinda Pedersen

Elizabeth Rajan

David Rooney

Rosie Searle

Rose Spence

Olivia Thompson

Christopher Whiteley (*)

(*) Was a Year 12 student in 2012 when he achieved Level 3 with Excellence

Sheng Cao Joseph Chen (Yr11) Mathematics

Hannah Clare Physics

Mark Davis Hannah Clare Chemistry

Geraldine Fish Ezekiel Crawford Art Design

William Guest Keegan FrostJones Mathematics

Holly Ho Youngmin Goo (Yr11) Mathematics

Andrew (Tzu-I) Huang Andrew Huang Physics

Sharleen (Yu-Ying) Lu Sharleen Lu Chinese

Meg Morbey Meg Morbey Physical Education

Paul Newton-Jackson Paul NewtonJackson Drama

Jessica Reilly Physics

Vincent Reilly Poon Pattanakulchai Art Design

Fiona Thorp

Jessica Reilly English

Joshua Walpole-Smith APE

Christopher Whiteley Fiona Thorp French

Samuel Woolerton Joshua WalpoleSmith Mathematics

Jill Wang Chinese

Xiaojing Wang Chinese

Year 11

Level 1 with Excellence


(9 compared with 13 in 2011 and 3 in 2010)

Level 1 100% in Subject (Centurion)

William Broderick Joseph Chen English

Jessica Chanwai

Youngmin Goo Accounting

Joseph Chen Mathematics (*)

Tobias Dean Chemistry (*)

Youngmin Goo

Hemashri Govender

Jordan Ogilvy Music

Ezekiel Crawford Mathematics

Daniel Johnson Physics (*)

Jordan Ogilvy Harry Pickernell Art

Sahil Patil

An amazing 29 students gained ‘Centurion’ status – gaining a 100% Excellence record for all of their Achievement Standards for an individual subject.

Duncan Smith D

uncan Smith has been awarded the 2013 Denis Hogan Chemical Education Award. This prestigious award is open to both Secondary and Tertiary chemistry educators and is given out annually by the New Zealand Institute of Chemistry to one person who has made an important contribution to chemistry education in New Zealand.

Duncan Smith has been awarded the 2013 Denis Hogan Chemical Education Award.

Mr Martin Holmes Receives ISNZ Honours Award

The ISNZ Honours Awards were established “to honour exceptional staff, who demonstrate talent, service and commitment to Independent schools that is truly above the ordinary”.

Mr Holmes has taught at St Paul’s for the past 15 years; for the past seven of which he has been HOD of Commerce. Recognised as one of the country’s leading Accounting teachers, Mr Holmes has marked NZQA examinations at School Certificate, Level 1, 2 and 3 for his entire teaching career. He has been both Assistant Chief Examiner and Chief Examiner at a variety of Levels; Materials Developer for both Levels 2 and 3; and has taken a leadership role in developing the National Curriculum for his subject area and is highly respected and sought after for his input at both regional and national level.

Outside the classroom, Mr Holmes has been in charge of both Athletics and Cross-Country at St Paul’s over the past two decades. He co-ordinates our Athletics Standards and Championship events;

is the current Chairperson of the Waikato/Bay Of Plenty (WBOP) Secondary Schools’ Athletics Association (a position he has held for the past five years) and was the Treasurer of the WBOP Secondary Schools’ Athletics Association for eight years. He has been the Team Manager for the WBOP Secondary Schools’ regional team for the past nine North Island Secondary Schools’ Track and Field Championships and has twice organised the National Secondary Schools’ Athletics Championships.

Mr Martin Holmes’ commitment to St Paul’s Collegiate, to the region and nationally in both his curriculum subject area and co-curricular activities is truly amazing. His commitment is way above and beyond that delivered by his peers and has been consistently at this level for a long period of time.

Mrs Christine Pallin, Team Leader for the National Assessment Facilitator for Secondary Examinations for NZQA stated, “His commitment to making sure that all students of his subject area have examinations that are accessible, fair, valid and reliable is outstanding… Martin is the sort of person who gives his all to ensure that others can achieve and feel comfortable that they have done their best.”

Mr Martin Holmes, our Head of Commerce, is the recipient of an ISNZ Honours Award. He is one of nine recipients of the ISNZ Honours Awards for 2013.
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Gary Henley-Smith

It comes as no surprise that Gary Henley-Smith was chosen as team leader for New Zealand’s young athletics team that headed to the IAAF World Youth Championships in the Ukraine. He speaks passionately about his role as coach, mentor and caregiver to 14 young athletes ranging in age from 15-17 years.

“While I coached the sprinters and relay team, the main purpose of my role was to provide pastoral care to the athletes. I had to ensure the athletes ate well, were mentally prepared for their competition and I liaised daily with their coaches and parents back home in New Zealand,” says Gary. Five of the 14 athletes who were sprinters or part of the relay team, were coached by Gary with great success; two went through to the semi-finals where one placed 13th in the world in the 100m and the other 14th in the world for 400m. The relay team just missed out on the final and were placed 10th in the world.

The 24 day tour also took Gary and the team to Germany where they trained and competed in international meets in both France and

Germany. He says that it is at the IAAF Youth World Championships where you can identify talent of future Olympic champions. Some examples of those who showed their potential at one of these competitions were Usain Bolt, Valerie Adams and Jacko Gill. A highlight of the trip for Gary was to meet up with his old high school athletics coach, Lloyd Murad. Arthur Lydiard was responsible for bringing Lloyd out from the United States where he taught at Auckland Grammar, the high school Gary attended. Gary was fortunate to have been coached by him. “Lloyd was my mentor and a pretty special person so I was thrilled to be able to spend some time with him on my sabbatical”.

Gary’s time at the Youth World Championships and with the young athletics team has given him a better understanding of high performance sports training. If given the opportunity to do this again, Gary says he would leap at the chance and is setting his sights on an opportunity to lead the New Zealand junior athletics team to World Juniors. This is an event for under 19 year olds being held in Oregon next year.

Year 11 Physical Education

participate in are mountain biking in the Redwoods Forest Park and rafting the Kaituna River. This year it also included a cruise on Lake Rotoiti followed by a dip in some thermal pools and a late afternoon BBQ all kindly made possible by the Wilkins family.

This is an action packed two days and our students love the time in the outdoors. For many it is a time to get the adrenaline pumping in activities that are unfamiliar to them. For others it is an opportunity to hone skills that they may have from past experiences of this kind. Whichever it is, the response is still the same; they love it! This is a field trip that our students want to be a part of.

What is the number one outdoor experience at St Paul’s outside of Tihoi? Arguably it is the Year Eleven Sport Science annual trip to Rotorua. The purpose of the trip is to demonstrate, and show understanding of, responsible behaviour for safety during outdoor education activities. The activities that the students

Being in the outdoors is a special part of being at St Paul’s due to the amazing Tihoi experience. Through trips like this in our Sports Science courses we hope to rekindle the students’ passion for the outdoors and relive some of their experiences from Tihoi. The Rotorua trip has been a real success and is now part of the legacy of our Year 11 course.

Year 12 Sports Science Tihoi Tramp

risks and take steps to minimize those perceived risks. The students also had to plan and organize their own meals, gear lists and tenting groups.

As part of the Risk Management Achievement Standard, the students in two year 12 Sports Science classes made the trip down to the Tihoi campus at the beginning of April for three days of tramping in the Pureora Forest. The idea was to analyze the possible associated

The two groups each tramped the same track in opposite directions, along the Waihaha River, past Waihora Lagoon and back to Tihoi. Mr Gibbs and Mr McCarthy were assigned to one group while Mr Wilson and Mr Hardman provided guidance for the other group. The weather was great for the first two days; blue sky and sunshine. However, the weather deteriorated on the second night and the last day of tramping was completed in the rain. Despite keeping to the tracks, the tramp provided challenges to all students. There were difficult descents and ascents through a number of ravines to be negotiated, along with coping with carrying packs heavier than 15 kg, setting up camp each evening and preparing meals. Students took turns in leading each group, managing risks, keeping the group together and heading in the right direction. Great stories were shared around the campfire each evening, along with the marshmellows and chocolate, reminiscing about the “old Tihoi” days.

Overall, this was a safe and enjoyable three days with many students looking forward to Survivor Island in year thirteen.

Year 13 Sports Science Trip to Slipper Island

The students got the opportunities to do a number of things on the island during the three days including:

• Fishing

• Snorkelling

• Spear fishing

• Water Skiing and Wake Boarding

• Paddle Boarding

• Building of Bivvies

The students literally threw themselves into things as they dived off the ferry to swim to shore. They then came and collected their supplies from the ferry before setting up their shelters. The quality of shelter varied from group to group. Some groups made some great shelters out of tarpaulin, bamboo and twine. Preparation for dinner and a spot of fishing filled in the remainder of the day.

Day two focused on practicing each discipline (Stand up Paddle Boarding, ocean swimming and running). This was then supported by survival activities, more fishing and spear fishing.

This year our Year 13 students got to put their paddle boarding skills in to place in a Multi Sport race on Slipper Island. This was the first year that we had taken our Year 13 classes to Slipper Island. The idea behind the trip is that it would serve two purposes. First, the students would have to survive on the island with limited resources and secondly, the students would have to complete a paddle board run across the island and a sea swim.

Day three was the first St Paul’s Slipper Island multi sport event. This consisted of a 1500m paddle board, 5 km run and a 300m ocean swim. The students really pushed themselves with everyone completing the course. Cam Voykovich took out the event with the fastest time this year. We definitely intend to do the same trip next year with some new additions that will hopefully include some diving and orienteering on the island.

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International Centre

2013 has been a full, busy and exciting year for the International Centre and our students. The year began with two quite significant changes that added a new dimension to our international structure.

First the position of School Prefect was achieved by an international student Pat Srisa-an for the first time. Pat is from Thailand and joined St Paul’s as a boarder in Year 9. Over the past 5 years Pat has embraced life at St Paul’s, earning the respect of both peers and staff alike. Pat has been a ‘trail blazer’ and a positive role model, and we have watched him embrace his responsibilities and grow into a fine young man. Congratulations Pat, I am sure the future has great things in store for you.

The second change was the decision to appoint an International Student Representative for each of the Houses. With our growing international student numbers there is the need for a greater level of support for our students. Their role includes assisting new students, encouraging interaction and integration, liaising with the Housemasters and prefects, suggesting activities, sharing good news stories or concerns as well as assisting with International Week and cultural activities.

We have arranged a number of events during the year, over and above our usual school events that the students have participated in. These have included Race Relations Day- fish and chip lunch, a trip to Daytona Indoor Raceway, a day trip to our Tihoi campus for those who were not here in Year 10, and our ‘Happy Birthday’ morning tea. Most of our students are far away from family and friends and special occasions can be lonely times. Not only did we have birthday cakes with candles, but balloons and lots of treats to eat and drink.

At the beginning of term 3 a number of our students and prefects attended the Civic Welcome to Hamilton by Mayor Julie Hardaker and enjoyed performances, and photo opportunities as well as a Kiwiana afternoon tea.

International Week was the largest of the events. This is our annual week long programme designed to celebrate cultural diversity and to foster global awareness and understanding in the school. The week consisted of student performances, videos, prayers, calligraphy, sari dressing, Kapa Haka performances, ethnic menus, and guest performances by Fairfield College’s Pasifika Group and Xi Yao Chen playing the Gu-zheng.

During July, eleven students and one teacher from Yahata High School in Japan spent a week with us. They joined a selection of classes, went on several outings, made many friends and the week concluded with a dinner for students and host families.

We will conclude the year with a dinner where we congratulate and farewell our Year 13 international students wishing them the very best of luck for the next stage of their educational journeys.

From an international marketing perspective the school has been widely promoted throughout Asia, Germany and South America. I have attended fairs, met with agents and embassy staff, as well as many of the parents of our international students. Meeting with parents wherever possible is extremely important as not only does it hopefully give additional reassurance to the parents that they have made the best decision for their son or daughter, but provides an opportunity for questions on progression, addressing concerns and providing me a greater insight into the family of the student.

We have already received applications for 2014 from Germany, Thailand, China, Korea and Hong Kong.

2014 will also see the inclusion of oral communication in English for speakers of other languages as an elective additional programme.

This is monitored by the New Zealand Speech and Drama Board and delivered by our ESOL and drama teachers for students who would like to build on their oral communication skills.

Finally, a couple of big “Thank yous”. First to our ESOL teacher Mrs Lee Elliott; her passion and enthusiasm for our students is evident. The rapport that she has with each and every one of them is outstanding. I value her knowledge and wisdom as well and her support during the year.

Last but not least, thanks to our host parents and guardians who have hosted the students throughout the year, offering support and communicating regularly with me. Your care and commitment to these young people is a key factor in their success and adjustment to living and studying here at St Paul’s. We survey our students each term and we regularly receive comments like: “My host family is the best”; “I really enjoy spending time with my Kiwi brother”; “Yesss! I really like my host family”. This is wonderful feedback; please keep up the great work.

We are looking forward to an amazing 2014.

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Little Shop of Horrors

Well that’s another production done and dusted! I hope that you are sitting reading this and remembering how terrific the show was. If not, we’ll see you at the next one!

We started preparations for Little Shop of Horrors almost a year ago with auditions for main parts and as the cast was so small for this one, pretty much EVERYONE was a principal! Compared to last year’s production this one seemed pretty straight-forward in rehearsal… The narrative was quite simple; a man finds a plant, gets girl, goes crazy, and gets eaten. And the set was built and decorated on-site by Haapi Wilson and Christine Coates so much simpler than last year.

The students did an excellent job on stage. As far as directing them was concerned, I let them make quite a few artistic decisions themselves and this meant that they had much more of a say in the over-all feel of the show.

The only really complicated aspect of the show was the coordination of the puppet. Mark Swarbrick (our puppeteer) and Peter Winkelmann (the voice of Audrey II) did an amazing job especially considering the short time-frame we had for practising this.

All of the cast were mature and easy to work with and the process was made so much easier by the hard work of all of the staff and parents who were involved. Specifically I would like to thank Andrea Dela Rue and Karen Johnson for taking on huge amounts of work for this show. The final result was very much down to these two amazing women.

All in all the school should once again be immensely proud of what we did with the production this year. It keeps getting easier and easier. This is because after five of them we are starting to get really good at the backstage stuff, meaning that Francis Cowan and I can concentrate on what happens on stage.

Next up – St Paul’s Shakespeare 2014 – AS YOU LIKE IT!!!

Nick Clothier

Jess Reilly Audrey

Evie McHugh Ronette

Jess Peart Sapphire

Brianna O’Donoghue Crystal

Zoe Lapwood Chiffon

Cam Downey Seymour

Jasper Hankins Mushnik

Daniel Johnson Orin

Peter Winkelmann Audrey II

Mark Swarbrick Puppet


Jamie Bickford-Smith

Heath Campbell

Reon Bruce

Tom Watson

Finnbar Claridge

Sean Vartiainen

Jordan Davies

David Tharratt

Henry Brown

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“Good Vibrations” A Celebration Of Music

The show was again a resounding success and was performed in front of a record crowd.

The school kapa haka group opened the first half with a waiata then the Big Band, conducted by Mr Ian Parsons, followed with two rousing numbers. Paul Newton-Jackson combined with his sister Elizabeth and they sang Paul’s own composition entitled “What can I say?” and then Jess Chanwai expertly played a thirteen minute violin composition by Vitali.

John Richardson changed the genre to electric guitar with an exam piece which had won him the individual prize at House Music. This was followed by a brilliantly played Chopin composition on piano by John Penyas. Jasper Hankins, Daniel Johnson and Cameron Downey each sang solo numbers before Jordan Wise played the theme tune to “Miss Marple” on the saxophone.

The newly formed Blue Grass Band played three foot tapping numbers before the Harington quartet sang beautiful harmonies from “Wings”. An Adele number called “Skyfall” was played exquisitely on piano by Jonathan Mayer and the first half of the programme was concluded with Jess Chanwai playing a Gershwin piece on her electric violin, an instrument seen for the first time in our shows.

The Concert Orchestra opened the 2nd half with gusto by playing four tunes from “Grease” under the baton of Mrs Michelle Flint. Zoe Lapwood flew home from tournament in Palmerston North with three other performers just in time to perform a brilliant rendition of a song from “Ragtime” entitled “Daddy’s Son”. Another Chopin composition was played beautifully on piano by Micayla Kim before the Collegiate Choir sang three challenging but exceptionally wellperformed songs under the direction of Mr Francis Cowan.

The Sargood Rock Band shook the Chapel with a Franz Ferdinand song and then Christopher Whiteley joined Sharleen Lu on piano in a duet with a much more subdued piece.

Our special guest for the show was Jonathan Eyers who left school last year. He returned by popular demand to sing an aria entitled “O! Du mein holder Abendstern” by Tannhauser and the Leonard Cohen masterpiece “Hallelujah” to a rapturous response from the audience. Not to be outdone however, Holly Ho joined forces with Aidan Phillips to sing an amazing rendition of “The Prayer”. Brianna O’Donoghue followed with one of the most beautiful performances of the night when she sang Sara McLachlan’s “Angel”. Despite some technical difficulties the Hamilton House Band concluded the evening with a wonderfully full sound in “Seven Billion People Alive at Once”.

The producer Mr Peter Gilbert couldn’t be more proud of all of the performers in a spectacle which highlighted the amazing talent that the students of St Paul’s possess.

The Harington Quartet Brianna O’Donoghue Jasper Hankins Holly Ho and Aidan Phillips Cam Downey Jess Chanwai Our Guest, Jonathan Eyers

Sheilah Winn Competition

This year the scene for the Sheilah Winn Shakespeare competition was student directed. We chose to perform the ghost scene from Richard III. For those who are unfamiliar with the play, Richard III wanted to be king of England, even though he was about tenth in line for the throne. So he decided to kill all the people who were in front of him, as well as anyone who tried to get in his way, in a number of grisly ways including, drowning his brother Clarence in a wine barrel, poisoning his wife, smothering two of his nephews with a pillow, and finally, ordering his best and only friend Buckingham to be executed. By that stage, even though Richard was king, he had a lot of problems. The biggest of these was that the good guy Richmond had raised a massive army and was on his way to take Richard down.

The night before the battle, Richard and Richmond are visited by the ghosts of all the people Richard has murdered who bless Richmond and wish him luck, while pouring curses upon Richard, anticipating his downfall in the battle to come.

The group performed this scene at the regional competition at Fraser, competing against other schools from throughout the Waikato for a place in the national final. Although the group from St Paul’s performed an effective scene which captivated the audience, they didn’t place. While this was unfortunate, the group pulled off a fine performance and can feel proud of this.

Paul Newton-Jackson

Paul Newton-Jackson and his sister Elizabeth The Blue Grass Band Daniel Johnson Peter Winkelmann John Richardson Peter Winkelmann
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Big Jazz

School Ball – Great Gatsby

This year’s school ball was held, once again, on the last day of term 3. The theme this year was ‘Great Gatsby’ so we blinged the sports centre out with diamantes, huge pearl balloons and ostrich feathers. The Ball Committee of James Hunt, Phoebe Earnshaw, Holly Irwin, Phoebe Boyes, Aaron Crow, Natasha Sue and Conor Gawith, did a superb job organising the ball. Winners on the night were:

King Jacob Robb

Queen Tina Forde

Prince David Reeves

Princess Ashleigh Porritt

Best Leo Conner Fullerton

Best Daisy Fiona Thorp

Best Dancing Couple Mark Swarbrick and his partner.

Abbey, Trent, Kate, Aaron, Meg and James Hayley, Holly H, Laura, Navroz and Holly Clark Boys Williams Boys Connor Gawith & partner Tina,Emma, Deanna, Geraldine, Courtney, and Phoebe Toni Anda and Cousin Queen Tina!


Tim, Aditya, Connor, guest and Jackson Hannah, Brit, Shani, Jess, guest and Fiona 1st XV Arrival Geraldine Fish & Euan Reynolds Tessa De Thierry and Gracie Namana Emma Bryant and Phoebe Boyes Chris, Sharleen, Nicole and Adam
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Sharleen Lu & Holly Ho Holly Ho Cam Downey, Daniel Johnson & partners Laura, James, Tori and Bryn Josh , Sam, Alec and Sean Savannah, Tyrell and Eliza Paul Newton-Jackson and Hannah Clare Deanna, Meg and Tina Jess Reilly & Jordan Davies Jordan Birt and Will Guest Phoebe Boyes and Adrienne Turner Michael, Fiona, Jesse, Shani, Dom and Alysha Arrival Year 12 Girls Laura McKenna & James Hunt Laura, Sharleen, Hannah and Lovely Kendal Buchanan and Libby Main
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Sam, Creighton and Caleb Jackie, Tash, Cake, Louis, Chris, guest and Pat

Farewell Archbishop David Moxon

As an Anglican Special Character school, St Paul’s has a special relationship with the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, Polynesia and New Zealand, which has specific ties to the Diocese (region) of Waikato.

This relationship is fostered and strengthened through the relationship that the school has with the Bishop of Waikato. This relationship has several components. First of all, the Chaplain is hired by the Waikato Anglican College Trust Board, but is appointed to the role and given a “License to Officiate” by the Bishop. Secondly, the Trust Board must include a member appointed by the Bishop. Thirdly, and most importantly, this relationship is nurtured and promoted through the Bishop’s regular visits to the school for special services and other events such as the Founders’ Services, special assemblies, the Baptism and Confirmation Service, and Prizegiving. Our former Diocesan Bishop, David Moxon has strong personal bonds of affection to the school as his two sons Tureia and Te Aro are old Collegians of St Paul’s. It is for this reason that we were deeply saddened to farewell Bishop Moxon in April of 2013. Bishop Moxon

had stepped down as Bishop in order to take on the Role of Director of the Anglican Centre in Rome and the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Representative to the Holy See of Rome. The most moving part of this special service was when the students performed the school haka, written by his son Te Aro, as a sign of respect and appreciation for his 20 years of service as Diocesan Bishop.

In May, the Chapel of Christ the King was also privileged to host a Diocesan farewell for Bishop Moxon, which included representatives from local and national government, church leaders, and other dignitaries. It was a wonderful service of celebration and a fitting way to recognise Bishop David’s immense contribution to both the local and national church.

We look forward to welcoming our Bishop-Elect, Helen-Ann Hartley, who will be installed as Bishop of Waikato in February of 2014 at St Peter’s Cathedral, Hamilton, and we know that the close bonds between St Paul’s and the wider Anglican community will continue to strengthen under her leadership as Bishop.

Bishop Moxon had stepped down as Bishop in order to take on the Role of Director of the Anglican Centre in Rome and the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Representative to the Holy See of Rome. The most moving part of this special service was when the students performed the school haka, written by his son Te Aro, as a sign of respect and appreciation for his 20 years of service as Diocesan Bishop.

Artist in Residence

Highly respected painter and Old Collegian, Gary Schofield (Hall 1970-1974) completed the painting of a scene of the St Paul’s Student Centre early in March.

The painting was commissioned by the 2012 leavers, who raised just over $5,000 to fund Mr Schofield’s trip out to New Zealand. Mr Schofield is a well-known artist in the United States of America and has been responsible for commemorating many important occasions in US history – including work commissioned by the Defence Department as part of a memorial for the 11th September attack on the Pentagon. One of his works hangs in a gallery for the Arlington National Cemetery (the only painting to hang there), which is seen by most of the seven million visitors a year.

Mr Schofield finished painting the 2012 leavers’ gift in the Dining Room and many of our Art and History classes were given presentations from our ‘Artist in Residence’ during his four week visit.

Mr Schofield has also just finished an ANZAC commemorative painting for the Returned Services Association and the Department of Veterans’ Affairs. This painting will be used as the official print for the commemoration of the 1915 Gallipoli Campaign.

We appreciated Gary Schofield giving so much of his time, thought and energy to produce a magnificent painting which will hang permanently in the School’s recently renovated Dining Room.

Mr Schofield is a wellknown artist in the United States of America and has been responsible for commemorating many important occasions in US history – including work commissioned by the Defence Department as part of a memorial for the 11th September attack on the Pentagon. One of his works hangs in a gallery for the Arlington National Cemetery (the only painting to hang there), which is seen by most of the seven million visitors a year.

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Visitors to St Paul’s

Archbishop Most Reverend Philip Richardson

Rev Peter Rickman

In September, St Paul’s welcomed the return of the Very Reverend Peter Rickman to the Chapel of Christ the King. Peter has previously held the position of St Paul’s Chaplain and it was a pleasure hosting him back on campus.

St Paul’s welcomed the Most Reverend Philip Richardson, to St Paul’s Collegiate School to act as Celebrant for our Baptism and Confirmation Service. As Bishop of Taranaki, Philip has maintained Episcopal oversight of the Waikato region while we await the consecration of our new Diocesan Bishop in early 2014. In addition, he is the Archbishop to the New Zealand Dioceses, a role previously held by Archbishop David Moxon. In his role as Archbishop, he offers pastoral oversight to the Anglican Church across New Zealand and is in dialogue with the worldwide Anglican Communion. Archbishop Philip gave a very powerful sermon on Christian commitment. The St Paul’s community felt blessed and privileged to have him join us for this very special occasion.

Ian Hunter

n 2013, St Paul’s Collegiate joined the online web based essay writing programme entitled Write That Essay. The whole focus is to improve students’ writing. It has been designed by author and educator Dr Ian Hunter, and based on 20 years classroom practice. We look forward to his continued involvement with the school and know it will be a fruitful one with his son Ben joining Sargood House during term three of this year. Below, is an outline of his work history and writing pedigree:

Dr Ian Hunter was an Associate Professor at the University of Auckland Business School before leaving in 2010 to co-found Hunter Publishing. He is a bestselling author and educator who has published ten books, including Farmers: Your Store for 100 Years, Write That Essay, IMAGINE, Innovation, When People Matter Most (with Colin Prentice), Robert Laidlaw: Man for Our Time and the Montana finalist: Age of Enterprise.

Ian was formerly Director of the University of Auckland Business History Project, and until 2010, Director of the University of Auckland Business Case Centre, producing and delivering leading-edge teaching strategies to tertiary and executive education. He is a frequent conference speaker and consults with corporations and government agencies on innovation and economic development.

In 2010 he was Leverhulme Visiting Professor at Henley Business School in the UK, and as a qualified business historian Ian has over 50 publications including research in some of the world’s leading academic journals.

Reverend Rickman was guest preacher on two occasions while Reverend Luccock was away on his teaching practicum at Fairfield College. Peter returned to New Zealand in September of 2012 to take the position of Dean of St Peter’s Cathedral in Hamilton. Reverend Rickman delivered two highly entertaining and thought-provoking sermons. It was a joy to have him back in the Chapel of Christ the King, and we look forward to seeing him again. We wish him all the best in his role as Cathedral Dean.

Values Exchange

TIhis year has seen a shift in cross subject learning; the new Global Perspectives course, in conjunction with access to iPads and the internet. Year 9 students have used The Values Exchange, developed by Professor Seedhouse, in all their subjects. The main purpose of the Values Exchange is to collect data from hundreds of students and teachers at schools across the globe, on a variety of topics. These topics vary from the effects of smoking, to the discussion of recent sporting events. The data collected from surveys and discussions forms a central part of the Year 9 Global Perspectives reports. St Paul’s is the flagship school for The Values Exchange, with over 400 students participating daily. This leads to vibrant discussion, both on and off the Values Exchange, completely independent of teacher initiation. This lets the students explore their personal values and discover other ways of thinking about issues.

This is the first year that the Values Exchange has been used by students across the school, and therefore is a promising indication of 2014 and beyond. Future initiatives include creating a network of schools around the Waikato that use the Values Exchange, to promote a diverse range of ideas.

St Paul’s is the flagship school for The Values Exchange, with over 400 students participating daily.

International Week is a week long programme developed with this assistance of our prefects, international student representatives and our international students. The aim of this annual event is to celebrate St Paul’s unique and diverse student population, and to foster cultural awareness, appreciation and understanding.

Activities for the 2013 International Week consisted of number of student musical performances during assembly and after Chapel, short videos clips, prayers in a variety of languages, calligraphy, cartoon caricatures, sari dressing, Kapa Haka performances, and an ethnic menu in the dining room.

Our guests during the week included Fairfield College’s Pasifika Cultural Group who performed a combination of group and solo items. The students’ outstanding costumes and professional presentation was thoroughly enjoyed by students and staff.

Our second guest for the week was Xi Yao Chen playing the Gu Zheng a traditional ancient Chinese instrument. Yao completed his Master’s degree at Wintec. Yao became the first Chinese artist to be presented with the award for ‘Outstanding Services to the Arts’ from Arts Waikato in the Waikato region.

Yahata High School Visit

1-10 AUGUST, 2013

This year we had the opportunity to host eleven students and one teacher from Yahata High School in Japan. The purpose of their visit was to improve their English language skills, interact with our St Paul’s students, and experience NZ culture and tourism opportunities.

The group had a very busy programme studying English in the mornings, spent time in buddy classes (tourism, Maori language, cultural perspectives and ESOL) in the afternoons in addition to visiting some of our neighbouring schools. They thoroughly enjoyed their Rotorua visit at the weekend and also spent time with residents at one of our local retirement villages.

One of the highlights of the week was living with our local host families and learning about the New Zealand culture and lifestyle.

The week concluded with a Sayonara party with their host families. The group sang, demonstrated examples of calligraphy, shared stories and were presented with certificates and farewell gifts.

International Week
Xi Yao Chen Yahata Students
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Visitors with the St Paul’s mascot

Senior Art Competition

There were two primary objectives for the Parents’ Association sponsoring a Year 12 and 13 Art Competition for 2013.

The first was that we wanted to give our talented Year 12 & 13 art students an opportunity to express and then publicly display their work. In return the parents of St Paul’s and then the public via Ktizo Hair & Spa fed back comments on the students’ artwork which was directed back to the students via the Head of the Art Department, Kelly Saunders.

The second objective was to provide the school with permanent artwork to be displayed in the Board Room of the Long Room. Approximately five years ago the Parents’ Association had installed a picture hanging system but we had never been able to secure any artwork to put in the room. The art work competition meant that we have now secured great student work for permanent display. There were three prizes awarded as a result of the votes at school and at Ktizo Hair & Spa. Theses prizes were awarded to the recipients at a Headmaster’s Assembly. Congratulations to Jasper Hankins for his entry Inspired Anarchist, Deanna Morse for Wet Paint and Cameron Downey for Process.

The theme chosen was the school’s Mission Statement – Turning Possibilities into Realities. It was fantastic to see our students’ interpretation of this statement.

Jasper Hankins’ winning entry Daniel Johnson Ezekiel Crawford Deanna Morse Cameron Downey

The Tihoi Venture School campus provides the ideal base for the School’s leadership camp. All year 12 students who applied to be considered for a prefects’ role in 2014 were invited to attend this three day camp, where the focus was on:

• Establishing a unified understanding of leadership

• Developing an awareness of their own strengths and weaknesses

• Having the opportunity to display personal leadership traits

• Problem solving

• Group work

• Building confidence and trust within the cohort

This year 73 students attended the camp and under the expert tutelage of Mr Rick Dobbie (ex-Australia Army Officer with extensive leadership and training experience) and Mr Lander the group flourished. They displayed a real unity and strength of character as they negotiated their way through a series of challenging and thought provoking events. The levels of trust and confidence are at a new high which all bodes well for the Year 13 class of 2014.

Leadership Camp Duke of Edinburgh Hillary Award

This programme targets young people aged 14 – 25. The programme is designed by young people to fit their own interests and abilities. Throughout the programme you can build confidence, experience new things, and develop new skills and friendships.

The Award has three levels, bronze, silver and gold, and each have four sections of requirements to meet.

Skills Learn some new skills or use ones you have already.

Service Mahi Aroha, helping your community, voluntarily making a difference.

Physical Recreation Improve your fitness.

Adventurous Journey Kia Kaha, walk tall!

Residential (Gold level only) 5 days and 4 nights away from home (not at your rellies).

This has been another successful year for the students of St Paul’s Collegiate School. Many have enrolled and are underway with the Silver and Gold Awards.

Euan Reynolds and Ross Noble were presented with their Gold Awards from the Governor General at Government House, Wellington.

Congratulations to Mark Swarbrick and Sahil Patil who have also achieved their Gold Award this year, which will be presented in 2014.

Congratulations go also to the following students who have achieved their Silver Award in the past 12 months. They were given a Mayoral reception by her worship Julie Hardaker.

• Ben Clark

• Sharleen Lu

• Joseph Chen

• Youngmin Goo

• Sam Masterson

• Fiona Thorp

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“The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born – that there is a genetic factor to leadership. That’s nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born.”
Warren Bennis (American Scholar and regarded pioneer in the field of leadership studies)

Spanish Class Trip

The Spanish Language trip (21st September – 6th October 2013) was a huge success by all accounts. The students learnt an enormous amount of Spanish from the language school, and enjoyed many of the local traditions and customs. It was an opportunity to be totally immersed in the language and reinforce the teaching in the classroom.

The language school (Academia Buenos Aires) was without doubt, a highlight of the trip. The building itself was stunning, as were the classrooms and facilities. The teaching staff were welcoming and helpful, and some lovely relationships developed.

Other highlights in Buenos Aires included the ‘Sabor a Tango’ night, where the group had an hour of tango instruction before the dinner and show. All of the boys participated fairly willingly in the tango dancing and seemed to enjoy the lesson. The markets were also very popular with the students, as they purchased souvenirs and knick-knacks for family back home. It was also a great way for the boys to practise their newly-acquired Spanish. On our final night, we travelled to La Plata to watch the All Blacks play Los Pumas. Despite some initial hiccups and some wet weather, we all enjoyed seeing New Zealand defeat Argentina.

We visited two schools in Santiago; Santiago College and Wenlock High. Both are private schools that enrol students from kindergarten age. Santiago College was a brand new school with a roll of approximately 1600. Wenlock School is 32-years old and certainly had a more homely feel. It only has 600 students, again from kindergarten age and its buildings were more classical in design and appearance. Both schools were extremely welcoming and accommodating. They both served us lunch and the students were invited to play a game of rugby – a much needed relief for many of them.

Many thanks to the School and BOT for allowing this trip to go ahead; it certainly was an experience that was enjoyed by all!

San Cristobal Santiago College Puerto Madero Tango dancing Wenlock High School

Aerobics is a fun sport introduced for girls four years ago to improve their general fitness before winter sports starts. Classes focus on fitness, flexibility, toning and sculpting and the girls enjoy the fun and interactive way of staying fit. This year’s aerobics team consisted of a small group of Harington girls who would come together twice a week, and meet with Mrs Lock. Aerobics sessions would last an hour and be divided into warm up, then 30 minutes of aerobic fitness followed by 30 minutes of muscle toning. With music playing and Mrs Lock leading us, we used stepboxes, dumbbells and ankle weights to boost our fitness and muscle tone. Aerobics allowed the girls to have a place to work on their form whilst they felt safe and weren’t judged. It was great fun and worth the laughs as we pushed ourselves and each other to achieve the best results we could. Another great season of aerobics!

Aerobics Rock Climbing

First, a big thanks to the Rev for enthusiastically coordinating the rock climbing group for the first part of the year. Thanks Rev!

We had a bunch of keen climbers and a great facility available to us at the Extreme Edge. It is a great place to go and burn off some surplus energy. We have groups scheduled to go on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3.45 to 5.30.

For the most part the group would buddy up, harness up and take on challenges according to their level of ability. We ran an inhouse competition to time trial different climbs to see who was the quickest. There is an extreme advantage if you are designed of the slighter nature. Hakan was the winner of the in-house competition. Highlights were watching Hakan’s ritual of bouldering. For those who are not rock climbing savvy, it means stepping along a bunch of various sized bumps and knobs shaped all sorts of funny sizes and a range of difficulty levels all plotted along a vertical surface designed to test your ability to stay off the ground or to challenge one, in this case Hakan, to hold himself supported by these little bumps and avoid falling. This could be fifty feet in the air for all Hakan knows. Knowing how keen he is, he could probably pull off the exercise at fifty feet also. He would boulder around the complex, navigating each hold like he has super fix on his fingers and that’s just the warm up.

Hakan and Otis entered the bouldering competition and found the going quite challenging. There are some very enthusiastic climbers in Hamilton. Needless to say, Otis made the comment that watching an eleven year old effortlessly complete a climb that he found extremely difficult was a humbling experience. Hopefully more boys will be able to compete next year.


Highlights were watching Hakan’s ritual of bouldering. For those who are not rock climbing savvy, it means stepping along a bunch of various sized bumps and knobs shaped all sorts of funny sizes and a range of difficulty levels all plotted along a vertical surface designed to test your ability to stay off the ground or to challenge one, in this case Hakan, to hold himself supported by these little bumps and avoid falling. This could be fifty feet in the air for all Hakan knows.

The Power of Sport

Back Row: Kayley Livingston, Harini Meiyappan, Emma Bryant, Abbey Walling, Jessica Peart, Mrs Jackie Lock Front Row: Sarah Kosoof, Kinneir Groube, Evie McHugh, Amy Keppler, Brianna O’Donoghue Climbing Back Row: Jack McDonald 2nd Row: Scott Mitchell, Jaime King, Luke Mickell, Tor Pedersen, Rev Craig Luccock Front Row: Hemi McLaren-Mellars, Winston Barrett-Hogg, Callum Jarvis-Hall, Shaun Drew, Otis Berridge

St Paul’s athletes have performed exceptionally well locally, regionally and nationally in the 2012/13 season. The fine performances achieved by our athletes are the result of an excellent attitude to training and a willingness to make the most of the opportunities they are presented with. The scale of our athletes’ success nationally can be measured by our relay performances at the New Zealand Secondary Schools’ Track and Field Championships where in the past seven years we have won 18 medals.

The majority of our athletes have experienced success, either through winning a national title, making Waikato Bay of Plenty representation, representing St Paul’s at Zones or the Waikato Bay of Plenty Secondary Schools’ Championships or by, probably most importantly, achieving a personal best.

The season covered by this report started with the New Zealand Secondary Schools’ Track and Field Championships in December 2012 and finished with the North Island Secondary Schools’ Track and Field Championships in April 2013.

New Zealand Secondary Schools’ Track and Field and Road Championships 2012 – Dunedin

This meeting is the major track and field competition for secondary school students and 1,300 athletes were entered to compete in various events this year. A team of 17 athletes made the trip to Dunedin.

To reach a final at this level is a major accomplishment and it is the result of many hours of training to achieve such a feat. The St Paul’s athletes had made this commitment to train and the coaches had set a goal of five medals for the team. There had been difficulty in the build up with a number of athletes having to manage troublesome injuries but the coaches believed the goal was attainable. The team did not disappoint and came away as one of the most successful teams in St Paul’s history at this event. Some of the statistics from the meeting include: ten of the team came away with medals; two of the team were named in the NZ Schools’ team picked from the meeting; five other members (not including medal winners) of the team reached a final.

Tom Smith and Scott Hilliar had the standout performances of an extremely successful team. Tom won the Senior Boys’ 400m in 48.71 seconds. He was also a member of the Senior Boys’ 4 x 400m relay team that placed second and the 4 x 100m relay team that placed third. To finish off an impressive weekend, Tom was also selected in the New Zealand Schools’ team based on his performance in Dunedin.

Scott was our other individual gold medal winner where he ran a fantastic race to win the Senior Boys’ 800m in a new school record time of 1:52.05. He, like Tom, was also a member of our Senior Boys’ 4 x 400m relay team that earned silver. Scott was also selected into the New Zealand Schools’ team based on his performance.

James Hunt was not far behind these two in his performances as he came away from the meeting with four medals. He placed 3rd in the Senior Boys’ 110m Hurdles and Open Boys’ 300m Hurdles and he was a member of both medal winning relay teams.

Jonty Rae was our other individual medal winner as he placed 3rd to Tom in the Senior Boys 400m. He also ran a strong final leg in the 4 x 400m relay which saw him competing shoulder to shoulder, stride


Back Row: Aaron Crow, Fergus Burke, Hugo Brown, Sal M’Boge, Ryan Ballantyne, Connor Egan, Joel Taylor, Tom Smith, Connor Gyde, Tom Yarrall

3rd Row: Mr P Wilson (Coach), Danyon Fernando, Jack Gordon, Dillon Kelliher, Connor Gordon, Joshua McClay, Carter Elkington, William Te Tomo, Hamish Black, Adam McCarthy, Jackson Morgan

2nd Row: Mr G Henley-Smith (Coach), John Richardson, Shane Reddy, Freddy Corkill, Richie Bloor, Carne Lincoln, Andre Kleuskens, Jock Yarndley, Jack Davies, Emma Walker, Jonty Hogg, Mr M Holmes (Coach)

Front Row: Meg Skilton, Libby Main, Toby Way, Jordan Sanders, Conor Crowe, Laura McKenna, James Hunt, Sean Henley-Smith, Ezekiel Crawford, Kyle Dean, Georgia Burke

for stride with Sacred Heart (Auckland) and Wanganui Collegiate over the final 100m. Jonty was able to pull away from the Wanganui Collegiate runner but a strong final surge from the Sacred Heart athlete saw our team finish second by three tenths of a second.

Our 4 x100m relay teams showed how important good changes are in this event. The practice pre-competition paid off for the junior team of Tom Yarrall, Joel Taylor, Ryan Ballantyne and Jackson Morgan especially, as they claimed 3rd by two hundredths of a second from the team that placed 4th. Sean Henley-Smith and Bennet Rogers showed how important relay experience is with their contributions in the Senior Boys’ 4 x 100m relay, as they each had important parts to play in both qualifying and the final. These two athletes combined well with James and Tom to again ensure that St Paul’s came away from the meeting with three relay medals. However, the success of the team cannot only be measured in medals as the following athletes also made finals or performed at their best: Katelyn Matthews, Senior Girls’ 800m 7th; Laura McKenna, Senior Girls’ 200m 8th; Rebecca Foster, Senior Girls’ 400m 8th; Ryan Ballantyne, Junior Boys’ 400m 8th and Junior Boys’ Shot Put 13th; Jackson Morgan, Junior Boys’ Shot Put 12th and Junior Boys’ Discus 10th; Jack Davies, Junior Boys’ 3000m 14th; Jack Tatton, Open Boys’ 2000m Steeplechase 12th; Ezra Berridge, Senior Boys’ Road Race 46th; Jordan Sanders, Senior Boys’ High Jump 19th .

Zones Athletics Reports

Asuccessful day was had by St Paul’s athletes at the Central Zone Athletics Championships held at Porritt Stadium on Tuesday. Sixteen titles were won by our athletes and thirty three athletes in total qualified for the Waikato Bay of Plenty Secondary Schools in 11 days, based on their results.

The standout performance on the day came from Ryan Ballantyne as he broke two junior boys’ records in the 300m and shot put. He also placed 2nd in the discus and was part of the Junior Boys’ 4 x 100m relay team that placed 2nd.


There were also a number of other athletes with multiple victories on the day. This group comprised:

• Tom Smith, Senior Boys’ 1st 100m, 400m and 2nd 4 x 100m relay

• James Hunt, Open Boys’ 1st 300m hurdles, Senior Boys’ 110 m hurdles and 2nd 100m and 2nd 4 x 100m relay

• Meg Skilton, 1st Intermediate Girls’ triple jump, long jump , 4 x 100m relay and 2nd 400m

• Georgia Burke, 1st 200m, 400m and 4 x 100m relay

Other title winners on the day included Cameron Smale, Joel Taylor, Aditya Sakalkale, Jackson Morgan, Sean Henley-Smith and Emma Walker.

Waikato Bay of Plenty Secondary Schools’ Track and Field Championships

Twelve students as a result of their performances at the Waikato Bay of Plenty Secondary Schools’ Track and Field Championships have been selected to represent the Waikato Bay of Plenty region at the North Island Secondary Schools’ Track and Field Championships. To gain selection these athletes all placed in the top three in their events.

The overall standard of performance by our athletes was once again high, but some performances in particular must be mentioned. Ryan Ballantyne was again in record-breaking form, but this time it was not the shot put; he broke the Waikato Bay of Plenty Secondary Schools junior boys’ 300m record instead! He also won the shot put and discus in this age group for good measure!

Not to be out done by his younger team mate, James Hunt showed that over the shorter distances in particular he is in good form. He had victories in the senior boys’ 110m hurdles, in a time one hundredth of a second outside the record, the 100m and open boys’ 300m hurdles. These performances show he is tracking well for the National Club Championships next week.

Other individual athletes to win titles during the weekend were Jackson Morgan, Meg Skilton, Conor Crowe, Joel Taylor and Emma Walker.

The above athletes, as already mentioned qualified to represent the Waikato Bay of Plenty Secondary Schools at the North Island Secondary Schools’ Track and Field Championships, as did the following place-getters: Sean Henley- Smith, Tom Smith, Georgia Burke, Adam Ballantyne and William Te Tomo.

Athletics New Zealand National Track and Field Championships

Over Friday, Saturday and Sunday five students from St Paul’s competed for Waikato Bay of Plenty at Athletics New Zealand’s National Track and Field Championships held in Auckland. This meeting is the pinnacle of the domestic season. It included five members of New Zealand’s London Olympic team, one of which happened to be Valerie Adams the Olympic Shot Put Champion.

Our athletes performed superbly with all finishing in the top 6 in their respective events. Tom Smith probably provided the biggest highlight of the weekend with his win in the men’s under 18 400m. His desperate lunge at the finish line saw him holding on to first place in his race in the exact same time as the second place getter. He then followed this up with a silver medal, as a member of the Waikato Bay of Plenty men’s under 18 4 x 100m relay team.

James Hunt also had a medal winning competition with a victory in the men’s under 20 400m hurdles, bronze in the 110m hurdles and bronze also in the 4 x 400m relay.

Sean Henley-Smith showed what dedication to training can achieve as he placed 6th in the men’s under 20 200m final in his first final at this level and he was also rewarded with a bronze medal in the 4 x 400m relay. Jordan Sanders was also competing at this level for the first time in the men’s under 20 high jump and he performed extremely well to place 6th in a personal best of 1.81m.

Emma Walker although not winning a medal had a busy weekend setting personal bests. She placed 5th in the women’s under 18 100m hurdles, 5th in the pole vault in this age group and also 4th in the women’s under 20 pole vault.

It should be noted that Jonty Rae, Bennet Rogers, Scott Hilliar and Katelyn Matthews, who were members of the St Paul’s athletics teams last year, also won medals at this meeting. Cameron French an Old Boy from 3 years ago also medalled and in the process moved into the top 10 “all time in NZ” for the 400m hurdles.

