2014 St Paul's Year Book

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It’s hard to believe that another year is almost over. It seems like just yesterday I was returning to school from the summer holidays and yet, here I am writing the editorial for the 2014 Collegian. As Chair of the Publications Portfolio it has been my pleasure to help oversee the production of the 2014 school yearbook. I now join the ranks of Year 13’s leaving – venturing off to fulfil our hopes and dreams.

Significantly, this year has seen a surge of involvement and participation in the cultural activities offered here at school. Ms Dela Rue and I are both impressed with the range of talent that exists within the school. As always a large number of standout successes are featured within the pages of this Collegian. You will read about Tessa Whale’s band ‘Drunken Sailors’ competing in the finals of the Smokefree Rockquest, and Jess Chanwai’s performance in front of a crowd of 20,000 at a Chief’s game. The Big Band and Orchestra continued this trend by both attaining Gold Awards at the Waikato Itinerant Music Teacher’s Festival. However, sport is never neglected and a number of stars are featured within. Daniel Scanlon was this year awarded the Waikato Young Player of the Year award, which places him alongside some of New Zealand’s greatest hockey players. Samisoni Taukei’aho was selected as a hooker for the New Zealand Barbarian School’s team and is well on the path to becoming an All Black. Many of our teams performed outstandingly, with two highlights being our badminton team winning the regional competition, and the U55kg and U65kg rugby teams both won their divisions.

I sincerely encourage you to read the Headmaster’s address. It is Mr Lander’s vision, inspiration and dedication that drive the school, and the five years of Mr Lander’s leadership so far have seen St Paul’s venture from strength to strength, as shown by the success of the students and staff of the school.

For students returning – I wish you the best for 2015 and encourage you to get involved; try something new! For students leaving, the “Lander-Nines”—the intake of 2010—I wish you all the best in future adventures. We take with us the virtues and knowledge that St Paul’s has instilled in us, and advance into the world better for it. St Paul’s is a school that promotes growth through achievement, creativity, challenge and faith. Every student at St Paul’s is testament to this: they are young people with good character who will turn possibilities into realities.

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CONTENTS 1 Bands 93 48HOURS 94 Art Club 94 Debating 95 Special Achievements 97 Clowning 102 Furniture 103 Engineering 104 Construction Project 105 Art Design 106 Creative Writing 112 House Competition 116 Clark House 124 Fitchett House 126 Hall House 128 Hamilton House 130 Harington Day 132 Harington Boarding 135 Sargood House 136 School House 138 Williams House 140 Tihoi 142 Staff 2014 154 Prefect Pen Sketches 155 Leavers 2014 160 Headmaster 2 Head Boy’s Reflection 4 Head Girl’s Reflection 5 Valedictorian 6 Chaplain’s Report 8 Chapel Prefects 9 Introducing New Staff 10 Farewell to Staff 11 Academic Report 14 Prizegiving Awards 18 Prizegiving Photos 20 Staff 2014 22 35 Years of Tihoi 24 International Students 26 Collegians 28 Parents’ Association 30 Great Oaks 31 Shakespeare - As You Like It 32 Musical - Joseph 34 School Ball 38 Induction of Fellows 42 Grandparents Day 43 A Celebration of Music 44 Athletics 46 Aerobics 48 Badminton 48 Basketball 49 Chess 51 Cricket 52 Cross Country 57 Cycling 58 Equestrian 58 Endurance Sport 59 Golf 60 Football 61 Futsal 66 Hockey 67 Inline Hockey 71 Motocross 72 Mountain Biking 72 Netball 73 Rowing 75 Rugby 78 Shooting 84 Rock Climbing 84 Squash 85 Table Tennis 85 Swimming 86 Tennis 88 Touch Rugby 89 Water Polo 89 Kapa Haka 90 Choir 91 Contents Reflections Academic Exposure Our Community School Celebrations Culturally Cruising Our Achievements Our Students’ Work House Life
Class of 2014
The Power of Sport

Headmaster’s Address

Board Chairman, Mr Gregg Brown; Board members; Fellows; Bishop HelenAnn; friends, parents and students of the School, it is my great pleasure to present the 55th Headmaster’s Report for St Paul’s Collegiate School.

For this year’s address to the School community, I felt it particularly appropriate to highlight and promote the importance of resilience in our students. The grit factor, in facing up to the successes, disappointments and challenges that we all encounter in life.

Recently I had the opportunity of viewing a TED talk delivered in 2013 by Angela Duckworth, a psychology researcher, from the University of Pennsylvania, who stated that the number one determinate of a successful learner is their “grit”. She related findings that led her to the conviction that resilience is often a bigger predicator of academic success than IQ. That it is not the brightest students, nor the fastest to catch on, who go on to enjoy the greatest academic success. In the same way that personal resilience can be identified as an essential ingredient for success in future life, there is a direct relationship between grit and academic achievement.

The word resilience is used differently by different people. Some see resilience as bouncing back from adversity; (i.e. cognitive, emotional, physical or otherwise). Grit is related to this, in that it is part of what it is to be gritty, is to be resilient in the face of adversity or failure. But it is not the only trait that you need to be gritty. It is also having deep commitment, which you remain loyal to, over many years – choosing to do a particular thing in life and maybe having to give up a lot of other things or opportunities in doing so. An example might include living a life of integrity, where you aren’t prepared to compromise on issues of honesty, respect and service. A set of beliefs or bottom lines

that you strive to adhere to.

As a School, in November, we had Professor Con Stough, from the University of Swinburne come and work with our teachers on issues surrounding Emotional Intelligence. He stressed that there are aspects of brain functioning that are different for different types of intelligence; that teenagers need the opportunity to develop good emotional habits in the classroom, in the Boarding House, down at Tihoi, on the sports field and in their own homes; that social emotional learning is distinct from learning a subject, instrument, sport or other learnings. Being a capable academic doesn’t mean that you are

a strong emotional learner or have high EI; that all teenagers need a chance to develop their emotional intelligence, as well as their emotional literacy or the understanding of their EI. As a School community, you will hear a lot more about EI in the upcoming year. Each of our teachers has undertaken a workplace Emotional Intelligence assessment. We are excited by the fact that next year selected age groups will also have their EI assessed and we hope that this assessment will prove an important, valuable diagnostic tool, not just for our teachers and Housemasters, but also of our older students themselves – as they grow to develop a better understanding of emotional literacy.

Resilience and grit are seen as important aspects of Emotional Intelligence. Growing up is more stressful and pressurised now than 30 years ago. It is important for us as a School and for you as parents or grandparents to foster emotional resilience in your teenagers for the challenges that await our young people in later life.

As adults, we explicitly teach, model and reinforce resilience skills for our teenagers. If we do everything for them, or actively try to protect them from learning from their failures, or confuse empathy with giving into our children, or in fact don’t hold them accountable for their actions, we do them no favours for their pathway through adulthood and life as a whole.

Grit, resilience and talents aren’t necessarily related. The prize winners that we announce today won’t all necessarily, at this stage of their life, have developed resilience. It might be that some have got where they have through their own natural talent – they have yet to fully push themselves and they have yet to experience or learn from a major failure. This doesn’t mean that all talented people are not gritty. That certainly is not true. The teachers in this room have over their years all seen many fragile, gifted and talented kids, who don’t know how to fail, how to struggle and they unfortunately haven’t had a lot of practice at it. Being gifted is no guarantee of being hardworking or passionate about something.

However, there is a ray of sunshine on the horizon. Emotional Intelligence is not fixed. It is something that you can grow. What you need to make yourself gritty is to have a growth mind-set – “I can get better if I work harder”. If you change your mind-set, you can change grit. There is strong scientific evidence about the brain’s plasticity – people’s brains change with experiences.

At St Paul’s we want to continue to emphasise the power of character. That it isn’t an either/or question when talking

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about character and academics. The two go hand in hand. That we need to raise awareness in our young men and women as to what constitutes a person of Good Character; that you don’t just inherit resilience or grit; that you develop through your experiences. That as individuals we need to understand our own and others Emotional Intelligence strengths and weaknesses that Emotional Intelligence are the building blocks of Character. In life, you are going to be confused, going to be frustrated, going to make mistakes. You have the choice between being a little angry and furious, between being sad and depressed, worried or panic stricken. It is normal to experience negative emotions in the face of adversity, but we all can at some time choose whether we make a moderate or an extreme response to these emotions.

If we honestly reflect, as those sitting in this Chapel; as students, teachers or parents, do we display grit? Do we recognise our work-ons and actively seek to overcome/ improve on them? Would you describe yourself as a truly resilient in the face of adversity or failure? The truth is we will never know until we are put to that ultimate test and are able to see how we manage the challenge. Our role at St Paul’s Collegiate School is to give our students an effective tool box to make their challenges and life experiences winnable.

I have often reflected on why this place is so special and have come to the conclusion it is the special mix of the people that make up its community. Having both rural and urban families; parents who are so committed to the ethos of the School; students who are prepared to push themselves out of their comfort zone, whom are largely down to earth and respectful of the opportunities they have open to them and are appreciative of what is done for them on a daily basis has a major influence on our School’s culture. A key part of the people equation is the staff. Not just the teachers, but the loyal, committed, hardworking support staff that make this place tick behind the scenes and who are proud to work in its grounds, its buildings as cleaners, in the laundry, kitchen or in a financial or managerial secretarial role. We couldn’t produce the Scholarship, NCEA or Cambridge results we regularly report on without people who were at the top of the teaching profession. Teachers who take such pride, care and attention to make sure their pupils are as well prepared as possible to maximise their performance – even if it means giving up a lunchtime, after school or providing an early morning tutorial. What a responsibility it is for a Boarding Master to help look after a teenager in some of the most formative, challenging and crucial years of a person’s life? What type of person puts themselves in a position where they are effectively on duty 24 hours a day, have to sacrifice a significant part of their own family and personal time to look after 40 to 90 adolescent boys and girls who are hardwired to test the boundaries and to take risks? How many in this room would take on this level of responsibility, this life style? I am in awe of the commitment, passion and dedication of the people that make up the common room of the Hamilton campus; teach or instruct down at the Tihoi Venture School; or play a crucial role in ensuring the school operates; meals on the table at lunch; bathrooms cleaned; bills paid or the co-curricular successes listed on our student’s profiles on PCSchools.

To Jessica Chanwai and Aditya Sakalkale and their team of Prefects, I offer the collective thanks of all those gathered

here today. The ‘special Character’ of St Paul’s Collegiate would be almost impossible to implement without the active support of our senior student leaders in boarding, with our ICT and audio-visual needs, or in the daily operations of the School, Chapels or School Athletics and Swimming sports, House Music and Kapa Haka festivals and the many events we schedule in the School calendar be without the enthusiastic input of our senior leaders. The 25 full School Prefects, the 50 or so boarding and day House Prefects and many other seniors within our current seventh form, have proved responsible, dependable, positive role models. Well-liked and respected by their peers for their approachability, friendliness and the manner in which they have carried out their duties in 2014; Jessica, Aditya, Pare and John have done an outstanding job leading the student body and along with this year’s senior leaders, have maintained the confidence and support of the school community through both their actions and approach.

To all the leavers here today, I would like to thank you for the crucial contribution you have made to St Paul’s, whether it be to your sports team, cultural group, our classrooms, boarding or day Houses.

We are all coming to the end of another school year. We have all probably gotten used to the way things have been done in the past, but whether you are returning or leaving, 2015 will bring with it new subjects, new people, new experiences and challenges. We will all, to a varying extent, be in new territory next year, where we will have to blaze our trail by our daily choices, actions and attitudes.

You may have heard the expression, “It’s a jungle out there”. Every television or print media headline seems to warn us about some lurking new ever present danger. It is hard not to believe we are living in the most difficult time of history, but is life really a jungle?

It is true that life can be savage, especially to the unskilled and ill informed, but life can be wonderful to those who have learnt to stay optimistic, display grit and resilience, who welcome new learning, see mistakes as chances to do better and are prepared to be life-long learners. When we know our way or direction, we can be more comfortable and confident in the world. We don’t have to be scared of what we might face, because we know that we have the appropriate knowledge and skills to make good decisions.

The reality is that today, marks the moment of time on the stage of life, for our leavers. Take what you have learned here and dig as deep as you have to and rise as high as you can. Keep your passion. Make mistakes and learn from them. Honour curiosity and follow it and in everything you do, recognise the individual good in others. An ancient Jewish sage, Rabbi Tarfon, tells us, “It is not your responsibility to finish the work of perfecting the world, but you are not free to desist from it.” Don’t fear the ‘jungle of life’, but instead attack it with eager anticipation.

It is my wish that as leavers from St Paul’s you take with you the values that you have been taught, the experiences you have shared and it is my hope that you maintain a genuine pride in this very special and unique School community.


Head Boy’s Reflection

I will persist until I succeed.

In the Orient young bulls are tested for the fight arena. Each is brought to the ring and allowed to attack a picador who pricks them with a lance. The bravery of each bull is then rated with care according to the number of times he demonstrates his willingness to charge in spite of the sting of the blade.

Henceforth will I recognize that each day I am tested by life in like manner. If I persist, if I continue to try, if I continue to charge forward, I will succeed.

I was not delivered unto this world in defeat, nor does failure course in my veins. I am not a sheep waiting to be prodded by my shepherd. I am a lion and I refuse to talk, to walk, to sleep with the sheep. I will hear not those who weep and complain, for their disease is contagious. Let them join the sheep. The slaughterhouse of failure is not my destiny.

The prizes of life are at the end of each journey, not near the beginning; and it is not given to me how many steps are necessary in order to reach my goal. Failure, I may still encounter at the thousandth step, yet success hides behind the next bend in the road. Never will I know how close it lies unless I turn the corner.

Always will I take another step. If that is of no avail I will take another, and yet another. In truth, one step at a time is not too difficult. I will persist until I succeed.

Today marks a point in my life I never really thought would actually arrive. From tomorrow onwards I am no longer a student at ‘St Paul’s Collegiate’ school.

It has been far too quick, nostalgia is yet to kick in and I’m not too sure if I’m ready to be flooded by a torrent of thoughts, a compilation of 5 years at this school. I know I am not the only one feeling this way; the entirety of the ‘year 13’ cohort is leaving behind cherished memories of that I’m sure. We will no longer hear a bell ring, we will no longer have house competitions and we will no longer hear a chant solely based on a student’s follicle problems.

Today is the day we begin to carve our paths, with knowledge as our chisel and the hammer of time striking it. We are in complete control of our lives from now on, we aren’t going to be shielded with Headmaster’s runs stopping us from slacking off, if we slack off, we will genuinely feel the effects. This is a

terrifying prospect for all of us. However, St Paul’s has taught us well and we’ve grown up having learnt important skills in life. So when we drive out that gate very soon, we can look back on an institution that has molded us into impeccable young men & women.

The best years of my life occurred when attending this school and now, five years on, it’s clear to see why. This place celebrates achievements and supports us through tough times, friendships built here will last a lifetime and the lessons learned through failures will steer us to greatness. I am truly grateful my parents sent me to this school.

I have been on a 5-year journey and today marks the finish. In 2010 I was introduced into the private school system and for the past five years, the St Paul’s family have been at the centre of my pride. This year’s Year 13 cohort have been a much tighter bunch of young men and women and I will miss seeing many of your faces.

St Paul’s experiences have made me realize how precious time really is. As children our grasp on time is comparably primordial as is our concept of fear, and through the years we learn how easily time slips away. Like sand through an hourglass, each grain that passes is an experience that cannot be relived, only looked upon. I cannot equate into words how paramount it is to take full advantage of opportunities.

St Paul’s leavers of 2014, we are not sheep waiting to be prodded by shepherds. We are lions… and the world will hear us roar.

Now I look towards the most influential man I have ever met, someone who I quite literally look up to. His stature is only a small comparison to the measure of this man’s character. Mr Lander, you truly embody the St Paul’s spirit and I hope you are able to see the culture you have built at this place.

As for me, I look forward to being called an old collegian in a few hours and begin to shape my life.

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Head Girl’s Reflection

This journey of the year 2014 has no doubt been one heck of a ride. Along the way we have laughed, cried, pranked each other, embarrassed, irritated, annoyed and fought but we have arrived in one piece for better or for worse. This entire year I have come to realise that the incredible amount of talents that all of you have in one way or another, can been used for the good of others. And secondly, showing appreciation for what we have around us is of paramount importance.

“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” Nearly 50 years on, Winston Churchill’s quote epitomizes the way in which we should live our lives. In my time at St Paul’s I would’ve never guessed or dreamed of doing so many things out of my comfort zone and in particular doing things for the greater good of other people. This year has no doubt been one of giving. The spirit of giving and leaves you with a sense of satisfaction that you have made someone else’s life just a little bit better. You don’t have to be the most outgoing, most popular, or sportiest person to make a difference, because trust me I am not any of them. In fact, all of you have some talent one way or another. You may not have discovered them yet but don’t bury them. Be brave and make a difference in someone’s life. This does not have to be a big change or something that takes up a lot of your time. Even just a smile to a stranger or classmate can go a long way to brighten up their day. Because after all, “everyone smiles in the same language”. So it is my wish to the St Paul’s students and leavers that you go out there and take up all the opportunities you have. Fundraise, lend a helping hand, pay it forward and do a good deed for others. Because ultimately, “service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth”.

“Appreciate what you have, before it turns into what you had”. Take a look at this life we have, what’s around us, who we share it with, where we are and how we got here. Not many students like us have inspirational and passionate teachers who have the drive for us to succeed. Nor is it common to have the endless opportunities right at our doorstep. We also get taught so many life lessons that are both preached and learnt in our everyday life at St Paul’s. And lastly, we have made life long friendships and memories that we will forever keep. This is about being grateful for the things in life and enjoying even the little things, because one day you will look back and realise they were the big things. Time flies by before you have any chance to catch your breath to realise how privileged and lucky we are today. One day we will realise that those small and big things shaped us into who we are today and will be the foundation and guide to our individual philosophy and morals in life.

Mr Lander, thank you for all the support and inspiration you give us. We truly appreciate everything you have done for the school. St Paul’s would not stand as proud and loud as it is today if it wasn’t for your leadership. You are a remarkable man and your strong character and drive everyday despite any circumstances and this is a true testament to your incredible attitude which many admire and look up to. For someone who is usually only publically recognised for your lengthy speeches, thank you for the time, effort and work ethic you continue to put into the school.

And last but not least one of the most important thank you’s is to my family. Mum and Dad thank you for being there from day 1. Thank you for making the significant financial investment in me and giving me the opportunity to attend St Paul’s. I would not be standing here if it wasn’t for you, and to Victoria and Matthew, thank you for putting up with a tired, grumpy, and happy Jess. I honestly cannot put into words how grateful I am for all your endless support and love this year and for that I am forever thankful.

I am definitely going to miss this place and most of all, the people. I have been humbled and honoured to be your Head Girl for 2014. I would like to wish everyone the best for the future and a safe, and happy holiday.



Students, staff, parents and guests, the class of 2014 has come to the end of their run. We are sitting on the edge of a cliff, just about to leap into the abyss that is our adult lives. Our schooling lives have come to an end. For many, this is a godsend. After thirteen years of being in a classroom, it is understandable that we are eager to get out. But we can never forget this place. Whether you have been here for 2 terms or 5 years, St Paul’s has had a significant impact on your life. And we have to appreciate this place for all of the opportunities we have been given to succeed here. Be it on the sports field or the classroom, every one of us has been given the chance to spread our wings and fly towards whatever we set our minds to.

I believe that a major factor that separates St Paul’s from the rest is the emphasis on everyone giving everything a go. All of us boys who were here in year nine had to learn an instrument. And we are all required to play a sport. And every one of us attends regular chapel services. This not only is a way to discover hidden talents, or help one to come to terms with spirituality, but also can provide us with some humorous moments, like seeing Cam Downey run it straight at Samisoni in House Rugby, or see Adam Ballantyne bust out a solo rap during House Music. These kinds of events don’t happen in schools without such a holistic education. It breaks us out of our comfort zone, and also gives us all an appreciation for each other’s skills.

Tihoi was a place where many of the boys here truly discovered themselves, and is an incredible experience that prepared us well for the future. The guys in Villa house gave me so many fun and hilarious memories, such as us making our own style of lasagne, and discovering that sneaking sausage into a vegetarian’s meal doesn't go down well. We all changed at Tihoi, both internally and externally. On the outside, our hair got longer; skin got tanned, became stronger and faster, and got a soft fluff under our chins that we held in the highest regard. Except for Campbell Ware, who was born

aged 45 out of a gumboot. Yet the changes on the inside were the most important. We learned how to fend for ourselves, how to resolve conflict, and discovered what our true nature was. I cannot underestimate how important Tihoi is to me, and how much I will treasure the experience I had there for the rest of my life.

Year 11 saw the introduction of some major changes to our school lives. NCEA, the most important schooling era yet, had begun. And what better way to get us to focus than to bring in 21 girls to our year group? For some of us, the introduction of girls was a bit of a shock, but eventually they settled in and have now become vital parts of the group of students in this room. Moving through NCEA level one and two was a tough time, but the support from the staff ensured that we all did well.

I can honestly say however that this year has been the year where I have changed the most. I have become more sure of myself and more aware of the world around me. And I am sure that many of you students in the room would say the same thing. This year has been a year of change for all of us, but we have come through and emerged as the talented, bright group we are now. We can be proud of all that we have achieved and look forward to all that we hope to achieve in the future.

I had the privilege to be appointed a prefect this year, which was a huge opportunity for me to develop my leadership skills and experience things that I could never have otherwise. I got to travel to Christchurch with Kendal to attend a NZ Boarding School’s student conference, and I was given the chance to deliver two sermons in the chapel. Being a chapel prefect has been such a rewarding experience, and I have learned so much about the world, and the nature of spirituality through it. A special thanks to Rev, who I wish good luck as he leaves back to Canada, and to Daniel, Brielle and Marsh for being great friends and doing readings and prayers alongside me. I am so grateful for the opportunity to be a prefect, and thank Mr Lander and Mr Robson hugely for it.

It is difficult to condense five years in Williams house into a few sentences, but I can honestly say that being a part of the Green Machine has been the best part of my time at St Paul’s.

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Boarding gives you a sense of brotherhood and community that few other experiences could, and I know I have made friends for life there. To you boys, thank you so much for all of the incredible and funny memories. Whilst on the topic of memories, I would like to share a few of my favourites from my time here. I have ones that are better kept as secrets, such as Tom Harsant’s special relationship with an m&m container, and ones that I hold dear to my heart, like the Relay for Life earlier this year. But my favourite memories of St Paul’s are the little ones. For those who remember, year nine dialogue such as “gully” and “yim”. Mr Robson pronouncing Aditya’s name terribly. Or when a video was playing in chapel, and the chapel team left an ad running that was promoting Thai mail-order brides. These small, funny anecdotes are what I will miss most after leaving this school. I don’t think I could be here at all if it weren't for so many of the people in this room. To the teachers, who have guided me through good and bad grades, thank you for all the time you put in to help not only me, but to each and every one of us in this room tonight. It is truly incredible to know that every one of you genuinely wants us to succeed, and care about us as people. To Mr Rowlands, Mr Constable and Mr Lewis, thank you so much for supporting us boys in Williams house, and making my 5 years there the best time of my life. To be able to put up with 60 boys whining constantly about food, rules, and each other is an extremely demanding job, yet thanks to your support, and under Tom’s leadership, Williams house is set to win the House Competition for a second year running. Thank you also to the Williams house boys, I have loved the years I have spent with all of you. But what is a boarding school without good food? Thanks to Chris, James, and the rest of the Alliance Catering team for the many delicious meals, and a few not-so-delicious ones. To Mr Robson and the 2nd XI football team, thanks for making the winter season of this year a good one. To all of the students in the room, to my friends, thank you for the past five years. I wouldn't change any part of it and it is thanks to you that it has been so enjoyable. I know that I will continue relationships with many of you in the future, and hope that you all do the same. The best friends I have ever had are in this room, and I know that they always had my back through thick and thin.

To Mr Lander, on behalf of all the students, staff, and parents in this room, I thank you for the impact on the school you have had over the years. We are the first year group to have had you all the way through our high school lives, and have noticed the positive changes you have made to this school. It is obvious that you love this place very much, and treasure the values taught here.

And finally, to my Mum. I cannot express how much I appreciate the sacrifices you have made to send me here. You have been my rock, who I can talk to about anything, and who would always be there for me when I needed support or help. I know that sending me off to boarding school five years ago was a tough decision to make, but know that it has been the perfect one for me. For all that you have done for me the past 17 years, thank you Mum.

For many of us, myself included, walking out of the gates of St Paul’s for the last time tomorrow will be an emotional experience. But know that this farewell is only temporary. Remember that we carry with us our friends, our values and our knowledge, all of which were sprouted and grown here at this school. And if school hasn't been your favourite time, just be reminded that it is not our entire life. We have but barely scratched the surface of our lives. Before us lies an empty canvas. And yes, in the future, some of us will succeed, some will fail. But from now on it is up to us to make our own decisions. Paint our own canvas. We have been well prepared by this amazing school, but must remember to carry the values we have been taught here into the world outside. Don’t forget this school. Remember it, and give it the appreciation it deserves.

We have come to the end of our run. And as a final word, be proud to have been a part of this school, stand firm in the faith, and lead yourself confidently into tomorrow as an Old Collegian of St Paul’s Collegiate School.

Thank you.

Please now raise your glasses with me in a toast to the school. To St Paul’s, may we always keep this special place in our hearts, and never forget the many incredible lessons, memories, and relationships forged here.



Chaplain’s Reflections

It is easy to forget how blessed and privileged we are to be able to worship in a space as beautiful as the Chapel of Christ the King. When guests come to visit St Paul’s many comment on the elegance and versatility of our worship space. Of course, it is more than simply a place to pray, it is where we come to embrace the arts through events such as Celebration of Music, to celebrate our success, offer to God our hopes, fears, worries and dreams. It is the place that binds us as a school and as a community.

In addition to the weekly services, there are special services that occur throughout the year that are part of the annual rhythm of the St Paul’s community. The following is an overview of some of the significant services that occurred in 2014.

Communion Services – At the end of each term, the whole school community gathers for a service of Communion. It is a very important service of the Christian faith where the community gathers to represent Jesus’ last supper with his disciples. Students are encouraged to come forward for either a blessing or to receive the bread and wine.

Waitangi Day – Chapel prefect, Brielle O’Connor, spoke about her own experiences of living in a bi-cultural world, and why she believes that the bi-cultural nature of Aotearoa New Zealand should be protected, cherished and celebrated. Garden of Remembrance – The Garden of Remembrance service is held every year to remember and give thanks for those who died while they were members of the St Paul’s community.

Easter Service – At this service, the story of Jesus’ arrest, crucifixion, death and resurrection is told through story, songs, reflections, Bible readings, and symbolic acts such as the ‘Flowering the Cross’—a powerful symbol of resurrection whereby a weapon of destruction is turned into a thing of beauty. The service concludes with the celebration of Holy Communion.

ANZAC Day – Mr Ainsley Robson gave a powerful and eloquent reflection on what ANZAC Day means to him and why it is such an important day for all New Zealanders. Founders Service – One of the most important services for St Paul’s Collegiate where we remember and give thanks for those who worked tirelessly to ensure that the dream of building an Anglican School in Hamilton would come to fruition.

Baptism and Confirmation –In all, two students re-committed their lives to Christ in receiving the Laying on of Hands for Communion, three students were welcomed into the community of Christ through the sacrament of Baptism, and one reaffirmed her faith. Bishop Helen-Ann Hartley, Bishop of Waikato, preached and presided.

Nine Lessons and Carols – This year-end service has become a treasure for the St Paul’s community. Through the use of Bible readings, carols and anthems, the service tells the story of the fulfilment of God’s promise to His people via the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.

Leaver’s Service – A service of thank you and farewell for those who are leaving St Paul’s and beginning a new chapter in their life.

Guest Preachers – This year we were privileged to have a number of guest preachers at St Paul’s including The Right Reverend Andrew Hedge, former member of the Waikato Anglican College Trust Board, and recently installed Bishop of Waiapu, and staff members such as Nick Clothier and Michiel Badenhorst.

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Chapel Prefects’ Reflections

Brielle O'Connor

When Rev first asked if I would be interested in being a Chapel Prefect this year, my initial thought was why me? Why would he consider me suitable for the role when I was not a part of the religious faith?

I took on this role to challenge myself and to step outside my comfort zone. It has given me the opportunity to gain a greater understanding of religion, which I appreciate having not lived a life that follows a particular faith. I have always had an open mind to the beliefs of others and to be a Chapel Prefect has enabled me to embrace this unique aspect of St Paul’s.

I was proud to have the opportunity to speak at the Waitangi day Chapel service, and to share my cultural perspective on the meaning of Waitangi day. I am passionate about sharing from a Maori perspective and am thankful I could incorporate this into the role of a Chapel Prefect. I have also enjoyed having the opportunity to regularly practice public speaking, which has developed my skill and confidence when addressing an audience. At the beginning this was somewhat daunting, but the support from Rev, my peers and fellow Chapel Prefects helped to ease my nerves.

My year as a chapel prefect has been one of challenge, growth and learning. Being able to work along side Rev, Daniel and Jasper has been a great and memorable experience that I am proud and grateful to have had. I thank Rev for giving me this opportunity and wish him well as he departs the school on his next journey.

Daniel Johnson

Being a Chapel Prefect this year has definitely been a huge part of my time at St Paul’s, and I have thoroughly enjoyed all the different aspects the role entails. The chance to get up in front of the school almost every week to do prayers and readings was something which really helped with my confidence and my public speaking, as well as giving me a better understanding of my faith.

However, the main highlight of being a Chapel Prefect has to be giving my sermon on optimism. Getting the opportunity to share your own ideas with those around you is a very rewarding experience, as even the chance that you could have influenced just one person in the audience makes it worth the effort.

Working alongside Brielle, Jasper and Hemarshri has been great as we all get along so well. This made the sudden drop into the deep end much more bearable at the beginning of the year as I knew I had people around me whom I could count on. This year has really opened up my eyes to the many aspects of the Anglican faith and I feel like I have gained a much broader perspective on the world as well as on others over my time as a Chapel Prefect.

Finally, working alongside Rev this year has been great and I have thoroughly appreciated his support and guidance over my time at St Paul’s. I wish him all the best as he travels back to his home country of Canada.

Jasper Hankins

Being a Chapel Prefect this year has been so much fun this year. Being given the opportunity to deliver two sermons to the school, as well as countless readings and prayers has been not only rewarding, but eyeopening. My sermons on ‘Taking Action’ and ‘Community’ were both great opportunities for me to teach and encourage the school, and doing them helped me strengthen my public speaking abilities. I would like to thank Rev for being an amazing mentor to me not just this year, but all of my 5 years at St Paul’s. He has been so kind and encouraging to us as Chapel Prefects, and I wish him all the best next year back in Canada. Also I would like to thank Brielle, Daniel and Marsh for being great friends and always having my back, it has been a lot of fun working with them this year. It has been an incredible privilege to be a Chapel Prefect in 2014, one that has taught me valuable skills, knowledge and morals that I will carry with me for the rest of my life. The job has been over and above what I expected, and I have loved every second of it.


Introducing New Staff

Mr Simon Ward Director of Digital Learning

Mr Ward joined us early in November 2013 to take up the position of Director of Digital Learning. He gained his Bachelor of Science (Technology) at the University of Waikato. He started his teaching career at Hillcrest High School, a school that he has taught at for nine years, the last five years as its ICT Director. He had a year away in 2007, where he taught in schools in Essex and Suffolk. He has had significant experience in the management of ICT, overseeing just over 500 work stations or laptops and managing the internet and wireless network at Hillcrest. Mr Ward has a real interest in rugby. He has already made a positive impact on our use of ICT in our Teaching and Learning Programmes.

Mrs Heidi Lewis Part-time English teacher

Educated in South Africa, Mrs Lewis gained a BEd at the University of KwaZulu Natal, majoring in English and Sports Science. She taught at Westville Boys’ High School for six and a half years, where she became the Head of Junior English. In 2011, upon immigrating to New Zealand, she held an English teaching position at Matamata College.

Mr Michiel Badenhorst High Performance Sports and Conditioning Coordinator

Mr Badenhorst joins us from South Africa, where he was Head Boy and Vice-Captain of Boarding at his high school, before attending the University of the Free State, where he gained a BA in Human Movement Sciences and a BA Honours in Biokinetics. He started employment as a Biokineticist/exercise physiologist before taking up a position as the gym manager and Biokineticist and Conditioning Coach at Grey College. At Grey, he worked with various first teams in Rugby, Hockey, Soccer and Athletics, while also supporting the Free State senior Rugby representative team. More recently Mr Badenhorst has managed his own private exercise physiology practice and Cross-Fit gym. As one of his first duties, he established early morning (6.00am – 7.30am) and after school (3.30pm – 5.30pm) sessions for our senior male and female athletes, specifically in preparation for his first winter season here.

Assistant Head of the Faculty of Technology

Educated in Scotland, Mr Rudkin gained a Bachelor of Technological Education degree with Honours at the University of Glasgow and later, a Graduate Diploma of Information Technology and E-Learning at WINTEC. He first worked as a Technology teacher in Scotland for eight years before immigrating to New Zealand in the new millennium. More recently, Mr Rudkin taught Electronics, Woodwork, Graphics and Carpentry for four years at Cambridge High School and spent three and a half years working with Youth at Risk in alternative education settings. In 2013 he was the Vodafone New Zealand Foundation ‘World of Difference’ recipient, which enabled him to work with the Kiwi E-Learning Trust. A keen sportsman, Mr Rudkin competed in the Trans-Atlantic Rowing race in 2005, and is an avid sailor and tramper. He has expressed an interest in assisting in a management role in rowing and football.

Marg Benefield

Marg joined St Paul’s in April of this year as part time Homestay Co-ordinator for our International Students. Prior to this Marg was working at Wintec for 20 years, most recently as the Product and Programme Coordinator for the Star/ Gateway programme for secondary school students. It is in Marg’s nature to care for people and their needs and she has quickly settled into routine with our International students. Marg’s friendly and outgoing personality has ensured that strong relationships have been developed with our Homestay families. Marg is a keen outdoors enthusiast and loves spending time with her family especially her grandson Jaxon.

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Tihoi Staff

Nikki Whitehead has joined the full time staff after working for one term in 2013.

Nikki is a teacher of junior Mathematics and Social Studies.

Nikki is a passionate white water kayaker. She has kayaked and rafted for New Zealand. She holds her NZOIA Kayak 1 award.

Chris Lacoste has joined our staff as a teacher of Social Studies, Science and Physical Education. Chris has been instructing full time in the outdoors for a couple of years at Sir Edmund Hillary Outdoor Pursuits Centre and Whitireia Polytechnic. He is an avid outdoorsman having passion, skills and NZOIA qualifications in bush, white water kayak, rock climbing and alpine.

Stewart Tukerangi joins us from Motutapu Island where he has worked as a full time resident instructor. Stewart has been working in the outdoors for the past seven years instructing in white water kayak, bush, rock and sea kayak. Stewart has NZOIA qualifications in Kayak and Rock climbing.

Farewell to Staff

John Oehley

In December 2014, we farewell Mr John Oehley from the St Paul’s Collegiate School staff. After just over 20 years of outstanding service, in a variety of crucial roles in our School, Mr Oehley recently indicated that he would be retiring and ending his impressive teaching career.

Mr Oehley came to St Paul’s Collegiate School in 1994 as a teacher of Mathematics, having emigrated from South Africa, where he had been the Senior Deputy Headmaster of the prestigious Pretoria Boys’ High School. Almost immediately his leadership ability was recognised with his appointment as Housemaster of Hamilton House and then as Boarding Housemaster of Clark House (a position he held for five years) and school timetables, before being appointed as Assistant Headmaster, around the start of the new millennium; a position he held until the end of 2010, when he took up a parttime role as Careers Advisor.

Mr Oehley’s tenure saw the school roll rise from 450 students to just under 700. He played a crucial role in the implementation of NCEA into St Paul’s; managed the School curriculum, assessment, student option choices and the

timetable. An outstanding Mathematics teacher in his own right, Mr Oehley had a significant influence on raising the School’s academic performance. His Mathematics with Calculus students consistently achieved impressive results in the tough national Scholarship examinations. Dedicated and interested in the welfare and personal development of his students, Mr Oehley coached both Cricket and Rugby sides and more recently, coordinated the Weights Club.

Hugely loyal and committed to St Paul’s, Mr Oehley has been a magnificent servant of our school. He possesses an amazing work ethic and a drive and determination to achieve top quality outcomes. Particularly, in the challenging period of the late 1990’s, Mr Oehley played a pivotal role in the leadership of the School and its ultimate revival. Passionate, articulate and possessing a sharp intellect, which enabled him to quickly get to the hub of an issue, Mr Oehley proved a great Assistant Headmaster. He wore so many hats at St Paul’s and had a huge amount of responsibility which he managed in an efficient, through and effective manner. Latterly, Mr Oehley has enthusiastically thrown himself into his responsibilities as a Careers Adviser. His grasp and understanding of student curriculum options, tertiary opportunities and his ability to relate easily to teenagers have enabled him to be very successful in this role.

We thank Helene and the Oehley family for giving us so much of their husband and father’s time over the past two decades. We owe a huge debt of gratitude to John Oehley. We thank him for his amazing contribution to the development of St Paul’s and for his loyalty and commitment. His wisdom, institutional knowledge and dedication will be sorely missed. We wish John all the best for his well-earned retirement.


Farewell to Staff

Reverend Craig Luccock

At the end of the year, we farewell our much loved and respected Chaplain, Reverend Craig Luccock, who leaves St Paul’s Collegiate School to take up a Chaplaincy position at prestigious Appleby College in Ontario, Canada.

Reverend Luccock arrived in New Zealand in 2007, having had an extensive history of work with youth in Canada. He started as the Vicar of St Stephen’s Anglican Church in Tamahere and as the Association Chaplain of St Peter’s School in Cambridge. In 2009, he was appointed to the fulltime position of Chaplain at St Paul’s Collegiate School. Craig’s arrival at his new school in term two marked a period of considerable turmoil for St Paul’s. Within the first few weeks, he proved his worth in the calm and empathetic manner in which he led the community through their grief at the sudden passing of beloved Housemaster, Mr Keith van Niekerk.

Over the past five and a half years, Reverend Luccock has impressed students, staff and parents with his thought provoking sermons. He has had the gift of being able to engage young people through a mixture of audio-visual cues (he seems to have an encyclopaedic knowledge of movies!); contemporary music; down-to-earth, highly relevant messages. Incredibly articulate and able to think comfortably on his feet and an excellent story teller, Reverend Luccock has been able to express himself in a sincere and genuine manner, which has

Amanda Reid

Amanda joined St Paul’s Collegiate in 2012 and was the teacher in charge of ICT. With the recent upgrade to the whole school computer network, it was an opportunity to set a new direction for ICT at St Paul’s. Amanda has shown passion and dedication to implement changes to the curriculum and culture of the Computing courses. She has spent many lunchtimes and after school helping her students. The ICT

gained him creditability and the support of the young people in the congregation.

Very empathetic and supportive, Craig has shown an intuitive understanding of the needs of both students and staff and proved an effective listener to those requiring assistance.

During his time at St Paul’s, Reverend Luccock has gained is Diploma in Teaching and really developed his skills and understanding of the profession, proving an effective teacher of both Religious Studies and Social Studies. He and his very supportive wife, Ellen have raised three young girls since 2007. In her own right, Ellen has gained huge respect within Anglican Church circles for the tremendous job she did as Personal Assistant to Archbishop David Moxon.

Reverend Craig Luccock would rightly be viewed as one of New Zealand’s best School Chaplains. A warm approachable person, with a great sense of humour and a love of all things Canadian, Craig will always be remembered fondly by the St Paul’s community. A person who seeks ‘to build people up’, he actively looks for the good in individuals and has encouraged them in their strengths. Craig embodies the faith he preaches and shows a real palpable commitment to the values and teachings that he believes in. There can be no higher praise for a School Chaplain. The Reverend Craig Luccock has proved a terrific citizen, colleague and supporter of those in need. We wish him, Ellen and his family our Lord’s blessing, in their move back to their homeland. We hope it is a very successful and satisfying experience. We thank Craig for his commitment, loyalty and his generosity of spirit – he will be sorely missed.

courses have grown in student numbers and have improved in the quality of student work and grades under Amanda’s guidance. She has built up the iLearn web page to the impressive learning platform that it is today and has effectively run the student web team. Continual support to staff with ICT issues and in the operation of iLearn has been very much appreciated. Her expertise will be missed. We wish her and her family all the best for the future.

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Nick Clothier

William Arthur Ward once said, “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” Ward also said “encourage me and I will not forget it”. And that is exactly what happened. Thank you Nick, for being the kind of person that brings out the best in the people he meets. I know that you will never stop inspiring greatness.

Jaimee Hugo

Mr C, your mentoring through Joseph, Shakespeare, class and just generally, has made this year radical.

Ariki Thomson

For three years I have had the absolute pleasure of listening to the bickering between Mr Clothier and Eliza, and I can confidently say that drama was the class I looked forward to the most. Mr C has become more than a teacher to most of us, and more of a second father, watching out for us from a distance and chastising us for still speaking to those pesky ex-boyfriends and attempting to control our brilliant teenage auras of destruction. He has been a total inspiration to me and his guidance in pretty much everything will stay with me for the rest of my life.

Evie McHugh

My first encounter with Mr Clothier was my first drama class of year 9. “Sorry I’m late,” I said arriving approximately six minutes overtime. “Why are you late?” replied Mr Clothier. “We were playing table tennis and it was a really good game,” I confessed. “Fair enough,” he concluded, and I sat down. Although this has absolutely no bearing on what I am supposed to write of, I feel that this first meeting set the tone for a long lasting friendship. Throughout my five years of SPC, Mr Clothier taught with flare and passion, and inspired me to continue acting post-high school. His theatrical direction, both in style and technique is as unique as it is accommodating and successful. Mr Clothier’s drama class is a perfect, welcoming environment for creativity, even though it was always freezing because he never let me turn on the heater!


Mr Clothier was such an inspirational teacher, and has really helped me become a competent and confident performer.

Murray Silver

Murray shifted back to New Zealand from Australia to join the St Paul’s Collegiate Technology Department at the beginning of the 2014 year. He brought with him skills and experience through his work in the New Zealand Air Force, and teaching in both New Zealand and Australia. His wide ranging skills allowed him to teach in many different areas of the Department; Junior Technology and Design and Visual

I wish to work with him more often in my school career, as during my experience with him throughout the 2014 Production, Shakespeare and Year 10 Drama he was a great director, a scarily good actor, and he single handedly has made me want to make drama a focus for my future.

Aidan Phillips

Mr Clothier has been incredible at helping me develop my own acting style, and always knows how to push me, in order for me to be the best I can be.

Jasper Hankins

I have enjoyed my time with Mr Clothier right from first meeting him in year 9. As a director, he has allowed me great freedom to portray characters in my own unique way which is something I really loved. I wish him all the best for his future in the big wide world of drama.

Daniel Johnson

He is my favourite teacher; he is always making jokes and helps us heaps in class.

Niamh Berridge

He is the funniest, most stupendous, creative, flamboyant teacher that I have had the pleasure of knowing.

Harini Meiyappan

You’re a great teacher. You gave me heaps of great opportunities. Thank you.

Aashima Kansal

Communication, senior Engineering and Furniture Making. Murray also co-ordinated the Building and Construction course where the class, with the aid of qualified builders, have built a new classroom, laundry, storage and toilet block for Tihoi. Murray can be very proud of what the building class has achieved this year.

Murray used his previous Baseball experience to help coach and develop our Softball team and created a fun environment during the winter in Badminton. He did not just stand on the side-line, but got involved with the team. We would like to wish Murray and his family all the best for the future.

Les Miserables directed by Nick Clothier

Academic Results 2013

Outstanding NCEA Results

Our NCEA results for 2013 were the best that we have ever achieved – both in the pass rates and the quality of the overall results.



(13 compared with 17 in 2012 and 12 in 2011)


Daniel Johnson Kendal Buchanan Mathematics

Qiwen Fan Leon Chiew Mathematics

Sahil Patil Qiwen Fan Physics

Aditya Sakalkale Timothy Fletcher AS English

Jessica Chanwai Paul NewtonJackson Music

Kendal Buchanan Daniel Johnson Photography

Micayla Kim

Kim Chemistry

Youngmin Goo Music

Kate Wilkins Jordan Ogilvy Physics

Leon Chiew Cambridge AS English

Emma Walker Mathematics

Jordan Ogilvy Sahil Patil Mathematics – Level 2

Tessa Whale (*) Statistics – Level 3

Sean Vartiainen AS English

Zachary Watson AS English

Tessa Whale (*) English Chemistry Photography

Excellence Endorsments 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 all of the Achievement Standards for that particular subject.

Year 13

Level 3 Excellence Endorsements

(14 compared with 15 in 2012 and 10 in 2011)

Level 3 Centurions

Keegan Frost-Jones Antonia Anda Physical Education

Devon Kyle Accounting

Sharleen Lu

Joshua Walpole Smith

Antonia Anda

Samuel Holmes Statistics

Andrew Huang Calculus

Paul Newton-Jackson Music

Fiona Thorp Fiona Thorp French

Christopher Whiteley Joshua Walpole-Smith Chemistry

Jessica Reilly Youngmin Goo (Year 12) Statistics

Joseph Chen (Year 12) Joseph Chen (Year 12) Chemistry

Andrew Huang Physics

Hannah Clare Calculus

Youngmin Goo (Year 12) History

Peter Winkelmann

Paul Newton-Jackson

Year 11

Level 1 Excellence Endorsements

(29 compared with 7 in 2012 and 10 in 2011)

Level 1 Centurions

Stefan Andreef Hugo Brown IGCSE Chemistry

Marcus Ground Mathematics

Nonthiwat Seehamart Physics

Anthony ChilcottParker Biology

Connor Gyde Josie Butcher (*) Geography

Nicholas Simpson History

Jack Davies Mathematics

Chris Swanson Science

Reed Fisher Jack Davies Accounting

Stephen Joe Physical Education

Michael Torrance Tully Dickson (#) IGCSE Global Perspectives

Kinneir Groube Reed Fisher IGCSE Chemistry

Daniel Davis Blair Foster (#) IGCSE Global Perspectives

Bethany Langton Andrei Gavrilov Science

Lara Wilson Kinneir Groube Agriculture/Horticulture

Tobias Dean Marcus Ground Economics

Zoe Lapwood IGCSE English

Harini Meiyappan Chemistry

Ben Dobbe Mathematics

Lachlan Lee Physics

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rates for National Certificate
Level 3 93% (86%
Tertiary Entry (UE) 91% (86% in 2012, 79% in 2011) (21% above
National Average) Level 2 97% (91% in 2012, 89% in 2011) (13% above the National Average) Level 1 96% (94% in 2012, 90% in 2011) (15% above the National Average)
in 2012, 83% in 2011)
above the National Average)
Certificate Endorsements 2013 St Paul’s 2013 National 2013 St Paul’s 2012 L1 Excellence 14% 17% 6% L1 Merit 46% 35% 46% L2 Excellence 11% 13% 12% L2 Merit 29% 27% 31% L3 Excellence 11% 11% 11% L3 Merit 35% 28% 25%
Level 2 Excellence Endorsements
2 Centurions

Year 11

Level 1 Excellence Endorsements

(29 compared with 7 in 2012 and 10 in 2011)

Level 1 Centurions

Simon Morbey Ciara Gyde (*) Visual Art

Hugo Brown Connor Gyde IGCSE Mathematics

Kieran Hitchcock Kieran Hitchcock

Josie Butcher (*)

IGCSE Chemistry


Isabel Hulme (*) Physics

Top Scholars NCEA and Cambridge Centurions

Individual Outstanding Performance (5 subjects) GPA

Year 13 Joseph Chen 99%

Year 12 Tessa Whale 100%

Year 11 Josie Butcher 99%

Cambridge Examination Results 2013

Our results in the IGCSE (Year 11) and AS (Year 12) examinations were just as outstanding as for NCEA.

Vada HockenhullJamieson (*)

Ciara Gyde (*) Vada HockenhullJamieson (*)

Daniel Sarikaya (*) Timothy HusbandDravitzki



IGCSE Physics

Lucy Shilston (*) Kai-Wen (Kevin) Hwang Art

Stephen Joe IGCSE Mathematics

Jaime King Digital Technology

Bethany Langton

IGCSE Chemistry

English Mathematics


Preliminary analysis indicates that 42 (or 23%) students achieved an ‘A*’ (i.e. 90% and above) compared with 14 in 2012 and 26 in 2011. While 40% gained 80% or better and 98% passed their IGCSE examinations.

Top performances were achieved in:

AS English

Four students gained an A grade (80% or better). They were Jordan Ogilvy (98%), Zachary Watson (85%), Timothy Fletcher (81%) and Sean Vartiainen (80%).

AS Mathematics

One student gained an A grade (80% or better). He was Jordan Ogilvy (90%).

IGCSE Biology

13 of the students (i.e. 100%) gained a mark greater than 50%. One gained an ‘A*’. He was Hugo Brown (93%) and three grades of ‘A’ or better.

Lachlan Lee

Harini Meiyappan


IGCSE Chemistry

IGCSE Chemistry

English Mathematics

Simon Morbey Physical Education

James Morritt

IGCSE Mathematics

Natasha Peiris IGCSE Chemistry

Jack Schicker Graphics

IGCSE Chemistry

IGCSE Chemistry

51 of the students gained a mark greater than 50%. 13 gained an ‘A*’ (four in both 2012 and 2011). They were Hugo Brown (98%), Marcus Ground (97%), Nonthiwat Seehamart (95%), Bethany Langton (94%), Robert Simmons (93%), Jack Schicker (93%), Reed Fisher (93%), Kieran Hitchcock (93%), Jack Davies (92%), Michael Torrance (91%), Harini Meiyappan (91%), Natasha Peiris (91%) and Lachlan Lee (90%) and 24 grades of ‘A” or better (10 in 2012 and 10 in 2011).

IGCSE English

Nonthiwat Seehamart

IGCSE Chemistry




Lucy Shilston (*) Visual Art – Level 1

Music – Level 2

Robert Simmons Mathematics

Nicholas Simpson

IGCSE Chemistry


Christopher Swanson Science

Michael Torrance

IGCSE Chemistry

English Mathematics Physics

Lara Wilson Economics


Key: (*) Student new to St Paul’s Collegiate in 2014. (#) Year 10 student when result achieved.

14 of the students (i.e. 100%) gained a mark greater than 50%. Five gained a ‘A*’ (three in 2012 and six in 2011) They were Nonthiwat Seehamart (95%), Bethany Langton (92%), Marcus Ground (91%), Michael Torrance (91%), and Harini Meiyappan (90%) and eight grades of ‘A’ or better (four in 2012 and 12 in 2011).

IGCSE Physics

46 of the students gained a mark greater than 50%. Nine gained an ‘A*’ (three in 2012 and eight in 2011). They were Hugo Brown (91%), Marcus Ground (95%), Nonthiwat Seehamart (94%), Jack Davies (92%), Bethany Langton (91%), Timothy Husband-Dravitzki (90%), Michael Torrance (90%), Matthew Fielding (90%) and Kieran Hitchcock (90%) and 21 grades of ‘A” or better (13 in 2012 and 14 in 2011).

IGCSE Mathematics

31 of the students (i.e. 100%) gained a mark greater than 50%. 12 gained an ‘A*’ (four in 2012 and six in 2011). They were Hugo Brown (96%), Marcus Ground (95%), Nonthiwat Seehamart (95%), Matthew Fielding (93%), Jack Davies (92%), Connor Gyde (92%), Kieran Hitchcock (92%), Bethany Langton (92%), Michael Torrance (91%), Stephen Joe (91%), James Morritt (91%) and Harini Meiyappan (90%) and 24 grades of ‘A’ or better (14 in 2012 and 18 in 2011).

The Year 11 IGCSE results can be described as nothing short of outstanding and this, when combined with the Excellence endorsements for NCEA Level One, indicate a high quality cohort, who will almost certainly produce impressive Scholarship results in 2016. The teachers of Cambridge should be extremely proud of the results of their students – which are clearly the best, we as a school, have achieved. 100% pass rates in IGCSE Mathematics and English – 24/31 in Mathematics, 21/46 in Physics, 8/14 in English and 24/51 in Chemistry gaining ‘A’ grades or better is amazing!


Academic Results 2013

Paul Newton-Jackson – one of New Zealand’s 60 Top Scholars

11,000 students participated in the New Zealand Scholarship examinations with 2,386 achieving a Scholarship. Of these, 60 students were awarded ‘Outstanding Scholars Awards’. Our Dux and Deputy Head Boy for 2013, Paul Newton-Jackson, gained five Scholarships in last year’s examinations, of which two were Outstanding. As a result of his achievement, he has been recognised as one of the country’s top scholars and will receive $5,000 per year, for up to three years of his tertiary studies.

Christopher Whiteley (five Scholarships) and Nicholas Don (three Scholarships) will receive the ‘scholarship Award’ for gaining three or more Scholarships. This will entitle them to $2,000 per annum for three years of their Tertiary study. Single subject Scholarships of $500 per subject were awarded to candidates who got up to two Scholarships.

Scholars Ties – Level 3 2013

(gained by Level 2 student) Youngmin Goo* 88%

Scholars Ties –Level 2 2013

A total of 43 awards will be made to our 2013 Year 12 cohort.

The top ten students are listed on the right:

• Calculated using grade point average of best four subjects including English. * Denotes re-award

1 Tessa Whale

Scholars Ties – Level 1, 2013

• Calculated using grade point average of best five subjects including English and Mathematics.

A total of 66 awards will be made to our 2013 Year 11 cohort. The top ten students are listed below.

Other Year 12 (in 2013) students who were also awarded Scholars’ Ties at the academic assembly held on Monday 17th February 2014 were:

Other Year 11 (in 2013) students who were also awarded Scholars’ Ties at the academic assembly held on Monday 17th February 2014 were:

Govender* 73%

Jasper Hankins* 80% Chester Hulme 73%

Eliza Larkman 80% Hannah Lockwood-Geck* 73%

Sean Vartiainen* 80% Samuel Masterson* 72%

Evie McHugh 79% Devon Nolan 72%

Benjamin Brogden* 78% Harry Pickernell* 72%

Tobias Dean* (Year 11) 78% Divneet Bindra 71%

Sukhjit Sarai* 78% Benjamin Bowden 70%

Benjamin Clark* 77% Claudia Egan 70%

Callum Connell* 77% Kaitlyn Thompson 70%

Brielle O’Connor* 77% Mason Zhou* 70%

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93% 4
Johnson* 93% 5 Micayla Kim* 92% 6 = Emma Walker 90% 6 = Kendal Buchanan* 90% 7 = Aditya Sakalkale* 88% 7 = Youngmin Goo* 88% 8 Kate Wilkins 85% 1 Josie Butcher 99% 2 Hugo Brown 97% 3 Marcus Ground 97% 4 Nonthiwat Seehamart 96% 5 Lara Wilson 96% 6 Jack Davies 94% 7 Bethany Langton 94% 8 Vada Hockenhull-Jamieson 92% 9 Lachlan Lee 92% 10 Nicholas Simpson 92% Harini Meiyappan 91% Kerwan Rose 79% Michael Torrance 91% Meg Skilton 79% Kieran Hitchcock 90% Olivia Street 79% Lucy Shilston 90% Ciara Gyde 78% Natasha Peiris 89% Jonathan Mayer 78% Anthony Chilcott-Parker 87% Scott Mitchell 78% Matthew Fielding 87% Ariki Thomson 78% Reed Fisher 87% Aubrey Fish 77% Andrei Gavrilov 87% Connor Gyde 77% Timothy Husband-Davitzki 87% Matthew Hill 77% Christopher Swanson 87% Samuel Lockwood-Geck 77% Kinneir Groube 86% Zoe Smith 77% Stephen Joe 86% James Morritt 76% Zoe Lapwood 86% Amrit Rai 76% Henry Wills 86% Caitlin Johnston 76% Andrew Finlayson 83% Jaime King 75% Dean George 82% Keaton Myburgh 74% Jack Schicker 82% James Ashenden 73% Stefan Andreef 81% Seton Mason 73% Georgia Burke 81% Junting Wei 73% Benjamin Dobbe 81% Marc Bradford 71% Robert Simmons 81% Tom Brown 71% Charles Christey 80% Sam Goodey 71% Daniel Davis 80% Ethan Kimpton 71% Simon Morbey 80% Scott Spence 71% Brianna O’Donoghue 80% Hamish Black 70% Conor Shalloe 80% Thomas Hislop 70% Ryan van Straalen 80% Poonnasint Pattanakulchai 70% Daniel Zhuang 85% Cameron Downey* 76% Isobel Hulme 84% Dylan Wallbank* 76% Elizabeth Main* 83% Timothy Fletcher* 75% Qiwen Fan 82% Anthony Sauni 75% Thomas Harsant* 82% Zachary Watson* 75% Christopher Chilcott-Parker* 80% Loren Morse* 74% Taylor Deakin* 80% Hemashri
2 Sahil Patil*
3 Jordan Ogilvy*
4 = Jessica Chanwai*
= Daniel

2013 Scholarship Results – Impressive

Our students gained 31 scholarships, including five outstanding scholarships (i.e. 2012 - 43 with 14 outstanding and 2011 - 37 with four outstanding). Paul Newton-Jackson and Christopher Whiteley gained five Scholarship passes each. Paul qualified for an Outstanding Scholars Award which means he was in the top 60 students in New Zealand, and he will receive $5000 per year for three years for his University studies. Congratulations to the following students:

Paul Newton Jackson

Chemistry (Outstanding), Physics (Outstanding), English, Calculus and Music

Christopher Whiteley Chemistry Physics English Calculus Statistics

Hannah Clare Chemistry English

Mark Davis

Earth and Space Science History

Antonia Anda Accounting Physical Education

Sharleen Lu Calculus Statistics

Jessica Reilly

English (Outstanding)

Dominic Scott-Jones

English (Outstanding)

Andrew Huang Calculus (Outstanding)

Nicholas Don English Geography History

William Guest Accounting

Deanna Morse Photography

Sam Holmes Geography

Peter Winkelmann


Taylor Deakin (Year 12)


Joseph Chen (Year 12) History

Youngmin Goo (Year 12) Calculus

2014 Senior Students Secure Prestigious Undergraduate Scholarships

Sahil Patil has been offered two prestigious Scholarships; a University of Auckland Scholarship and a University of Otago, Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship.

For the University of Auckland Scholarship, 1250 applications, from talented and able students throughout New Zealand, were received. Sahil’s Scholarship will fund his tuition fees and compulsory fees for the first three years of his undergraduate programme of study, in addition to a monetary award of $5,000 per annum to help cover accommodation costs and academic mentoring in his first year of study

While for the University of Otago, the Scholarship is valued at $5,000 for the first year of study.

Our current Head Girl, Jessica Chanwai has also been offered a prestigious University of Auckland Scholarship, with the same conditions that are outlined above for Sahil.

Kendal Buchanan and Pare Gilmartin-Kara have been offered Future Leaders Scholarships to attend Lincoln University. These prestigious scholarships cover all tuition fees and recipients become part of a comprehensive leadership extension and development programme. Incidentally, Pare GilmartinKara has also been offered a Lincoln University Sporting Scholarship, which would also cover her entire fees and her participation in a specialist strength and conditioning programme.

John Penyas has been awarded a University of Waikato, Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship, which covers full fees to study at the University; personalised academic support; leading coaches/ tutors in the student’s area of expertise (i.e. academically, sporting or performing arts); leadership skills and personal development coaching and a free gym membership, up to a value of $50,000.

Emma Walker, Pare GilmartinKara and Samuel Masterson are the recipients of University of Waikato Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarships valued at $5,000.

Holly Hardie (Wintec Nursing) and Rachel Brandt (Bachelor of Teaching at Waikato) have been awarded David Johnson Memorial Scholarships valued at $6,000.


have been awarded Lincoln University Global Challenge Scholarships - First year fees.

Meanwhile, past student, Tyler Gyde has been awarded a scholarship from Six Star, worth $26,000 (i.e. full tuition fees) for his two years of study at the Queenstown Resort College.

Cameron Downey, Jasper Hankins, Daniel Johnson and Tessa Whale have all been awarded AUT Significant Student Scholarships valued at approximately $15,000 as they cover tuition fees for three years. Brogden and Renee Pigott

Prizegiving Awards

Tihoi Prizes

The Pavlovich Cup

Awarded to a student who showed real development at Tihoi – first intake.

Amit Chatrath

Murray Harington Cup

Awarded to a student who showed real development at Tihoi – second intake.

Liam Anderson

Seton Prize

Awarded to a student who was outstanding in most areas of activity, academic and others, at Tihoi – first intake.

Oliver Saunders

Mortimer Prize

Awarded to a student who was outstanding in most areas of activity, academic and others, at Tihoi – second intake.

John Richardson

Sports and Culture Awards

The Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award

Ben Clark

Sahil Patil

The Gummer Gavel

For excellence in Debating.

Taylor Deakin

The Janet Cole Cup

For excellence in the Performing Arts.

Jessica Chanwai

The Rodney Hamel Cup

For the most significant contribution to Culture.

Zoe Lapwood

The Wayne O’Brien Trophy

In recognition of all-round personal success in sport and the contribution towards others reaching their potential.

Simon Morbey

The Director of Sport Award

For the most outstanding team of the year

1st XI Cricket

(Captain: Christopher Swanson)

The Margaret Forsyth Trophy

Awarded to the most outstanding Sportswoman of the year.

Pareraukura Gilmartin-Kara

The Peter Gilbert Trophy

Awarded to the most outstanding Sportsman of the year.

Daniel Scanlon

The Cole Cup

To the most outstanding individual sportsperson.

Daniel Scanlon

The Shaw Trophy

Awarded to the House accumulating the most points over the year in the inter-house competitions.

Academic Prizes

Industry Awards - 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

Gunn (Tab) Hickmott

Jason Khatkar

Keith Thorburn

Dylan Woodhouse

Subject Prizes


Timothy Grigg


Conor Horrigan


Fergus Grant


Hugo van Cingel


Thomas Brown


Harry Forte

Physical Education

Shantanu Rawal

Social Studies

James Sandford

Te Reo Maori

Dallas Taikato

Materials Technology, Third in Subject Science

Lane Tims

Mathematics, Third in Subject


Tony Wu

Art, Second in Subject Science

Toby McDonald

Music, Third in Subject French, Third in Subject Mathematics

Yutong (David) Su

English, Mathematics, Religious Education, Science, Social Studies, Spanish, Second in Subject Drama, Third in Subject Art, Graphics

Patrick Dowd

Year 10 Industry Awards

Shaun Campbell

Sam Cooper

Josh Grindlay

Robert Morbey

Subject Prizes


Connor Edwards

Physical Education

Fergus Burke

Te Reo M aori

Oliver Saunders

Global Perspectives, Third in Subject Year English

Shay Dickson

Materials Technology, Third in Subject Graphics

Tony Peacham

Music, Third in Subject Global Perspectives

Jordan Wise

Spanish, Third in Subject Science

Daniel Wheeler

Graphics, Second in Subject Mathematics, Third in Subject Science

Jamie Brown

Social Studies, Second in Subject Global Perspectives, Third in Subject


Carne Lincoln

English, Second in Subject Drama, Social Studies

Michael Turnbull

Mathematics, Science, Spanish

Benjamin Wheeler

Drama, English, French, Music

Aidan Phillips

Year 11 Industry Awards

Tully Dickson

James Krippner

Callum McNaughton

Thomas Wilson

Subject Prizes


Thomas Yarrall

Agriculture/Horticulture (share)

Kelly Forde

Art (share)

Amy Kang

IGCSE Biology

Bunnarong (Henry) Heng

Furniture Making

Romke Hoogstra

IGCSE Physics

Craig Scott

Te Reo M aori

Rudi Grace

IGCSE English, Third in Subject

Sports Science

James Christey

Science (share), Third in Subject NCEA Mathematics

Nathan Cleaver

History, Third in Subject Biology

Helena Light

Economics, Third in Subject IGCSE Mathematics

Serena Lim-Strutt

Art (share), Third in Subject Graphics

Jack Oliver

Accounting (share), Second in Subject NCEA English

Blair Foster

Computer Studies (share), Second in Subject Spanish

Conor Fuller

Engineering, Second in Subject Furniture Making

Benjamin Negus

Computer Studies (share), Second in Subject History

Andre Ofsoski

Accounting (share), Second in Subject Economics

Sahil Patel

Geography, Second in Subject Biology

Benjamin Russell

Graphics, Second in Subject History, Third in Subject NCEA English

Michael Weir

Music (share), Second in Subject IGCSE Chemistry, Second in Subject Graphics, Second in Subject IGCSE Mathematics, Third in Subject Science

Yu-Te (Vincent) Lu

NCEA Mathematics, Sports Science

Jade Henley-Smith

Computer Studies (share), French

Aashima Kansal

Music (share), Level 2 Spanish

Katie Trigg

Agriculture/Horticulture (share), Science (share), Second in Subject Economics

Hayden Trow

IGCSE Chemistry, NCEA English, Drama, IGCSE Mathematics, Spanish, Third in Subject IGCSE Physics

Felicity Whale

Year 12

Industry Awards

Tobias Dean

James Morritt

Daniel Scanlon

Meg Skilton

Subject Prizes

Art Design

Christa Wise

Computer Studies (share)

Natasha Peiris

Earth and Space Science (share)

Tom Brown

Earth and Space Science (share)

Samuel Lockwood-Geck

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Scott Mitchell


Robert Simmons


Nelly Conway

Furniture Making

Joshua Voigt


Andrei Gavrilov

Mathematics with Statistics

Andrew Finlayson

Te Reo Maori

Hinehou Te Ua

Geography (share), Second in Subject


James Ashenden

Computer Studies (share), Third in Subject AS Mathematics

Anthony Chilcott-Parker

Computer Studies (share), Third in Subject Electronics

Jaime King

Art Photography, Third in Subject Graphics

Jack Schicker

Art Painting, Second in Subject Art Design

Kai-Wen (Kevin) Hwang

Agriculture/Horticulture, Second in Subject Agribusiness

Nicholas Simpson

French, Second in Subject Level 3

Earth and Space Science

Ariki Thomson

Geography (share), Second in Subject

Agriculture/Horticulture, Second in Subject Agribusiness

Aubrey Fish

Level 3 Sports Science (Wintec Sports Study Trophy), Second in Subject

NCEA English, Third in Subject Physics

Bethany Langton

Level 3 Mathematics with Statistics, Second in Subject Economics, Third in Subject English

Lara Wilson

Physics, Second in Subject Biology, Second in Subject Economics, Second in Subject AS Mathematics, Second in Subject Chemistry

Kieran Hitchcock

Agribusiness, Sports Science (share)

Georgia Burke

NCEA English, Sports Science (share), Third in Subject Biology

Josie Butcher

History, Music, Third in Subject Accounting

Zoe Lapwood

Drama, Media Studies, Second in Subject History

Sam Goodey

Accounting, Mathematics with Calculus, Sports Science (share)

Jack Davies

AS English, AS Mathematics, Level

3 History (share), Second in Subject Chemistry

Nonthiwat Seehamart

Biology, Chemistry, Economics, Level

3 Mathematics with Calculus, Level

3 Physics

Hugo Brown

Year 13

Graduated with Honours Certificates

Industry Awards

Jasper Hankins

Hannah Lockwood-Geck

Devon Nolan

Jordan Ogilvy

Subject Prizes Biology

Jessica Chanwai

Classical Studies (share)

Aditya Sakalkale

Automotive Engineering

Callum Connell


Sean Vartiainen

Geography (Waikato Geographical Society Trophy)

Christopher Chilcott-Parker

Music, Third in Subject Computer Studies

Jeremy Doneghue

History (share), Third in Subject

Classical Studies

Timothy Fletcher

Economics, Second in Subject Physics

Youngmin Goo

Construction, Second in Subject Automotive Engineering

James Ingham

Drama, Second in Subject Art History

Evie McHugh

Te Reo M aori, Second in Subject Agribusiness

Brielle O’Connor

Art Design, Third in Subject Graphics

Harry Pickernell

Computer Studies (share), Third in Subject Classical Studies, Third in Subject Media Studies

Zachary Watson

Graphics, Second in Subject Art Design, Second in Subject Art History

Daniel Johnson

Chemistry (share), Third in Subject Biology, Third in Subject History, Third in Subject Mathematics with Statistics

Emma Walker

Chemistry (share), Second in Subject Biology, Third in Subject Geography, Third in Subject Physics

Sahil Patil

Classical Studies (share), Computer Studies (share), Third in Subject History

Taylor Deakin

Agriculture/Horticulture, Agribusiness (PW Johnstone Memorial Trophy), Third in Subject Earth and Space Science

Elizabeth Main

Accounting, Mathematics with Statistics (share), Second in Subject Agribusiness, Third in Subject Economics

Kate Wilkins

Art Photography, Art History, Media Studies, Third in Subject Chemistry

Tessa Whale

Scholarship Winners

David Johnstone

Charitable Trust

Scholarship for Tertiary Study

Rachel Brandt

David Johnstone

Charitable Trust

Scholarship for Tertiary Study

Holly Hardie

University of Lincoln

Global Challenges Scholarship

Renee Piggott

University of Lincoln

Future Leaders Scholarship

Kendal Buchanan

University of Lincoln

Sporting Scholarship

Pareraukura Gilmartin-Kara

AUT University

Significant Student Scholarship

Cameron Downey

AUT University

Significant Student Scholarship

Jasper Hankins

AUT University

Significant Student Scholarship

Daniel Johnson

AUT University

Significant Student Scholarship

Tessa Whale

University of Auckland

Faculty of Science – Entry Level

Undergraduate Scholarship

Jordan Ogilvy

University of Auckland

University of Auckland Scholarship

Jessica Chanwai

University of Auckland

University of Auckland Scholarship

Sahil Patil

University of Waikato

Vice-Chancellor’s Academic Excellence School Leaver Scholarship

Emma Walker

University of Waikato

Vice-Chancellor’s Academic Excellence School Leaver Scholarship

Samuel Masterson

University of Waikato

Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship

John Penyas

Special Prizes

John van Grootel

Memorial Trophy

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.

Millar Groube

International Relations Prize

Awarded to the student who has contributed most positively to fostering international relations in the School.

Youngmin Goo

Te Reo Trophy

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.

Brielle O’Connor

Short Story

Awarded for the most outstanding piece of writing produced by a student during the school year.

Timothy Husband-Dravitzki

Beckett Prize for Literature

Awarded to the student who excelled in the study of Literature in Level 3 English.

Hugo Brown

Senior Oratory Prize

Awarded for the most outstanding public speaker in the School student body.

Jasper Hankins

The Photo Life Studios

Graphics Art Award

For excellence in Graphics and Art Design. We acknowledge the generous donation of this prize from Photolife studios.

Daniel Johnson

David Harries Memorial Trophy

Awarded to the most outstanding Graphics student in the School, across all levels.

Daniel Johnson

Mike Powell Memorial Trophy

Awarded to the student who displays the most outstanding craftsmanship in the School, across all levels.

Joshua Voigt

St Paul’s Graphics and Technology Department

Waikato Master Builder’s Award

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.

James Ingham

The Thornton Gallery Trophy

Awarded to the most promising artist at St Paul’s who will continue in the Arts.

Cameron Downey

Harry Pickernell

New Era ICT Cup

Awarded to a member of the iTeam who has displayed dedication and commitment to ICT support.

Giovanni Glendining


Prizegiving Awards

Kaueranga Plaque

Awarded to the student who has excelled in the area of Practical Science.

Lucy Shilston

Deloitte Prize

Awarded to the top student in the Business Sciences area who is continuing with his/her study of the Economic Sciences at University

Kate Wilkins

St Paul’s Parents’ Association Scholarship

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.

Dean Fullerton

St Paul’s Award for Year 9

Awarded to the top Year 9 student who has excelled in all areas of school life, academics, sport, culture and leadership.

Patrick Dowd

St Paul’s Award for Year 11 and the HaylettPetty Memorial Trophy

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 by the Oliver family and is dedicated to the memory of former staff member, Paul HaylettPetty.

Felicity Whale

St Paul’s Award for Year 12 and the John Oehley Cup

Awarded to the top academic Year 12 student who has excelled in all areas of school life, academics, sport, culture and leadership.

Zoe Lapwood

Headmaster’s Prizes

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.

Christopher Chilcott-Parker

Cameron Downey

Pareraukura Gilmartin-Kara

Timothy Fletcher

Jasper Hankins

Thomas Harsant

Elizabeth Main

Hamish Te Whare

BNZ Awards

Awarded to Year 13 students who have excelled academically and/ or in leadership, sport and cultural areas.

Taylor Deakin

Youngmin Goo

Sahil Patil

Emma Walker

de Jong Trophy

Awarded to the student who has put in a really consistent effort in all areas of school life. Someone who always gives of their best in everything they do.

Kendal Buchanan

The Luman Family Trophy

Awarded in recognition of outstanding leadership both inside and outside of the classroom.

Daniel Johnson

The Fitchett Trophy

Awarded to the most outstanding female leader in the school.

Loren Morse

Andrea Jean Jenkins

Cup for the Head Girl

Awarded to the Head Girl for her outstanding leadership and commitment in all areas of school life.

Jessica Chanwai

Leggatt Prize & Old Collegians’ Trophy for the Head Boy

Awarded to the Head Boy for his outstanding leadership and commitment in all areas of school life.

Aditya Sakalkale

Galatians Trophy

Awarded to the student who in the opinion of the staff, displays the following qualities: patience, kindness, faithfulness, humility and self-control - a decent young man or woman who has proven to be an excellent and influential citizen by the strength of their character.

Taylor Deakin

Seavill Cup

Awarded to the student who has contributed most to the school in a wide variety of activities.

John Penyas

The Evan McCulloch Trophy for Proxime Accessit

Youngmin Goo

Katrina L Ward Cup for Dux of the School

Tessa Whale

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Sahil Patil Youngmin Goo Jessica Chanwai Friends and prizes Jasper Hankins Lane Tims Dean Fullerton
Kendal Buchannan Taylor Deakin Shay and Tully Dickson Tihoi Best Boys Daniel Johnson Conor Horrigan Cameron Downey Patrick Dowd Headmaster with Head Students Josh Grindley Chris and Anthony Chilcott-Parker Tessa and Fizzi Whale Aashima Kansal Elizabeth Main James Ashendon Kate Wilkins Amit Chatrath Michael Turnbull Bethany Langton Harry Pickernell Aditya Sakalkale Jack Davies Zoe Lapwood Thomas Brown

Board of Trustees and Staff

Board of Trustees

GA Brown (Chairman)

JH Jackson (Deputy Chairman)

PJ Morgan, QC

SK Wootton

AD Johnson

RM Ludbrook

Dr KB Morris

JM Reeves

Rev. AWL Hedge (until September)

Very Rev. PA Rickman (from September)

RJ Mandeno (from November)

MJ Smith (from November)


GW Lander, BA Auckland, DipSchMan, DipTchg

Senior Faculty

Deputy Headmaster

AP Robson, BSc(Tech) Waikato, PG Dip Ed

Leadership, Dip Tchg

Assistant Headmaster, Senior School

PG Hampton, MEd, BSc Waikato, DipTchg

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, DipTchg, TTC


Rev. CR Luccock, BA(Hons) Simon Fraser, MDiv VST

Guidance Counselor

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

Assistant Careers Advisor

JA Oehley, BSc Wits, DipCom, TTHD, GradCertCareerCouns


Clark M Markham

Fitchett GJ Henley-Smith

Hall PJ Wilson

Hamilton IS Campbell








Heads of Department

Teaching Staff

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

M Badenhorst, BA(Hons) Free State

RG Bell, BEd Waikato, DipTchg

HM Bradford, BA Massey, DipTchg

IS Campbell, BA Otago, DipTchg

PA Clement, AdvTradeCert, DipTchg

NE Clothier, BEd Waikato, DipPerfArts

CA Coates, BFA Auckland, DipTchg

JJ Coley, BA Waikato, DipEd

FJ Cowan, BMus Victoria, DipTchg, LTCL

AJ Dela Rue, BMS(Hons), MMS(Dist) Waikato, GradDipTchg

RM Don, BA Canterbury, DipTchg

LM Elliott, BTchg Waikato, DipEd, TTC

M Flint, BEd(Hons) Derby, PGDipMusicEd(Dist), ALCM(TD), AVCM

CJ Foot, BSc(Hons) UCT

ADR Gibbs, BEd Massey, DipSchMan, DipTchg

PC Gilbert, DipSR, DipTchg, TTC

MP Groom, BEd Waikato

BP Hansen, BA Auckland, PGDipELT, GradDipTchg

CM Hardman, BTchg, BSL Waikato

TE Harfoot, BA Waikato, GradDipTchg

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, GradDipTchg

GL Judkins, BSc(Hons) Montana State, DipTchg

CJ Lewis, BEd South Africa

H Lewis, BEd South Africa

KL Lilley, BEng(Hons) Loughborough, PGCE



Performance FJ Cowan

JJ Lock, BSc(Hons) Pretoria, HDE

Rev. CR Luccock, BA(Hons) Simon Fraser, MDiv VST

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ADR Gibbs
J Rowlands
JJ Lock
Administrator AJ Constable
Biology RG Bell
and Guidance GJ Henley-Smith
DD Smith Commerce MP Holmes Drama NE Clothier English JJ Coley Geography CI Morton History/ Social Studies DH Williams Instrumental Music M Flint Library AJ Constable LRU AJ Tharratt Mathematics GL Judkins Physical Education CM Hardman Physics DW Sole Religious Studies Rev. CR Luccock Science KB Hogg Second Languages RJC Aldridge Technology & Graphics AD Harries Visual Arts KL

M Markham, BA Auckland, DipTchg

RR McCarthy, BPhEd Otago, GradDipTchg

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

L Morgan, BSocSc Waikato, DipTchg

CI Morton, BA Massey, DipTchg

NW Muirhead, HDE, FDE

HA Munn, BSc Massey, GradDipTchg

C Neethling, BEd(Hons) Johannesburg

AS Reid, BBS Massey, GradDipTchg

I Rudkin, BTechEd(Hons) Glasgow

KL Saunders, BDes Victoria, DipTchg

MJ Silver, BEd Charles Sturt, Master Aeronautical Metalworker RNZAF, TradeCert

MC Simmonds, BEng(Hons), PhD Salford, GradDipTchg

DD Smith, BSc(Tech) Waikato, DipTchg

DW Sole, BA Massey, DipTchg

HI Tamihana, BA Canterbury, DipTchg

AJ Tharratt, BA South Africa, MEd(Psych)

Massey, PGDipSNRT, DSE, HDE, DipTchg

B van Meygaarden, BSc, MSc Auckland, DipTchg

AL Visagie, BSc Potchefstroom, HDE

SB Ward, BSc(Tech) Waikato, GradDipTchg

DH Williams, BA Canterbury, DipTchg

PJ Wilson, BEd Waikato, DipTchg

Teacher Aides

MS Foulds, MLIS Dublin, BSc Auckland, DipTchg

SV Langton, ASCON (UK)

K Johnson, DipTchg, ATCL, DTM

Hornsby Library

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

JM Clark (Assistant)

Tihoi Staff

C Wynn, BPRMgt, DipTchg, NZOIA (Director)

C Smith, BPRMgt, DipTchg, PGDipEd (Director)

C Walker, DipOL, NZOIA (Chief Instructor)

C Findley, BPRMgt, DipTchg, DipTMgt, PGCertEd, NZOIA

D Firth, BEd, DipTchg, NZOIA

H McDonald, BA(Hons), DipTchg, NZOIA

S Goodwin, BA(Hons), DipTchg, NZOIA

S Tukerangi, DipSR, NZOIA

K Chandler, DipOLG, NZOIA


J Frost (Reception)

G Pasco (Chef)

Management and Administration

Business Manager

P Welham, BCom, BCompt(Hons) Administration Support

D Chapman (Reception)

S O’Keefe (Accounts Payable)

P Nicholls, BCompt, AIMTA (Accountant)

K Rice (Accounts Receivable)

Director of Marketing and Development

M Smith, AdvCertGraphicDesign, DipPR Communication and Marketing Executive

K Pickering, BComm(PR), DipEvents Marketing Support

W Cameron, BSocSc, MMS, DipCom (Facilities)

D McRae (Marketing Assistant)

Director of International Students

H Richardson, DipBusMan

Administration Staff

S Koopman (Manager, School Shop)

R Porteous (Resource Manager)

J Purvis (Headmaster’s PA)

D Shalloe (Management Secretary)

T Ure (Academic Secretary)

ICT Staff

S Ward, BSc(Tech), GradDipTchg

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

Health Clinic Staff

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

J Williams, RN, RM (School Nurse)

Support Staff

R Keene, NZCE (Science Technician)

L Morris (Matron, Clark House)

B McCarthy (Matron, Sargood House)

G Thompson (Matron, Williams House)

M Benefield

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/Barber Shop)

A Hepburn (Strings)

R Griffiths-Hughes (Organ)

P Trenwith (Banjo/Blue Grass Band)

C Tsao (Piano)

Facilities Management

M Robinson, BBus (Site Manager)

C Warner (Executive Chef, Alliance Catering)

Old Collegians Executive Officer

D McRae


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International Centre

This week we held our International Student End of Year dinner at a local Japanese Teppanyaki restaurant to celebrate the year, to wish our students the best of luck with their examinations and to farewell the 8 students who will be leaving us. The evening was full of fun and in addition to our students we were also joined by some of our host families and Guardians.