North Island Secondary Schools’ Track and Field Championships

The North Island Secondary Schools’ Track and Field Championships is a representative event and is the final athletics meeting of the season. Six of our athletes took the opportunity to represent the Waikato Bay of Plenty in Masterton at this event.

This competition was once again a successful one for our athletes with Ryan Ballantyne and Conor Crowe both winning individual titles and Tom Smith, two relay titles. Ryan won the junior boys’ 300m in an exciting race and also placed second in the discus and shot put. His performance in the shot put was hampered by injury, but to still come second when in pain was a tremendous effort.

Conor, in winning the senior boys’ triple jump, also broke the school record for this event with his best jump of 13.47m. Tom Smith ran two superb legs in the 4 x 100m and 4 x 400m relays for the Waikato Bay of Plenty senior boys’ teams and also placed 3rd in the 100m and 200m in this age group.

Meg Skilton, although unwell, jumped fantastically well in the intermediate girls’ triple jump to place 2nd and Emma Walker also hurdled well to place 3rd in the intermediate girls’ 80m hurdles. Jackson Morgan competed in the intermediate boys’ discus and shot put with his best performance being a 9th placing in the shot put.

The athletes are to be commended on their efforts as Saturday’s competition was made even more difficult with technology problems for the event organisers. This meant some of our team were competing two hours after their scheduled event time, and often only after having been given minimal warning that their event was soon to be run.

This was a challenging but highly successful way to finish off a season where national titles were won and school records were broken.

The Power of Sport

Joel Taylor, Thomas Gordon, Sean Henley-Smith Conor Crowe

Girls’ - Division 2

This year the girls’ team comprised six players. Consequently, the team had a level of depth and reliability which we have not seen for a while, and which proved beneficial. Navroz Gill and Natasha Sue played number 1 and 2 respectively for singles, and as the only players from last year, provided the necessary experience at game time. They also combined into a formidable doubles pairing, winning most of their games. Co-captaining the side, these two girls ensured that the remaining players were rotated effectively for inter-school matches.

Sharleen Lu, Kay Hongsakul, Harini Meiyappan and Nisma Hasanain all represented St Paul’s for the first time and quickly settled into the team. Of these four players, Sharleen and Kay were predominantly used in team play, with Harini and Nisma taking up support roles. The girls managed to win all but a couple of their games this season. This is a significant improvement on last year and a fantastic effort from a group of committed players!

Boys’ - Division 2

Chanon Sutharoj was clearly the strongest player for St Paul’s, winning the majority of his games as the number 1 singles player. A deceptively quick and skilful player, he was a tremendous asset to the team. When paired with Pat Srisa-An in doubles, they formed a formidable partnership that not many opposing teams could counter.

Pat Srisa-An, Leon Chiew, Poon Pattanakulchai, Touch Hemmondharop and Tle Temboonsak made up the remaining players. They were rotated in singles and doubles matches week by week. The team found itself in a highly competitive division and managed to secure only three inter-school wins over the course of the season. Despite this, the boys never waned in their efforts and always played enthusiastically. Team captain, Pat Srisa-An, led by example and provided sound leadership for the boys.

Badminton Basketball

Premier Basketball

2013 b egan with the arrival of two new players to our squad and the returning of the old guard from last year. We had lost a couple of strong senior players at the end of 2012 and were buoyed by the arrival of Brandon Watkins from Hauraki Plains College and Toby Skilton from Te Aroha College.

We were also alerted early on in the piece that Blake Agnew would be taking up the opportunity to go to Utah to follow his dream of attending high school there in the hope of attracting a Div 1 scholarship. This was a wonderful opportunity for Blake to pursue his dream. Blake has given so much to the team over the last few years and the boys wished him well and knew that his boots would be incredibly hard to fill at the point guard spot.

Blake’s father Steve would be spending a large portion of the season with Blake and moved from coach to assistant coach for the season. With our course set, we set about developing a structure that would best fit our mix of players.

Badminton Girls

Back Row: Sharleen Lu, Navroz Gill, Natasha Sue

Front Row: Nisma Hasanain, Kay Hongsakul,

Badminton Boys

Conor Crowe was appointed captain and he held the boys accountable in practice and in games. He led from the front and looked to inspire by performance as well as well-chosen words of encouragement. This, coupled with the acquisition of swing man Brandon, forward Toby, as well as the ever-improved Tom Schicker at centre to provide the core of the starting line-up. The last spot on the starting roster fluctuated during the year from Simroop Singh-Thandi to Daniel Ruri and finally William Te Tomo. All could offer different strengths and, dependent on the opposition and the night, they would rotate.

The team played in the Waikato Premier Competition (top 8 grades) as they easily progressed through the grading rounds. As the season progressed, we had some tough fought battles with St John’s who were our nemesis, beating them in our first encounter but unable to conjure up another win through our other four matches throughout the season. The only other team we did not manage a win against was HBHS who we only faced once, and lost a tough fought battle. Fairfield, Te Aroha and Cambridge all played hard and for the most part we were successful in the local competition. We ended up playing off for 3rd and 4th as we lost to St John’s in the semi-final

Mrs T Hastie Back Row: Chanon Sutharoj, Poonnasint Pattanakulchai, Touch Hemmondharop, Ms R Don Front Row: Pitt Srisa-An, Pat Srisa-An, Leon Chiew

and ended up 3rd. The boys, though disappointed to miss the final, can hold their heads up high and the result is the second best result in the local competition that St Paul’s has achieved. The boys returning next year will hope to better this.

The real focus for this year was getting to Nationals and the boys set about their goal on tournament week.

NZ Secondary Schools’ AA Regional Tournament in Taupo

The AA basketball tournament was played in Taupo from the Wednesday to Saturday of tournament week. Teams from South Auckland to Gisborne competed to earn a top 6 placing and secure a spot at Nationals.

Day 1

The boys were hopeful and raring to go, and on Day 1 we played a tough first up game against our closest neighbours Fairfield College. It was a physical and bruising affair and they pressured us all game. However, with sound passing, and ably led on the break by Conor and Brandon, we nullified their pressure and managed to break their press with ease. Conor Crowe had a nasty collision attempting a layup and badly sprained his hand which was not a good omen for the tournament.

We came out eventual winners by 20 as Fairfield lost composure and had two players ejected from the stadium for disrespecting the referees.

The next game we played without Conor. The entire squad played and we beat Gisborne by 40. It was a chance for the entire squad to play and the likes of Bradley Morton, Jiann Huang and Blake Phillips played freely. Bradley ran the lanes very well and, when needed, brought the ball up the floor well.

Day 2

We had a tough matchup against St Kentigern College who had two big inside players at 6 foot 10 and 6 foot 8. We started superbly and played team basketball. They were rattled by our man-to-man defence and we led at the half by 6. Tom Schicker and Toby Skilton played superb defence against their bigs and nullified their inside game. Conor Crowe played with pace and knocked down some timely jumpers whilst Brandon used his athleticism to attack the hoop.

The 3rd quarter was our nemesis with the hoop seemingly having glad wrap on it and we scored only 1 point. They switched to a box-and-one which essentially nullified Conor as he was marked exceedingly closely. This was to prove costly and, despite our valiant efforts, we went down by 7 in a game we could have won. The boys left everything out on the floor and in hindsight will look back and say that this was our chance to get to the national tournament as it would have meant an easier crossover.

Day 3

The crossover now would be tough against St John’s and we were no match for them. They played with an intensity and fluency that we did not have on the day. The wind was out of our sails and early on in the game we played the majority of the bench to conserve energy for our starters for the all-important game against HBHS.

We had one more chance to qualify, against Hamilton Boys’. The boys left everything on the floor. We led for long periods of the game but ultimately came up short, 60-53. William Te Tomo and the rest of the boys played with heart and can feel justifiably proud of the efforts against the bigger juggernauts.

The final game was a playoff for 7th and 8th, in which we beat Macleans College 72-67 to arrive one spot out of contention for Nationals and a very creditable 7th.

The entire group were a pleasure to take away and, though disappointed that they missed out on Nationals, they can hold their heads high.

The year has been an end of an era for the involvement of Steve Agnew with the St Paul’s Basketball team. He has an immense amount of knowledge and imparts it in a manner which the boys really appreciate. His five year involvement with coaching at St Paul’s was immensely beneficial for all involved and the school was extremely fortunate to have his services. He gave up an immense amount of personal time and would open the gym for all those keen on Sunday afternoons as well. We wish him all the very best for his future coaching endeavours and we will follow Blake’s progress with interest also.

For the senior boys departing the gates, thank you for all the leadership, effort and toil that you exerted this year. You will look back in years to come fondly of the camaraderie that you shared. We wish Conor, Brandon, Tom, Toby, Simroop and Brad all the very best. For those returning, 2014 is just around the corner. Get in the gym and look to go a step further next year.

Remember the mantra:

For want of a nail the shoe was lost. For want of a shoe the horse was lost. For want of a horse the rider was lost. For want of a rider the battle was lost. For want of a battle the kingdom was lost. And all for the want of a horseshoe nail. Pay attention to detail and give your all.

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Basketball Premier Back Row: Tom Schicker 2nd Row: Toby Skilton, Simroop Singh-Thandi, Bradley Morton, Daniel Ruri, Mr Jeremy Coley (Coach) Front Row: Blake Phillips, William Te Tomo, Conor Crowe, (Captain), Jiann Huang, Brandon Watkins Absent: Mr Steve Agnew (Assistant Coach), Francois Eksteen Conor Crowe Francois Eksteen Brandon Watkins Tom Schicker Daniel Ruri

Senior Basketball

Senior Basketball proved to be a very popular choice at St Paul’s in 2013 with over 60 boys opting for the sport. This allowed us to enter three teams into the Waikato Secondary School A Grade boys’ competition. The tournament drew a limited number of schools, with St John’s being the only other school to enter teams, bringing the total pool to six teams. This limited number of schools however did not reduce the competitiveness of the league.

Over the course of the season, teams had the opportunity to play each other multiple times. This gave the boys the opportunity to really get to know some of the opposition teams.

The highlight for the season was the final match between our Senior team and the St John’s Colts. This battle for the top spot was played at St John’s College, giving them home court advantage. St Paul’s took an early lead, which they held onto valiantly until the dying minutes of the game, when St John’s made a late surge, bringing the score level with just over a minute to go. The atmosphere in the room was electric as St Paul’s scored and then fought to reclaim the ball and hold St John’s out until the final whistle went. The vigorously contested nature of the game was indicative of the entire season for St Paul’s and all of the teams can be pleased with the effort they put in. The season finished well with St Paul’s finishing in first, third and fifth in the league.

This year also saw the arrival of external coach Adrian Yamunanathan, who took over the training and management of the Senior Black team. His input through the season has been invaluable and the boys have developed respect for his no-nonsense approach to the game. Adrian is hoping to continue his association with St Paul’s Basketball for some time to come.

Junior Basketball

The St Paul’s junior basketball programme enjoyed another strong year in the A-grade of the Waikato Junior Basketball competition.

St Paul’s entered two junior teams for the first half of the competition, with one team comprising mainly of Year 10 players and the other of Year 9 players. The Year 10 team proved to be very strong and used their significant size advantage to good effect as they dominated the opposing teams in the paint at both ends of the floor. This side completed the first round of competition in first place with just a single loss. The Year 9 team, with many players playing basketball for the first time, developed significantly throughout the first rounds of play as skills and teamwork began to develop.

With the vast majority of the Year 10 team having left for Tihoi, the two St Paul’s teams merged for the second rounds of play. This team proved to have an excellent mix of experience and enthusiasm as the less-experienced players were able to play alongside players that had an extensive basketball background. The squad of ten players worked together very well and the team quickly developed into one to be reckoned with in the competition.

Despite the inexperience, particularly on defence, the team managed to win a series of tightly-fought contests as they booked themselves a place in the semi-finals against one of the St John’s College teams. The team proceeded to put together one of their best displays of the season to win through to the grand final against the top St John’s team in the competition. Unfortunately, the team never recovered from a poor opening half of the game defensively, as the experienced opposition picked apart the poor positional play of St Paul’s to score many uncontested baskets. However, showing the sort of spirit that had served them well over the course of the season, the team responded well in the second half to make it a close game late in the final quarter. In the end, St Paul’s fell just eight points short of the title, and although they rued the defensive lapses of the first half, they felt justifiably proud of their achievements. A big thank-you also goes to the parents who were always present in great numbers on game night to support their boys in what was ultimately a very successful season.

Well done to all of the boys who made for such an excellent season of junior basketball. Hopefully many of them will continue with the sport and I look forward to seeing them back again next year for another season.

Basketball Junior Gold Back Row: Connor Steer, Hamish Tapp, Logan Jarvis, Dr Jason McGrath Front Row: Lachlan Dent, Tom Watson, Carter Elkington, Jamie Carlson, Alex Caunter Junior Team


Chess is being played by more students than ever before as Mr Judkins is in his classroom at lunchtimes on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday for fun chess. The four player chessboard has become so popular that another one has been purchased. Every Thursday from 3:45 to 5:00 is proper chess coaching for the more serious players.

Students have had the opportunity to play in ten chess events this year including the prestigious NZCF North Island Rapid. Two Year 9 students did exceptionally well in this tournament with Darius Hasan-Stein and William Morrow placing first equal in the Under 1000 Division. The top player in the school throughout the year was Year 11 Daniel Davis with Year 10 Craig Scott a close second. They both attended Hamilton Chess Club along with Darius on Tuesday evenings from 7 to 9:30 pm. The most improved player was Year 12 Daniel Zhuang who was a regular at the after school Thursday training sessions.

The best girl player was Year 12 Hannah Lockwood-Geck who won all her games during House Chess including defeating last year’s champion Holly Ho. School House defeated defending champion Fitchett in the House Chess competition.

Mr Judkins presented a 70 minute workshop called “Chess in the, classroom” at the biannual NZ Association of Mathematics Teachers’ conference. This was his sixth NZAMT conference workshop promoting chess as a fantastic motivational and learning tool. He has successfully incorporated chess in the Year 9 Mathematics syllabus for the two lower band classes as it fits in well with the New Curriculum.

Term one was very busy with five chess events and Craig Scott played in the first NZCF tournament of the year: BOP Rapid. The annual Open Day Chess Simul on March 2 was the fourteenth year one of NZ top players Alexei Kulashko has gone undefeated. He played twelve of our students and ten from Southwell. Our players were: Darius Hasan-Stein, Benjamin and Daniel Wheeler; Mikey Cadman, Luke Halliwell and Craig Scott; Anthony ChilcottParker, Daniel Davis, Michael Torrance and Junting Wei; Daniel Yang and Daniel Zhuang. On March 10 was the NZCF Latvian Rapid in Auckland where Daniel Davis placed fourth in the C-Grade and Craig Scott second in the D-Grade. On April 7 the two above and Darius played the HCC Rookie Shield with Daniel Davis placing first equal. The Waikato School Pupils’ Tournament was held here on April 14 with Daniel Davis, Craig Scott, Darius Hasan-Stein, Daniel Wheeler, Luke Halliwell, Mikey Cadman and Jordan Wise playing. Term two had two events with the Tauranga sports exchange on June 19 where our six players won convincingly 15 out of 24 games. Players in board order were Daniel Davis, Craig Scott, Daniel Zhuang, Michael Torrance, Anthony Chilcott-Parker and Darius Hasan-Stein. On June 23 four played in the NZCF North Island Rapid with Darius Hasan-Stein and William Morrow placing first equal in their division. Daniel Davis and Mikey Cadman also played. During the holidays here on July 27 – 28 was the NZCF Waikato Open where games could go as long as four hours with Daniel Davis and Darius HasanStein playing.

The highlight of the year was when we placed first equal in the Waikato Interschool at Southwell on August 11. Twenty-five teams of four players from primary, intermediate and secondary schools were competing for a place at the National tournament at Mt Maunganui College in the September holidays. Our second team of Darius Hasan-Stein, Benjamin Wheeler, Daniel Wheeler and William Morrow did well, placing fifth. After the end of the six rounds our first team of Daniel Davis, Joseph Chen, Craig Scott and Daniel Zhuang were tied with Hamilton Boys’ High School. A play-off round was needed and at the end both teams won two


Back Row: Michael Torrance, Benjamin Wheeler, Non Seehamart, Daniel Wheeler, Junting Wei

2nd Row: Callum Herbert, Heath Campbell, Tamati Thomson, Darius Hasan-Stein, Jordan Wise, Mr Judkins

Front Row: Will Morrow, Daniel Zhuang, Daniel Davis, Joseph Chen, Anthony Chilcott-Parker

Absent: Craig Scott

games each! Another round was played and HBHS just managed to win 3 games to 1 and the right to go on to Nationals.

House Chess competition was on September 14 with seven rounds played. The placings were: Seventh: Sargood, Sixth: Hamilton, Fifth: Hall, Third equal were Clark and Williams and second Fitchett . School was first with Daniel Davis, Joseph Chen, Christopher Whiteley, William Morrow and Sharleen Lu playing on the winning team.

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1st XI Cricket

Coach: Mr Mark Bailey

The start of 2013 saw the appointment of former long time Northern Districts Knights player and Black Cap Mr Mark Bailey to the position of 1st XI coach to replace Mr Littlejohn and assist Mr Chris Luman. With the subsequent announcement of Mr Luman’s securing of the headmastership at Maritzburg College in South Africa, Mr Littlejohn stepped back up to assist the team as manager when Mr Luman left in late February. The team was well led on the field by Scott Finlayson, ably assisted by Chris Swanson who encouraged the bowlers from his position at mid off.

Term one turned out to be one of the most successful for many years and saw the 1st XI play 15 matches for 13 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw. The term started with a tour of the lower North Island in mid January. The welcome was warm in Masterton, where the team enjoyed a 20/20 win and then an outright win over two days against Rathkeale. Dillon Kelliher batted well in these two matches with 46 and 50 not out, but the highlight was Kippa Fawcett’s maiden hundred for the 1st XI with 129 not out. The team then had the best of a draw against Wanganui Collegiate in a two day match, leading on the first innings and running out of time as we rapidly closed on outright victory. Scott Finlayson with 40 and 30 not out and Kelliher again with 55 not out rounded out a successful tour. The wickets over the tour were shared amongst the bowlers, with all getting a good work out. Newcomer Simon Morbey topped the wicket taking count with 10 while Guy Wilkins finally had luck run his way taking 9, while Finlayson and Tom Harsant both took 6.

In Saturday fixtures, St Paul’s were unbeaten all season, with their only real opposition coming from old rivals St Peter’s. Excellent batting in these fixtures came from Alastair Blackett with 67 not out v Boys High Development and 95 v Matamata, Chris Swanson 128 not out v Matamata and Kippa Fawcett 52 not out and Scott Finlayson 73 not out both against Cambridge. Superb bowling came from the ultra-consistent Guy Wilkins with 5 for 11 v Boys’ High, newcomer Bede Higgins 5 for 20 v Matamata while new ball leader Josh Malpas was ever reliable with 4 for 21 v St John’s and 4 for 24 v St Peter’s in the final. The final looked to be sewn up when St Paul’s shot St Peter’s out for only 83 on a decent looking wicket, only for St Paul’s to be struggling at 2 for 6, then 4 for 21. However steady hands from Alastair Blackett with 23, Jacob Robb 16 and Sam Holmes 14 not out, got St Paul’s home to win both the Division 1 title and the Dave Hoskin Challenge Trophy by 4 wickets. In traditional fixtures St Paul’s scored a rare win by 61 runs over the Old Collegians with Chris Swanson making 54 and Alastair Blackett 57. Against Lindisfarne, St Paul’s squandered a strong position batting first at 158 for 3 to be all out for 169, with only Swanson 82 providing resistance. Simon Morbey then turned on an amazing display, swinging the ball both ways to take 6 for 32 from 19 overs as Lindisfarne made 133. Scott Finlayson with 148 not out and Swanson with 100 not out then demolished the bowling to power St Paul’s to 268 for 2, setting Lindisfarne 304 to win in 94 overs. The Lindisfarne second innings ebbed and flowed until they finally gave up the chase needing to bat out the final 6 overs to draw and retain the coveted Duff Trophy. After two overs safely negotiated, it was looking like a draw until a flighted Bede Higgins delivery drew a tentative prod from a Lindisfarne tailender only for Jacob Robb to snap up the catch in his left hand at point blank range. Higgins bowled superbly to take 5 for 52 from 26 long overs on a hot afternoon as Lindisfarne finished on 261, meaning St Paul’s lifted the Duff Trophy for the first time.

Cricket 1st XI

Back Row: Mr Garth Littlejohn (Assistant Coach), Joshua Malpas, Simon Morbey, Scott Finlayson (Captain), Guy Wilkins, Devon Nolan, Mr Mark Bailey (Coach)

2nd Row: Joel Kosoof, Dillon Kelliher, Jacob Robb, Bede Higgens

Front Row: Tom Harsant, Christopher Fawcett, Chris Swanson (Vice Captain), Alastair Blackett, James Holmes

Absent: Mr Chris Luman (Manager)

More history was made against Kings when Scott Finlayson with 157 and Kippa Fawcett 115 not out flayed the King’s bowlers to all parts as they took the team from 34 for 1 to 299 for 2. Finlayson was only dismissed off the last ball of the innings as this pair smashed the school record for the second wicket putting on 265. Two run outs and excellent bowling again from Bede Higgens with 3 for 26 and two late wickets to Tom Harsant saw King’s shot out for 136. St Paul’s scored a massive 163 run victory, their first over King’s since 2004. Heavy rain meant our first Gillette Cup fixture was switched to artificial. St Paul’s batted steadily to post 206 for 5 with Chris Swanson again leading the way with 69 not out, ably assisted by Kippa Fawcett 33 and Jacob Robb 38. St Paul’s bowled and fielded superbly lead by Guy Wilkins with 4 for 26, Bede Higgens 3 for 39 and Scott Finlayson who took the big wicket of NZ under 19 captain Tim Seifert, brilliantly caught by keeper Joel Kosoof as St Peter’s were bowled out for 194. The following day St Paul’s lost the toss against Whangarei Boys’ High and was asked to bat first on a wicket still damp from rain. The St Paul’s innings never really got out of second gear as they were made to struggle against an accurate Whangarei attack. Swanson fought his way to 26 while Jacob Robb made 22 and Josh Malpas 18 as St Paul’s were bowled out for 103. The new ball attack of Malpas with 2 for 13 and Wilkins 1 for 21 made life difficult for Whangarei who were 16 for 3 and then 81 for 7 in reply. Bede Higgens kept up the pressure with 2 for 13 from 7 overs, but ultimately Whangarei scrambled home 7 down to prevent St Paul’s progressing in the 2013 Gillette Cup and delivering the team their only defeat in term one.

Despite stumbling at the last hurdle, the 1st XI can look back with pride on what was an outstanding term of cricket. There were some historic victories and incredible individual achievements, but above all the team enjoyed their cricket and each other’s company. The contributions of all the boys in the squad added up to some amazing results on the park.

Special mention must go to curator Ian Boyle who has worked long hours to provide the boys with outstanding wickets and outfields, as good as any at secondary school level in New Zealand. Also many thanks to Hugh Barton, who provided so many of the cricketers at St Paul’s at all levels with superb small-group coaching.

Finally to our new coach Mark Bailey, we thank you for the hours of energy, thought and wisdom you put into the team and look forward to your involvement for many years to come.

Mr Garth Littlejohn

1st XI Manager and MIC Cricket

1st XI Awards for 2013

Bowling Award – Josh Malpas

Batting Award – Scott Finlayson

Tim Smithells Cup for Fielder of the Season – Joel Kosoof

Loyalty Award – Guy Wilkins

Contribution to 1st XI Cricket – Scott Finlayson

Littlejohn/Johl Cup for the Most Improved Player –

Bede Higgens and Simon Morbey

Honours Board Performances

Simon Morbey 6 for 32 v Lindisfarne College

Kippa Fawcett 129 not out v Rathkeale

Scott Finlayson 148 not out v Lindisfarne College

Chris Swanson 100 not out v Lindisfarne College

Chris Swanson 128 not out v Matamata College

Scott Finlayson 157 v Kings College

Kippa Fawcett 115 not out v Kings College

Record Partnerships

Scott Finlayson (148 not out) & Chris Swanson (100 not out) 249 for the 3rd wicket against Lindisfarne College.

Chris Swanson (128 not out) & Alastair Blackett (95) 212 for the 4th wicket against Matamata College.

Scott Finlayson (157) & Kippa Fawcett (115 not out) 265 for the 2nd wicket against Kings College.

Congratulations to our Representative Players

Northern Districts U16 (2012/13)

Chris Swanson

Secondary Schools


• Scott Finlayson

• Chris Swanson

• Simon Morbey

Waikato Valley South

Joshua Malpas

Junior Secondary Schools (2013 Squads)

BOP Lakelands

• Alastair Blackett

• Thomas Yarrall

Team Notes

Waikato Valley

• Bede Higgins

• Reuben Andrews

• Jackson Morgan

• Matthew Fisher

Note: Aggregates for wickets and runs given below are for the summer season of 2012/13 and not the calendar year of 2013.

Scott Finlayson

Scott had an incredible season scoring 1108 runs at 48.17. This was only the seventh time in school history a player has scored over 1000 runs for the season. The 148 not out v Lindisfarne and 157 v King’s College were surely as good as any innings ever seen on the 1st XI oval. Scott’s captaincy developed hugely over the term and he had the respect of his players throughout. His medium pace swing bowling with 29 wickets at 16.85, continued to be accurate and his “golden arm” brought many wickets at the right time for the team. Scott has the ability to develop into a truly outstanding all rounder in the future.

Chris Swanson (Vice Captain)

In basically only one term’s batting Chris amassed 767 runs at 69.73. His break through 100 not out against Lindisfarne after being dismissed for 82 in the first innings was a big moment for him, which he followed up with 128 not out against Matamata. His bowling was sparingly used to allow him to focus on his primary role of run scoring, but will no doubt be increasingly utilised in coming years. Chris continues to impress with his amazing commitment and work ethic at training, the strong mental side of his game and humble nature.

Kippa Fawcett

In term one, Kippa delivered on the immense promise all involved with the 1st XI know he possesses in scoring 729 runs at 31.17. His maiden hundred of 129 not out v Rathkeale laid the platform for term one and he followed it with a classy 115 not out v King’s. Both innings played huge roles in memorable victories and Kippa was noted for his immense powers of concentration. The team will be looking to him to step up as a senior player and for leadership in the coming season.

Josh Malpas

Josh continued his role as the seam bowling spear head in taking 42 wickets at 15.88. A gifted athlete, Josh was clearly the top pace bowler in division 1 of the secondary school competition. Some further work in strength and conditioning to help Josh come back just as strong in later spells, could see him become a very exciting representative cricketer. We have not seen the best of Josh as a batsman but he does have significant talent. His speed across the ground and bullet-like throw saw several batsmen run out at crucial times this season. Josh will be a big loss at the end of 2013.

Jacob Robb

Jacob continued to be one of the very best fielders in our side, owning the backward point region. With extreme speed and a strong throw, he terrorised many batsmen who took him on for short singles. Jacob made many scores in the twenties and thirties in scoring 253 runs at 15.81 in the middle order. He supported many of our top order players in fashioning useful partnerships and being an excellent runner between the wickets. This was epitomised in the scores of 38 and 22 he made in the Gillette Cup games and the crucial 16 in a low scoring division 1 final. No one worked harder at training than Jacob.

Guy Wilkins

Guy had an incredible season of two halves when he bowled well but without luck before Christmas to only take 4 wickets, but then took 31 after, to finish with 36 wickets at 15.25! Guy turned up to bowl at virtually every training session available and became almost metronomic in his accuracy and consistency. He proved the perfect foil for opening partner Malpas. Guy’s confidence in the field also developed immensely and his speed, strength and accuracy of throw improved immeasurably. Guy’s commitment to the cause was rewarded by being given the “loyalty” award at the end of season awards.

Joel answered an emergency call to wicket keep for the 1st XI in 2012/13 after only picking up the gloves at the start of 2012 for the 2nd XI. The standard to which he kept wicket was rightly reflected in his peers voting him fielder of the season. Being fit, Joel lasted superbly through the hot summer, being neat and tidy and picking up plenty of stumpings and catches in support of his bowlers. Joel became more and more vocal behind the stumps as his confidence increased, which was much appreciated by his bowlers. Joel also chimed in with several vital lower order knocks.

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Tom Harsant

Tom continued to develop as a leg spinner, one of the toughest arts in cricket. He made a good start on the lower NI tour and finished the season taking 10 wickets at 28.7. Further hard work should see him emerge as a very useful spin bowler. Tom has a safe pair of hands close to the wicket and is a handy batsman. Tom should play a key role next season.

Dillon Kelliher

Dillon made a very promising start to the season batting very well on the lower NI tour, finishing the season with 344 runs at 21.50. Possessing a very good technique and capable of hitting the ball very hard, Dillon will be a key batsman next season. Dillon was the backup keeper to Joel Kosoof and performed well when called upon. With his speed and good hands Dillon was also one of our top fielders. Dillon also has an excellent work ethic and works very hard on his game.

Alastair Blackett

Alastair had made a very promising start to his 1st XI career as a Year 9 in term four 2012 and he continued on into term one. He figured in a record breaking partnership of 212 against Matamata with Chris Swanson, before being dismissed for 95. In scoring 453 runs at 30.20, Alastair showed himself to be an exciting prospect for the future with his impressive technique and powers of concentration. Alastair also has much promise as a pace bowler and will no doubt figure strongly at the bowling crease in coming years.

Simon Morbey

Simon burst onto the 1st XI scene with an excellent lower NI tour and a stunning 6 for 32 against Lindisfarne, finishing with 27 wickets at 13.70. A strongly built new ball bowler with an economical action and the ability to swing it both ways, Simon looks set to be the seam bowling spear head for many years. Simon’s batting also looks set to play much more of a role in the coming season. Simon was a joint winner of our most improved player for rookie first XI players.

Bede Higgins

Promoted into the 1st XI just in time for the big Lindisfarne exchange, Bede bowled superbly to take 29 wickets at 12.74 for the season. His 5 for 52 against Lindisfarne was pivotal in winning that match and he again showed his class with 5 for 20 against Matamata. Bede’s control of length and line, flight and sharp turn were quite remarkable for a Year 10 boy and he was also rewarded as a joint winner of our most improved player award. Bede will be a key member of the 1st XI for years to come.

Also Played

2nd XI stalwart Peter Winkelmann deserved his chance to go on the lower NI tour and opened the batting in most of the games on that tour. Cam Wratt also went on that tour, bowled well and looks to be a player to watch in 2014. Sam Holmes played the last few games of the season when he forced his way into the team with several big scores for the 2nd XI and some consistent medium pace bowling. Devon Nolan unfortunately suffered a serious back injury just before the lower NI tour, was forced to pull out and didn’t play at all in term one. He is now back training with the team and we look forward to his return in term four 2013.

Cricket 2nd XI

Back Row: Kieran Hitchcock, Cameron Wratt, Alex Fullerton

2nd Row: Mr Ian Boyle, Ryan Nicholson, Bradley Morton, Mr Jason McGrath

Front Row: Simranjit Singh, Aditya Sakalkale, James Holmes (Captain), Peter Winkelmann (Vice Captain), Andrew Finlayson

2nd XI Cricket

As defending champions of Division 2 of the Waikato Secondary Schools’ Cricket Competition, the St Paul’s Collegiate 2nd XI began the season under pressure to build on the success of last year’s team.

The team was made up of a mixture of experienced players returning from last year’s championship team and some talented youth coming through from the Colts programme. Sam Holmes made a welcome return to cricket to captain the side with Peter Winkelmann assuming the role of vice-captain. The coaching staff of Ian Boyle and Jason McGrath were immediately impressed with the commitment the side had to training and more often than not throughout the entire season had every squad member at practice. Being reminded consistently that they were charged with the task of defending a title and carrying on the recent dominance of St Paul’s in this division; the players trained hard and developed a steely determination very early on in the season.

The first game of the season was a replay of the previous year’s final against Te Aroha 1st XI. Batting first, St Paul’s only managed a score just over 200, which looked about 50-runs short of what was required on an artificial surface with a fast outfield. The bowling and fielding performance however, was a portent of things to come from the team throughout the season. Against the odds, and through sheer commitment, they managed to defend the total and start the season off in fine style. As it transpired, this was as close as the side came to losing in the competition for the rest of the season.

Peter Winkelmann and Kieran Hitchcock opened the batting throughout the season and spearheaded a very powerful batting line-up that was full of runs all season. Both players were secure in defence and played their shots to add momentum to every innings. Both averaged over 20, with Winkelmann scoring his maiden century late in the season. Aditya Sakalkale and Sam Holmes controlled the middle order scoring and when one did not score runs in a game, the other was sure to do so. Sakalkale topped the

Cricket Development Team

Back Row: Amrit Rai, Raj Belling, Aubrey Fish, Reuben Andrews

2nd Row: Callum Brown, Jack Davies, Rjinder Randhawa, Sebastian Ellice, Mr M Markham


batting averages with 56 and was the Division’s top aggregate run scorer, capping things with a magnificent maiden century. Holmes averaged 45 before being deservedly selected for the 1st XI after scoring a century in the traditional King’s College fixture. Cameron Wratt and wicketkeeper Brad Morton completed the hard-hitting, run-scoring machine that was the 2nd XI top six with some typically belligerent knocks that ensured some big team totals.

To complement the batting, the 2nd XI bowling attack also did a magnificent job throughout the season. Scott Spence and Wratt typically opened the attack and with 23 wickets between them over the season, seemed to always have the opposition 2 or 3 wickets down early in their innings. The star bowling of the year however, came in the form of the spin of Andrew Finlayson. He continually attacked the stumps and bowled an excellent length with just enough turn to cause problems for all batsmen who faced him. His 20 wickets at an average of under 10 earned him the top bowler honours for Division 2. Winkelmann capped off an excellent all round season capturing 14 wickets as a change bowler, while Holmes and Simran Singh bowled plenty of very tidy and threatening overs throughout the season. Dan Goodwin, Alex Fullerton and Ryan Nicholson played vital roles in all facets of the game and contributed fully to the team’s success. Nicholson leaving his best batting performance of the year until the last game with a magnificent lower order knock to help the team to a winning score.

The 2nd XI were crowned Division 2 champions for the second year running and the coaches congratulate each of the players for contributing to another season of cricketing excellence. We wish all the boys the best for their cricketing future and hope to see many back next year to defend the title.

Development XI Cricket

In 2013 St Paul’s decided to field a development team made up entirely of Year 10 and 11 players in the Waikato 2A competition. The team therefore approached the season nervously as we knew we would be playing against much older boys.

These nerves evaporated in our first game against St John’s with a comfortable seven wicket win. Chasing a modest 130, Reuben Andrews produced a typical innings scoring 58 off only 18 balls.

After this easy win it was time to take on our 2nd XI. Unfortunately, the team buckled under the pressure and played by far our worst cricket of the season losing by a comfortable margin. After this setback we had a good win against rivals Hamilton Boys’ Emerging by 50 runs with Aubrey Fish starring with a well-made 98.

After this strong performance we entered our next game against Morrinsville College 2nd XI. This would prove to be a much tougher

Cricket Girls

Back Row: Kendal Buchanan, Mr P Hampton, Libby Main

Front Row: Ngaire Osborne, Kaitlyn Thompson, Shani Fernando, Lovely Dizon, Meg Skilton

Absent: Sarah Collinson-Smith

game than it should have been. After a woeful performance in the field, apart from Seb Ellice who bowled brilliantly to finish with the very impressive figures of 6-34, we were set the modest target of 166. In reply though, we were quickly in trouble to be 110-8. Jackson Morgan and Jack Davies then combined to steer us to an unlikely two wicket win. These two boys batted with determination and maturity and should be extremely proud of their match winning partnership. This would prove to be our last competitive game of the season with easy wins against Hillcrest and Morrinsville 1st XI finishing our season, which meant we finished 2nd in the 2A championship.

Several players had very fine seasons with Reuben Andrews displaying much promise for the future. Reuben had several innings of real class. Tom Yarrall proved to be an excellent choice as captain, with strong leadership and fine all round performances throughout the season. The surprise package of the season had to be Seb Ellice, who was too much for several oppositions with his leg break bowling. At times Jackson Morgan also impressed with his pace and ever increasing control.

Thank you to all parents and supporters for making this season the success that it was. I look forward to seeing you all again this coming summer.

Girls’ 1st XI Cricket

Our team had a very new look about it this year, with only three girls returning from our successful 2012 side. While we did not perform as well as last year in terms of results, every game but one proved to be very close and our 1 win 4 loss record was probably an unfair reflection of the efforts the girls put in. Our batting was very good with Libby Main and Meg Skilton leading the way, but our bowling and fielding lacked consistency week in and week out, which cost us the close games. Captain Shani Fernando led the team well and was our best bowler. She was ably supported by Kaitlyn Thompson and Libby. The girls really enjoyed their cricket and learnt a lot from the experience. We will hopefully build on this for next season.

The Power of Sport

Row: Christopher Higgens, Dean Fullerton, Tom Yarrall, Jackson Morgan, Reed Fisher
These nerves evaporated in our first game against St John’s with a comfortable seven wicket win.
Chasing a modest 130, Reuben Andrews produced a typical innings scoring 58 off only 18 balls.

Colts A Cricket

The St Paul’s Colts cricket team began the season well with three consecutive victories in the pool stages. The highlight over this period was a brilliant and quite blistering 129 not out by Ben McColgan against Hauraki Plains.

From here the team experienced a speed bump with a loss to a very good HBHS Gold team. However, while many teams would have become despondent, the real character of the side shone through with a gritty victory over St John’s. Matthew Fisher was a standout and produced figures of 5 for 22 from 8 overs including a rare hat trick. However, the one loss meant that we finished second in our group.

In the semi-finals we came up against HBHS Bronze who had finished top of their pool. While the St Paul’s team played with courage and determination during this game, we were unable to topple their batsmen. A further loss in the playoffs for 3rd and 4th resulted in us claiming a respectable 4th spot at the conclusion of the season.

A highlight during the season was when the Colts enjoyed great success against Lindisfarne in our traditional exchange. Batting first we scored an impressive 265 with Reuben Andrews making 125 and Tom Yarrell 101. We then restricted Lindisfarne to 212. This is the first time St Paul’s has beaten Lindisfarne at this level.

The team enjoyed great success throughout the season and, while results didn’t always go our way, the team exhibited good development and learnt some valuable cricketing lessons. While all players significantly contributed on different occasions throughout the season, Ben McColgan was named best batsman, Matthew Fisher best bowler and Jamie Carlson the most improved player.

Colts B Cricket

Agood number of players turned out to the first net session in term 1. It was obvious that there was great enthusiasm and a real willingness to learn within the squad. We trained twice a week to maximise the opportunity of improving our game. It would be a challenging season in a Year 10 competition as most of our side consisted of Year 9 boys. It proved to be the case.

The boys made a strong start to the season with a 6 wicket win over a weak Hillcrest team. In the following four games the boys came up against physically bigger and stronger opposition. We batted poorly against Hamilton Boys’ High School and were all out for 70 runs. Boys’ High scored 71 in 10 overs for the loss of only one wicket. St John’s scored 190 in the next game and we fell short of the target by scoring 150 all out. Shaun Cox (38), Jeevan Singh (41) and Elliot Ware (20) batted well in this game. Our third game was against Cambridge High and large parts of the game we were in control. Our inexperience showed as we allowed them to score more runs than they should have. We were chasing the 151 for victory at a steady rate but a few run outs in the middle overs meant that we only reached 132 all out. We could easily have won this game if we applied ourselves a little better.

Our next game was against Fraser High. We did not bat well enough as a team and were all out for 127. Shaun Cox (41) again batted well and was the only batsman to reach double figures. The boys bowled with determination and it took Fraser 24 overs to reach the target.

The boys kept on training hard and they were finally rewarded for their efforts in the final game of the term against Te Aroha. We batted first and scored an impressive 207 for 6 in 30 overs. Jeevan Singh (39), Mathew Caskie (33), Fintan Cooper (20) and James Mitchell (20) batted well. We managed to restrict Te Aroha to 167 for a deserved 40 run victory. It was a pleasing finish to a challenging term for the boys.

Cricket Colts

Back Row: James Holmes, Ben O’Sullivan

2nd Row: Mitchell Bailey, Sam Densem, Matthew Fisher, Bailey Read, Mr C Lewis (Manager/Coach)

Front Row: Callum Brown, Craig Stocker, Hugh Jackson (Captain), Ben McColgan, Harry Porritt

Absent: Mr H Cooper (Coach), Jamie Carlson, Reuben Rajan

Cricket Colts B

Back Row: Robert Morbey, Shaun Campbell

2nd Row: Mathew Caskie, Lachie Finch, James Mitchell, Jeevan Singh, Mr J Philips

Front Row: Daniel Clark, Tom Watson, Shaun Cox, Elliot Ware, Fintan Cooper

Absent: Mr C Neethling, Daniel Kennedy

Cricket Year 9

Back Row: Wilson Wolfe, Invinder Singh

2nd Row: Mr P Dunn (Coach), Conner Peterson, Shane Reddy, Liam Tyndall, Brad Edwards, Mr A J Tharratt (Coach)

Front Row: Quinn Bowie, Liam Anderson, Amit Chatrath (Captain), Aaron Alderslade, Michael Turnbull

Absent: Rahul Manohan

Jeevan Singh (116 runs; ave 23.2) and Shaun Cox (94 runs; ave 18.8) scored the most runs for the season. The boys would have learnt from this experience and will be better players in the future.

Overall it was a most enjoyable season and the boys can be most pleased with their efforts.

Year 9 Cricket

Although, the results of the season on paper did not look very successful we managed to come 9th out of a possible ten teams. The Year 9 Cricket team had an enjoyable season that saw a number of players develop and mature into competent cricketers. The team was led by Amit Chatrath who showed great leadership and proved to be an astute tactician. Shane Reddy, Conner Peterson, Quinn Bowie and Brad Edwards were typical all-rounders,

good with the bat and ball and in the field. Liam Anderson and Wilson Wolfe were our specialist bowlers. Liam Tyndall, Aaron Alderslade, Michael Turnbull and Rahul Manohan were solid batsmen. Invinder Singh was the most improved player of the season. Thanks to Phil Dunn who helped coach during the week and took charge of all of the Saturday matches; also to Hugh Barton for his coaching advice and skills. Thanks to all the parents who came and supported the team on Saturdays.

Cross Country

Waikato Bay of Plenty Secondary Schools’ Cross Country Championships

St Paul’s was represented by eleven students in four races at this event held in Kihikihi on Wednesday 5th June. The standard of competition was high and the distances run were tougher than our School Cross Country, with the senior boys racing over 6km and senior girls 4km as examples.

Top individual performance of the day went to Meg Skilton in the intermediate girls’ race where she placed 7th. Toby Way also demonstrated his liking for the longer distances by placing 8th in the senior boys’ event. Jack Davies was the best performed of our runners in the intermediate boys’ race, placing 12th and John Richardson finished as our best place getter in the junior boys’ race in 25th.

Other runners to compete on the day were:

• Carne Lincoln 62nd junior boys

• Hamish Black 15th intermediate boys

• Adam McCarthy 29th intermediate boys

• William Guest 20th senior boys

• Francois Eksteen 23rd senior boys

• Geraldine Fish 18th senior girls

• Jessica Chanwai 19th senior girls

New Secondary Schools’ Cross Country Championships

The 2013 edition of this event was held on a tough but fair course on the outskirts of Christchurch. A small team of five boys competed at this event and for many this was the first time that they had faced this level of competition.

In the Year 9 race the school was represented by John Richardson and Carne Lincoln. There were 177 boys running in this race and it was quite a sight watching the start as the competitors jockeyed for a good position heading into the narrow part of the course. Both boys performed to the best of their ability with John the best placed of the two, finishing in 82nd place. John and Carne found the race very demanding but they also gained an appreciation of how tough the competition is at this level and I am sure they will have gained a lot from this experience.

The next race our boys were involved in was the junior boys’ and we were represented by Jack Davies and Connor Egan. Jack made a strong start, knowing full well he needed to be near the front before the course narrowed. This was because with a field of 246 competing, being caught in the bottle neck on the course could seriously impact on a runner’s final result. Jack avoided this problem through his strong start but this effort took its toll on him in the final kilometre where he slipped 25 places to finish 60th. Connor ran more conservatively, as he had been hampered by a hip injury in the lead up to this event, but even though running with discomfort, he still performed creditably to finish in the top half of the field in 77th place.

Hamish Black was our last athlete to compete and he raced in the senior boys’ event over 6 km, a distance which is basically twice that of what our senior boys run at the school cross country. Hamish found the 3 laps tough but he hung in to finish 108th in a field of 248 runners. This is an encouraging result as Hamish has two more years in this age group and I would expect significant improvement in the coming years.

The boys were a great group to take away and it was a worthwhile experience for them to also see first-hand the impact and devastation caused by the Canterbury earthquakes. They also had the added bonus of meeting All Blacks Ben Smith, Beauden Barrett and Andrew Hore while they were doing promotional work for the test match against the French; to make this trip away a well-rounded experience for them.

I would also like to thank Mr Davies for his help on this trip and especially for his “catering expertise” in preparing the evening meals.

The Power of Sport

Cross Country Back Row: Jack Davies, Francois Eksteen, Toby Way, Adam McCarthy, Mr M Holmes (Coach) Front Row: Shay Dickson, Jessica Chanwai, Carne Lincoln, Emma Walker, John Richardson

Cycling 2

013 h as been an exciting time for c ycling at St Paul’s. There have been a number of changes that are building towards an exciting 2014 and the future.

Stewart Morley joined as coach, bringing his racing experience in the United Kingdom as well as time spent coaching at the national level at both road cycling and track cycling in New Zealand. Interest in cycling has started to grow as the sport continues to burgeon in the region, particularly with the Avantidrome due to be completed in February of next year. This will launch track cycling into the forefront of people’s minds and provide a rare opportunity for our riders to experience a new discipline, having a world class velodrome a short drive away from the school; with scheduled school training time and racing series on offer.

We have taken on predominantly new cyclists this year who have been building their experience in road cycling. This has been aided by offering “Learn to Ride” courses through Bike NZ. Throughout the year we had the services of a trainer in the morning assisting the riders to develop a strength and conditioning programme to prevent injuries and for the more experienced riders to correct imbalances, something we are looking to continue next year. With the shortage of daylight in the winter a new training session was started on windtrainers to allow the riders to get a full workout and continuity in their training even in the worst weather.