In reflection the year has been once again busy. Our international Prefect Youngmin Goo has been outstanding with his support of the students and our International Centre initiatives. Devon Nolan joined us half way through the year. Devon has been a very welcome addition to the team. We have really enjoyed working with them both.

Our 9 International Student Representatives have performed an important role liaising both with students and staff. They also showed great enthusiasm organising activities for International Week.

Aside from all the regular day to day school activities we have also organised day trips for the students. Daytona has been popular as well as the Indoor trampoline park. The

Race Relations Day celebrations of a fish and chip lunch and international quiz attracted a large number of students this year.

Our road trip to Tihoi each term with students in tow is always a fun day. For those that join the school after Year 10 it is important that they also have the opportunity to experience Tihoi and its amazing facilities at least for a day. When you have come from a city with millions of people, Tihoi is at the end of the spectrum for them. We have also had the pleasure of inviting some of the international students at Southwell to join us.

A group of students from Yahata High School and an accompanying teacher visited St Paul’s for the second year. They joined in classroom activities, visited local attractions and made some firm friends by the end of the week. Hokey Pokey ice-cream was a real hit at their Farewell function.

International Week was once again a week of diversity, culture, music and food. Our International students prepared some traditional food from their own country which they sold during a morning break, with all of the proceeds being donated to the Outreach Programme. One of the highlights of the week was Amber Zhang performing her ‘Changing Face’ dance and the school was entertained by the Korean Students from Hillcrest High School in their beautiful dance costumes.

A number of our students participated in a panel discussion organised by the China Friendship Society along with students

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from 3 other local high schools. The topic was “The challenges faced by international students that elect to study in NZ”. Our students were very honest with their comments and it was refreshing to hear only positive feedback regarding their experiences at St Paul’s.

Academically the students have done extremely well. 2013 finished with all of our International students passing their respective NCEA level they were sitting. Results to date are extremely high and we are hopeful for a similar result this year. Our ESOL teacher Mrs Lee Elliott works closely with other teachers to ensure our students are coping in all subject areas and does an amazing job helping the students to feel a part of the school and developing their language skills.

The Oral Communication programme was popular with all the students that elected to participate passing with either a Merit or Distinction endorsement. This is a wonderful achievement for second language speakers.

A number of our senior international students attended the school ball at the end of term 3. What a handsome group of young people.

During my travels this year I have met with a number of the students’ parents. This has been a real privilege, I have been warmly welcomed and often family discussions give me great insight and understanding of the student and their background to ensure we are doing the very best to support them in their studies.

I was joined on my trip to Thailand by the Headmaster Mr Grant Lander and also the Headmaster of Southwell School Mr Royce Helm. Although the trip was brief we had an opportunity to meet with a number of parents, conduct agent visits and host a Reception for our Alumni and prospective families. We hope to welcome more Thai students to both schools in the future.

Our Homestay families and Guardians have done a wonderful job of supporting the school and our students for another year. I thank you for your time, effort and often generous amounts of patience. Including a student into your family and home is most generous and the care and commitment that you provide is often critical to our students and their happiness.

We have been fortunate to have Marg Benefield join the department in the capacity of part time Homestay Co-ordinator. Marg works 10 hours per week during school term and has done a great job of organising families for our students.

As the end of the year draws closer we know it will be time say good bye to a few of our students. Some people come into our lives for a short time and others come and leave footprints on our hearts. It is always sad to say goodbye as these young people become a part of our St Paul’s family, however we know that they will carry on learning and we look forward to hearing about their achievement in the future.

2015 will bring new students, new families and new friendships.


Top Surgeon in USA

Aged just 38, Simon Talbot (Hamilton 1990-1994) is a Harvard graduate and leading Plastic Surgeon in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr Simon Talbot’s skills as a plastic surgeon are in great demand, largely due to the United States involvement in recent world conflicts.

“We have an unfortunate number of wounded warriors who returned from the Middle East with battleground injuries involving limbs,” Simon says.

“We continue to have multiple patients on our waiting list for limb transplantation and will no doubt be continuing this major procedure for people in the future.”

Simon Talbot is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and a leading plastic surgeon, specialising in limb transplantation, at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. His talents have seen him climb the ranks in the profession since he arrived in the USA 12 years ago. He is now the hospital’s Upper Extremity Transplant Programme Director, and an Associate Professor of the Harvard Medical School. This field is a relatively recent area of discovery in medicine.

“It is a new area of understanding and it is a privilege to learn new things and be there right at the beginning.”

“I have been fortuitous to have had many opportunities and people have put confidence in me.”

Simon’s areas of speciality are general plastic surgery, hand surgery, microsurgery and burns surgery. He is involved in some leading research work around developing devices for robotic microsurgery. He also specialises in the areas of neurologic regeneration and rehabilitation.

In June this year, Simon was at the centre of media coverage in the USA for his role as the lead surgeon in the case of a quadruple amputee having surgery to attach two arms. Simon fronted a media conference alongside his patient Will Lautzenheiser who lost all four of his limbs after a streptococcal infection ravaged his body. He explained that in arm transplants, nerves grow at a rate of about 1mm per day, so recovery takes longer when the nerves have longer to travel. The goal is to give the patient “a tremendous amount more independence, when you don’t have very much, a little is a lot.”

It was an experimental procedure which had been performed only a few times in the United States and doctors had never performed a transplant so high on the arm. It has taken years of training, mainly in the USA, for Simon get to this point in his career.

Simon left St Paul’s in 1994 and went to Auckland Medical School where he gained degrees in Medicine and Surgery. His first posting was to Tauranga Hospital where he spent 15 months becoming fully qualified as a surgeon.

In 2002, Simon headed overseas and spent just over two years in New York City. It was there he was given a job by New Zealander Murray Brennan, the Chair of Surgery at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

“It was a great time in your 20s living in New York City. It is a very cosmopolitan place. You meet a lot of people and they become your friends and contacts for life. It was a very fun place.” Looking back, he credits Dr Jonathan Koea, a surgeon in Auckland who was instrumental in guiding him into the US health system.

It was during this time Simon developed an interest in reconstructive plastic surgery, especially hand surgery, and he applied to various training programmes. He describes his acceptance into the Harvard Medical School as “partly a stroke of luck” but also due to a reference from an Australian surgeon, and now colleague, Julian Pribaz.

“He was also from the other side of the world, and realised that people from places like New Zealand have a lot to offer.”

Simon spent several years at Harvard and through this achieved his posting at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where he has been working for four years.

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He works with a team of 14 plastic surgeons. “I am privileged to lead and co-ordinate the team, composed of upwards of 12 surgeons, both procuring limbs and reattaching these to patients who have lost their limbs through trauma, infection or burns.”

“The operations involve understanding every part of upper extremity anatomy and physiology and are an intense area of plastic surgery research.”

Simon says there is growing demand for limb transplant surgery. “It is a very diverse and interesting place, there is so much going on, so many interesting things happening and so many opportunities. We are never short of work.”

Simon’s wife Dr Elizabeth Morgan, works at the same hospital as a Pathologist. He met her through a plastic surgeon flatmate while at university and they married in Florida three years ago. Due to the on call demands of his work, it is hard to maintain interests outside work. “The hours are generally pretty crazy.”

“My wife and I do very long hours and we should probably have more work life balance.” He is on call one week in every six, and has to act quickly to carry out transplants when donor parts become available.

He loves travelling to new places, he “runs quite keenly” and has a kayak “in the garage.” Travel to medical conferences has taken Simon all over the world. He says the plastic surgery fraternity is fairly small. “It is a tight professional network and an interesting bunch of people.”

Looking back on his education, Simon describes his time at St Paul’s as “an incredible time.” He credits biology teacher Kay Etheredge for kick-starting his interest in “things medical.” He says his education taught him many fundamental life skills which have helped him achieve what he has. “There is no question; it is your education which gets you there.”

While living in Hamilton, Simon attended Hillcrest Primary School and Southwell before arriving at St Paul’s in 1990.

Simon’s father Richard Talbot was a heart specialist and his mother Mary a nurse at Waikato Hospital. His parents have now retired to Nelson and Simon visits about every three years. Simon believes there are two characteristics that make Kiwis like himself a success on the international stage –tenacity and resourcefulness.

“Above just about anything else, it is both of these skills, and the ability to think on your feet. These are skills you learn at High School, fundamental values that you can’t replace.”

He also believes innovation is what sets Kiwis apart from others. “You need to find your own niche and be unique.”

He has struck Kiwis in the United States and at medical conferences abroad. “It is a very small world when you get out of New Zealand. You realise there are New Zealanders in lots of crazy places. “There are many Kiwis who have forged the way ahead of me.”

Two Generations at St Paul’s

We were lucky enough to capture this image of some of our families who represent two generations through St Paul’s Back Row: Parents: Ivan Posa (School 1966 – 1970), Ross Thompson (Sargood 1983 – 1985), Paul Hunter (Sargood 1981 – 1983), Andrew Mason (School 1982 – 1985), Trevor Walters (Williams 1970 – 1971), Roger Johnstone (Hamilton 1972 – 1975), Bill Donaldson (Hamilton 1989), Elroy Thomson (Hall 1988 – 1991), David Fish (School 1977 – 1981), Michael Porritt (Sargood 1983 – 1986) Front Row: Zach Posa, Baiden & Kaitlyn Thompson, Riley Hunter, Seton Mason, Jack Walters, Edward Johnstone, Ben Donaldson, Tamati Thomson, Ariki Thomson, Aubrey Fish, Jonathon Porritt

Parents’ Association

This year has been a fruitful year for the Parents’ Association with a number of projects receiving our investment. This started with the purchase of football team dugouts to replace the ex-hockey goal ones that had seen better days. Then we were heavily involved in the very successful Senior Art Competition which produced some excellent work. Part of the competition is that the work is retained by the PA and there has been a number of requests to display these works in areas of the school.

A large chunk of funding, as per usual, went to supporting students attending competitions at tournament week, helping with transport and accommodation costs.

Then there are the new blinds installed in the chapel. These full blackout curtains were requested by the Rev to help with students being able to see the projectors when the sun is streaming through the windows. They were purchased from Window Treatments at a heavily discounted rate. Thanks Window Treatments! We have also been looking at providing better AV opportunities for the choir as it is difficult to see what is going on from the gallery.

We have provided funding for a new video camera for the school’s sporting community to help with recording top level games for player reviews. This newer model has much better zoom quality and is linked to specific sports diagnosis software.

We have assisted sports individuals and teams providing help with the purchasing of equipment and uniforms. There was the parents’ dinner for the parents of the Year 12 and 13 boys which had 75 attend.

Once again the Parents’ Association supported the school show providing refreshments for the audience seeing ‘Joseph’.

On the fund-raising side, the coffee cart is still ticking along and has been ‘manned’ recently by the 1st XI soccer parents, who incidentally have done a marvelous job - thanks, guys! It seems that this is a great fund-raising/service-providing enterprise which is greatly under-utilised.

It has been run throughout most of the year by Eleanor and she has been fantastic in her dedication to the purpose.

The PA cattle scheme has continued to provide a high level of funding support. The mantle for this is about to be passed over from the long-standing Doneghue family to the newly arrived Palmhof family. Thanks for everything Rick and Di. You’ve been awesome, and welcome Dirk. I am sure you’re gonna be awesome. No Pressure!

Finally, if you want to be a part of the PA and help raise funds to support student success, get in touch. We are on the website!

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Great Oaks

parents would like to block their child’s account, please contact the Manager and she can organise this for you.

We also have eftpos, credit card and cash facilities. The shop is also set up to sell merchandise to the wider school community and we have a very reliable courier service that can deliver your purchases to you.

All our outdoor products stocked in the shop come highly recommended by Tihoi staff and we work closely with the instructors at 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 clothing and gear required for Tihoi. You can also view these catalogues on our website under the Shop or Tihoi tab.

Great Oaks Trading Co Ltd 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, contribution to the second portable grandstand, the cricket site screen, tables and chairs in the dining hall and sponsorship of the School’s first teams uniform every year.

The School Shop can be found on the lower level of the St Paul’s Student Centre and has experienced retail staff that have a comprehensive understanding of the required products for Tihoi, School Uniform or Stationery. Shop staff are available to answer any questions that you may have either in person, over the phone or via email.

Throughout this year we have introduced new lines in our Tihoi range from suppliers such as Ridgeline, Lowe Alpine, Marmot, Tatonka, and Hunter’s Element. We have recently introduced Hush Puppy men’s shoes both in a lace-up style and slip-on that are proving to be very popular among staff and students.

Where possible, the School Shop 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.

Students are set up with an account and are able to make purchases by charging their school account. If for some reason

We invite parents/caregivers to the shop during our opening hours and our friendly helpful staff are ready to assist you.

Opening hours

School term trading hours

Monday to Friday: 7.45am – 4.00pm

Saturday mornings (winter): 8.00am – 11.00am (Closed during some exeat weekends)

Saturday mornings (summer): 7.45am – 10.00am (Closed during some exeat weekends)

School holiday trading hours

Tuesdays and Thursdays 10.00am – 2.00pm

Closed middle week of the Term 3 holidays

January 2015

Monday to Friday: 8.00am – 4.00pm. The shop opens from 13 January 2015. No weekend trading in January unless by prior arrangement. Normal trading hours resume from Monday 26 January 2014, 7.45am – 4.00pm.

Shop: 07 957 8841

Manager DDI: 07 957 8882


www.stpauls.school.nz/page/great-oaks-trading-company St Paul’s School Shop

t/a Great Oaks Trading Co Ltd

Your Uniform, Stationery and Tihoi supplier

The School Shop stocks all of the items needed for your time at St Paul’s with a range of new and second hand uniforms, Tihoi clothing, equipment and stationery products.


Well that’s another one down then. The Shakespeare was a resounding success once again. The show was a less well known one and this was a challenge both for the performers and the audience but we all came out of it unscathed... mostly!

Thanks to everyone who has been involved in the creation of this show. Once again I couldn’t have done it without Andrea Dela Rue who makes sure that all of the actual important stuff gets done.

Also thanks to Christine Coates and the Art Club for our awesome set dressing-gorgeous as usual. Thanks!

Most of all though, thanks to the kids who, even though there are huge demands on their time, emotions and energy just because they are members of this school, turn up to rehearsals and generally have smiles on their faces even though they have dark circles around their eyes.

I sincerely hope that Shakespeare continues in the future as part of the artistic life of St Paul’s Collegiate.

Shakespeare not only gives kids an opportunity to create on a palate that has infinite opportunities for self-direction of genre and characterisation but it also gives them something really valuable…

It lets them look across the ages and see that the world is as complicated a place as it was 400 years ago when the plays of Shakespeare were written. Performing Shakespeare allows them to understand that no matter how confusing life can be, they are not alone. Even back in Elizabethan England, young and old fell in love, fell out of love, had crazy parents, and had to make really difficult decisions and all of the madness that ensues when humans interact.

It lets people know that being human isn’t new but generally things work out for the best… Unless you’re Hamlet… or Macbeth… or King Lear...

OK, not always, but usually.

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As You Like It



We have continued our short history of terrific productions at St Paul’s with a series of performances of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. It is with real pride that I look back at what the kids who attend our school have come up with again in time-frames that would startle and concern even an adult production.

We always punch above our weight when we do productions and for a school our size, we put on some amazing stuff.

Mr Cowan started preparing the students at the beginning of the year in the singing aspects of the show and they were well ahead of the game when I arrived after directing the Shakespeare.

After an intensive rehearsal period that involved the amazing expertise of our choreographer Leona Robinson, we came up with a show that, I feel, rivalled our past offerings in terms of audience accessibility and entertainment value.

Ably assisted by the students, teachers and parents behind the scenes the production team have once again presented a show that the school community can feel justifiably proud of.

Special thanks to Iain Rudkin and Christine Coates for the wonderful set and as always, Andrea Dela Rue for the entire behind the scenes magic that makes all of this possible.

When I was directing this show, I was unaware that it was going to be my last musical for St Paul’s. But now with this in mind, I wish my replacement all the best as he begins working with our creative team on whatever happens next.

Onward to the future!

Three word quotes from students involved in the show

“Truly memorable experience” Kurt Philbin

“Lots of fun” Jamie Bickford-Smith

“Joyful, happy, colourful!” Niamh Berridge

“An awesome experience!” Tully Dickson

“New! Different! Musical” Mirjam Mayer

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School Ball

The Sweet September Ball was a great success with a record number of people attending. Over 400 packed into the St Paul’s gym, decorated with giant lollipops and brightly coloured lights and balloons.

A massive effort was put in by the ball committee, led by Mrs Morgan and helped by decorator Val Glenn. We would like to thank the entire committee who spent hours making ball tickets, meeting the decorator, checking forms and keeping Mrs Morgan on her toes, without her it wouldn’t have been such a great success.

A long campaign leading up to the ball by the Williams House boys meant that Oli Clausen took out King of the Ball, with Fitchett’s Emma Walker chosen as Queen. Gordon Fullerton and Zoe Smith were our Prince and Princess and Joel Taylor and Holly Hardie our Sweetest Couple.

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Ben, Courtland, Chris, Arjun Jess and Brielle 1st XV Rugby Boys Cam, Danyon, John, Daniel, Joseph, Sahil and Divneet Holly Ho Beth and Jasper Adelle, Neethd, Pippa, Loren and Roxanne
Sweet September
Mr Lander and Eliza Prize winners Taylor, Carly and Ella Max, Abbey and Trent Year 12 Girls School Prefects Jamie and Savannah Sam and Renee Thomas and Kate Eliza and Kieran
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Neethd and Loren Jack Davies Tim and Marsh Clark House Boys Zach and Edward Tori, Claudia, Katherine Mr Lander, Jess and Aditiya Tom and Brielle Williams Boys Shneil, Crieghton, Jamie, Max,Trent, Tom, Courtland and Joel Dancefloor
Zoe and Saladin Year 12 Boys Pete, Gordon and Dean Year 13s Divnet, Sahil, Kavishay,Uday,Aditiya, Sukhjit Sargood House Savannah, Jamie, Kieran and Eliza Ben, Waikato and Wade Loren, Pete and Adele

Induction of Fellows

During 2014 three new Fellows were appointed at a Special Induction Ceremony in front of the current school. This year we celebrated the achievements of three Old Collegians, two of whom had been past Board of Trustee members of the Waikato Anglican College Trust and another who has risen to national prominence through his role in business and our country’s Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Mr John Allen

John Allen came to St Paul’s Collegiate School in 1974, having spent all of his earlier years of schooling at Southwell. He joined St Paul’s at a time when the cultural side of the School was thriving. History teacher, Mr Richard Morris had arrived at the School and founded the ’70 Club’. This was a group of Year 12 and 13 students who got together to have discussions on topical issues and to listen to and question guest speakers, aimed at making young people into thinking adults. John Allen was the group’s first Chairman. In other cultural activities, Mr Allen took a similar prominent role; playing Oliver in the musical production of Oliver and taking a lead part in many of the school productions of the time. However, one of the real high points of John’s time at St Paul’s was winning the 1977 National Secondary Schools’ Debating title. Outgoing, able to speak confidently and articulately on his feet and highly responsible, it was unsurprising that John was selected as Head of Hall House and as a full School Prefect in 1978.

John then went on to undertake Tertiary study, an LLB at the University of Victoria, where he continued his love of the cut and thrust of debating, representing the New Zealand Universities teams in both Debating and Mooting. John then joined, in 1984, as a commercial lawyer, the large and highly respected law firm of Rudd Watts and Stone, firstly as a Solicitor and Senior Associate and then in 1989 as Partner.

Rudd Watts and Stone did a lot of work for New Zealand Post and in 1994 John then took up key leadership roles in NZ Post prior to his appointment as Chief Executive Officer in 2003.

During his tenure as CEO, John led the establishment of the highly successful Kiwibank.

In July 2009, he was asked to be the Head of New Zealand Foreign Affairs – Chief Executive Officer and Secretary of Foreign Affairs and Trade - the first non-diplomat to take up this role. So, for the past five and a half years, he has been in charge of 1300 diplomats in 53 countries of the world. Dealing with New Zealand’s position on international issues such as the Russian – Ukraine conflict; the Civil War in Syria; the tension between Palestine and the Israeli’s over the Gaza Strip has been a highly stimulating and memorable experience, as has meeting world leaders such as the President of China and Barak Obama, but given the multitude of issues, people and cultures it hasn’t been without its challenges.

Mr John Allen is a highly respected New Zealander, who is currently the government’s chief advisor on Foreign and Trade policy, official development assistance, international law and diplomatic and consular issues. We have appreciated his loyalty and ongoing commitment to St Paul’s Collegiate School and believe that he very much deserves his appointment as a Fellow of our School.

Mr Greg Thompson

Mr Greg Thompson came to St Paul’s Collegiate School in 1971 from Melville Intermediate. Greg Thompson joined St Paul’s as a day boy in Hamilton House. A handy sportsman, he was selected as an age group Waikato cricket representative in the third form before changing to tennis where he regularly represented the top team as their second or third ranked player. In rugby, he largely played in the 2nd XV side, proving extremely versatile as a front rower, 2nd 5/8 and winger. In 1975, Greg was selected as Head of House for Hamilton and was made a full School Prefect. In that year, he gained an ‘A’ Bursary and passed all three of his Scholarship examinations. Greg started his Law degree at the University of Waikato, before transferring to Auckland, where he gained his LLB (Hons) in 1980 and joined the Hamilton Law firm of Stace Hammond in 1981, where he became a partner from 1983 to 1987. He then moved to Auckland to join Russell McVeagh, where he was a partner for 24 years until November 2011, when he retired. Retirement was short-lived and in April 2012, he set up a specialist property law firm under the name Thompson Blackie Biddles.

Hugely respected as a lawyer, and for his business and governance acumen, Mr Thompson has shown a strong desire to give back to St Paul’s Collegiate School.

In August 2007, he joined the Board of the Waikato Anglican College Trust. In April 2009, he was elected as its Deputy Chairman and immediately, due to the illness of Mr Philp Morgan, had to assume the role of Acting Chairman, in a most tumultuous time for our School. Calm, strategic and logical in his thinking, Greg provided important leadership at a crucial time in our School’s history.

Greg Thompson has given invaluable service to St Paul’s and his selection as a Fellow reflects the incredibly high esteem which he is held in, within our wider School community. He has made a real difference to our School and we appreciate and value Greg’s impressive input. It is a real pleasure to recognise his appointment as a Fellow of St Paul’s.

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Mr Robert Walters

Robert Walters came to St Paul’s Collegiate School from Maihiihi School in 1968. He was a reluctant addition to the St Paul’s community, with his father, Frank sending him to Boarding School in order to help Robert to develop the self-discipline and motivational tools that he felt would be so important for Robert in his later life. Robert quickly accepted that this place he had been sent to wasn’t as bad as he had first thought and he thrived on the sense of community and camaraderie of boarding life.

At the end of his fifth form year (Year 11) and after three years at St Paul’s, his father decided it was time for Robert to go out to the workforce. Frank’s philosophy was that three years of education at that time was enough and then you needed to go out and know how to work – education, was he believed, a waste of time on its own. He was a pragmatist and with another son, Trevor and also three daughters to educate. In 1970 Robert entered the workforce with what he believed were no great academic endorsements, but an ability and a real desire to learn; as well as being a well-rounded individual with a drive stronger than most to achieve.

Farming was in Robert’s blood. He initially share-milked with his brother, Trevor as partner. They then both went their own ways in business. Robert leased farms, built up his stock numbers and then in 1978 bought his first farm, eventually milking over a thousand cows a day. Robert now owns eight farms, all in the Otorohanga and Maihiihi area.

But never one to sit still, Robert diversified and also set up an agricultural contracting firm in 1989, which undertook agricultural, section and roading developments, hay and

silage work, ground work and cropping. Today, that business employs ten permanent staff, but in the high season, Robert can have up to 15 men working for him in Otorohanga, the Bay of Plenty, Taupo, Hamilton or the wider Waikato region.

When it came time for his own children’s secondary schooling, there was only one option for his boys, St Paul’s, and he saw that opportunity as a privilege and reward and he was very proud of their impressive individual and collective successes. Son, Peter Walters was Deputy Head of Williams House and a full School Prefect; Christopher was Head of Williams House and a full School Prefect; daughter Michelle was Head of Harington House and a full School Prefect; while his other daughter, Rachael was the Dux of Waikato Diocesan School for Girls, while also being a full School Prefect. Peter, Chris, Michelle and Rachael were a testimony to the superb solo parenting skills of Robert and the love and encouragement he offered to each of his children.

Robert Walters has been an amazing supporter and advocate for St Paul’s. He sent his own children to the School he had attended; has financially sponsored a number of other students to have the same opportunity as his children; for over a decade he played a key role in the governance of St Paul’s and actively worked to set it on an exciting pathway of redevelopment and growth; while more recently he has proved a crucial member of our Capital Campaign Cabinet. Robert firmly believes “that St Paul’s does not owe me as much as I owe it!” He is a humble, self-made man who has overcome adversity and exhibits many of the important traits of a “man of good character” that we strive to promote within our students.

Robert Walters has served his old school well. He has shown what hard work, drive and persistence can achieve. He clearly deserved his appointment as a Fellow of St Paul’s Collegiate School.

Grandparents Day


Good Vibrations

The Celebration of Music for 2014 was another resounding success in front of a record crowd. The show opened with the Kapahaka group under Matua Tamihana, singing a Waiata. The Big Band, directed by Ian Parsons, followed with 4 sensational numbers, the last of which, “In the Mood”, had the audience clapping and cheering.

Bethany Langton was the first of our solo singers and she performed a beautiful rendition of Adele’s “Don’t You Remember”. Jess Chanwai performed the first of her items with a Mix played on her electric violin and then Harini Meiyappan brought a sense of India to the show with a song entitled “Nila Kaigirathu”.

The next group created a real change in genre as the Blue Grass Band comprising Corban O’Connor-Harris, Sam Forte, Jasper Hankins, Michael Torrance and Alex Winkelmann, had the audience toe tapping for three numbers. Aidan Phillips sang his amazing rendition of “Close Every Door” from the Joseph production which was followed by Jonathan Mayer playing an incredible arrangement of Rock Classics on piano. Brianna O’Donoghue sang a song entitled “Change” exquisitely before Tessa and Fizzi Whale concluded the first half of the programme by mesmerising the audience with a Paraguayan folk song played beautifully on their harps.

The Concert Orchestra under the baton of Michelle Flint, opened the second half with “Simple Gifts” and “Critical Mass” both of which were received enthusiastically by the audience. Zoe Lapwood then sang one of her own compositions, “A Change” which highlighted her amazing talent. Jess Chanwai performed the second of her acts, this time playing the Summer 3rd Movement from “The Four Seasons” on violin.

For the first time on any Celebration of Music programme we had a jazz number sung. Katie Trigg captivated the audience with her performance of an Etta James number entitled “At Last”. The Collegiate Choir was next with three songs perfectly arranged by Francis Cowan.

Zoe and Katie brought their magnificent voices together as a duet singing “In his Eyes” and then the Clark House Rock Band comprising Josh Voight, Matthew Jayasuria, Robert

Simmons and Jeremy Doneghue performed the Dire Straits classic, “Sultans of Swing”. John Penyas was flawless on piano with “All of Me” and William Te Tomo demonstrated his unique voice in his rendition of the John Legend song “So High”.

The audience is still talking about the performance of Cameron Downey, Daniel Johnson and Jasper Hankins in the Grand Finale. They performed as a trio with perfect pitch and harmonies with “Stars” from “Les Miserables”.

Producer Peter Gilbert was ecstatic with the variety in the programme and the performances of all of those who took part.

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A Celebration of Music



The 2013/14 Athletics season has been another successful one for St Paul’s athletes with individual national titles being won and a winning profile in the national secondary schools relay arena being maintained.

Successes have been achieved at all levels of the sport. These successes are the result of hard work from the athletes and from the fine coaching they receive from Mr Henley-Smith and Mr Paul Wilson.

The season covered by this report started with the New Zealand Secondary School Track and Field Championships in December 2013 and finished with the North Island Secondary School Track and Field Championships in April 2014.

New Zealand Secondary Schools Track and Field and Road Championships Hamilton 2013

The New Zealand Secondary Schools Track and Field and Road Championships is an event that secondary school athletes strive to perform their best at. Athletes are competing against the best in New Zealand and our team of 19 were part of the 1450 athletes competing over the weekend. It should be noted that this is a competition that has athletes of the calibre of Olympians Nick Willis, Valerie Adams and Stuart Farquhar recorded as past title holders.

The coaches had high hopes for the St Paul’s team and a lot of effort had been put in to manage injuries and monitor training to ensure that everybody was at their best for the weekend. The results speak for themselves with three national titles, one silver and two bronze medals and numerous top ten placings achieved over the weekend.

The undoubted individual star would have to be James Hunt as he earned himself three gold and one silver medal in competition. James’ performance was recognised by him being selected for the NZ Schools paper team which provides him with a travel grant to particular athletics meetings.

The first gold James won was in the senior boys 110m hurdles where his cool composure saw him beating two more fancied hurdlers in a new personal best time. In his specialist event

Group Athletics Zone

Back Row: Joel Taylor, Petera Tapsell, Jackson Morgan, Ryan Ballantyne, James Mitchell

4th Row: Ryan Wilkins, Ben Hunter, Meg Skilton, Thomas Gordon, Creighton Winiata-Dunster, Joshua McClay, Connor Gyde, Mitchell Bailey

3rd Row: Ben McColgan, Georgia Burke, Josie Wilson, Caitlin Johnston, James Watson-Holmes, Josh Moss, Jade Henley-Smith, Adam McCarthy, Mr M. Holmes (Coach)

2nd Row: Mr P. Wilson (Coach), Danyon Fernando, Briarna Rae, Seton Mason, Daniel Scanlon, Andre Kleuskens, Jack Davies, Patrick Dowd, Lane Tims, Mr G. Henley-Smith (Coach)

Front Row: Matthew Bond, Ciara Gyde, Shane Reddy, Paris Kingston-White, Emma Walker, Josie Butcher, Tony Peacham, Teri Wathen-Smith, Jeevan Singh

the open boys 300m hurdles James ran impressively in his heat to be easily the fastest qualifier and he then backed this up with a dominant display in the final to win in another personal best time. James was then part of the senior boys 4 x 100m relay that won the national title.

The senior boys 4 x 100m relay team of Conor Crowe, Sean Henley- Smith, Tom Smith and James were the “class act” in the final, where their outstanding baton changing combined with a fantastic start from Conor and a devastating back straight from Sean saw the other teams chasing them to the finish line, with Tom crossing the line for the team almost a second faster than the second placed team. The 42.99 seconds the team ran was just 4 tenths of a second outside the national record.

James, Sean, Tom and Joel Taylor then lined up in the final of the senior boys 4 x 400m relay and once again they didn’t disappoint, finishing second to a Sacred Heart team from Auckland. Each member of our team ran their hearts out, with special mention needed to be made about the fantastic final 100m Sean ran on his leg to pull the team up from 5th to 2nd, it was truly inspirational. It should be noted that this is the 8th time in the last 10 years that we have placed in this relay.

Tom and Sean also earned individual medals at this meeting, with Sean placing 3rd in the senior boys 200m in an outstanding display of sprinting over three rounds. Tom’s 3rd placing in the senior boys 400m needs special mention also as it was an amazing effort considering he only started training properly again three weeks into term four after seriously damaging ankle ligaments in House Soccer in term three.

There was also disappointment for some athletes with Ryan Ballantyne being pipped for bronze in the junior boys’ shot put in the last round of competition. However, Ryan will have another year in the junior boys’ age group. He could well be one of the stars at next year’s Nationals, as he also placed 6th in the final of the junior boys 400m and he is a handy discus thrower. Things also didn’t go Conor Crowe’s way either in the senior boys triple jump, as he missed bronze by 3cm. The senior girls’ 4 x 100m relay team of Emma Walker, Georgia

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Burke, Meg Skilton and Laura McKenna also missed out on making the final by a 100th of a second.

There were also disappointments for our junior boy relay teams. The 4 x 400m relay team of Dillon Kelliher, Tom Yarrall, Connor Gyde and Ryan fought hard throughout their race moving in and out of medal contention throughout but unfortunately they finished 5th, less than a second behind the second placed team, which is an indication of how tight that race was. It was a fantastic effort by the boys as they left absolutely nothing in the “tank” at the end of each of their legs. The junior boys’ 4 x 100m relay team of Dillon, Jack Gordon, Connor and Tom dropped the baton which cost them a chance to progress further in the competition.

There is also a series of road races attached to this national championship and Seb Ellice and Connor Egan, both straight out of Tihoi, competed in the junior boys event over 4000m. Both boys acquitted themselves very well, with Seb placing 25th and Connor 44th.

A number of other athletes also achieved personal bests, top ten placings or reached a semi-final. This included; Emma Walker running extremely well in achieving a personal best along the way to placing 5th in her first year in the senior girls 100m hurdles; Jackson Morgan placing 7th and 8th in the junior boys shot put and discus respectively; Jack Davies 9th in a personal best time in the junior boys 3000m; Daniel Scanlon a personal best in the senior boys 800m and a semi-finalist; Dillon Kelliher a personal best in the junior boys 200m and a semi-finalist; Laura McKenna semi-finalist in the senior girls 100m; Joel Taylor a personal best in the 400m senior boys and a semi-finalist.

Zones Athletics Reports

Another successful day was had by St Paul’s Athletes at the Central Zone Athletics Championships. Eleven titles were won by our athletes and 43 athletes in total qualified for the Waikato Bay of Plenty Secondary Schools championships.

The standout performers on the day were Tom Smith 1st senior boys 100m and 200m; Emma Walker 1st 100m hurdles,1st long jump and 3rd 100m; Jade Henley-Smith 1st intermediate girls 100m and 1st 200m. All three were also part of relay teams that placed 2nd.

Other title winners on the day were Ryan Ballantyne intermediate boys 1st discus, 2nd shot put; Tyrell Martin 1st 300m open hurdles; Meg Skilton 1st senior girls triple jump,5th 800m; Daniel Ruri 1st senior boys javelin; Jack Davies 1st intermediate boys 3000m.

Waikato Bay of Plenty Secondary School Championships Athletics

The annual Waikato Bay of Plenty Secondary School Athletics Championships saw 23 athletes from the school competing. Ryan Ballantyne, even though hampered by a leg injury, once again shone in winning the intermediate boys discus and shot put.

Jade Henley-Smith completed a busy day finishing with a personal best in winning the intermediate girls 100m and also second place finishes in the 200m and 4 x 100m relay. Emma Walker was also another busy athlete winning the senior girls 100m hurdles and placing second in the long jump and fourth

in the 100m. Other title winners were Tyrell Martin in the open boys 300m hurdles, Sinead Kingston-White open girls pole vault and Lane Tims open boys pole vault. A number of minor placings were also achieved by the following St Paul’s athletes: Paris Kingston-White 2nd intermediate girls 80m hurdles, 2nd open girls pole vault, 2nd 4 x 100m; Jack Davies 2nd intermediate boys 3000m; Seton Mason 3rd open boys 300m hurdles; Ciara Gyde 3rd senior girls 800m, 4th 1500m; Sinead Kingston-White 2nd intermediate girls 4 x 100m; Lane Tims 3rd junior boys high jump; Teri Wathen- Smith 2nd intermediate girls 4 x 100m.

All athletes that have placed in the top 3 have been selected to represent Waikato Bay of Plenty at the North Island Secondary School Championships in Masterton on the first weekend of April.

Athletics New Zealand National Track and Field Championships

This meeting is the major meeting for club athletes throughout New Zealand. This year Emma Walker competed at this event in Wellington. It was a successful competition for Emma as she improved on her personal best by over half a second. This fine performance saw her place third in the Women’s Youth age group in her specialist event the 100m hurdles. This was an outstanding result for her and shows that 2014 could well be a rewarding year for her on the track.

Several of our “old boys” were prominent also with Cam French winning the senior men’s 400m hurdles and in the process edging closer to the qualification time for the Commonwealth Games. James Hunt also earned himself a silver medal in the Men’s U20 110m hurdles and Jonty Rae and Ollie Smith also placed 8th in senior men’s finals in the 400m and 1500m respectively.

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. Five of our athletes took the opportunity to represent the Waikato Bay of Plenty in Masterton at this event.