The Parents’ Association assisted to ensure all the riders were catered for with access to trainers. Next year will be a thrilling time for the sport in the school and across the country.



This year has been a year full of successes, with many team triumphs and even more individual achievements.

Andre Stokes gained two first places in the Waikato Secondary Schools’ Show Jumping. Also Andre and Jackson Bovill gained a tenth. Andre and Jackson gained top twenty places in the North Island Secondary Schools’ dressage with the other members of the equestrian team, Christa Wise and Sarah Collinson-Smith, both obtaining good scores.

Individual achievements include Jackson Bovill gaining a second in the Waikato Amateur Dressage series. North Island Secondary Schools’ show jumping was another of the major team successes with Andre winning his first class and Jackson gaining a double clear. Andre and Jackson also performed an economical jigsaw round taking a first place. We look forward to improvements and successes next year.

Standing: Logan Spaans, Callum Herbert, Henry Wills, Brittany Smith, Chester Hulme, B van Meygaarden Absent: Hugo Brown, Jordan Wise, Patt Buddhari Brit Smith Logan Spaans

Endurance Sports


Waikato/Bay of Plenty Schools’ Teams Triathlon Championships

St Paul’s had four teams each consisting of three members entered in this event which was held at Lake Karapiro in sweltering conditions on Thursday, 21st February.

In the U19 age group, the race consisted of a 750 metre swim, a 20 kilometre cycle and a 4.8 kilometre run. We were represented by James Atherton, Jonathan Ring and Toby Way in the boys’ team which placed 6th. The girls’ team, consisting of Georgia Burke, Deanna Morse and Meg Morbey, made an excellent start in the swim and continued with strong performances in the bike and run legs to finish 3rd.

In the U16 age group, competitors had a 500 metre swim, a 16 kilometre bike and a 4.2 kilometre run. Our boys’ team consisting of Hamish Black, Adam McCarthy and Jack Davies competed intensely to gain 2nd place. Our girls’ team consisting of Bethany Langton, Loren Morse and Meg Skilton competed strongly throughout the event and placed 4th.

There were 54 teams from the Waikato and Bay of Plenty competing in this event. All of our students are to be congratulated on pushing themselves to the limit to achieve the best possible result for their team.


Silver U16 Boys:

• Adam McCarthy

• Jack Davies

• Hamish Black

Bronze U19 Girls:

• Georgia Burke

• Deanna Morse

• Meg Morbey

Waikato/BOP Individual Triathlon Championships

The Waikato / Bay of Plenty Triathlon Championships took place on Tuesday, 12th March at the Karapiro Domain in hot, sunny conditions. St Paul’s had two students – Hamish Black and Adam McCarthy competing in the U16 age category. The race started well for St Paul’s with Hamish finishing the swim leg in first position and Adam close behind in second place.

During the bike leg, Adam overtook Hamish and was leading the race at the end of the bike leg. Meanwhile, Hamish had slipped back to fourth. During the run, the extremely hot conditions began to take their toll on the competitors. Unfortunately, Adam was overtaken by one competitor but continued to run strongly to finish the event in second place while Hamish also ran superbly to hold on to his fourth placing.

This year’s event was a very competitive race held in very demanding conditions. Both Adam and Hamish are to be congratulated on their tremendous effort in this race and their outstanding results.

Medal: Adam McCarthy – U14, 2nd



National Schools’ Duathlon Championships

Jack Davies and Adam McCarthy competed in the U16 Teams division of this event held on Sunday, 25th August at the Taupo Motorsport Park in cool but fine conditions. The race consisted of a 3.5k run, a 15k bike and a 2.5k run with Adam competing as our cyclist and Jack as our runner. Although the field was disappointingly small, our team finished as first boys’ team and thereby secured the national title of U16 Teams Duathlon Champion for 2013.

Jack’s time for the first run leg was 12.52 and 9.28 for the second run leg. Adam’s time for the bike leg was 27.32. Total time for the team was 50.52.

Waikato/Bay of Plenty Schools Teams Duathlon

On Thursday St Paul’s had six teams participating in the regional duathlon championships held at the Karapiro Domain. The event was held on a very demanding course and the competition was very strong.

We had three teams in both the U16 race and U19 race. Teams could consist of two or three competitors. The U16 race consisted of a 3.5k run, a 15k bike and a 2.5k run. The U19 race was the same except for the first leg which was 5k.

In the U19 boys’ race, Toby Way and Jonathan Ring finished 4th. In the U19 girls’ race, Libby Sutcliffe, Deanna Morse and Georgia Burke finished 4th. Our other girls’ team consisting of Jess Chanwai, Brittany Smith and Jess Reilly placed 5th.

In the U16 boys’ race, Jack Davies, Adam McCarthy and Hamish Black performed very strongly to finish 2nd. Our other boys’ team consisting of Jonathan Bloor and Logan Spaans placed 8th. The girls’ team consisting of Meg Skilton and Loren Morse finished in 5th position.

The Power of Sport

Back Row: Jonathan Ring, Toby Way, James Atherton, Connor Egan 2nd Row: Georgia Burke, Meg Morbey, Jack Davies, Bethany Langton, Mr R Aldridge Front Row: Adam McCarthy, Loren Morse, Meg Skilton, Deanna Morse, Hamish Black U16 Boys Team

Teams were competing for between 45 minutes and one hour 10 minutes so all our students are to be commended for giving 100% effort and commitment to their race.

Medals for 2nd in the U16 Boys Waikato/BOP Teams Duathlon Championship

• Jack Davies

• Adam McCarthy

• Hamish Black

Waikato/Bay of Plenty Individual Duathlon

On Thursday 13th June, St Paul’s had three students participating in the regional championships. The fields for each race were relatively small but strong. The event was held at the Karapiro Domain and fortunately, the weather was mild and dry with very little wind.

Adam McCarthy and Meg Skilton competed in the U16 age group: this race consisted of a 3.5 km run, followed by a 15 km bike leg and finished with a 2.5 km run. Adam finished his race in 49:15 and placed 3rd; Meg, competing in her first duathlon, finished her race in 1 hour and also placed 3rd.

William Guest competed in the U19 age group. This race consisted of a 5k run, followed by a 20k bike and finished with a 2.5k run. William, also competing in his first duathlon, completed his race in 1 hour 11 minutes 50 seconds in 3rd position.

Congratulations to our three bronze medalists!


On Tuesday 26th August eight Year 9 and Year 10 boys combined with Waikato Diocesan to enter two mixed teams into the Waikato regionals for the Get2Go Challenge. This is like the Amazing Race, Treasure Island and Survivor mixed together with adventure sports including orienteering, kayaking, mountain biking and problem solving. The day was full on, as the teams made their way around Hamilton in a given time frame.

The mountain biking was a strength of both our teams winning their respective rotation. It involved the students relay cycling around a 1.5km track at the Pukete mountain bike park. The orienteering was a demanding course in the setting of Hamilton Gardens, which meant the students were running for almost an hour. The kayaking activity involved paddling and team work. They had to paddle 300m and back as many times as they could in 45 minutes, which was very close amongst the top teams and very tiring. The last activity was problem solving. This involved passing a ball to each other using feet, dragging people around a course on a piece of ply wood and large blocks of Jenga.

Both our teams were very competitive on the day in activities apart from the orienteering. Team A: John Richardson, Jack Oliver, Blair Foster, James Wilkins finished 4th. Team B: Michael Weir, James Kenna, Taine Groube, Rory McGregor finished 7th. Team Manager: Katie Rhymer.

Tihoi to St Paul’s Multisport Race

This was an event that covered a distance of 161 kilometers. It consisted of 5 stages that involved running, road cycling, mountain biking, rowing, and kayaking. Everybody had an early start, waking up at 4.15am with the race starting at 5.00am.

The first stage was a 3km run as a whole team and a 33km road cycle, with Williams finishing first in the cycle, but Sargood taking the lead in the mountain bike. The next stage was a 17km mountain bike and a 12km run, with Sargood holding the lead due to an outstanding mountain bike. The third stage was another 17km mountain bike, 13.5km road cycle and an 11.5km run, which saw Harington drop behind, as they got lost. The fourth stage consisted of a 15km row and a 23km road bike. Sargood cleaned up the row but Clark pulled in front in the cycle leg. The last stage was the 14km kayak and 2km run as a team back to St Paul’s. Williams dominated the kayak and it was a close finish between Sargood and Williams in the team run.

Overall the placings went like this, in 5th place was Harington with a time of 11 hours and 24 minutes, 4th place was Clark with a time of 11 hours and 21 minutes, 3rd place was the parent team with a time of 10 hours 26 minutes. There was a two minute and 21 second difference between Williams and Sargood, however Williams took the victory and proved to be the strongest team out of the five.

Logan Spaans, Waikato Teams Duathlon

1st XI Boys Football

Manager: Julie Goodwin

This year saw trials and tribulations for the 1st XI – we started with vigour and bounce through an initiative during term 4 in 2012. The bounce boys enlisted the help of Andrew Goodwin and Steve Fisher with the view of obtaining pre-season conditioning. This helped the boys become fitter than in previous seasons, they had a couple of sessions with a qualified nutritionist and gym training, which put them in good condition for the oncoming season. Training continued throughout the summer holidays and some would say that most of the boys came to the beginning of the season the fittest they had ever been. Trials held at the beginning of term 1 saw the team assembled. Captain Dan Goodwin led his team admirably with passion. Team members were: Dan Goodwin, Sean Rooney, Chris Swanson, Matthew Fielding, Lane Fisher, Jacob Robb, Ollie Tomic, Jared McCarthy, Luke Goodwin, John Penyas, Tle Temboonsak, Conor Crowe, Ayush Lakhera, Ben Bowden and Sam Masterson – with the addition of three quality players from the 1st XI Development team Josh Cave, Scott Finlayson and Tom Goodwin.

The first XI achieved their number one objective this season which was to qualify for the National Tournament. This was the seventh year in a row that the team had achieved this and whenever this is accomplished the season will always have a positive profile. There were highs and lows as is the case with any season and the lows tended to coincide with when the team was affected by absences and injuries. Unquestionably there was a six day period that defined the quality and spirit of this team. A Saturday game saw the team beat Hillcrest 4-0 in a National Qualifier and then on the following Tuesday defeat Western Heights 4-0 to secure National Tournament entry. Then on the Wednesday all members of the team completed the school cross-country, before heading to Tauranga on the Thursday for the last of the National Qualifiers. The team went down 1-0 to Tauranga due to a very dubious penalty awarded in the 79th minute. The performance against Tauranga, under the aforementioned circumstances, rates as the most outstanding in Mr Groom’s coaching history at St Paul’s. All logic said that the team could not raise themselves to be competitive with the might of Tauranga. However the BOUNCE pays no heed to logic and the boys came so close to achieving the impossible. This period defined the team and the season and the spirit on display in that game rightly led to the team playing at the Tournament with the soul and spirit of saints. The team were exemplars of characteristics that define St Paul’s football.

Football 1st XI



The first XI performed with enormous pride during the tournament in Taupo.

They endured a long week and suffered like saints, but their faith was rewarded when they produced a magnificent performance to beat Shirley Boys’. The saints were 2-1 down with 10 seconds to go and facing the despair and desolation of another defeat. What could they do but keep the faith and BOUNCE! And so they did. A magical interchange of passes involving four players ended with Jacob Robb scoring the longed-for equalizer. The game went to penalties, which as a consequence of decisive penalties, and a Matt Fielding super save, the saints got what their faith had earned. St Paul’s left the tournament with a reputation of playing quality football. Many of the games were lost by one goal and the result did not reflect the saints’ sacrifice to their stylish brand of football. The results of the six games were:

• SPC 2 (goals to Lane Fisher and Scott Finlayson) Timaru 4

• SPC 0 Tawa 1

• SPC 0 New Plymouth 1

• SPC 1 (Jacob Robb) Kelston 2

• SPC 2 (Luke Goodwin, Jacob Robb) Shirley Boys 2

• SPC 0 St Andrews 1

Despite the succession of three days, without a happiness-inducing win, team spirit remained strong and unshakeable amongst the saints. This tournament will be remembered for many things but perhaps most of all for the life lessons that were learned.

What were the lessons you may ask? That when the darkness of despair and disappointment descends upon a team, the only way out of that place is to embrace the light of faith. The light of belief. Each member of this team did this and that is why they can emerge from their experience having justified the name printed so indelibly on their bags. Printed so indelibly on their hearts. Truly, they were, and are the footballing saints, and are the FOOTBALLING SAINTS FROM SAINT PAUL’S.

The Power of Sport

Coach: Mike Groom
Team Total P W D L F A Diff Pts St Paul’s 1st XI SB 9 3 2 4 15 16 -1 11 Matamata College 1st XI SB 9 3 1 5 10 20 -10 10 St John’s College 1st XI SB 9 2 1 6 9 24 -15 7 Cambridge HS 1st XI SB 8 0 2 6 1 14 -13 2
Back Row: Jared McCarthy, Chris Swanson, Sean Rooney, Scott Finlayson, Sam Masterson 2nd Row: Luke Goodwin, John Penyas, Lane Fisher, Ayush Lakhera, Tle Temboonsak, Mr M Groom (Coach) Front Row: Ben Bowden, Conor Crowe, Matthew Fielding, Ollie Tomic, Jacob Robb Dan Goodwin, Thomas Goodwin

1st XI Girls’ Football

Team: Libby Main, Ashleigh Porritt, Eliza Larkman, Hannah Lockwood-Geck, Shani Fernando, Jess Reilly, Phoebe Boyes, Claudia Miles, Loren Morse, Tori Reeves, Georgia Burke, Georgia Hogg, Neethd Morton, Brittany Smith, Savannah Welsh-Patterson, Kendal Buchanan, Josie Wilson.

Coach: Richard Collier

Manager: Mike Simmonds

Season report

After a promising round of grading games, where the girls won 2 games and lost 1, the team was placed into the second division. The opening three games were drawn, but, as the team adapted to the coach’s tactics and improved their basic skills, the team started to play some quality football and went on to win five of their next six games. The team lost only one game all season on the pitch (having to default the last game of the season due to too many injuries). The team finished a creditable second in their division.

The team has been characterised by an indomitable spirit this season. It has also been a pleasure to see the girls, individually and as a team, develop their skills. St Paul’s can be very proud of their girls’ football team, as they have represented their school with dedication and a very sporting attitude.

We would like to acknowledge the contribution of two senior players who have played their last games for the team. Jess Reilly, our talismanic captain, who leads by example in all that she does and vice-captain Shani Fernando, whose commitment and goals will be missed. Good luck to you both.

Kathy Seaward National Tournament, Papakura

The Girls’ 1st XI Football team travelled to Papakura after a successful season in the league. The team played some excellent passing football on the first day and won their first game 4-1 (goals: Shani Fernando (2), Georgia Burke (2)) against Fraser High and their second game 2-0 (goals: Loren Morse, Georgia Burke) against Kelston Girls’. A top eight finish looked on the cards. However the girls failed to raise their game and lost 2-0 to Iona. A strong performance against Botany Downs saw the girls unlucky to be held to a draw at half time. Sadly chances were missed and Botany Downs were clinical and the girls went down 2-0. Botany Downs went on to lose in a penalty shoot-out in the tournament final and the result highlighted just how far the team had come this season. Unfortunately, a string of injuries and our small squad size made further progress in the tournament difficult. The girls

Football 1st XI Girls

Back Row: Tori Reeves, Brittany Smith, Ashleigh Porritt



Absent: Eliza Larkman, Georgia Hogg

lost a string of close games and by the last game struggled to field a team. A magnificent team effort saw the girls go up 1-0 through Shani Fernando. Unfortunately, as the girls struggled through the second half, two goals were conceded. It looked as though a disappointing end to tournament was on the cards. However, with the coach pushing the inspirational Georgia Burke forward with a minute to go, and with 30 seconds left, Georgia calmly slotted in a goal. A penalty shoot-out followed with Libby Main, saving two goals and scoring one, leading the team to an uplifting victory.

The girls refusal to give up was a credit to themselves and the school.

Team Total P W D L F A Diff Pts Matamata College 1st XI SG 10 9 1 0 36 8 28 28 St Paul's 1st XI SG 10 5 3 2 21 12 9 18 Forest View HS 1st XI SG 10 4 1 5 25 23 2 13 HPC Girls 1st XI SG 9 3 2 4 11 23 -12 11 Fraser High 9 3 1 5 19 19 0 10 HGHS 2nd XI 10 1 0 9 8 32 -24 -3
Row: Dr Simmonds (Manager), Neethd Morton, Loren Morse, Hannah Lockwood-Geck, Phoebe Boyes, Richard Collier (Coach) Row: Claudia Miles, Shani Fernando, Libby Main, Jess Reilly (Captain), Georgia Burke
The team started to play some quality football and went on to win 5 of their next 6 games. The team lost only one game all season on the pitch (having to default the last game of the season due to too many injuries). The team finished a creditable second in their division.

1st XI Development Football

Despite the win-loss record in league play, 2013 has been a highly successful year for the recently rebranded 1st XI Development team (formerly the 2nd XI). The team had a very good start to the season by winning two of their three grading games and earning a place in the 2nd division, the highest ever grading by a St Paul’s 2nd XI football team. St Paul’s subsequently struggled in league play, narrowly losing their first game to HBHS Scarlet 1-0 from a last minute goal. In their second match, St Paul’s drew against St Peter’s although it was a game in which St Paul’s dominated for large stretches in the game. St Paul’s then lost the next three games, in a stretch of play where the team lost its confidence a bit. This was reflected in our lack of structure and intensity.

The first half of the season did, however, have some highlights as well, primarily in the Senior Knockout Cup competition. St Paul’s handily beat a team from St John’s College 6-0 in the first round of the competition. This was followed by a defeat of the Te Awamutu 1st XI in the last game of the term. The 2-1 score line did not reflect the dominance in both possession and territory that St Paul’s had throughout the game. A brilliant goal by Josh Cave in the last minute saved the game from heading into extra time.

St Paul’s began the second half of the season with a 1-1 draw against HBHS Scarlet—a team which would become our great rival over the year as we played them a total of four times. The last game against Scarlet was a 3rd round KO Cup game. This game was a well-played, thrilling and intense encounter for both sides. After finishing the first 80 minutes in a nil-all draw we moved into overtime. Once again, we dominated for large stretches, but could not put the ball in the back of the net. Unfortunately, we lost some of our intensity in extra time, and Scarlet scored in the 4th minute. We tried hard to gain the equalizer; but it was not our day. Despite the loss, the boys can be incredibly proud of their performance against a most worthy opponent.

St Paul’s lost their next game 3-1 to HBHS Silver, partially due to the physical and emotional toll on the players from the mid-week KO Cup game. The next two games once again saw St Paul’s dominate most of the game yet were unable to find the back of the net. Both games ended in narrow defeats. The boys, however, were buoyed by their strong play and came into their final game against top-ofthe-table Thames High School full of confidence. This confidence was justified as they won the game 5-3. The highlight of this game was Tle Temboonsak’s hat-trick performance. It was a fantastic way to end a season in which the boys faced significant challenges, while also achieving great success.

Football 1st XI Development (formerly the 2nd XI)

Back Row: Josh Cave, Jin Seo Yu, Scott Finlayson, Ben Clark

2nd Row: Reed Fisher, Samuel Lockwood-Geck, Cameron Downey, Matthew Collier, Mr A Robson

Front Row: Tobias Dean, Thomas Goodwin, Aditya Sakalkale, Daniel Johnson, Daniel Austin

Absent: Mr C Luccock (Coach), Rory Forde, (Captain), William Heald (Vice-Captain), Samuel Treloar, Simroop Singh-Thandi

In closing, we would like to thank several people who worked to make this season such a success. First, to Brian Webb (Webby) who coached the 1st XI Development squad for the first half of the year. The boys benefitted tremendously from his coaching expertise and we were sad to see him go at the end of term 2. Secondly, to Marg Forde who acted as Assistant Manager and Website support for our Facebook page. Marg spent many hours updating information, arranging rides and providing support and encouragement. Thirdly, a huge debt of gratitude goes to Jono Kelliher for his time and expertise in providing excellent officiating, in addition to a calming presence when things became intense on the pitch. Thank you also to the parents for your great support over the year, and Rory Forde, our inspirational captain and team leader who was always the first to every practice. Finally, a big thank you to the entire team; you were a pleasure to coach and I look forward to us building on the success of this year in 2014!

Respectfully Submitted,

Rev Craig Luccock & Mr Ainsley Robson Co-Coaches

The Power of Sport

Team Total P W D L F A Diff Pts THS Boys 10 7 1 2 44 20 24 22 HBHS Snr Silver 10 7 1 2 22 22 11 22 St Peter’s 2nd XI 10 4 2 4 16 32 -16 14 HBHS Snr Scarlet 10 4 1 5 20 22 -2 13 HBHS Yr 11 Development 9 2 1 6 19 22 -3 7 St Paul’s Development 9 1 2 6 11 25 -14 5

Senior Black Boys’ Football

Football Senior Black

Back Row: Andrew Finlayson, Matthew Thomas, Timothy Husband-Dravitzki, Mark Davis

2nd Row: Rjinder Randhawa, Caleb Fotheringham, Josh Moss, Tanakhan Turapongpipat, Mr Ian Boyle (Coach)

Front Row: Alex Jackson, Simranjit Singh, Mason Zhou, Stefan Andreef, Ethan Kimpton

This year the team mainly consisted of Year 11 boys making their debuts in senior football. The grading games were all tight, hard-fought games which brought two narrow defeats and a well earned draw. The side was then placed in division 6 and the pattern of the games was very similar to the warm up matches. The side played with plenty of energy and commitment every week and, apart from one torrid morning at the hands of St John’s, the games were generally pretty close, competitive encounters. The team trained with enthusiasm every week and the focus was on passing and lifting fitness levels as these features were a bit rusty at the start of the season. As the season developed the team’s play showed much improvement, particularly the passing. Consequently the boys were able to create chances to score during open play but unfortunately locating the net proved difficult in some of the games. Defensively the team were pretty solid most weeks with Stefan Andreef and Andrew Finlayson dominant figures at the centre of the defence.

The team had two fine wins against one of the Boys’ High teams by 4 to 1 and 3 to 1 and in the first game of the competition played St John’s off the park and we are still working out how that one finished nil- nil! The team played and trained with great spirit and energy all season and both these virtues were to the fore in two hard-fought battles with top team Hillcrest in which St Paul’s were unlucky not to win. The goals were shared around the team with Mason Zhou and Josh Moss joint top scorers with four a-piece and they were well backed up by Ethan Kimpton, Rjinder Randhawa and Tanakhan Turapongpipat who all netted three times. The team operated a goal keeper rotation policy during the second half of matches after Tim Husband -Dravitzki gave an accomplished performance every week in the first half. The fact that it was never difficult to find a player to go in goal said a lot about the spirit within the side. Overall the boys put in a great effort all season and with a little bit more composure in front of goal would have picked up more points during the season.

Many thanks to all the players who were a pleasure to coach.

Football Colts A

Back Row: Oliver Soar, Freddy Corkill, Ryan Crawford, Jamie Brown, Jamie Carlson

2nd Row: Daniel Clark, Shane Reddy, Lachlan McLean, Hamish Comber, Matua Hamuera Tamihana (Manager)

Front Row: Samuel Dean, Oliver Dowling, Andre Ofsoski, Michael Weir, Tony Peacham

Tihoi: Suvarn Naidoo, Fintan Cooper, Harrison Newdick, Harry Porritt, Joshua Yee

Absent: Daniel Ford (Coach)

Football Colts B

Back Row: Aaron Alderslade, Stephen Pitts, Callum Skelton, Campbell Peart, Harry Elstob

2nd Row: Jonty Hogg, Cameron Fleming, Oliver McCurry, Connor Campbell, Mr K Hogg (Coach)

Front Row: Cameron Leng-Uch, Daniel Wheeler, Amit Chatrath, Benjamin Wheeler, Nicholas Beal

Absent: Sam Bowden, Luke Halliwell, Richie Bloor, Craig Scott

Team Total P W D L F A Diff Pts Hillcrest HS 3rd XI SB 10 8 1 1 35 13 22 25 HBHS Snr White SB 10 7 2 1 38 9 29 23 St John's College White SB 10 5 2 3 31 18 13 17 HBHS Snr Red SB 10 3 0 7 18 44 -26 13 St Paul’s Black 10 2 1 7 14 39 -24 7 HBHS Snr Copper SB 10 2 0 8 10 32 -22 6

Colts A Boys’ Football

Team: Harrison Newdick, Jamie Carlson, Oliver Dowling, Joshua Yee, Harry Porritt, Michael Weir, Jamie Brown, Freddie Corkill, Shane Reddy, Samuel Dean, Hamish Comber, Suvarn Naidoo, Daniel Clark, Tony Peacham, Lachlan McLean, Andre Ofsoski, Oliver Soar, Ryan Crawford.

Coach: Daniel Ford

Manager: Hamuera Tamihana

Colts B Boys’ Football

Coach & Manager: Kelvin Hogg

The Colts A had a good start to the season securing two wins from three in their grading games, launching them into the realms of the junior boys’ top division. It was from this point that the season began. It was a tough season with many results going against the Colts as they continued to be plagued by slow starts to games and giving away early goals. With the squad of 14 being made up of 9 Year 9 boys they often lacked in physicality against bigger, stronger and faster teams. A testament to the resilience and heart of the group of young men involved generally saw the Colts play much of their better football in the second half of matches as other teams lacked the fitness, discipline and commitment that our boys demonstrated each and every week.

The Colts also traveled to the Hillsdene Tournament mid-way through the season and were faced with many of the same challenges that they had encountered to that point in the season. Finding teams to be more physical, the Colts struggled to find their feet. With important contributions from the boys back from Tihoi the Colts played some attractive football and were unlucky not to put away good chances in their final play-off games, ending the tournament 12th overall.

The league followed a similar pattern with the Colts pushing on and improving throughout the season as they tried to implement the passing and team-orientated mantra that had been the focus throughout the season. They finished strongly with two wins in the last two games to hold a respectable 6th position in a very tough Waikato Junior Boys’ Division.

After a hard season in the Junior Boys’ Division 1, I have to say that the most memorable moment for me as the coach would have to be one afternoon when all the other football teams had gone in as the weather was not looking the best. After much begging from the players, the colts trained on in the hail. A group of young men who I have truly enjoyed being associated with and coaching this season and I hope to see them all continue to show the commitment, industry and love of football that I have seen throughout this season.

The boys made this season enjoyable. They played with good heart and consistently tried their best. I am proud to have had the opportunity to coach the Colts B this year.

The Colts B team started the season well with pleasing results in the early grading games. Unfortunately due to an administration mistake the team was entered for Division 5. This was a step too far and the Waikato Secondary School Football Association committee would not change us to a lower division. Thus, a very challenging season lay ahead.

The boys, to their credit, never gave up. Each weekend they came up against teams with a higher level of skill, and each weekend they fought for the full 70 minutes. This was an unfair challenge but the boys showed real strength of character and battled through every game. The statistics are not great and they do not reflect the effort, and at times the competitiveness, of our team.

At the end of the second term we said farewell to those leaving for Tihoi; Luke Halliwell, our determined and committed captain, Sam Bowden our top striker and Craig Scott, a hard working midfielder. Returning from Tihoi, were Stephen Pitts who instantly became the key player in defence and Campbell Peart our new designated striker.

The team would like to recognise the outstanding contribution of Richie Bloor. Richie would join our team for the Saturday match and was an outstanding goalkeeper.

Overall, a tough division in which the players performed admirably. The boys have improved greatly in their skills and team work and I wish them well for next year.

I would like to thank all the parents and family friends who came to our games on Saturdays. There were always a good number of supporters, encouraging the team to perform at its best. I know the players greatly appreciated seeing you there.

Also a special thank you goes to Mike McCurry for taking on the coaching role while I was away for two weeks.

Team Total P W D L F A Diff Pts HBHS Jnr White JB 10 8 1 1 35 13 22 25 Otorohanga College JB 10 7 2 1 38 9 29 23 HBHS Jnr Black JB 10 5 2 3 31 18 13 17 HBHS Jnr Orange JB 10 3 0 7 18 44 -26 13 Morrinsville College Jnr Boys JB 10 2 1 7 14 39 -24 7 St Paul’s Colts B 10 2 0 8 10 32 -22 6
Team Total P W D L F A Diff Pts HBHS Yr 10 Colts A JB 7 7 0 0 50 0 50 21 St Peter's Jnr A Boys JB 7 6 0 1 29 9 20 18 HBHS Yr 9 Colts A JB 7 4 1 2 29 16 13 13 Cambridge HS Jnr A JB 7 3 2 2 12 15 -3 11 HBHS Yr 10 Colts B JB 7 3 1 3 14 12 2 10 St John's College Yr 9A JB 7 2 0 5 7 21 -14 6 St Paul's Colts A JB 7 1 0 6 4 27 -23 3 Matamata College Jnr A JB 7 0 0 7 4 49 -45 0
After much begging from the players, the colts trained on in the hail. 63
The Power of Sport

St Paul’s started their soccer year in spectacular fashion by coming Runners-Up in the Futsal Nationals. A highly motivated squad of fervent Futsallers, consisting of Daniel Goodwin, Sam Masterson, Sean Rooney, Ollie Tomic, Conor Crowe, Lane Fisher, Jacob Robb, John Penyas, Woramet Temboonsak, Luke Goodwin, Matt Collier and Harry Porritt travelled to Wellington to compete in the Tournament at the auspicious ASB Stadium. This was a superb venue for the event.

The word that defined the futsal style the team took to Wellington was ‘Infinite’. This meant endless possibilities; the potential to create and in the process devastate the opposition. This style meant that the team synthesised the formal rotational aspects of the game with the flair and spontaneity so synonymous with how the game is played in the Temple of Bounce.

The results were as follows: SPC 3 Wellington High 2, SPC 16 Horowhenua 0, SPC 3 Scots College 2, SPC 7 Cashmere 2, SPC 3 HBHS 0. SEMI-FINAL- SPC O Wellington High 0 (SPC won 10-9 on penalties) FINAL- SPC 1 Havelock North 3.

Not only did the team finish Runners-Up, but John Penyas was awarded the MVP and was also, as a consequence of his outstanding performances, asked to join the Futsal Whites, who he has subsequently played for. St Paul’s are famous for their futsal!!! This performance validated their reputation and it is clear they will be the team everyone will be watching in 2014.

Many thanks go to Julie Goodwin for facilitating all the things necessary to get the team to Wellington and enabling the team to bring such distinction to the school. Bring on 2014, when the team will strive to go one better!!!!

Futsal Hockey

1st XI Boys’ Hockey

2013 is a season that will always be remembered for their achievements and at Rankin Cup, but also in the way the boys trained, approached and played the game. In many ways this team exceeded expectations (top 6 in New Zealand) and were unlucky not to have made top 4 after losing on strokes in their cross over game against St Andrew’s College. They produced their best hockey at the critical times of the season. There were many highlights, losing 1- 0 to HBHS for Matt Allen Trophy, losing 4 – 1 Waikato Championship and then again losing to HBHS in the Midlands final. The team grew in stature and confidence, and skills and team plays developed to their potential during the season.

Representative Players

• Alec Wilson – (108 caps) New Zealand U18 Hockey Squad, Midlands Hockey team

• Kobi Nicholson – Midlands Hockey team

• Daniel Scanlon – Midlands Hockey team

• Sam Holmes – U18 Captain (51 Caps) - Waikato U18

Hockey 1st XI

Back Row: Daniel Scanlon, Sean Henley-Smith, Devon Nolan, Callum Windley, Isaac Van der Vossen

2nd Row: Mr G Henley-Smith (Manager), Maks Wyndham-Smith, Aakaash Chimanlal, Jackson Brown, Conor Shalloe, Mr C Hayde (Assistant Coach)

Front Row: Kobi Nicholson, Samuel Holmes, Simon Morbey, Alec Wilson (Captain), Joel Kosoof, Mr C Hardman (Coach)

Absent: Ezekiel Crawford, Reuben Andrews

• Joel Kosoof – (85) Caps - Waikato U18

• Conor Shalloe – Waikato U18

• Sean Henley-Smith – (93 Caps) Selected for Waikato U18, but did not play at tournament

John Penyas - Image Courtesy of Fairfax Media

ANZAC Hockey Tournament held at Auckland Grammar School

Anumber of quality hockey schools from Rankin Cup and India Shield attended the preseason tournament at Auckland Grammar. All schools had large squad numbers which provided lots of opportunity for coaches to watch their players perform against quality opposition. The weather conditions were good which enabled the players and team to show off their hockey skills. Player of the tournament was Sam Holmes.

Overall, it was a great three days of hockey action, team bonding, team coaching and understanding of individual and team responsibilities for the season.

Waikato Championship Results

Won St Paul’s v St Peter’s College: 9 – 0

Won St Paul’s v HBHS 2nd XI: 7 – 1

Won St Paul’s v Hillcrest: 7 – 0

Won St Paul’s v St John’s College: 7 – 0

Lost St Paul’s v Hamilton BHS 1st XI: 0 – 1

Won St Paul’s v Hamilton BHS 2nd XI: 5 – 1 Semi final

Lost St Paul’s v Hamilton BHS 1st XI: 4 – 1 Final

Matt Allen Trophy – Hamilton Boys’ High School

The HBHS game was always going to be a hard game. From the outset HBHS controlled the game building sustained pressure into St Paul’s half. St Paul’s reacted, and defended the waves of HBHS (NZ rep) forward attack. The St Paul’s backs Kobi Nicholson and Sam Holmes had strong games with the support from Reuben Andrews and Devon Nolan. The first half time score 0 – 0.The second half was much the same with St Paul’s again having to defend in their territory. However the team responded well to the pressure managing to hold off HBHS until late in the game. HBHS scored with seven minutes to go. St Paul’s had some opportunities to score on several occasions but lacked the ability to finish off. Sean Henley –Smith was carded for his physicality with six minutes to play which highlighted the commitment from St Paul’s players. Final score 1 – 0 win to HBHS. The boys can be very proud of their efforts and managing to hold off arguably the best First XI team in the country.

Ballantyne Cup – The First XI Boys’ Hockey vs. Tauranga Boys’ College

St Paul’s started slowly and was troubled by the very wet conditions. Tauranga Boys’ College seemed better suited to the conditions and dominated the first half by scoring two goals. Coach Hardman asked for better structure and organisation, and improvements to skill level. The team lifted their efforts to finally score. However, Tauranga came back to score two goals from miscommunication and poor passes. Tauranga Boys’ College won the game 4 – 1 and the Ballantyne Cup.

1st XI Hockey at Pitu Quadrangular (10 – 11th August)

St Paul’s played exceptionally well at the Pitu Quadrangular. The team created many opportunities in their games but failed at times to take their opportunities in the opposition circle. We played our best game against Tauranga BHS who had beaten us 4- 1 in June to regain the Ballantyne Trophy, and to secure a semi – final place in the Midlands competition. The tournament proved to

be invaluable in helping the team prepare for the Rankin Cup. Westlake BHS won the Quad on goal difference from St Paul’s.

Alec Wilson should be congratulated for his 100th game for the First XI, a fantastic achievement from an exceptionally talented hockey player and skilled leader.

Rankin Cup (Top 16 National Tournament) Wellington

After finishing fourth in the India Shield last year, 2013 was the first time St Paul’s were in the Rankin Cup competition for five years. Premier schoolboy hockey is fierce and tough, and the highly competitive nature brings out the true character of teams. Coming into the tournament as the lowest ranked team, St Paul’s had a tough pool; however as the results show the boys have done outstandingly well.

The first game was against King’s College, and a scrappy first 30 minutes saw both teams go into half time scoreless. St Paul’s came out from the break firing, and scored three goals within 10 minutes of the second half. However, towards the end of the game, St Paul’s intensity dropped off. This, coupled with some complacent defence, resulted in King’s drawing level with little time remaining in the game. The 3-all final score was disappointing considering the domination St Paul’s showed in the second half; however the boys proved to themselves that they were capable of competing against very strong teams. Man of the match was Simon Morbey.

In the second game of the first day of Rankin, St Paul’s played a physical and determined Timaru Boys’ HS. From the outset St Paul’s dominated the game and although creating many scoring opportunities, only went into the break up by two goals. Words of wisdom from inspirational coach Craig Hardman, saw the boys creating and capitalising on more opportunities, as St Paul’s put on a great display of hockey. Final score was 6 nil to St Paul’s. Man of the match was Sam Holmes.

The final match of pool play saw St Paul’s square off against Napier Boys’ High, which would ultimately determine who would qualify for the quarter finals. With this in mind, the boys were spurred on to put out a good performance and try to claim the top spot in their pool. The game was controlled by St Paul’s with sound passing and a well-executed game plan saw them take out the match 5-3. This earned St Paul’s the top spot in their pool and therefore a quarter final match, as well as securing the team’s place in Rankin Cup for next year. Man of the match was Kobi Nicholson.

The quarter final match against St Andrew’s College (STAC) proved to be one of the most intense games of the season. With a place in the top 4 in the country on the line, both teams threw everything at one another in a game where neither side dominated. Half way through the first half a solo dribble by Sam Holmes to set up Daniel Scanlon for a skilful one touch goal and saw St Paul’s go up 1 nil until half time. The second half was much the same as the first, with both teams displaying a fierce desire to win and neither giving into the pressure or intensity. Ten minutes into the second half, an extremely unlucky deflection saw STAC level through an own goal. For the remainder of the match both teams failed to capitalise on opportunities to score, and could not be separated by the end of regular time. So with the score locked at 1 all, the game was decided on strokes. Unfortunately for St Paul’s, the day belonged to STAC as they took out sudden death strokes 7-6.

To come so close to making the semi-finals of the premier schoolboy hockey tournament and lose by such a small margin was both devastating and fulfilling for the boys. Although their dream of winning the Rankin Cup was over, the boys proved to themselves that they were one of the top hockey sides in the country and on another day the result could easily have gone our way. All the boys played fantastically well and extremely hard for the entire match.

The Power of Sport


After a devastating loss in the quarter finals, the boys picked themselves up and showed their depth in character and ability; outplaying Wairarapa College in many facets of the game. Better execution in the circle saw St Paul’s go into the half up 4-2. Although Wairarapa had some good phases of play in the second half, St Paul’s dominated and ended up winning 5-3.Man of the match was Jono Bloor.

Playing for fifth place, St Paul’s squared off against King’s College for the second time of the tournament. This was not only the final match for the 2013 Rankin Cup, but also the final time many seniors would put on the pin-striped uniform of St Paul’s. With emotions running high, the contest was highly physical. Despite dominating for most of the match, some average umpiring, a well-executed penalty corner by King’s College and an inability to capitalise on opportunities, resulted in St Paul’s getting its only loss in regular time for the tournament. Despite the 1 - nil defeat, the boys can be proud of their effort, commitment and the pride they showed for St Paul’s. Man of the match was Alec Wilson.

Looking back on the tournament, the boys can be extremely proud of coming sixth in the country. This is the best St Paul’s has ever done in its entire history, which is no mean feat. Even so, STAC (who beat us in the quarter finals) lost their semi-final match by strokes to Westlake Boys, who then went on to lose 9-1 in the final of Rankin Cup to Hamilton Boys’ High School. Having held Hamilton Boys’ to a 1 - nil loss earlier in the season and the little separation between the top teams at Rankin Cup, St Paul’s certainly had the ability to play and be competitive in the final of the premier schoolboy hockey competition. Regardless of this, as already said, to finish sixth in the entire country is an outstanding effort and the boys can be very proud of this achievement. Without a doubt, this can be accredited to the hard work and commitment of the knowledgeable and charismatic coaches Craig Hardman and Cameron Hayde, and the ever-enthusiastic, insightful manager Gary Henley-Smith.

We would like to thank New World Rototuna for their continued support of Hockey at St Paul’s, especially at Tournament Week, and the First XI parents past and present for their great support during the season. Also, the management would like thank the motherhelpers who have given up their time to provide the players with superb meals, lollies and clean washing; it is immensely appreciated by staff, players and parents.

2nd XI – Black

Players: A Fish, B Higgens, C Higgens, H Haycock (Term 2), C Jarvis-Hall, K Hitchcock, W Kenna, A Rai, C Shalloe, R Steer, T Taipaki, I Van der Vossen, J Voigt, N Winkelmann

Games: Played 18, won six, drew three, lost three.

Iwould like to say a big thank you to our coach for 2013, Luke Coxhead, who proved to be an outstanding leader of young men. The boys enjoyed Luke’s enthusiasm and the standards that he set and expected of them.

The team developed well with improved ball control, passing and defence, and some exceptional goals were scored during the season.

Ryan Steer’s pace allowed him to become a goal scoring machine out on the wing, and Aubrey Fish’s tireless work ethic showed true commitment. Conor Shalloe and Isaac Van der Vossen were loaned to us from the 1st XI and their skill helped considerably to lift the standard, producing some very exciting games to watch. We had a large group of players including Callum Jarvis-Hall, Josh Voigt, Amrit Rai and Non Seehamart who showed real commitment. Thank you to William Kenna who stepped up to the role of captain.

Hockey 2nd XI

Back Row: Ryan Steer, Nick Winkelmann, Kieran Hitchcock, Isaac Van der Vossen, Jack Oliver

2nd Row: Mr W Coxhead, Blair Foster, Christopher Higgens, Joshua Voigt, Heath Campbell, Mr P Clement

Front Row: Conor Shalloe, Amrit Rai, William Kenna (Captain), Aubrey Fish, Non Seehamart

Absent: Troy Taupaki (Goal Keeper), Bede Higgens, Hamish Haycock, Callum Jarvis-Hall

I thoroughly enjoyed the season and looked forward to Tuesday evenings talking with and making friends with the parents whose support for the boys is always appreciated.

1st XI Girls’ Hockey

Coach: Shiloh Gloyn

Manager: N. Muirhead

Captain: Toni Anda

We played in the Waikato B-division, as we did last year, hoping to make the promotion/relegation game at the end of the first round. All went according to plan with us ending undefeated in the round. However the set-up at Waikato had changed and there was no promotion relegation game. So, we settled down to work towards making the final. We continued to play well on the whole, but results were not quite as convincing as the first round and although we made the semis we were up against Hillcrest who we had hoped to meet in the final. A most exciting semi ensued, with Hillcrest scoring first. Although we spent most of the match pressurising them, their defence held firm and we were only able to score in the last minute of the match. 1-all at the final whistle and we had to go to strokes. An eventual 5 – 4 loss saw us bow out on the tightest of matches.

Results (our score – opposition score)

Dio Jnr A 4 – 1

Fraser 3 – 1

Hillcrest 2 4 – 0

HGHS 2 1 – 0

Dio 3 6 – 0

Te Awamutu 1 – 1

Fraser 7 – 0

Sacred Heart 2 1 – 1

Dio Jnr A 4 – 0

Hillcrest 2 12 – 1

HGHS 2 2 – 5

Dio 3 1 – 0

(semi) HGHS 2 4 – 5

Our matches outside of our local league saw us learn a fair amount on the field and enjoy interaction off the field.

Hockey 1st XI Girls’

Back Row: Laura McKenna, Kendal Buchanan, Renee Saunders, Josie Wilson, Brianna O’Donoghue, N. Muirhead (Manager)

2nd Row: Hannah Clare, Nicole Parry, Phoebe Boyes, Emma Bryant, Jordan Birt, Amanda Barr

Front Row: Sarah Collinson-Smith, Meg Morbey, Hinehou Te Ua, Toni Anda, Zoe Lapwood

Absent: S. Gloyn (Coach), Katherine Keddell

In our last game we came up against Morrinsville College. It was a very tight first half with no goals scored. St Paul’s went out in the second half to put that right and scored through Toni in the 3rd minute and Phoebe, four minutes later. Phoebe scored again to make the final score a 3 – 0 win and the desired 9th place.


Our girls attended the Rosemary O’Brien Cup in Levin this year. After a long drive down to Levin, the girls settled into their motel units on the Sunday night.

We had two matches on the Monday. First up we had HGHS and we were expecting a tough match. HGHS started off very well and we were slow out of the blocks. They scored four quick goals (inside eight minutes) before we settled into a pattern and became more competitive. Although we were able to penetrate their defensive quarter we were unable to breach their defence. They scored twice more before half time. Our girls stuck to the task but conceded a further three goals in the second half; a 9 – 0 loss.

Our second match against Solway College was a very frustrating affair. We dominated the first 10 to 15 minutes but were unable to score goals for one reason or another. Solway gained in confidence and were able to score in the last minute of the first half. They scored twice more early in the second half and try as we might we were unable to score ourselves; a 3 – 0 loss.

Tuesday turned into a far happier day hockey-wise, although we were without the services of Toni Anda on the field after injuring her hip in our second match. We played Chanel College and were determined to put Monday behind us. It was our turn to start off strongly with Zoe Lapwood scoring once and Phoebe Boyes twice inside 10 minutes. Zoe scored again and Josie Wilson scored before half time. Zoe scored her 3rd and Kendal Buchanan one more in the second half to help record our first tournament win, 7 – 0. Our best result after pool play was now 9th position (top of the bottom half) and the girls were determined to achieve this. Having settled into the playing pattern we wanted on Tuesday, we went out with more confidence on Wednesday against Nayland College. Unfortunately an own goal in the 4th minute saw Nayland go 1 up. We scored through Toni Anda in the 13th minute which saw us 1-all at the break. A much tougher game than on Tuesday, but we stuck to the task and eventually scored through Renee Saunders to win 2 – 1.

Thursday saw us playing Wainuiomata. Josie and Toni scored in the first half and although Wainuiomata scored early in the second half, we scored twice more through Toni and Zoe to give us a welldeserved 4 – 1 win.

A disappointing first day saw us turn things around and play very good hockey from Tuesday on, to finish the tournament on a playing high, even if not totally satisfied with the final position. The girls are to be commended on their performance, attitude (especially after Monday) and the way they represented the school, both on and off the field at tournament. A special ‘thank you’ to the parents at tournament (especially Michelle Boyes, camp mum and Mike Anda, driver) and to Shiloh for all her hard work in coaching the team.