Emma Walker and Ryan Ballantyne continued their fine performances from the Waikato Bay of Plenty Secondary Schools with top 3 placings at this level. Emma was part of the Waikato Bay of Plenty Senior Girls 4 x 100m relay team that won gold - on the back of her excellent first leg; she also placed second in her favoured 100m hurdles and eighth in the 100m final. Ryan threw a competition personal best in the intermediate boys’ discus to place third against bigger and older competitors and he went one better in the shot put with a second placing.

Paris Kingston-White also had a successful weekend, placing second in the open girls pole vault and in reaching the hurdles final in the intermediate girls event. Lane Tims placed eighth in the junior boys high jump and was unable to compete in the pole vault as a result of injuring himself while high jumping. Ciara Gyde was the fifth St Paul’s athlete to compete and although she didn’t make the final of the senior girls 800m she has performed well to reach this level considering the injury problems she has had this season.



On hearing the word Aerobics the mind instantaneously pictures leg warmers, cheesy music, women in spandex and the 1980’s. But as the girls of Aerobics 2014 realized, and can assure you that there is definitely more to the artistic sport, than the common misconceptions above. Many of us girls sauntered into the pavilion on that sunny Tuesday afternoon of Term 1 expecting a relaxed and easy work out. But with Mrs. Lock around, all we got was an intense hour of mat stretches, ankle weights, and dumbbells, which I can tell you, we were not very enthused about or prepared for. On Thursdays the step boxes were brought out, along with muscle cramps, screaming, runs to Chartwell and “in coordination” at its finest. Sounds horrific right?

Well there’s where you and many of us 11 girls were wrong again… see we discovered that Aerobics was indeed a good time filled with a lot of laughter. By meeting every Thursday and Tuesday we girls formed a very strong bond interconnected by both our mutual love of the 90’s pop music Mrs. Lock brought along and our mutual hate of running. The pavilion echoed with the sounds of out of sync voices, singing the correct lyrics to every song on the CD. And I am somewhat


pleased to say that by the end of aerobics the team had in fact adopted “Candyman” by Christina Aguilera as our honorary aerobics theme song.

We all learnt that Aerobics is a testament to the cliché saying “no pain, no gain” while contemplating if the saying “if I can do it, you can do it” was fabricated by Mrs. Lock. This encouragement provided by Mrs. Lock, did in fact help the girls to push themselves to the limit, which resulted in many of us, like myself, realizing that we had muscles that we did not previously know existed. In short, aerobics is a great sport, and I encourage many of the girls to give it a go next year. But on that note, I would like to remind them to ensure they have decent sized water bottles, as aerobics provides you, amongst other things, with a new- found appreciation for cold water.

Boys’ Competition

The boys’ team has had a very successful year. We entered in Division 2 and after a rather drawn out competition, emerged the overall winners of this division and have our name engraved on the trophy for the third time. After being top in our section in the round robin, we played HBHS in the semifinals for a 6 – 2 victory. The final was against St John’s and although the doubles games were 2 - 2, when it came to the singles our boys were outstanding and we won the match 5 – 3. Players Chanon Sutharoj, Tony Jiang, Ryan Liu, Blair Wang, Alan Zheng and Ken Chang played with enthusiasm and commitment. Chanon has been our outstanding player for the year, having won every singles game.

Girls’ Competition

The girls’ team consisting of Aashima Kansal, Amelia Chu, Hazuki Yokoyama, Jessica Lin and Natasha Peiris all played with determination and spirit. They were entered in Division 2 and after ten hard-fought rounds ended up in third place. Our top girls’ player for the year is Hazuki who only lost one singles game the whole season.

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Back Row: Kayley Livingston 2nd Row: Morgan Elstob, Katie Trigg, Kinneir Groube, Maddy Elliott, Mrs Jackie Lock (Coach) Front Row: Kay Hongsakul, Sarah Kosoof, Harini Meiyappan, Christa Wise, Janna Newby Badminton Boys Back Row: Ken Chang, Ryan Liu Front Row: Chanon Sutharoj, Mrs T. Hastie (Coach), Blair Wang Absent: Tony Jiang, Poonnasint Pattanakulchai Badminton Girls Back Row: Aashima Kansal, Jessica Lin, Amelia Chu Front Row: Mrs Tess Hastie, Natasha Peiris, Hazuki Yokoyama, Ms Rose Dan


Junior Premier Basketball

The Junior Premier Basketball team competed in the local Junior Boys’ Competition at Fraser High School on Tuesday nights. The team was made up of Year 9 and 10 boys who competed against teams from Hamilton such as: St John’s College, Fraser High School, and Ngaruawahia to name a few.

The team consisted of a core group of consistent performers. In the first game of the season we had a resounding win over Fraser High School and players of the future shone: Reid Elkington had excellent vision, ball skills and controlled the tempo well. This was ably supported by Ryan Phillips, Byrun Day at the guard spots and Dylan Bartels, Callum Skelton, Luke Bryant and Max Dobbe in the forward spots. This was to be the trend against a number of teams.

The guards and forwards improved over the course of the season. They gained confidence and their fundamentals were obviously worked on outside of the scheduled practice times.

The one interschool fixture that we had this year was against Tauranga Boys’ College. The pressure that Tauranga Boys’ exerted was a real eye opener for our boys. They swarmed us defensively and made our players panic and rush their offence. The skill base that they possessed was a class above us. It was a good lesson for us and showed the team the necessary work and intensity that needs to be exerted in order to get to that level.

In the small forward position, Dylan and Max played with tenacity all season and this was matched with the return from Tihoi Intake One of Logan Jarvis and Alex Caunter. These two boys added intensity and they drove to the hoop very well. Alex made sound decisions, whilst Logan added some much needed steel to the team. In addition, they combined well with the others and fitted in seamlessly.

Over the course of the season, the group had a small number of default games, one due to a measles outbreak at Fraser High School and another game in which we did not receive notice of the competition starting. This resulted in us playing off for a spot outside the top 4.

Regardless, it is integral that all of the players, without exception, individually work on their skills over the summer. Fundamentals are essential and all the players need to spend time with dribbling programmes, passing and shooting drills. They are an enthusiastic bunch and with dedication and a promised availability to practice in the main gymnasium next year, the signs augur well for 2015.

Senior Premier Basketball

2014 saw a changing of the guard in the senior basketball program. Zico Coronel was appointed as the new head coach, and Joshua Howard was appointed as team manager. There was also a significant change in the team, as the majority of the last year’s players had finished school and moved on. Notably this year, the team had no players from year 13. This means that while the team was quite young, and still developing as a team, many of them will be returning to the programme next year. The bond developed through the season this year will be extremely beneficial in next year’s competition.

This year the team attended tournament in Tauranga. This experience could be characterised as an “eye opening experience,” especially for many of the boys who had not attended or played many minutes at this level before. Hopefully the challenge and the atmosphere were invigorating for them and will motivate them for future preparation.

Our opening game was versus an athletic Otorohonga team who featured a number of skilled dribble penetrators. This is something we found hard to deal with. The speed of the game was a big step up from the grade we play in the local Waikato competition, and this really caught the players unawares. As a consequence, we conceded many easy shots and fell behind by a massive amount. The opposition showed restraint in their playing rotations and tactics, and therefore we were able to claw back and finish the game with a respectable score line.

Next we played the vastly under rated and dangerous Hillcrest team, who had decisively upset HBHS the previous Friday and entered the tournament as a dark horse contender to qualify for nationals. Once again we struggled at the commencement of the game, however we committed to executing our “Star” Triangle and Two defence in the second half and we found success with this. We were able to post a more competitive score line than we had managed in the local competition.

The second day featured a match-up with the pool favourites Tauranga Boys’ College. We had been resoundingly beaten in the traditional, showing no ability or knowledge of how to combat extended pressure. This has been a major feature of our trainings this year. Although not perfect by any means, we

Basketball Junior Back Row: Mr Jeremy Coley (Coach), Dylan Bartels, Max Dobbe, Dr Jason McGrath (Coach) Front Row: Xavier Staheli, Alex Caunter, Logan Jarvis, Jack Malcolm, Ryan Phillips Absent: Reid Elkington, Byrun Day

were much, much better this time around. Even though we had a resounding loss, once more the score line reflected a closing of the margin from our prior encounter. Rebounding is another weakness of ours, and TBC is well positioned to exploit this with their size and athleticism. This was a decisive factor.

The second game on day two represented an opportunity to implement what we had learned in the first three games against an opponent closer to our level. Katikati featured two more accomplished players than us, one of which is a member of the New Zealand Under 17 wider selection squad, and the other is a very skilled shooter. We attempted to compete man-to-man but a 13-0 deficit to start the game reflected the difficulty we encountered in trying to do so. We changed once more to our somewhat gimmicky “Star” defence in order to limit the two stars catch and shooting opportunities. We slowly clawed our way back into the game and drew level in the final seconds of regulation. Having earned an over time period we

controlled the extra five minutes and then just held on to win by a sole point.

Day three opened with a clash with eventual quarter finalist Otumoetai who featured former NZ Under 16 representative Jack Neale amongst other good players. We found it very difficult to stop Neale, with him often scoring on double and triple coverage. Perhaps a reflection of our improvement, we were able to hang around all game and posted a respectable score line against a quality team.

The following day we played in a 4-team mini tournament to determine 17th through 20th place (22 teams attended the tournament).

The ‘semi-final’ pitted us against a quick John Paul team, whose style involves pressing full court the entire game. This is a style that does not bode well for us. Despite this, we did an exemplary job of executing press break fundamentals in the first 15 minutes of the game and built a double-digit lead. However, JPC’s pressing style is also designed to fatigue opponents and we succumbed to this late in the second quarter allowing JPC back into the game. Following a 5-minute half time break, we were once again able to extend our lead back into double figures. However, fatigue more quickly set in this time and we were unable to continue executing our plan. JPC roared back into the game in the 4th quarter and then took control, eventually winning the game.

This meant we once again faced Katikati (who had won an extra game to avoid the wooden spoon game) in a battle for 19th place. We utilised a different unusual defence to effect, saving “Star” as long as we possibly could, for it to have its greatest effect at crucial times. We played well and built a commanding lead. Katikati is a conservative defensive team and therefore we were able to control the tempo, burn clock, and then limit their scoring to finish as comfortable winners.

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Basketball Premier Back Row: Scott Spence, Kerwan Rose, Blake Phillips Front Row: Corban O'Connor-Harris, Luke Van Den Broek, Wade Paniora, Evan Morgan, Michael Scott Absent: Mr Zico Coronel (Coach), Mr Joshua Howard (Manager), Charles Christey, Jiann Huang, William Te Tomo Evan Morgan Wade Paniora Luke Bryant


It instils the value of hard work and concentration. It is very beneficial to those who lack confidence in their academic studies as chess has an undisputed intellectual pedigree. 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. Every Thursday from 3:30 to 5:00 is proper chess coaching for the more serious players. The top player in the school throughout the year was Daniel Davis with Craig Scott a close second. They both attended Hamilton Chess Club along with Darius Hasan-Stein on Tuesday evenings from 7 to 9:30 pm. The most improved player was Daniel Zhuang who was a regular at the after school Thursday training sessions. The best girl player was Hannah Lockwood-Geck who won all her games during House Chess, with Holly Ho second.

The first NZCF tournament of 2014 was the Bay of Plenty Rapid held in the Papamoa Community Centre, Mt. Maunganui on 22 February. Daniel Davis scored 3.5 out of 6 and placed first equal in the 1200 to 1500 Division. Daniel Zhuang scored 3 out of 6 and placed second in the under 1200 Division. Craig Scott scored 2.5 out of 6 and placed fourth in the under 1200 Division. Ben Chungsuvanich playing in his first ever NZCF tournament had a bye in the first round and checkmated a much older player in his final game scoring 2 out of 6 points.

The Latvian Rapid NZCF Chess Tournament was held on Saturday 15th of March in Auckland. Daniel Davis, playing in the “C” tournament (1200 – 1499), did well scoring 3.5 out of six. Daniel Zhuang also played in this tournament and scored 2 out of six. Craig Scott and Michail Andreef played in the “D” tournament (below 1200) and both did well scoring 3 out of six. This was a fantastic effort from Michail as it was his first NZCF tournament. Ben Chungsuvanich scored 2 out of six and, also playing in his first NZCF tournament, Giovanni Glendining scored 1 out of 6.

On Saturday March 8th during Open Day Simultaneous Exhibition Daniel Davis, Daniel Zhuang, Craig Scott, Michail Andreef, Ben Chungsuvanich, Tony Wu, David Su and Chase Beadle played against Alexei Kulashko, who has won the New Zealand chess championship three times. He played eighteen students at once (ten Southwell students also played) in the Student Centre, between 2:30 and 4:00 pm. This was the fourteenth year that Alexei has gone undefeated with Craig Scott being the last student to lose his game.

On Sunday 13 April fifty-six students played at SPC in the Waikato School Pupil’s Chess Tournament. Eleven students


played: Daniel Davis, Daniel Zhuang, Craig Scott, Michail Andreef, Ben Chungsuvanich, Tony Wu, David Su, Mikey Cadman, Piripi Seaman, Hassen Kadhem and Kamsan Govender. Daniel Davis won first place which was a very good effort with the best high school players in the Waikato competing.

The Tauranga Sports Exchange was played June 18 and their team of five players proved to be much stronger players than last year. Daniel Davis on the first board won all of his four games with Daniel Zhuang on second board winning three and drawing one. The final score was a narrow win to SPC 10.5 to Tauranga Boys 9.5.

The Waikato Open was held in the Student Centre 27 to 29 June. It was one of the strongest NZ Chess Federation events held this year with thirty seven competing. Nine of those playing were titled players. Games could go over four hours as time control was an hour and a half each with 30 seconds added after every move. Michail Andreef and Daniel Davis competed and gained valuable experience. Michail won one game and drew another. Daniel did very well winning his second game against a player whose rating was 574 points higher. He finished the tournament on the same score as Mr Judkins and was the 2014 winner of the William Lynn trophy for best Under 18 player.

The Waikato Interschool Chess Tournament was held 27 July at Southwell organised by Mr Judkins and his wife, with help from Hamilton Chess Club. Winners of the primary, intermediate and secondary division teams of four players qualify for the National tournament. Our teams did well gaining second and fourth in the high school division. Playing for the first team was Daniel Davis, Daniel Zhuang, Craig Scott and Michail Andreef. Daniel Davis is to be congratulated for winning all of his games on board one with Daniel Zhuang and Craig Scott only losing one game. Michail also did well only losing one game and drawing another. The second team consisted of all Y10 students Darius Hasan-Stein, Daniel Wheeler, Benjamin Wheeler and William Morrow who were at Tihoi intake one. Mr Judkins was pleased that Southwell’s intermediate team will go on to Nationals as he has helped coach those students since the beginning of the year.

The House Chess competition was held 13 September with School House first and Sargood House placing second. Third equal were Hall and Williams with fifth equal shared with Fitchett and Hamilton. Last place was Clark House.

Chess provides students with a unique means of critical thinking and logical reasoning and is a proven educational tool.
Back Row: Chase Beadle, Benjamin Wheeler, Daniel Wheeler, Craig Scott, Mr Gary Judkins (Teacher) Front Row: Jordan Wise, Michail Andreef, Daniel Davis, Tony Wu, William Morrow Absent: Ben Chungsuvanich, David Su, Daniel Zhuang


1st XI Cricket Coach: Mr Mark Bailey

It is hard to think of a more eventful, enjoyable and ultimately satisfying season than the summer season of 2013/14. In August 2013, after much research and consultation with team stakeholders, the decision was made to join the Waikato Valley Mens A grade competition. This decision was a courageous one, but ultimately, played a huge part in the highly successful season which was to follow. With umpires officiating every week, the club cricket played all season was highly competitive, hard and fair, but still allowed boys to succeed if they were good enough.

With Chris Swanson stepping up to lead the team and senior pro Kippa Fawcett providing all important support as vicecaptain, the team started the season with a hard fought loss to Cambridge with both teams scoring in excess of 200 on grass. The team then embarked on an unbeaten run of six straight matches with wins against Hinuera, Te Awamutu, Waikare, Kaipaki, Otorohanga and Te Aroha. In the final against Kaipaki, who had been missing some representative players in the round robin, St Paul’s were only able to stagger to 158 all out batting first. Kaipaki scored these relatively comfortably 5 wickets down, meaning St Paul’s were runners up in the pre Christmas Mike Cotter cup.

This was a slightly disappointing end to the stellar 1st XI careers of captain Scott Finlayson, swing bowler Josh Malpas, workhorse seamer Guy Wilkins, keeper Joel Kosoof and all rounder Jacob Robb. However, it ushered in a new dawn when exciting youngsters Tom Yarrall, Reuben Andrews and Reed Fisher joined the team, along with first season player Aditya Salkalkale for the Student Horizons T20 in Auckland in January.

There the team played outstandingly beating four top Auckland schools, St Kentigerns, Kelston Boys High School, Auckland Grammar and Westlake Boys High School in just two days, to win the title. Highlights included, Dillon Kelliher smashing 85 to help beat Auckland Grammar and new boys Tom Yarrall 56, Reuben Andrews 26 and Aditya Salkalkale 23 enabling the team to chase down a mammoth 186 against Kelston. In the final St Paul’s through Tom Harsant and Chris Swanson to name just two, fielded beautifully as Westlake were rolled for 112, with Andrews 35, Kelliher 29 and Swanson 29 not out guiding the team home six wickets down. Tom Harsant took five wickets on finals day and received the tournament bowler’s award which was an outstanding effort.

Club cricket post Christmas saw St Paul’s continue their excellent form with the only loss being to major rivals Kaipaki. During these matches, Tom Yarrall came up with an honours board performance in taking 6 for 14 from 7 against Waikare while Chris Swanson made 109 not out in the same match.

Kippa Fawcett and Dillon Kelliher produced a record stand for the 1st wicket in club matches of 163 (unbroken) against Tokoroa which this pair later broke in a stand of 170 in the final against Kaipaki. Unfortunately in that final, St Paul’s fell an agonizing 14 runs short of chasing down 267 to win against nemesis Kaipaki, meaning we again had to settle for runner up in the Waikato Valley Championship.

Traditional fixtures saw a loss to a star-studded Old Collegians side, with St Paul’s seemingly in control at 99 for 2 chasing 211, only to be destroyed by recent Old Collegian Freddy Walker who took 6 for 16 as St Paul’s made 155. The big traditional fixtures against Lindisfarne and Kings were unfortunately both rained out without a ball bowled, while matches against Rathkeale and St Peter’s both resulted in comfortable wins.

So to the Northern Districts Schools tournament in late March, where St Paul’s started with a jittery first up win over Bethlehem College where Chris Swanson 50 and Alastair Blackett 53 got St Paul’s out of early trouble and spinner Eli Spadoni in his first match took 4 for 7. Gisborne Boys’ were then out played on the back of a gutsy 98 not out by Devon Nolan and another 4 wickets to Spadoni. The match against Whangarei Boys’ was effectively a semi final with St Paul’s again batting first to post 226 for 7 with Swanson 62, Devon Nolan 54 and Alastair Blackett 32 not out the key contributors. In reply Whangarei never really threatened, posting 156 with Simon Morbey 3 for 17 the best of the bowlers.

In the final against old rivals Hamilton Boys', St Paul’s lost the toss and were in the unfamiliar position of bowling first. An ordinary opening few overs, punctuated by two key strikes by spearhead Morbey saw the match evenly poised. Chris Swanson then bowled with beautiful control to strangle the innings in taking 5 for 19. Good catching in the field by Eli Spadoni and Cam Wratt and a well taken run out by Swanson saw Boys’ High bundled out for 150. St Paul’s got off to an awful start losing two early wickets but Devon Nolan in the form of his life made a gritty 41 and Swanson fought hard for 26. Enter Alastair Blackett, who played with freedom and courage to take the game by the scruff of the neck in making a brilliant 51 not out. He was ably assisted late on by an injured Reuben Andrews who made 16 not out in tense circumstances to secure the John Guy trophy for the Northern Districts Schools championship, which qualified St Paul’s for the Gillette Cup national top six in early December 2014.

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Cricket 1st XI Back Row: Alastair Blackett, Devon Nolan, Simon Morbey, Cameron Wratt, Tom Yarrall 2nd Row: Mr Mark Bailey (Coach), Tom Harsant, Eli Spadoni, Bede Higgens, Aditya Sakalkale, Mr Garth Littlejohn (Manager) Front Row: Reed Fisher, Reuben Andrews, Chris Swanson, (Captain), Christopher Fawcett, (Vice Captain), Dillon Kelliher

This was an incredible end to an amazing season which saw St Paul’s unbeaten in all 10 fixtures against rival schools, including some very big scalps from all over Auckland and Northern Districts. The team became only the third in School history to qualify for the Gillette Cup. It had been 10 years since the last team qualified for the Gillette Cup and 9 years since St Paul’s last beat Hamilton Boys’ in the Gillette Cup.

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

Mr Garth Littlejohn

1st XI Manager and MIC Cricket

1st XI Awards for 2014

Bowling Award – Simon Morbey

Batting Award – Dillon Kelliher & Chris Swanson

Tim Smithells Cup for Fielder of the Season – Chris Swanson

Loyalty Award – Kippa Fawcett

Contribution to 1st XI Cricket – Chris Swanson

Littlejohn/Johl Cup for the Most Improved Player – Tom Yarrall

St Paul’s First Eleven Bowling 2013/2014

Honours Board Performances

Tom Yarrall 6 for 14 v Waikare

Chris Swanson 109 not out v Waikare

Congratulations to our Representative Players

Northern Districts U18 Development (2013/14)

Kippa Fawcett and Simon Morbey

Northern Districts U16 (2013/14)

Alastair Blackett

2014 Senior Secondary School Training Squads

Northern Districts Development

Kippa Fawcett

Bede Higgens

Northern Districts Emerging

Simon Morbey

Tom Yarrall

Alastair Blackett

Chris Swanson

Team Notes


Kippa Fawcett

Waikato Valley

Chris Swanson

Simon Morbey

Dillon Kelliher

Bede Higgens

Reuben Andrews

BOP Lakelands

Tom Yarrall

Alastair Blackett

Note: Aggregates for wickets and runs given below are for the summer season of 2013/14 and not the calendar year of 2014.

Chris Swanson (Captain)

Chris was the “rock” of this team once again. His all round figures of 777 runs at 38.85 per innings and 32 wickets at 12.50 were outstanding. While these figures represented the best averages in the side for batting and bowling, it was in the field where Chris showed real leadership, hurling himself about in the covers. Chris was voted fielder of the year by his peers which says more than anything else of his dedication to the cause. Chris’ personal highlight came in being named “player of the final and the tournament” at the Northern Districts Schools competition in March.

Bede bowls in the Gillette Cup A happy team after the Gillette Cup final against Waikare Tom Yarrall knocks out middle
Totals Average % Maidens Runs Per Over Best Bowling O M R W Garth Littlejohn 2 1 1 2 0.50 50.00 0.50 2 for 1 Eli Spadoni 28 7 89 9 9.89 25.00 3.18 4 for 7 Chris Swanson 108.7 23 400 32 12.50 21.16 3.68 5 for 19 Simon Morbey 197.8 23 705 49 14.39 11.63 3.56 4 for 42 Tom Yarrell 90 20 347 22 15.77 22.22 3.86 6 for 14 Scott Finlayson 21 1 89 5 17.80 4.76 4.24 2 for 11 Reuben Andrews 2.1 0 18 1 18.00 0.00 8.57 1 for 10 Josh Malpas 56 6 210 11 19.09 10.71 3.75 4 for 30 Bede Higgens 153 16 594 30 19.80 10.46 3.88 5 for 33 Tom Harsant 54.1 3 246 12 20.50 5.55 4.55 3 for 21 Alastair Blackett 61.4 5 303 14 21.64 8.14 4.93 4 for 20 Guy Wilkins 51 2 174 7 24.86 3.92 3.41 4 for 17 Devon Nolan 20 1 114 4 28.50 5.00 5.70 2 for 28 Jacob Robb 7 0 30 1 30.00 0.00 4.29 2 for 23 Kippa Fawcett 8 0 65 2 32.50 0.00 8.13 2 for 36 Cameron Wratt 116 14 537 15 35.80 12.07 4.63 3 for 26


Fawcett (Vice Captain)

After missing much of the early season due to injury, Kippa quickly re-established himself as the “sheet anchor” at the top of our batting order in making 659 runs at 31.58. Kippa worked extremely hard on his slip catching during the season and became an extremely reliable catcher taking some 20 catches behind the wicket, which was a massive confidence boost for our bowlers. Kippa used his vast experience of 1st XI cricket to provide admirable on-field support to captain Swanson, while his dressing room words were always measured and intelligent. Kippa was a deserved winner of the “loyalty” award for 2014.

Dillon Kelliher

Dillon had an outstanding season in club cricket in 2013/14 consistently getting the team off to brisk and positive starts at the top of the order. Dillon impressed many of the senior players he played, especially with his pulling and cutting of the ball. In making 777 runs at 32.38, Dillon was a joint winner of the team batting award. Dillon also provided bucket loads of energy and enthusiasm from behind the stumps, constantly geeing up the fielders with positive banter. His 18 catches and 2 stumpings are testament to his concentration and fitness.

Devon Nolan

Devon stepped up during the season to fill the troublesome number 3 batting position. While he struggled early on, his hard work and determined approach paid huge dividends in the Northern Districts Schools tournament. While Devon scored 400 runs at 19.05 during the season, 198 of those came at an average of 66 during this crucial tournament. Scores of 98 not out, 54 and 41 played vital roles in winning games against Gisborne Boys’, Whangarei Boys’ and Hamilton Boys’. Devon was also a fleet footed and sound fieldsman.

Alastair Blackett

Alastair also saved his best till the very last, with a stunning 51 not out against Hamilton Boys’ in the Northern Districts Schools final. Only playing half a season due to Tihoi, Alastair made a big all round impression with the bat scoring 364 runs at 36.4 and taking 14 wickets at 21.64. Alastair has worked hard on his fielding, to the point where he is now a reliable catcher and much more agile mover in the field. As a year 11, Alastair will play a huge part in future 1st XI cricket sides.

Aditya Salkalkale

Aditya set a partnership record with coach Mark Bailey against Hinuera early in the season and played a couple of very important knocks at the T20 tournament in Auckland. Unfortunately Aditya became ill just before the Northern Districts schools tournament and did not play. Aditya was a key member of the fielding unit, being extremely quick with a very strong throw.

Reuben Andrews

Also only playing half a season due to Tihoi, Reuben made a big impression with some destructive batting at the T20 tournament, scoring 231 runs at 21. He also showed plenty of courage when batting with a severely injured knee in the Northern Districts Schools tournament. Reuben developed his agility and confidence in the field considerably during the season, especially since he is an ex wicketkeeper.

Simon Morbey

Simon was the mainstay of our pace attack, deservedly winning the team bowling award in taking 49 wickets at 14.39. He has continued to develop his batting down the order into a hard hitting all rounder who saved the team on many occasions scoring 404 runs at 31.08. While never being the fleetest of foot in the field, Simon has worked hard on this area of his game to the point where he now has a safe pair of hands and a bullet throw.

Tom Harsant

Between Kippa Fawcett and Tom Harsant, St Paul’s fashioned a very reliable slip catching duo for the season through sheer hard work, which was crucial to the success of our bowling unit. When in the outfield, Tom was amongst the fastest and most energetic of our fielders, coming up with several run outs during the season and consistently geeing up those around him. A useful lower order bat, Tom took 12 wickets at 20.50 during the season with the undoubted highlight being the bowlers’ award at the T20 tournament in Auckland.

Bede Higgins

Bede continued to develop in his role as senior spin bowler in the side taking 30 wickets at 19.80 in only half a season. A big turner of the ball on his day, he could be relied upon to bowl long spells in the heat when needed. Bede has all the attributes necessary to become a very useful batsman and we look forward to him making a big contribution in this area in the future. Bede was one of the quickest and most agile of our fielders and continually set a high standard for others to follow.

Cameron Wratt

Cam consistently opened the bowling in the second half of the season, providing an excellent foil for attacking pace bowlers Morbey and Yarrall. In taking 15 wickets at 35.80, Cam provided the consistency and steadiness needed in a balanced bowling attack. A hard hitting lower order bat, Cam took some telling catches at crucial times late in the season show casing his safe pair of hands.

Also Played:

Reed Fisher came in late as a replacement at the T20 tournament in Auckland and kept wicket expertly. Left arm spinner Eli Spadoni debuted in the Northern Districts schools tournament at the end of the season, taking 4 wickets in each of his first two matches and looks an exciting prospect. Aubrey Fish made his debut as a fielder against Rathkeale and is yet to get a bat or bowl, but holds much future promise.

2nd XI Cricket

The 2014 season represented the first time that the St Paul’s Collegiate 2nd XI were entered into Division 1 of the Waikato Secondary Schools competition. This decision was based on the dominance the side had shown in the past two years in winning consecutive Division 2 titles and reflects the current strength and depth of St Paul’s cricket.

Aside from the team from Hamilton Boys’ High School, the St Paul’s team faced the 1st XI sides from each of the other schools represented in the competition. This step-up in the strength of the competition meant that the players had to work much harder on their individual games as weaknesses

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in techniques and application were more likely to be exploited at this level. Coaches Ian Boyle and Jason McGrath were very pleased with the commitment shown at practices throughout the season, with the players fully aware that boys from the 3rd XI were keen to perform and make their way into the side.

The side itself was as individually strong and as well balanced as any that the 2nd XI had fielded. There was a plethora of bowling options from pace through to spin and the players were under constant pressure to perform both during the games and at practice to ensure they got an opportunity at the bowling crease the following weekend. Spearheading the attack was Captain Scott Spence, who bowled with good pace and energy against the opposition openers. He regularly picked up an early wicket or two on his way to capturing 11 wickets at an excellent average of 16 for the season. The spin of Eli Spadoni also proved very effective opening the attack, eventually gaining him promotion to the 1st XI for the crucial Gillette Cup qualifiers. Other good contributors with the ball were the ever accurate Andrew Finlayson and the ever hostile Jackson Morgan, whilst Reuben Rajan and Simran Singh proved more than useful in the middle overs. Special mention goes out to Andrew Finlayson for receiving the top all-rounder award for the Division 1 competition.

Opening the batting and charged with the difficult task of blunting 1st XI opening bowling attacks, Chris Higgens and Reed Fisher did an admirable job throughout the season. Higgens went from strength to strength as the season progressed and he finished as the team’s highest aggregate run scorer, with a healthy average of 33. Aubrey Fish, Kieran Hitchcock and Reuben Rajan batted well at various times throughout the season in what was a strong middle order, which was invariably held together by the solid batting of wicketkeeper Jack Davies. Although there were many fine individual batting performances, the side was never able to consistently bat well as a team and put together a big score, as they had managed to do regularly against the weaker attacks in Division 2.

Despite the ‘drought’ that affected the region during the summer, cricket managed to be significantly affected by rain. Both of the traditional exchanges against Lindisfarne and King’s College were called off due to inclement weather and the crucial final round-robin game in Division 1 at St Peter’s was abandoned early on. This meant that St Paul’s played their semi-final away against the same opposition and although a

valiant performance was given, the team failed to make the final. However, playing off for 3rd and 4th position represented a fine achievement as it meant defeating the majority of other schools’ 1st XI teams on the way. The playoff game was tightly fought against St John’s 1st XI with a typically dogged bowling and fielding effort late in the game seeing St Paul’s through to a well-deserved 3rd placing in the competition.

The team can reflect on an excellent first foray into the Division 1 competition and with some of the players likely to gain first team honours next season, the team will be looking to build on the experience gained as the returning core of the team prepares for another successful season.

3rd XI Cricket

With cricket at St Paul’s Collegiate being exceptionally strong this year, the 3rd XI found themselves being promoted to Division 2A for the 2014 season.

The St Paul’s Collegiate 3rd XI started off the season in great fashion with convincing wins against Morrinsville 2nd XI, Cambridge 2nd XI and St John’s 2nd XI. Stand out performers in these initial games were; Bailey Read 5/15 against Morrinsville, Craig Stocker 41 runs and 5/32 against Cambridge, and Craig Stocker 4/11 against St John’s.

The three wins in the pool stages saw the St Paul’s 3rd XI make the semi-finals, where we suffered our first loss to HBHS. This meant that we had to play against St John’s 2nd XI once again, for 3rd place. We won this game by 98 runs due to Amrit Rai notching up 51 runs and Divneet Bindra 33 runs. Bailey Read once again performed well with the ball and ended up with figures of 3/11.

The 3rd XI can be proud of their efforts and, with 8 Year 11’s in the team, cricket at St Paul’s Collegiate will continue to go from strength to strength.

Colts Cricket

2014 proved to be a learning experience for the members of the Colts Cricket side this year. With a very young side the team at times struggled to play against boys older and bigger than themselves. Results did not go our way but the season was nevertheless an enjoyable one and there were many memorable individual performances. Mitchell Bailey and Dylan Bartles

Cricket 2nd XI Back Row: Aubrey Fish, Jackson Morgan 2nd Row: Jack Davies, Eli Spadoni, Simranjit Singh, Reuben Rajan, Mr Ian Boyle (Coach) Front Row: Christopher Higgens, Kieran Hitchcock, Scott Spence, Andrew Finlayson, Reed Fisher Cricket 3rd XI Back Row: Ben O’sullivan, Michael Weir 2nd Row: Mr Carl Neethling (Coach), Alex Winkelmann, Ryan Nicholson, Craig Stocker, Aidan O’Connor, Mr Colin Lewis (Coach) Front Row: Hugh Jackson, Aneil Khatkar, Divneet Bindra, Amrit Rai, Joshua McLaughlin Absent: Bailey Read

proved to be a highly successful opening pair with many 50+ opening stands. Mitchell in particular had a very successful season. As the season went on Mitchell gained more and more confidence and by the end of term one was striking the ball well. Captain Matthew Fisher bowled with gusto and was unlucky not to gain more wickets. His middle order batting was often crucial and he made several good scores when the team really needed it.

Like Mitchell, James Watson-Holmes had a very successful season with the bat and showed that he is one to watch in the future. With an excellent defence James proved to be very difficult for opposition bowlers to dislodge, much to their frustration.

On paper the season may not have been particular successful for the team but the experiences gained in playing against quality players on a weekly basis will hold the boys in good stead in the future. I wish them the best of luck and look forward to watching them progress over the coming years.

Colts Year 10 – Premier Competition 2014

This year St Paul’s Collegiate fielded two teams in the Year 10 Premier competition. A Year 10 (with 2 additional Year 9 students) and a Year 9 team. The Year 10 team finished the short season with a 5 win 2 loss record. The season started off with a nail biter against the eventual winners of the competition Matamata College. Matamata batted first and were bowled out for a measly 66 runs. Standouts with the bowling were Jeevan Singh and Luke Donaldson. However, when it came to our turn to bat, St Paul’s panicked and could only amass to total of 59 runs. This would prove to be the worst batting performance of the season as the boys learned to bat in partnerships and take full advantage of all the overs available to them. The only other loss came at the hands of HBHS Black who was simply the better team on the day. In the return game SPC turned the tables and beat HBHS Black comfortably by 4 wickets and 8 overs.

In the other games, wins were recorded against St John’s, Morrinsville, St Paul’s Year 9 and HBHS blue. Standouts included Aidan Lee (Year 9) who was handy with the ball, but proved to be an outstanding finisher with the bat. A 33 not out

against SPC Year 9 and a 43 not out against St John’s highlight the talent and temperament he possesses. Ben Johnson was new to cricket this year, but a keen eye and natural timing saw him become an effective pinch hitter at the top of the order. A 43 off 31 balls and 46 off 26 balls were Ben’s best and illustrate his destructive power with bat in hand. The most consistent player for the team was the co-captain Jamie Carlson who at one point scored consecutive fifties and had the best bowling figures of 3 for 24. Other players to shine with the ball included Tom Watson with a best of 3 for 35, James Mitchell with a best of 4 for 15 and Jeevan Singh with 5 for 22.

The boys can be happy with their season. They played consistently well, and if it was not for the batting collapse in the first game, would have finished in the top two. I’d like to thank the Gap tutor Matthew Banks for his efforts. His enthusiasm and energy were a major component in the team’s success.

Mr Robson Coach

Year 10 Black Cricket

The Year 10 Black Cricket team was entirely made up of only Year 9 cricket payers, even though we were entered into the Year 10 Premier Grade. This provided the players with an opportunity to play and experience cricket at a much higher level of intensity than what they were usually accustomed to playing. Strategically, it also prepared them for the possibility of making the Colts team at the end of the year when the majority of the Year 10 players would not be available as they would be at Tihoi.

The team had an enjoyable season that saw a number of players develop and mature into competent cricketers. The team was led by Samuel McClay. In addition, Keith Thorburn, Fergus Hunt, Alex Johnson, Matthew Spence were all excellent all-rounders, good with the bat and ball and in the field. Shantanu Rawal, George Fullerton–Smith, Harrison Phillips were our specialist bowlers. Samuel McClay and Matthew Spence were solid batsmen. John Ellis was the most improved player of the season. Thanks to Peter Hampton, Andrew Tharratt and Sam Holmes who helped coach during the week and took charge of Saturday matches; also thanks go to Hugh Barton for his coaching advice and skills. Thanks to all the

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Cricket Colts A Back Row: Jarrod Mealings, Robert Morbey 2nd Row: Mr J. Bedford (Coach), Sam Densem, Edward Sclater, Christian Neethling, Daniel Clark, Mr M. Markham (Coach) Front Row: Jamie Sandford, Dylan Bartels, Mitchell Bailey, James Watson-Holmes, Bennet Groube Absent: Matthew Fisher Cricket Colts B Back Row: Tom Watson, Ben Johnson, Hamish Tapp 2nd Row: Matthew Banks, James Mitchell, Daniel Kennedy, Mr Robson (Coach) Front Row: Rahul Manohan, Lachie Finch, Jamie Carlson, Jeevan Singh, Aidan Lee Absent: Joseph Dean

Cross Country

Waikato Bay of Plenty Secondary Schools Cross Country

This is an event that is usually held in term two but had been postponed to the second week of term three due to poor weather conditions which had flooded the original course on the original date. The term three running of the event saw it moved to Hamilton Gardens. The course designed was challenging, as a cross country course should be.

St Paul’s had 11 students competing in five races. The first to compete were the junior boys racing over 3 km with Patrick Dowd and Spencer Clayton-Greene representing the School. Patrick ran well and finished strongly to place 11th and Spencer placed 32nd in a field of 51 runners.

The next to race was Fizzi Whale in the intermediate girls age group. Fizzi ran positively to place 11th. This is a very good effort for someone so new to the sport.

The intermediate boys race was next and the team of Jack Davies, Seb Ellice, Cole Lucas and Ryan Wilkins ran extremely well to place 2nd in the teams’ competition with Jack leading the way with highest individual placing of the day in 5th closely followed by Seb 6th, Cole 8th and Ryan 10th.

Ciara Gyde was our sole representative in the senior girls race over 4km and she showed good determination to place 9th.

The final race of the day saw Hamish Black, James Wilkins and Charles Christey line up in the senior boys event over 6km. These three athletes performed superbly to win the senior boys teams title convincingly with Hamish placing 6th, James 8th and Charles 9th.

New Secondary Schools Cross Country Championships

This annual event sees up to 1,000 athletes competing across six races. It has been the proving ground for future Olympic champions and medallists including Hamish Carter, Nick Willis and Bevan Docherty. This year’s competition was held in Palmerston North.

The organisers set a fair course, but it became tougher as the day wore on as underfoot conditions became heavier and muddier and the wind grew stronger. St Paul’s had a team of 8 in Palmerston North with all but one of the team new to this event. Fields of 150 plus were the norm on the day and although we didn’t have anyone finish inside the top twenty this year all of our runners gave their best and learned a lot from the experience.

The first to compete were Patrick Dowd and Spencer ClaytonGreene in the Year 9 boys race over a distance of 3km. The race was run at a fast pace with Patrick the first of the two to finish in a placing of 67th, in a field of 170, with Spencer in 106th.

Seb Ellice then raced over 4km in the Junior Boys race. Seb gained the top individual placing on the day with a gutsy effort to finish 51st in a field of 160 starters.

For the first time in the history of the school we had a senior girls’ team compete. The teams competition requires three runners to score and scoring is determined by placings. Fizzi Whale, Ciara Gyde, Josie Butcher and Meg Skilton were the team with the best three placings to count. The girls were racing over 4km too and by the time they started the wind was really up and the mud on the course had taken over! The best place getter was Fizzi in 53rd followed closely by Josie in 60th and Ciara in 91st. Meg, although unwell, showed plenty of guts to start and do her best for the team but unfortunately for her she had to pull out after 2.5 km because she was so unwell. The team placed 15th but showed plenty of promise as a fit and healthy Meg could have easily seen the team place in the top 6 in New Zealand, which will be the goal in 2015.

The last runner to compete was Jack Davies in the senior boys 6km. The distance is basically twice that of our school cross country and it is run at a faster pace. There were 190 starters in the senior boys’ race and Jack, after an injury hampered preparation ran well to place 94th.

Mr Holmes was very impressed with the attitude and effort and is looking forward to a successful event next year, when he hopes to take this group and any other keen runners to Dunedin.

Cross Country Back Row: Oliver Goldfinch 2nd Row: Jack Davies, Josie Butcher, Tully Dickson, James Wilkins, Mr M. Holmes (Coach) Front Row: Fizzi Whale, Sebastian Ellice, Meg Skilton, Leon Chiew, Jessica Chanwai


2014 has been a great year for Cycling at St Paul’s.

The completion and opening of the Avantidrome in Cambridge has allowed a range of riders to experience track cycling, a sport New Zealand is rapidly becoming known for.

From never having been on a track bike, they are coached from complete novices to become confident with racing.

Coaching begins with an overview of a track bike – no brakes and a fixed gear, if the bike is moving you keep pedaling. After becoming comfortable with this, riders move onto the track and are taught where to be and how to move to prevent high speed crashes, all too easy with no brakes.

Riding above the blue up the steep sides of the track through corners proved no challenge, with all riders confidently following each other up the track and becoming familiar with a range of different races.

Throughout the year a number of riders completed the accreditation process, moving through the sessions and gaining the required skills for open racing. As racing leagues continue to develop, this will provide a greater depth in their ability.

On the road, a keen group of young cyclists have continued to work their way around Hamilton. With regular school training during the week and additional weekend rides and racing to strengthen riding ability and endurance, this has been a


The equestrian team of Andre Stokes, Sarah CollinsonSmith, Victoria Ware and draft rider Ayla Benseman rode at Woodhill’s Sands Cup. We are very proud of their outstanding riding and the way they support each other. It was a large competition with 55 teams running both show jumping and show hunter.

Results- placings with ribbons

Andre 2nd in the 1 metre show jumping

Andre 5th in the 1.10 metre show jumping

Sarah 3rd in the 95 show jumping

Equestrian achievements for the past season for Jackson Bovill.

1st in the Bay of Plenty Under 21 CNC105 (eventing)

3rd in the Bay of Plenty Under 21 CNC105 (eventing)

4th Puhinui International Horsetrials CNC105 (eventing)

Group Cycling

period of growth for the riders. Of note were the performance of Adam McCarthy and Logan Spaans, who travelled to Mt. Wellington for the National Secondary Schools Individual Cycling Champs in September. With this being Adam’s first Road Cycling Tour and Logan struggling with an injury, their 44th and 54th place finishes didn’t adequately reflect the potential of these riders.

2015 will bring with it the opportunities for racing on the track, and a much stronger St Paul’s presence on the road.

10th Puhinui International Horsetrial CNC1* class (eventing)

12th Kihkihi International CNC1* (eventing)

5th Waikato Elementary Dressage Winter Series

5th and 9th placing’s in North Island Secondary Schools dressage.

1st Woodhill Sands Mini ODE

Selected for Waikato team in the National Horse Trial Championships Under 21 Class (eventing)

Finished 11th in the Alltech junior rider series. (Under 18 leader board for New Zealand)

Back Row: Josie Butcher, Hayden Trow, Logan Spaans, Joshua McClay, Kendal Buchanan, Mr B. van Meygaarden (Coach) Front Row: Henry Carr, William Eyre
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Absent: Fletcher Rawlinson

Endurance Sports

Waikato Individual Triathlon Championships

The Waikato Schools Individual Triathlon Championships took place on Tuesday, 11th March at the Karapiro Domain in hot, sunny conditions. St Paul’s had four students – Matthew Bond competing in the U14 age group; Josie Butcher and Jack Davies competing in the U16s and Adam McCarthy competing in the U19 age category.

Matthew Bond performed very well to finish 5th in his race. Josie, despite being hindered by cramp during the bike leg, finished the run leg strongly to place 3rd. Jack Davies also performed very strongly on the day, despite a limited buildup, to gain the bronze medal in his race. Adam kept up with the leaders throughout his race. Showing impressive determination, he was able to move from second place at the conclusion of the bike leg to first place during the run to claim the gold medal in the U19 race.

Waikato Schools Teams Triathlon Championships

St Paul’s had three teams each consisting of three members entered in this event which was also held at the Lake Karapiro Domain one week later on Tuesday, 18th March.

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 in the boys’ race by Hamish Black, Adam McCarthy and Jack Davies. This team raced very well to gain 3rd place. In the girls’ race we were represented by Georgia Burke, Josie Butcher and Caitlin Johnston who gained a creditable 7th placing.

In the U16 age group, competitors had a 500 metre swim, a 16 kilometre bike and a 4.2 kilometre run. Our team in this category consisted of Simon Cox, Hayden Trow and Matthew Bond who also performed strongly to place 7th.

There were a large number of teams competing in this event and the standard was particularly high this year. All of our students are to be congratulated on pushing themselves to the limit to achieve the best possible result for their team.

Individual Medals

Adam McCarthy U19 1st

Josie Butcher U16 3rd

Jack Davies U16 3rd

Team Medals

Bronze U19 Boys: Hamish Black

Adam McCarthy

Jack Davies

National Schools Triathlon Championships

This event was held at Gisborne on Thursday, 27th March. St Paul’s was represented by Josie Butcher and Adam McCarthy. Josie achieved a highly creditable 20th placing in a field of 31 in the U16 Girls event while Adam had an outstanding race achieving a top 10 finish by placing 9th in the U19 Boys event.

Waikato/Bay of Plenty Schools Teams Duathlon

On Tuesday, 24th June St Paul’s had five teams participating in the regional duathlon championships. These were held at the Karapiro Domain. The event was held on a very demanding course in cool and overcast conditions. Fortunately the rain stayed away.

In the U14 age group race Patrick Dowd competed as the runner and Matthew Bond as the cyclist. Against very tough competition, they finished a highly creditable seventh. Patrick ran two legs of 2.5k each and Matthew completed a 12k bike leg.

In the U16 race, Seb Ellice and Hayden Trow placed 4th, narrowly missing out on a podium finish. Seb ran two legs of 3.5k each and Hayden cycled 16k.

In the U19 race, competitors competed over the same distances as in the U16 age group race. Meg Skilton and Josie Butcher competed very well against a large number of teams from Dio, gaining third place. In the boys’ race, Jack Davies and Adam McCarthy placed second – finishing only 14 seconds behind the winning team. Our other boys’ team, consisting of Charles Christey and Aubrey Fish, placed third which was a fantastic achievement as they were both competing in their first duathlon.

Congratulations go to all our students participating in this event who all put a huge effort into their races and performed very well against the best teams from schools throughout the Waikato and Bay of Plenty regions.

Medal Presentation

3rd in the U19 Girls Waikato/BOP Teams Duathlon

Meg Skilton and Josie Butcher

3rd in the U19 Boys Waikato/BOP Teams Duathlon

Charles Christey and Aubrey Fish

2nd in the U19 Boys Waikato/BOP Teams Duathlon

Jack Davies and Adam McCarthy

Triathlon Back Row: Jack Davies, Hayden Trow, Adam McCarthy, Mr R. Aldridge (Coach) Front Row: Georgia Burke, Josie Butcher, Caitlin Johnston Absent: Matthew Bond, Hamish Black, Simon Cox

Waikato/Bay of Plenty Individuals Duathlon Championships

On Tuesday, 5th August, St Paul’s had three students participating in this regional endurance event. 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.

Matthew Bond competed in the U14 event. His race consisted of three legs: a 2.5k run, a 12k bike and a 2.5k run. Matthew finished his race in a time of 46 minutes 33 seconds and placed 11th.

Hayden Trow 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 3.5 km run. Competing in his first duathlon, Hayden finished his race in 57 minutes 06 seconds and placed 5th.

Adam McCarthy competed in the U19 age group. The U19’s raced over the same distances as the U16’s. Adam raced consistently throughout the race and had efficient, fast transitions. Despite his best efforts, he was unable to close the narrow gap between himself and the competitor in first place. Adam completed his race in 42 minutes 51 seconds and finished in 2nd position, thereby claiming the silver medal.

U19 Adam McCarthy

2nd Silver Medal

U16 Hayden Trow 5th

U14 Matthew Bond 11th


2014 saw the resurgence of Golf as a summer sport at St Paul’s. Under the guidance of Anne Higgens, a very organised and skilled coach, a group of young men with wide ranging abilities were introduced to the importance of the ‘short game’ at their Thursday practice sessions, and learned about course etiquette and course management during their Tuesday sessions at the Horsham Downs Golf Club.

Two teams of four were entered in the Inter-Collegiate Golf Tournament held at the Hukanui Golf Club, and although not among the prize winners, both teams enjoyed the day and learned a lot about playing as a team in an Ambrose Tournament.

The students who were involved this year were: Hugh Jackson, Raj Belling, Cam Elliot, Joe Bradley-Arthur, Connor Collins, Callum Brown, Jack Gordon, Alex Johnson, Callum Jarvis-Hall, James Hay and Alberto Argonauta.

Many thanks must go to Mrs Anne Higgens (coach), Mr Rowlands (manager) and Julie from the Horsham Downs golf club for her very generous offers of help.

Tihoi to St Paul’s Relay

On Sunday the 17th April the second annual Tihoi to St Paul’s Relay took place. The Tihoi to St Paul’s Relay is a 176 km multisport relay that is competed in by the three boarding houses at St Paul’s Collegiate. Each team is made up of 12 members two of whom must be females associated to the house. The 176 km distance is broken up into 11 stages of which 3 are Road Cycling, 2 are Mountain Biking, 2 are trail running, 2 are Kayaking and the beginning and ending stages are full team runs. Other than the first and last, each stage required 2 people from each team to compete. Luckily enough for the second year running there was also a parent’s team which consisted of staff and parents of the students racing, to spice up the competition even further.

At 4:45am the teams awoke for the beginning of their 176km Journey from Tihoi to the St Paul’s Campus in Hamilton. Clark got off to a good start holding a solid lead after the first run and road cycle. However with some outstanding racing the Williams team quickly eliminated this as they took a commanding lead into the second Road Cycle. Clark never let Williams out of their sight with some impressive Kayak legs, closing the gap and then eventually overtaking them on the last Road Cycle. As fatigue began to set in in the closing stages after a long hard day, the Williams team surged ahead to take the overall victory by 30 minutes over Clark, with Sargood a further two hours behind. This was Williams’ second consecutive victory in the annual race, which will serve as motivation for the other house to end their streak next year.

Overall it was a great event and a big thanks must go to Mrs. Lillie and Mr. Markham who organised the event, along with the numerous parents who supported and competed in the events.

Final Placing’s

1st – Williams

2nd – Clark

3rd – Sargood

Simon Morbey

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1st XI Boys Football

2014 has been another memorable season for the 1st Eleven. As is the case in the fortunes of all football teams, there have been the inevitable highs and lows and it has been the profile and personality of this team that they have been able to always see adversity in a positive light and learn from it. Team chemistry and adherence to the inspirational tiki-taka of Barcelona have been in the DNA of this squad of players.

Not only have they produced noteworthy results, but have done so in a style that can only be orchestrated by a team totally in sync and believing in each other’s technical ability. The team’s style of play was honed during hours and hours of one and two-touch bouncing of the ball on the training pitch. In this context the team were seeking to create a rhythm and tempo to their play that they could take onto the pitch to win games. They certainly did this with the 3-0 opening game of the season victory over St Peter’s. Their particular style was also evident in the National Qualifier against Tauranga Boys’ High, when, in the aftermath of the game, the coach of the Tauranga team said that if we played like we did in the second half ‘…We could beat anybody.’

The style of play became encapsulated in a mathematical formula, esoterically revealed in the equation A+B =F(c ). The beautiful simplicity of this equation was at the heart of the team’s circulation of the ball and the chemistry and cohesion with which they played. The ‘F’ stands for function. All players have a function and that is underpinned by constant movement.

Finishing runner-up in the Premier Boys’ competition, as well as the creditable 18th place at the Nationals, represents a year to be proud of for this team. As previously mentioned, there was significant adversity with key players absent through injury, but this never prevented the team from achieving their objectives. That a large percentage of the team will return in 2015 is very exciting. The elusive Top Ten finish which was achieved by the 2007 team must be the inspiration for next year’s team.

Perhaps the highlight of the season for Mr Groom has to be the game against Shirley Boys’ at the Nationals. This was a game that would decide who would emerge from pool play. To say that there was no grass on the field is not hyperbole. Before the

game started there was only mud! Along with this, the field was Intermediate size as the main fields in Napier had been closed as a consequence of the inclement weather. The team would have to abandon tiki-taka and simply fight, battle and scrap to achieve their goals. Watched by Mr Lander, the team were mud-soaked Saints. They heeded the words of the coach:


The game ended 0-0 and St Paul’s progressed from their pool. Here had been a game of hoofing the ball forward, rather than playing short passing with the ball happily at their feet. They had adapted and shown their true character. The sign of a very special team!

It was the team that was the star in 2014. It was the system embodied in the equation. The team on the field was supported by assistant coach and technical consultant Richard Heraud. As an Old Collegian, his insight into the game and the players’ psychology was decisive in the decisions that facilitated such a fine season. His contribution was inestimable.

Soccer at St Paul’s is synonymous with Julie Goodwin and in 2014 her inimitable spirit is imprinted upon the successes of the team, which started with the runner-up at the Futsal Nationals in February. All the little things that make the difference over the course of a season are made to happen by this indefatigable lady. One such example was the home-made lunch that the boys had in the Temple of Bounce before a crucial National qualifier. The love in the food gave sustenance to the football family. Unsurprisingly, the required result was forthcoming. Thank you Julie!

As mentioned, 2015 already has a positive look about it. There is only infinite possibility where this team is concerned. They have the motivation! They have the inspiration. And they have the EQUATION! No other team has, nor understands this.


Football 1st XI Back Row: Samuel Lockwood-Geck, Thomas Goodwin, Matthew Fielding, Luke Goodwin, Josh Cave 2nd Row: Mr Richard Heraud (Assistant Coach), Hamish Comber, Tanakhan Turapongpipat, Tobias Dean, Reed Fisher, Mr Michael Groom (Coach) Front Row: Uday Virmani, Aditya Sakalkale, John Penyas, Harry Porritt, Sam Masterson
Team (Top 4) Total P W D L F A Diff Pts HBHS 1st XI boys 10 9 1 0 42 4 +38 28 St Paul’s 1st XI boys 10 7 0 3 21 13 +8 21 HBHS 2nd XI boys 10 4 2 4 19 16 +3 14 St Peter’s 1st XI boys 10 3 3 4 10 10 -0 12
Absent: Waikato Ball, Ben Bowden, Matthew Collier Coach: Mike Groom Manager: Julie Goodwin

National Tournament 1st XI Boys

The 1st Eleven continued their creditable and consistent performance at Nationals, by finishing 18th out of the 32 teams represented there. Over the past 7 years this is the school’s third highest placing and it was down to the determination and fighting spirit exhibited by the players over the 5 days of the tournament. 7 games are played during this time and this tests not only technique, but tenacity and the ability to overcome adversity. An encounter in mid-week with the mighty All Blacks at the Napier hot pools was a revelation. Drawing inspiration from their photo with Richie Mc Caw and interaction with other All Blacks, the team prepared for the crucial post pool round of games with an early morning haka on the beach. Lead by Waikato Ball, it was as powerful as it was impressive. Onlookers stopped and stood in awe. Stoked by the spirit of the haka, the team went on to beat Kelston 3-0 and Christ’s College 1-0. It was these two results that ensured the top 20 finish and the justifiable pride that comes from such an achievement. A narrow 2-0 loss to Auckland Grammar showed the spirit of this team and how they are able to play the very best in the country and be highly competitive. Auckland Grammar has been in the top 8 of the tournament over the past 10 years and has won it several times during this period. This group of 16 players truly defined what it means to be a team and their conduct on and off the field was exemplary. Their camaraderie off the pitch was evident in their competiveness on it. They fought for one another. They showed their style too. In the game against Nayland College the team commenced the game from kick-off with 35 passes, mesmerising the Nayland players with their tiki-taka inspired tempo and possession. This was an unforgettable tournament both on and off the pitch. The photograph the boys have with Richie McCaw is symbolic. It is symbolic, as the All Black captain embodies the pride that representation of a badge or crest requires. That the desire to fight and sacrifice for your team mates is the essence of sport. It is the essence of success. The success that these soldiers from St Paul’s achieved in Napier was down to these qualities. Whenever they look at that fantastic photograph that is what they will always be reminded of. They made their school proud. They made their coach proud. They made their supporters proud. And, without question, each one of them can be proud of themselves.

Senior Black Football

The Senior Black Football team had a very successful year in 2014. From the first training session, it became very clear to the coaches, that this team would be more than just a ‘social’ team making up numbers for the competition. Due to the high number of people enrolled in football in 2014, we had a very large squad with some very talented players—many of whom could have easily played in the Development Squad.

After winning two of our three grading games we were placed in Division 6 of the Waikato Secondary Schools Football Association (WSSFA) Competition. Due to the unavailability of several players in our first two league games, we began the season with a draw and a loss. However, there were signs of better things to come. In the draw, we played with no subs and, at times, with only 10 players, due to injury. By week three, we had found our stride and we went on to win the next 7 games in a row. Each week produced different acts of heroics from different players. Throughout the season, the players always maintained a selfless ‘team first’ attitude, with players often playing out of position to cover for injuries. Regardless of the changes we made to our squad, week after week, we would often dominate territory and possession against our opponents. In week 9, our winning streak was almost in jeopardy; however, a brilliant goal from Simran Singh in the final minute kept the streak alive and clinched the division title. In the final, week and with the Division Title already sealed, the team played its final match. Unfortunately, despite once again dominating for large stretches in the game, we could not finish our chances – partially due to stellar goalkeeping by the opposition – and the game ended in a hard fought 0-0 draw. While it was a bit of a disappointing end to an otherwise brilliant season, the boys can feel very proud for what they have accomplished this year.

In closing, we would like to thank our Captain, Alex Jackson, and all the parents who came out to support us this past year. It has been an absolute pleasure to coach this team. With many players returning next year, we look forward to watching their continued success in 2015.

Respectfully Submitted,

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Football Senior Black Back Row: Aaron Parkinson, Michael Weir, Timothy Husband-Dravitzki, Harrison Newdick, Stephen Pitts 2nd Row: Reverand Craig Luccock (Coach), Sam Tunprasert, Luke Halliwell, Pitt Srisa-An, Oliver Soar, Mr Andrew Tharratt, (Coach) Front Row: Wip Thawatchaipaisan, Divneet Bindra, Andre Ofsoski, Alex Jackson, Touch Hemmondharop Absent: Simranjit Singh, Suvarn Naidoo, Ethan Kimpton, Dennis Liu, Alberto Argonauta, Rjinder Randhawa

1st XI Girls Football Coach: Richard Collier Manager: Mike Simmonds

The first grading game was against Te Awamutu where the team recorded their first win against a premier division team since 2007, winning 6-5 in a scintillating game. The second grading game, against another premier division team, Waikato Diocesan, was also outstanding, with the team winning 5-2. After these promising grading games, the team was placed in the daunting premier league. The jump to the top grade was a difficult transition. However, the team played with great spirit, courage and desire to play good football. The highlight came in holding St Peter’s to a narrow loss. St Peter’s went on to be the second best team in the country, which showed how much our team has progressed.

The team has been characterized 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 girl’s football team, as they have represented their school with dedication.

We would like to acknowledge the contribution of two senior players who have led the team this season, Georgia Burke, our captain, who leads by example in all that she does and vice-captain, Loren Morse, who has demonstrated unfailing dedication and commitment to the team. We are also losing many key year 13 students, thank you for your enthusiasm and example that you have given.

Kathy Seaward National Tournament, Papamoa

The Girls 1st XI Football team travelled to Papamoa after a demanding season in the league. The team played a tough Marist team for the first game. The girls were competitive but were unlucky to lose 3-0 to the team that went on to win the tournament. The team needed to turn things around and played Mount Maunganui in their second game. Although St Paul’s outplayed the opposition they found themselves 2-0 down, not a great start to the tournament. The girls continued to play good football and goals started to flow with the team going on to win 6-3. Georgia Burke scored 5 goals and provided the cross for Ciara Gyde to score her first goal of the

season. The next day the girls had to beat a good Iona side in order to have a realistic chance of a top 8 finish. After a tightly fought first half the team found themselves 1-0 down. In the second half, St Paul’s outplayed the opposition and deservedly equalised through Georgia Burke’s well taken goal. Unfortunately, a draw didn’t help our chances for a top 8 finish. The last game in the pool was against Whangaparoa who were top of the pool. The girls lost a tight game 1-0 and were unlucky to hit the post. The Girls played off for the 12-16th position. They lost to Kerikeri 2-1 (goal to Georgia Burke), but beat Waiheke 2-0 (goals to Georgia Burke and Loren Morse). The Girls had another tough final game going down 2-1 against Woodford) in their final game (goal to Loren Morse).

The team finished a creditable 14th overall. Moreover, they played good football and were not outplayed by any team. The girls lost 3 games by only one goal and with a bit of luck could have achieved a higher placing. A season highlight was Georgia Burke being named as the tournament Most Valuable Player.

1st XI Development Football

In a frustrating season, one limiting factor to the teams overall success was arguably the team’s biggest strength. Numbers! Team spirit and unity was a defining feature of the group, with everyone enjoying each other’s company. What started off as a large squad only grew as the season progressed and this impacted on continuity and consistency. It was the regular substitutions and changes to formations that interrupted the flow of the game and prevented a very talented team from dominating its opposition. However, it was the camaraderie

Football 2nd XI Back Row: Ben Clark, Youngmin Goo, Oli Clausen, Joseph Foreman, Ryan Crawford, Josh Moss 2nd Row: Mason Zhou, Daniel Austin, Cameron Downey, Reuben Rajan, Samuel Treloar, Fintan Cooper, Mr A. Robson (Coach) Front Row: Samuel Lockwood-Geck, Jasper Hankins, Chris Swanson, Daniel Johnson, Stefan Andreef, (Captain), Jin Seo Yu, Andrei Gavrilov Absent: Johnathon Van Nes, Rjinder Randhawa Football 1st XI Girls Back Row: Claudia Miles, Eliza Larkman, Ashleigh Porritt, Bethany Griffen, Vada Jamieson, Mr Richard Collier (Coach) 2nd Row: Dr Mike Simmonds (Manager), Pippa Lewis, Ciara Gyde, Amy Kang, Micayla Kim, Harini Meiyappan Front Row: Neethd Morton, Georgia Hogg, Loren Morse, (Vice Captain), Libby Main, Georgia Burke, (Captain), Kacey Diggelmann, Hannah Lockwood-Geck

and unity of the group that made the season so enjoyable and meant culling members of the squad was never an option. After grading games the team was placed in the third division. The standard of football was excellent with all six teams in the division being evenly matched. The season started well with a comprehensive 5-0 victory over HBHS Cobalt. Chris Swanson scored his first hat trick and established himself as a strong and clinical finisher. But we were soon brought down to earth with a 0-3 loss to the strong Te Awamutu High School 1st XI. All the goals were conceded in a short 10 minute period either side of the break. Frustratingly the lads competed well with Te Awamutu, but couldn’t turn pressure into goals. The first two weeks proved to be a template for the rest of the season, with the team finishing mid table with a 4-win, 2-draw, and 4-loss record.

When the team clicked they were unstoppable. This is illustrated in the 7-0 win over Hauraki Plains College 1st XI and a 4-2 win over St John’s Development XI. However, 2 dominant draws against the same two teams meant we were never really in the hunt to win the league. The team finished third and the only losses were to the two teams that finished above us on the table.

Every player in the team improved over the season and produced meaningful performances. Stand outs included Chris Swanson, who was the talisman for the team up front, using his strength and speed to torment all those that attempted to mark him. The captain Stefan Andreef was a rock in defence and along with Youngmin Goo were in many respects the heart and soul of the group. Reuben Rajan was the conductor in the midfield and Jin Yu provided that X factor going forward.

Truth be told, I could go through all 19 players in the squad and list their positive attributes. At no stage did I feel like I was carrying anyone or have any hesitations getting that player out on the field. This has been a thoroughly enjoyable winter, with a group of outstanding young men. While the group was definitely good enough to win the division, the development of the team has been excellent. There is a good crop of young players who will challenge for a spot in the first XI next year.

I would like to thank Rory Forde for giving up his time to help coach and mentor the boys. His enthusiasm and energy is contagious and was a massive contributor to the positive feel amongst the team.

Respectfully Submitted Mr Ainsley Robson Coach

Colts A Boys’ Football

The Colts A players can look back on the season with pride. They played with great heart and developed both their own personal skills and a pattern of play that will be a platform for success in the future.

The Colts A team started the season with grading games against St Peter’s and HBHS Colts B. And although we lost these games we were not outclassed. We took away from these games the areas we needed to work on. This resulted in being placed in Division 3.

The first half of the season saw great wins over Waihi (14-0), HBHS Bronze (7-2), Huntly (6-4), HBHS Colts C (7-3) and

Football Colts A Team

HBHS Silver (4-1) boys. The team was travelling well under the leadership of Shane Reddy, who controlled play on the field and is deserving of the title ‘player of the year’. Other notable year 10 players were: Geo Ryu, who was an outstanding goalkeeper, Daniel Clark, a determined defender and Trent Davis, who added speed and energy to the team.

The second half of the season saw a time of rebuilding of the team with the arrival of new players from Tihoi. Harry Elstob added strength to the central defence. Sam Dean showed his immense talent on the ball and Nathan added versatility to the team. The new combinations took a while to develop and the year 9 players stepped up a level. Jansen Cao took over the captaincy and lead well, with Jasom Khatkar starring in defence. A mixture of results followed, with 2 losses, a draw and 2 wins.

Overall, a season of triumph with 7 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses the team finished at the top of the table. The boys developed over the season and played quality football. Our goal scoring success came from the magic George Ott performed on the ball, making chances out of nothing.

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 their best. I know the players greatly appreciated seeing you there.

Also, special thanks go to Mr Dowd for helping regularly with refereeing and assisting the team.

Mr K Hogg

Colts B Boys Football

Coach: Mark Jones

Manager: Hamuera Tamihana

Our season can be summed up with one phrase; we got so close, but yet so far. This was my first taste of coaching a school team, so I was very unsure of how the school does things and how the division is run. I have a lot of coaching experience however, so I knew it wouldn’t be too challenging. We started off with a small squad of about 13 players, and then added a few more in the first couple of weeks. It was clear from the first training session that I had a great bunch of lads, who although lacking amazing skill or ability, all had a great attitude. The boys got on with each other, worked hard, never gave up, and loved to have fun playing football. We had a few leaders in

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Back Row: Patrick Dowd, Nathan Guilford, Harry Elstob, Zachary Collier-McCabe, Tim Bihl 2nd Row: Spencer Clayton-Greene, Mr Shane Comber (Coach), Jasom Khatkar, Jakob Merson, Nicholas Beal, Matthew Jayasuria, Mr Kelvin Hogg (Manager) Front Row: Christian Neethling, Conor Horrigan, Jansen Cao, (Captain), Lachlan McLean, Edward Sclater Absent: Shane Reddy, Daniel Clark, Tony Peacham, Geo Ryu, Trent Davis, George Ott, Samuel Dean

our team but none more so than our captain Kaenan Ferguson. He immediately stood out, put his hand up to help with warm ups, and naturally was a great motivator for the boys in training and games.

The team started the season with the grading fixtures, which ended up with some heavy defeats, and a placement in division 6. This division appeared to be relatively even for the competing teams. Initially, we struggled to get a consistent starting 11 with subs until the fourth game, even playing with 9 players in our opening round. In our third game, we nearly had our full team out, and were leading 2-1 at half time. Jakob and Christian, who later left us, had great games; we just ran out of steam in the second half only relying on one sub.

One of my main goals for the team was to improve their footballing ability by playing the game the right way. So trainings and game plans were based on passing the ball to each other (on the ground!!), working hard but also to enjoy playing. This was, for the majority, a huge difference to what they’ve been taught or know. We even got Ben Chungsuvanich to not just ‘boot’ the ball every time it came to him. To help the boys improve and become better over the season, I got them to fill out wagon wheels and goal setting forms. These were designed for them to see where they are at in the beginning, in terms of footballing ability and also to make goals they want to work towards individually and for the team.

Improvements came thick and fast as we played some great football in the next game, although losing, we passed the ball well and Ben Scarramuzza started to become a big part of our team with his performances. The next few games all had a similar pattern to them. We would play well, work hard, be in the game around half time, then drop off or get killed by one of many 8 foot tall racehorse opposition. Some of the less experienced players such as Ben C, Kamsan and Josh were showing signs of improvement which was pleasing to see. For our game vs Hillcrest, I was quietly optimistic on the journey over with Josh and Ben C, and even said if we win we will buy some Tuk Tuk (Asian takeaway). We probably had our strongest team out, and had the A’s keeper Geo filling in for injured Ayden. We created a lot going forward, especially down the wings with Jakob and his left foot and the industriousness of Toby. Although Herman was our man of the match for his tackling and interceptions, it was our keeper turned striker who got the winner for us for a 2-1 scoreline. Turns out I couldn’t afford Tuk Tuk so I got them lollies.

Around the half way mark, we lost Christian and Jakob to the A team, and in turn received about 50 players from Tihoi. The next couple of games resulted in narrow losses, an all too familiar feeling. The boys who came in showed a

Football Colts B Team

great attitude with squad rotation, and committed themselves to trainings and games. Going from a squad of 13-14 players to over 20 meant it was difficult for selection, but at least we could sub tired players off more. For the last few games, we wanted to push for a more than deserving second victory; however we didn’t appear to get much luck and fell short at the end. Although the season had lots of disruption and ups and downs, the players who were there never complained and always put 100% effort in, which is all you can ask as a coach.

Several players quietly went about their season showing great consistency such as Kaenan, Tim, Joe and Amit. Others saw notable improvements such as Kamsan, Ben C, Toby and Josh. Stand outs for the season were Herman, Ayden, and Ben Scarramuzza. Herman, probably one of quietest players in the team, was always in the right place at the right time defending. He, like Kaenan, had composure on the ball, passed, tackled well and intercepted just about everything that went in his direction. Our keeper Ayden may feel disappointed to have not kept a clean sheet, but throughout the season he, time and time again, kept us in games with his shot stopping. Needing several Aydens to cover the full size goals, his short stature didn’t hold him back and we definitely saw improvements in his game. Last, but not least was Ben Scarramuzza, our midfielder, turned Striker. At the start, he didn’t influence games and was sometimes ineffective or lacking confidence. When moved to striker, he relished his new role. He beat his man more times than not, was our top goal scorer, and generally lead by example with his performances.

Overall, our season has been a successful one. Although not winning as many games as I would have liked, the way the boys played with commitment, effort and heart which was very pleasing and they all represented their school with pride. I hope the boys kick on next year and in the years to come keep playing, improving and enjoying football. Last, but not least a massive thanks to Hamuera Tamihana, my manager for all his help organising our team. It really helps having someone who deals with the non-football related issues, so that I can focus on coaching.

Well done boys, an enjoyable season, see you in the future.

Back Row: Tamati Thomson, Daniel Wheeler, Aaron Alderslade, Benjamin Wheeler, Amit Chatrath 2nd Row: Mr Hamuera Tamihana (Manager), Joe Harris, Tim Grigg, Fergus Grant, Herman Wei, Reon Bruce, Cameron Leng-Uch, Mr Mark Jones (Coach) Front Row: Toby Coupar, Joshua Hood, Ben Scaramuzza, Ayden Ellis, Kaenan Ferguson, Jonty Hogg, Kamsan Govender Absent: Ben Chungsuvanich, Joseph Dean


In March 2014, St Paul’s once more showed their ascension into the New Zealand futsal firmament, by again making the final at the ASB Centre in Wellington. This was the second year in a row they had scaled such heights.

Combining their rhythmical ball rotations and showing impressive levels of tenacity, they faced St Pat’s College from Wellington in the final. Wellington is the futsal capital of New Zealand and in their opponents they encountered a team whose school is situated only a matter of metres form the ASB Centre. They train there most mornings from what I was told. As well as having this distinct advantage, they were vociferously supported by a contingent from their school numbering in the hundreds. Into this gladiatorial context strode the SPC boys with their customary pride and confidence. They were determined to play in the jogo bonito style which was so lauded and celebrated by their Brazilianinspired coach. “Joga bonito” he would exhort from the side lines throughout the closely contested final.

The boys played brilliantly and indeed did display the jogo bonito as can be evidenced when watching the game on YouTube. They played with the spirit and style synonymous with the school. Though they narrowly lost the final 4-3 in extra time, having equalized with 20 seconds remaining in full time, their two Runners-Up positions in the last two years, few would dispute, would make them the number one team in the country.

What will happen in 2015? Third time lucky? As the great South African golfer Gary Player once said, “The more I practise the luckier I get.” Winning and becoming a champion is not about luck!

Early in 2015, the Temple of Bounce will once again come alive to the ball being brushed and passed in futsal rotations that resemble the fluidity of a Jackson Pollock painting. Once again the ASB Centre will be the destination. It’s time for the national title to make its natural rotation, like stars in the heavens, to its home in the Temple.

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Futsal Girls Back Row: Vada Hockenhull-Jamieson, Claudia Egan 2nd Row: Loren Morse, Georgia Thompson, Micayla Kim, Kendal Buchanan Front Row: Georgia Burke, Ashleigh Porritt, Libby Main, Hannah Lockwood-Geck, Eliza Larkman Futsal Boys Back Row: Luke Goodwin, Matthew Collier, Thomas Goodwin, Tobias Dean, Ben Bowden, Mr M. Groom (Coach) Front Row: Waikato Ball, Hamish Comber, John Penyas, Reed Fisher, Sam Masterson Absent: Harry Porritt, Sam Dean

1st XI Boys’ Hockey


The Boys’ 1st XI Hockey team had a full and a very successful 2014 season overall.

Finishing 7th at Rankin Cup is definitely the highlight and a huge achievement. This is the first time St Paul’s Hockey has finished in the Top 8 for two years consecutively and is a testament to this group of boys. The boys should be proud of how they developed as a team and as individual players this year. This was due to the hard work put in by players and the wonderful support of parents and others who have helped in the background and enthusiastically cheered us on from the side-line. We would like to personally thank all the parents and other supporters for their support and help. We have no doubt the input from Michiel Badenhorst, our new conditioning coach, helped in the preparation and conditioning our boys for a successful season.



Hockey 1st XI

Back Row: Isaac Van der Vossen, Reuben Andrews, Aubrey Fish, Finn Duetz

2nd Row: Mr G. Henley-Smith (Manager), Bede Higgens, Callum Jarvis-Hall, Linus Mueller, Daniel Sarikaya, Mr C. Hardman (Coach)

Front Row: Aakaash Chimanlal, Maks Wyndham-Smith, Jackson Brown, Simon Morbey, Devon Nolan, (Captain), Daniel Scanlon, Conor Shalloe

Absent: Jonathan Bloor, Mr B. Tanner (Coach)

ANZAC Hockey Tournament St Paul’s Collegiate School 30th April – 2nd May

The 1st XI team ANZAC squad (20 in total), consisted of two Year 9s, two Year 10s, four Year 11s, ten Year 12s, and two Year 13s. This year we have eight members returning from the 2013 team that went to Rankin Cup.

St Paul’s hosted the ANZAC tournament for Auckland Grammar, who is currently overseas on a hockey tour. We had eight of the top 12 hockey schools from Rankin Cup and one from the top two from India Shield attended the pre-season tournament. 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 very good which enabled the players and teams to show off their hockey skills.

Waikato Championship Results

We performed extremely well during the Waikato Championship and were very unlucky not to win the second of our three games against Hamilton BHS (No.1 team in NZ). A number of refereeing decisions did not go our way, which was very disappointing both for players and supporters. The boys showed a lot courage, determination and skill against HBHS.


Midlands Competition was a little disappointing. The games did not extend our players during pool play. It was unfortunate to lose to Tauranga BC 3 - 2. In this game we struggled to put the ball into goal. Tauranga took their chances while we missed a huge number of opportunities during our cross-over game at semi-finals time. The team ended up 3rd after demolishing Waiuku College 10 – 0 in the final game.

Winning the Pitu Trophy

St Paul’s team hosted Westlake BHS, Tauranga BC and New Plymouth BHS in the annual Pitu Quadrangular Tournament. The First XI played New Plymouth BHS in a fast and free flowing game. The boys showed great fight to come back from being behind twice to claim a 5-3 win. The second game was played against a confident hard running Tauranga BC team who were allowed to control the game, which enabled them to lead 1 - 0 at half time. After the break St Paul’s began to play better hockey and were able to get around some physical Tauranga defence to end the game with a 2 - 1 win. In the last minutes of the game against Westlake BHS, it required a big defensive effort from St Paul’s; Westlake showed their attacking threats. St Paul’s managed to hold off Westlake for

St Paul’s v Napier BHS 2 – 2
St Paul’s v Rangitoto College 4 – 0
St Paul’s v St Andrews College 1 – 0
St Paul’s v Wairarapa College 1 – 1
St Paul’s v Wellington College 1 – 3
Won St Paul’s v Hamilton BHS 2nd XI 8 – 0 Drew St Paul’s v Hamilton BHS 1st XI 1 – 1 Won St Paul’s v Hillcrest HS 9 – 0 Won St Paul’s v St Peter’s College 3 – 1 Drew St Paul’s v Hamilton BHS 1st XI 2 – 2 Won St Paul’s v Hamilton BHS 2nd XI 8 – 0 Semi Final Lost St Paul’s v Hamilton BHS 1st XI 2 – 3 2nd Traditional Games Lost St Paul’s v King’s College 1st XI 2 – 3 Won St Paul’s v Tauranga BHS 1st XI 3 – 1 Won St Paul’s v Midlands Women NHL 5 – 1 Midlands Championship Results Won St Paul’s v Waiuku BHS 8 – 0 Won St Paul’s v Hauraki Plains College 9 – 0 Won St Paul’s v Rosehill College 6 – 0 Won St Paul’s v Rosehill College 8 – 0 Lost St Paul’s v Tauranga BHS 2 – 3 Semi Final Won St Paul’s v Waiuku BHS 10 – 0 placed 3rd

the first half. However, soon after the start of the 2nd half, Westlake managed to break the deadlock and lead 1 - 0. As the game opened up St Paul’s managed to level the score 1 all with 5 minutes remaining; St Paul’s showed good patience to score another goal and finally win the game 2 - 1. This was St Paul’s first ever win over Westlake BHS to claim the Pitu Trophy.