Results (our score – opposition score: goal scorers)

HGHS 0 – 9 loss

Solway College 0 – 3 loss

Chanel College 7 – 0 win: Zoe (3), Phoebe (2), Josie, Kendal

Nayland College 2 – 1 win: Toni, Renee

Wainuiomata High 4 – 1 win: Toni (2), Zoe, Josie Morrinsville College 3 – 0 win: Phoebe (2), Toni

Wanganui 1 - 11 Bethlehem 2 2 - 2 All Hallows, Brisbane 2 -0 Royal School Dungannon 0 -3
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2nd XI Girls’ Hockey

Coach: K. Rhymer

Managers: A. Pearce, N. Muirhead

Captains: C. Lee, K. Keddell

This was an exciting season from a number of perspectives. First, we had a group of enthusiastic girls who ensured we had a second team fielded each week. Secondly they were mostly new to the game so this provided both a challenge and the prospect of development and thirdly we reached the end of the season having made our division final and the girls had improved immensely as individuals and members of a team! As can be seen below we had a mixed bag of results, but importantly, as the side developed, enjoyment was maintained and success was gained. A special thank you goes to Ms Rhymer for her time and effort in coaching the girls and also to Annelise Pearce for assisting at practices and matches.


14 matches with 6 wins, 5 losses and 3 draws.

In conclusion, a big thank you to all involved with our girls’ hockey this year: the players themselves, with a special mention of Toni Anda and her undying enthusiasm for the game; Shiloh, Katie and Annelise for their input into the two teams; the spectators, including students, parents, family and members of staff and senior management who supported our matches at home, away and at tournament! A busy season but again I have thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of it, be it umpiring, managing, coaching or supporting. I hope that all involved have got even a fraction of the enjoyment, pride in our girls and the satisfaction that I have had this year!

Hockey U15 Development

Back Row: Aidan Phillips

2nd Row: Heath Campbell, Fletcher Rawlinson, Liam Tyndall, Brad Edwards, Mrs Saunders (Manager)

Front Row: Stephen Joe, Daniel Thomas, Max Wilkinson, James Ashenden, Matthew Hill

Absent: Hugo Burt, Reon Bruce, Michael Cadman (Tihio), Blair Wang (Tihio)

Hockey U15 White

The 2013 season for Hockey White was one of hurdles and small triumphs. At the start of season the majority of the team was ‘fresh’: the boys had little to no experience on the turf or even with holding a hockey stick. After a few games the boys started to work as a team supporting one another, passing the ball and partnerships were being made.

As their confidence grew, goals become possibilities rather than dreams. Every game there were close goals. Unfortunately many opposition goalies were just too good so the games did not always end in our favour, but this was not due to a lack of trying.

A hurdle came mid-season when we lost our Year 10 boys to Tihoi. Momentum was lost, partnerships had to be altered and the boys scrambled to get back in the game. However, at the first game with the new boys straight back from Tihoi we had enough players to fill two teams! Everyone had to quickly adjust to new positions and new team members with quick rotations on and off the turf testing out new combinations.

A highlight of the season was coach ‘Jimmy’ joining the squad late in term two. His supportive and enthusiastic manner helped to boost the boys’ confidence as a team.

The main highlight of the season was the goal scored by Liam Tyndall against our hardest opposition Putaruru in the last game of the season. Although we did not win, the boys managed to score a brilliant goal against a strong opposition. This game showed how much the boys had improved individually and as a team. They can be proud to have scored the only goal against the top side in their grade for the entire season.

Although it was not a season of wins, it was a season to be proud of. The boys are to be commended on the progress that they made.

Hockey 2nd XI Girls

Back Row: Eleisha Campbell, Ella Strack, Roxanne Dow, Kinneir Groube, Kendal Buchanan 2nd Row: Mr Muirhead (Manager), Sarah Collinson-Smith, Phoebe Boyes, Victoria Blomfield, Neethd Morton, Ms Rhymer (Coach) Front Row: Adelle Morton, Kaitlyn Thompson, Hinehou Te Ua, Courteney Lee, Geraldine Fish Absent: Ms Pearse (Coach), Katherine Keddell Zoe Lapwood

Hockey U15 Gold

Back Row: James Watson-Holmes, Logan Jarvis, Ben Hunter, Michail Andreef

2nd Row: Mr B Tanner (Coach), Jeevan Singh, Carne Lincoln, Mitchell Bailey, Richie Bloor, Mr A Harries (Manager)

Front Row: Ben Truebridge, Raj Belling, (Vice-Captain), Hemi McLaren-Mellars, Felix Rolls, (Captain), Robert Morbey

Absent: Sam Densem, Hilton Dawson, Sam Forte

Hockey U15 Gold

Tanner Cup

This was the second year that St Paul’s organised and hosted the Tanner Cup Under 15 hockey tournament. The tournament was named after Old Collegian and Fellow of the school, Jon Tanner. Jon has been on the Board of New Zealand Hockey and the Founder and Chairman of Midland Hockey and the Hockey Foundation. It was very fitting that he was made a life member of Hockey New Zealand in 2012 and received a Queen’s Service Medal for service to hockey in 2013. It was a great pleasure to have Jon presenting the Tanner Cup at the prize giving.

Tanner Cup invited 12 teams from all around the country; Dunedin, Christchurch, Wellington, Taranaki, Hawkes Bay, Bay of Plenty and Auckland. We also had the privilege of John Parker being our guest speaker for our formal dinner.

The first game for us in the tournament was against Auckland Grammar. We did not start with the focus and intensity required against a stronger opposition. This put us under pressure early in the game. The team had a stronger middle period of the game which allowed us some opportunities to score but we could not get it into the back of the net. Nearing the end of the game we started to be affected by the pressure of the game. Final score 7 – 0 to Auckland Grammar. This was a tough game first up.

Tauranga Boys’ was in our pool. This was a very even game with no team getting the advantage. Our trademark intensive last 15 minutes of the game saw us draw 3-all. Goals scored by James Watson-Holmes, Kieran Hitchcock and Ben Hunter.

St Andrew’s from Christchurch were our next opponents. St Paul’s started to play some good team hockey and kept St Andrew’s under pressure, but we struggled to get the ball into the goal. A 1-all draw was the final score. Goal scored by Kieran Hitchcock.

The next two games St Paul’s started to really work well as a team and created more space for our strikers to score and our defense to clear the ball and create opportunities.

4 – 2 win against Hastings Boys’. Goals scored by Mitchell Bailey, Richie Bloor, James Watson-Holmes and Michail Andreef.

6 – 2 win against New Plymouth Boys’. Goals scored by Callum JarvisHall, Jeevan Singh, Michail Andreef, Richie Bloor and Logan Jarvis. We finished the Tanner Cup 9th with only one loss for the tournament. The final was cancelled because of a flooded turf so the joint winners of the Tanner Cup 2013 were King’s College and Lindisfarne.

A special mention needs to be given to captain Felix Rolls who led from the front and was always strong on the field. Also Goal Keeper Hemi McLaren-Mellars who kept us in the game with some amazing saves. Ben Tanner did a great job coaching the team and teaching them new skills in the craft of hockey.

Thanks also to all the parents for their support. This has been a great experience for all players involved and the strength of hockey at St Paul’s is looking good.

Thanks must go to Craig Hardman for organizing this event, supported by Jan Kilmister, Andrew Harries and Matt Banks for running the tournament over the four days.

In-Line Hockey

The In-Line Hockey Team continued to develop and improve in 2013. Due to the youth and inexperience of the team, we once again competed in Division B. In terms one and two we competed well in the division earning a top 4 placing on both occasions. Unfortunately, term two ended in disappointment as well as a bit of controversy. We had won our semi-final game, but were disqualified as one of our players was ruled ineligible.

In-Line Hockey

We look forward to building on our successes of this past year, and hope to move back into the top division next year. Most of our team will remain intact for 2014, and we know there are several new players coming to St Paul’s in Year 9. A big thank you must go to Sarah Nelson who acted as manager for the In-Line team in 2013. In closing, we would like to also thank the St Paul’s Parents’ Association for providing the In-Line Hockey team with a grant so that we could purchase new hockey jerseys for 2014.

The Power of Sport

Present: Jacob Nelson, Kiel Griffiths, Sam Bowden, Rev Craig Luccock Absent: Ryan Steer Carne Lincoln Mitchell Bailey Felix Rolls


On Friday the 18th of October, eight of our St Paul’s students took part in the Hauraki Plains College Secondary Schools’ Motocross Tournament. The night before race day the track was under water and had to be moved into the paddock. We all knew it was going to be a tough challenge and had to adjust ourselves to the new conditions as it was very muddy, slippery and rough.

The girls were the biggest class in the tournament, with over 17 girls competing, with Melissa Barr coming in 5th overall and Amanda Barr who had finished top placings during the day but unfortunate to just miss out on top 5 due to being involved in a crash in the last race. Otis Berridge and Judd Redmond were competing in the 125 class and both finished in the top 10 with Otis’ outstanding performance earning him second overall. William Eyre competed in the 85 class with a great result of third overall. Ben competed in the 250 class coming 4th overall. In the top pro class 125 and 250, Andrew Barr was the top performer as he finished 2nd overall and he was competing with people three years older than himself. Tor Pedersen finished 6th overall.

There were over 27 schools competing in this tournament and our St Paul’s team can be proud of their achievements with the team finishing 2nd overall.

Ben Juby Andrew Barr Tor Pedersen Nailed the Peat - 2nd place Otis Berridge Judd Redmond William Eyers


Netball Open A

Back Row: Caitlin Johnston

2nd Row: Jessica Chanwai, Tina Forde, Libby Sutcliffe, Jessica Crow, Mrs Hannah Munn (Coach)

Front Row: Meg Skilton, Geraldine Fish, Grace Namana, Pare Gilmartin-Kara,

OPEN A UNISS Tournament

The tournament this year was in Auckland. On arrival we were amazed with our beach house overlooking Waiheke Island.

Game One Rangitoto. Their defence was too strong. Loss 40 -16.

Game Two Hauraki Plains. It was a battle right from the start, ending in a draw 30 -30.

Game Three MAGS. The girls toughed it out against such skilled opposition. Loss 52 -11.

Game Four Tauranga Girls’. Some outstanding play. Win 26 -20.

Game Five Massey. Pressure was on for a win. We did 33 -13.

Game Six Macleans. Appallingly wet conditions. An unfortunate loss by one goal.

Game Seven Marist. The girls played as a team. A good win 33 – 18.

Game Eight Long Bay. Time went against us again! We lost this important match by 2. Final score 27-25.

Game Nine Kristen. Management breathed again as we took a win 29 – 23.

Game Ten Hauraki Plains. The big one for us. The girls gave it everything but Hauraki secured their goals with confidence. The result a heart-breaking loss 28 – 21.

Overall we were placed 30th out of 120 teams. Many thanks to all the parents and staff who supported us every day. Despite the netball we had a fun week, ate extremely well and did not feel at all out of place in our luxury accommodation.


Wanganui Collegiate 35-13 to St Paul’s. This was a very convincing win against a team who beat us the previous year. Bethlehem were leading throughout the game until the last quarter where St Paul’s surged ahead to win in the dying minutes 28-24. All Hallows Brisbane 22 - 18 to St Paul’s. A good match where combinations where tested.

Netball Development


Monday Night League

In the competition against school teams St Paul’s Open A finished 7th in the Waikato premier section. Special thanks must go to our manager Jill De Thierry and to Maree Wipiiti for her assistance with coaching. We appreciate their time and effort. Thanks also to Hannah Munn our coach for her perseverance and superb knowledge of the game.

St Paul’s Development

The St Paul’s Development Netball Team was coached by Mrs Lock and captained by Deanna Morse. Our regular Saturday morning games ended successfully with the girls finishing third in C grade. Every game was an improvement on the previous. We had a great team this year and I am very proud of all the girls. The team consisted of:

Abby Helm – Our goal keeper whose height and athleticism made her a constant challenge to every opposition’s shooter.

Tori Reeves – Dependable and a strong-willed defender.

Hemashri Govender – Flexible and aggressive when needed.

Brielle O’Connor – Consistently kept our mid-court steady and secure.

Jess Crow – The heart and soul of our team. Led by example, combative and competitive.

Pippa Lewis – Endless energy and enthusiasm.

Danielle McGregor – One of our key link players, able to switch from shooter to mid court with ease.

Briarna Rae – Capable of shooting a goal from anywhere in the circle, simply outstanding.

Deanna Morse – Captain with a quiet influence on all. Flexible both as shooter and defence.

We were lucky to have Mrs Lock as our coach, mentor and motivator. Her caring nature was evident at every game and this brought out the best in us. We had so much fun and the team would like to thank her for making it such a memorable season.

The Power of Sport

Kate Wilkins Absent: Tessa De Thierry Row: Mrs Helen Bradford (Manager), Jessica Crow, Tori Reeves, Abigail Helm, Hemashri Govender, Mrs Jackie Lock (Coach) Front Row: Brielle O’Connor, Danielle McGregor, Deanna Morse (Captain), Briarna Rae, Pippa Lewis

Senior Gold Netball

This year we were fortunate to have the skills of Stephanie Fowlie to coach our team. Her enjoyment of our team was evident and we thank her for her perseverance. The Saturday games were played with enthusiasm and more often than not we secured some good wins. A good season was had by our regulars.

Amanda Barr – a versatile player in all positions, a good organiser and Captain.

Melissa Barr – an excellent shooter.

Janna Newby – played with determination.

Morgan Elstob – an excellent defence player.

Sarah Kosoof – versatile mid court player.

Holly Hardie – a strong defence player.

Caitlin Johnston – who lifted our game in the defence circle.

Abbey Walling – original captain.

Tiana Collingwood – started the season well.

Zoe Smith and Eleisha Campbell – stepped in admirably to assist our defence in the later games.

Quadrangular Tournament – Adelaide

Over the three days, both teams played a total of eight games each with nearly two hours of fast five on the first night. Every single girl showed the Australians what we were made of, persistence and dedication. We had a rough time with the numbers on the score board but we took every opportunity to develop new skills – on and off the court.

Meg Skilton won overall best player of the tournament which was voted on by other teams and coaches. A few girls were also recognised for their work throughout the tournament. Leadership went to Libby Sutcliffe for her leadership of Team 1 with her outstanding job as captain. Jess Crow won the skill award by over ten points; she was fantastic at rolling away from her player. Deanna Morse won the most improved award. The most valuable player went to Meg Skilton with her accurate shooting and thousands of intercepts in the defence.

Leadership of Team 2 went to Danielle McGregor with her amazing job as captain. Most improved went to Abby Helm who showed how aggressive she is underneath her usually calm skin. Kaitlyn Thompson won the award of being the toughest player by being injured throughout the tournament but continuing to play the games. Most valuable player went to Ngaire Osborne with her accurate shooting and bubbly attitude. Roxanne Dow won a special award; she was injured, but was always there to help and encourage the teachers and girls.

The tour ended smoothly with Brielle O’Connor leading us in the haka while all the Australians had their phones out to video us with horrified looks on their faces.

5am was the following day’s wakeup call where we attended the local ANZAC service with Danielle and Deanna laying a wreath on behalf of the school.

This tour would not have been possible without the amazing staff who were involved. Mrs Munn was an outstanding coach to Team 1; she ensured her girls remained excited and enthusiastic for every game with her inspirational stories and bubbly personality. Mrs Lock and Mrs Bradford were super encouraging and smiles never left their faces while coaching Team 2. Mrs Kilmister and Mrs Keene kept the girls feeling at home with their kind personalities, perfect shoulder massages and accurate organisational skills. Thanks to them, the trip was beyond a success.

Netball Senior Gold Back Row: Sarah Kosoof, Zoe Smith, Eleisha Campbell, Mrs Helen Bradford (Manager) Front Row: Melissa Barr, Janna Newby, Amanda Barr Absent: Miss Stephanie Fowlie (Coach) Teams at Victoria Market Hemashri Govender

Rowing N

o other sport requires quite so much from its athletes, no other sport builds teamwork, perseverance, dedication, and resilience quite like rowing does. In the 50th year since the club’s formation, the 2012/13 season has been a journey that will go down in the books, not for a record medal haul but for the tenacity of the club as a whole. The superb work ethic and commitment that has emerged in the club this year is something we can all be very proud of. An extremely encouraging statistic is that the number of A finals that the club has made has increased on last season, meaning we are having more rowers competing in the top 8 of their respective races. All in all we made twelve ‘top ten’ placings at Maadi, a great result by all accounts.

Everyone involved with rowing plays a crucial part in contributing to the success of the club. It wouldn’t work without the coxes, rowers, senior boys and girls all playing their part, and giving their all through partaking to the best of their abilities. The immense support of the parents and especially the committee plays a vital part in the success of the club. Worthy of a special mention is the coaching team, for without their passion, commitment and dedication to this sport and to the rowers this all would not be possible. The time spent on the water coaching is just a fraction of what the coaches do; they spend countless hours thinking about ways of making the students go faster. Thanks go to Les Varney, Graham Oberlin-Brown, Brett Smith, Rory Wells, and to Matthew Markham and Kristy Dunhill, for their assistance with the learn to row programme. Thank you too, to Alex Mason for his work this season, as rowing manager and coach.

In his final season we acknowledge and pay tribute to the many years of service from Les Varney. The club has benefited from his wisdom, expertise and sense of humor. He will be greatly missed.

The U15 squad had a fantastic season, and made a strong start to their rowing careers. As a whole they showed dedication and commitment to the training. As an eight they were genetically at a huge disadvantage compared to their rivals, but what was most encouraging is that they brought back the crews that were lengths in front of them at the start of the season and in some cases beat them. The U15 four of Kelly, Eksteen, Smale, Gordon, Birt (cox), showed an early dominance in the field and progressed well throughout and their season was capped off with the only Maadi medal for the club. An “oarsome” result.

The U16 boys really stepped up from last season and impressed with their level of skill and competiveness, in what is a tough year with Tihoi taking up a large portion of the pre Christmas training. These boys had a tremendous work ethic and were very skilled across the board, making crew selections this season very difficult. The boys did tremendously well to medal in the U16 8+ at North Islands; there were also other stand out races from the likes of the U16 2x and U16 4x’s.

The girls of the club also did us proud this season; there was a large group of novices, which was really encouraging from the club’s perspective. They were competitive in the U15 age group right through to U18, showing great form in the U18 novice four – Tella, Fish, Lapwood, Thorp, Jordan, Birt (cox), U18 novice 2x (Fish, Lapwood), and U16 2x (Larkman, Porritt).

The senior novice boys were a strong group this season and all the boys came on well. They had three fantastic races at the North Islands in the U18 novice four, U18 Novice double and U18 Novice eight, coming away with two bronze medals. They were unlucky to not medal at Maadi, but TJ Wilson, Dobbe, Christey, Wade, Ground (cox) can be proud of their achievements this season.

The U17 boys of Johnstone, Ingham, Rush, Reeve and Clyde improved immensely from the previous season and from the beginning of this season. They came along and all rowed maturely at Maadi and were rewarded with a convincing win in the B Final, and they can take a lot from this season, and progress into next season more determined than ever.

Lastly we acknowledge our leaving senior boys and girls. Their efforts and contribution to the club over the last three, or four years has been immense and they will be missed. They have been competitive in Girls’ U18, Boys’ and Girls’ novice U18, as well as Boys’

The Power of Sport

U18 Novice
4+, Bronze Medal
Boys U15 4+, winners of silver at NISS and bronze at Maadi

U18 double, pair, single and 18 Fours- and whilst not necessarily winning gold medals, they have finished in the top 10 in the country in these top divisions. A great achievement for Matt HusbandDravitzki, Will Guest, Alex Hargreaves, Cam Bartley, Callum Windley and Brittany Smith. A special congratulations to Cam and Alex for their NZ Junior trial.

The most pleasing aspects of the season include:

• The Blessing and naming of all the unnamed boats in the club.

• The refurbishment of the Boathouse, thanks to all the parents involved.

• Being invited again to participate in the Secondary Schools’ curtain-raiser for the Great Race.

• Great teamwork and cooperation amongst the coaches, parents and rowers.

• The individual successes across all the age groups; Erg PB’s, with a tiny handful of exceptions, across the board with ergs!

• The increase in interest and participation from girls within the club.

• The utter determination and commitment to training shown by the U18 boys, which filtered down to other crews.

• Huge increase in competitive small boat participation from club (we purchased three new pair/doubles and a single).

• Further implementation of new competitive training regime.

• Very good NISSRC regatta.

• All crews peaked for Maadi.

• Success enjoyed by junior boys coming through.

• Two members of the club invited to trial for NZ Juniors.

• The exciting appointment of new Head Coach Graham OberlinBrown, to whom we wish every success.

2013 Rowing Awards

Les Varney Trophy

Most improved novice rower: Hinehou Te Ua

Coxswains Cup

Best Coxswain: Marcus Ground

Veterans Trophy

Best support from a rowing member: Callum Windley

St Paul’s Shield

Most improved rower-all age groups: Matt Husband-Dravitzki

School Oar

Most successful team of the year: Boys U15 4+

The “ERG” Trophy

Highest erg score in a season: Alex Hargreaves 6.19.3 minutes

Women’s ERG Trophy

Highest score for women in a season: Brittany Smith 7.52.7minutes

Arkell Cup

Best Lightweight in all grades: Jack Schicker

1x Trophy

Best Sculler in all grades: Matt Husband-Dravitzki

Seath Cup

Best rower in all grades: Cam Bartley & Alex Hargreaves

Steiner Trophy

For outstanding leadership from the girls: Brittany Smith

Presidents Cup

For outstanding leadership from the boys: Matt Husband-Dravitzki

Caps awarded to: Jackson Brown, Matt Husband-Dravitzki

Senior Colours awarded to: Alex Hargreaves, Cameron Bartley, William Guest, Matt Husband-Dravitzki, Jackson Brown, Campbell Ware, TJ Wilson

Junior Colours awarded to: Marcus Ground, Henry Wills, Lachlan Lee, Willis Webb, Jack Schicker, James Ingham, Ben Dobbe, Sal M’Boge, Tim Husband-Dravitzki, Connor Gordon, Andre Eksteen, Angus Kelly, Cameron Smale, Logan Birt.

Boys U16 8+, Bronze Medal NISS


Overall Season

The 2013 season has been a very successful one for St Paul’s. The fine and mild conditions that we enjoyed this winter meant that the fields stayed mostly dry and running rugby prevailed, which was pleasing to see.

The 1st XV had an excellent year making the final of the Central North Island Competition and were unlucky to lose the final to a strong Francis Douglas side.

The U55kg Gold team won the championship for the second year in a row and the U14s made the final of their competition. Whilst they lost the final, the U14s enjoyed two historic victories. The first was their nail-biting 13-12 win against Hamilton Boys’ High School U14A side. This is the first time a St Paul’s U14 team has beaten the top U14 team from Hamilton Boys’. The boys also beat Tauranga Boys’ College for the first time in many years.

The U16s had a largely disappointing season and faced several challenges. As St Paul’s didn’t field an U15 team this year the U16 squad was very young and often faced older and stronger oppositions. On top of this we did not field an U65kg side which meant that the U16s had a very large squad. In 2014 we are going to work very hard to have an U65kg side in order to create a better pathway for the smaller boys who play U55kg and are currently thrown into open weight teams before they are ready.

The 3rd XV and Development XV both had tough seasons with many close losses. A big thank you must go Alex Young who coached the 3rd XV. Losses can be demoralising but Alex managed to keep the team together and the boys thoroughly enjoyed their season. The Development team were always going to struggle when playing other schools’ 1st XVs. In many ways however, wins are not the prime focus of this team. The school enters a side in the top Waikato schools competition so that they can experience a high standard of rugby to prepare them for life in the 1st XV.

Finally, thank you to all coaches/managers and parents who spent hours on the sidelines cheering on their teams, whilst the boys might not say so, they do appreciate the support that you give them.

Rugby 1st XV

Back Row: Callum Brown, Arjun Singh, Adam Ballantyne, Salesi Leota, Shneil Singh, Taylor Hayes

3rd Row: Christopher Fawcett, Kyle Dean, Logan Jakes, Ben Brogden, Creighton Winiata-Dunster, Aaron Cleland, Thomas Gordon

2nd Row: Ryan McCarthy (Assistant Coach), Mitchell O’Connell, Corban Morison, Samisoni Taukeiaho, Asipeli Mafuataimi, Joshua Malpas, Rhodri Mackenzie, Andrew Gibbs (Head Coach)

Front Row: Hamish Burt, Samuel Bowley, Jaden Verryt, Caleb Lingman (Captain), Conner Fullerton, Aaron Crow, James Hunt, Mike Voykovich (Manager)

1st XV Rugby

We are the creators of our own destiny, we make our own luck. We were a group of boys that had GUTS, a group that was hard working and a group of brothers that would fight for each other. We assembled as a group of boys, yet were destined to turn into hard-working young men. “We are who we choose to be”, this is where it had all begun. Sitting there discussing what our goals would be for the season in the Chiefs’ Cup, our goals were to win one home game and win the playoff. For the Central North Island competition our goals were to be in the top two and to win our home games.

After the goals, the hard yards were soon to follow. The boys wanted this as much as the bloke who was next to them. The coaches were telling us that this journey was not going to be easy, but it was going to be worth it. Pre-season games started off with Scotch, Macleans, and then Palmerston North. What was going to be a good season started off with two good games, gradually building up to what was going to be the hardest rugby of our lives to date. Palmy next - let’s just say that this was our introduction to where the level was supposed to be.

Chiefs’ Cup began. First up we met Hamilton Boys’ High School, another game to decide whether we were going to make our transformation from boys to men or whether we should just forget about it. This highlighted the weak from the strong. The positives from this were that nobody gave up. Everyone was back the next week ready to work even harder and here the real journey began. “Stepping stones” was how we described it.

Another one of Gibbsy’s surprises was introduced to us in the preparation for Wesley College. However, this surprise, I believe, was the turning point in our transformation and in our rugby season. Tama, I can honestly say that you brought something to this team that is still yet to be discovered. If I was to call it spirit, it would be an understatement. Every meeting was one to remember. We would all enter casually then leave with goosebumps, with something within us that had changed. I couldn’t express how much the boys are thankful for what you have done for us over the season. It was evident that the work done with Tama and the hard feelings felt from Boys’ High through the game against Wesley, it was a game that on paper looked bad but on the field looked good. Able to string together phases that would pressure Wesley, it was a game where we discovered that defence was the driving force behind us and a game that had huge amounts of spirit in it.

The Power of Sport

Kyle Dean

Next we saw Tauranga Boys’, another game that had a hint of Tama’s work in it. Potentially the best game of our season. These stepping stones that were in our way were only getting higher and we were reaching them. At this stage we were only getting better as a team and we were building on our team chemistry and forming our brotherhood. After the Chiefs’ Cup we had at least achieved one of our goals, to win the playoff. However, we had learned a huge amount from being involved in this competition.

A kick off to the CNI competition saw good results against Rathkeale and then Wanganui. We had reached a plateau and were unable to keep our discipline against Lindisfarne. A game that we should have won but didn’t. It was time to go back to the drawing board and focus on pinning the corners and exiting our own half.

We were back on our journey with a huge win against St John’s from Hastings, a game where our exit strategies were hard to execute because we played the whole game in their half. Here we were again, back to the start with three very tough teams ahead of us. The saying, “Chiefs’ Cup intensity”, was put back into training. We had Francis Douglas, a game which we knew we had to fight every minute to keep up with them. However, despite a huge second half we still went down 15-10. St Peter’s came next and coming off a loss the boys were amped and ready to hit our rivals with a bang. And that we did. Winning in flying fashion, Aaron Crow would finish off some Kyle Dean magic on the final whistle. It’s always great getting the win over our rivals.

By this stage the points table was looking good for us, and we tried to nail it into our heads that the next game was a must win to book ourselves into the final. However, it didn’t work as some of us felt as though it didn’t matter, lose or win, the final spot was ours.

A scrappy game eventuated, one which Corban will remember. We lost disappointingly and were gutted. We heard the news Saturday night that we were still on the journey and would see Francis Douglas in the final. WIT! Whatever it takes! Tama came back into the team and we had a theme of being fighters for the week; fighting as hard as we could to earn the right to sing our song in the middle of the field. Looking back on this game, my head drops, however the boys didn’t stop fighting. A game that was ours all along went the other way when it counted. This game will always stay with us and we know that if we want to be the best we have to fight for the whole 70 minutes.

This year wouldn’t have been so successful if it wasn’t for our supporters. Thank you to all the parents, you have all been there with us supporting over the whole season and the things you all do behind the scenes is greatly appreciated. Thank you to the coaches Gibbsy and Mr McCarthy; you two have worked outstandingly well together and you are two very well respected men. Thank you to Mike our manager, I commend you on all the hard work that you have done over the season. I’m sure all the boys loved your taste of music on the road trips however, we didn’t quite enjoy the number of times you stalled the van, especially in front of the whole of Francis Douglas’ rugby team. Thank you to our sponsors Cambridge Stud and the Verryt family and also to Steve Crow Panel and Paint Ltd. The gear and the scoreboard all look really good. Thank you to Pauly, our physio, you have helped us so much over the season and we all appreciate the time and effort you gave for us. Thank you to Tama for all of your hard work, the boys are so thankful for what you have done for us. Last but not least thank you to the St Paul’s 1st XV, not just a rugby team but a brotherhood.

Team Spirit Aaron Crow James Hunt Caleb Lingman

Rugby Development XV

Back Row: Ben Brogden, Salesi Leota, Tom Schicker, Adam Ballantyne

3rd Row: Sam Rush, Joshua Malpas, George Koreman, Joel Taylor, Courtland Lee, Mitchell O’Connell

2nd Row: Mr J Rowlands (Coach), Danyon Fernando, Dillon Kelliher, Ben Donaldson, Edward Johnstone, Tyrell Martin, Tom Harsant, Mr C Lewis (Coach)

Front Row: Euan Reynolds, Campbell Ware, Lucas Martin (Co-Captain), Creighton Winiata-Dunster (Captain), Logan Jakes (Vice Captain), Anthony Sauni, Corban Morison

Absent: Aran Geerts, Wade Paniora

Development XV

Courage, determination and team spirit are a few words which epitomise the Development XV Rugby Team in 2013.

The grading games resulted in us securing a position in Division 1 with wins against Te Kuiti, Hillcrest and Hamilton Boys’ High 4th XV respectively. We knew that Division 1 would be an extremely tough challenge playing against numerous 1st XVs, but like the timeworn saying implies, “If you want to be the best, you’ve got to beat the best.”

Despite valiant efforts by our young men, we suffered losses to Cambridge 1st XV, Tokoroa 1st XV, St John’s 1st XV, Hamilton Boys’ 3rd XV, Matamata 1st XV and Te Awamutu 1st XV.

It was only during round 7 of the competition that the Development XV was able to make history by defeating Morrinsville 1st XV at home. This win was a momentous occasion and a true display of positive running rugby from both teams. The win was secured in the last minute of play when Campbell Ware crossed the line to score a well-executed team try under the posts. Final result was 34 – 27 to St Paul’s.

Thanks must go to all members of the Development XV, especially Lucas Martin and Creighton Winiata-Dunster. Both young men displayed phenomenal leadership on and off of the rugby field.

Rugby 3rd XV

Back Row: Petera Tapsell, Jack McDonald, Jason Dhesi, Toby Way, Aubrey Fish

2nd Row: Duncan Van Der Maas, Hamish Te Whare, Jonny Moss, Pete Smit, Zach Posa, Mr J Bedford (Coach)

Front Row: David Reeves, Jonathan Ring, William Reeves, Sukhjit Sarai, William Fraser

I was also fortunate to be assisted by Mr Jed Rowlands whose wealth of knowledge allowed the players to hone their skills and learn more about the game of rugby.

I look forward to further challenges in 2014 with the aim of achieving more wins in Division 1 with the Development XV.

3rd XV

The 2013 rugby season for the 3rd XV saw them play 11 games scoring 14 tries, 101 points for and 286 points against. Even though on paper the results did not go our way, there were still a lot of positives to take from the season.

First the boys never gave up despite playing mostly 2nd XV teams (including one 1st XV team), the boys never once complained and never did it cross their minds to default a game because there was a mis-match in the competition, and it could be fair to say that if there was a specific division for only 3rd XV teams, then the boys would have more than held their own.

Secondly, despite some one-sided games, the boys competed well and had games where their loss was within 7 points of the opposition.

Thirdly, the individuals who led the team well on and off the field in terms of leadership and as great role models were Will Reeves, Duncan Van Der Maas, Jason Dhesi and Sukhjit Sarai. Thanks for outstanding support from parents and staff on the sidelines despite the results throughout the season. These players have massive natural ability to become better rugby players in the future if they decide to take up rugby seriously.

I would like to thank all the staff and parents for their support and for supplying the resources for the team, and hope this team will produce even greater results in the future.

The Power of Sport

George Koreman Toby Skilton Tyrell Martin

U16 Rugby

The team trained hard throughout the season and managed to make the top four in the division. The start of the season was spoilt by a serious injury to Kewan Rose, who broke his leg in the trials. This unfortunately put him out for the season and time will tell whether he plays rugby again – a promising player! The team had nine players who came up from the talented Under 14 side last year – “the young guns”. They were not in the photo because of Tihoi, and were: Alastair Blackett; Josh Balme; Connor Gordon; Romke Gower-Hoogstra; Jackson Morgan; Connor Collins; Ben McColgan; Ben O’Sullivan and Tom Yarrall.

The good start to the season continued into our traditional fixture against Lindisfarne College and Tauranga Boys’ High School. A strong first half performance against Lindisfarne College with four tries before half time showed the talent within the squad. The game was won 29 -7. This pleasing form was continued against Tauranga Boys’ High with another good win, 27-0.

In the local competition our prospects did not fare so well against the top teams; losing narrowly to Taumaranui 1st XV (8-7), Hamilton Boys’ High School Under 15 (29-5) and Hamilton Boys’ Under 16 (30-10). We needed to beat Morrinsville College to get into the top four, which we did 26 -17. Obviously the second half of the season was difficult with a considerable number of our squad going down to Tihoi. Despite this, the team had to travel down to Taumaranui to play off for third and fourth against Taumaranui 1st XV. This ended up being a bridge too far with a disappointing end of season performance. Final placing was fourth.

The team was ably led by Ben Clare who did an excellent job as captain. A big thank you must go to him for his on-field and off-field leadership. Highest try scorers in the season were Jackson Morgan and Tom Yarrall. Team awards were given to Nick Simpson (best forward), Ben Clare (best back), and Dean Fullerton (best team player). The Tihoi players were not considered for these awards. Finally a big thank you must go to Mr D Williams who assisted in the coaching of the side.

Mr C Morton

Back Row: Sajin Singh, Oli Clausen, Thomas Hislop, Willis Webb, Gordon Fullerton

2nd Row: Mr D Williams (Coach), Nicholas Hansen, Jonathon Simpson, Jack Schicker, Nicholas Simpson, Taylor Cockerton, Hamish Black, Mr C Morton (Coach)

Front Row: Marc Bradford, Dean Fullerton, Lachlan Lee, Benjamin Clare (Captain), Sal M’Boge, Sam Fullerton-Smith, Ryan Van Straalen

Absent: Max Collingwood, Phoenix Keyte-Williams

U14 Rugby

Following on from a Waikato Championship winning season in 2012 this year’s team had one of the most successful seasons on record. It had some historic wins and suffered only one loss in the final of the Waikato Championship by 19 –12 to the top U14 HBHS team. Wins were recorded over Hamilton Boys’ High in the early round and Lindisfarne before a first ever win over Tauranga Boys’ College in Tauranga, 15-12.

This year’s team was not a team of champions but a champion team where every player contributed to its success. Despite having eight players going off to Tihoi who would have made the Waikato rep team, there were still five who were selected: Sam Cooper, George Dyer, Ferg Burke, Jock Yarndley and Aaron Humble.

Rugby U16 Rugby U14 Back Row: Ryan Wilkins, Aneil Khatkar, Shaun Campbell, Ferg Burke, Ben Johnson, Hamish Tapp, Luke Bryant 2nd Row: Mr P Gilbert (Coach), Andrew Barr, Sam Densem, Aaron Humble, James Wilkins, Invinder Singh, Callum Rawlings, Mr P Wilson (Coach) Front Row: Luke Donaldson, Marcus Hamilton, George Dyer, Jock Yarndley, Sam Cooper, Judd Redmond, Mitchell McClellan U19 v Palmy Boys Shaun Campbell Ferg Burke

Rugby U57KG Gold

Back Row: Seton Mason, Andre Kleuskens, Josh Grindlay, Wilson Wolfe, Elliot Ware

2nd Row: Liam Pepper, Matthew Fisher, Mathew Caskie, Jeevan Singh, Mr Carl Neethling

Front Row: John Richardson, Sam Wilson, Jack Davies, Lachie Finch, James Mitchell

Absent: Mr Ivan Posa, Hugh Jackson, Callum Brown, Sebastian Ellice, Cole Lucas, Logan Birt, Rudi Grace, Drew Gordon

U55 Gold Rugby

Building on the success of the team in 2012, retaining the U55 title was one of the main objectives for the season. The boys came to training with enthusiasm and a willingness to learn and develop their game. The biggest challenge initially was to try and convert an abundance of loose forwards into a tight five, however, we soon established a pack of forwards that could supply the exciting backs with quality go-forward ball.

The season started with an official weigh-in day and some warmup matches at Hamilton Boys’. On the day we came up against both HBHS Gold and Silver. Our boys played well for so early in the season and managed to beat both the HBHS teams. This confirmed the coach’s thoughts about the talent we had within the squad.

Our first three games against Cambridge, Te Awamutu and HBHS Silver produced comfortable wins. Our next game against HBHS Gold however, would be a challenge, but the boys produced one of their best performances of the season to win 28-7. In the games that followed against Cambridge and St Peter’s the boys played expansive rugby and in the process recorded big winning margins.

We were trying to score bonus point wins as we knew that when five of our team members were going to Tihoi it would make the rest of the season more challenging. It proved to be the case and the second round matches against Te Awamutu and HBHS Silver were close affairs. The team had to dig deep and show character to win 20-15 again HBHS Silver who played really well on the day. The next game was against HBHS Gold and the winner of this game would be virtually guaranteed to win the competition. We approached this game as a final and the game itself was a tough affair. We dominated the first half and were leading 26-0 early on. Boys’ High scored on half time and would have the benefit of a strong wind in the second half. We struggled for territory and HBHS had us under real pressure. Our defence held tight, but HBHS managed to score another try. We scored a breakaway try right at the end of the game to run out winners 33-14.

We had two games left and needed to secure wins to win the competition for the second time in as many years. The boys played well to beat Cambridge and in the final game of the season faced up to St Peter’s. We gave players in the extended squad an opportunity to play in this game and they grabbed the chance with both hands. The team recorded an impressive 64-0 win to end the season unbeaten and retain the Pat Bennett Trophy.

It was a privilege to work with such keen, talented players. The team was superbly led by Jack Davies. He was a great example for all the other players both at training and in the games. Jack was awarded Forward of the Year; Callum Brown, Back of the Year and Andre Kleuskens was recognised as most valuable team member at the end of season prize giving.

Finally, a big thank you to Mr Ivan Posa for all his time and efforts this year.

U55 Black

The Hedgehogs Black Rugby Team was rather unique as it was made up of mostly Year 9 players. At the end of the season we had a core group of about eighteen players, with at least six of the original Black Team players moving up to the Gold Team. It was not always easy as the team often faced much older and bigger opposition but they always played with determination and passion. In the end we came 5th out of six teams in our division.

Rugby U57KG Black

Back Row: Henry Brown, Michael Turnbull, Connor Edwards, Liam Richardson, Baiden Thompson, Oliver Saunders

2nd Row: Quinn Bowie, Lachlan Dent, Daniel Kennedy, Liam Anderson, William Eyre, Rahul Manohan, Mr A J Tharratt

Front Row: Riley Hunter, James Mitchell, Hugo Burt, Conner Peterson, Jack Alexander, Benjamin Juby, Jamie Heath

Absent: Ben Negus

I was impressed with the skill level and positional play of the players. There was always a player willing to play in a position that was new or unfamiliar to him. This provided a chance for players to play in new positions and develop new skills.

I would like to thank all the parents for their ongoing encouragement and support. Special thanks to Stuart Eyre, Rolly Saunders and Simon Juby for their help with coaching the team every week. Also special thanks to John Turnbull for donating a set of drink bottles.

The Power of Sport

Mathew Caskie Aaron Humble


Clay Target Shooting 2

013 p roved to be a difficult season after what was a very auspicious and promising start. Term 1 began with two well-balanced squads comprising an excellent blend of experience and promising new entrants. The first interschool event at AMGC certainly set a high standard and one that could have been built on during the season. Therefore we began with high hopes of what could have potentially been a very successful and lucrative year. Unfortunately this was not to be as we were to lose three of our more experienced students very soon after this opening competition and this required a major reformation and rebuild of existing teams.

But with any loss comes opportunity and a number of the younger students took advantage of this situation to step up and take on the challenges this created.

Quietly we began the process by setting realistic goals and trying to develop some consistency with our scores. The onset of the winter sports’ season also had its usual implications with many of the boys playing rugby as well as continuing with their shooting. On the positive side we had the return of one shooter from rowing and another from Tihoi and this helped create more stability.

As the season progressed the individuals’ scores improved and consequently our team’s score began to show some consistency. This was a very pleasing aspect of the team’s revival.

Best interschool performances of the season: Auckland Metropolitan

Individual HOA: Anthony Simpson

Individual Ist: Jonathon Simpson

Individual 8th: Sean Collinson-Smith

Team points score: 278 (2nd)


Individual HOA: Max Mitchell-Clifford

Individual 5th: Henry Wills

North Island Secondary Schools’ Competition

This event was held in the Waikato on what is now rapidly becoming our “home ground”. Sadly, the weather was atrocious with strong, gusting westerly winds accompanied by very cold squalls, impacting on all teams in the morning session. All scores reflected the conditions with very few possibles being posted.

Table Tennis

Every year, the Waikato Table Tennis Association holds the Waikato Secondary Schools Competition during the winter. This competition is played every Friday afternoon for 7 weeks at the stadium in Edgecumbe Street and approximately 60 students from 4 high schools participated this year.

The A-team, consisting of Paul Newton-Jackson (captain), Joseph Chen and Louis Suk, was ranked second out of 8 teams in the first division. The C-team, consisting of Sahil Patil (captain), Youngmin Goo, Nathan Cleaver (Tihoi first intake) and William Armstrong (Tihoi second intake) was ranked third out of 7 teams in the second division. Sahil was the number one player in the second division, winning 19 of his 21 singles matches. The B-team also played in the first division and the players were Ben Weake (captain), Tom Weake and Reece McKie and this team was ranked seventh.

Claybird Shooting

Back Row: Jonathon Simpson, Fransois Eksteen, Anthony Simpson, Mr I Campbell

Front Row: Ryan Lindsay, Hunter Johnson, George Amos, Thomas Vincent, Hamish Tapp

Absent: Sean Collinson-Smith, Henry Wills

Our two best Single Rise scores were posted by Ryan Lindsay and George Amos who both scored 17/20. The Points event fared little better with Ryan once again gaining the best score of 48/60. Thomas Vincent achieved a creditable 8/10 in the Single Barrel to lead the way in this discipline.

Overall this proved to be a difficult day but it did give many of these shooters the experience of having to participate in awkward and unpleasant circumstances.

New Zealand Nationals

Although there was still a strong wind blowing, the conditions had improved dramatically from the day before. George Amos and Henry Wills top scored in the Single Rise with 18/20 but possibles were still proving to be very elusive.

Ryan Lindsay continued his strong showing from the day before with a 58/60 in the Points events. Under the conditions, this was a very good score and one he will undoubtedly be proud of.

Although we were able to make a considerable improvement with our Points team score, (251/300) this was never going to be sufficient to threaten a top 10 placing.

Once again Thomas Vincent finished the qualifying events with an excellent 9/10 in the Single Barrel.

Although there will be some disappointment with the overall results this experience will be invaluable in the coming years as we develop what is at present a very young and inexperienced team.

Table Tennis Back Row: Louis Suk, Tom Weake, Joseph Chen, Mrs A Visagie (Manager) Front Row: Sahil Patil, Nathan Cleaver, Ben Weake Absent: Paul Newton-Jackson, Youngmin Goo, Reece McKie, William Armstrong

2013 saw St Paul’s Collegiate continue to build on its softball program. After attending the Junior Softball Nationals in the 4th term of 2012, the team moved up into the open grade. This meant we faced much tougher competition, as we faced teams older than us, who had been together for longer. Despite this the boys competed well throughout the season, taking on any challenge with a positive manner.

The last game of the season was particularly exciting. We meet our old rivals, the Marlinz. We were up at the start of fourth innings by five. The Marlinz had a late run of points and came within one point. We only had one out, when the hooter rang. We had the option of carrying on or going back to the score from the start of the fourth innings. The boys saw this as a massive challenge and opted to try and get them out. Marlinz had one on base, with two outs still to go; a tough and stressful ask for any team. Connor pitched the ball straight down the middle, the ball got hit back to the shortstop, who passed to 2nd, getting the base runner out before throwing to first to get the batter out. Our first double outer was a great way to end the season. Great team work boys.

Softball Squash

It has been an incredible year for squash at St Paul’s in 2013. Term one started out with 40 students participating with varying degrees of talent and enthusiasm with the numbers growing to over 60 for terms two and three.

It has been great having so many students playing squash this year. Many students started out with very limited experience in a racket sport and quickly gained the skill level required to play in competition.

During term two 40 students participated in the Waikato Secondary Schools’ Competition, with seven students competing in the individual event and 14 teams entered in the teams competition. Everyone enjoyed the opportunity to play games and for many it was their first chance to experience what it’s like to play competitive squash.

St Paul’s sent two boys’ and one girls’ team to Nationals which was held in the Waikato in August. The level of competition is very high and the experience was great for all the students. Everyone performed exceptionally well and the team finished as expected ranked 24th out of 33 teams, but the future looks good with the youthful talent that the school has available.

This year the first school champs were held. Holly Irwin showed great dedication over the year to win the girls’ title with Natasha Sue


and Navroz Gill close behind. The top spot for the boys changed a number of times during the year between four students. The final came down to James Atherton and Hugo Brown with James taking out the champs.

Many thanks to coach Brendon Woodhead who gave the students positive and passionate encouragement and expert coaching virtually every day on the school courts for the entire year.

The Power of Sport

Back Row: Ben Johnson, Richie Bloor, Daniel Johnson, Kerwan Rose, Riley Kissling-Hemsworth, Mr Josh Howard (Coach) 2nd Row: Mrs Hannah Munn (Coach), Troy-Lee Bai, Logan Fortescue, Harrison Newdick, Sam Bowden, Max Wilkinson Front Row: Vincent Lu, Connor Joyce, Zeek Gibbs, Wade Paniora, Nicholas Simpson, Jack Gordon, Ben Bowden Absent: Joshua Andrew Squash Back Row: Hugo Brown, Chris Tindall, Conor Gawith 2nd Row: Sam Wilson, Natasha Sue, George Dyer, Mathew Caskie, Mr Brendon Woodhead (Coach) Front Row: Holly Irwin, James Morritt, James Atherton, Riley Kissling-Hemsworth, Navroz Gill
The last game of the season was particularly exciting. We meet our old rivals, the Marlinz. We were up at the start of fourth innings by five. The Marlinz had a late run of points and came within one point. We only had one out when the hooter rang.


This has been another fantastic year of growth and performance for our St Paul’s Collegiate swimmers. Swimming has become more ‘global’ as a sport, with our swimmers competing in a diverse range of local, regional, national and international events. From duathlons to triathlons, to open freshwater, to open ocean, to Waikato Secondary Schools and to National Secondary Schools, St Paul’s swimmers have been there and have done very well.

On the National and International stage

The highlight of the year would have to be Cam Voykovich’s selection to swim for New Zealand at the Open Water Championships in Australia earlier this year. It makes you very proud to see a St Paul’s student wearing a silver fern emblazoned jacket.

Additionally acknowledgement must be made of the performances of Hamish Black and Connor Egan at other national events. Hamish competed in the State King of the Bays open ocean swim. His 2nd overall place in the 1km swim (2nd in the 15-19 years age group) amongst 200 people in his race was a stellar achievement. Teaming up with Adam McCarthy and Jack Davies, Hamish did the 1km swim leg in the Xterra Offroad Extreme Triathlon, finishing 2nd, with the team finishing the whole event 2nd overall in the Open Males’ division.

Connor is also a very accomplished open-water long distance swimmer. At the New Zealand Secondary Schools’ Open Water Championships held at Christchurch earlier this year, Connor placed 4th in the Under 16 age group and was the first 14 year old.

Mid-week swim training

The growing strength of St Paul’s swimming is largely attributable to the support of the St Paul’s Swimming Club. Graeme and Vicki, along with their talented team of coaches, have certainly helped me cope with blossoming numbers, so much so that in term 1 we needed to have four (sometimes five) after-school training sessions each week. Those at training ranged from novice swimmers to

training triathletes, to winter sports conditioning and also those continuing their training for national events. The winter terms saw thirteen swimmers continue their training, characterised by steam rising off the pool with their early morning starts and their rushed run across cold concrete to reach the warm water. There are 48 swimmers registered for the term 4 programme. What is also encouraging are the efforts of some of our swimmers who act as coaches at this club for the junior classes; Cam Voykovich, Hamish Black, Lara Wilson, Bethany Langton and Brittany Smith have all given many hours of extra time to the teaching of the youngsters. To see our students in this teaching role doing such a competent job is a real joy.

St Paul’s Collegiate School Swimming Championships

Participation and enthusiasm in this annual event has continued to grow. There are still a lot of students for whom swimming competitively in public is not their thing but House spirit and rivalry seem as strong as ever and it is inevitable that some competitors were press-ganged into service for the good of House points. Mid-week training saw swimmers coming along for the good of their house rather than themselves. To all who participated, I salute you. The following is a summary of individual results with House results appearing in another section.

Champion of Champions Georgia Burke and Cam Voykovich (tied)

Senior Girls’ Champion Georgia Burke

Senior Boys’ Champion Cam Voykovich

Intermediate Boys’ Champion Hamish Black

Junior Boys’ Champion Marcus Hamilton

1500m Boys’ Champion Cam Voykovich (17min 36s)

1500m Girls’ Champion Bethany Langton (21min 20s)

The Waikato Secondary Schools’ Swimming Championships

This was indeed a golden day for the seven girls and twenty boys who made up the St Paul’s Collegiate School Swimming squad who attended this meet. Comparatively speaking we are a small school when you consider our total numbers of boys and girls at the Hamilton campus, but this fact never stopped our determination to achieve the remarkable. By the end of the day’s events, through heats and finals (even in the relays), our girls had gained 195.5 points to rank them 9th out of the 21 schools and our boys had gained 848 points to place them 2nd out of the 21 schools with boys’ teams.

Swimming Back Row: Fergus Burke, Cameron Wratt, Connor Egan, Charles Christey 3rd Row: Brittany Smith, Hunter Johnson, Oliver Dowling, Deanna Morse, Hamish Black, Rudi Grace, Jimmy Christey, Tessa De Thierry 2nd Row: Tully Dickson, Micayla Kim, Courteney Lee, Claudia Miles, Bethany Langton, Marcus Hamilton, Meg Morbey, Shay Dickson, Mr R Bell (Manager/Coach) Front Row: Lara Wilson, Josh Lemon, Mark Swarbrick, Fransois Eksteen, Tom Dobbe, James Atherton, Cam Voykovich, Simroop Singh-Thandi, Georgia Burke Absent: Max Collingwood Cam Voykovich

St Peter’s School had combined scores of 1687 points making them 1st. Our combined scores of 1043.5 points placed us 2nd overall, ahead of Hamilton Boys’ (3rd), Waikato Diocesan (4th), Cambridge High (5th), Matamata College (6th), Sacred Heart (7th), Hillcrest High (8th), Hamilton Girls’ (9th) and Te Awamutu College (10th).

The girls achieved five top 3 placings with Tessa De Thierry ranking 25th out of 130 girls and Georgia Burke ranking 34th. The boys achieved 26 top 3 placings with Marcus Hamilton ranking 6th out of 100 boys, Jimmy Christey 12th, James Atherton 18th, Cam Voykovich and Tom Dobbe 19th= and Connor Egan 25th.

Our 31 top 3 placings in finals is a fantastic accomplishment but if you include down to 4th place in finals then the total goes to 50. If we also include those who were top 8 finishers in their respective final then the total goes to 63. What a team!

Individual stand-out performances included:

Marcus Hamilton Junior Boys’ 1st 100 Fly, 1st 100 Free, 2nd 200 Free

Jimmy Christey Junior Boys’ 1st 50 Free, 1st 50 Fly, 3rd 50 Back

James Atherton Senior Boys’ 1st 50 Free, 2nd 50 Fly, 3rd 100 Free relay

Cam Voykovich Senior Boys’ 2nd 200 IM, 2nd 100 Fly, 3rd 200 Free, 3rd 100 Free relay

Tom Dobbe Senior Boys’ 2nd 50 Free, 2nd 50 Back, 3rd 100 Back, 3rd 100 Free relay

Connor Egan Int. Boys’ 3rd 200 IM, 3rd 200 Free, 3rd 100 Free, 3rd 100 Free relay

Tessa De Thierry Senior Girls’ 2nd 100 Back, 3rd 50 Back

Georgia Burke Int. Girls’ 2nd 50 Free, 3rd 50 Fly

Special congratulations to the other team members who finished outside the top 3 in their finals but whose points contributed to the total school team score. Thank you to you all, your points did matter!

The National Secondary Schools’ Swimming Championships (6-8 September at Te Rapa)

On the national swimming stage, this is a huge sporting event; 123 secondary schools, 478 qualifying swimmers, 101 relays and 2925 event entries, spread over five sessions on three days.

With injuries, the current Tihoi intake and commitments to other winter sports’ teams and other tournaments, the St Paul’s swim squad was very much reduced this year, from an initial twelve qualifiers to three actual competitors.

In spite of this our three competitors thoroughly enjoyed the spectacle of competition at this level. From the opening ceremony to the thrill of close competition where every heat was a timed final and where a hundredth of a second separated places, our swimmers were fine ambassadors for SPC. Wearing their bumble bee tops they certainly stood out in the crowd.

Shay Dickson (Year 9), Connor Egan (Year 10) and Cameron Wratt (Year 12) acquitted themselves well over the three days in their chosen events. The following are their results;

Ranking in NZ

Shay 13 yr Boys 50 Fly 35.05s (PB) 17th

50 Back 39.34s (PB) 21st

50 Breast 45.18s 12th

50 Free 34.16s (PB) 20th

Cameron 16-18yr Boys

Connor 15 yr Boys

50 Breast 38.90s (PB) 31st

50 Free 27.82s (PB) 39th

50 Free 28.07s 24th

200 I M 2:40.18min 35th

100 Fly 1:13.50min 18th

100 Free 1:02.20min 32nd

Connor travelled up from Tihoi to compete on the Saturday and Sunday in four events. Even with a severe chest cold he was able to compete creditably, achieving times close to his personal best.

Next year will be a re-building year for our swimming squad with so many senior swimmers finishing at St Paul’s at the end of this year. At Nationals next year we intend entering mixed relay teams to get back into the medal hunt. Well done gentlemen, you did yourselves and your school proud.

In closing I would like to acknowledge the efforts of our Year 13 students who finish their years at St Paul’s shortly. To Cam, James, Tom, Mark, Francois, Josh, Simroop, Deanna, Tessa, Meg and Brittany, best of luck in your future endeavours and thank you for all your support of St Paul’s Collegiate School swimming over many years. And to the many parents who have helped to make my job so much easier, I could not have done it without your on-going support and encouragement of your sons and daughters.

The Power of Sport

Hamish Black Simroop Singh-Thandi Bethany Langton Georgia Burke Joshua Lemon Francois Eksteen Connor Egan


Senior Boys’

The senior team consisted of Josh Cave, James Wilkins, Andre Stokes, Tim Fletcher, Ethan Kimpton, Oli Clausen and Chris Whiteley. The Lindisfarne fixture this year was a close contest. Josh Cave recorded easy wins in the singles and in the doubles with Tim Fletcher, and Andre Stokes won in 3 sets through a most determined effort. Unfortunately the tie was lost 5 matches to 3. Josh was injured early in the season and the fixture with King’s proved to be too tough, going down in all matches.

In the Waikato Inter-Schools’ Competition the team fared better making the top 2. Of the six matches played, the team only dropped two matches. At the Waikato Secondary Schools’ Championships Andre Stokes and James Wilkins won the final to be the Intermediate Champions for 2013.

Senior Girls’

The girls’ tennis team played in the Tennis Waikato-Bays

Senior Girls’ Secondary School Teams Competition this year. They played a variety of teams on a Wednesday afternoon including St Peter’s, Morrinsville College, Hamilton Girls’ High School, Cambridge High School, and Diocesan School.

The members of the team were Kate Wilkins, Phoebe Boyes, Jessica Chanwai, Natasha Sue, and Navroz Gill. Each week they played a combination of singles and doubles matches and all of the girls performed well against some very good tennis players from the opposing teams.

At the Waikato Secondary Schools’ Championships Jess Chanwai teamed up with Kate Wilkins to be runners-up in the senior girls’ doubles final which was a very fine effort.

Junior Boys’

The junior tennis team comprised Joshua Yee, Blair Wang, Reece McKie, Weber Wang, Riley Hunter. With a number of top players at Tihoi, it was always going to be a tough season. Joshua Yee was solid in all games and the others tried hard in the inter-school matches winning three of their six fixtures.

King’s College and Lindisfarne were too strong for our junior team this year.

Tennis Boys A

Tennis Girls

Tom Harsant, Timothy Fletcher, Andre Stokes, James Wilkins, Mr C M Hardman (Coach) Kate Wilkins, Phoebe Boyes, Navroz Gill, Mrs Amanda Reid, Jessica Chanwai, Natasha Sue Tennis Junior Boys Blair Wang, Joshua Yee, Riley Hunter, Mr P Gilbert, Weber Wang Oli Clausen James Wilkins

The local touch association did not start the competition until we were well into term 1. This, combined with clashes with school-based arrangements, meant it was going to be a short season for the St Paul’s teams. In the end the Senior Boys’ got three competition games and the two Junior Boys’ teams also got three competition games each. The results were as follows:

We are very grateful to Mr Phil Clement and Ms Helen Bradford for their willing assistance with managing and/or coaching the touch teams. A special note of thanks to Mr Craig Morton for the energy, enthusiasm and expertise he gave to the coaching of our junior teams.

The majority of the players can be complimented for their reliable attendance and willing participation in the practice sessions. It was also good to see all three squads approaching their competition matches with enthusiasm, a determination to do their best, and most importantly the desire to simply enjoy the game. As representatives of the school they were always well turned out in the correct gear and played all their games in a very sporting spirit.

Touch Rugby Water Polo

Water Polo continues to flourish at St Paul’s with two senior teams and one junior team entered into local competitions this year. As always, the senior competition was a tough one. In Division A, St Paul’s A was up against strong opposition and although we struggled at times the team also experienced some good wins. St Paul’s B (a mix of senior girls and junior boys) was essentially a development team that gained much from their competition, and it was great to see their skills and teamwork improve from week to week. After a promising start, the St Paul’s junior team lost its way mid-competition in tight game situations. However, a couple of hard-fought wins under pressure late in the season was a much better reflection of the skills and talents of the team. Congratulations are extended to Damon Hayward and Michael Weir, who represented Waikato at Under 16 level.

Touch Rugby Junior Boys A

Back Row: Sam Cooper, Toby Wallbank, Josh Balme, Romke Gower Hoogstra, Connor Edwards

2nd Row: James Mitchell, Sam Wilson, Mathew Caskie, Luke Donaldson, Mr C Morton

Front Row: Jack Alexander, Aaron Humble, Connor Collins, George Dyer, Josh Grindlay

Waterpolo A

Back Row: Oliver Roberts, Ben Dobbe, Salesi Leota

2nd Row: Kate Wilkins, James Wilkins, Mitchell O’Connell, Connor Joyce, Mr J Pike (Coach)

Front Row: Jonathon Simpson, Wade Paniora, Mark Swarbrick, Callum Connell, Damon Hayward

Junior Waterpolo

Back Row: George Dyer, Oliver Dowling, Ferg Burke, Carter Brydon, Ryan Wilkins

2nd Row: Marcus Hamilton, Ben Truebridge, Phoenix Keyte-Williams, Judd Redmond, Callum McNaughton

Front Row: James Mitchell, Wilson Wolfe, Michael Weir, (Captain), Josh Grindlay, Hugo Burt

Absent: Mr J Pike (Coach)

Waterpolo B

Back Row: Ben Truebridge, Fergus Burke

2nd Row: Jock Yarndley, Hugo Burt, Lachlan Dent, Lachie Finch, Mr J Pike (Coach)

Front Row: Jessica Crow, Briarna Rae, Ben McColgan, Claudia Miles, Georgia Hogg

TEAM Senior Boys Junior Boys A Junior Boys B WIN 1 2 1 DRAW 1 0 0 LOSS 1 1 2
The Power

Kapa Haka

Tēnā koutou e te whānau o Paora Tapu. Nei rā te mihi nunui ki a koutou e hāpai ana i te reo me ōna tikanga. Tihei mauri ora.

The dances of Rehia and the haka of Tanerore inspire the art of kapa haka. In the modern day, kapa haka is very much a tool for the revitalisation of Māori language, culture and stories. Traditional song, dance and haka form a base for the creative flows which transform kapa haka into a vessel of entertainment for all.

At St Paul’s we aim to explore the realms of Hine-Rehia and Tanerore through pōwhiri, support for community events, competitions and cultural exchanges, and inspire students to delight in Aotearoa’s beautiful culture. We have had various opportunities to perform waiata and haka and to represent our school for visiting guests. For many, this was their first time standing before an audience to perform. After a year of many ups and a few downs, the group has grown immensely and we aim to continue this growth in the years to come. We try to begin and finish the year with a Noho Marae visit where our rōpū (group) stays for a night or two. This opens the opportunity to get to know each other and/or close the year while experiencing Kapa Haka in a more traditional Māori setting. This year we went to Kirikiriroa Marae where we ate, slept and practiced hard together in order to better our skills in haka and waiata. We also learnt to make poi and some got to encounter tikanga Māori for the first time. Kapa haka gives all ethnicities the opportunity to learn about the thing that makes New Zealand unique from all other countries in the world.


Debating at St Paul’s Collegiate has continued to go from strength to strength this year. Both Junior and Senior teams did very well in their respective competitions in 2013. Senior debaters also had the opportunity to participate in the Waikato University Mooting Competition and the Model United Nations. We continue to build on our achievements and look forward to continued success in 2014. We also welcome any students for whom public speaking may be new or a daunting experience to come and be part of the team.

Junior Debating

Tully Dickson, the only experienced debater in the team was joined by Year 9 novices Heath Campbell, Michael Turnbull and Liam Tyndall. The boys acquitted themselves well and made it through to the semi-finals of the Waikato Competition. Tully was recognised as best speaker an incredible three times during the season.

Senior Debating

Mark Davis, Lovely Dizon and Hannah Clare had a successful year only being beaten narrowly in the semi-finals of the Waikato Competition. A highlight for the team this year was winning the annual Rotary Debate against Waikato Diocesan, affirming the benefits of mining in New Zealand. Hannah was named best speaker in this debate and the whole team was impressive in their level of arguments and engagement.

For Māori, kapa haka presents the opportunity to rediscover cultural roots, or holdfast to traditional knowledge. I would encourage all who are interested in Māori culture, no matter their ethnicity, to join the St Paul’s kapa haka group for an educational, fun and eyeopening experience.


The eloquent Dominic Scott-Jones paired with the formidable Mark Davis (ably supported in research by Taylor Deakin) to make it through to the final eight in this year’s mooting competition. They mooted, which to the uninitiated means to argue one side of an existing case in law, in front of two lawyers in the High Court in Hamilton. This was a commendable achievement as, for both young men, it was their first experience of mooting and they were able to make the semis against 30-odd teams from across the upper North Island.

Model United Nations

Taylor Deakin, Sean Vartiainen, Harini Meiyappan and Evie McHugh representing Germany and Angola respectively, acquitted themselves well in the MUN competition held in September at the University. All the students enjoyed representing the views of their country as well as dressing accordingly. The students look forward to having another go next year now that they have learnt the ropes.

Ngā mihi anō ki a koutou katoa. Tīhei mauri ora! Debating at the Ball Taylor Deakin and Sean Vartiainen

Band Programme

The St Paul’s Collegiate music ensembles have once again offered our young musicians an excellent environment in which students have performed music from many different genres. Students have been given challenging, engaging and enjoyable musical experiences and have enjoyed their shared music-making. They have learned about discipline, commitment to practise and working together as a team. Participation in the various music groups has been a fantastic way for our students to meet other students from different classes, year groups and Houses. For many of our students the highlight of the year was performing in our prestigious and very successful ‘Celebration of Music’ concert.

Concert Orchestra

This year the Concert Orchestra has gone from strength-to-strength and we now have 30 students involved. The continued success of the Year 9 Band Programme has meant that we have been able to ‘filter-in’ students, who continue with itinerant lessons on their instrument, into the orchestra. This year we have had seven students join the orchestra, as a result of their exciting experience in the Year 9 Band Programme. As a result we have seen a substantial growth in the Brass and Woodwind sections. Having Mr Ian Parsons, woodwind teacher and Mr Bill Stoneham, brass teacher has been paramount to the increasing performance levels and confidence of our young musicians. Mr Ian Parsons, who also teaches in the Year 9 Band Programme and Year 10 Music, is also a freelance bassoonist. He introduced bassoon lessons at St Paul’s last year and we are now delighted to have Oliver Massey playing bassoon with the orchestra.

The Concert Orchestra is currently building up its repertoire and we are really excited to be representing the school, next year, in regional festivals. The highlight of this year was our performance at ‘Good Vibrations, a Celebration of Music’. The Orchestra played a selection of tunes from the musical ‘Grease’. These toe-tapping items showcased the orchestra as never before. Our closing number, ‘Greased Lightning’ ended with all the Orchestra up on their feet as they finished with a spectacular crescendo.

Big Band

With a student number of seventeen, the St Paul’s Big Band is one of the flagship performance ensembles here at St Paul’s and is directed by Mr Ian Parsons. The band is made up from our orchestral brass,

woodwind and percussion students and has been an enjoyable part of the musical life of the school over the last two years.

This ensemble has proven to be very popular within the school and has produced music of the highest levels. Within the band there has been much scope for improvisation and a number of students have taken to this, performing improvisation during performances. There has been a wide range of repertoire from Jazz Funk, Reggae, Swing, Rock, Ballad and Latin styles. This has given our young musicians a huge opportunity to gain experience in the genre of Jazz and Big Band.

Blue Grass Band

The St Paul’s Blue Grass Band is a recent addition to the school. Mr Paul Trenwith, founder of the Hamilton County Bluegrass Band, a household name in New Zealand in the late 60’s because of its residency in the national TV show ‘The Country Touch’, came to St Paul’s this year and was keen to start a Blue Grass Band at the School. Students enjoy getting together weekly to ‘ye haaaaaaa’ with their mixture of talent and instruments which include banjo, mandolin, fiddle, guitar and bass. The band made its debut performance at the ‘Celebration of Music ‘. Teacher, Mr Paul Trenwith is incredibly passionate about music and also plays acoustic bass in a local Celtic group, Reelmen, hosts a bluegrass show on Hamilton’s community radio and runs a monthly get-together for bluegrass enthusiasts.

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Our St Paul’s Collegiate Choir has enjoyed a hugely successful year during 2013, reaching new levels in both performance and technique. This year’s choir was made up of 33 members spanning a wide range of voices and personalities, often singing in up to eight parts. While our primary function is still to lead the singing in chapel services, on weekdays and on Sunday evenings, the choir has also been involved in a wide range of additional concerts and competitions.

During term 2, the choir continued to successfully promote the cultural identity of St Paul’s by again competing in the annual ‘Big Sing’ Youth Choir Competition, this year held at St Peter’s in Cambridge. The choir performed three pieces, ‘Light of the Pacific’, arranged by head chorister Paul Newton-Jackson, ‘Sure On This Shining Night’, a heartwarming piece based on the poem by James Agee, and finally ‘Quick we have but a Second’, a light-hearted and enthusiastic piece written by Charles V Stanford. These three songs provided a great contrast of style and musical ability and the choir did an outstanding job, making a very positive impact on the audience who commented favorably on both performance and overall stage presentation.

Choir Chamber Music

Two groups of St Paul’s Collegiate School students performed at the NZCT District Chamber Music Competition. The groups were as follows:

Echoes: Paul Newton-Jackson, Fiona Thorp and Michael Torrance

Ripon: Jessica Chanwai, John Penyas of St Paul’s and Daniel Ng and Simon Miles of Hamilton Boys’ High School

The two groups competed against Thames High School, Te Awamutu College, Sacred Heart Girls’ College, Waikato Diocesan, Hillcrest High School and Home Schooled students. The adjudicator can name up to four groups, other than the overall winning group, to receive a Highly Commended Award. Ripon and Echoes both received Highly Commended. In addition to this Echoes won two extra awards: The Statham Award for the Best Performance of a New Zealand Work in association with SOUNZ and the Original Composition Performance Award in association with SOUNZ and CANZ. This is where a composition is entered in the Senior Composition Section and this composition is played as part of the District Contest. Paul Newton-Jackson entered his composition, and this was performed by Echoes, winning them the two additional awards.

In the Hamilton String Competitions, Jessica Chanwai and John Penyas’ Ripon Piano Quartet (other two musicians are from HBHS –Simon Miles and Daniel Ng) came first in the Chamber Music 18 Years and Under Class. They were also awarded the Combined Sponsors’ Cup for the Best Performance out of all the Chamber Music classes. An outstanding result considering that they beat the chamber music group who was the winner of the Chamber Music Contest Hamilton Regional competition. In addition, Jessica was awarded the Johan Endert Cup for Outstanding Musicianship. This was awarded for her performances in the PACANZ (Performing Arts Competitions Association of NZ) Acoustic Instrument Nomination Class 15 years and Under 21, and for the Duet - 18 years and Under Class in which Jessica performed a Spanish dance piece with her younger sister Victoria.

Jessica Chanwai won the award for the Wellington Sisters Charitable Trust Senior Instrumental Scholarship at the Institute of Registered Music Teachers annual scholarship performance.

Following the completion of the Big Sing competition the choir’s focus moved on to another highlight of the year, the Thames concert. By invitation of the Thames Music Group, the entire choir travelled to St George’s Anglican Church and performed an afternoon concert for the general public, with a well-rehearsed programme involving a wide variety of ensemble and solo items. As a choir we performed nine varied pieces ranging from the totally modern ‘21 Guns’ by Green Day, to more traditional favourites like ‘Ave Verum Corpus’ by Mozart. In addition, there were several lively group items, a tragic duet by Zoe and Finnbar, and a violin solo by chorister Michael Torrance. Vocal solos were performed by Zoe Lapwood, Cameron Downey, Christopher Whiteley, Aidan Phillips and Daniel Johnson. We received an extremely enthusiastic response from our audience who all seemed to enjoy our performance immensely.

A massive thank you goes to our incredible choir master, Mr Francis Cowan, who continually motivates us all to give of our very best. Thanks also to Mr Ian Campbell for his added assistance in choir discipline and technique. What an amazing year!

Chamber Music Workshop Jess Chanwai

On the 31st of October the Year 11 Drama class took their clowning performances to the Waikato Waldorf School for what will be (hopefully) an annual occurrence.

The students fought through their nerves and presented excellent performances as part of their NCEA Drama course for 2013. This was an achievement standard which involved researching and understanding a style or form of theatre/performance and then creating a performance for an audience.

Talking to the audience at the end of the visit, I was struck by their level of enthusiasm. The slapstick comedy aspects were particularly popular amongst the younger students, whilst the music appealed to the older students.

I was particularly impressed with the St Paul’s students’ ability to create performance for a specific audience and to involve the audience by encouraging them to participate in the stories presented.

Clowning 48HOURS

48HOURS is New Zealand’s #1 Limited-Time film-making contest. Hundreds of teams write, shoot, cut and hopefully survive making a short film in one weekend. 48HOURS is a serious challenge for both first time filmmakers and experienced directors.

This year the school entered two teams, Insomnia Films and Grasshopper Studios. The teams both had to include the following elements into their film: a card, an insomniac named Vic Mayer, a point of view shot and the line “Did you hear that?”

Grasshopper Studios

Grasshopper Studios is our team for developing talent, and was led very capably by co-directors Sam Goodey and Taylor Deakin. Despite a small pool of resources to draw on, the team went into the competition with optimism. At the launch they were given

Quotes from the audience…

“I liked it when the guy put the popcorn bucket on his head”

Edward – 6

“You weren’t scary, you were nice”

“It was much better than maths”


William Te Tomo

Melissa Barr

Otis Berridge

Joe Bradly Arthur

Sam Goodey

Armarni Irwin

Katherine Keddell

Sarah Kosoof

George – 7

Emily – 12

Kayley Livingston

Matthew Moana

Janna Newby

Jackson Raos

Ryan Steer

Ariki Thomson

Daniel Scanlon

Alex Winkelmann

‘Converging Storylines’ as a genre to work with. The team came up with the idea of a murder mystery in which a conspiracy theorist pieced together elements of a series of murders, unlocking the identity of the murderers. His investigation however brought him to their attention, making him their next target.

Insomnia Films

Insomnia Films is made up largely of senior students, many of whom have competed in 48HOURS in the past. This year they were led by Sean Vartiainen as the Creative Director, and David Tharratt as the Technical Director. They worked together as a great team, utilising each other’s strengths to create a high quality short film. The team were given ‘Horror’ as their genre, something they were very excited to tackle. Insomnia Films short film was called ‘Pendulum’. It is about a student who was already on edge due to insomnia.

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Special Achievements

working with MP Tim Macindoe to consult with young adults of Hamilton West about the Government of New Zealand.

Shadowing Tim Macindoe wasn’t the only thing that Mark was up to this year. Mark studied hard throughout the year, showing pure determination to achieve academically. He competed in the ICAS Science Examinations and was awarded top marks in New Zealand. To honour this achievement Mark will be presented with a gold medal at a ceremony in December.

Overall it has been a busy and successful year for Mark. We look forward to seeing him progress up the political ladder in the years to come. Best of luck Mark.

Jessica Chanwai and John Penyas’ performances wow Chamber Music judges

Jessica Chanwai (Year 12) and John Penyas (Year 12) have been entertaining the masses in music competitions and performances throughout the year. Both students have performed in front of audiences from Hamilton and wider New Zealand with John showcasing his skills on the piano and Jess astonishing the crowds with her violin abilities.

In July, Jessica and John competed in the Hamilton Strings Competition as part of their musical group, Ripon Piano Quartet. In this competition they were awarded first in the Chamber Music 18 Years and Under class and the Combined Sponsors Cup for the Best Performance. In June, the group competed in the Regional Chamber Music Secondary School Contest where they received a Highly Commended. Ripon Piano Quartet consists of Jess, John and two other students from Hamilton Boys’ High School, Daniel Ng and Simon Miles.

The accolades don’t stop there; Jess was also awarded the Johan Endert Cup for Outstanding Musicianship. This was awarded for her performance in the PACANZ (Performing Arts Competitions Association of NZ) Acoustic Instrument Nomination 15 Years and Under 21 class and for a duet, which Jess performed with her younger sister Victoria. She was also awarded first in the Senior Instrumental class at the Hamilton Branch NZIRMT Music Scholarships.

We look forward to seeing, and hearing, more of Jess and John’s performances and wish them the best of luck with future competitions.

Mark Davis climbs political career ladder as youth MP for Hamilton West

Acting as youth MP for Hamilton West gave St Paul’s practicing politician, Mark Davis (Year 13), an opportunity to experience the New Zealand political system and its processes, first hand.

Mark attended a two-day conference in Wellington as part of his duties. Some of the activities that Mark participated in during the two days included a formal welcome in the Legislative Council Chamber by Governor-General Sir Jerry Mateparae and Speaker Rt Hon David Carter; a briefing on the mock bill being debated and voted on by Youth MP’s; and an introduction into what happens in Caucus meetings.

His parliamentary action doesn’t stop at Youth MP; Mark was also selected as chairman of the Hamilton West Youth Advisory Council,

Christopher Whiteley set to be one of New Zealand’s leading scientists

Spending a day at the world’s most famous science lab, CERN, must have been an amazing feat for Year 13 student, Christopher Whiteley.

CERN is most commonly known as the laboratory that discovered the ‘God particle’ and this is where Chris worked for a day, with some of the world’s leading scientists. He gained hands-on experience with advanced equipment that is used to unveil the mysteries of the universe.

Chris was awarded the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Talented School Students’ Travel Award, which funded his attendance at CERN and the London International Youth Science Forum (LIYSF). He was selected because of his high academic performance in which he completed NCEA Level 2 (Excellence) and NCEA Level 3 (Excellence) in Year 12; Cambridge Music (92 per cent), Cambridge Physics (92 per cent), Cambridge French and Cambridge English in Year 11; and Scholarship Calculus in Year 11 and 12.

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James Hunt achieves national success as a 400m hurdler

James Hunt has had another year of athletic highlights, qualifying for the Rio 2016 Development Squad: a programme offered to a select group of New Zealand athletes that provides mentoring and training opportunities in the lead-up to the Rio 2016 Olympics.

After moving into the Open Men’s age group at the start of the year James was able to maintain his performance from the previous athletics season, securing a place in the development squad for the second consecutive year.

James won the Men’s U20 400m hurdles at the New Zealand Track and Field Championships in Auckland this year. He also secured bronze at this event, in the 110m hurdles and 4x400m relay in which he represented the Waikato Bay of Plenty Team.

Jacob Nelson makes his mark on New Zealand sporting history

For the first time in New Zealand history, New Zealand junior inline hockey teams competed at the Federation Internationale de Roller Sports (FIRS) World Youth Cup and the AAU Junior Olympics, which were held in Anaheim, California, this year. Jacob Nelson (Year 10) was there, making his mark on New Zealand history as part of the U14 team.

New Zealand’s Inline Hockey Association sent seven teams to compete including the U14 team that Jacob was a member of and senior men’s, senior women’s, junior women’s, U16, U18 and U21 teams.

While in California, Jacob competed against teams from across the globe – including Canada, Czech Republic, Germany and the United States of America. Jacob has previously only contested against New Zealand teams so the opportunity to compete against other countries was seen as an invaluable experience.

Moving forward Jacob will be focusing on the trials for the Central North Island regional team and, in the future, hopes to make the national team and possibly transition to ice hockey.

Tom Smith is going for gold at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games

Rio De Janeiro could be on the cards for Tom Smith (Year 12) after he graduates from St Paul’s in 2014. Tom has been selected, once again, for the Rio 2016 Development Squad, which will provide him with specialist training and mentoring from some of the country’s top athletes.

Tom was reselected for the squad after maintaining his athletic ability in the 2012/13 athletics season. Tom won the National U18 400m running title at the New Zealand Athletics Track and Field Championships, which was held in Auckland this year. This is the second time that Tom has claimed this title, securing the same win last year in Dunedin. Tom also claimed the title of New Zealand Secondary School 400m champion in 2012 and won the 4x100m as a member of the Waikato Bay of Plenty U18 relay team at the New Zealand Track and Field Championships.

If Tom manages to maintain his performance over the next few years, and his status as a gold member of the Rio 2016 development squad, there is a good chance we could be seeing him at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games or 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. Good luck Tom.

Grace Namana achieves a year of netball highs

Grace Namana achieved a number of netball highs this year, during her final year at St Paul’s. Grace was selected for the Aotearoa Maori netball team early in the year but she only competed with the team for a short time before being picked up by the New Zealand Secondary Schools’ netball team.

Marianne Delaney offered Grace a position on the team and wasted no time moving Grace over from the Aotearoa Maori team. A week after selection Grace played with the New Zealand Secondary Schools’ netball team against NZ Area Schools in Rotorua, putting on a stellar performance shooting 14 goals out of 16 attempts.

On top of being selected for the Aotearoa Maori and New Zealand Secondary Schools’ netball teams, Grace was presented with a ‘Winners’ Medal’ for the Trans-Tasman Secondary School Netball Challenge. Grace played against her old team mates from Aotearoa Maori during this competition, representing the New Zealand Secondary Schools’ team.

We wish Grace the best of luck with her future in netball, possibly representing New Zealand as she moves into the open age group.

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John Penyas selected to represent national futsal team

A rare and unheard of opportunity has arisen for futsal player, John Penyas. The 16-year-old has been selected for the Futsal Whites, New Zealand’s national futsal team, which is in the open men’s division. The young indoor soccer star will be the youngest player to be selected for the men’s national team – an outstanding achievement that could lead to international stardom.

John was expected to represent New Zealand as a Futsal Whites player this year but unfortunately due to FIFA regulations John cannot compete with the team for a few more years. This hasn’t stopped the eager futsal player from taking part in regular training with the team, which has increased his speed and intensity on the field.

In the secondary schools’ arena John competed as part of the St Paul’s futsal team this year, which placed second at the ASB Secondary Schools’ National Championships where John was awarded the title of ‘Most Valuable Player’.

With his name slowly creeping into the spotlight, we look forward to watching John progress in his futsal career.

Zoe Lapwood finds a spirit of adventure

Zoe Lapwood (Year 11) had the experience of a lifetime on Spirit of Adventure’s Voyage 650, which sailed from Auckland to Gisborne via the Great Barrier Reef over ten days. During her time on the ship Zoe was responsible for daily chores including cooking, cleaning and night-watch.

The ship was managed by a crew of people who had never met before, including Zoe. She describes this experience as eye-opening, explaining that the crew members came from all walks of life with very diverse life experiences.

As well as managing the day-to-day running of the ship, Zoe faced some great fears; she climbed a 31.3m mast and swam with a hammerhead shark in the open ocean. Other highlights of the trip include on-foot adventures in which Zoe swam in natural hot pools and tramped in secluded areas on the Coromandel Coast. On the trip, Zoe learnt valuable life skills and built life-long friendships with her fellow crew members. She plans on completing another voyage in 2014 as a helping hand or watch assistant.

Ryan Lewis and Todd Barry wore the silver fern proudly at UCI BMX World Championships

This year the UCI BMX World Championships made headlines in the New Zealand media with the event being held in New Zealand (Auckland) for the first time ever. Two of our students, Ryan Lewis and Todd Barry were both there to absorb the atmosphere, meet their idols and compete against the best BMX riders in the world including each other.

Ryan and Todd both competed as members of New Zealand’s Junior Elite team and showed much enthusiasm before leaving for the event. The boys were “stoked” to represent New Zealand at the major event, which was televised world-wide and showcased 2000 riders from 30 countries.

Both Ryan and Todd made it into the quarter finals over the four day event, a massive achievement for both students who were aiming to “podium.”

As the sport continues to grow in popularity Ryan and Todd want to continue their careers as BMX riders and hope to ride in the United States of America on the national circuit.

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Hemi McLaren-Mellars makes strides in golf croquet world

Hemi McLaren-Mellars (Year 11) achieved a number of highs in the 2013 golf croquet season with the young golf enthusiast expected to be presented with Croquet New Zealand’s Most Improved Player award.

Over the season Hemi secured ten wins during eight competitions across the Waikato and New Zealand and was selected for the Croquet New Zealand National Youth Development Squad for 2013/14. Some of his competition highlights for the year include placing as the limited singles winner at the National Golf Croquet Tournament and placing third, with teammate Sam Treloar (Year 11), at the National Golf Croquet Secondary Schools’ Tournament.

With his recent successes, Hemi is showing no signs of slowing down and he is gearing up for the Golf Croquet World Championships in 2015 in which he will compete in the U21 division. The championships are held bi-annually and will be hosted in New Zealand in 2015.

Jessica Peart

Throughout this year Jessica has been part of the International Hair Competition for NV Hair. The theme was East-meets-West Fusion. Jessica had to start by having her hair bleached, then dying it red and purple. On the day of the photoshoot she spent over three hours in preparation. This entry made it through to the Waikato Region finals.

Accelerando Junior Music Academy

Six of our St Paul’s vocalists were selected to take part in the outstanding ‘Accelerando Junior Music Academy Voice Programme’ held at the Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts at the University of Waikato; Daniel Johnson, Jasper Hankins, Cameron Downey, Aidan Phillips, Zoe Lapwood and Brianna O’Donoghue.

A definite highlight of the course was the Masterclass with Dame Malvina Major – where each individual student presented a rehearsed vocal solo in front of an audience of parents and course staff. Dame Malvina then offered her expert advice on a range of skills including breathing technique, diction, relaxation and vocal tone, often in a literally “hands on” manner. This was such an incredible opportunity for our students, who all received high praise for their efforts and appeared to thoroughly enjoy the vocal guidance offered by such a world renowned opera star.

Students’ vocal abilities were showcased in a stunning public recital – with both solo and ensemble work performed to a very high standard indeed. It was a real treat to hear these young singers perform with such talent and enthusiasm and see them move about the stage with such confidence. Congratulations to all our young performers!

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Construction students build a four-bedroom house from scratch

This year students of St Paul’s Construction Class built a new house, Rose Cottage, on the Hamilton campus for four tutors. The house boasts four bedrooms, two bathrooms and an open plan dining, lounge and kitchen area, replacing the tutors’ previous accommodation which was old, draughty and condemned.

Ten Year 13 boys and two Year 12 boys formed St Paul’s Construction Class, taking on the build of Rose Cottage. The boys worked as a building team would on a construction site, from the hours of 8am-4pm every Tuesday and Thursday. During these hours students learnt practical building skills and were able to better understand of work life outside of school.

Each boy was equipped with a new set of tools and apron that they were responsible for, and could take home with them at the end of the school year. When they were not on site, the boys worked through the BCITO (Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation) workbooks completing some of the theory required to finish an apprenticeship, along with small practical projects in the workshop to further develop their skills.

Building the house from scratch was a project completed by the Year 12 and 13 boys under the watchful eye and mentoring of building experts within the industry. These experts are made up of St Paul’s Old Collegians, the School’s current and past parents

and local companies. Without the tremendous support of these companies and individuals who have generously given time, labour, product and supplies for this project, this valuable programme would not be possible.

Special thanks to the following supporters of the St Paul’s construction project:

• Bunnings Warehouse Hamilton

• Central Rent-a-Fence

• Central Scaffolding – Geoff Hines

• Gavin Loye Plumbing

• Les Harrison Transport

• Livingstone Builders

• Mark May Builders

• Murray Charteris Flooring

• Richard Hull Builders

• The House Movers – Dean and Jo Namana

• Tranda Construction Ltd – Trent Andrew

• Urbo Homes – Martin Dobbe

• Waikato Electrical – Tangi Glassie

The School would like to continue offering this construction programme beyond 2013. If you are in the building industry and would like to contribute in any way, we would be grateful to hear from you. We require qualified builders to volunteer one day every four or five weeks to mentor and supervise up to six boys in the construction class while they build the house. If you can help, please contact the project manager Gavin Jakes on 021 127 5216.

Construction Team – Rose Cottage Aaron Cleland Paddy Forde

Visual Art

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Abbey Walling James Atherton Deanna Morse Danielle McGregor Daniel Johnson Ezekiel Crawford John Penyas Jessica Peart Harry Pickernell Tyrell Martin
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Courtney Lee Cameron Downey Trent Ganley Evie McHugh Tina Forde William McLaughlin Riley Hunter Jamie Heath Stefan Andreef Kevin Hwang Kay Hongsakul Isaac Van der Vossen Hazuki Yokoyama Christa Wise Brandon Harrison
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Ben Negus Georgia Hogg Jasper Hankins Kaitlyn Thompson


Raj Belling Scott Mitchell James Ingham Ryan Steer Connor Joyce
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Luke Mickell & Scott Mitchell


Ryan Marsh Josh Voigt Judge Gregory Tor Pedersen Yoon Im Matthew Stewart Riley Chick Riley Chick Ben Brogden Simranjit Singh Seb Day Henry Wills Daniel Johnson Logan Jarvis Ferg Burke Amit Chatrath Carter Brydon Connor Campbell James Ingham Callum Connell Willis Webb Max Mitchell Robert Simmons Troy Taupaki Hamish Comber
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Some year 12 kite buggies

Creative Writing

Facing the door

Ashirt catches my eye. Deep blue, brass buttons, beautiful. I reach up to the top rack and choose my size, placing it over my arm, where it joins the rapidly growing pile of jeans, colourful tops, and flowing skirts. I pull another couple of sweatshirts, identical but for the colours, off a shelf. My eyes sweep the displays again, but finally, nothing else appeals. There’s no putting it off any longer. It’s time to face the changing room.

I’m feeling all right today though. Optimistic. I can picture myself looking good in these clothes: the shirts going in and out in all the right places, the jeans feeling comfortable and sexy, looking bohemian and pretty in the skirts. I approach one of those perpetually enthusiastic shop assistants as she bounces past.

“Hey, sorry, um, I’d like to try, uh, these. Please.”

Damn. I’d meant to sound casual, nonchalant, normal, like I’d rehearsed. The girl’s grey eyes take me in for a second, but if she registers any surprise, she doesn’t show it.

“Sure thing hun. Follow me.”

I step into the cubicle and turn around to lock it. I hang my selections on the hook, take one quick, deep breath, and then tug my old shirt off over my head. It’s all okay as long as I’m still facing the door, because I can’t see the full-length mirror, but I know it’s lying in wait for me. It’s an ambush I could escape from unscathed, right now, if I really wanted to, but I hold my ground.

Glancing at the array of hopeful garments hanging up in front of me, my confidence returns. They’re gorgeous. They’ll really suit me. Spurred on by my own encouragements, I grin and select a pair of jeans, nothing fancy, just faded denim, and the blue shirt. The silky material feels friendly as it slides over my shoulders. I twirl around to face my reflection.

I freeze. I look monstrous. The delicate material strains to fit over my hulking shoulders. It’s stretched tight around my back, clinging to the ridges where my bra sinks into my flesh. My pale, soft arms balloon from the short sleeves. The jeans, which I imagined would give me a tall and slim shape, instead form a lumpy triangle over my squat legs and immense thighs. Combined with the round bulges of fat spilling over their rim, they make me look like an ice-cream cone. A triple scoop. I turn side-on to the mirror and take in the way that my chest and stomach stick out in front of me, no real distinction between the two, just one never-ending mass of shame. Tearing off the blue shirt, I throw it to the floor. I try another outfit; maybe it will look better. It’s even worse. That comes off too and I descend into a frenzy, putting things on and pulling them off after barely even seeing what they look like, just glancing in the mirror long enough each time to remind myself that I am disgustingly, hideously fat. Finally, I run out of clothes. I’ve got no choice but to stop. My heart is thumping. I’m covered in sweat and breathing so fast I can barely stand. Tears are beginning to well up, but the shop assistant’s perky voice leaks in from outside.

“You doing all right in there, honey?”

“Fine, thanks! Nearly done!”

Gingerly, I put my old t-shirt and trackpants back on, step over the graveyard of discarded garments, and escape.

The journey home is torture. As I walk, I catch glimpses of my reflection in shop windows. Rotund and lumbering, my image makes a stark contrast with the lithe mannequin figures beside it. On the bus, all I’m aware of is the feeling of my fat: straining against my waistband,

rolling around my torso, lurking under my neck, consuming me.

When I get home I start to run. Up the stairs, into the bathroom, onto the scales. The black digits are hazy through my wet eyes, but they burn razor sharp into my mind all the same. My stomach heaves in reaction. God, no. No. It’s too much. Oh God, I’m obese. No, God, I’ll do anything, please, no…

I’m 43 kgs.

Freedom in the Skies

The sun begins to rise over a sleepy Matamata airfield. Sleek, pure-white gliders still slumber on the grass while their pilots begin to stir. As the warm arms of sleep release their grip, I rise and clumsily pull on my flying overalls. Stumbling sleepily across the barracks, I stare out the window. Cold chills shake me awake, hands wiping the icy condensation from the glass. Blue sky beckons, yet still air causes the aircraft to hang loosely at their rope lashings. Stepping outside, the smell of mountain air and freshly cut grass fills my nose and shrinks in my chest. A beautiful day awaits.

As we make our way to the mess hall for breakfast, I spot Flash –a Sri Lankan Cadet from Auckland. He gained that name on my NCO course after accidentally dropping his pants with a female Staff Sergeant in the barracks. He hasn’t lived it down since.

“You reckon you’ll get to fly solo today?”

“Nah…” he laughs. “They still think I’m a terrorist…” He’s as quick as ever. We walk inside.

Excited chatter sets the mood as we all rush through our baked beans on toast. We’re all in a hurry to get in the air. Morning parade goes by like a blur. We form into our squads and march into position as the RNZAF flag is raised. Some snappy salutes and the command “FALL OUT!” send us on our way to prepare the gliders.

I’m the first of our syndicate to make it to ZK-GEO. Her Perspex canopy winks at me with a flash of sunlight as I begin to untether her from the ropes holding her down. The rest of my syndicate help me push the aircraft backwards onto the airstrip, and I lower myself into her narrow, familiar, fibreglass cockpit.