Pitu Quad Results

First XI Rankin Cup

The First Hockey team played 6 games during their tournament week.

St Paul’s played with determination and commitment in all their games. Some results did not go our way due to some dubious refereeing decisions and failing to follow the game plan. Conversely, St Paul’s played some excellent hockey on each of the days. The coaches and supporters were very happy and proud of the boys’ results over the week. The young team was well captained by Devon Nolan who remained positive, thoughtful and inspirational to motivate the team.

In the first two games against Rangitoto College and Napier Boys High school, St Paul’s dominated the opposition with good accurate passing and communication in all areas of the field. This qualified us into the top eight. In our third game against St Andrew’s (Canterbury Champions) the team failed to put it together. We played like individuals and forgot about the team patterns, which resulted in a loss. Unfortunately, this placed us second in our pool, therefore we crossed over to play old rivals HBHS (No. 1 Ranked team in NZ). The game against HBHS was fast and furious with HBHS taking the lead ten minutes into the game. However, we scored from an outstanding goal from a Jonathan Bloor’s deflection. The game was intense and HBHS finally scored with seven and half minutes of the game to go. St Paul’s went on the attack which created space for the HBHS to score two more goals. The boys were outstanding in their performance and commitment.

This meant we played off for 5th – 8th place. King’s College (Auckland Champions) took the initiative and we could not match their energy levels and accuracy in the circle. Having lost to King’s College, we played off for 7th – 8th position in the last game of the season. The boys started slowly against St Andrew’s, who put immense pressure on the back four. This paid dividends for the opposition who scored two goals in succession. However, St Paul’s came back into the game. Jonathan Bloor’s pressure created a goal for himself. For the next 30 minutes St Paul’s were sublime in a number of areas both in attack and defence, as they scored five goals. Unfortunately, the opposition scored two more goals in the last few minutes of the game. St Paul’s held on to win the final game 5 - 4 with some excellent saves from goal keeper Simon Morbey.

St Paul’s finished up 7th in New Zealand, an outstanding result. The team only loses four players from the squad of 16. Most Valuable Player of the tournament (Player’s vote) Finn Duetz.


Won 6 – 1 Rangitoto College

Won 3 - 2 Napier BHS

Lost 1 - 4 St Andrew’s College

Lost 1 - 4 Hamilton BHS

Lost 1 - 3 King’s College

Won 5 - 4 St Andrew’s College

Trophies Winners 2014

Johl Cup (Most Improved) – Jonathan Bloor

Captains Cup - Reuben Andrews

Coaches Cup – Conor Shalloe

Coolridge Cup - Hockey Ambassador – Isaac Van der Vossen

Snodgrass Master Blaster (Top goal scorer) - Daniel Scanlon ( 31 goals)

Bruce Davis Cup (Excellence in Hockey) - Daniel Scanlon

“Man of Steel” Trophy – Devon Nolan


2nd XI Hockey

It has been an exciting and challenging season for the 2nd XI Hockey team. The B division is always going to be a challenge for a team with only under 15 players. With 5 wins, 1 draw and 5 loses in the round robins of the season we were through to the semi-finals.

The semi-final was against Matamata College 1st XI, it was a very close game with the score locked at nil all at half time. 18 minutes into the second half Richie Bloor got one past the goalie and Sam McClay scored our second off a penalty corner right on full time leaving the score 2-0 to St Paul’s. Due to a rain delay the semi-final had to be played the day before the final so there was no time for rest.

We were playing St John’s 1st XI in the final and it was going to be a tough one with us losing twice to them during the season. St Paul’s came out fighting and did not let the size of the opposition affect them, ending the first half nil all. Richie Bloor scored early in the second half. As the opposition became

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St Paul’s v New Plymouth BHS 4
2 Won St Paul’s v Tauranga Boys’ College 2 – 1 Won St Paul’s v Westlake BHS 2 – 1
Simon Morbey 67 Finn Duetz 26
Jarvis - Hall 35 Aubrey Fish 31 Isaac Van der Vossen 50 Reuben Andrews 82 Aakaash Chimanlal 77 Devon Nolan 82 Linus Mueller 25 Conor Shalloe 58 Jonathan Bloor 60 Maks Wyndham-Smith 57 Daniel Scanlon 56 Bede Higgens 41 Jackson Brown 80 Daniel Sarikaya 29
Hockey 2nd XI Back Row: Michail Andreef, Logan Jarvis, Jonathon Porritt 2nd Row: Mr Andrew Harries (Manager), Samuel McClay, Bevan Muirhead, Aidan Lee, Shantanu Rawal, Mr Truman Wee (Coach) Front Row: Jamie Sandford, Marcus Ratcliffe, Felix Rolls, Lane Tims, Callum Prosser, (Captain), Richie Bloor, Bennet Groube Absent: Mr Sam Brown (Coach)

frustrated we kept our composure and held on to a 1-0 win. The whole team can be very proud of winning the B division and receiving the Clark Shield. The last time St Paul’s won this shield was in 1985. A big thank you to our coaches Sam Brown and Truman Wee for guiding us through the season.

1st XI Girls’ Hockey

Coaches: Maggie Vickers, Neil Muirhead

Managers: Katie Lilley, Neil Muirhead

Captain: Zoe Lapwood

1st XI Squad: Kendal Buchanan, Sarah Collinson-Smith, Emanae Ferguson, Jade Henley-Smith, Katherine Keddell, Zoe Lapwood, Adelle Morton, Brianna O’Donoghue, Renee Piggott, Renee Saunders, Hinehou Te Ua, Georgia Thompson, Kaitlyn Thompson, Tara Vishwanath, Josie Wilson.

This season saw us playing in the Waikato A-division again after a number of years in the B-division. A step up and a real challenge! This is evident in the first half of the season playing in the local league. However, we had gained confidence as a team and, as in previous seasons, the girls showed their determination and grit as the season progressed. In the intercity competition our first match against Pukekohe really showed what the side was made of and I include our assembly report:

“Our worst start this season (for a number of reasons) saw us 4 – 0 down after only 12 minutes! On what turned out to be a very cold night also produced a fabulous come-back. Structure was re-established and we slowly got ourselves back into the game. We scored through Jade Henley-Smith towards the end of the first half to go to the break 4 – 1 down. Having settled into a working pattern the girls went about improving our score. We scored twice through Emanae Ferguson to get back into the game. Both sides had their chances as the second half progressed but we were still slightly dominant. About 6 minutes from the end of the game we were awarded a penalty corner that was converted by Zoe Lapwood... to equalise! A very tense final few minutes saw both sides working hard. Unfortunately in literally the last seconds of the game, Pukekohe scored to beat us 5 – 4. A game that demonstrated the commitment and effort of a team that impressed spectators and made the coaching staff very proud! There was no player of the day because it was a real TEAM effort.”

We were not able to produce our best form every match but the girls continued to work hard. The next most exciting match was our second game against Te Aroha – again I include our assembly report:

“What turned into a most exciting finish definitely did not start that way! Good defense from Te Aroha and our rather poor structure saw us struggling in the first half. Te Aroha scored first, we equalized through Josie Wilson (well set up by Jade Henley-Smith) and they scored again just before half time. We were 2 – 1 down at the break. Frustration was evident in the half time chat and our play improved as the second half progressed. A break away saw Te Aroha score after about 15 minutes and, if anything, our frustration heightened as everything we tried seemed to go against us. In the 19th minute we finally forced a penalty corner that was soundly converted by Zoe Lapwood. 10 minutes to go and at least one goal was desperately needed! A field goal through Emanae Ferguson saw us equalise and so the score remained until full time. As this was a pool semi-final a result was needed and we went to strokes. 4 all after the first five strokes were taken (our goals: Zoe, Renee, Emanae and Jade). Hinehou Te Ua kept

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out their first in the sudden death round and Renee Saunders converted ours giving us the win 5 – 4 on strokes. Well done to the girls – a tense finish to set up a pool final against Pukekohe next week!”

The development of individuals and the team as a whole provided us all (players, staff and supporters) with an exciting and generally satisfying season for a team that was very ‘new’ after a large number of players left at the end of last season. It saw us head to tournament looking forward to a successful week... and so it turned out.

Results (our score – opposition score)

Dio 1st XI 0 – 9


- 3

Hillcrest 1st XI 0 – 8

Sacred Heart 1st XI 0 – 5

Dio 2nd XI 1 – 1

St Peter’s 1st XI

Pukekohe 1st XI

– 4

– 5

Te Aroha 1st XI 7 – 2

Waiuku 1st XI 5 – 1

Te Aroha 1st XI 3 – 3 (5 – 4 on strokes)

Pukekohe 1st XI 0 – 6

Ruamata 1st XI 1 – 3

Bethlehem 2nd XI 3 – 1 (exchange)

Tournament Report 2014

The team left for Tuakau on Sunday afternoon after a light training. We stayed in very comfortable accommodation there, about 15 minutes from the turf at Pukekohe.

We were playing in a 16 team tournament – the Eveline Hanker’s Memorial Tournament. Monday turned out to be a bitterly cold and wet day on the turf. We played 2 matches and were successful on the day with a 10-1 win over Fraser High School and a 4-0 win over Glenfield College. Goal scorers on the day included Emanae Ferguson (5), Jade Henley -Smith (3), Zoe Lapwood (3), Adelle Morton (2) & Josie Wilson. This set us up for a top 8 finish!

Tuesday saw us play Mt Roskill Grammar and we drew 1 all. This left us second in our pool on goal difference. Our cross pool quarter final was against Kerikeri High School who had

Back Row: Adelle Morton, Jade Henley-Smith, Josie Wilson, Kendal Buchanan, Renee Saunders 2nd Row: K. Lilley (Manager), Tara Vishwanath, Georgia Thompson, Emanae Ferguson, Katherine Keddell, N. Muirhead (Manager/Coach) Front Row: Kaitlyn Thompson, Renee Piggott, Hinehou Te Ua, Zoe Lapwood, (Captain), Brianna O’Donoghue, M. Vickers (Coach) Sarah Collinson-Smith

won their pool. This was our best game of the tournament! We played to a game plan that frustrated the opposition but kept them scoreless in the first half. By effectively pressurising their play makers we kept them out of our goal and eventually we scored through Emanae three quarters of the way through the match. Our structure and patience had paid off, and to cap it off we were able to score a second goal (again through Emanae) in the last minute of the game to win 2-0! We had made the semis! On Thursday we came up against Baradene who were expected to make the final having dominated in all their matches to this point. It was a really tough game and the strength of their bench started to tell as we wearied. We were unable to score against them and they were able to score 4 goals in each half.

By Friday the week’s hockey was evident in our play. Our minds were still strong but our bodies were a little uncooperative. We played Mt Roskill in the 3rd/4th play-off and although we had our chances, we were not able to convert them all. We went to the break 3-1 down (goal scorer Tara Vishwanath) and they were able to score once more in the second half to make the final score 4-1.

The girls are to be commended on an excellent tournament both on and off the field. We developed further as a team, and as individuals, to finish a well-deserved 4th behind Wellington College, Baradene and Mt Roskill Grammar.

up primarily of girls brand new to hockey and a number of them new to team sport, we made tremendous progress. The girls were keen learners and attempted to put skills learnt in practice into their match each week. This saw us finish 4th in the division and earn a spot in the semis. We came up against Te Kuiti (first place holders after the regular season) having lost to them in the last match of the regular season. But the same spirit evident in the first eleven also showed itself here, and we went on to win - to meet Dio Senior Blue in the finals. Dio were the stronger side in the final, but the team can take much out of what they have achieved this season!

Results: 13 matches with 6 wins, 7 losses

1st XI Awards

Most improved player: Adelle Morton

Most goals scored: Emanae Ferguson

Most Valuable Player: Renee Saunders

Excellence award for contributions to hockey: Zoe Lapwood

2nd XI Awards

Most committed player: Ella Strack

Most Valuable Player: Katherine Keddell

Hockey 2nd XI Girls

2nd XI Girls’ Hockey

Coach: Neil Muirhead

Manager: Iain Rudkin

Captain: Kaitlyn Thompson.

2nd XI Squad: Niamh Berridge, Sarah Collinson-Smith, Roxanne Dow, Tayla Edwards, Claudia Egan, Isabel Hulme, Kay Hongsakul, Katherine Keddell, Helen McLean, Adelle Morton, Ashleigh Murray, Emily Naylor, Lucy Shilston, Ella Strack, Kaitlyn Thompson, Margot Vincent, Tara Vishwanath.

It was really exciting to start the season with a squad of enthusiastic, if rather inexperienced, players. This lack of experience told in our first two games where we were unable to score and the opposition were quite successful in that department. By week three we had a better feel for the game and were able to record our first win. For a team that was made

I would like to finish off by saying ‘thank you’ to a number of people. Firstly to the girls themselves – I have thoroughly enjoyed working with both teams and I thank you for your patience early on when I was working with both teams. Zoe too needs a word of thanks for all she has put into our hockey this year. Thank you to members of the Boys 1st XI who helped out at trainings and umpiring of some matches. Thanks to Byron for umpiring the 2nd XI girls’ matches. Thank you to Maggie for joining us – your input has been greatly appreciated by the girls and myself alike – the girls have thrived under you and we all look forward to next season! To Katie and Iain – thank you for your respective inputs! Thank you to parents and supporters for your time and support on the side line (and at tournament!) – I hope you enjoyed the girls’ respective seasons as much as I did! Once again we can be very proud of their attitude, commitment and performances!

3rd XI Hockey Team

3rd XI Hockey Team members: H McLaren–Mellars, J Voigt, M Andreef, H Brown, C Higgens, R Belling, A Rai, K Hitchcock, T Wilson, W Kenna Captain, R Steer, M Spence, G FullertonSmith, R Rajan, H Forte, N Seehamart, H Haycock

St Paul’s prides itself on students actively endeavouring to bring the school many successes and to excel in a variety of different facets. The 3XI hockey team was certainly one that upheld the school’s ethos, and can be proud of their efforts in doing so. Whilst the team was arguably more social than competitive, everyone developed as both hockey players and young men over the course of the season. The 3XI played in the Waikato Hockey Secondary Schools’ B grade. As such, stern opposition was met throughout the course of the competition, with the likes of several High School 1XI hockey teams. As the season progressed, the boys’ basic skills and understanding of the game quickly improved, and they ended the season

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Back Row: Ella Strack, Claudia Egan, Roxanne Dow 2nd Row: Emily Naylor, Isabel Hulme, Tayla Edwards, Kay Hongsakul, Lucy Shilston, Niamh Berridge, Mr N. Muirhead (Coach) Front Row: Tara Vishwanath, Ashleigh Murray, Katherine Keddell, Helen McLean, Kaitlyn Thompson, (Captain), Adelle Morton, Margot Vincent Absent: Sarah Collinson-Smith, I. Rudkin (Manager)

Hockey 3rd XI

playing a considerably better brand of hockey than they began with. Given a number of boys were playing their first season of hockey, and the vast majority in their second year of the sport, to place 11th out of 16 teams in the competition is a feat the boys can be proud of.

On behalf of Mr Phil Clement and Co-coach Alec Wilson, I would like to personally thank each and every member of the St Paul’s 3rd XI Hockey team for a thoroughly enjoyable season, and I wish you all the best in your future hockey development.

4th XI Boys Hockey (White)

The 2014 season for Hockey White (4th XI) was one of small hurdles and triumphs. After a few grading games the boys started to work as a team; supporting one another, and partnerships were being made. We were starting to look like we would be a dominating force in the D grade. As their confidence grew, the goal of making it to the top of their division became a possibility rather than a dream.

A hurdle came mid-season when we lost our Year 10 boys to Tihoi and our coach, Nick returned to Germany. Momentum was lost, partnerships had to be altered and the boys scrambled to get back in the game. However, Adam joined the squad early in term two as our new coach. His supportive and enthusiastic manner and wealth of hockey knowledge and experience helped to boost the boys’ confidence and reunite them as a team.

The main highlight of the season was making it to the top four of the D Grade competition. Unfortunately we drew the top placed team for our semi-final. The opposition was just too good and the final result did not end in our favour, but this was not due to a lack of trying. Although we didn’t win, the boys managed to hold their ground and make the opposition work for their win demonstrating that they deserved to be there. This game showed how much the boys had improved individually and as a team. They can be proud of their final overall placing, 4th. The boys are to be commended on the progress that they made and for a great season.

I would like to thank all of the parents who ventured out in the cold, and often wet and windy Monday nights, to support the boys as I know they all appreciated it.

Hockey 4th XI White Team

In-Line Hockey

The In-Line Hockey Team has made impressive strides in the 2014 Season. Last year was very much a rebuilding year for the team, and, as a result, we played in Division B of the school league. In 2014, we once again earned promotion to the A Division, due to the improved depth and skill of the team.

In 2014, we welcomed two year 9 boys, Jarrad Dixon and Rowan Windley to our team. In addition, we welcomed Winston Barrett-Hogg and Junting Wei to our In-Line hockey, both of whom added much needed skill and depth. Our team was once again built around the highly skilled duo of Jacob Nelson and his brother Aidan (still in Year 8), and the always reliable defender, Kiel Griffiths.

Competing in the A Grade, is a big step up as many of the teams include players that play In-Line Hockey on a national and international age-grade level. However, we have been a competitive team, and have finished in the top 4 on two occasions. Given that all of our players will be returning next year and will be a year older, the future looks bright for In-Line Hockey at St Paul’s.

In closing, I would like to thank Sarah Nelson, for all her assistance in helping to organise the In-Line Hockey team.

Respectfully Submitted,

Teacher-in-Charge In Line Hockey

In-Line Hockey Jacob Nelson, Rowan Windley, Jarrad Dixon, Kiel Griffiths Back Row: Sahil Patel, Max Dobbe, Ben Russell, Nick Winkelmann, James Ashenden 2nd Row: Mrs K. Saunders (Manager), Divakrin Naicker, Charlie Saxton, Hugo Van Cingel, Tab Hickmott, Mr A. Pescod (T3 Coach) Front Row: Sam Weir, Sven Pedersen, Connor Steer, (Captain), Henry Carr, Giovanni Glendining Absent: Brad Edwards, Finn McDonald, John Palmhof, Cameron King, Callum McNaughton, Hilton Dawson, Aneil Khatkar Back Row: Ryan Steer, Raj Belling, Tom Wilson, Kieran Hitchcock 2nd Row: Mr P.A. Clement (Teacher), Matthew Spence, Harry Forte, George Fullerton-Smith, Christopher Higgens, Mr Sam Holmes (Coach) Front Row: Hugo Brown, Non Seehamart, Reuben Rajan, William Kenna, Amrit Rai, Hamish Haycock, Joshua Voigt Absent: Hemi McLaren-Mellars


On Friday the 4th of April 2014, St Paul’s held a schools motocross for all high school students around the North Island; this was held on the Eyre’s farm out the back of Huntly. On arriving at the motocross track early on the Friday morning there was very heavy fog, as racing began by 9am the fog slowly lifted, which then turned out to be a lovely sunny day. Each race on the day was 15 minutes long, but for the beginners they had races of 10 minutes long. St Paul’s had a total of 13 students competing in this event, the students had some well-earned places in all classes with Jesse Guscott 18th, Otis Berridge 18th, Andre Eksteen 17th, Bailey Read 17th, Toby Couper 14th, Liam Allen 13th, Niamh Berridge 12th, Judd Redmond 11th, Andrew Barr 10th, Josh Voigt 7th, Tor Pedersen 7th, William Eyre 7th and Melissa Barr 7th. St Paul’s had a great day coming away with a placing of 14th overall out of the 30 schools that attended the competition; the winners of the day were taken out by Tauranga Boys. Overall the students that attended this event had a great day out on the track and enjoyed themselves.

Another school motocross event that has been attended by some of the St Paul’s students was the Tauranga schools event that was held in Taupo. Andrew Barr and Melissa Barr both came away with a 7th place in their classes.

Pukekohe motorcycle club also held a secondary schools moto cross; Andrew Barr came away with a great result of 5th place where Melissa Barr came away with a 7th.

Mountain Biking

On the 22nd of March 5 students headed up to Hunua Regional Park for the new and improved North Island Secondary Schools Mountain Biking Championships. The weather was fine and the event was very well organised so a great weekend of racing was ahead. There were 3 categories that could be entered, Downhill, Cross Country and Tiebreaker which is a fun point to point race. To be eligible for an overall placing you need to be entered into all 3 events.

Lachlan Dent competed in the U15 12km cross country and come a creditable 24th and 22nd in the tiebreaker events.

Zach Collier-Mccabe unfortunately could not complete his U16 18km cross country event due to an injury.

Shaun Campbell was 14th in the U16 Downhill event.

John Richardson came 3rd in the U16 Downhill gaining a bronze medal, 16th in the 18km cross country and 13th in the tiebreaker. These results put John in 7th place overall in the U16 male category.

Cole Lucas gained the Gold medal for the U17 Downhill. 20th in the 18km cross country and 5th in the tiebreaker. Cole’s combined results placed him 3rd overall in the U17 Category.

Cole also competed in the 2014 Oceania MTB Champs. This event was held at Mt Hutt 14-16 March. The Downhill final was held on the Sunday (very wet, trying conditions). Cole was able to control his bike in the conditions and won the Oceania U17 downhill event.

Old Collegian Cameron Cole came 3rd in the Oceania Elite Men’s Downhill event.

All riders can be proud of their efforts at this new event and we look forward to next year.

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Saturday Netball Competition

Saturday competition, A grade. The Open A netball team ended the season in A grade for the championship round. We play in the open grade competition against older women. This was a little disappointing as we felt we should have remained in the premier reserve grade. The goal was set to win A grade. After the pool play of competition, the Open A netball team had only lost one game, to Allied. We faced them in the final. This was a great game, which we won 30-25. The team came together, took the ball strongly, kept their cool and remained strong when the Allied team tried to ‘rough them up’.

Co captains Pare Gilmartin-Kara and Kate Wilkins led with their experience, outstanding play, leadership and humour. They moulded this group into a true team.

Head girl, Jess Chanwai, was instrumental in keeping the pride of St Paul’s both on and off the court with her help and guidance for everyone involved.

We will miss them all and wish these fine young ladies the very best for the future after they leave school at the end of this year.

Many thanks to our supporters, both those who could watch and those at home, for their positive messages of encouragement, their help with delicious food, and their side-line voices. You really urged us to be our best which was achieved by each and every one involved with the Open A.


On the eve of the UNISS 2014 there was the unprecedented withdrawal of two ‘A ’grade teams (John Paul and McAuley).

St Paul’s netball team was promoted from ‘B’ grade to be seeded 31st in the 32 team ‘A’ grade. There are 115 secondary schools competing in this tournament across 4 grades. With this new draw, Coach Hannah Munn skilfully had to prepare the team for a completely different approach to this arduous tournament.

The team responded in their first game when they met the second seeded team, Baradene, and drew 13 all in atrocious weather conditions. This result set the benchmark and the team punched well above their weight and competed well throughout the week with 3 draws (Baradene, Rotorua, St Peter’s), 3 wins (Waihi, Carmel, Rotorua) and 4 losses (Auckland Dio, Long Bay, Rosehill, Carmel) to be safely seeded 22nd. With great heart and their best netball the team finished safely secured in ‘A’ grade. This is a great platform for next year.

Development Netball

The Development netball team has had a strong season. This started with vigorous netball trials in Term 1, which saw the girls slog through numerous skill and fitness tests, including a gruelling shuttle exercise used by professional rugby sevens teams. Once our team had been decided, our training started near the end of Term 1 in preparation for the Quadrangular tournament, which was hosted by St Paul’s on the weekend of April 12th. Despite losing all the grading games, we won our final game, placing us third in the second pool. As it was the first time playing as a team, the Quadrangular tournament allowed us to try out positions and get to know each other better in an early test of determination. The player of the tournament was Kelly Forde, who immediately stood out with her speediness on court and on-target shooting.

The Quadrangular tournament set a solid foundation for the rest of the season, as we entered the Secondary Seniors’ Saturday games at the Hamilton City Netball Centre. We began consistently training twice a week, usually designating Tuesdays to fitness and Thursdays to game plan and skills.

With a win and a loss in our grading games, we made it to Pool 3 out of 6 pools, up one grade from last year.

Throughout the next few weeks, the Development team improved significantly. Each game, we learned more about playing together and effective combinations, under the

Netball Open A Back Row: Talia Namana, Serena Lim-Strutt 2nd Row: Marg Landon (Manager), Briarna Rae, McKinley Vollebregt, Kelly Forde, Teri WathenSmith, Hannah Munn (Coach) Front Row: Ella Petursson, Meg Skilton, Pare Gilmartin-Kara, (Captain), Kate Wilkins, (Captain), Josie Butcher Netball Development Back Row: Mrs Helen Bradford (Manager) 2nd Row: Mrs Jackie Lock (Coach), Tori Reeves, Abigail Helm, Helena Light, Kayley Livingston, Ariana O’Connor (Coach) Front Row: Zoe Smith, Kelly Forde, Tessa Whale, (Captain), Brielle O’Connor, (Vice-Captain), Victoria Ware

steadfast guidance of our coaches Mrs Lock and Ariana O’Connor, and our manager Mrs Bradford. Abby Helm, Zoe Smith, Victoria Ware and Tori Reeves became our strong defence. Midcourt usually comprised Brielle O’Connor, Tessa Whale and Kelly Forde. Helena Light, Kayley Livingston and Melissa Barr usually played goal shoot throughout the season. In the hard-fought victories against Nga Taiatea and Hamilton Girls’ in particular, the Development team showed how they have banded together as a team. We finished our season third in our pool, which was a pleasing result. Whether we have won or lost, the Development team has soldiered on and continued to put in effort, which was the key to our successful season.

Making the final was one of our major goals. It proved a tough, hard fought battle. Ella was continuously on the ground winning the battle for the ball. Serena and Pare rattled the defence, picking up ball. However, the Geelong team continued to put up shots. At half time, changes were made to inject some fresh legs, as our hard semi started to take its toll. The battle raged on, with both teams surging at different points in the game. In the last three minutes St Paul’s made a courageous last fight back, scoring three in a row. However, time was against us and we narrowly lost the final.

As a team, we have learnt a lot from this tournament. We found out our structure works and we just need to adjust the finer details to our game plan. We are looking forward to an exciting season ahead.

Our Development team didn’t have many trainings together before the tournament and this was our opportunity to develop new combinations and get to know one another. Even though the competition was very tough, we improved with every game and compared to last year, had a much better tournament. We played against Kristin in the finals and saved our best for our last game. With a few new combinations such as Abby Helm shooting for the first time, we had a fantastic final and a great win! We are definitely looking forward to a wonderful season after this experience.

Trans Tasman Netball Quadrangular Tournament

Between 12th-14th April, St Paul’s hosted the Trans-Tasman Netball Tournament, inviting Pembroke School and Scotch College from Adelaide; Geelong College from Geelong; and Kristin School from Auckland. The Open A team had a fantastic tournament.

Briarna Rae fought off all defence in the circle, and Talia Namana used her strength and natural knowledge of the game to support the attackers bringing the ball through the court. Ella Petursson and Meg Skilton’s timing was impeccable and they worked together to feed perfectly into the circle. The defensive trio of Caitlin Johnston, Pare Gilmartin-Kara and Kate Wilkins provided an amazing amount of ball for the attackers to use and provided excitement for those on the side-line.

After the round robin, St Paul’s had only lost one game to Geelong and were on equal points to qualify as first. Unfortunately, it went back to count back goals for and goals against, and we were pipped by Geelong, who qualified first for the semi-finals. This made our road to the final harder as we had to come up against the formidable Pembroke team in our semi-final. This was a hard fought battle, both teams fighting for the ball. With Kate Wilkins in Australia, Serena Lim-Strutt stepped up to the challenge and played out of her skin. St Paul’s came out on top and enjoyed the support of all those who encouraged us during this crucial semi-final game.

Overall, St Paul’s had a very successful tournament with Pare Gilmartin-Kara being chosen as not only the best defence for the tournament, but also the most valuable player. Kelly Forde was the most valuable player for the Development team, with her excellent shooting skills. Our school also won the overall ‘Best School’ trophy. This tournament is not only about playing netball, but also about making new friends. The quiz night and formal dinner were wonderful opportunities to develop lifelong friendships and we look forward to catching up with our competitors next year. Well done to all the St Paul’s girls.

A big thank you to all the staff involved in the organisation of the tournament: Mrs Jan Kilmister, Mrs Raewyn Keene, Mrs Hannah Munn, Mrs Marg Landon, Mrs Jackie Lock and Mrs Helen Bradford did a magnificent job in planning and organising the tournament, which ran extremely smoothly and successfully.

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Best Maadi Regatta for St Paul’s in 10 Years

On Friday the 21st March the selected athletes from the St Paul’s rowing club left the school to begin their trip to Twizel for the Maadi Cup Regatta on Lake Ruataniwha. This is the biggest Secondary Schools’ event in the southern hemisphere, with over 2000 athletes and lasts for one week.

This was one of the toughest and most successful Maadi Cup campaigns the school has had in over 10 years, the club made 8 A finals and 4 B finals. This was an outstanding result, especially when you consider that the club came away with four medals. A Gold, one Silver and two Bronzes.

The highlight of the week’s racing was seeing the Boys U17 four winning a National title. The crew, comprising Charles Christey, Ben Dobbe, Jack Schicker, Henry Wills coxed by Logan Birt, had only managed a bronze medal at North Island Champs, making the victory even sweeter. The last time St Paul’s won a gold medal at Maadi was in 2003!

The Girls U17 double of Zoe Smith and Zoe Lapwood had a nail biting race in the A final holding onto the bronze medal in the last 250m. This was the culmination of a great season for the girls, having gained a silver medal at the North Island Championships.

The Boys U18 Pair of James Ingham and Sam Rush made the A final with the fastest qualifying time in the repechage. In the final, the boys went out of the start hard and fast and in contention for medals, but this cost them in the second half of the race. They nevertheless finished 8th in New Zealand. Although they had the fastest time from the heats going into the final, the U17 8+ had a tough, very exciting race against Hamilton Boys High, Christ’s College and St Bedes Boys’ High. They were narrowly beaten into 1st place by Christ’s College and came away with a silver medal. This was an awesome race, capping off a fantastic season for this crew, made up with Sal M’boge, Tim Husband-Dravitzki, Charles Christey, Connor Gordon, Lachlan Lee, Ben Dobbe, Jack Schicker, Henry Wills, coxed by Logan Birt.

The Boys novice 8+ made it into the A final with a good time. Ready to crack those medals the crews were neck and neck right down to the wire. In the end only 1 sec separated places 2nd to 5th. We took bronze by 0.03 of a second, and this was despite one of the boys coming off his seat at the halfway mark and having to row 1000m on his butt. This crew was made up of Elliot Ware, Marcus Hamilton, Jack Oliver, Riley Chick,

Kerwan Rose, Campbell Peart, James (sore bum) Kenna, Sam Porritt coxed by Jimmy Christey. Four of these boys went on to gain a 5th place in U18 Novice Fours a day after their Bronze winning performance.

The Boys U15 four also made it into the A final and came 7th. A credible performance when they miss half a season because of Tihoi. And their opposition were big! The four was Campbell Peart, Angus Kelly, Cameron Smale, stroked by Connor Gordon and coxed by Logan Birt.

Special mention must be made of all of the other competitors who made B and C finals:

Hinehou Te Ua, Katherine Keddell, Abby Helm, Helena Light in their U17 quad and doubles.

Tyler Gyde, Thomas Hislop, Hamish Haycock, Rudi Grace, Tom Wilson, Nick Winkelmann, Campbell Ware, Willis Webb in various boats.

Finally, each year the schools also take part in a novel coxswains race where it is the coxswains turn to row a 4+. This year Logan Birt, Emanae Fergusson, Jimmy Christie, Brad Edwards and coxed by Abby Helm brought home gold for the 2nd year running!

The club can be extremely proud of their efforts as this placed them significantly higher up the overall points trophies tables than in earlier years:

Star Trophy – Overall place 16th (46th last season)

Executive Trophy – Overall Sweep position 9th (20th previous season)

This was the conclusion to what has been an outstanding season for the rowing club under the new Headmanship of Rowing Elite Oarsman, Graham Oberlin-Brown. Graham

Rowing Boys U17 4+ NZ Champions Back Row: Mr Graham Oberlin-Brown (Head Coach), Jack Schicker, Charles Christey, Mr Adam Tripp (Coach) Front Row: Henry Wills, Logan Birt, (Cox), Ben Dobbe

has brought a new level of professionalism and performance to the club, which has had a significant impact and made a positive impression on our young rowers.

North Island Club Championships

Silver Medal in the Men’s U19 Four - Henry Wills, Jack Schicker, Ben Dobbe, Charles Christey and Logan Birt, (great to see the 16 year old boys punching above their weight).

Bronze Medal in the Men’s U19 Double - Sam Rush and James Ingham, (narrowly lost to old boy Will Guest. Sam Rush’s first medal!)

The two Zoes - Smith and Lapwood, did well in their singles, in the tough U20 age group and the novice four just got pipped for medals as they came through the line in fourth place.

North Island Secondary Schools Rowing Championships

This was one of the most successful North Island regattas the club has had in the last four years, achieving 12 A finals and 6 B finals which converted to a Gold, two Silvers and a Bronze medal.

Gold: Boys U17 8+ A length in front of Boys’ High in time of 6.02 minutes (Henry Wills, Jack Schicker, Ben Dobbe, Charles Christey, Lachlan Lee, Tim Husband-Dravitzki, Connor Gordon, Sal M’boge and cox Logan Birt).

Silver: Girls U 17 2x (Zoe Smith, Zoe Lapwood)

Silver: Boys U18 Novice 8+ (Sam Porrrit, James Kenna, Kerwan Rose, Campbell Peart, Riley Chick, Jack Oliver, Marcus Hamilton, Elliot Ware and cox Jimmy Christey).

Bronze: Boys U 174+ (Henry Wills, Jack Schicker, Ben Dobbe, Charles Christey, Logan Birt)

4th Places: Boys U18 2x and 2- (James Ingham , Sam Rush), Girls U 16 1x (Zoe Smith)

Other A finalists: Tom Hislop in his single, Both U17 Fours, Both U18 Novice Fours, Boys U15 Four

Mighty River Power Regatta (Division races only)

BU17 1x (Tom Hislop) - 2nd

GU16 1x (Zoe Smith) - 1st

BU17 8+ (H Wills, J Schicker, B Dobbe, L Lee, T HusbandDravitzki, C Christey, C Gordon, S M’Boge + L Birt) - 1st

BU18 N8+(S Porritt, J Kenna, C Peart, K Rose, R Chick, J Oliver, M Hamilton, E Ware + J Christey) - 2nd

BU16 2x (Rudi Grace/ Hamish Haycock) - 2nd

BU17 4+ (H Wills, J Schicker, B Dobbe, C Christey + L Birt) - 1st

BU15 4+ (C Gordon, C Smale, C Peart, A Kelly + L Birt) - 1st

BU18Nov 4+ (S Porritt, J Kenna, C Peart, J Oliver + J Christey) - 1st

Rowing Awards

Performance certificates awarded to:

U15 Sweep Peart Gordon Gordon Ware

U15 Scull Finch Smale Kelly

U16 Scull Haycock/ Grace Haycock/ Grace Winkelmann/ Wilson

U16 Sweep Oliver Porritt Porritt Kenna

U17 Hislop

W16 Keddell Smith Smith Smith

WU17 Lapwood

Cox J Christey

Nov Cox Edwards Ferguson

Novice Porritt Porritt Rose

Rowing Trophies awarded to:

Les Varney Trophy

Most Improved Novice rower: Riley Chick

Coxswains Cup

Best Coxswain: Logan Birt

Veterans Trophy

Best support from a rowing member: Henry Wills

Most Conscientious Member

Best support from non-rowing member: Merv Gyde

St Paul’s Shield

Most improved rower-all age groups: Connor Gordon

School Oar

Most successful Team of the Year: Boys U17 4+ of Logan Birt (cox), Henry Wills, Jack Schicker, Ben Dobbe, Charles Christey

The “ERG” Trophy

Highest erg score in a season: Tom Hislop (6 mins 26.1 secs)

Womens ERG Trophy

Highest score for women in a season: Zoe Lapwood (7 mins 32.6 secs)

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Certificates Most Improved Best Rower Best 2km erg Most Determined

1x Trophy

Best Sculler in all grades: Zoe Smith

Seath Cup

Best rower in all Grades: James Ingham/Henry Wills

Presidents Cup

For outstanding leadership from the boys: James Ingham

Steiner Trophy

For outstanding leadership from the girls: Zoe Lapwood

CAPS: (and Top Ten Badges)

James Ingham and Sam Rush.

Other Interesting facts about the season:

• The club attended 9 competitive events (Te Awamutu Regatta, The Great Race, Karapiro Christmas Regatta, Cambridge Town Cup Regatta, Mangakino Regatta,North Island Club Champs, Mighty River Power Regatta, North Island Secondary Schools Champs, New Zealand Secondary Schools Champs (Maadi))

• 2014 saw the implementation of a whole new coaching team. (Graham Oberlin-Brown, Tim Wilson (Assistant Coach), Adam Tripp, Sam Houston, Chris Foot, and gap tutor Imogen Leigh)

• The club purchased new Wintech Four, and post season a Hudson Eight and Four

• As always, there was outstanding teamwork and cooperation amongst the coaches, parents and rowers. (Huge thank you to President, Peter Kelly and parents committee, especially long serving member who now departs, Graham Rush)

• The determination and commitment shown by the Senior Under 17/18 boys and girls, which filtered down to other crews, which in turn resulted in much more tangible success for the club, and across a range of different events

• Zoe Smith, Zoe Lapwood, James Ingham and Henry Wills were invited to trial for the U18 North Island Crews

• James Ingham and Henry Wills were successful in being selected and went on to win the pair and were seated in 7 and 8 seat of the Men’s eight

• Outstanding captaincy displayed by James Ingham and latterly Zoe Lapwood, who stepped into the breach. Both led by example.



Chiefs Cup

The St Paul’s 1st XV opened their Chiefs Cup competition against Wesley College. Wesley have been national 1st XV champions 4 times, so the team were preparing for a hard physical game. St Paul’s were playing with the wind in the first half, and opened the scoring with a penalty to Tyrell Martin. Wesley hit back with a try, before Tyrell kicked another penalty before half time, for St Paul’s to take a narrow 6-5 lead into the break.

Wesley started the second half stronger, and made great use of the wind, pinning St Paul’s in their own half. The pressure eventually took its toll, with Wesley scoring two trys in fairly quick succession, to take a daunting 15-6 lead. St Paul’s dug in deep late in the 2nd half, to fight back into the game with an excellent forwards try to Alex Mitchell, which was converted by Tyrell. Then with 5 minutes remaining and after a period of applied pressure, St Paul’s took the lead from a Tom Yarrell try under the post. Tyrell converted and the team held on in the remaining minutes for a historic 20-15 victory.

The following week the team travelled to Tauranga to play a physical Tauranga Boys’ team, going down 29-19. In the last round the team lifted to beat St Peter’s at home 21-12. Results in other games in the pool meant that three teams, St Paul’s, Wesley, and Tauranga Boys’ all ended with 2 wins and 1 loss. Tauranga qualifying first in the pool, because of a better points differential.

The team headed up to Manurewa High School to close out the competition with a win 18-8. The result solidifying a solid beginning to the season.

Central North Island Rugby Competition Review

St Paul’s 1st XV competed in the Central North Island competition this year. After narrowly losing the final in 2013, the team were keen to prove themselves this year.

The competition started off with an easy away win of 52 to 0 against St John’s College of Hastings. The team was particularly clinical in the first half of the game. The stand out player on the day was Asipeli Mafua’taimi who scored a hat-trick.

The following week was a tougher game against Wanganui Collegiate. The game was a home game played during the school day as part of a regular sports exchange. St Paul’s playing the better rugby in the 2nd half with trys to Asipeli Mafua’taimi, Alex Mitchell, Shniel Singh and Thomas Gordon. The final score was 31 to 15 to St Paul’s.

Next up was Lindisfarne College from the Hawkes Bay. The first half was very close, with both teams fairly evenly matched in the forwards and neither managing to dominate

territory or possession. At 6 to 3 late in the first half, St Paul’s were able to apply some pressure, culminating in a try in the corner by lock Keiran Dale. The second half started explosively with captain Thomas Gordon making a clean break from the kick off, busting through several tackles to set Creighton Winiata-Dunster up who then scored under the posts. St Paul’s continued to dominate the second half when Samisoni Taukei’aho scored another try. Tom Yarrall later scored the fourth try for the team, securing an important competition bonus point from the game to cap off a great result for the team of 32 to 3.

The boys then headed out to St Peter’s for a mid-week clash. St Peter’s controlled the game in the first half scoring two trys taking a 12 to 3 lead into the break. St Paul’s were a different team in the second half, dominating every facet of the game. After a period of applied pressure Shniel Singh drove over the line for the first try for St Paul’s. Then late in the game, with St Paul’s still trailing by one point, captain Thomas Gordon gained a crucial turn over, half back Callum Brown then spotted space behind the St Peter’s back line, chipping the ball over for Tom Yarrall to chase through and recover to score the game-winning try. They were made to work hard for a final winning score of 16 to 12.

The following weekend the team made the long drive down to Rathkeale College in Masterton. Rathkeale, having struggled to be competitive this season, were comprehensively beaten. Highlights again being a hat trick to Asipeli Mafua’taimi and two trys to Samisoni Taukei’aho. The final score was 53 to 17.

After nearly a month long break St Paul’s headed down to Fielding College. They are always a strong team and the first half was a real arm wrestle with both teams trading penalty goals. St Paul’s were narrowly ahead by 9 to 3 at the break. Mid-way through the second half, Fielding had the momentum of the game and scored a good try from a well-worked lineout drive. They converted the try to lead 13 to 9. Tyrell Martin then kicked a penalty to close the gap to one point. With 15 minutes left in the game, St Paul’s forwards took charge close to the line and Gordon Fullerton scored an excellent rumbling try, which was calmly converted by Tyrell. Fielding mounted numerous attacks but St Paul’s outstanding defense held on to win 19 to 13.

The final round robin match was against defending champions Francis Douglas Memorial College. With both teams having

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Rugby 1st XV Back Row: Alex Mitchell, Kieran Dale, Jackson Morgan, Ben Brogden 3rd Row: William Reeves, Sam Rush, Creighton Winiata-Dunster, Gordon Fullerton, Tom Yarrall, Sal M’Boge, Mr Ryan McCarthy (Assistant Coach) 2nd Row: Mr Simon Ward (Manager), Callum Brown, Connor Collins, Blake Wilson, Connor Gordon, Tyrell Martin, Dillon Kelliher, Mr Andrew Gibbs (Head Coach) Front Row: Shneil Singh, Trent Collingwood, Asipeli Mafuataimi, Thomas Gordon, Christopher Fawcett, Samisoni Taukeiaho, Arjun Singh

strong seasons, the game would decide the top qualifier and potentially the location of the final. St Paul’s started extremely well with Kip Fawcett breaking the line to set up Asipeli Mafua’taimi who scored under the posts. Soon after, St Paul’s were on attack again, this time the forwards attacked the line and Alex Mitchell crashed over for another try. Before the 10 minute mark, Tyrell Martin extended the lead to 15 with a penalty following a yellow card to a Francis Douglas player for a professional foul close to the line. It all seemed a bit easy for a game that was expected to be tight. The yellow card seemed to spur Francis Douglas into action and they defended well to stop St Paul’s from scoring again in the first half and even added a penalty to take the score to 15 to 3 at half time. The second half was much tighter with both teams exchanging penalties. Francis Douglas were their own worst enemy throughout the game. They had most of the possession and often got close to the line, only for the last pass to go to ground or into touch. St Paul’s were put under a lot of pressure, but their defense was solid and they held on for a well-deserved win. The final score was 24 to 13.

It wasn’t until the Wednesday before the semifinal that Feilding College was confirmed as the fourth qualifier. Two days later they made the trip north to St Paul’s. Feilding started well with a strong run from their fullback from half way to open the scoring with an excellent try. St Paul’s then kicked into gear with strong running from the forwards providing a solid platform for attack. Gordon Fullerton drove the ball over the line for a well-worked try. Soon after he crossed again for a second try. Samisoni Taukei’aho scored a third try for the team soon after, cementing a solid first half for the team who took a 24 to 5 lead into the half time break. Tyrell Martin also had an excellent half with the boot, converting all three trys and a penalty. St Paul’s started the second half well with another penalty from Tyrell and a try from Kip Fawcett. With the game well under control, Feilding scored two late consolation trys to give the score of 34 to 17 a more respectable look. However, overall it was a very dominant performance from St Paul’s.

The final would be played against Francis Douglas, the defending champions from 2013, but this time the final was to be played in Hamilton. St Paul’s started well, applying pressure, taking good kicking options and with some strong running from the forwards. St Paul’s capitalized from this pressure with Tyrell Martin slotting two early penalties. Francis Douglas struck back with some excellent back play, overcoming St Paul’s defense, to score a well-worked try. St Paul’s continued to play their hard style of physical rugby, the pressure eventually turning into more points when Tom Yarrall crossed for an impressive try, stepping through the fleeting tackles of Francis Douglas players. Hard hitting forward Shniel Singh also barged over the line for a try before the break. St Paul’s had a 20 to 7 half time lead but were turning to face a strong wind in the second half.

The second half started well for St Paul’s with some excellent line breaks from inside backs Kip Facwett and Asipeli Mafua’taimi which kept the pressure on Francis Douglas. Samisoni scored two trys within a few minutes and St Paul’s looked to have the game wrapped up. Francis Douglas battered the St Paul’s line for an extended period with St Paul’s showing excellent character in defence. Eventually Francis Douglas crossed for a try. However, St Paul’s finished strongly

and were unlucky not to score again. They won the Central North Island Competition final 32 to 14.

It is a very well deserved title for St Paul’s who went through the entire competition unbeaten. Top try scorers were Asipeli Mafua’taimi with eight, Samisoni Taukei’aho with seven and Tom Yarrall with six. Tyrell Martin had an excellent season with the boot, landing 98 points in the nine games.

Captain Thomas Gordon had an outstanding season. He led from the front, making hard hitting tackles, gaining regular turn over ball and always threatening with the ball in hand. In the tight stuff he was well backed up by outstanding forwards Trent Collingwood and Shneil Singh, both dangerous with the ball in hand. All three players were also the concrete which held the defensive line together. In the backline Kip Fawcett was the linchpin, running the backs with great precision. His kicking choices and running options often put the team on the front foot. It was fantastic to see a number of Year 11 students featuring regularly this season. Connor Gordon played every game at blindside flanker, Tom Yarrall played every game on the wing and both had outstanding seasons. Jackson Morgan, Connor Collins and Callum Brown all regularly featured in the team.

Obvious stand out players for the season were Samisoni Taukei’aho and Asipeli Mafua’taimi. The two Tongan boys proved they are outstanding players, both on the score sheet, through their work ethic and by their commitment to the team. Another highlight of the season was the all-Sargood front row of Samisoni Taukei’aho, Gordon Fullerton and Alex Mitchell, who were a dominant force up front and regularly crossed the line, totaling 12 trys between them throughout the competition.

Player profiles

Soni Taukei’aho

Soni is really starting to develop into a top class front row forward. He is also developing into a fine senior leader within the team and has valuable input both on and off the field. Soni also does a lot of work behind the scenes helping the U14s when needed. This work often goes unnoticed but is certainly appreciated. Soni is a Mobile front rower with electric speed. He is a good scrummager and is very aggressive in all aspects of play. Soni is a Superb thrower in lineout play and often initiates innovations that help us to win good ball. Soni was recently named player of the Chiefs camp which is a prestigious honour.

Thomas Gordon

Thomas is the captain of the 1st XV and has proved to be a man committed to the cause. He is a no nonsense leader and demands excellence from his players and coaches. He is very physical with ball in hand and a very accurate tackler. Like a good 7 should be he is strong over the ball and usually wins a number of turnovers in each game. Thomas has earned the respect of his peers and coaches and was recently selected for the Chiefs camp.

Development XV Rugby

In a repeat of last year, the Development XV found themselves having to play off against Hillcrest 1st XV for a place in the First Division. This game was won by St Paul’s. The Development


Back Row: Wade Paniora, Romke Gower Hoogstra, Jackson Morgan, Josh Balme, Thomas Hislop, Campbell Ware

3rd Row: Adam Ballantyne, Pete Smit, Dean Fullerton, Ryan Ballantyne, Lachlan Lee, Alastair Blackett, Mr M. Badenhorst (Physio)

2nd Row: Mr J. Rowlands (Assistant Coach), Marc Bradford, Benjamin Clare, Sam Fullerton-Smith, Nicholas Simpson, Jonathon Simpson, Ben McColgan, Mr C. Lewis (Head Coach)

Front Row: Danyon Fernando, Sukhjit Sarai, Courtland Lee, (Vice-Captain), William Reeves, (Captain), Edward Johnstone, (Vice-Captain), Oliver Roberts, Ben Donaldson

In Front: Joel Taylor

squad for 2014 contained a rich pool of young talent that had worked its way through the ranks, as well as a core group of Year 13s that had played a couple of seasons at this level already.

The highlight of the season came early on in rounds 2 and 3.

Round 2 saw us matched up against Te Awamutu 1st XV who had beaten us in the grading stage. We knew what to expect and, after some intense preparation, threw everything we had at them. After leading 3 – 0 for 65 minutes of the game, our hearts were broken when a dubious try was scored which resulted in the opposition winning 7 – 3.

Round 3 involved us playing top-of-the-table St John’s 1st XV who had previously had two big wins. Once again we led the fixture 7 – 3 for 60 minutes of the fixture, but a charge down and irregular bounce of the ball resulted in the opposition scoring an opportunistic try. Feeling depleted, we allowed St John’s to run in another soft score on the final whistle. Final score was 17 – 7 to St John’s.

Overall, the Development XV’s results were inconsistent due to frequent injuries to key players in the squad. However, the commitment of the players on the field could never be faulted which was epitomised by Ollie Roberts in the final game of the season against Matamata 1st XV.

Mention must also be made of William Reeves who captained the team admirably and led from the front no matter what the score.

Final awards went to:

Forward of the season: Oliver Roberts

Back of the season: Ben Clare

Most valuable team member: William Reeves

3rd XV Rugby

Compared to previous seasons the 3rd XV had a very successful year in 2014. The team was very lucky to be coached by Damian Lilley (husband of Mrs Lilley) who instilled a strong work ethic and good sense of team sprit into the boys.

Our first game was away at Matamata College. After thrashing us last year Matamata thought they would win easily, but were sadly mistaken with St Paul’s securing a close victory.

Back Row: Cameron Wratt, William Armstrong, Jack McDonald, Anthony Sauni, Sukhjit Sarai

2nd Row: Connor Joyce, William Fraser, Taylor Cockerton, Duncan Van Der Maas, Jordan Mulholland- Tonar, Mr M. Markham (Coach)

Front Row: Jason Dhesi, Petera Tapsell, Tom Harsant, Aubrey Fish, Dylan Wallbank, Marc Bradford

Absent: Mr D. Lilley

This win got the season off to a great start and gave the boys confidence for the games ahead. The following week we were bought down to earth however, with a disappointing loss to a combined Hamilton Christian School and Huntly College side. The game against St Peter’s the following week proved to be the highlight of the season. With a full strength team and no injuries (for the only time in the season) we stunned St Peter’s with a 28-5 win. Last year St Peter’s won by over seventy points so this was a massive turnaround and the boys were buzzing after the game.

The St Peter’s game however proved to be the high tide mark for the team. After this the team was decimated by injuries with nine boys unavailable for the remainder of the season. We struggled to field a team for the fixtures in term 3 but somehow were able to finish with a win against Te Awamutu.

Despite our late season struggles the season was highly enjoyable and many of the boys became much better rugby players, largely due to Damian’s coaching.

I wish the leavers all the best for their rugby careers and would like to thank all the parents for their support on the sidelines and for transporting the boys to the various schools of the Waikato.

U16 Rugby

The season started off with two pre-season games against St Kent’s College Under 15s and Gisborne Boys’ High School. These were two tough matches with St Kent’s being too strong, but a good win was had against Gisborne Boys’. This was good preparation for our first round clashes against teams like Hamilton Boys’ High School Under 15s and Melville 1st XV.

The first round resulted in wins against Morrinsville College, Pio Pio 1st XV and Hamilton Boys’ High School Black, while we had narrow losses to Melville 1st XV and Hamilton Boys’ High School Under 15s. The team performed well enough over the two rounds in the season to make the Semi Finals of the grade. Unfortunately we were not good enough to beat Melville 1st XV in the Semi-Finals. They were too big and physical, although the boys could be congratulated on their stoic defence, which held them in the game until 10 minutes to go. A good win on our home ground against Pio Pio 1st XV placed us third in the grade.

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Rugby 2nd XV Rugby 3rd XV

Rugby U16

Back Row: Phoenix Keyte-Williams, Shaun Cox, Dean Fullerton, Hunter Johnson

2nd Row: Matthew Wilson, Nicholas Hansen, Jack Gordon, Ryan Van Straalen

Front Row: Sam Porritt, Eli Spadoni, Sajin Singh, Ben O’Sullivan, David O’Rourke

Absent: Hamish Tapp, (Tihoi), Aaron Humble, (Tihoi), George Dyer, (Tihoi), Judd Redmond, (Tihoi), Sam Cooper, (Tihoi), Ben Johnson, (Tihoi), Ferg Burke, (Tihoi), Jock Yarndley, (Tihoi), Shaun Campbell, (Tihoi), Marcus Hamilton

The team was a young team, with 10 of the squad being Year 10s. This obviously made the season disjointed with these players going to Tihoi for most of the second round. The physicality of the Under 16 grade challenged these young players and gave them valuable experience for their future rugby. The older players did particularly well in keeping things going in their absence. The team was captained by George Dyer, while Ferg Burke was Vice Captain.

The following players received recognition for their consistent contributions throughout the season:

Best Forward: Jock Yarndley

Best Back: Ferg Burke

Best Team Player: Hunter Johnson

Most Improved: Ryan Van Straalen

A special thanks must go to Mark Boe who gave up his time to be Assistant Coach of the team.

U14 Rugby

2014 was always going to be a challenge to emulate the successes of the previous 2 years. Despite that, the team started the season well with a draw against eventual semi-finalists Melville and a win against HBHS B 24-12. Unfortunately the quality of the team’s performance each week was not consistent and this proved to be costly with some narrow losses to teams we should have beaten.

The team was severely weakened by the departure of 6 players to Tihoi. This effectively limited the team’s ability to make the semi-finals. The team finished 6th overall which came on the back of very good matches from the entire team against both Fraser High School and a very large and talented Melville team.

There were 3 standout players in the first half of the season, Luke Donaldson who was a tenacious halfback, Jeevan Singh who was a real attacking force at fullback and Elliott Ware who was an inspirational captain at open side flanker. In the second half of the season Liam Allen took over the captaincy and led by example.

In the local competition the team had a 6 win 5 loss record.

Rugby U14

Back Row: Liam Richardson, Millar Groube, Tom Seuren, Ronin Palaone, William Navanua

2nd Row: Mr P. Wilson (Coach), Sam Reeves, Daniel Johnson, Wilson Wolfe, Invinder Singh, Mr P. Gilbert (Coach)

Front Row: Connor Downey, Jack Russell, Dallas Taikato, Liam Allen, Jarrod Mealings, Will Porritt, Liam Pepper

Absent: Ethan Taylor, Sam Densem, Luke Donaldson, Jeevan Singh, Elliot Ware, Lachie Finch, James Mitchell

Rugby U55Kg Gold

We had our initial weigh in and some skills sessions at the end of the first term when we had a good number of boys turn up and it was very obvious that we had real potential within the squad.

One of the challenges we faced was that we had too many boys for one team but not enough for two. We initially tried to have two teams but soon realised that we would not be able to put out two teams each Saturday. This meant we trained with a squad of 27 and had to rotate players each Saturday.

Building on the success of this team in 2013 was one of the main objectives for the team. 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. Being a weight division, the boys found the conversion not too hard. We soon established a pack of forwards that could supply the backs with quality go-forward ball.

The season started with an official weigh in day, and some warm-up matches at Hamilton Boys’. On the day we came up against both HBHS Red and Silver. Our boys did not have their best day and we realised that we had some hard work ahead, especially in terms of defence and retaining possession.

The official season started with comfortable wins over HBHS White (36 - 7) and Te Awamutu (56 - 0). Our next game against St John’s was a challenge, and we had to hold off a very strong second half challenge to end up winning 22 - 17. In the game that followed against HBHS Black, we lost (20 - 24) after leading 20 - 0 at one stage. After this game we challenged ourselves to be tougher in defence and be proud of defending our goal line. Morrinsville had a good season and we prepared for a tough game. The boys were fired up and surprised themselves by winning 43 - 0. We then played a tough HBHS Red and put in a good performance to win 34 - 12. After the holidays we lost a friendly game against St John’s (12 - 24), confirming that they were favourites to win the competition. Cambridge was our last round robin competition and we had to work hard to get away with a draw (19 - 19).

This meant that we qualified top of the ladder and we hosted a home semi-final against Morrinsville. Again the boys played well and won 36-5. We were now one game away




from reaching our goal of winning the Waikato competition for a third year in a row. It was no surprise that St John’s also managed to qualify for the final.

Playing on the St Paul’s Number 1 field was an honour, but we knew we would have to defend well out wide. Our forwards dominated early play. St John’s, however, was the first to score after a good break in the midfield, finished off by their winger. We came back strongly and scored three tries by half time. After half time St John’s scored again and the score was 24 -19.We scored one more try to win 29-19 and retain the Pat Bennett trophy. Our tries were scored by Drew Gordon (2), Rahul Manohan, Alex Johnson, and Charlie Crawford. It was a tough battle but the boys played their best game of the season. The boys played with passion for each other and their school, making us all very proud. It was a privilege to work with such keen and talented players. Drew Gordon was awarded Forward of the Year, Harry Smith, Back of the Year and Luka Benseman was recognised as most valuable team member at the end of season prize giving.

A big thank you to Mr Ivan Posa for the time and effort he put into this team.

Porcupines Rugby XV Win WSSRFU Championship

2014 was the first time for a few years that St Paul’s had fielded a team in the Under 65Kg division and we were fortunate to have the services of some older and highly skilled players in the squad.

In pre-season fixtures, we easily accounted for the Hamilton Boys’ High School ‘B’ side (24-0), Cambridge High School (170) and St Peter’s School (29-12) and the signs looked good for an encouraging season.

In the first of our round robin pool games, we enjoyed a comfortable 61-7 win over Hamilton Boys’ High School ‘B’ team; squeaking home 22-19 over Te Awamutu College (having led with just 20 minutes to go). In our match against Hamilton Boys’ High School ‘A’ side, the wheels fell off, with a number of key players absent; we lost 7-36, before getting back on track in an emphatic manner, defeating the previously unbeaten St John’s College side 15-0 in a powerful forward display. At the end of Term 2, we lost five of our key Year 10 players to the Tihoi Venture School: Quinn Bowie, Mathew Caskie, Matthew

Fisher, Andre Kleuskens, Tom Watson; and gained Michael Turnbull and Josh Grindlay, who were part of Intake One.

Term 3 saw the side put together a magical performance in defeating St Peter’s by an emphatic 72 - 0 score line. A gritty 31 - 12 victory over Cambridge High School followed and then we were into the semi-finals. Finishing top of the pool, we had the luxury of a home game and narrowly defeated Hamilton Boys’ High School ‘B’ side 10 - 0. So, in the final, again at home, we met their ‘A’ side and a chance to atone for a dreadful earlier performance. In a tight final, St Paul’s led from the start and then lifted their performance in the final quarter to obtain a comfortable 34 - 19 victory – the first win in the U65Kg division for over 28 years. The side won the Jono Gibbs Trophy, with player of the final being hard tackling, James Wilkins.

The forwards had a strong season with Matthew Bailey, Matthew Stewart, Harrison Moss, Bailey Read and Hamish Te Whare; always making yardage with the ball in hand. Hugh Jackson proved athletic and a crucial influence at line-out time; while Year 9 students Thomas Nicholson and Keith Thorburn showed with their strength and commitment that they will be players to watch in the future.

In the backs, Brad Hermsen (half back) and Seb Ellice (first five) directed play well, with Seb’s elusive step difficult for oppositions to manage. James Wilkins and Seton Mason developed an excellent understanding and combination in the mid-field. While on the wing, Michael Walker, Andre Kleuskens and Adam Collins showed real pace, strength and regularly featured on the scoreboard.

Overall, we had a great season and we want to thank Mr Defyd Williams (backs) and Mr Grant Lander (forwards) for coaching the side; while Captain, Hamish Te Whare, led by example, always willing to put his body on the line and proving an inspirational influence on the team’s impressive performance over the season.

U65Kg Squad

Matthew Bailey, Quinn Bowie, Mathew Caskie, Jack Davies, Seb Ellice, Qiwen Fan, Matthew Fisher, Josh Grindlay, Brad Hermsen, Hugh Jackson, Angus Kelly, Andre Kleuskens, Seton Mason, Harrison Moss, Thomas Nicholson, Aidan O’Connor, Bailey Read, Matthew Stewart, Campbell Stuart, Hamish Te Whare, Keith Thorburn, Michael Turnbull, Michael Walker, Thomas Watson, Alex Winkelmann, James Wilkins.

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Rugby U65Kg Back Row: Michael Walker, James Wilkins, Alex Winkelmann, Aidan O’Connor, Matthew Stewart 2nd Row: Mr Defyd Williams (Coach), Angus Kelly, Keith Thorburn, Harrison Moss, Seton Mason, Brad Hermsen, Thomas Nicholson, Mr Grant Lander (Coach) Front Row: Jack Davies, Hugh Jackson, Michael Turnbull, Hamish Te Whare, Sebastian Ellice, Matthew Bailey, Josh Grindlay Absent: Qiwen Fan, Campbell Stuart, Bailey Read, Tom Watson, (Tihoi), Mathew Caskie, (Tihoi), Quinn Bowie, (Tihoi), Matthew Fisher, (Tihoi), Andre Kleuskens, (Tihoi) Rugby U55Kg Row: Mr Arthur Rossi (Coach), Sam Wilson, Charlie Crawford, James Webster, Lucas Clarke, Reid Elkington, Mr Carl Neethling (Coach) Row: Jesse Hill, Quinlan Ingoe, Alex Johnson, Harrison Phillips, Luke Henderson, Riley Hunter Front Row: Charlie Saxton, Fergus Hunt, Drew Gordon, Luka Benseman, Simon Healy Absent: Mr Ivan Posa (Teacher), Harry Smith, Rahul Manohan, Conner Peterson, Brayden Pikhaloff, Ben Juby, Liam Anderson, William Eyre, Noah White, Matthew Bond, Gareth Guscott


Clay Target Shooting

2014 was a rebuilding year for the team. Many younger members joined our ranks and we now have a strong foundation for the future of this sport.

Our overall results often reflected the inexperience and youthfulness of the group, and although at times we were disappointed, the team learnt valuable lessons from each competition. Surprisingly our best performance came in the opening round of the interschool competition that was held at Pukekohe.

The Single Rise event began with some impressive scores with Liam Dow and Hamish Tapp both scoring a possible 20/20. George Amos was one down on 19.

The second event was Points and all our team members gained scores of 50 or better from a possible 60. Top individual score went to Max Mitchell- Clifford with 56, closely followed by Hamish Tapp on 55 and Hunter Johnson on 54. Our combined team score of 256/ 300 placed us 5th in a field of 18 teams. The final event of single barrel had Max Mitchell-Clifford and George Amos once again gaining our best individual scores with a respectable 9/10.

The second round at Thames proved to be difficult for all our shooters and we struggled throughout the day to post reasonable scores. We came away from this event hoping for a better result at Taupo.

Taupo turned on blustery conditions but despite this, all of our shooters put in a solid, consistent performance. Best performance of the day went to Hunter Johnson with 18/20 in Single Rise and once again Hunter along with Max MitchellClifford and Hamish Tapp scored respectable totals in the Individual Points event.

Rock Climbing

Climbing is a year-round sporting option for St Paul’s students in Years 11 – 13. Generally, students climb at the Extreme Edge Indoor Climbing centre after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Students will choose climbing for a number of reasons such as fitness and conditioning, or simply for the joy of climbing.

The climbing program continues to improve and develop as it attracts more and more students each year. Roger Bell has instituted a programme whereby students are encouraged to develop their climbing skills, and we are hoping to introduce the option of Lead Climbing into the programme. Several students have taken the opportunity to participate in regional competitions at the Edge, and have performed well. In addition, it is our hope that we can work with Tihoi Venture School in 2015 and offer students the opportunity to go to Tihoi twice per year and use their climbing facilities.

Liam Dow with 9/10 in the Single Barrel was our top scorer in what was the 3rd and last event of the day.

The Matamata round was cancelled due to flooding and unsafe conditions so we moved on to the HBHS and NISS competitions. As usual these were held on consecutive days at the end of term 2 at the Waikato Gun Club.

Day 1 saw a number of sound individual performances.

In the Single Rise event Max Mitchell-Clifford and Liam Dow both shot 19/20. Max continued his good form by shooting a 57/60 and a 10/10 in the Points and Single Barrel events. His overall score for the day was 86/90 placing him in 5th position. The weather conditions for day 2 changed considerably, providing all the shooters with variable and challenging circumstances. As a consequence of this, our scores fell away and the end performance was a little disappointing.

The 2 day competition proved to be a good learning curve for the younger shooters. Hopefully, they can take this experience and build on it to improve their skills for the future.

Round 6 saw us return to Thames to compete in the Neil Castledine Memorial shoot. Once again the weather conditions made shooting difficult and tested this young team’s skill level.

We started well in the Single Rise event with Max MitchellClifford, Liam Dow and Jackson Mead all posting respectable scores.

As the weather conditions worsened, our scores reflected the challenges we were experiencing with gusting winds and rain blowing in from the Firth of Thames.

Jarrad Dixon was the best of our competitors in the Points event scoring 60 out of the 75 points available. Jarrad continued this good form into the Single Barrel scoring a respectable 12/15 in this event.

The final interschool competition was held at Tauranga in wet and windy conditions. Like the previous round in Thames, these conditions once again proved very difficult and exposed our inexperience.

We are now looking forward to the 2015 season. Hopefully all the lessons that were learnt and the experience gained in 2014 will provide us with the opportunity to return stronger and more competitive than we were this year.

Rock Climbing Back Row: Joshua McClay, Hakan Asici, Taine Groube 2nd Row: Jaime King, Kenan Grant, Kurt Philbin, Scott Mitchell Front Row: Callum Jarvis-Hall, Baiden Thompson, Shaun Drew, Luke Mickell, Callum McNaughton
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Absent: William Kerr, Jonathan Phillips, Ben Negus

The growth of squash has continued to be remarkable in 2014. In term three over 80 students received coaching from our passionate and enthusiastic coach Mr Brendon Woodhead. The grading of our top players has increased to where we have at least 10 players playing at D or E grade, which is remarkable depth for a school of our size. Many other students have been introduced to this great game, learning the basic skills which will allow them to enjoy squash for the rest of their lives if they so choose.

We also now have a racket sports honours board, named after early squash pioneer at St Paul’s, Mr Paul Haylett-Petty positioned by the squash courts. This provides a big incentive for our top squash, badminton and tennis players, both boys and girls to get their name up for posterity.

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.

This year St Paul’s sent two boys’ teams to the 28 team Nationals event which was held in Nelson in August. Both teams did exceptionally well with the A team of Hugo Brown, Hunter Johnson, Jack Schicker, Sam Lockwood-Geck and Sam Wilson starting out as 21st seeds and finishing 14th, hugely

Squash Table Tennis

This year, our school was represented at the Waikato Table Tennis Association Secondary Schools Competition by only one team: Kenan Grant (captain), Vincent Lu, Craig Scott and Nathan Cleaver (reserve).

We were fortunate to have Tom Liu, a Waikato table tennis coach, come to our school every Tuesday afternoon for coaching, and the boys improved a lot as the competition progressed. There were three other schools that competed in our division: Hamilton Boys’ High School, Hillcrest and St Peter’s. Every Friday after school we travelled to the table tennis stadium in Edgecumbe Street to play our matches. On the last day of the competition we played against Hamilton Boys’ High School in the finals. We won the match and got first place in the second division of the competition.

helped by a thrilling first round upset win over Marlborough Boys.

The B team of Kieran Hitchcock, James Morritt, Josh McLaughlin, Hugh Jackson and Josh McClay also did extremely well improving on their 24th seeding to finish 20th. With all these boys returning to school next year, the future of squash looks very bright.

At the time of writing, the School championships were yet to be held in term four, but this year it promises to be a very even and hard fought affair.

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.

Mr Brendon Woodhead and Mr Garth Littlejohn.

Squash Back Row: Kieran Hitchcock 2nd Row: Jack Schicker, Joshua McLaughlin, Samuel Lockwood-Geck, Hunter Johnson, Mr Garth Littlejohn (Manager) Front Row: Sam Wilson, Joshua McClay, James Morritt, Hugo Brown, Hugh Jackson Table Tennis Back Row: Vincent Lu, Kenan Grant Front Row: Craig Scott, Mr Tom Liu (Coach), Nathan Cleaver


It is wonderful to be able to report on yet another fantastic year for our swimmers. The growth and impact of the influence of swimming within the wider school’s extra and intra-curricular programme, is most heartening. From Swimming Standards at the start of the school year to the Inter-House Swimming Championship day, to the Waikato Secondary Schools Championship, triathlons, Open Ocean, Open Freshwater, coaching juniors, Division 2 and spring ,winter and summer training programmes, the year-round swimming programme is a very busy one indeed.

On the International Stage

St Paul’s welcomed Nelly Conway into Year 12 in the middle of this year from Lycee Raymond Loewy in France. Nelly swam for Club Nautique Souterraine and qualified in the 50 Free to come to New Zealand to swim at Division II. Under the French Championship she finished 58th out of 150. She has continued her training with the St Paul’s Club and looks forward to competing nationally again in 2015.

On the National Stage

Three swimmers, Connor Egan, Hamish Black and Shay Dickson have continued a fine tradition of competing at national events. In spite of injuries, Connor qualified for the National Short Course Championships (Springs) and swam most creditably gaining these results from his three top 15 finishes:

25.71s 50m Free (0.02s outside his PB)

55.67s 100m Free (0.64s outside his PB)

4.25.00s 400m Free (1.30s outside his PB)

Hamish also competes on the national stage, especially in long distance and multi-sport events. This year he has gained the following performances:

10th overall (16-17 years) at NZ Open Water Championships (5km)

3rd (in Waikato) and Bronze medal at the same event

Scholarship from Swim Waikato towards him achieving four National Age Groups (NAGS) times in the 2014/15 season

Shay, too, has qualified for national events by swimming in his favourite stroke of butterfly at the Division II Championships earlier in the year. His most creditable performances included:

50m Fly (PB)

100m Fly (PB and 9th place)

200m Fly (Beat his PB by 3s in the final to finish 4th)

On the Regional Stage, the Waikato Secondary Schools Championships

This was another stunning day of swimming for the team from St Paul’s Collegiate School. By the end of the day’s competition, with 326 swimmers from the 29 secondary schools present, the St Paul’s boys’ squad was second overall with 654 points. Hamilton Boys’ were first on 988 and St Peter’s boys were third on 492 points.

When the St Paul’s girls’ score of 182 points was added to the boy’s for the Combined Score, St Paul’s were third overall. This maintains our proud tradition of always being in the top 3! Credit must go to our squad of 28 swimmers whose strong team ethic saw many achieve PB’s from their first major swim meet outside the School championship held a month previously.

Overall St Paul’s achieved 22 podium finishes (1st, 2nd or 3rd) and with a further 40 x 4th to 8th finals finishes, the total of 62 top 8 finishes was certainly a wonderful achievement.

Standout individual girl performances include:

Ella Petursson 5 top 8 finishes including a 1st in the Senior Girls 50 Back and a 3rd in the Senior Girls 100 Back

Georgia Burke 5 top 8 finishes including a 3rd in the Senior Girls 50 Free

Olivia Street 2nd in the Senior Girls 50 Back

Standout performances from the boys included:

Connor Egan 5 top 3 finishes including 4 x 2nd places and 1 x 3rd place

Hamish Black 5 top 4 finishes including a 1st in the Senior Boys 100 IM, 2 x 3rd places and 2 x 4th places

Charles Christie 5 top 6 finishes including 3 x 2nd places, 1 x 4th and 1 x 6th

Max Collingwood 5 top 6 finishes including 3 x 2nd places, 1 x 5th and 1 x 6th

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Waikato Swimming Back Row: Josie Butcher, Ella Petursson, Bethany Langton, Lachie Finch, Georgia Burke, Amy Kang, Matthew Bond 3rd Row: Kieran Dale, Marcus Hamilton, Hamish Black, Max Collingwood, Ben Brogden, Simon Cox, Olivia Street, Mr R. Bell (Coach/Manager) 2nd Row: Jack Russell, Serena Lim-Strutt, Charles Christey, Cameron Wratt, Connor Egan, Lara Wilson, Adam McCarthy Front Row: Tully Dickson, Lachlan Dent, William Eyre, Shay Dickson Absent: Jimmy Christey, Luke Donaldson, Brendan Hunt

Marcus Hamilton 5 top 7 finishes including 2 x 2nd places, 2 x 3rd places and 1 x 7th

Cameron Wratt 5 top 7 finishes including a 2nd, a 3rd, a 4th, a 5th and a 7th place

Adam McCarthy 5 top 7 finishes including a 2nd, a 3rd, a 4th, a 5th and a 7th place

Ben Brogden 5 top 8 finishes including a 3rd, a 4th, a 6th, a 7th and an 8th place

Kieran Dale 4 top 5 finishes including a 3rd, 2 x 4th places and a 5th

Jimmy Christie 4 top 7 finishes including a 2nd, a 4th and 2 x 7th places

Shay Dickson 4 top 8 finishes including a 2nd, a 3rd , a 6th and an 8th.

Congratulations must also go to all the other swimmers whose efforts added valuable scores to the team total. We could not have achieved what we did without their results.

On the Local Stage, the 1500m School Event and the School Swimming Sports

Our annual 1500m swim event saw the following results:

At our annual School Swimming Sports the following champions were determined:

Champion of Champions Georgia Burke

Senior Boys Champion Hamish Black and Charles Christie (tied on points)

Senior Girls Champion Georgia Burke

Intermediate Boys Champion Connor Egan

Junior Boys Champion Brendan Hunt

The continued support of the St Paul’s Swimming Club has been crucial to the on-going successes of our swimmers. This is most evident during the mid-week summer and winter training programmes. Their coaches have done a wonderful job in support of developing our swimmers as they prepare for major meets, rehabilitate them from injuries sustained in other sporting pursuits and develop them as up and coming competitors. Bethany, Lara, Ella and Hamish can also be proud of their efforts in giving back to the sport by being coaches for the Club.

This year was always going to be a rebuilding one with the loss of many talented seniors at the end of 2013. It is very pleasing to report that many of our students have stepped up in 2014 to fill those vacated places and in doing so have maintained our proud swimming tradition.

Boys 1st Connor Egan 18min 12.32s 2nd Tully Dickson 18min 58.60s 3rd Shay Dickson 20min 56.65s 4th Brendan Hunt 24min 48.00s Girls 1st Bethany Langton 20min 52.00s 2nd Lara Wilson 22min 24.12s
Georgia Burke Jack Russell Adam McCarthy Kieran Dale


The Senior Tennis Team

This year the St Paul’s Senior Boys Tennis Team had a good season. The highlight of the season was winning the Waikato Senior Boys’ School grade. The team consisted of Josh Cave, James Wilkins, Ryan Wilkins, Andre Stokes and Tim Fletcher who all put in creditable performances throughout the year.

This year players have had the option of extra coaching with an outside coach. This has definitely made a difference to the players’ skills and game sense.

The annual Kings exchange saw St Paul’s Senior Boys be competitive, however King’s were the better team on the day.

Our senior boys’ tennis team went through the Waikato Senior Boys’ Schools competition unbeaten, winning the competition. This is an outstanding achievement for the boys and definitely the highlight of the season for what is a young team. Well done on a great season.

The Junior Tennis Team

The Junior Boys A Tennis Team that represented the school in the Waikato Secondary Schools Teams Competition this year was:

Joe Harris, Jack Russell, Ben Scaramuzza and Hamish Tapp (captain).

Only two secondary schools competed in the competition and we played against 5 Hamilton Boys’ High School teams and our own B team. The team won 5 of the matches and, consequently, the competition.

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Tennis Senior Boys A Back Row: Andre Stokes, Timothy Fletcher, Ryan Wilkins, Mr C. Hardman (Coach) Front Row: Josh Cave, James Wilkins Tennis Senior Boys B Back Row: Mr N. Muirhead (Manager), Oli Clausen, William Kenna Front Row: Joshua Yee, Andre Stokes, Mr N. Hartmann (Coach) Tennis Junior Boys A Back Row: Jack Russell, Hamish Tapp Front Row: Ben Scaramuzza, Joe Harris, Mrs Visagie (Manager) Tennis Junior Boys B Back Row: Zachary Collier-Mccabe, Dallas Taikato, Jack Walters, Mrs Tracey Harfoot (Coach) Front Row: Marcus Ground, Charlie Saxton Tennis Girls Kate Wilkins, McKinley Vollebregt, Mrs Amanda Reid (Coach), Tessa Whale, Loren Morse

Touch Rugby

Senior Boys Black

Results: Played 7, Won 4, Lost 2 Drew 1

Senior Boys Black was an enthusiastic team of social players who enjoyed playing in a somewhat shortened season. Due to the limited number of teams in the Division, we ended up playing each team twice. St Peter’s College were too strong for us, St John’s and Fairfield were similar in ability with 2 wins, a loss and one draw and we won both fixtures against our St Paul’s Gold side.