“Controls, ballast, instruments, flaps and trim” I mutter to myself. The instruments come alive as I flick switches and adjust the controls. The instructor straps himself in behind me as I finish the checklists that are the glider’s prayer. Wind knocks me in the face and I hear the rough buzz of the revving towplane as it swings into position in front of me. The chatter of a busy launch crew is shut off with a clunk as the canopy closes, and silence fuels my concentration. Locking the canopy, I scan my instruments and give the thumbs up. A nervous shiver runs over my body as I wait in anticipation. The towplane revs up and takes up slack as the marshal’s baton waves us goodbye. With a jolt the rope becomes tight, and the towplane sprints down the runway. Acceleration. The deafening rumble of my landing gear suddenly drops away as I am lifted into the air. With the silence of the wind as my companion, I hold the glider steady behind. The towplane lifts of ahead of me and we race through the air – floating above the grass at 120km/hr.

The towplane drones on like Mum’s distant vacuum cleaner and I relax. Small, autonomous movements on the controls keep me snug behind the towplane and the soothing sounds of smooth clean air envelope. It’s like no other feeling. My body melts into the seat as my soul takes flight. School, homework and family arguments become specks in the distance. Freedom in time and space as I float

around in three dimensions. Control, happiness and the sensation of gentle acceleration in every direction. I’m an astronaut floating outside of the International Space Station. I’m an ice skater gracefully skimming on ice. The altimeter ticks past 500ft.

“ROPE BREAK!” shouts my grinning instructor as he pulls the cable release with a jerk. The aircraft decelerates in a snap.

I glance frantically around me. At just 500ft above the ground, a decision has to be made. I tense my stomach and throw the glider into a steep 180 degree turn. Sideways in the air – G force pulls me back into my seat, and the spender white wings flex with the weight. Air brakes drop me downwards, and I shoot over the fence in absolute silence. I wince, and hold the glider in the air until the last moment - gently easing down. A familiar rumble. Safety. The applause of my instructor and an open canopy. Fresh air, flying and happiness. It’s the National Gliding Course, 2011. Freedom in the skies.


Now I’m sure that 80% of you sitting there, after hearing Oscar Wilde’s quote before, would have instantly thought: “here we go again, Jasper talking about some gay choir story.” Well, you aren’t far off. I am going to talk to you about, prepare your disinterested thoughts, how drama and the theatre have shaped my life. Yeah, yeah, I know… but just stick with me, ok? I’ll try and keep you entertained.

Firstly, let me tell you what lured me into the world of drama. Well, I’ll be straight up. The main reason is that I am a total glory-hog. I crave the limelight. Theatre was my outlet; I could get on stage and be in the spotlight. The second reason is that I have always been a chronic liar. At primary, and even at St Paul’s, I wouldn’t hand in my homework because; “I lost the worksheet”; “I was at a wedding last night”; “I tripped and it fell in a fire”, and of course, the excuse every one of us has used at some point: “But you never gave me the homework Miss”. Being in some sort of production, allowed me to turn these lies into something creative, a new persona. As humans, we are all attention-seekers to some degree. We each want, and get, our moment to shine. For me, it all started with one short line in a play put on by a little country school in Katikati: “That hat is HUGE!” After those four little words, I was hooked for life.

Just as each of you gets a rush of adrenaline when you step onto the field or stand on the starting blocks, I get a rush every time the curtains open. I get nervous for big shows and feel awesome whenever I perform well, just like with any sport. I started taking an interest in musical theatre when I arrived at St Paul’s, which is also when I realised I was joining a minority. I know more than a few of you in this room wouldn’t have willingly been to a show in the last couple of years. Me? I wish I had the opportunity to see more.

My favourite shows are the famous “Jersey Boys” and the infamous, controversial “Rent”. Ok, ok, I’ll stop rambling. I can feel an aura of ‘I don’t care’. Let me break it down. I love performing because I can take a lesson away from every character I portray. Whether it is the incredibly flamboyant Nicholas Bottom, or the curious and quick-thinking Clifton Miles, or… maybe not so much the drunken Grantaire. Yeah, you all saw that last year.

These characters have each added a small amount to my personality, but that’s not the only way that drama has changed me. I have

become so much more confident in front of others. Seriously, a few years ago, I would never have been able to get up in front of twenty-something people and talk, let alone sing or dance. When you are up on stage, you stop thinking about yourself, and what you consider embarrassing, and start thinking about what your character thinks they should or shouldn’t do. I’ll show you an example. Now, most people including Jasper, would consider crumping in public somewhat embarrassing. Alternatively, Bottom, one of Shakespeare’s most showy characters, may think that crumping sounds like a great idea. So he crumps. After this, Jasper realises: “oh, that wasn’t too bad!” from this day forward, Jasper doesn’t feel uncomfortable expressing his emotions by creating poetry with his body.

All of you would have heard about, in chapel or assembly, the “Four Cornerstones of St Paul’s”: academic, sport, spiritual and culture. We are told that all four are compulsory, which is great to provide a holistic education. We all have to attend class, that’s academic covered. We are all required to play a summer and winter sport, which covers that cornerstone. Even the day students must go to a few Sunday chapel services, spiritual base covered. But what about culture? We have the house music competition, sure, but are 3 minutes of singing enough for a whole year? I think no. Is one academic class or a five-minute game of touch enough for a whole year? Also no. The view of drama, music and the arts needs to change, not just within the gates of St Paul’s, but everywhere. Whenever people ask me what I want to do when I leave school, I tell them “acting”. 9 times out of 10, their reply will be something along the lines of: “sure, but what about a real job?”

In my mind, the only reason people look down on us dramatists, musicians and artists is because they haven’t tried it themselves. So why not give it a go? You may be quite good at it… maybe not so much you. No, no, of course everyone should try getting on the stage and performing sometime. And who knows? You might just enjoy it.

A Silent War

Clean illumination

The cold and constant light lies heavy on me

An oppressed spirit

Battered covers and the meaningless words

Congregate on stained wood

Silent sighs echo behind these words

The lament of knowledge

Sound rises, And falls, Still and tumultuous

While the machine hums a tuneless song

And exhales coldly, heavily upon the stillness

Cold glass

Glints and beckons

The powder lies silent


And is consumed by hungry steam

An instrument

In the war for knowledge.

“I regard theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being”
Our Students’ Work 105

Travel Writing

Mystical and mesmerizing North Otago is the place of choice to visit.

North Otago. The home of alien sphericals and little blue penguins, sea salted winds and unspoilt beaches. The quaint coastal townships offer sublime views of the Pacific Ocean, and the bay area is renowned for classic surf breaks and safe swimming spots. A little visited place, this part of Otago offers its fair share of captivating sights.

On the coastline, ungainly large Moeraki Boulders are strewn on the pale sand of Koekohe Beach. Officially known as septarian concretions, these round meteorites dominate the scant beachfront, and are often called the “Stonehenge of New Zealand”! The spectacular sight of the setting sun scintillating on the seascape is not to be missed. As you stroll towards the boulders, you are caressed by the light touch of sea spray dancing across the beach, and a strong motherly North-westerly holds you in its warm embrace, a truly heart-warming experience.

The temptation of holding velvety, soft free-flowing sand, which slips easily upon any slight touch, and which gathers around the slowly sinking bowling balls of giants, is irresistible. Many have tried to explain these weird objects, like the Maori legend that tells the story of the boulders forming from the remains of calabashes, kumara and eel baskets which washed ashore after the large sailing canoe Araiteuru was wrecked in New Zealand some 1000 years ago. Scientists still cannot figure out how such perfectly spherical objects formed, though they clearly agree on their ancient nature and a possibility of some even containing the remains of dinosaurs!

The most unique residents of the nearby town of Oamaru surely make us forget the disappointment of missing out on watching the dinosaurs that may have roamed freely around here four million years ago. These are the famous Blue Penguins. Watching these penguins waddle across the rocky beach at dusk, under orange fluorescent lighting, a colour which these creatures cannot see is a mesmerizing sight. The awestruck silence of the crowd gathered, and the friendly or inquiring squawks of penguins reunited, make one feel almost at one with nature.

The Blue Penguins, at the height of around 30cm, are the smallest penguins in the world. Their tiny size makes them extremely adorable, more so than their larger brethren down in Antarctica. If you do visit, you can be assured that these penguins are well looked after by a joint venture of the local government and the district council, who have built a complex that provides nesting boxes, as well as protection from predators.

The streetscape of Oamaru offers a well preserved Victorian style architecture that competes with its beachside attractions. The historic precinct of this iconic town has a collection of heritage buildings, largely built in the period of 1870’s to 1890’s, that are a reminder of its glorious past. Their distinctive creamy colour is derived from the locally quarried limestone proudly known as Oamaru Stone.

Whether it is for a relaxing stroll down the street or for a formal night out, the Oamaru Opera House deserves a visit. This beautiful 19th century style building, sits on the end of Thames Street, just a short walk away from the luxurious Kingsgate Hotel. For over a century, the Oamaru Opera House has embodied the heart, soul and passion of Oamaru. This is where you will find the vibes of the Oamaru culture resonating, when you settle down for a performance of The Pirates of Penzance.

If you like the cool night air, then the outside of this fully intact Victorian structure is equally remarkable, with a constant stream of multicoloured hues illuminating the building. The wonderful restoration work that was done on this amazing building, won the New Zealand Institute of Architects Heritage Award in 2010. It has as such remained largely in its original condition and is a fantastic location to visit.

Oamaru also rightfully boasts of its contribution to the wealth of New Zealand sport and culture. People who have made the region proud are the likes of Janet Frame, the ‘Grande Dame’ of NZ literature; artist, Colin McCahon; All Black captain, Richie McCaw, who led the New Zealand team to win the World Cup; and Keri Hulme, author of the only New Zealand Man Booker prize-winning novel ‘The Bone People’ in 1984. You can check the book out in the Hampden Community Library close by.

If you are an art buff, you will be delighted by the opportunity to visit art galleries that dot the historic precinct, adorning the works of a strong community of living artists. Each July Oamaru hosts an annual mask festival, the “Midwinter Masquerade”. Another annual celebration, a Victorian Heritage fête, takes place in November.

You leave the largely deserted town with a heavy heart, acknowledging that it is fast becoming a truly historic town. Oamaru and the nearby hidden jewels of North Otago are no places for adrenaline junkies, but it leaves you with the uplifting feeling of experiencing nature and history at their best.

“The Nam”

There he sits, each and every day. The same grey beard, the same tarnished plaid flannel. The same brown leather sandals which have served him many miles, over many years. The same warm, loving smile which spreads ear-to-ear, no matter the state of the world surrounding him. He sits, embraced by the same old kauri chair, worn and moulded to the figure of this man. It wraps and twists in ways unimaginable, his beard that is. It is woven by time, an age of struggle. From his beard to his eyes and all in between, his story is clear, clearer than the vast ocean that laps at his toes. He has not had an easy life, quite far from it. The war has annexed this man’s conscience. It is as though he is still there, lying in the thick brown syrup that encased thousands at a time – mud laced with fear and horror that cannot be washed, not from a man’s body, nor his mind. It is as though the pellets of gold and silver, the bullets from barrels of battle still scream at him, deafening him. There he sits, each and every day, with a story to tell.

April 29, 1967 produced a hot, humid, rainy night in the rainforest of this particular place in Vietnam, but the rain didn’t slow the seemingly endless fire-fights he could see in the distance. He stood on edge on his two hour turn at night watch. His platoon was asleep. Standing there with rain dripping off his helmet, his thoughts were of home, parents, girlfriends, even his pesky younger sister and brother. He thought about life as he wiped the water off his M-16 for the twentieth time in almost as many minutes. His life, mostly: the past, present, and the future. Was there going to be a future for him he wondered? War seemed so senseless; so hopeless, a place where dreams and youth are sent to be torn apart.

We sit at the ocean’s edge and talk. He pauses for a breath of fresh, cleansing coastal air and takes a moment to appreciate the beautiful country in which he lives; the songs of the birds which surround him and the light splash of the water licking the base of the beach. It’s a different world to the one which he encountered in 1967. It’s a different generation and my innocence thrives upon the difference between now and then. His story captivates me and as I struggle not to ask him to continue, he pulls me deeper into the rainforest and the time of war.

Something broke his thoughts - a noise. A broken twig maybe? He stood, guarding his platoon like the statues of Rome. “Who goes there?” he called out into the pitch black night. No answer came from the bushes he had his M-16 trained on. He softly gave his platoon the danger whistle, fell into a prone position and opened fire on the bush. This moment seemed to happen in slow motion

like everything moved with the grace of an angel. Except angels don’t exist in war. The work of something far darker lingers in the night. Two North Vietnamese soldiers fell out screaming, riddled with machine gun fire. A third stood and threw a grenade. The M-16 barked again and he joined the other two in the thick mixture of sludge and blood. His thoughts shattered. He stood, frozen. The sounds of death and suffering saturated his consciousness. He has taken three souls from the world – a moment which still haunts him today. 21 bullets, 21 seconds, three bodies lay dead.

For a moment I sit beside him, he in his old kauri chair, scarred by his past. It takes minutes for it to set in, the fact that this man I sit beside, as a 7 year old boy who has grown up with nothing but love around me, has taken another man’s life. It seems surreal, that all this time he’s been sitting here at this same spot with the same grey beard, the same tarnished plaid flannel. The same brown leather sandals which have served him many miles, over many years; living on the divine coastline which wraps around the Coromandel Peninsula. He tells me that what he did, he did for his country, he did it for my freedom, to give me a better life. He smiles, the same warm, loving smile which spreads ear-to-ear. I now understand this man, who he is, what he stands for. I thank him for his story, and apologise for what he had to go through. He just smiles and says, “it’s okay little fulla’, it’s just the way it is.” My old friend then fumbles through his pockets in search of something seemingly important. His fingers grasp onto something and he lets out a little laugh, he pulls from his pocket a shiny gold $2 coin and flips it in my direction. I snatch it from the air and look at my old friend with a puzzled expression. “Go get ya-self a double scoop kid and enjoy the life you lead.” A moment I’ll never forget.

The Interview

My hands rake across the contours beneath my chair, exploring the ridges and troughs beneath me. Is that chewing gum? Who actually sticks that sort of thing on the bottom of a chair? I exhale slowly and lean back, the cold plastic groaning in protest. My eyes drift to the clock. Each movement of the second hand thuds like a cannonball against my ear. Tick... Tock... Tick... Tock... My eyes continue tracing a path down the wall, sliding along the blotchy patterns left by the mould on its sludge-grey surface. My sight sinks to my feet. My shoes glisten in the harsh, sordid light of the fluorescent tubes. When was the last time my shoes were this clean? Mr Restingham told me that I needed to look presentable. Was I too formal? Jeans, button shirt, my old leather jacket? Was it too much? Was it? Calm down! Breathe! Breathe. Breathe.

My eyes flick back to the wall. It seems to loom back towards me, threatening to overwhelm me in its flood of gloopy filth. The grey shadows flood up my body, filling each fold of my mind. When was the last time I – No! Don’t think about that. Mind on the job. You need this job. You need it. A new beginning. A fresh start. Time for a fresh start. Okay? Okay.

“Paul Stuart, are you here? Paul Stuart”

“Y...Yes?” I stutter, turning towards the voice.

“They’ll be ready for you in five.”

Five minutes? My heart plays a tattoo across my vocal cords as my blood smashes the counter-beat against my spine, the peals ringing through my skull. Five minutes? Five minutes?!? My body snaps to rigor mortis before falling into flaccidity. I wish I could just sink down through the dull green tartan of the carpet and into the floor. No, no, I can’t, can I? I need the money. We need the money. How else will we cope? Her parents wouldn’t take her back, not after what happened, the way they parted. I just need to be calm. Calm.

Calm. I mean, what’s the worst that could happen? They say no. I can always apply to that new supermarket in the west suburbs. They’ll probably need workers, even ones like me... Baah, who am I kidding, they’ll never hire me, not with my background. They wouldn’t want me. This is my only chance. My only chance… Isn’t it?

“Mr Stuart, they’re ready for you now.”

I stand and stumble forward. The lady leads me through a maze of stark white corridors. With each step I can hear the rejections they’ve got lined up for me, “I’m sorry, but the position has been filled”, “We don’t think you’re exactly what we had in mind for this role”, “Well done for making it this far and good luck next time”, “Thank you for applying and may you have a successful future”, each syllable dripping with false goodwill.

We arrived at a plain white plasterboard door.

“Go through, they’re waiting for you on the other side.”

I reach for the handle, grasping the cold metal and slowly turning it. The click of the lock rattles out. The door swings open. Three people sit behind a table, waiting to pass judgement. A fourth chair sits alone in the desolate plain between the table and me. “Please take a seat,” the middle person, a man, says. Shaking, I take the seat, grasping at the armrests. I take a deep breath and prepare for the worst.

“Now, Professor Stuart, you’ve applied for the role of Dean of Engineering here at the University…”

Mark Davis


This is just one of the more funny quotes that my grandfather says to me now and then. This may not seem very meaningful to any of you, but, there are a lot of things that he tells me which do mean something. Do any of you have or have had someone in your life like this? If you have, then they probably mean a lot to you, I know that my grandfather does. Let me describe him to you, he has the brightest white beard that I’ve ever seen, bright blue eyes, a big round belly and a smile that can make any person smile back. It may seem that I was describing Santa Claus but I wouldn’t be too far wrong, he actually acted as Santa Claus at a church for kids a couple of years ago. This man’s name is Denis, or in my case ‘Lolo’ which means grandfather in Filipino.

I have lived with ‘Lolo’ since I was five years old which was when I moved to New Zealand. My mother couldn’t stay with me because she couldn’t get residency for both of us so she decided to leave me here with my grandparents to perhaps live a brighter future than that of the Philippines. Back then I was intimidated by this huge man but as time passed I saw a kind, caring and loving man who looked after me. Looking back through the long and hard yet fun 11 years ‘Lolo’ has influenced me and has shaped me to be who I am today.

After living for a year in New Zealand things got tough for my grandparents, the government was telling them to front up with some money to keep me here in New Zealand or else I would get sent back to the Philippines. My grandfather’s determination came into full view, till this day I have never seen so much determination in a man’s eyes, he fought back, even going to the point where he asked all my friends’ parents in my primary school and teachers too to write letters to the government for my support. I watched my grandfather growing more tired each day but he stood strong, until eventually I was granted residency to live in New Zealand forever.

“It’s Friday today! Don’t stand out on the footpath or you’ll get taken too.”
Our Students’ Work 107

When the letter came that said this my grandfather and grandmother both cried, I was still young then so I didn’t know the reason that they were crying for, I asked them but they said I wouldn’t understand and instead got a big hug from them both. I understand now the struggles that my grandfather went through to keep me here and fully appreciate his hard work and determination to this day.

There are times where his wisdom and past experiences have influenced me in my life too, for example, one day he asked if I wanted to go to an indoor soccer class for the first time. He told me that I said I was scared to go because I wouldn’t know anybody there and have no friends to talk to. Then he told me “If you never go and try new things, you’ll never find out if you like it or not. Trying new things is the only way you’ll ever know.” Yet again I was still young then but somehow that saying has stuck with me all my life. Now most opportunities that come along once in a while are thought about more and in turn I almost always try everything. Fortunately for me, that indoor soccer class was taught by Mr Groom himself. The rest is history.

My grandfather is also a very gregarious man, gregarious meaning very sociable. I see him with complete strangers whether it be in a shop or just out on the street and he makes it seem like they’ve been best friends for years. One time I was with him and he started talking to a man around about his age sitting on a bench, I was used to 15 minutes of waiting but this time 45 minutes talking to a complete stranger! I couldn’t believe it! I swear that they were best friends by the time they stopped chatting. Seeing this throughout my time living with him has shown me not to be afraid of talking to new people as that is how you make life long friends. This has helped me so much in making me feel comfortable around people that I don’t know, a simple handshake and a “Hello, my name is...” can go a long way.

Throughout my life, my grandfather has done so many things for me that have made me who I am today. His determination has showed me never to give up on anything which really comes into mind when I’m out on the soccer field. I have learnt from his past life and the things that he has achieved and rare bad choices he has done or has seen other people do which has influenced my life into being the best it can be. I have created so many friendships all because of that significant memory of “Lolo” approaching that man and just generally being nice and friendly. I wouldn’t be the person that you see today and if it wasn’t for my grandfather, I may not even be here speaking to you. This is only a small part of my grandfather I have talked to you about today, I could go on forever and talk about him, but that’s my grandfather, “Lolo”.

Travel Writing

It is said nothing is Impossible. People who say this have clearly never been to San Sebastian, for it is impossible to gaze on this sea-side city and not fall madly in love. This fantastic city is the epitome of Spain’s Basque country. Charming, well-mannered and enlightening by day whilst flirtatious, graceful and alive during the night-San Sebastian is a city that has something for everyone. There is no greater stopping place for a family weary of traipsing through destination after destination on a tour of Europe. San Sebastian will be the first and last stop that truly feels like a home away from home.

With a family of seven finding a destination that contains entertainment for everyone can be nigh on impossible, however, during a six week vacation around Europe this Herculean task was achieved. We found our dream vacation spot on the southern coast of Spain. The picturesque city of San Sebastian captured my heart in the first few seconds. A rolling bay 15 kilometres long, with islands sporadically placed inside the cove, white sand straight out of a novel and white capped wave licking the sandy shores. This first glimpse was all I needed, to know it was the place for me.

My family however require more than a beach to read on and a sea to swim in. In San Sebastian they found it all. With a family of seven, hotels can be a nightmare, sharing beds, finding adjacent rooms and nagging awareness of other guests hampers every stay. In San Sebastian we were blessed with our own apartment, the travel agent had insisted it was the right choice to make. She was right. A five bedroom extravaganza with three balconies overlooking the bay, the city and Parte Vieja (Old Town) was more than we could wish for. After a good night’s sleep, getting over the long train ride from Paris and through Bilboa, we were ready to take a look at this new city. A feature that had caught all of our eyes was the fort standing on top of a hill overlooking the most popular beach for tourists- Playa de Ondarreta. Though it was hard to say whether the fort or the tanned and toned bodies of the Spanish had caught our eyes we walked through San Sebastian to the top of Monte Urgall with its low lying castle walls surrounding a grand statue of Christ the King. This rather picturesque walk became a favourite running track for my fitness conscious sister. The view from the top of Monte Urgall was spell binding- giving beautiful views of not only San Sebastian itself but of the Old Town(Parte Veija) and of the two other beaches that make up this elegant city. Boats could be seen running tourists to the Isla de Santa Clara where there are less bodies but a touristy vibe.

The walk down from Monte Urgall took us on a diversion through Parte Vieja, the Old Town of San Sebastian. Here we ran into a friendly Spanish Grandfatherly gentleman who proudly informed my mother that Parte Veija contains more bars per square metre than anywhere else on Earth. He then directed us to a Bar- likely run by a relative of his- where we discovered Pintox for the first time. These bar food delicacies became a favourite of the entire family.

San Sebastien is part of the highly contested Basque country of Spain. During our visit, we were able to experience a protest demonstration for Basque independence. Whilst cannons firing may cause touristssuch as our selves - some discomfort it says a lot about the people of San Sebastian that this so called protest was a parade through Old Town that ended with a festival.

This protest for Basque Country independence is one of the many aspects of San Sebastian’s history that makes it an interesting stopping point for even the History Buffs of the family. My Dad was able to explain the ins and outs of Basque country politics, much to our waiter’s amusement- he later told a very different story. The waiter’s tale of a unified country, fighting for independence from the larger forces of Spain and France led to a greater understanding of the place we were visiting.

His determination has showed me never to give up on anything which really comes into mind when I’m out on the soccer field. I have learnt from his past life and the things that he has achieved and rare bad choices he has done or has seen other people do which has influenced my life into being the best it can be.

Basque country consists of Western France and Northern Spain-were San Sebastian is located- it has been fighting for independence since Romans occupied Europe and continues the struggle to this day. Steeped in history, it made for a very educational visit. Shop keepers, waiters and Gelato Men were more than happy to explain why their “little slice” should remain autonomous. An elderly man’s description of the 1939 Uprising made our visit to Pablo Picasso’s Guernica even more interesting. These friendly, giving people made the trip a truly touching experience and we all left with a feeling of remorse, we had left behind a home rather than a destination.

Of course, the focus for any of our family vacations no matter the region or city is food. It is one of the most important aspects of keeping everyone happy. San Sebastian’s have their own cheeky version of tapas, which is smaller than other regions, meaning you can sample more of it! They call it Pintox. These delightful morsels have an exquisite taste, texture and appearance. However, the Basque country skill of devouring these delicacies while still maintaining a sense of decorum and a clean appearance was lost on us. The Basque country Chefs truly are geniuses in the art of tapas.

And, after a few hours of shifting from one Pintox bar to the next, sampling some truly amazing food, walking through the truly picturesque streets of old town adds the perfect end to the evening, especially when these walks lead you to one of the copious ice cream parlours that serve gelato and sorbets to die for.

San Sebastian is not a place for the faint hearted, for people with weak hearts and large stomachs will never leave this Spanish city of wonders. However, for the perfect end to a holiday of sight-seeing around Europe I can suggest no place better for a week of relaxation and recuperation. San Sebastian’s warm hearted people, ice cold Gelato and white sandy beaches will forever hold a place in the hearts of those who visit her historical streets. Beaches to historical Forts, Pintox to Gelato; San Sebastian holds something for every family member.


We speed across the lake at a brisk pace, the guttural groan of a four stroke engine humming along begrudgingly. The fierce spray splashes my frozen cheeks. “How much further?” I ask my uncle, struggling to free the words from my chattering teeth. “Not far,” he replies.

The sun sets behind the shadow of the mountain, dragging away our only source of warmth. Despite my obvious discomfort and the bitter evening air, the world seems surprisingly calm. Grumbling and sputtering, the boat provides the only sound that skids across the mirror-glass lake. Regardless of all of this we are here for a reason. Uncle Andrew brought me to this place, nestled under a cantankerous old mountain, to embark on an age-old rite of passage. In an age of iPhones and reality television I needed a rite of passage. I am to kill my first deer.

Bouncing along, the boat barrels across Lake Tarawera. The brooding shoreline where we are to spend our first night grows ever larger and so too do my feelings of apprehension. What if we don’t find anything? What if I miss the shot? Can I, a weak city boy with less killer instinct than a toy poodle, really pull the trigger? Although these questions run through my mind above it all there’s a rising deep primal desire, I am to become a man. Kana’ti. The hunter.

Just before the sun finally disappears from sight we hit land and heave the boat over the scraping gravel and onto the empty beach. Quickly, we set up camp, a bumbling mess of torchlight and swearing. The biting evening air is pierced by a chorus of grunts and groans as we trip over tree roots and tent pegs.

Before long I huddle under the sleeping bag, a refuge from the freezing darkness outside. Hours pass, with the deafening silence

only interrupted by the snoring of my uncle next to me, before eventually I too close my eyes.

“Come on Nick… Nick, come on… [Whistle} Oi! Wake up!” It’s barely light outside and the chill seems even chillier than before.

“Already?” I mumble, unwilling to leave the comfort of the sleeping bag.

“You wanted to shoot a deer didn’t you? Good luck finding one in that tent…”

Gingerly, I clamber out and pull on my Swandri and boots, still caked with mud from Tihoi.

Uncle Andrew leads the way, up and over the ridgeline and through the maze of Rimu and Totara. Despite the dawn’s darkness and the snaring of the entangled vines we remain careful, silent. Any sound, any snapped twig, any utterance and our chances of finding a deer diminish. Carefully we trod on, my rifle slung heavily over my shoulder.

Minutes turn to hours and still we trudge sluggishly through the labyrinth of the bush.

“Had enough?” He jokes.

“I think it might be time split up,” I reply, half-jokingly. Surprisingly he nods and slinks off, swallowed by cutty grass and ferns.

In silence, all alone, absent from the traffic, lights and cars of the city I sit down. The unusual sound of nothing is overwhelming, almost unnerving for a kid used to the city. It’s funny that something as simple as silence can be more distracting than any car horn or siren. Eager to hear anything but the chirp of a bird or the rustle of the wind. No such luck.

Without warning a guttural bellow rumbles through the thicket to my right. Careful of the wind carrying my human stink and with all the grace of a blind amputee I stumble forward after the roar.

Catching myself, I scramble through the brush, the bellowing growing louder and louder until finally about a hundred yards ahead the small outline of a deer appears in front of me, calmly sipping from a stream.

Slowly I ease the rifle down from my shoulder and pull back the bolt, scared of making a sound. Trying to focus, my fingers stumble across the bolt pulling it back into position. Gently I raise the scope, lining her up in my crosshairs. I squeeze the cold steel of the trigger. Nothing. No shot. No sound. Nothing.

Unease runs through my mind and I realise that I’m shaking. My finger still clasps the trigger, unable to finish. Does this confirm yesterday’s worries?

For millennia men have stalked and killed prey and here I am, a soft Hamiltonian, unable to complete something regarded as easy by so many. It’s weird that even with my sheltered upbringing, my life in suburbia, so far removed from the hunter gatherers of the past, even I am a part of nature. The only difference between me and Ug the Caveman is instead of a loincloth and a club I am armed with a Swanni and a .303. Don’t think. Just breathe. Just shoot.

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The only difference between me and Ug the Caveman is instead of a loincloth and a club I am armed with a Swanni and a .303. Don’t think. Just breathe. Just shoot.

24 Hour Relay

Arts Week

A racing start Gap Students supporting the cause
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Winners of the Haka Competition Fiona Thorp and Paul Newton-Jackson Hamilton House – winners of House Music
2 0 1 3 Athletics including Standards Swimming including Standards Haka Road Relay Cross Country Arts Week Music Rugby Hockey & Soccer Combined Chess, Quiz & Rowing Academic announced at Prize Giving TOTAL POINTS PLACE CLARK 5 3 1 6 6 4 1 5 3 8 1 43 4 FITCHETT 8 2 4 4 1 2 6 1 6 4 2 40 7 HALL 4 5 5 1 2 6 4 3 6 2 3 41 6 HAMILTON 3 1 2 5 5 8 8 4 8 1 4 49 2 SARGOOD 2 6 8 3 3 5 3 6 1 4 5 46 3 SCHOOL 1 4 3 2 4 1 5 2 4 8 8 42 5 WILLIAMS 8 8 6 8 8 4 2 8 2 5 6 65 1 Place First Second Third Fourth Fifth Sixth Seventh Points 8 6 5 4 3 2 1 Note: Houses finishing in equal place both receive the points for that place (e.g. Equal first = 8 points to both Houses) H O U S E C O M P E T I T I O N T A B L E House Life 113
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Hall House

Housemaster: Paul Wilson

Deputy Housemaster: Ben Van Meygaarden

Head of House: James Hunt

Deputy Heads of House: Aaron Crow and Conor Crowe

Harington Leader: Shani Fernando

Head of House Report

2013 h as flown by very quickly and I almost can’t believe that I will soon leave Hall House for the last time. The year 13’s of the house will now embark on the next stage of their lives and we will be replaced by a new group of young men as leaders.

This year was to be the year that Hall would try to redeem ourselves from a last place finish in 2012. The house’s major goal was to reinvigorate house spirit and compete to the best of our ability. Once again as a house we have had many ups and downs but the house spirit has been a constant growing factor.

The house activities began with athletics and swimming standards. This was a good chance for the new members of the house to reveal their talents and for the house leaders to gauge the ability for upcoming house sports. We were hopeful that we could produce a good athletics team to take to Porrit for the annual inter-house athletics competition.

A 4th placing in athletics was a reasonable effort, up against some tough competition. Congratulations Hakan Asici, Conor Gyde, William Te Tomo, Conor Crowe and James Hunt who all picked up at least one first place for the house in their events. The highlight of the day being the Senior Boys’ 4x100m relay; Hall obliterated the field, winning by a considerable distance with the team of Brandon Watkins, Conor Crowe, Aaron Crow and James Hunt. This was a great way to finish what was a good day for the Cambridge Blue.

The growth in house spirit continued amongst the Cambridge Blues with an amazing house haka performance. This year’s performance was truly inspiring and we once again showed the boarding houses that they are not the only ones that can haka. The house can be proud of the high standard haka that was produced.

Arts Week was one of the highlights of the year for us, coming in a solid 2nd place. Our house film was a real credit to the effort put in by Ollie, Jacob, Jordan and the rest of the team that spent the weekend producing the film. The film getting 1st place was the highlight of the day.

House Rugby is an event that Hall House has got a reputation for not achieving great results in. This year House Rugby really did show us what heart and determination could produce. Our senior boys’ teams were hot favourites to come last, but the grit shown by a team that was missing two 1st XV players and playing with only one rugby player saw them make the final. This was my proudest moment as a head of Hall as this showed that the goal of reinvigorating house spirit had been achieved and I hope next year’s leaders build on that.

I would like to thank the deputy heads of house Aaron Crow and Conor Crowe who both deserve a special mention. Both these boys proved to be a major help throughout the year. Both led by example and showed their talents when competing for the house and helped in the organization of the house events. I would not have been able to cope without both of you.

I would like to thank Mr Wilson and Mr Van Meygaarden for the contribution they have put into the house this year. The work that they put into not only the house, but into us as individuals is truly amazing.

I would like to wish all the leavers the best of luck for their next challenge in life and wish the house all the best for 2014.

Housemaster’s Comment

The Cambridge Blue of Hall House may not have been to the forefront of many house competitions in 2013 but the house spirit is strong and our house Motto“Success through Effort” has been evident throughout the year. Winning the House Spirit Cup for the first time at the swimming competition was evidence of this. There is a positive and happy atmosphere in the house environment and the sounds of laughter reverberate through the house from before school until well after classes have finished for the day. The year nine students have blended seamlessly into the Hall House family and have had a significant impact on the success of the house.

I would like to thank James Hunt who has been outstanding in his leadership this year. He has worked tirelessly for the students of Hall House despite many other commitments. He is hugely respected by his peers and younger students alike, for his commitment and genuine enthusiasm.

Thanks also to Aaron Crow and Conor Crowe who have assisted James with enthusiasm and dedication in their roles as deputy heads of House. The prefects and seniors have been supportive and have continued to set the high standards that are part of the Hall House ethos.

We have appreciated the efforts of the house mentor teachers and I thank them for their contribution in house periods and support throughout the year (Mike Groom, Phil Clement, Tess Hastie, Jeremy Coley and Andrew Tharratt).

A special thank you must go to Assistant Housemaster Ben Van Meygaarden. He continues to work with dedication and effort to assist the boys in every aspect of their school life.

I am proud to be associated with young men of the quality that exists in Hall House.

Tyrell Martin Aaron Crowe and Abby Walling Tim Fletccher William Lockwood-Geck Senior House Rugby Alec Wilson and William Lockwood-Geck Ben Juby Hall House Haka Jordan Davies Sam Densem Mark Swarbrick Jordan Olgilvy and Hakan Assisi Lip sync Felix Rolls
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Hamilton House

Deputy Housemaster: Martin Holmes

Head of House: Ezekiel Crawford

Ihave been asked to remind you all of the year that was. The highlights and the lowlights, so I will start at the top. Our first event was athletic standards. With a comfortable second place it put us in a great position to come second to last at the proper athletics. However the beginning of our chants was positive for the house, winning the spirit award. We then got to see how well we could do at swimming sports. Coming 6th wasn’t too bad, and we saw our year 13 leaders’ advice taken the wrong way with Lil Lachie meeting Mr Lander that afternoon. After weeks of stressful practices, our hard efforts didn’t pay off in haka either. Despite the staff support, we were robbed, coming 7th place. Then came the two running events, where we started to climb our way up the ladder. A well-earned 3rd place in both road relay and cross country put us in a good position going into our stronger competitions. Somehow we were holding our own against the athlete-filled boarding houses.

Arts day, along with theatre sports and quiz saw the other members of the house take a chance to stand up and present their skills. Placing top 3 in each category with multiple first places (including house film masterfully created by Sean, Lucas, David and Ayush) lead us to take the 8 points. The following was to be arguably our strongest challenge, being House music with our maestro Paul Newton Jackson. Our rendition of “Leaders of the Free World” came first, our group playing And so I Watch from Afar’s song “Seven Billion People Alive at Once” also came first, and our solo coming in 5th place, our overall score gave us the win.

With our mixed array of rugby talent, our house rugby result was hard to gauge, so a fourth place wasn’t disappointing. Finally was house soccer and hockey. Confident soccer teams filled with talent and passion meant that an overall first place was more than achievable. This with the overall second place in hockey, meant that our combined total took us to first place with another 8 points to add to the board. At the moment we are sitting comfortably in second place and with only academics and rowing to go, holding on to this position is easily achievable, and a step up on our final placing last year.

I would like to thank you all for your cooperation and the respect throughput this year. I came to Hamilton House at the beginning of last year and settling in was all good. Obviously after being instated as head of house only after a year of being at St Paul’s could have been controversial, but you let me do what was needed to help this house and I thank you. To the year 13s, thank you for your support within the house and its successes are due to your help. Lucas, thank you for your enthusiasm in the house, being a key motivator alongside Ayush and Sean has been great to have, and to Paul, thank you for your continuing help in the house. The work you did in music meant that our 8 points was because of you, and the idea of the Grandview Community Garden has left something the house can be a part of for years to come.

To the year 9s, you have had your introductory year to St Paul’s and next year you will be off to Tihoi where you will have experiences that you will remember forever and opportunities that many others will never receive appreciate them. To the year 10s, next year you will have you first year of NCEA, don’t take this lightly. Start to make good study habits because it’s hard to be establishing them in year 12 or 13. Start to make good habits so you are prepared for the opportunities that lie ahead. To the year 11s next year could be the most important year of schooling. What you do next year will

help determine what university you go to, which halls you stay in, or the job you will take on. Make the most of next year to enlarge your spectrum of opportunity. To the year 12’s you will have the opportunity to be leaders of the house, and some of you the school. The year 13s know we are leaving the house in good hands. To the rest of the year 13’s, our list of opportunities at St Paul’s have come to an end, and now it’s our chance to make a good start to our adult life. Good luck to you all and I hope that you find successes, whatever those success may be.

Ezekiel Crawford Laura McKenna

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Paul Newton-Jackson House spirit Sean Rooney Lucan Martin Lucas Martin Logan Jarvis Hamilton House haka Devon Nolan

Fitchett House

Housemaster: Gary Henley-Smith

Assistant Housemaster: Dr. Jason McGrath

Mentor Tutors: A. Visagie, A. Harries, R. Aldridge

Head of House: Sean Henley-Smith

Deputy Head of House: Sam Holmes

Harington Leader: Jessica Reilly

Fitchett House shifting its attitude both in mind set and outlook has been a revelation. The house competition results are close, especially amongst the day houses. Over the past two years the house has grown in attitude and application under the leadership of Mr Henley-Smith and Dr McGrath. Mr Henley-Smith’s relaxed intuitive manner and Dr McGrath’s subtle intellect has moulded the house into a friendly, cohesive and caring house environment. It is very unusual for the teachers to speak poorly of the Fitchett House boys.

The house has proven to show threads of talent in many different areas of academics, sport, chapel life and culture. The house impacted on the house competition by sharing top points with Williams House in Athletics and Athletic Standards. Ryan Ballantyne excelled in the juniors by winning the Junior Championship, Meg Skilton, and Emma Walker, Adam McCarthy and Sean Henley-Smith were also the major contributors to winning. Adam McCarthy ran strongly to win the Intermediate Cross Country Championship. Senior Boys’ Hockey and Junior Boys’ Soccer showed their talents with convincing wins, going through competitions unbeaten. Probably the most rewarding and satisfying achievement was the ability of the house to come together to sing and perform “The Boxer” in the House Choir Competition by placing second overall. Dr. McGrath’s contribution was immense in the Choir Competition alongside the efforts of some of the senior boys. The house sang in tune with an impressive solo by Aidan Phillips (Year 9) and, with the members of the school choir, helped raise the standard of the house singing. Jonathan Mayer displayed his talent by playing the piano with distinction and recorded the excellent result of second place. This year a number of boys have played in 1st teams: 1st XV Rugby - Kip Fawcett and Sam Holmes; 1st XI Cricket - Kip Fawcett, Taylor Hayes, Trent Collingwood, Conner Fullerton, Arjun Singh, Shneil Singh; 1st XI Soccer - Jared McCarthy, Matt Fielding, Luke Goodwin, Daniel Goodwin (Captain); 1st XI Hockey - Sam Holmes, Sean Henley-Smith, Daniel Scanlon, Reuben Andrews placed sixth at Rankin Cup; Basketball - Toby Skilton. Hemi McLaren-Mellars has won the National Golf Croquet Tournament, Pukekohe – limited Singles and National Secondary Schools, and other regional tournaments Hamilton East, Claudelands and with placings in many other regional tournaments.

The house has been well led by Head of House Sean Henley-Smith and Deputy Head of House Sam Watson-Holmes. Both of have worked tirelessly behind the scenes making sure that everything is always organised for house competitions, school activities, and chapel services. The close relationship between Housemaster and Head of house (father and son combination) has certainly helped with communication and fulfilling their requirements of their positions. Mr. Henley-Smith’s absence in the middle of the year due to sabbatical leave (term 2 Week 8 – 10 and term 3 Week 1 & 2), the well-seasoned assistant housemaster Dr. Jason McGrath took over the reins. He did an exceptional job with the added responsibility of House Music and pastoral care of the boys.

Charity fundraising activity – Starship: This year the boys donated their time to work for family and friends for which they were paid. The boys raised over $1600.00, a fantastic result!


Matt Atkinson Trophy for Junior Sportsmanship: Ryan Ballantyne

Mr. B. Jester Trophy: Pete Smit

Martin Ewen Trophy for Cultural Excellence: Jonathan Mayer

Nick Jensen Trophy for 3rd Former of the Year: Shane Reddy

Peter Gilbert Trophy for Sporting Excellence: Hemi McLarenMellars (Golf Croquet)

Duncan Hall Trophy Outstanding Service: Sean Henley-Smith

Jason McGrath Trophy for Academic Excellence: Youngmin Goo

David Mayne Trophy for Outstanding Contribution to House Competition: Taylor Hayes / Sam Holmes

Mark Mills Gentlemen’s Trophy: Sam Holmes

Codey Nepe Spirit Trophy: Dean Fullerton

Kip Fawcett Fitchett Haka Dean Fullerton Sam Dean Ryan Ballantyne Jeevan Singh Lip Sync Daniel Scanlon Daniel Goodwin James Watson-Holmes Jared McCarthy Daniel Goodwin and partner Aiden Phillips and Holly Ho
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School House

Housemaster: Mr Andrew Gibbs

Deputy Housemaster: Chris Foot

Head of House: William Guest

Deputy Head of House: Lane Fisher and Callum Brown

2013 h a s proved to be an interesting year for School House to say the least.

As term one rolled in we embarked on our mission to top the tables in all house events with the first event being Athletics Sports. Athletics was a great success ,with our 7th place being so concrete that if you halved our points total, then added it onto our original total we were still in 7th place. In fact it seemed to be an extremely rare event to see a yellow singlet appear in any final what so ever. However despite our seeming lack of athletic ability the boys got involved and did the best they could which was pleasing to see.

The next major event on the calendar was Swimming Sports which needless to say was a big improvement on the Athletics Sports. Thanks to our house fish (the Dixens, Daymon Haywood and Cam Voykovich), School House managed to pull off a fourth place. Apart from the swimming itself, the house spirit was in its element with a magical Finlayson hymn session and Chris Swanson’s rendition of ‘In the Jungle’ helping our swimmers to victory.

Around the start of term two the house began its new house prefect initiative of morning house runs. Despite all of the moans and groans from the majority of the people at the beginning, it soon became a routine and the results followed. It was encouraging to see some of the slowest members of the house being able to knock minutes off their lap times. In the road relay we placed 6th overall which was an improvement on Athletics Sports but the highlight of the term was the Cross Country. With a 4th place, we shocked the other houses. All the guys in yellow showed guts and determination and a special mention to Invinder Singh who managed to burn off the sorry Hall House individual lagging at the back of the pack.

Arts Week was the last event of the term with the highlight being the House Debating. The great man Davis and his companions managed to shred the arguments of their opposition and completed the whitewash to win the debating competition.

The biggest event of the year for School House was the House Music taking place in the Third Term. We trained hard and produced an amazing version of ‘The Scientist’. In all honesty I thought it was the best sounding School House item in my five years in the house. Our 3rd place was well-earned and potentially a bit unkind but it definitely separated us from the embarrassment that was Clark House. Well done Carter and Cam for your solid solo performances.

The year ended with the smaller events of House Rugby, Football, and Hockey in which we positioned comfortably in the lower half but never last. To round off the year we finished on a high with victories in House Chess and House Quiz and our 4th place in House Rowing may see us winning that particular band of events.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Mr Gibbs and Mr Foot for their continual contributions and for being the strong foundations on which School House stands. I would also like to thank the other staff involved in School House and in particular Mrs Flint for her contributions to our House Music item, we would have been lost without you. This year would have also been impossible if I wasn’t ably supported by the deputies Lane and Callum and the Year 13’s. You guys have been awesome and I wish you luck in your exciting future ahead.

As the Head of House, and I’m sure the house prefects will agree, I have witnessed a group of young lads who have given it their all in house events, hardly ever complained about doing the hard yards and have been solid individuals throughout the year. You guys sitting here are the future of School House and I wish you luck in the years to come.

Finally although it seems inevitable that School House will take 7th place, we should be proud of the passion that we showed throughout the year and I look forward to hearing of the success of School House in the future.

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Creighton Winiata-Dunster Daymon Haywood Aditya Sakalkale William Guest Shay Dickson Elliot Ware Jaime Carlson Sam Cooper Callum Windley Tully Dickson Elliot scores Brianna O’Donoghue Cameron Downey

Harington Day

Housemaster: Jackie Lock

Deputy Housemaster: Helen Bradford

Head of House: Victoria Blomfield

What a year it has been, kicking off with our fourday orientation camp down at Tihoi! The new girls fitted in with the group seamlessly, making friends whom they would spend time with at school and keep in contact with in later years. Our talented year 11’s came in with confidence and excitement, keeping up the positive vibe during our time at Tihoi. The year 12’s proved how much they had grown from when they first started, while welcoming the new year 12’s who joined us this year. The year 13’s, the leavers of this year, definitely made the most of their last girls’ camp, making more memories with their St Paul’s friends and setting the standard yet again after the year 13’s of 2012.

For the first inter house competition, the house haka, our very own Brielle O’Connor stepped up to lead Harington House in our performance. The girls did exceptionally well in this competition, considering they are the only female house in the school. Also, a massive thank you to ex-student Meisha O’Connor for coming in during the early mornings to perfect the haka before classes commenced. The girls should be proud of their contribution and their ability to stand up to the male majority of the school.

Splitting off into our separate boys’ house groups, the Harington girls were keen and ready to take on all the sporting events within our jam-packed year. Swimming sports, athletics day, cross country, road relay, you name it, the girls just got right into it! Even with the daunting fact that the male majority of the school was watching us, all the girls gave it their best. From inexperienced sportswomen to top athletes, all the girls within their houses came together and worked as one to support their boys’ houses and help earn valuable points.

The girls came back together to represent Harington for the house music competition. Stepping up from our performances last year, our solo performance from Brianna O’Donoghue placed 3rd and the group performance by Jessica Reilly, Shani Fernando, Bethany Langton, Hinehou Te Ua placed 2nd. For the whole house singing competition, we sang the classic “Car Wash” by Rose Royce, which placed us 2nd, one point behind the winning house, Hamilton. A massive thank you to our head girl, Jess Reilly, who sorted out the harmonies and directed the practices, as well as Shani Fernando, our energetic conductor on the day. I am so proud of all the girls’ efforts and thankful for their enthusiasm and outstanding performance.

On September 15th, we held a garage sale in the school pavilion as a fundraiser for our chosen charity, the New Zealand Burns Support Group Charitable Trust. This charity’s aim is to provide burn-injured persons (and their families) with support and assistance, during and after hospitalization, and to help them to return to normal and satisfactory lives within the community. The Harington Day girls were required to donate any old goods that they no longer needed. From this fundraiser, we raised the total of $1700. Thank you so much to those who helped to make this event the great success that it was.

Personally, I couldn’t be happier with my year as the Head of the Harington Day house. With our newly purple-painted house filled with optimistic and loving girls, Harington has been a pleasure to be in for my three years at St Paul’s. The great team of prefects that helped to make this year one of the best include: Jessica Reilly, Head of Fitchett; Laura McKenna, Head of Hamilton; Shani Fernando, Head of Hall; Meg Morbey, Head of Clark; Geraldine Fish, Head of Williams; Toni Anda, Head of Sargood; as well as

Phoebe Boyes, Fiona Thorp and Hannah Clare. It’s been a pleasure working with you girls and all the best for your journeys next year. And last but definitely not least, a thank you to the “house mother” Mrs Lock. In my three years, you’ve always been so enthusiastic within the house and cared for every single girl in their time of need. Mrs Lock has been a trustworthy and kind mother of the Harington girls, giving up her time and putting all her jobs aside just to make sure that each girl was doing okay. A small lady with a massive heart, thank you so much for all your support and keeping the house in line and organized. Thank you so much to the other Harington staff members, Mrs Bradford (assistant housemaster), Ms Rhymer, Ms Hansen, Mr Bell, Ms Dela Rue, Ms Coates, Ms Don and Mrs Saunders for all the hard work and time you’ve given up for our girls, making the year run smoothly. Being house leader for this year has been a phenomenal experience and I am overwhelmed by the success of our girls this year. Good luck for all those returning next year, and make the most of it! The year will be what you make of it.

Haka Brielle O’Connor

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Abigail Helm Jess Crowe Emma Bryant Lovely Dizon Hannah LockwoodGeck Emma Walker Grace Namana Abbey Walling Tina Forde, Pippa Lewis and Kendal Buchanan Jess Chanwai Tessa De Theirry, Sunny Wang, Tori Blomfield Josie Wilson Micayla Kim
Marsh Govender Shani Fernando Grace and Emma Walker Courtney Lee Holly Ho, Nisma Hasanain, Sharleen Lu and Laura Thompson Libby Sutcliffe Amanda and Melissa Barr Kate Wilkins Danielle McGregor Jess Chanwai and Jess Reilly

Harington Boarding

Housemaster: Katie Rhymer

Assistant Housemaster: Bridget Hansen

Head of House: Hannah Clare

Deputy Head of House: Nicole Parry

It’s normal to arrive at Harington Boarding on your first day full of nerves, worrying about what the others will think of you, and desperately thinking up ways to make them like you. Arriving at school at the beginning of this year, that was how I felt. This time, however, it wasn’t because I was new, but because I was returning as a senior student to lead the house. Being head boarder seemed like a daunting prospect at first, but after spending the first afternoon with the new boarding girls, I knew I had nothing to worry about. Harington Boarding this year had its fair share of large personalities, so although the house certainly wasn’t peaceful, it was a lot of fun.

As a house, we enjoyed joining our boys’ houses on trips at the beginning of the year. Sargood went to Waimarino water park, Williams went to an outdoor centre near Te Kauwhata, and Clark spent the day at Lake Karapiro. Boarding house girls dominated the inter-house sports competitions, with the Williams girls winning swimming, athletics, cross country and touch, and Clark winning road relay. As always, the Boarders’ Charity Relay was a highlight, even though we were only out there for twelve hours this year, instead of the full twenty-four. Harington set up their own base out by the course, complete with couches, music, and sausages and pancakes on the barbeque. A dedicated effort from the whole house saw us raise $1600 for our house charity.

Personally, my highlight as head boarder has been our involvement with our chosen house charity, Cross Rose House. Cross Rose is a women’s refuge centre located in Hamilton for mothers and their young children who have been in traumatic home situations. I wanted Harington Boarding to be actively involved with our charity this year, so as well as donating the money we raised through the Twelve Hour Relay, twelve girls from the house gave up a Sunday to go to Cross Rose House and put on a “spa day” for the mothers. The talents of all our girls were put to good use to provide massages, facials, manicures, pedicures, and smoothies. The time we gave was appreciated immensely, which made it an incredibly rewarding experience.

2013 saw two new tutors, Rachel and Annalyse, join the boarding house at the beginning of the year. They’ve both been fantastic, bringing new ideas and lots of laughs to the house. There were tears all round when our gap tutor, Elissa, went back to England, because she was like a sister to us all. Imogen, the new gappie, had big boots to fill, but it didn’t take long before she too became one of us. All four terms have had their stresses and challenges along with their successes, but the never-ending dedication and support from Ms Rhymer and Ms Hansen ensured that the girls were well looked-after through them all. It has been a privilege to be the head of Harington Boarding this year, and I wish the boarding house every success for the future.

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Clark House

Housemaster: Matthew Markham

Assistant Housemaster: Neil Muirhead

Deputy Housemaster: Nick Jensen

Matron: Lovona Morris

Head of House: Mitchell O’Connell

Deputy Head of House: Dominic Scott-Jones

Harington Leader: Meg Morbey

This has been a very successful year for Clark House. While we have not been as successful in the House competition as we would have liked, the spirit and comradeship in the house is strong and bodes well for 2014.

Staffing wise the house is in the best shape it has been for a number of years. We have been very lucky to gain two excellent tutors in Adam Tripp and Alex Young. Despite not starting until towards the end of the year they have already made a significant contribution to the house and are well liked by the boys. We were also blessed to have the services again of Nick Jensen in the new role as Assistant Housemaster. As always Nick has put his heart and soul into the role despite holding a full time job. The house would certainly be the poorer without him.

In April we welcomed back Mr Neil Muirhead into the role as Deputy Housemaster. Neil’s return has been very smooth indeed and he picked up the role almost instantly with the departure of Mrs Leeann Morgan. With his previous knowledge of working with Clark House and his positive and cheery persona, he has been a true blessing. Having said this we were sad to say goodbye to Mrs Morgan and we thank her for her huge commitment to Clark House and wish her and her family well for the future.

Road Relay is an event in which Clark traditionally does very well and this year proved to be no different. The boys put in an enormous amount of effort to earn themselves a second placing against very strong opposition.

Cross Country brought about another second place. Nearly everybody put in their best efforts and got the best results they could. Stand out performers were Aran Geerts finishing 15th in the senior division and Jack Davies gaining a hard earned third place in the very fast intermediate division and of course Connor Gordon winning the junior race.

House rowing brought a happy end to the house competition this year for the boys. Sam Rush anchored the house to first place. The boys did extremely well in this event and totally deserved the place they got. Clark has never won House rowing before so this made the victory even sweeter.

Individually we had many successes. Trent Tingey came 2nd in the North Island Wakeboarding champs. Simon Morbey represented Hamilton for junior cricket and Conor Gordon won a bronze medal at the Maadi Cup. Tom Smith was once again the outstanding sportsmen of the house. His successes are too numerous to list but his greatest performance was winning the New Zealand U18 400m. The individual highlight of the year however was Conor Gawith who won a $25,000 scholarship to study Hospitality in Adelaide. Our house camps this year were a great success. In April we travelled up to Orewa to indulge in paintballing and the hot pools at Waiwera. September saw us take to the slopes at Whakapapa. The boys thoroughly enjoyed this and we had near perfect conditions, which were highlighted by the number of burnt faces on the boys. Thank you to all the parents who attended these camps. They would not be possible without your support.

The Clark House Parents’ Association has been very busy this year. 2013 saw the development of a new outdoor area on the western side of the house that had drastically improvement the look and functionality of the outside of Clark House. I would like to thank the Headmaster and the Board of Trustees for their funding of this project and to all of those parents who have helped, especially Graeme Rush. 2014 will see us further develop this area, with the addition of a shade sail and seating. To Carolyn Eyre and the other members of the Parents’ Association executive – we thank you for all the time you give up to make the house a more comfortable place to live for the boys.

This year Clark House has been very lucky to be led by a very strong prefect team. Our prefects this year have all been consistently reliable and have displayed strong, supportive and caring leadership qualities. A special thank you must go to Head of House Mitchell O’Connell. Mitchell has worked tirelessly for Clark House this year and has done a great job which was highlighted by his very impressive speech at the House Dinner.

To the leavers - thank you for your contribution to the house, especially to those you have been in the house for the full five years. I wish you the very best of luck for the future, whether it be in the workforce or university. Remember you will always be a Clarkman and are welcome back anytime to visit.

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Aran Geerts Pat Srisa An Jack Davies Thomas Gordon Jimmy Madgwik Keegan Frost-Jones Nick Redpath Christopher Holden Aran Geerts and Duncan Van Der Maas Kim Miller Connor Gordon George Koreman Connor Gawith Dom Scott Jones

Sargood House

Housemaster: Carl Neethling

Deputy Housemaster: Ryan McCarthy

Assistant Housemaster: Hamuera Tamihana

Matron: Bev McCarthy

Head of House: Caleb Lingmann

Deputy Head of House: Thomas Schicker; Cameron Bartley

This has been an outstanding year for Sargood House. The new building was completed at the end of term 1 and the new fascilities are superb.

We knew it would be tough to defend our title as House Champions and it has certainly been the case. We managed to defend the haka competition title, won the senior rugby trophy and came second at swimming – our best placing for a long time. The boys excelled in the cultural events, lead by Peter Winkelmann. Theatre sports and the house band were most entertaining. The boys made a huge effort in the house choir event where they put in hours and hours of preparation. What was most pleasing however was to see the boys’ dedication, determination and commitment shown in every competition event. The boys gave it their best in order to try and achieve their goal of finishing in the top three.

The success of the house is however, measured in much broader terms than just the results in the house competition. The real success lies in what happens inside the walls of the house on a daily basis. The boys have grown closer together as a unit and have been very supportive and accommodating of each other. The prefects of 2013 have done a fantastic job in leading and supporting other house members. There is a real sense of belonging and a happiness within the house.

The other significant factor in the success of the house is the role the adults play. The house staff goes the extra mile and the pastoral care given to the boys is second to none. With the growth in numbers we appointed an extra teaching staff member, as assistant housemaster. This has made a huge difference in the day to day running of the house. We appointed quality tutors who have taken up their responsibilities with enthusiasm. The other significant adult group is that of our parents. Sargood is very fortunate to have a most supportive parent body which is well represented by our parents committee. The committee deserves a great deal of thanks for the support and initiatives they have undertaken this year.

We finished the year with a successful house dinner. Caleb Lingman delivered a most inspiring speech which reflected on the growth in the house. Here is an extract from his speech: ” What an awesome year it has been for Sargood House. We saw the final stages of the renovation through to a stage where the U now has green grass in it. From the first day in the new common room we have come so far as a house, as a tight knit group willing to have each other’s backs. I have been privileged to be the head of house in the actual ‘New Sargood’ development. Not only has the house changed, but so too have the people within the house. I have been very lucky to have such good friends with me the whole way and although I am the head of house others have been there the whole journey. In the end the head of house and the deputy head of house title is just that, a title. In reality we are all equal people, so all credit to Thomas, Cameron and to the rest of the team because as I said, at the end of the day the leader is only as strong as his pack.

It may seem silly to many of us now but when we look back at our years of boarding and take time to actually reflect, we will realise that this is one of the best things that has ever happened to us. Think about the friendships, the brothers you made. Think about the life time “yarns” you will be able to spin and think about the

times that you shared with your brothers and how much enjoyment and excitement you got out of it. Also realise this, boarding teaches you to have independence that will benefit you in the real world. It is all very well worth it.

Life is like a camera, focus on the good things, capture the good times, develop from the negatives, and if things don’t work out, take another shot. I look back at my time and wish I could start again. I know I didn’t do everything to the best of my ability, but that’s not the reason why I would want to come back. I am happy with the way things worked out, I am happy with the outcome. I want to come back to relive the memories that were shared. It is going to be the hardest thing to leave this place and I am not lying when I say this, but boarding is the best thing that has happened to me.”

Caleb Lingman Sargood House Choir

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Caleb Lingman Tom Schicker Senior Ball Boys Rhodri Mackenzie Intermidiate standards Riley Chick Oliver Dowling Conner Peterson Tug of War intermediate Oliver Roberts and Cam Bartley Sargood Band Peter Winkelmann Peter conducting George Dyer Peter conducting Pare Gilmartin-Kara

Williams House

Housemaster: Mr Jed Rowlands

Deputy Housemaster: Mr Colin Lewis

Assistant Housemaster: Mr Andrew Constable

Matron: Mrs Gloria Thompson

House Tutors: Sam Broadbent, Zane Hartley, Jamie Smith

Gap Tutors: Phil Dunn (Terms 1 & 2); Matt Banks (Terms 3 & 4)

Mentors: Mr Craig Hardman, Rev Luccock, Mrs Hannah Munn

Head of House: Toby Way

Deputy Head of House: James Atherton

Junior Dorm Prefect: Jonny Moss

Harington Leader: Geraldine Fish

Williams House started the year with a new Deputy Housemaster, Mr Lewis, and it was not long before he showed what a valuable asset he was going to be for the House. His passion for education and the well-being of the boys in Williams house is second to none. Colin improved the Intra group competition by adding a lot more activities and events for the boys to compete against each other in. These little battles proved very popular. For the record it was the Gurkas who came out on top in the Intragroup competition this year. This is two years in a row now.

The strong sense of pride in the house and the quality of housemen continued from the previous year and this allowed the momentum to really build over the year, particularly in the House Competition. We all adopted the motto BTB (Better Than Before) and it really seemed to work for us. Whatever we did, whether it was staff or students, we tried to be better than before. Toby Way as Head of the House this year, led his prefect team well, and with the help of his deputy, James Atherton, really had the rest of the house motivated to do well. The sense of pride in being a Williams man is as strong as ever.

As always the House Competition was a huge focus for the year and after finishing a very creditable second last year, it was our goal to be BTB and finish one place higher, in first place. With one round to go, Academics, we are 14 points clear of second place and unable to be beaten. There are 11 events altogether and we have finished first in five of them (athletics, swimming, cross country, road relay and rugby) and second in haka. It is an amazing effort and to win the house competition so empathically and is something the housemen of 2013 can be very proud of.

Outside of the house competition and the daily routines of the school, the housemen have involved themselves in a huge number of activities, including major roles in the school production (Jasper Hankins – yr 12), starring roles in the celebration of music (John Richardson – yr 9), being key members of the Waikato U14 rep rugby side (Jock Yarndley and Ferg Burke – both yr 9), competing at a high level in the New Zealand downhill racing championships (Liam Jackson – yr 12), and being selected to go to Christchurch Grammar in Perth on exchange (Ben Truebridge – yr9).

As I write this report our seniors are nearing the end of their NCEA and Cambridge examinations and the juniors are about to start theirs. There is a strong sense of wanting to do well in their examinations and all of the boys have worked hard towards that goal. There will be a number of Williams boys pushing for a spot on the academic honours boards of the school this year.

Finally I would like to thank the parents of Williams House for the huge support they give to any activity the boys are involved in and the huge support they give to the staff. It is much appreciated and has helped immensely in making Williams house such a great place to be associated with.

Asipeli Mafuataimi Fergus Burke, Hunter Johnson, Jock Yarndley, John Richardson

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Tug of war team - intermediate House Haka William Reeves Winners of Junior House Rugby Wade Paniora Jack Oliver Toby Way Hamish Burt Francois Eksteen House Choir
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We hope the students of this year group take away the many new skills they have learnt and put them to good use in the future both at St Paul’s and beyond.

The Centre has continues to develop with a number of exciting projects coming to a close and others only just starting. The students and parents of both intakes have continued to enhance the centre with generous donations of native trees and time during the community days. Large amounts of firewood have once again been cut for future intakes. The large gum trees which stood on the way up to the outdoor chapel area have been removed and been replaced with native trees. This has allowed for more light and a better view of the centre in what has become a very special corner. The fitness circuit’s assault course was used for the first time at the start of term four. There is still plenty of work still to be done of planting and clearing trees, but the course and elements are outstanding and a real credit to current part time staff member Robert Brown who has worked tirelessly to allow this vision to become a reality. Currently a new bridge is being built across the creek to allow access onto the course.

Once again Tihoi Venture School has been the recipient of many generous donations in 2013. Thank you to the Oliver Family for the donation of a three bedroom home which was relocated to Tihoi from Waihaha in April. This is now located down by the ‘Brick House’ and will act as staff accommodation in the near future. The Parents Association have again continued their support toward the centre in accepting a proposal to fund 14 canoes at a cost of nearly $30,000. The first canoe outdoor weekend was completed

on Lake Tarawera in September with the expeditions continuing on the Whanganui River. Thank you also to Neil and Rosalind Foster – owners of Pac N Save, Rotorua for a wonderful donation of our new canoe trailer. This trailer was picked up in November prior to the expeditions and holds 12 canoes as well as the equipment for this popular pursuit.

Colin and Dale Armer’s generosity in allowing us to utilise their neighbouring property is more valuable than they may think. The opportunity to have 1000 ha of bush tracks on private property adjacent to the school is priceless. We thank them for this.

Gee and his team of Sandra, Anne, Liz and Erna have again successfully fed the boys and staff for another year. Gee works incredibly hard to improve the quality of food being presented to the boys and we thank all the kitchen staff for a great year.

The Outdoor Programme has run smoothly with every boy accepting the challenges of new activities and learning to support others as they have faced fears, developed skills and gained self-confidence. The Outdoor Programme is often some of the fondest and vivid memories for the students and we encourage the boys to get involved at school or in a club for outdoor activities they have enjoyed and have now gained skills in.

Parent tramps were enjoyed by all. It was great to have such a big turnout. The boys were delighted in taking you tramping and we encourage you to take on another family adventure as your son now has the skills to do this. We encourage you to create opportunities for your son to continue to develop his independence, perhaps cooking a meal fortnightly for the family and taking responsibility for aspects of family life.

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The social development of every student has been significant during 2013. Physically the boys have all grown and many have lost substantial amounts of weight. Increased fitness levels have given the boys the ability to cope with the physical demands of the programme. Improved fitness has seen self-confidence and self-efficacy develop. Make the most of being so fit; it is easier to maintain that gain.

Expeditions were once again a highlight for the students. The focus of the second intake expedition trips was wilderness journeys. The boys had the choice of white water kayaking the Ngaruroro River - involving a fly-in four night wilderness trip to the headwaters; canadian canoeing down the Whanganui River; sea kayaking, rock climbing and caving around the Central North Island.

The students of 2013 can be proud of their achievements with over 100 Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Awards gained and all students have started their NCEA journey gaining credits on both campuses during the year.

I would like to take the opportunity to farewell and introduce the staff who joined us this year:

Cameron Walker returned to Tihoi as our Chief Instructor after spending six months with Fiancée Kelly Smith touring the South Island and then a year in the sub Antarctic on Macquarie Island working on a pest eradication programme. Cam brings a great energy to this role, is well respected and we are excited to have both Cam and Kelly living in the centre once again.

Nikki Whitehead joined the Tihoi staff for term one as cover and very quickly made a big impression with her energy and enthusiasm which was well received by staff and students. Nikki is a first year teacher with a huge passion for Kayaking, representing New Zealand. We are pleased to have been able to offer Nikki a position for 2014.

Three staff leave Tihoi after excellent years of service:

Simon Goodwin will take up the father responsibilities and also study full time for his Diploma in Teaching. Simon has been energetic in his role as an Instructor at Tihoi and is enjoyed by all the students in his care. He has great skills in many outdoor areas and these will be missed. Simon will continue to live in the Tihoi community.

Peter Evans will return to Kahunui after working at Tihoi for 2 years. Peter has been a real role model to the students at Tihoi with a great personality and a caring nature. He has shown commitment and passion and will be greatly missed in his role. We wish Pete, Nicola and George all the very best.

Ben Louie completes 8 years working at Tihoi. The most recent time has been the past 6 years where Ben has bought a real mature and thoughtful nature to the Tihoi community. He is one of the generous people you will meet often lending out personal equipment to people. Ben has been instrumental in helping with the new Sea Kayak and Mountain Bike programmes which have been great additions to the outdoors and fitness. We wish Ben all the very best for what the future holds.

We wish the students of 2013 well in the senior years of their schooling. We will watch their futures with interest.

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Hall House

Blake Agnew, Sam Masterson, Connor Gyde, Daniel Johnson, Ben Johnson, Matthew Thomas, Joshua Yee

Charles Christey, Hakan Asici, Matthew Husband-Dravitzki, Blake Phillips, Paul Ferguson, Devon Kyle, Brandon Watkins, Timothy Fletcher, Daniel Johnson, Timothy Husband-Dravitzki, Ben Wilson, Jordan Ogilvy, Cam Elliott

William Te Tomo, Ethan Kimpton, Shaun Campbell, Conner Graham, Ben Weake, Stefan Andreef, Tom Weake, Ollie Tomic, Yoon Taek Im, Ben Clark, Ariki Thomson, Brandon Harrison, Jiann Huang, Connor Johnson

Rjinder Randhawa, Matthew Collier, Joel Kosoof, Craig Stocker, Jimmy Christey, David Lach, Benjamin Wheeler, Ben Bowden, Daniel Wheeler, Alex Jackson, Daniel Austin, Rudi Grace, Samuel Lockwood-Geck, Caleb Fotheringham, Campbell Stuart

Benjamin Juby, Callum Jarvis-Hall, Tamati Thomson, Callum Rawlings, Matthew Fisher, Felix Rolls, Callum Herbert, Sam Bowden, Sam Densem, Kenan Grant, Aaron Alderslade, Jackson Mead, Alex Caunter, Daniel Clark

Jacob Robb, William Lockwood-Geck, Mr M Groom (Mentor), Jordan Davies, Mr J Coley (Mentor), Conor Crowe (Deputy Head of House), Mr B Van Meygaarden (Deputy House Master), James Hunt (Head of House), Mr M P Wilson (House Master), Aaron Crow (Deputy Head of House), Mr P Clement (Mentor), Mark Swarbrick, Mr A Tharratt (Mentor), Alec Wilson, Ms T Hastie (Mentor)

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Hamilton House

Alan Huang, Ryan Steer, James Morritt, TJ Wilson, Paddy Forde, Logan Fortescue, Simroop Singh-Thandi, Jordan Fache, Ayush Lakhera, Edward Johnstone, James Finch, Thomas Vincent

William Moreland, Sal M’Boge, Keaton Myburgh, Logan Spaans, Jackson Bovill, David Tharratt, Nic Rose, Callan Buchanan, Matthew Moana, Devon Nolan, Jonathan Bloor, Benjamin Yates, Josh Walpole-Smith

Scott Spence, Mason Zhou, Ryan Van Straalen, Ben Donaldson, Kane Hemi, Thomas Elliott, Logan Jarvis, Paul Day, Callum Bowick, Dillon Kelliher, Khalid Raza, Leon Chiew

John Penyas, Gavin Yip, Cullin Fache, Winston Barrett-Hogg, Andre Kleuskens, Bailey Read, James Ashenden, Amit Chatrath, Cole Lucas, Danyon Fernando, Aaron Parkinson, Richie Bloor, Tom Watson

Rahul Manohan, Liam Anderson, Luke Donaldson, Sebastian Ellice, Fintan Cooper, Joshua Andrew, Harry Porritt, Freddy Corkill, Dillon Painter, Lachie Finch, Luke Halliwell, Jonty Hogg, Mr K Hogg

Sean Rooney, Hamish Malins, Ryan Lewis, Mr L Varney, Lucas Martin (Head Prefect), Mr M Holmes (Assistant House Master), Ezekiel Crawford (Head of Hamilton House), Mr I Campbell (House Master), Paul Newton-Jackson (Deputy Head Prefect), Mr C Morton, Logan Jakes (House Prefect), Todd Barry (House Prefect), Jaden Verryt (House Prefect)

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Fitchett House

David Hsiao, Courtland Lee, Matthew Fielding, Thomas Goodwin, Otis Berridge, Max Collingwood

Christopher Fawcett, Ryan Ballantyne, Trent Collingwood, William McLaughlin, Arjun Singh, Adam Ballantyne, Christopher Chilcott-Parker, Shneil Singh, Anthony Chilcott-Parker, Luke Bowers, Ryan Marsh, Youngmin Goo, Lachlan Lee

Adam McCarthy, Amrit Rai, Finnbar Claridge, Reuben Andrews, Dean Fullerton, Harrison Newdick, Hemi McLaren-Mellars, Tor Pedersen, Luke Goodwin, Joe Bradly-Arthur, Pete Smit, Stephen Joe, Josh Tapara, Simranjit Singh

Jamie Bickford-Smith, Tobias Dean, Kavishay Prasad, Junting Wei, Zac Watson, Harry Elstob, James Watson-Holmes, Luke Bryant, Non Seehamart, Aidan Phillips, Jonathan Mayer, Ryan Lindsay, Daniel Thomas, Max Meng, Judge Gregory

Reon Bruce, Tony Peacham, Shane Reddy, Suvarn Naidoo, Oliver McCurry, Jordan Sanders, Daniel Chegwidden, Dan Goodwin, Louis Suk, Sam Goodey, Jeevan Singh, Darius Hasan-Stein, Jordan Wise, Samuel Dean

Toby Skilton, Alex Fullerton, M O’Donnell (Tutor), Rory Devlin, R Aldridge (Tutor), Conner Fullerton, J McGarth (Deputy Housemaster), Sean Henley-Smith (Head of House), G Henley-Smith (Housemaster), Samuel Holmes (Deputy Head of House), A Harries (Tutor), Jared McCarthy, A Visagie (Tutor), Taylor Hayes, Dilawar Singh

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Campbell Ware, Aubrey Fish, Chris Swanson, Connor Egan, John Deroles, Creighton Winiata-Dunster, William Armstrong, Andre Stokes

Vincent Lu, Cameron Downey, Bradley Morton, Sahil Patil, Zeek Gibbs, Chris Gibbs, Damon Hayward, Jacob Andrews, Jacky Joe, Isaac Van der Vossen, Carter Elkington, Daniel Davis, Aditya Sakalkale, Hamish Tapp

Kevin Hwang, Aaron Humble, Mitchell Bailey, Sam Cooper, Jordan Joe, Tle Temboonsak, Jaime King, Kiel Griffiths, Corban Batters, Andrew Finlayson, Joseph Chen, Jacob Nelson, Luke Mickell, Ryan Nicholson, Jamie Brown

Tully Dickson, Shay Dickson, Reece McKie, Jamie Carlson, Michael Torrance, Craig Scott, Sean Collinson-Smith, Cam Voykovich, Invinder Singh, Elliot Ware, Marc Bradford, Reed Fisher, Will Morrow, Lachlan Dent

Alex Hargreaves, Scott Finlayson, A Reid (Mentor), Mark Davis, G Judkins (Mentor), Lane Fisher (Head of House), C Foot (Assistant Housemaster), William Guest (Head of House), A D R Gibbs (Housemaster), Callum Brown (Deputy Head of House), H Wilson (Mentor), Nick Don, N Clothier (Mentor), Callum Windley, William Heald


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Harington House

Brianna O’Donoghue, Bethany Langton, Hannah Lockwood-Geck, Marie Waters, Georgia Hogg, Brittany Smith, Kate Wilkins, Natasha Sue, Armarni Irwin, Claudia Miles, Zoe Lapwood

Hinehou Te Ua, Kate Bishop, Morgan Elstob, Kendal Buchanan, Tori Reeves, Ngaire Osborne, Tiana Collingwood, Navroz Gill, Holly Irwin, Josie Wilson, Georgia Burke, Jessica Peart, Eleisha Campbell, Briarna Rae

Ella Strack, Pare Gilmartin-Kara, Lara Wilson, Abigail Helm, Deanna Morse, Laura Thomson, Tessa De Thierry, Holly Hardie, Meg Skilton, Rachel Brandt, Ashleigh Porritt, Caitlin Johnston, Libby Main, Kinneir Groube, Eliza Larkman

Tina Forde, Libby Sutcliffe, Danielle McGregor, Holly Ho, Abbey Walling, Hemashri Govender, Loren Morse, Courteney Lee, Adelle Morton, Emma Bryant, Jordan Birt, Nisma Hasanain, Phoebe Earnshaw, Sharleen Lu

Savannah Welsh, Emma Walker, Evie McHugh, Kaitlyn Thompson, Sarah Kosoof, Katherine Keddell, Christa Wise, Neethd Morton, Pippa Lewis, Jessica Crow, Sarah Collinson-Smith, Leandra Singh, Micayla Kim, Lalisa Trirattanajarasporn, Nicole Parry

Xiaojing Wang, Melissa Barr, Janna Newby, Harini Meiyappan, Jill Wang, Jessica Chanwai, Hannah Clare, Shani Fernando, Brielle O’Connor, Hazuki Yokoyama, Amanda Barr, Kay Hongsakul, Natasha Peiris, Lovely Dizon

Ms Bridget Hansen (Williams House), Fiona Thorp, Mr Roger Bell (School House), Toni Anda, Ms Andrea Dela Rue (Fitchett House), Laura McKenna (Deputy Head of House), Mrs Helen Bradford (Assistant Housemaster), Victoria Blomfield (Head of House), Mrs Jackie Lock (Housemaster Harington Day), Jess Reilly, Ms Rose Don (Sargood House), Geraldine Fish, Ms Katie Rhymer (Harington Boarding Housemaster), Meg Morbey, Phoebe Boyes

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Jason Liddell, Tyler Gyde, Robert Morbey, Duncan Van Der Maas

Asher Paul, Joshua McClay, Callum Connell, Jacob van den Broek, James Ingham, Thomas Gordon, Caleb Guscott, Sam Rush, Tom Smith, Weber Wang

Daniel Kerr, Cameron Wratt, Henry Wills, Romke Gower Hoogstra, Luke Van Den Broek, Chris Tindall, Kim Miller, Willis Webb, Vincent Reilly, Simon Morbey, Jeremy Doneghue

Aran Geerts, Jason Dhesi, Jordan Mulholland-Tonar, Sam Fullerton-Smith, Andrew Huang, Robert Simmons, Christopher Holden, Joshua Voigt, Jesse Guscott, Pitt Srisa-An, Connor Gordon, Shaun Cox, George Koreman

Jesse Ruri, Jack Davies, Carne Lincoln, Trent Tingey, Zac Campbell, Judd Redmond, Marcus Ground, Jamie Brown, James Wilkins, Seton Mason, Sam Forte, Harri Draper-Kidd, Keegan Frost-Jones

Cameron Leng-Uch, Callum Skelton, William Eyre, Fletcher Rawlinson, Mitchell McClellan, Mathew Caskie, Harrison Moss, Logan Birt, Nicholas Beal, George Amos, Jamieson Madgwick

Mr B Chorley, Nick Redpath, Ms L Morris, Pat Srisa-An, Mr J Howard, Mr N Muirhead, Mitchell O’Connell, Mr M Markham, Ms K Dunhill, S Markham, N Markham, Dominic Scott-Jones, Mrs L Elliot, Mr R Wells, Conor Gawith

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Danny O’Hara, Jack Schicker, Nick Winkelmann, Ruy Maldonado, William Fraser, Tom Brown

Chester Hulme, Jackson Raos, Samisoni Taukeiaho, Timothy Jefferis, Alastair Blackett, Jiawen Yang, Poonnasint Pattanakulchai, Taylor Cockerton, Riley Kissling-Hemsworth, Matthew Hill, Qiwen Fan, Raj Belling, Alex Winkelmann

Tom Yarrall, Alan Zheng, Sukhjit Sarai, Anthony Sauni, Cameron Smale, Salesi Leota, Corban O’Connor-Harris, Josh Balme, Oliver Roberts, William Kenna, Ben Brogden, Jack McDonald, Ben O’Sullivan, Gordon Fullerton

Samuel Bowley, Liam Tyndall, Riley Chick, George Dyer, Dean George, Taylor Deakin, Daniel Zhuang, Oliver Dowling, Zach Posa, Ben McColgan, Jack Gordon, Benjamin Clare, Jack Alexander, Matthew Stewart, Kyle Dean

Ke Shi, Michael Turnbull, Shaun Drew, Hugh Jackson, Matthew Bailey, Marcus Hamilton, Troy Taupaki, Wilson Wolfe, Josh Grindlay, Patrick Bowie, Liam Hunter, Cameron Fleming, Brad Hermsen, Hamish Te Whare

Conner Peterson, Jamie Heath, Quinn Bowie, Ben Negus, Lachlan McLean, Max Wilkinson, Peter Winkelmann, Josh Lemon, Henry Brown, Connor Campbell, Brad Edwards, Heath Campbell, Kyle Quedley, Riley Hunter, Mr J Philips

Guy Wilkins, Mr D Smith, Corban Morison, Mr D Williams, Mr P Gilbert, Cameron Bartley, Mr R McCarthy, Caleb Lingman, Mr C Neethling, Tom Schicker, Mr H Tamihana, Mr Boyle, Joshua Malpas, Mrs B McCarthy, Rhodri Mackenzie

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Jonathon Simpson, Dylan Wallbank, Andre Eksteen, Wade Paniora

William Reeves, Michael Scott, Harry Pickernell, Thomas Hislop, Ben Dobbe, Jackson Morgan, Evan Morgan, Tom Wilson, Petera Tapsell, Oli Clausen, Thomas Burt

Hamish Burt, Nicholas Simpson, Liam Jackson, Sean Vartiainen, Kerwan Rose, Anthony Simpson, Asipeli Mafuataimi, Joel Taylor, Hugo Brown, Hamish Haycock, Fergus Burke, Trent Ganley

Phil Dunn (Gap Tutor), Hunter Johnson, Connor Joyce, Blair Wang, Scott Mitchell, Kieran Hitchcock, David Reeves, Josh Moss, Jasper Hankins, Toby Wallbank, Connor Edwards, Tom Harsant, Mr Andrew Constable (Assistant Housemaster)

John Richardson, Christopher Higgens, Sam Wilson, Liam Pepper, Jock Yarndley, Bede Higgens, Ben Truebridge, Tanakhan Turapongpipat, Chanon Sutharoj, Hugo Burt, James Mitchell, Oliver Saunders

Tom Dobbe, Mrs Gloria Thompson (Matron), Jonny Moss, Mr Craig Hardman (Staff Tutor), Fransois Eksteen, Mr Colin Lewis (Deputy Housemaster), Toby Way (Head of House), Mr Jed Rowlands (Housemaster), James Atherton (Deputy Head of House), Rev Craig Luccock (Staff Tutor), Euan Reynolds, Mrs Hannah Munn (Staff Tutor), Jonathan Ring

We are the Sum of Our Parts

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Prefect Pen Sketches

Lucas Martin Head Boy

Lucas has been an exceptional Head Boy, earning the respect and admiration of the entire school community. His confidence in a public setting has been an area of strength and has shone through with his public speaking and networking. His calm and approachable temperament is admirable, and will serve him well as he moves into the next chapter of his life. In the short term he plans to spend one to two years working as a deck hand on super yachts in the Mediterranean. In the longer term he plans to complete a Degree in Business Studies.

Jess Reilly Head Girl

Jess has been a superb Head Girl, exceeding in every facet of school life. She personifies the statement ‘leading from the front’. As the captain of the girls 1st XI Football she was unflappable. As the lead in both the school production and Choir, she was exceptional. Academically Jess has consistently excelled and somehow has still managed to find the time to fulfil her portfolio duties to the highest standard possible. Her drive and passion has inspired all those who have worked with her. Next year, as the recipient of a substantial Auckland University Scholarship, Jess will be studying Biomedical Science with the aim of gaining a PhD in Medicine.

Paul NewtonJackson Deputy Head Boy

Paul’s academic and cultural prowess has become almost iconic throughout the school. He has shown to be a superb Deputy Head Boy and his quiet ‘no fuss’ and effective manner has proved both an inspirational influence within his day House as well as in the school as a whole. As Head of the Cultural portfolio his calm and considered approach has been effective in an otherwise chaotic working environment. Academically he led the school and personified what can be accomplished when a person is organised and motivated. However, Paul’s true talents lie in his musical abilities: both instrumentally and vocally his skills seem to know no limits. Next year Paul is attending Waikato University to study both Music and Engineering.

Antonia Anda Deputy Head Girl

Antonia (Toni) is a truly exceptional student who has done a splendid job as Deputy Head Girl. Her leadership qualities, inclusive nature and positive attitude have seen her grow in popularity amongst the entire student

body. Her contribution to the Sport and Spirit committees has been insightful and energetic. This energy and reliability was matched in her contributions to Harington, and to Sargood House. Toni is an avid member of the squash and rowing squads in the summer, while in the winter months she was the captain of the girls 1st Hockey XI. Academically she has excelled, illustrating her proficient organisational and time management skills. Next year Toni is going to Truro School, Cornwall, England to be a gap tutor. The year following she plans to study finance and economics.

Mitchell O’Connell Head of Clark

Mitchell has enjoyed great success as the Head of Clark House. He is unfailingly well intentioned and honest, his integrity has been unquestioned and his loyalty and total support to the School has been greatly appreciated by all. Mitchell has taken great pride in leading Clark House, and has played an influential role in creating a supportive and welcoming culture within the House. In the sporting arena he leads by example, proving to be an extremely supportive and committed member of the school’s water polo and rugby teams. Next year he is planning on spending the year in the USA with the Camp America program.

Sean HenleySmith Head of Fitchett

Sean has had a tremendous year leading Fitchett House as well as being a member of the International and Junior Sport portfolios. He is a naturally gifted leader who applies himself in a measured and considered style. He is innately cognisant of the well-being of others and is able to read situations and act proactively. He has been an integral member of the School 1st XI Hockey and the Athletics teams. He has maintained balance and succeeded in all facets of school life. In 2014 Sean plans to attend either Unitec or Victoria University to study Architecture.

James Hunt Head of Hall

James has had an excellent year in Hall House. He has been a modest, unassuming, but approachable student leader and has had a fine feel for both the needs of the students and the staff of the school. He was a valued member of the Senior Sport and Social portfolios. He played full back for the 1st XV Rugby team, gaining his honours cap and was also a member of the school’s Athletic team, gaining success in the 400m hurdles and 110m hurdles. Next year he is attending Canterbury University where he will be studying Engineering and will continue to compete in athletics.

Ezekiel Crawford

Head of Hamilton

Ezekiel has carried out all his Prefect duties in the most efficient and effective manner. As Head of Hamilton, co-chair for the Social and member of the Publication portfolios, he gave his all in every endeavour and has consistently set a positive example to others. He exhibits a wonderful empathy and has the ability to effectively engage with people of all ages. He played an influential role in the 1st XI Hockey team’s success with his dogged determination, enthusiasm and positive outlook. In 2014 Ezekiel plans to attend Auckland University and study Architecture.

Victoria Blomfield

Head of Harington Day

Victoria has been an excellent role model for her fellow students and has good ideas for the ways to improve conditions for those around her. She has worked hard to implement these ideas, but remained receptive to the contribution of others and took on-board the opinions of those around her. As Head of Harington Day she did an excellent job, motivating the other girls and was always organised and in control. Her contributions to the academic, sporting and cultural aspects of the school shone as she excelled at whatever task she put her mind to. Next year Victoria will be attending Auckland University to complete first year Biomedical Sciences.

Hannah Clare

Head of Harington Boarding

Hannah has had an excellent year and has been a major contributor to the prefect team. Her primary role was as head of Harington Boarding, where her loyalty, energy and organisational skills shone through. She also acted as the co-chair of the Academic, Publications and Boarding portfolios. She was never fazed by the heavy work load and managed to maintain an outstanding academic record. She was a key member of the 1st XI Hockey team and participated in cycling, water polo and swimming. A keen debater, Hannah held the position of Captain of the Senior A debating team. Her highlight for the year was the charity work she and other members of Harington House carried out at Cross Rose House. Next year she is heading to the University of Auckland to study first year Biomedical Sciences.

Caleb Lingman Head of Sargood

Caleb has had a fantastic year in 2013. A man of considerable ‘mana’ in the school and in Sargood House, he is enthusiastic, passionate and supportive of the people he leads. This is never more apparent than on

the rugby field where Caleb inspired the 1st XV through both his actions and words. As Captain Caleb lead the team to the Central North Island 1st XV Final. This talent and tenacity lead to his selection for the Chiefs and Waikato at U18 level. Next year Caleb is planning to attend Otago University and study Law and Physical Education.

William Guest Head of School

Self-motivated, William has been able to manage and balance his significant co-curricular, sporting and leadership roles within the School with academic success. He did a brilliant job as Head of School House and joint Head of Academic portfolio. His strong involvement in the St Paul’s Rowing Club including the role of Vice Captain for 2013 signifies his passion, resilience and commitment to the sport. Williams’s unpretentious nature and his fair approach have enabled him to get on with all types of people, and made him a popular member of the prefect team. Next year he will be either studying Engineering at Auckland University or heading to the United Kingdom to do an Engineering degree.

Toby Way Head of Williams

As Head of Williams House, Toby has done an outstanding job and was an influential member in securing the Shaw Trophy. He leads through his actions and was involved in all aspects of school life. He represented the school in rugby, athletics and triathlon and has achieved his Silver Duke of Edinburgh award. This same positive and willing attitude is reflected in his academic record, which makes for excellent reading. He has been a valued a respected member of the student leadership team. Next year Toby plans to head overseas to Canada for a Gap year before joining the Air Force.

Dominic Scott-Jones Chapel

Dominic has proved to be an excellent prefect this year. He has been modest, unassuming, but approachable and sensible and as such has had a fine feel for both the needs of the boys and the staff of the school. He has a quiet dignity about himself and has been blessed with a great deal of common-sense. As Chapel Prefect he has lead through his actions along with his words and was vital in the organisation of Chapel during term 3 when Rev Luccock was away on practicum. Next year Dominic will be travelling to Wellington where he will attend Victoria University and study Law.

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James Atherton Chapel

James has proved to be a fine leader. He has been modest, unassuming, but approachable and sensible and as such has had a fine feel for both the needs of the students and the staff of the School. As Chapel Prefect he followed through on all given tasks, showed integrity and importantly his actions matched his words. A talented sportsman, James excelled in swimming, rowing, basketball and squash for the school. It is his self-discipline and focus that has allowed him to excel on all areas of School life. Next year James is working as a Gap tutor at Brambletye School in West Sussex, England.

Meg Morbey Chapel, Head of Clark House for Girls

Meg has had a memorable last year at school as Chapel Prefect, Head of Clark for Girls and co-chair of the Mission and Outreach portfolios. Meg has always carried out her duties in a sincere, thorough and successful manner. Her honest, courteous and gentle approach has made her a popular member within the team and has proved a key part of her leadership style. Meg’s involvement in the organisation and promotion of the 40 hour famine stand out as a highlight. In 2013 she is heading south to attend Otago University to study first year Health Sciences.

Fiona Thorp Chapel

Fiona is a young woman of impeccable character, whose mature and sensible approach to life has made her an outstanding Prefect. As Chapel Prefect and chair of the Cultural portfolio Fiona lead with a degree of composure and confidence that defies her age. She has taken full advantage of all the opportunities made available and has made significant contributions to all four cornerstones of school life. A highlight was the insightful sermon that she delivered during term 3. Next year, Fiona will be attending Otago University where she will be completing a double degree in Law and Arts, majoring in French.

Pat Srisa-An

A measure of Pat’s strengths is that he was the first international student in the school’s history to be selected to such a high position within the student leadership team. Pat chaired the International committee and was influential in the organisation of International Week. Extremely empathetic and personable, Pat had the ability to talk and relate to the entire school community. A confident and well-adjusted young man, Pat took on the responsibility of wearing the Bumble Bee suit and played the role of school mascot. He is admired and respected by all students and staff who have had contact with him. Next year he is looking to attend a major University in America and study Electrical Engineering.

Aaron Crow

Aaron co-chaired the publications portfolio and was the Deputy Head for Hall House. He brought a gritty determination and a competitive edge to the prefect team. He is a diverse and talented young man, gaining success in multiple areas. He was an influential member of the 1st XV and made the Chiefs and Waikato U18 training squads, although injury shortened his season. He won the senior section at the NZ Rock n Roll championships in Christchurch and also won the senior triples section at this same event. Aaron is quite happy to put himself out of his comfort zone and he has clearly shown this through his enthusiastic and positive approach to all school activities. Next year Aaron has made plans to secure his pilot’s licence.

Conor Crowe

In 2013 Conor has done an excellent job as Head of Sport and Deputy Head of Hall House. His welcoming, unpretentious nature and his skill on the sports field have made him popular amongst staff, students and fellow prefects. He has played basketball, football, futsal and competed in athletics this year with many successes in all codes. Conor made the Waikato U19 Men’s Basketball team, captained the senior premier Basketball team here at school and started for the 1st XI Football team. He was a member of the school Futsal team who finished second at the NZSS Nationals, and won the North Island Triple Jump title, breaking the school record in the process. Next year Conor is attending IMPACT basketball academy in Las Vegas, Nevada. This Academy is one of the premier basketball training facilities in the world. The hope is to secure a four year athletic scholarship to an American College.

Phoebe Boyes

Phoebe has been a highly motivated and active member of the prefect body, excelling in all aspects of school life. She has made a substantial contribution to the Social Committee, taking a lead role in the organisation of a spectacular School Ball. She also showed initiative and insight in the Spirit and Sporting Committees. She is a talented sportswoman, representing the school in Rowing, Tennis, 1st XI Hockey and 1st XI Football. Even more impressive has been her responsible, consistent and persistent approach towards her learning. She has been prepared to work hard and push herself to attain the high academic goals she set for herself. Next year Phoebe is attending Otago University where she plans to study both Commerce majoring in Finance and Marketing and a Bachelor of Arts.

Geraldine Fish

Geraldine has been an impressive role model to her peers, possessing a tremendous work ethic and an approach to the school which was always persistent and consistent. This was never more evident than in her contributions to Williams House, the

Environmental, Mission and Outreach and Sports portfolios. Her efforts in organising the 40-hour famine standout as a highlight and something Geraldine should always be proud of. She has excelled in all areas of school life, as illustrated by her academic results, achievements in rowing and skill on the piano. In 2014 Geraldine will be attending Lincoln University to do a Bachelor of Environment and Society.

Shani Fernando

Shani is a bubbly, confident young woman, who has an infectious personality that enables her to engage with others easily. She is mature and sensible in her approach to everything she undertakes. With her role as Head of Hall for Girls, along with her heavy participation in many of the sporting and cultural aspects, she had a major influence on student leadership throughout the school. However, the one moment that stands out as her highlight was a five minute presentation she gave the student body during a Prefect’s assembly. She discussed the experiences of being Sir Lankan in a NZ community, and in that short period of revealing and honest dialog she illustrated her passion for the School. Next year Shani will be heading to Auckland University to study Biomedical Sciences.

Tom Schicker

Deputy Head of Sargood

Tom has proved to be a fine leader. He has been modest, unassuming and approachable and very sensible and mature in carrying out his duties. He has related exceptionally well to staff, his peers and the juniors in Sargood House making him an effective prefect. His contribution to the School’s premier Basketball team needs to be commended, but a

real highlight for Tom was finishing first at the NZ Surf Life Saving Champs in the U19 Surf Boat category. In 2014 Tom will be attending Lincoln University to study Agricultural Commerce.

Sam Holmes

Deputy Head of Fitchett

Samuel (Sam) is a very determined and motivated young man. He aspires to achieve at the highest level in whatever activity or challenge he accepts. His impressive leadership qualities and positive attitude saw him selected as a Full School Prefect despite only being at the school for 15 months. He was the Vice Captain of the Hockey 1st XI which achieved a commendable sixth place at Rankin Cup. Next year Sam is looking to do a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Geography and Earth Science. However, he is yet to determine which university he will study at.

Laura McKenna

Deputy Head Harington House, Head of Hamilton Girls

Reliable and proactive, Laura leads through example and her maturity and sense of responsibility are attributes that have gained her respect and support of peers and adults alike. She has been a very successful Prefect and has conscientiously upheld the standards and expectations of the School, while proving an excellent mentor and example to others. Laura was an integral member of the 1st XI Hockey and the Athletics teams, with the latter leading to many individual highlights at a regional and national level. In 2014 Laura plans to study Medical Imagery at the University of Canterbury.


Back Row: Caleb Lingman, James Atherton, Tom Schicker, Toby Way 3rd Row: Mitchell O’Connell, Conor Crowe, Pat Srisa-An, James Hunt, Dominic Scott-Jones, Sean Henley-Smith, William Guest, Aaron Crow, Samuel Holmes 2nd Row: Shani Fernando, Phoebe Boyes, Meg Morbey, Geraldine Fish, Fiona Thorp, Laura McKenna, Victoria Blomfield, Hannah Clare Front Row: Mr P Gilbert, Paul Newton-Jackson, Mr A Robson, Jess Reilly, Mr G Lander, Lucas Martin, Mr P Hampton, Toni Anda, Rev C Luccock
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Prizegiving Awards

Tihoi Prizes

The Pavlovich Cup

Henry Heng

Awarded to a student who showed real development at Tihoi – first intake

Murray Harington Cup

Aaron Parkinson

Awarded to a student who showed real development at Tihoi – second intake

Seton Prize

Blair Foster

Awarded to a student who was outstanding in most areas of activity; academic and others at Tihoi – first intake

Mortimer Prize

Ryan Ballantyne

Awarded to a student who was outstanding in most areas of activity; academic and others at Tihoi – second intake

Sports and Culture Awards

The Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award

Sahil Patil, Mark Swarbrick

The Gummer Gavel

Mark Davis

For excellence in Debating

The Janet Cole Cup

Jessica Reilly

For excellence in the Performing Arts

The Rodney Hamel Cup

Paul Newton-Jackson

For the most significant contribution to Culture

The Wayne O’Brien Trophy

Samuel Holmes

In recognition of all-round personal success in sport and the contribution towards others reaching their potential

The Director of Sport Award

Hockey Boys 1st XI

For the most outstanding team of the year (6th place in Rankin Cup)

The Margaret Forsyth Trophy

Pareaukura Gilmartin-Kara

Awarded to the most outstanding sportswoman of the year

The Peter Gilbert Trophy

Thomas Smith

Awarded to the most outstanding sportsman of the year

The Cole Cup

Grace Namana

To the most outstanding individual sportsperson

The Shaw Trophy Williams House

Awarded to the House accumulating the most points over the year in the inter-house competitions

Academic Prizes

Industry Awards are made to students who have narrowly missed winning a prize in a number of subjects, or who are recognised for their consistent effort in the classroom throughout the year.

Year 9

Industry Awards

Benedict Johnson, Carne Lincoln, William Morrow, Judd Redmond

Subject Prizes


Callum Herbert


Shaun Campbell

Physical Education

Sam Cooper

Social Studies

Michael Turnbull

Mathematics, Second in Subject

Social Studies, Third in Subject Art, Third in Subject Science

Daniel Wheeler

Science, Second in Subject Materials Technology, Second in Subject Music, Second in Subject

Religious Education, Third in Subject Mathematics

Zacharias Campbell

Te Reo Maori, Second in Subject Physical Education

Oliver Saunders

Drama, Materials Technology

Shay Dickson

Religious Education, Spanish, Second in Subject Mathematics

Benjamin Wheeler

Art, English, Music, Third in Subject Science, Third in Subject Spanish

Jordan Wise

Year 10

Industry Awards

Conor Fuller, Nicholas Hansen, Craig Stocker, Yifu (Victor) Ye

Subject Prizes


Benjamin Negus


Kenan Grant


Nathan Cleaver

Materials Technology

Hugh Jackson

Physical Education

Connor Gordon Science

James Krippner

Te Reo Maori, Third in Subject Materials Technology

Joshua McLaughlin

Social Studies, Second in Subject Science, Third in Subject Spanish

Blair Foster

English, Social Studies, Second in Subject Mathematics, Second in Subject Spanish, Third in Subject Science

Tully Dickson

Graphics, Mathematics, Music, Spanish

Craig Scott

11 Industry Awards


Daniel Scanlon, Meg Skilton, James Wilkins, Henry Wills

Subject Prizes


Kai-Wen (Kevin) Hwang

Computer Studies

Anthony Chilcott-Parker

Geography (share)

Amrit Rai

Materials Technology (Furniture)

Ryan Steer

Music (share)

Zoe Lapwood

Music (share)

Brianna O’Donoghue

Science (share)

Christopher Swanson

Sports Science (share)

Simon Morbey

Te Reo Maori

Hinehou Te Ua

Drama, Second in Subject French

Ariki Thomson

IGCSE English (share), Second in Subject History

Harini Meiyappan

Graphics, Second in Subject –


Jack Schicker

Level 2 Sports Science (share), Third in Subject Accounting, Third in Subject

IGCSE Chemistry

Bethany Langton

French, Second in Subject History

(share), Third in Subject IGCSE English

Nonthiwat Seehamart

IGCSE English (share), Second in Subject Computer Studies, Second in Subject IGCSE Chemistry, Second in Subject IGCSE Physics

Marcus Ground

Accounting, Sports Science (share)

Jack Davies

Materials Technology (Engineering), Mathematics

Robert Simmons

Agriculture/Horticulture (share), Science (share), Second in Subject Accounting

Nicholas Simpson

Agriculture/Horticulture (share), Geography (share), History, English

Kinneir Groube

Economics, IGCSE Biology, IGCSE

Chemistry, IGCSE Mathematics, IGCSE

Physics, Second in Subject English

Hugo Brown

Year 12

Industry Awards

Christopher Chilcott-Parker, Hemashri Govender, William Kenna, Ella Strack

Subject Prizes


Elizabeth Main


Jasper Hankins


Benjamin Yates


Alexander Jackson

History (share)

Timothy Fletcher

History (share)

Aditya Sakalkale

Materials Technology (Engineering)

Callum Connell

Media Studies

Rachel Brandt


Jackson Bovill

Te Reo Maori

Brielle O’Connor


Liam Jackson

Art Design, Third in Subject Graphics

Harry Pickernell

Computer Studies, Third in Subject History

Taylor Deakin

Graphics, Third in Subject Sports Science

Hannah Lockwood-Geck

Geography, Second in Subject


Thomas Harsant

Art Photography, Second in Subject Art Design

Daniel Johnson

Materials Technology (Furniture Making), Second in Subject Materials

Technology (Engineering)

James Ingham

Mathematics with Calculus (NCEA), Second in Subject AS Mathematics

Leon Chiew

Sports Science (share), Third in Subject Biology, Third in Subject Chemistry

Emma Walker

Accounting, Economics, Mathematics with Statistics

Kate Wilkins

Level 3 Chemistry, Third in Subject Level 3 Accounting (share), Third in Subject

Level 3 Mathematics with Calculus

Youngmin Goo

Level 3 Mathematics with Statistics (NCEA) (share), Level 2 Biology, Level 2 Chemistry, Level 2 English (NCEA)

Sahil Patil

English (AS), Mathematics (AS), Music, Physics, Second in Subject Chemistry, Third in Subject Level 3 Accounting (share)

Jordan Ogilvy

Year 13

Graduated with Honours Certificates

Phoebe Boyes, Conor Crowe, Jordan Davies, Paul Day, Lovely Dizon, Lane Fisher, Keegan Frost-Jones, William Guest, William Heald, Holly Ho, Christopher Holden, Kobi Nicholson, Vincent Reilly, Jonathan Ring, Jacob Robb, Sean Rooney, Toby Skilton, Terina Smith, Louis Suk, Jaden Verryt, Joshua Walpole-Smith, Jill Wang, Brandon Watkins

Industry Awards

Phoebe Earnshaw, James Finch, Navros Gill, Ke Shi

Subject Prizes

Art Design

Ezekiel Crawford

Art Painting

Laura Thomson

Art Photography (share)

Tina Forde

Art Photography (share)

Courteney Lee

Computer Studies

William Moreland

Excellence in Geography

Samuel Holmes

Materials Technology (Construction)

Logan Jakes


William Lockwood-Geck


Conor Gawith

Classical Studies, Third in Subject Art Photography (share)

Deanna Morse

Graphics, Third in Subject Art Design (share)

Sean Henley-Smith

Mathematics with Statistics (share), Third in Subject Biology (share)

Jessica Reilly

Media Studies, Third in Subject Economics

Devon Kyle

Geography, Second in Subject History, Third in Subject English

Nicholas Don Biology, French

Fiona Thorp

English (NCEA), History

Dominic Scott-Jones

Mathematics with Calculus, Physics

Tzu-I (Andrew) Huang

Mathematics with Statistics (share), Music (share)

Christopher Whiteley

Drama, Music (share), Second in Subject Chemistry, Second in Subject

Mathematics with Calculus, Third in Subject Physics

Paul Newton-Jackson

Accounting, Economics, Sports Science

Antonia Anda

Scholarship Winners

International College of Hotel Management

Conor Gawith

Hotel Management (Adelaide)

Lincoln University

Geraldine Fish

Future Leadership Scholarship

University of Auckland

Ezekiel Crawford

Jubilee Award

University of Auckland

Jessica Reilly

University of Auckland Scholarship

University of Waikato

Grace Namana

Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship

University of Waikato

Paul Newton-Jackson

Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship

Special Prizes

John Van Grootel

Memorial Trophy

Ryan Ballantyne

Awarded for outstanding diligence and persistence in the Junior School. This trophy was donated to the School by the Goldsbury family and is dedicated to the memory of staff member John van Grootel

International Relations Prize

Pat Srisa-An

Awarded to the student who has contributed most positively to fostering international relations in the School

Te Reo Prize

Brielle O’Connor

Awarded to an individual who walks in tea o Maori (the Maori world) for cultural well-being and who applies themselves to all facets of school life

Short Story Prize

Hannah Clare

Awarded for the most outstanding piece of writing produced by a student during the school year

Beckett Prize for Literature

Dominic Scott-Jones

Awarded to the student who excelled in the study of Literature in Level 3 English

Senior Oratory Prize

Peter Winkelmann

Awarded for the most outstanding public speaker in the School student body

The Photolife Studios

Graphics Art Award

Sean Henley-Smith

For excellence in Graphics and Art Design. We acknowledge the generous donation of this prize from PhotoLife Studios

David Harries Memorial


Sean Henley-Smith

Awarded to the most outstanding Graphics student in the School across all levels

Mike Powell Memorial


James Ingham

Awarded to the student who displays the most outstanding craftsmanship in the School across all levels

St Paul’s Graphics & Technology Department

Waikato Master Builders


Logan Jakes

Awarded to the senior student in the Construction Course who has shown; enthusiasm, teamwork, a great attitude to all aspects of the course, pride in their finished work and have completed all the theory and practical units to a very high standard

New Era ICT Cup

Thomas Weake

Awarded to a member of the iTeam who has displayed dedication and commitment to ICT support

Kaueranga Plaque

Sharleen Lu

Awarded to the student who has excelled in the area of Practical Science

Deloitte Prize

Antonia Anda

Awarded to the top student in the Business Sciences area who is continuing with his/her study of the Economic Sciences at University

St Paul’s Parents’ Association Scholarship

Hamish Te Whare

Awarded to a Year 12 student who started at St Paul’s in the lower band and has now qualified for a full NCEA Level 3 (Achievement Standards) course next year

St Paul’s Award for Year 9

Heath Campbell

Awarded to the top Year 9 student who has excelled in all areas of school life, academics, sport, culture and leadership

St Paul’s Award for Year 10

Tully Dickson

Awarded to the top Year 10 student who has excelled in all areas of school life, academics, sport, culture and leadership

St Paul’s Award for Year 11 and the Haylett-Petty Memorial Trophy

Zoe Lapwood

Awarded to the top academic Year 11 student who has excelled in all areas of school life; academics, sport, culture and leadership. The Haylett-Petty Memorial Trophy was donated to the school by the Oliver family and is dedicated to the memory of former staff member, Paul

Haylett Petty

St Paul’s Award for Year 12 and The John Oehley Cup

John Penyas

Awarded to the top academic Year 12 student who has excelled in all areas of school life; academics, sport, culture and leadership

BNZ Awards

Victoria Blomfield, Caleb Lingman, Lucas Martin, Christopher Whiteley

Awarded to Year 13 students who have excelled academically and/or in leadership, sport and cultural areas

Headmaster’s Prizes

Ezekiel Crawford, Mark Davis, Geraldine Fish, Sean Henley-Smith, Samuel Holmes, Meg Morbey, Dominic Scott-Jones, Pat Srisa-An, Mark Swarbrick, Peter Winkelmann

Awarded for outstanding service to the school in a wide variety of areas, academics, leadership, sporting, cultural and/or service –each of these students has made an extraordinary contribution to the school in their respective areas.

De Jong Trophy

Shani Fernando

Awarded to the student who has put in a consistent effort in all areas of school life. Someone who always gives of their best in everything they do

The Luman Family Trophy

Hannah Clare

Awarded in recognition of outstanding leadership both inside and outside of the classroom

The Fitchett Trophy

Antonia Anda

Awarded to the most outstanding female leader in the school

Andrea Jean Jenkins Cup for the Head Girl

Jessica Reilly

Awarded to the Head Girl for her outstanding leadership and commitment in all areas of school life

Leggatt Prize and Old Collegians’ Trophy for the Head Boy

Lucas Martin

Awarded to the Head Boy for his outstanding leadership and commitment in all areas of school life

Seavill Cup

Paul Newton-Jackson

Awarded to the student who has contributed most to the school in a wide variety of activities

The Evan Mcculloch Trophy for Proxime


Joseph Chen

Katrina L Ward Cup for Dux of the School

Paul Newton-Jackson

Final Awards and Celebrations

Prizegiving Photos

Joseph Chen and Paul Newton-Jackson Head Boy Lucas Martin, Headmaster Grant Lander and Head Girl Jessica Reilly Hannah Clare Ryan Ballantyne and Blair Foster John Penyas Sean Henley-Smith Rose and Nick Don Logan Jakes Ezekiel Crawford Sahil Patil Peter Winkelmann Zoe Lapwood Tully Dickson and Shay Dickson

Valedictory Speech

Fellow students, it is truly an honour to be standing here before you as the valedictorian for 2013. Whichever way we look at it our time at this school is coming to an end. The foundation upon which we have based our teenage years is about to be ripped out from underneath us as we are cast into the new world. Yet in a way could we be more excited? The prospect of a new world personally fills me with joy. I know I am as ready as I’ll ever be, how do I know? Because of the faith I have in the teachings of this school, and that’s not just in the class room.

Sometimes I like to think of this school as a production assembly line. Tonight every one of us sits here a finished product; however we weren’t always this way. When we came to this school we didn’t have the skills with which to take on the world. We were young, stupid, naive. Yet since then we have been subtly fitted with all the skills we need. We learned how to flat with other people at Tihoi and I’ve got a feeling that living in civilisation will be a breeze in comparison. Thanks to our teachers we have an education that could take us anywhere in the world. The Rev through his work has taught us how we can deal with stress and that we can always turn to the church when in need. And of course, with the help of Mr Lander we know how to sit through a really long lecture.

The list goes on. Thus we sit here, still, young, stupid and naive but possessing the skills with which to walk in any path we choose, and that is what I believe this school is all about.

Something that I am eternally thankful for is how this place includes, encourages, and in some cases, forces you to partake in every aspect of the school. I think most of you will feel the same way. So here are a few examples. If Chris Whitely hadn’t been dumped like the rest of us at Tihoi, he never would have run one of the hardest half marathons in New Zealand. I’d also like to point out that he placed 15th in this race of about 70.

If St Paul’s didn’t make students play a sport then Sam Bowley may never have got Caleb teach him how to play rugby. Only three years later, starting for the 1st XV and playing Waikato rep rugby. Thanks to the year 9 music program Josh Walpole-Smith has improved out of sight from firstly, thinking for the first five weeks of his guitar lessons that he was playing base, to becoming the best guitarist in the school. These are just a few examples, every one of you have had your own successes as well.

This a time of excitement, it is also a time to remember the good times that together we have shared in this place. In this respect the feeling I get is a fear that all the memories I have of this place will be lost. However I know this is not the case, for all the good times still live here amongst us, the class of 2013. I’m sure everyone here remembers their first day at this school, an individual, now here we sit as a whole entity brought together by the power of this school and those memories will never be lost.

For a five year member in Sargood house I can tell you that in a way I am also dreading leaving this place. St Pauls has literally been my home. I remember Mum getting worked up once or twice when I occasionally just referred to school as home. The 7th form boys in Sargood have all been my brothers. Because even though we don’t always see eye to eye at the end of the day we are still always brothers no matter what and nothing will ever change that. This isn’t only in Sargood house, but in every house. Everyone has built lifelong friendships which will set us in good stead for the coming years. It’s hard to condense five years of my life in Sargood house to a couple of memories, but there are a few that I swear I’ll never forget. In all honesty year 9 was a year that I lived in fear. Fear of the seniors, fear of the staff, I was not in fear however of the two self-proclaimed ‘kings of the dorm’ Tom Schicker and Corban Morrison who laid claim to

the entire junior wing. Tihoi, as we know holds countless memories for all of us. I still remember the scheduled guitar sessions between Lucas, Tom, Vaughn and myself. In our house you were never more than two feet away from a musician so there was a constant battle for control of the stereo. Perhaps my favourite memory was when future head boy Lucas tried to show his ingenuity by heating milk in the kettle... Tihoi was a time of trial and error. Year 11 marked the final year of the ‘old’ Sargood house. Year 11 was a year of challenges, at the forefront of this was the introduction of the girls. For some, this started to bring out their true colours. At first Hamish Burt was pretty worried, but in the end he had a ball.

When I remember Year 12 the thing I remember most was the repetitive flipping of our head of house Josh ‘Tank’ Tye’s bed. This one time, mid-day I was putting my guitar back after a lesson and I had to hold the doors open, as Arie Brogden was carrying Josh’s entire bed frame out into the bushes and dumping the mattress on top of Josh’s car. Year 12 was an important year as it marked the beginning of a new age in Sargood house and I feel proud to say that I helped in bringing this around. As a direct result of this we won the house competition but like Mr Neethling said, and this is something I’ll always remember. That it is the process which is more important than the end result. This led into year 13, as we most certainly didn’t win the house competition but we have become stronger in the process. If you think of St Pauls as the process then Mr Neethling is totally right as regardless of whether we are content with our achievements at this school, together we have all become stronger.

And so here we are, not at the end of the road but at the beginning of a new one. The memories we’ve shared at this place will never be forgotten, the friendships made will last forever. At the start of this year my father said to me: “Son, this year, you leave your mark on the school.” Now he didn’t mean write ‘winky was here’ under my bed or on my desk. He meant, be remembered. Personally this has been the best year of my life and I feel that as a year group, we have left our mark on the school and we will be remembered. So no matter what happens always remember that and be proud.

To my parents, and all parents, there is no way that ever sending a child to St Pauls is easy, however I think it is going to be the best investment you ever make, so thank you. To all the house masters, in particular for me Mr Neethling and Mr McCarthy, I know I’m a hassle because I barely ever tidy my room but I’m so grateful for my time in Sargood and have so much respect for you two. To all the staff, people say that the boarders are the heart of the school, but I reckon the staff are. Thanks for actually caring about us and our education cause that’s how you really create inspiration. Next, thank you to somebody, who for the amount of work he puts in, gets stuff all thanks in speeches like these. So thank you Mr Lander for all that you have helped me and the rest of us with over the years. Personally as a self-proclaimed ‘public speaker’ I have never seen an orator like Mr Lander. I saw his notes once for an assembly on the lectern, half a page. Yet he still manages to speak fluently for twenty minutes. Lastly, I’d like to thank all of you for making St Pauls the experience that it has been. Ezekiel always tells me that his father says: “you don’t get a second chance to make a first impression” remember that next year and trust that through your time at St Pauls, through the skills you’ve learned and the friends you’ve made, that the future will hold great things.

So cheers guys, we’ve had one hell of a run haven’t we.

Good luck

Thank you.

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Phillip Morgan’s Address

Oliver family, has been very generous in donating an entire house, nor is it the Oliver family’s only gift. We have moved the house to the campus at Tihoi where it provides additional accommodation for staff and flexibility for the programme in the future.

Speaking of Tihoi, the School is exploring an opportunity to acquire some further land at Tihoi from its neighbours Colin and Dale Armer who are long term supporters of the School. We hope to be able to acquire the land on which the 120 foot abseil is, obtain some further room on the site for building and activities and also and most importantly gain a long term right of access through neighbouring land to the Pureora Forest.

Major projects that the Board has in mind for 2014 is the rebuild of Williams House and the building of a new Centre of Agricultural Excellence. The management of the School will endeavour to keep you all fully informed of these events so you know when they are happening, inconveniences minimised and you all know when you can expect to be the beneficiaries of those new projects.

One of the quirks of the School year and annual prize giving is that at the time of the prize giving we do not know the academic results for the year. I am sure the Headmaster will tell you more about this but I did want to acknowledge the teaching staff of the School for a truly outstanding year in 2012 which reflected particularly in the extraordinary number of scholarships gained by students of the School which we only find out about at the commencement of 2013.

Welcome to this the annual prize giving for St Paul’s Collegiate School. This is the 56th such prize giving and the fifth in my time as Chairman of the Board of Trustees. It is traditionally an occasion to report on the affairs of the Trust and the School and acknowledge milestones which have occurred in the past year and the contributions of those who have made a difference to St Paul’s Collegiate School.

I am able to report that the School and its affairs are in an excellent state. There is always work to do, the Board and management and the staff do not ever rest on their laurels so I doubt that any Chairman of this Board will ever report to you that the school is entirely satisfactory. The Headmaster in particular has plans for the future which are exciting and innovative which he and the Board will evaluate over the next year. However, the most important aspect is that the academic results continue to be impressive and the extracurricular activities of our students are rewarding and enjoyable. I am sure many of you will have been aware from the news media reports of New Zealand’s spectacular fall down the OECD ratings for the achievements of 15 year old students in reading, maths and science. I can reassure you that none of the 15 year olds who were surveyed came to this school. It is pleasing to report that our roll is stable as is our teaching staff. Those two features, particularly a stable staff are the recipe for ongoing success.

The School has been the beneficiary of some long term philanthropy over the year. The harvesting of Honikiwi is largely finished and my hope is that the far sighted people who invested in the Honikiwi project some twenty five odd years ago and have benefited from that project will gift their remaining interest in it, which is an interest in the land, to the School. The School has replanted and again my hope is that at some stage in the future the decision to remain in forestry will prove to be a far sighted one and beneficial to the School.

Additionally in terms of philanthropy there have been some substantial gifts either made to or pledged to the School as part of a long term capital campaign and one family in particular, the

Two matters of particular interest to the Board were awards to the staff. Mr Martin Holmes was the recipient of an award from the Independent Schools of New Zealand for his outstanding contribution to teaching. It was the second year in a row in which a St Paul’s staff member has received such an award as Duncan Smith received a similar award in 2012. Duncan has gone further though in 2013 and has just been awarded the New Zealand Institute of Chemistry Dennis Hogan Institute of Chemistry Award.

I congratulate both Martin and Duncan for these prestigious awards. It is very encouraging and rewarding to the Board to see the staff of the School acknowledged in that way. However singling out those two does not diminish in any way the contribution of the whole staff and my thanks are extended to you all.

Several years ago now the School introduced a construction class which has seen the building of several houses, all relocateable, at the School by its construction class. We have made an ongoing commitment to continue this construction class because of its success but there is a limit on the number of relocateable homes we need. For 2014 the management have proposed that the construction class will build a new classroom for Tihoi. This is yet again an exciting development for both the Hamilton campus where the students will be instructed in the building of a commercial building and Tihoi will have the benefit of it as the classrooms in Tihoi are in need of replacement. Long term we propose to build a group of classrooms clustered together in a horse shoe shape at the Tihoi campus including the provision of a library area as a consequence of a generous donation from the late Headmaster Mr Tony Hart which will further enhance that campus.

Of the Board Mr Murray Gutry has stepped down and we have been joined by Mr John Jackson in November 2012 and Mr John Reeves in March 2013. We felt there was a need for some boarding parents to join our Board to keep it, as best we can, a representative Board of the wider community and the School community and also to continue the Board’s policy of ensuring that each member of the Board has skill sets which advance the Board’s administration of the Waikato Anglican College Trust and St Paul’s Collegiate School.

This year has seen the departure from the staff of Mr Les Varney. He was a long time member of the staff who had made a particular contribution in the extra curricula activity of rowing. He and his wife have shifted to Nelson and I would like to use this opportunity to acknowledge the contribution he made to the School.

I was appointed to this Board in May 2006. I became its Chairman in April 2009. Next April will have seen me being the Chairman for five years. I have decided that is enough as the Board’s Chairman and I am proposing to step down as Chairman and my role will be taken by another member of the Board. If my fellow members of the Board will have me I propose to stay on the Board as a Trustee as I do consider there is great value in the institutional knowledge one or more long standing members of a Board such as ours can bring. Consequently this will be my last speech at this function. That being the occasion I would like to express publically my gratitude and appreciation for the tireless work of the Headmaster, Grant Lander. I was the Chairman of the Board when Mr Fenton resigned in 2009. I was the Chairman of the Board that appointed Mr Lander to this position. We were fortunate to have had him apply and our decision to appoint him has been vindicated time and time again through the four years of his headmastership of this School.

Finally to the students of the School I repeat the words that I have expressed in previous speeches of this kind. The Board wishes all leavers the very best for the future. Having been educated at St Paul’s you are most fortunate and should always reflect upon the sacrifices made by loved ones such as your parents and wider families which have enabled you to attend this School. You owe it to yourselves and those loved ones to utilise what you have been taught here and to make successes of your adult lives.

For the students who are returning to St Paul’s or commencing at St Paul’s next year, you are having a wonderful start to your lives and should appreciate and work hard to accept and exploit the opportunity you have been given by the sacrifices of your loved ones that have enabled you to attend this School.

I have been most fortunate in my time as the Chairman of this Board to have a group of Trustees who have worked tirelessly and intelligently to ensure the School is well run. I thank them all and I wish all of you a Merry Christmas and a Happy and prosperous New Year.

Headmaster’s Address

It is hard work and sustained effort that highlights the character of people. Einstein reflected, “It is not that I am smart – it’s just that I stay with a problem longer”. When work is to be done, some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses and others don’t turn up at all.

What then, does it mean to be a person of good character? To be “Christ like” in the way we behave demands a high degree of virtue, a profound sense of responsibility, a willingness to govern one’s own passions, a capacity for initiative and self-reliance, a taste for personal independence, a sustained spirit of cooperation and a humble recognition of our shortcomings.

It is my great privilege to present the 54th Headmaster’s report for St Paul’s Collegiate School.

Prizegivings are occasions on which we honour those students who have made a difference. We know that life favours those who are self-motivated, display initiative, are adaptable and have an ability to work as a team. The prize winners here have been encouraged and supported by their parents and hopefully stimulated and engaged by the positive culture within our school.

Perseverance is the key – our prize winners here have learnt this – not everyone can win, but with perseverance, there is no such thing as failure – we may stumble, even fall, but the key is in getting up and getting on with it. Attitude is everything – the people who get on in this world are those who look for the circumstances they want and if they cannot find them, make them and if they cannot make them, adapt them.

But is ‘character’ something you can teach someone? I think not. You have the ability as a friend, parent, teacher, and as a school to influence an individual’s character, but there needs to be a willingness to take on board the advice or lessons offered. Next year, as part of our ‘Great Oak’ initiative, we want to deliver, through our mentor programme, some of the major virtues, strengths and aspects of those of ‘good character’; respect, self-control, serving others, friendship, honesty, courage, integrity and resilience. But we don’t intend to have these very important life tools delivered by teachers, but by our student’s older peers – the seniors. We also want to plant seeds or an awareness of the importance of the ‘acorns’ that grow to make up a strong individual or oak tree.

A sense of community and a loyalty towards others is not guaranteed within our teenagers or even within St Paul’s Collegiate. It is a state of mind, a shared vision, inspiring dedication, work, tolerance and love. We need to recognise that the parental role is vital in creating and fostering such a mind-set, but it becomes more arduous as our sons and daughters grow older and face challenges they scarcely have the maturity or toolbox’s to address. The development of character then is vital. Courage and resilience are an essential part of character education, a special kind of knowledge or awareness – how to fear what ought to be feared and recognise what should not be feared.

As parents, we have a responsibility to foster character and ensure that we balance rights and responsibilities. Increasingly I encounter, what I term as, “rationalised dishonesty” – a reluctance by a few teenagers to be truthful with their teachers, Housemasters and indeed with their parents. This is not a new phenomenon in the school yard. However, parents and educators condone it at their peril. It seems increasingly we are prepared to accept verbal dishonesty – the “everybody does it”

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mentality is pervasive and we must work to turn this around. People of good character take responsibility for their mistakes and they don’t pressure their parents to cover for them or defend the indefensible.

The true test of character is what we do when no one is looking. Character is made by what you stand for, or by what you fall for. As a community, we must challenge our daughters or sons, to confront rationalised dishonesty. The outcome may seem small in proportion to the effect required, but that does not matter. The learning is in the struggle to reach the end. “Be truthful” – if we can commit our students and children to this goal, their lives will be healthier –physically, mentally and spiritually. To quote from the memoirs of Tip O’Neill, the former speaker of the US House of Representatives, “The great thing about telling the truth is you don’t have to remember what you have said.”

Being truthful to oneself is the ultimate test of an individual’s character and is highlighted each year by the poem ‘Man in the Mirror’ read to the new Year 9 boys at the Orientation Day.

A final quote on this issue was credited to Martin Luther King when he stated, ‘the ultimate measure of a man, is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands in times of challenge and controversy’. As a special character school, we have to equip the individuals who pass through our gates with the awareness and the tools they will need to emerge as adults of good character. There was certainly no controversy just cause for celebration, when the performances within the St Paul’s academic cornerstone were analysed in February.

We gained our best ever results in the 54 year history of the school. In our 2012 scholarship results – our students gained 44 scholarships; including 14 Outstanding Scholarships. The 14 Outstanding Scholarships was the best achieved by a New Zealand Independent School; while our scholarships achieved per Year 13 cohort placed us second in the country; Belinda Pedersen (5 Scholarships – 3 Outstanding); Charlotte Dumble (4 Scholarships – 2 Outstanding); Sheng Cao (4 Scholarships – 3 Outstanding) and Olivia Thompson (4 Scholarships – 3 Outstanding) were recognised as four of the ‘National Top Scholars’. There were only 60 students named as ‘Outstanding Scholars’ in 2012 and St Paul’s students made up four of them – a tremendous achievement.

In NCEA, 86% of our seniors achieved their Level 3 qualification (11% above the National average) and 90% gained their Tertiary Entry (17% above the National average); with Charlotte Dumble, Linda Lin (both Chemistry and Statistics); Belinda Pedersen (Physics); Claire Sayer and Rose Spence (both Sports Science) gaining perfect GPA’s of 100% in their subject area.

In Year 12, an incredible 17 students gained Centurion status in 21 subject areas, with Paul Newton-Jackson and Jessica Reilly topping their year group. 91% gained their Level 2 certificates (9% above the National average); while Sheng Cao (four), Paul Newton-Jackson (two), Lovely Dizon (one), Christopher Whiteley (one) all gained National Scholarship as sixth form students.

In Cambridge examinations, we gained a 100% pass rate in the demanding AS English and Mathematics examinations.

In Year 11, 98% passed IGSCSE, with 11 students gaining an A* (i.e. 90% or better), with Youngmin Goo and Jordan Ogilvy Cambridge Centurions both in Mathematics and Youngmin in Chemistry and Jordan in Physics). In NCEA, 95% gained their Level 1 certificate (17% above the National average). With Joseph Chen (English), Youngmin Goo (Accounting), Jordan Ogilvy (Music) and Harry Pickernell (Art) gaining Centurion status for 100% GPAs in their respective subjects.

This year, a prestigious Auckland University Scholarship went to Head Girl, Jessica Reilly; Waikato University, Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarships to netballer, Grace Namana and extraordinary talented musician, Paul Newton-Jackson, with other scholarships to Conor Gawith (International College of Hotel Management, Adelaide); Ezekiel

Crawford (Victoria University); Geraldine Fish (Lincoln) and to our 2012 Head Girl, Elizabeth Rajan who received a Price Waterhouse Cooper Scholarship for 2014.

2013 saw a new benchmark set for the breadth and depth of cultural talent within the school. This was clearly evident at the Celebration of Music evening performance, which was the best event of its kind put on by the school with amazing performances from soloists; groups and bands, and of course with our production of the musical comedy Little Shop of Horrors. We saw similar milestones made in the sporting arena with St Paul’s students being chosen to represent New Zealand or win National titles in sports such as basketball, netball, futsal, athletics, golf croquet, open water swimming, motor racing, BMX and hockey.

We wish to recognise that such tremendous results in our sporting and cultural cornerstones would not have been possible without the crucial input of a passionate, knowledgeable and committed group of coaches, managers, conductors, directors and producers. We are fortunate at St Paul’s to have an extremely dedicated group of teaching staff, but we are also blessed to have parents and caregivers that are prepared to go the extra mile to ensure that their son, daughter or grandchild has the opportunities to explore their talent. We also need to recognise that without a positive, supportive team or group environment it is impossible for individuals to have the opportunities to shine and excel.

Earlier in my address, I alluded to the importance within St Paul’s of character development of the Christian dimension. In particular, the time we spend as a school in communal worship proves to be important reflection and thinking times within the St Paul’s community. Liturgies, led by Year 9 boys, senior students, our Chaplain – Reverend Craig Luccock, and in Term 3 this year, by guest preachers from the wider Waikato, endeavoured to stress the positive influences needed to become people of good character, an appreciation of the sanctity of life and an understanding of the diversity of views, cultures and beliefs. Chapel services represent the glue that holds our community together. As a faith community, we endeavour to guide hope, belief and desire. We tend not to be blinded by idealism, but be guided by a determination to make a positive impact or difference in our communities and within the world. I was particularly proud of the seven students who put themselves forward for Baptism and Confirmation at the special service overseen by Archbishop Philip Richardson, while I was similarly impressed by the positive way our students embraced the World Vision 40 Hour Famine and the House charity activities this year.

We are indeed extremely fortunate to have a life-changing opportunity for our Year 10’s in the form of the Tihoi Venture campus. A high point most boys experienced at St Paul’s Collegiate, the Tihoi campus and programme continue to go from strength to strength with the revamp of the lower field into a premier sports ground, the addition of the assault course and the use of the Parents’ Association funded Canadian Canoes for an outdoor rotation. Co-Directors, Mr Chris Wynn and Ms Cyn Smith and their dedicated band of teachers and instructors provided a challenging, leading edge experiences for those who attend the campus. Earlier this year we farewelled Chief Instructor, Mr Richard Kersel after seven years of incredible service and welcomed back Mr Cam Walker. While at the end of this year, we farewelled Mr Ben Louie, who over the past six years has made an impressive and valued contributed to our challenging outdoor programme.

We are blessed to have such a harmonious and supportive parent body. The Parents and Friends Association continue to play a crucial role in the life of the school community and they have, this year, put a huge number of hours in evenings, after school and on weekends to ensure the success of the new Coffee Cart initiative and have made significant grants to so many aspects of House and widerschool life. We thank Brett Whiteley who has done a wonderful job in coordinating the Association finances and other key office-holders; Chairman, Mr Tim Elliott and new secretary, Mr Mike McCurry.

We continue to enjoy great relationships with our Old Collegians and we thank Chairman, Mr Ivan Posa; Executive Officer, Mrs Deborah McRae and the Old Collegians’ committee for the many events they have organised and hosted this year to re-engage our wider school community. The Williams House and 1980s reunion were a great success, as were the networking functions hosted in Australia, Christchurch, Wellington, Hamilton, Tauranga and Auckland. We appreciate greatly the whole-hearted and committed support we receive from our past students and their Association.

We farewelled earlier in the year, our Deputy Headmaster of six years, Mr Chris Luman, who had made an incredible commitment to the day to day management and co-curricular activities within St Paul’s, before his undoubted talent was recognised with his appointment as Headmaster of Martizburg College in South Africa.

While Mr Mike O’Donnell was only with us for a couple of years, his contribution to the development of our ICT systems, facilities and vision were outstanding. We were proud of his appointment to the position of Deputy Principal of Te Kauwhata College. We are fortunate to have just two others leave our teaching team at the end of the year – Mr Les Varney was farewelled in November and was appropriately thanked for his craftsman-like skills and inspirational input over 25 years within our technology department and our rowing coaching programme. While Mr Haapi Wilson leaves us today to return to tertiary study and we thank him for his sincerity and huge input into maintaining the positive momentum generated by our Year 13 Construction class programme.

2013 has proved another stimulating and exciting year for our St Paul’s staff. The introduction of iPads for our Year 9 students has really challenged the approach and pedagogy of our teachers in charge of those junior classes. They have enjoyed the experience, which will be widened in 2014 when Year 10 students use them as part of their teaching and learning programme. Two of our staff received national recognition this year. Mr Martin Holmes, in Term 2, was one of the recipients of a prestigious ISNZ Honours Award ‘for his outstanding contribution to both Accounting teaching and Athletics in our school and region’. While in November, Mr Duncan Smith, received the Denis Hogan Chemical Educators award as a person ‘who has made an important contribution to Chemistry education in New Zealand’. While long-serving, committed and innovative staff members, Mr Gary Henley-Smith, Mr John Oehley and Mr Michael Groom were awarded sabbatical leave at various points in the year to provide them with an opportunity to refresh, reflect and review aspects of their practice at St Paul’s.

Our teaching and support staff continue to do a fantastic job for our young men and women, committed and passionate, they see our school as more than a place of work. They have whole-heartedly “bought into” the special character that makes St Paul’s such an attractive and engaging place for people to send their sons and daughters to be educated. The teaching staff’s dedication to tuition and the co-curricular opportunities at St Paul’s is a special feature of our school. Their enthusiasm and energy is infectious. They give our teenagers the opportunity to experience success in a wide range of ways. We salute the staff, for the influential challenges and opportunities they put before our young people.

The leadership team of the school continues to be one of the best in the country. Mr Peter Hampton and Mr Jed Rowlands did a magnificent job as Headmaster and Deputy Headmaster in my absence on sabbatical leave. The school ran extremely smoothly over the second term and I want to thank Mr Peter Gilbert and Mrs Helen Bradford for their special contribution over that term and the year in assuming a significant part of the senior team’s responsibilities. We are well supported by our Director of Marketing and Development, Mrs Michelle Smith; Business Manager, Mr Peter Welham and new Deputy Headmaster, Mr Ainsley Robson. We are fortunate to have a proactive; extremely efficient and energetic senior executive team at St Paul’s.

We are indeed also fortunate to have such an astute and knowledgeable Board of Trustees. All are extremely busy people in their own right, but as an extra responsibility, they have taken on the governance and implementation of this School’s mission and vision. They have as Headmaster a person that is continually challenging the balance sheet and the status quo. Under the superb leadership of Chairman, Mr Philip Morgan and Deputy Chair, Mrs Sally Wootton, the school has really prospered and grown and I want to take this opportunity of thanking them for the time and energy they have put into St Paul’s.

To Lucas Martin and Jessica Reilly and their team of prefects, I also offer my thanks on behalf of those assembled here today. Leadership is the engine-room of progress in any organisation and the challenges for young leaders, is to know themselves well enough so that they might discover where they can best use their leadership gifts to serve others. Annually each group of senior student leaders make their own stamp or mark on the school, in the influential manner that they motivate or inspire their peers. This group have been very successful in raising school spirit with the Bumble-bee mascot and chants at special events such as the 1st XI boys’ Hockey final. They have been ably supported by the House Prefects, ICT and Chapel teams. They have used their power wisely and fairly and have proved supportive and approachable to other members of the school.

To all leavers here today, especially those in Year 13, I would like to thank you for the crucial contribution that you have made over the past three to five years. The vision of St Paul’s Collegiate, is one of a Christian community, which affirms the all-round potential of each and every one of you. We strive to be a place where young people feel wanted, are offered support, encouragement and help. We recognise that character isn’t just developed in good times. We hope that we have challenged you physically, intellectually, socially and spiritually; that we have moved you out of your comfort-zone. We strongly believe that only through the experience of trial and set back can the soul be fortified, ambition inspired and standards of excellence achieved.

Excellence is not an act but a habit - we are what we repeatedly do. Long may the habits of St Paul’s produce young people of compassion, drive, intellect and truth.

To the leavers, for what it is worth; it is never too late to be whoever you want to be. There is no time limit; you can stop and start whenever you want. You can change or stay the same; there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst effort. I hope you make the best of it. I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you have a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again. Every mistake is an opportunity to learn. Every setback is a world of possibility.

To all gathered here, Christmas is almost upon us. The festive atmosphere gives us a chance to renew friendships, to restore our batteries and to reflect on what has gone before us. I want to take this opportunity to thank my wife, Judith for the tremendous support she has offered me over the year. I really enjoyed the quality time we spent together in term two. Judith, without your encouragement and commitment, I know that I would struggle to perform my duties and that commitment to St Paul’s comes with a cost to my family. Thank you.

On behalf of Judith and myself, we wish you an enjoyable and relaxing Christmas break and a satisfying 2014.

May Our Lord guide over and grant us his protection and extend to us his blessing, until we meet again.

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2013 Leavers

Aaron Cleland Aaron Crow Abbey Walling Alec Wilson Amanda Barr Antonia Anda Aran Geerts Asher Paul Ayush Lakhera Benjamin Weake Bradley Morton Brandon Watkins Caleb Lingman Callum Brown Callum Windley Cameron Bartley Cameron Voykovich Christopher Gibbs Christopher Holden Christopher Whiteley Conner Fullerton Connor Johnson Conor Crowe Conor Gawith Corban Morison Courteney Lee Cuhong Suk Daniel Chegwidden Daniel Goodwin Deanna Morse Devon Kyle Dilawar Singh Dominic Scott-Jones Eleisha Campbell Emma Bryant Euan Reynolds Ezekiel Crawford Fiona Thorp Fransois Eksteen George Koreman Geraldine Fish Guy Wilkins Hamish Burt Hamish Malins Hannah Clare Holly Ho Holly Irwin Jacky Joe Jacob Robb Jaden Verryt James Atherton James Finch James Hunt Jamieson Madgwick Jannifer Namana Jared McCarthy Jesse Ruri Jessica Reilly Jie Wang Joel Kosoof Jonathan Moss Jonathan Ring Jordan Birt Jordan Davies Jordan Fache Joshua Lemon Joshua Malpas Joshua WalpoleSmith Ke Shi Keegan FrostJones Kim Miller Kobi Nicholson Kyle Dean Lane Fisher Laura McKenna Laura Thomson Logan Jakes Lovely Dizon Lucas Martin Mark Davis Mark Swarbrick Matthew HusbandDravitzki Matthew Thomas Meg Morbey Merennege Fernando Mitchell O’Connell Natasha Sue Navroz Gill Nicholas Don Nicholas Redpath Nicole Parry Nisma Hasanain Oliver Tomic Pat Srisa-An Paul Day Paul NewtonJackson Peter Winkelmann Phoebe Boyes Phoebe Earnshaw Rhodri MacKenzie Rory Devlin Rory Forde Ryan Lewis Salesi Leota Samuel Bowley Samuel Holmes Scott Finlayson Sean HenleySmith Sean Rooney
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Issuu converts static files into: digital portfolios, online yearbooks, online catalogs, digital photo albums and more. Sign up and create your flipbook.