Asipeli Mafuataimi dazzled the opposition with his incisive running up the middle, ably supported by Ben Clare, Wade Paniora and Kieran Dale. Courtland Lee, Ben Donaldson, Ben McColgan and Arjun Singh proved effective links to the fast running Waikato Ball and Jonathon Simpson on the outside. There were a number of guest players who assisted on the odd occasion and their support was most appreciated, namely Ferg Burke and Sam Cooper. The team was jointly captained by Kieran Dale and Wade Paniora.

Senior Boys Gold

Results: Played 5, Won 1, Lost 4, Drew 0

The Senior Gold team was made up from boys who did make it into the Senior Black (elite) team but wanted the challenge of playing touch at a senior boys’ level.

Water Polo

This year proved one of record interest in water polo at St Paul’s, with two teams entered in the senior competition and one in the junior competition. Interest was such that a third senior team would have been entered had we been permitted to. Training increased to twice weekly, and in Term 4 the juniors began swimming fitness sessions before breakfast and lunch, also twice a week. Mr Badenhorst wrote a gym workout programme for the juniors, and this will be extended to include the seniors in 2015. As always, the players who benefitted most from their season were those who were enthusiastic,

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 team. In the end we got 5 games and while we only got one win, several of the results were very close.

The team can be complimented for approaching their matches with enthusiasm, a determination to do their best and most importantly, a 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.

Mr Sole Coach/Manager

Junior Boys

The season started with good numbers. The enthusiasm shown by Year 9 and 10 boys raised our hopes for a promising season. The squad was divided into two teams. The Junior Boys Gold team comprised mainly of Year 10 Boys and two younger players. This team won the majority of their games showing skill and flair. The experience of Aaron Humble and Sam Cooper helped to up-skill the level of the team.

The Junior Black team was made up from Year 9 Boys. The experience of the opposition teams proved more of a challenge for this team, although they did manage to score a number of well-deserved tries. These boys showed both enthusiasm and commitment to the team.

Thanks to Mr Clement and Mrs Bradford for their time and enthusiasm for the game. An enjoyable start to the season because of the commitment made by a number of players.

committed, attended training regularly, and were available to play in all games. The juniors in particular, made tremendous progress as a team, and it was heartening to see so many who had never played water polo develop the skills, fitness and understanding that are necessary to really enjoy the game. Mr John Pike continued as coach until the end of Term 3; with his departure, Brogan Houghton and Holly Jonson (both current members of the New Zealand U18 Youth Women’s Team) coached the juniors through to the end of the season, much to the boys’ delight. Two St Paul’s students were selected for representative teams: Olivia Street (Waikato U18 & U20) and Michael Weir (Waikato U16). We look forward to further development in water polo in the 2015 season.

Water Polo B Back Row: Tim Grigg, Quinn Bowie, Kaleb Williamson, Keith Thorburn, William Eyre, Tab Hickmott, James Mahoney 2nd Row: Sam Weir, Jack Malcolm, James Webster, Judd Redmond, Max Dobbe, Hugo Burt, Mr John Pike (Coach) Front Row: Harry Forte, George Dyer, Jessica Crow, (Co-Captain), David O’Rourke, Briarna Rae, (Co-Captain), William Navanua, Jack Alexander Water Polo A Back Row: Max Collingwood, Oliver Roberts, Evan Morgan 2nd Row: Damon Hayward, Connor Joyce, Ben McColgan, Callum McNaughton, James Wilkins, Carter Brydon, Mr John Pike (Coach)
Front Row: Phoenix Keyte-Williams, Michael Weir, Olivia Street, Blake Phillips, (Co-Captain), Kate Wilkins, (Co-Captain), Paddy Forde, Ryan Wilkins

Kapa Haka

Whˉaia te iti kahurangi

Ki te tuˉohu koe, me he maunga teitei Teˉnˉa koutou e te whˉanau o Paora Tapu.

Ka tukuna e au te mihi mahana ki a koutou e hˉapai ana i te reo me oˉna tikanga. Tihei mauri ora.

Kapa (to form a line) haka (and dance), is the term for Mˉaori performing arts. It is an avenue for Mˉaori people to express and showcase their heritage and cultural Polynesian identity through song and dance. Today kapa haka is very much a tool for the revitalisation of Mˉaori language, culture and stories. The dances of Rehia, and the haka of Tanerore form a base for the creative flows of Traditional song, dance and haka which inspire and entertain.

At St Paul’s we aim to explore the realms of Hine-Rehia and Tanerore through poˉwhiri, support for community events, 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 some, this was their first time standing before an audience to perform.

Usually we aim to begin and finish the year with a Noho Marae where our roˉpuˉ (group) travels to and stays at a marae 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 Mˉaori setting. Dispite missing out on our wananga (marae stay) this year, the group has grown close and have made steady progress.

This year we went on a day trip to Tihoi to lead a poˉwhiri for the “New Zealand Outdoor Instructors Annual Symposium” where we performed karanga, haka, moˉteatea and waiata to welcome a goup of about 100 people to the Tihoi campus. We

were also lucky enough to spend the day beforehand with each other doing activities such as the high ropes course and Haka practice. Our Kapa haka group gives all ethnicities the opportunity to learn a bit about the thing that makes New Zealand unique to all other countries in the world. For Mˉaori, kapa haka presents the opportunity to rediscover cultural roots, or holdfast to traditional knowledge. I would encourage all who are interested in Mˉaori culture, no matter the ethnicity, to join the St Paul’s kapa haka group for an educational, fun and eye-opening experience.

Ngˉa mihi anoˉ ki a koutou katoa. Tihei mauri ora!

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Kapa Haka Back Row: Benjamin Clare, Kerwan Rose, Adam Ballantyne, Matthew Moana, Dallas Taikato 2nd Row: Hassen Kadhem, Heath Campbell, Libby Main, Wade Paniora, Phoenix KeyteWilliams, Piripi Seaman, Mr Hamuera Tamihana (Teacher) Front Row: Josie Butcher, Brielle O’Connor, Pare Gilmartin-Kara, Hinehou Te Ua, Campbell Ware, Kendal Buchanan, Sarah Kosoof Absent: Abigail Helm, Daniel Johnson, Zoe Lapwood, William Te Tomo


This year has been a very strong one for the Collegiate Choir. With nearly forty members and improved balance between vocal parts, we have developed our choral technique to an exceptional standard. We have been fortunate to have singing teacher Mr Ian Campbell as vocal consultant helping with Wednesday rehearsals. His expertise has been much appreciated by the choir.

I have really enjoyed the energy, enthusiasm and team spirit shown by the choristers. We have performed so well on many occasions and I am proud of their efforts.

Many thanks to the senior choristers, many of whom I have known for several years, we will miss you next year! Particular thanks to Daniel Johnson, Evie McHugh, Finnbar Claridge, Jasper Hankins and Hemashri Govender.

Choir Performance for the Waikato Chiefs’ Game

At the beginning of the year, the choir was tasked with singing as pre-game entertainment for one of the major Waikato Chiefs’ games held on May 5th. The song chosen for this event was arranged by our choirmaster Francis Cowan, and so had a very personal connection with each of the members. The song was a collection of popular pieces from Muse, James Blunt and Fun. In the process leading up to singing in front of a 10,000 strong crowd, we had to pre-record this song in a recording studio to act as a backup in case there was a technical difficulty on the day. This proved an interesting and new experience for most, as many of us had never been in a studio situation before. Thankfully, we did not need to use this backup and it all ended up working smoothly. As thanks for singing at this event, the choir was treated to a tour around the stadium and a look at what happens behind the scenes at these Super Rugby games. Overall, the event was a resounding success, with the choir being asked to perform the song in numerous other events.

I have been a member of the St Paul’s Collegiate Choir for five years and have thoroughly enjoyed my time singing and performing with the choir members.

Big Sing

On the 6th of June our St Paul’s Collegiate Choir entered the annual ‘Big Sing’ competition. After restraining ourselves from singing our hearts out in the bus on the way to Bethlehem College; we finally arrived to show the other Waikato/Bay of Plenty choirs what we are made of. We performed Hine e Hine, a pop medley arranged by Mr Cowan and Sancta Maria Mater Dei which was one of the choir’s favourite pieces. For the rest of the day we relaxed and enjoyed listening to what the other choirs had to perform. We won the best pop song award on the



4th Row:

3rd Row:

2nd Row: Heath Johnson, Fizzi Whale, Piripi Seaman, Jordan Wise, Victoria Ware, Kamsan Govender, Harini Meiyappan, Mirjam Mayer

Front Row: Brianna O’Donoghue, Katie Trigg, Jonathan Mayer, Cameron Downey, Daniel Johnson, Jasper Hankins, Sean Vartiainen, Tessa Whale, Jessica Peart

Absent: Aidan Phillips, Evie McHugh, Michael Torrance, Armarni Irwin

day, but due to a mix up we were told we had only received a commended. Thankfully, the next Monday we received the news that result was a mistake, and in reality we got highly commended.

This year Mr Campbell has managed to help me, as well as the entire choir to improve our ability as singers; I am very grateful for his contribution and the passion he has put in to get us to where we are now.

Celebration of Music

This year the choir shone at the school’s annual Celebration of Music. As usual, we performed three pieces which would showcase our versatility and elasticity as a choir. We swung between the upbeat and popular Medley which was arranged by Mr Cowan himself, the soft and spiritual Maori hymn Hine

E Hine and the jazzy African-American spiritual Every Time I Hear the Spirit (led by Cameron Downey). The Celebration of Music is the choir’s chance to show off what comes of our biweekly practices and tireless dedication to the school’s cultural heart. With many of our members also contributing to the night performing solos, duets and trios, the choir dominated the night’s proceedings.

This year has been a highlight for the choir and I am extremely proud of what we have managed to accomplish in such a short amount of time. The choir had suffered heavily after the departure of the 2013 year 13s, but we bounced back to become one of the largest choirs St Paul’s has had. It has been an honour to lead the Altos this year and the improvements we have made individually and as a collective is something we can all be extremely proud of.

Chapel Services

Throughout 2014 the St Paul’s Collegiate Choir has continued to offer full support and service to the rest of the school by singing the anthems at a number of house chapel services each term. In addition we performed a variety of religious hymns at all major full school services such as Founders Day, Easter Service, Whole School Communion and numerous others. A real highlight for us is the annual Carol Service at the end of the year where once again we get to showcase our multiple

Back Ariki Thomson, Jeremy Doneghue, Matthew Begbie, David Tharratt Zoe Lapwood, Kenan Grant, Kurt Philbin, Finnbar Claridge, Geordie Migo, Conor Fuller, Jamie Bickford-Smith, Bethany Langton Mr Ian Campbell (Teacher), Kaenan Ferguson, Oliver Massey, Chase Beadle, Jonathan Phillips, Non Seehamart, Athichat Chindaudom, Hinehou Te Ua, Mr Francis Cowan (Teacher)

talents varying from whole choir to group items. Being able to vocally support our Reverend on a regular basis by lifting the level of singing in Chapel is a valued and vital part of our choir’s function and one we really enjoy.

Being a part of the St Paul’s Choir for this year has been a real highlight and I am very proud of our accomplishments. Vocally, choir has hugely made a difference to my voice and confidence and I am grateful for the opportunity to have been a part of this amazing group of singers and to support the school.

Jessica Peart – Dedicated Alto

Hear and Care Concert

On the 30th of August the choir sang at the concert for hospital chaplaincy called Hear and Care. This concert, hosted in the St Paul’s Chapel featured over five choirs from the Hamilton area, including St Peter’s Cathedral Choir, Petra Voce and Hamilton Gospel Choir. The concert was an important event for the choir because of the close relationship the choir and St Paul’s has with the Hospital Chaplaincy Association. We sang three songs, Va Pensiero (Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves), Every Time I Feel the Spirit and Highland Cathedral. The experience was very rewarding for everyone involved and it was nice to hear other local choirs outside of a competition environment singing for a good cause.

Jeremy Doneghue – 2nd Bass

Head Chorister’s Reflection

Our St Paul’s Collegiate Choir has enjoyed an incredible year of performance opportunities and vocal success, and it has been my real privilege to act as head chorister during this time. Our achievements in events such as the Big Sing and the Chiefs pre match entertainment are truly a testament to the exceptional skill and dedication both Mr Cowan and the choir have shown. With the added support this year of Mr Campbell the choir has reached new heights and set new standards for the future. A huge thank you to all the members of this year’s choir for all the time they put into rehearsals and performances, it is definitely appreciated by Staff, audience members and myself. I wish you all the best for 2015 and hope to see the continued growth of the choir in future years. Finally to Mr Cowan, who has been my choirmaster for the past 9 years, all the work you put into teaching me and every other choir member is appreciated far more than you will ever realize. You have opened up a world of opportunities for all of us and taken us far beyond our vocal expectations. I leave St Paul’s with fond memories of my time as a chorister, something I will surely miss. Thank you.

Daniel Johnson - Head Chorister 2014

Double Gold – A Celebratory Report

On Friday 29th August, the St Paul’s Collegiate Orchestra and Big Band attended the annual WITM Band and Orchestra Festival, held at the Gallagher Performing Arts Centre at the University of Waikato. It was the first time we have entered this prestigious competition in over 15 years, so everyone was excited yet nervous to show off the musical talents we now have here at St Paul’s. The hectic day started out with the transportation of all the different orchestra and Big Band

Concert Orchestra

Back Row: Harrison Newdick, Chester Hulme, Jeremy Doneghue, Christopher Chilcott-Parker, Callan Buchanan, Daniel Johnson, Tony Wu

4th Row: Jonathan Mayer, Daniel Wheeler, Joshua Voigt, Andre Ofsoski, Benjamin Wheeler, Jack Walters

3rd Row: Robert Simmons, Zac Watson, Bethany Griffen, Cameron Downey, Hayden Trow, Tamati Thomson, Oliver Massey

2nd Row: Matthew Jayasuria, Mirjam Mayer, Lane Tims, Zoe Lapwood, Oliver Soar, Cameron Coull, Jordan Wise, Micayla Kim

Front Row: Geordie Migo, Mrs Amanda Reid (Teacher), John Penyas, Mrs Michelle Flint (Teacher), Jessica Chanwai, Mr Ian Parsons (Teacher), Conor Fuller

Absent: Tom Brown, Brianna O’Donoghue, Michael Torrance, Aidan Phillips, Ben Hunter, Felix Rolls, Ben Russell, Mr D. Smith (Teacher)

equipment. Lugging drums and cymbals back and forth between different chambers took up most of the morning before our first performance, which was by the Concert Orchestra, who were playing at 11.15am in the Concert Chamber room.

The Orchestra had a 30 minute time slot to get everything set up on stage then perform our chosen pieces. The three pieces we played, under the skilful direction of Mrs Michelle Flint were:

‘Fanfare for a Celebration’ by Robert Longfield

‘simple Gifts’ by Frank Ticheli

‘Critical Mass’ by Todd Stalter.

Judging by the applause, this diverse range of songs certainly appealed to the audience and definitely showed off the many different talents within the orchestra. We were rewarded for our effort by winning a gold award from the adjudicator, Mr Andrew Buchanan-Smart. Gold is the highest level you can achieve in this competition so we were all incredibly excited and pleased with our efforts. This ended the day for some of our orchestral performers who headed home with a huge smile on their faces. The rest of us stayed for performance number two!

The afternoon was the Big Band’s turn to shine! This much smaller group of students competed in the Jazz Band section of the competition conducted enthusiastically by Mr Ian Parsons. The Big Band performed three numbers:


‘Georgia on my Mind’

And the ever popular ‘In the Mood’.

The room was packed and both the audience and adjudicator, Mr Isaac Crandell-Tanner, were treated to another outstanding performance. The Big Band’s highly entertaining repertoire also resulted in a Gold Award. Double success for St Paul’s! In addition, both the Orchestra and Big Band were awarded music vouchers, so the results were the best we could possibly achieve.

For St Paul’s to achieve Gold for both performances is something we can be extremely proud of and to come back

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into the competition after 15 years and achieve to the highest standard is really incredible. A massive thank you to Mrs Flint and Mr Parsons for not only organizing our performances on the day but also our many hours of rehearsal time as well. It is their passion for continuing to promote excellence in musical performance within the school that made this success possible. Thanks also to the other musically talented members of staff who performed with us, Mr Duncan Smith, Mrs Amanda Reid, Mr Bill Stoneham plus student teacher Jane Spenceley. Their support was very much appreciated. And finally a huge thank you to all the students involved in both groups. This was a remarkable achievement and a fitting reward for the dedication displayed by everyone involved. I sincerely hope we can continue this success in the years to come!

Music Happenings

Music Camp

In January this year the Music Department held the first Music Camp in many years, at our Tihoi Campus. The camp was for all students enrolled in the Concert Orchestra and Big Band and the goal of the camp was to promote musical excellence through a positive, structured experience whilst working, in-depth, on new material, refining more familiar works and raising the level of performance before the start of the year. 34 students, 3 staff members and 2 itinerant teachers went along to the Music Camp which began with a trip to the Hot Pools, in Taupo. Students enjoyed the Hydro slide and getting to know one another. Once back at the Tihoi Campus students unpacked, had dinner and then set up for our workshops that were to start the next day.

Our music coaches Mr Ian Parsons (Woodwind), Mr Bill Stoneham (Brass), Mr Derek Shaw (Rhythm Guitar and Bass) and I took the students through the many pieces that we wanted to perfect during our time on camp. We had daily sectional and ensemble rehearsals that varied between Orchestral and Big Band. At the end of each day we had time for recreation, which included high ropes, a pizza evening and movie night.

Music Camp culminated in a closing concert for parents and local people from the Tihoi community. What a wonderful time we all had, although we were all very tired at the end. The

work we managed to achieve on Music Camp certainly set us up for the up-and-coming performances throughout the year.

Big Band’s performance with the University of Notre Dame Concert Band

On Friday 23rd May the St Paul’s Big Band was privileged to be invited to perform in a joint concert with students from the famous Notre Dame University Band. The University of Notre Dame Concert Band plays the finest selections in concert band literature and is comprised of students from across America, representing the Colleges of Arts and Letters, Science, Business, Architecture, and Engineering. The University of Notre Dame consistently ranks as one of the top 20 Universities in the United States.

The concert band frequently tours both internationally and domestically, with recent domestic appearances including California, New England, Chicago, Milwaukee, Detroit, Pittsburgh, Toronto, New York City’s Carnegie Hall, and Cleveland’s Severance Hall. The concert performance in the Chapel of Christ the King did not disappoint and the St Paul’s Big Band enjoyed a rapturous applause as they opened the concert. Our Big Band items included the popular ‘Georgia on My Mind’, ‘Brazil’, and ‘In the Mood’.

Big Band Back Row: David Su, Daniel Johnson, Jack Walters, Cameron Downey, Jonathan Mayer, Alex Winkelmann 2nd Row: Mr Ian Parsons (Teacher), Robert Simmons, Benjamin Wheeler, Hayden Trow, Lane Tims, Mrs Michelle Flint (Teacher), Cameron Coull Front Row: Callan Buchanan, Bethany Griffen, Zac Watson, Jeremy Doneghue, Andre Ofsoski, Harrison Newdick, Joshua Voigt
Absent: Felix Rolls, John Richardson, Ben Hunter, Aidan Phillips


On the weekend of 4th to 6th of April, St Paul’s entered the Rialto Channel 48Hours Film Competition. Each year has seen interest in the competition grow, with the school entering 4 teams this year. The competition involves creating a short film, up to 7 minutes long, over the course of a weekend. This includes scripting, filming, and editing. Every year a line of dialogue, prop, character and technical element are required, all fitting within an assigned genre.

This year the elements were as follows:

The Line “Not with that you’re not”

The Prop A ball

The Character Morgan Foster - a liar

Technical Element Extreme Close Up

Throughout the weekend the teams overcame challenges ranging from equipment malfunctions, to battling with fatigue and filming in a wide range of locations across Hamilton, one team even found themselves filming in a graveyard at midnight. Despite the challenges all four teams managed to complete the competition, though Insomnia finished with minutes to spare. This year 2 of our teams were recognized in various ways.

Art Club

The St Paul’s Art Club has really developed this year from its small (but enthusiastic) beginnings last year into a much larger group in 2014. Led by Mrs Saunders and Mrs Coates, we have had up to twenty senior students regularly committing their time outside of school hours to creating art for the benefit of the school activities and environment. We hope that more students will join us on projects that take their interest in 2015. A reminder that you do not have to be an art student to be a part of Art Club!

We have had several projects on the go throughout the year. In term one Mrs Coates and her dedicated team of set painters created realistic backdrops depicting posters of circus performers and a large Southern mansion for the Shakespeare play ‘As You Like It’. In term two they turned their brushes to a more abstract and colourful Egyptian theme on the sets for the musical ‘Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat’. Work also started in term two on the mural outside the main art block. Mrs Saunder’s idea was to create a more welcoming and inspiring courtyard space that reflects on the exterior of the building some of the creativity that goes on inside the

During the heats, Hardwired, created by Grasshopper Studios, was voted as an audience favourite. This was a great achievement considering that they were in the same heat as the film which would eventually go on to be runner up for the region. The judges then viewed the films and announced the nominations for various awards. Ingenious, the film made by Lunar Films was nominated for two awards, Best School Team and Best Costume Design.

Lunar Films, directed by Tessa Whale, created a short film about a young man who finds a Genie, and hopes to make all his dreams come true.

At the finals on 1st May they went on to win the award for Best Costume Design. This was a great achievement as the award was an open award, not limited to the school teams.

classroom. Students took a lead in researching ideas, planning designs for each panel and then began the task of painting. By the end of term three the mural was complete and all agree that it is really eye-catching with something for everyone in a design that encompasses famous artists and artworks throughout the centuries represented in a contemporary and graphic ‘collage’ style.

Finally a smaller group also took on the challenge in term three of entering the 2014 ReStyle wearable arts competition. This year’s theme was ‘Circus Couture’. Despite a strong entry and reaching the final five in this competition they were unable to come away with a prize this year.

After the success of this year’s projects we are looking forward to continuing the momentum next year and seeing where else in the school we can promote student creativity and make the school environment a more visual and interesting place to learn in.

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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 2014. We continue to build on our achievements and look forward to continued success in 2015 as we build on the experiences of the past years. We also welcome any students for whom public speaking may be new or a daunting experience to come and be part of the team. The highlight of the debating calendar this year was the House debate held in front of the school on Arts Day. A keenly fought semi final saw Sargood with the experience of Taylor Deakin and Michael Turnbull and Hugo Van Cingel go up against the largely inexperienced Clark Team consisting of Simon Morbey, Jack Davies and Harrison Phillips. The moot was that “This House believes that the Arts are more important than Sports” and Clark took the Affirmative side going against crowd expectations. Harrison had the line of the day commenting on a certain South African runner’s predilection for shooting his girlfriend as a warning for what sportsmen are capable of! The debate was won narrowly by Clark. Debating however, was the winner on the day.

Junior Debating

St Paul’s managed to field two teams this year in the Waikato Secondary School debating competition. Both teams were largely made up of Year 9 novices and the boys acquitted themselves very well. Tony Wu, Conor Horrigan and Oliver Goldfinch managed to make it through to the semi finals with the second team of Dylan Woodhouse, Harrison Phillips, Heath Campbell and Hugo Van Cingel only very narrowly missing

out. Late in the season Heath Campbell returned from Tihoi to lend some experience to the team. The boys did very well mainly up against Year 10s and more experienced students. Dylan Woodhouse particularly proved to be a natural debater and won Best Speaker on 4 separate occasions.

Senior Debating

This year was a building year for the senior debaters as we had a largely inexperienced team led by the very capable Taylor Deakin and accompanied by Tully Dickson who continues to prove himself a very able debater. Jack Davies joined later in the season and went on to learn a great deal and to perform in front of the school which is no mean feat. Tessa Whale also proved to be a more than competent debater particularly in the closely fought and only narrowly lost annual Rotary Debate against the very strong Dio team. The whole team was impressive in their level of arguments and engagement and deserved to win.

Model United Nations

Taylor Deakin and Josie Butcher representing Kenya acquitted themselves well in the MUN competition held in September at the University. Both students enjoyed representing the views of their country as well as dressing accordingly. Josie looks forward to having another go next year now that she has learnt the ropes.

Spirit Of New Zealand

Earlier this year, I was privileged to take part in the 10 day Voyage 657 as a trainee on the Spirit of New Zealand. It was a truly amazing experience, one that I will never forget and I would strongly suggest it to anyone who may have the slightest interest in meeting new people and who has a strong love for the environment and ocean.

The main highlight though, for me, was Trainee Day. This is where the crew hands the ship over to all the trainee’s for one day. There is an election the night before and people are nominated for the different roles on the ship. I was nominated for captain, first mate, and navigator. I ended up getting the job I really wanted, which was navigator. I spent the day drawing on charts, planning our route, and basically deciding where the ship would go for the final day of the voyage. When we got back to Auckland the crew used my chart drawings to guide us safety back into the harbour which I thought was really cool! Navigation and chart work has now become something I am really interested in and I am so happy to have had that opportunity.

Looking back over my time on the Spirit of New Zealand I realize how much I have gained from this experience, and although I may not have recognized it at the time, I now see what an asset the trip was in terms of my personal confidence and growth. Something I would definitely recommend for anyone!


French Trip

Our trip began on Easter Sunday, with a grand farewell from Auckland airport of high winds and heavy rain, which only made us look forward to the tropical paradise that is New Caledonia even more than we already were. We were not disappointed. From the moment we stepped off the plane, a wave of heat surrounded us, and did not leave us until stepping back on the plane 10 days later. We were then greeted by our host families at the airport, and proceeded to spend the next day and a half with them, doing whatever activities seemed fitting, as the Monday was a public holiday.

The school day for Lycée du Grand Nouméa, the high school that we attended, is from 7am to 5.30pm, except on Wednesdays when school finishes at 1pm. So, because of traffic, we all had to wake very early on Tuesday morning, with times that varied between 5am and 6am.

Our first outing was to the Fort Teremba, an old prison built by convict labour in the 1800s. After a tour around the fort, and some pictures with the guillotine, we travelled an hour further north to a famous rock and beach, and to a small town called Bourail, visiting a museum and a New Zealand WW2 cemetery.

On Wednesday, after another very early start, we experienced our first day of French school, and spent the morning following our host students to classes. As school finished at midday, we then went as a group into town, and spent the afternoon exploring the area, and watching a parkour group being filmed for a news article.

On Thursday, again a morning of school, followed by a bus into town, and a small boat out to le du Canard, or Duck Island, after lunch.

This slice of island paradise offered beautiful beaches, snorkelling around the coral reef, and hideously expensive drinks. And I won’t even mention Sam trying to grab himself a new turtle friend.

Friday was… fun. With an ANZAC Day dawn service pencilled in for 6am, most of us had to get up at around 4 o’clock that morning. It was interesting to see the French version of an Anzac Day service, and we got to watch Cameron struggle to place a flower on the stand, displaying national pride. *ahem*

We then took a bus to the harbour, and ate a very French breakfast from a market, afterwards taking a ferry to Phare Amédée, the lighthouse island. The day’s activities were as follows; climbing to the top of the lighthouse, a trip around the reef, a Polynesian buffet lunch, climbing a coconut tree, looking at fish on the reef through a glass bottomed boat, swimming, annoying the wildlife, and teaching the locals what a manu was. By far one of the best days of the trip.

It was with heavy hearts the next morning that we said goodbye to the host students and their families, and many a tear was shed, before taking a bus back to Tontouta airport. This was both the lowest point and one of the highest of the trip, at least for me, not because we were leaving, but because the plane was Air New Zealand, and the air stewards spoke English.

Thank you very much to all those who made this trip possible, including Mr. Lander, the Board, Mr Aldridge - our French teacher, our parents both here and in New Caledonia, and merci beaucoup to the host students, who were what really made the week memorable.

James Ashenden, Year 12 French student

In September, a group of 17 Year 13 students from Lycée du Grand Nouméa – some of whom had hosted our students during our April visit – arrived at St Paul’s accompanied by three teachers. In the mornings, they attended History classes with Mr Williams, English lessons with Ms Hansen, Ms Dela Ru and a Religious Studies lesson with Rev Luccock. I would like to express my appreciation to these teachers who gave freely of their time. The New Caledonian students also continued with their own research into New Zealand’s role in World War 1. In the afternoons they went on various excursions in Hamilton and further afield: the Waikato Museum, Hamilton Zoo, Extreme Edge, Waitomo Glowworm Caves including blackwater rafting and Hobbiton. The students were hosted by St Paul’s families. The experience of living with a New Zealand family was undoubtedly the highlight of the trip for the New Caledonian students. I would like to express a huge thank-you to those families who hosted a New Caledonian student.

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Special Achievements

Appreciation learnt through volunteer work

While most teenagers spent their Sunday mornings sleeping-in during 2014, St Paul’s Collegiate School students were up early escorting Waikato Hospital patients to Sunday morning chapel services.

Jessica Chanwai, Head Girl of St Paul’s Collegiate 2014, says that despite the troubles of ill-health, patients were ever so kind as to share their stories with her.

Fellow student Bethany Langton had a similar experience: “Every week I met someone with a fascinating story behind them. I’ve been told that I can do anything, to never give up and that God will always be with me.”

Jessica said volunteering at the hospital put her life into perspective: “You see how many people are less fortunate and in more pain than we are.”

“It puts our little worries that we fret about and make so big, into perspective because these people are dealing with something so much bigger, they are fighting for their lives. It reminds me of how privileged I am to lead a healthy life.”

More than 40 students volunteered for Waikato Hospital’s chapel services throughout 2013 and 2014.

Student seeks Olympic selection

A place on the Black Sticks team for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics isn’t too far out of reach for St Paul’s Collegiate School student Daniel Scanlon.

The Year 12 student was this year awarded the Waikato young player of the year award, placing him alongside some of New Zealand’s greatest hockey players.

“All the players who have previously received this award have ended up playing for National League or the Black Sticks,” said St Paul’s 1st XI Hockey coach Craig Hardman.

Soon after receiving the Waikato Young Player of the Year award, Daniel was also selected to play for one of two New Zealand U18 Tiger Turf teams in a test match series against Australia in December 2014.

This is all good news for Daniel, who is aiming to make the Black Sticks team in time for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics: “I’ve set the target of making the Black Sticks for 2020. Rio is a little too soon.”

Between now and then the 17-year-old is aiming to make a step-up to the Midlands U21 team next year and then secure a place in the NHL in 2016.

Hooker selected for NZ Barbarians

Year 12 student of St Paul’s Collegiate School, Samisoni Taukei’aho, was selected as a hooker for the New Zealand Barbarian Schools’ team this year – edging him closer to his dream of playing for the All Blacks.

New Zealand Barbarians Coach Darren Larsen said the standard of talent in his side this year demonstrated the depth of talent in college rugby.

“We are looking at a pool of talent that is likely to produce our future Super Rugby players and All Blacks – and that’s exciting. We are in for some exciting rugby.”

Hospital Volunteers Daniel Scanlon

Samisoni was one of only two players from the Waikato who were chosen to represent the Barbarians. Jahrome Brown, a loose forward from Hamilton Boys’ High, was also selected.

Student nets for Phoenix

Life as a football star is a sure possibility for St Paul’s Collegiate student, Waikato Ball, who scored the opening goal for Wellington Phoenix during a pre-season match against Petone earlier this year.

Michael Groom, St Paul’s 1st XI coach and ex All White, teed up the opportunity during the July school break for the Year 12 student who is set for international stardom.

“I was able to secure Waikato a trial at Phoenix. I said to Phoenix that, in my opinion, Waikato was the most naturally gifted player I have ever coached,” said Mr Groom.

“Scoring for Phoenix in one of their pre-season games is also a powerful statement. He showed that he can perform when it matters, when the pressure is on.”

Mr Groom says there is no doubt that Waikato is talented enough to make it to the big time like Old Collegian Chris Wood who signed a £2 million contract with Leicester City in 2013.

Although scoring a goal for Phoenix and exuding talent during his trial, Waikato wasn’t selected for the team this time around. He walked away from the trial with a few pointers for his future career and Phoenix is keen to see him back for another trial in 2015.

Students perform at Chiefs’ home games

Jess Chanwai and the St Paul’s Choir were invited to perform in front of a 25,000 strong crowd, at one of the Chiefs’ home games played at Waikato Stadium.

Jess Chanwai, Head Girl of St Paul’s in 2014 and talented violinist, performed on Saturday 19 April to a sold out stadium where the Chiefs played the Crusaders. Jess performed a solo mash-up of pop songs on her electric violin, an instrument she plays at a first year tertiary undergraduate level.

A few weeks later, on Saturday 3 May, St Paul’s Choir performed at the Chiefs v Lions game. The choir, which on the night of the performance was made up of 36 students, sang Guiding Light by Muse, Bonfire Heart by James Blunt and Some Nights and We Are Young by Fun.

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Samisoni Taukei’aho Jess Chanwai - Courtesy of Richard Spranger Photography Waikato Ball Josh Balme

Balme secures NZ shearing title

Nineteen intense shearing competitions saw Josh Balme take out the title for No 1 Ranked Junior NZ Machine Shearer. Josh accumulated enough points to win the title by securing seven wins and 10 placings during the 19 competitions held against full time shearers.

His success for the 2013/14 competitive shearing season started at Golden Shears, a shearing and wool handling competition, earlier in the year where he placed third out of 66 competitors who are full-time shearers. Josh experienced a difficult shear during this competition but kept his cool and battled on to produce quality shears despite the hurdles, gaining a spot in the top three.

Josh’s season finished on a high with the youngster securing second place in the Junior Shearing Competition at the Coca Cola Easter Show held over the Easter weekend. It was a very successful season for Josh who only started competing three months into the season.

Building opportunity for Tanzania

St Paul’s Collegiate School and Waikato Diocesan worked collaboratively throughout the year to raise money to build a classroom for disadvantaged and orphaned children at the Njombe International Academy in Tanzania. Both schools set a goal to raise $11,000 each, to fund one classroom at the newly established academy.

Njombe International Academy is situated in the Southern Highlands of Tanzania on 208 acres of fertile land. The land will be used primarily for growing pine and eucalyptus trees and for farming and agriculture to help self-sustain the project. The remainder of the land will consist of school buildings and playing fields.

The school was founded by Richard Morris, former housemaster of St Paul’s Sargood House, and will educate 96 pre-primary, 336 primary and 336 secondary school students from 44 neighbouring villages. Sixty percent of the 768 children educated at Njombe International Academy will be orphans or vulnerable children, in which either their mother, father or both parents have passed away.

The boarding school academy will teach extracurricular activities that will help encourage involvement in various sports and other commitments. Morris is working alongside different members of the Tanzanian government to make this project a success.

Leading team to new heights

Deputy Head Girl of St Paul’s in 2014, Pare Gilmartin-Kara, was named captain of the Aotearoa Maori Secondary Schools’ Netball team at the beginning of the year and helped lead the team to new heights in her role as captain.

Aotearoa Maori moved onwards-and-upwards in the netball ranks, placing third at the International Schoolgirls Netball Challenge in Adelaide in May. Pare led her team to victory over every team in the competition bar Australia and New Zealand.

Being captain of the Aotearoa Maori team and a member of five other teams gave Pare plenty of opportunities to further

develop her netball skills. She trained every day for four netball teams and also for a basketball team: Aotearoa Maori, Hamilton City U19, Tainui Waka U19, St Paul’s Open A and Waikato U19 representative basketball team.

Runner-up in national music competition

Zoe Lapwood placed second in New Zealand in the Lion Foundation Play It Strange Songwriting Competition for her composition titled Peace Song.

From this placing, Zoe was awarded with a seven week exchange scholarship to a school in Hiroshima, Japan, which she declined with regret due to her academic commitments in New Zealand.

She also placed as a finalist in the competition with her second composition, Fly High, ranking in the top 40. More than 400 songwriters and co-writers made up the biggest field of entries in the competition’s history.

Parekura Gilmartin-Kara Zoe Lapwood

As a finalist, Zoe was awarded a recording session at an Auckland studio, which was valued at $750, to record one of her compositions. She also received a $50 Rock Shop voucher.

Eleven awards for talented musician

Head Girl Jessica Chanwai competed in a number of musical events throughout the year, taking home a total of eleven awards.

During July, Jessica competed at the Hamilton Competitions in the strings section and was awarded:

First for the Under 18 Years Duet class

The De Lacey Cup for the Best Duet Performance

Second place for the Under 18 Years Duet class

Second place for the Violin Recital class

Third place for the Violin 15 Years and Over class.

She was also awarded the Hamilton Competitions Society President’s Rose Bowl which is the adjudicator’s choice for the performer of choice in the competition.

Later on in the year, in September, Jessica competed in the string section of the Te Awamutu competitions.

In the Baroque Strings Recital class, she performed all three movements of Winter of The Four Seasons by Vivaldi and was awarded the RK Bent Award and the Norris Hall Baroque Trophy.

For the Strings Recital class, she performed one movement from Autumn of The Four Seasons by Vivaldi and Symphonie Espagnole Movement No 5 by Lalo and was awarded second place.

To Jessica’s surprise, she was also awarded the Russenberger Award and Norris Hall Trophy for being the Most Promising String Player 16 Years and Over in the Hamilton Competitions.

John, playing the piano, led his group the Lichnowsky Trio, consisting of a student from Hillcrest High School and another from Hamilton Boys’ High School, in the final.

The contest is viewed as a well-known rite of passage for this country’s top musicians, many of whom have gone on to successful musical careers. Pianists Michael Houstoun and John Chen; Violinist Wilma Smith and Ben Smith; and composers, John Psathas and Alwyn Westbrooke have all competed in the competition.

Unfortunately, the trio did not make it through to the final round of competition, but they did acquit themselves very well and represented their region with pride and performed their piece with passion.

Rock band opens Smokefree Rockquest finals

St Paul’s rock band, The Drunken Sailors, competed at this year’s Smokefree Rockquest competition. The band –consisting of Brianna O’Donoghue, Rachel Brandt, Felicity Whale, Tessa Whale and Joshua Voigt – was the opening act on the finals night in early July.

Student performs in the NZCT National Chamber Music semi-finals

Year 13 student and Deputy Head of School, John Penyas, represented St Paul’s at the National semi-finals of the NZCT Chamber Music contest in Christchurch in early August.

Only six ensembles were selected from 500 groups across the country who were involved in regional finals for the instrumental performance section.

Playing first in the finals was not easy, but the group performed outstandingly and just missed out on a finals placing. Impressively, Tessa Whale (Year 13) won the Women’s Musicianship Award, recognition for this talented young performer.

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Jess Chanwai Image courtesy of Simon Darby, Wanaka Photography Drunken Sailors

Students to attend science and technology forums

Four students are off to exclusive science and technology forums throughout New Zealand, and across the Tasman, in 2015 because of their outstanding academic ability.

Bethany Langton received a scholarship to attend the 26th Rotary National Science and Technology Forum in Auckland in January 2015. The forum, which is run annually, is only open to 100 students who showcase outstanding all-round ability in science, mathematics and technology.

Harini Meiyappan and Josie Butcher were also offered places at a science forum in 2015. Both students are headed to the five day Hills Laboratory Forum for Waikato students who display outstanding science and mathematics ability.

Heading across the ditch, is Hugo Brown, who has been offered a place at the National Youth Science Forum in Canberra, which aims to encourage and nurture the future generations of scientists and engineers by exposing them to study, research and employment opportunities.

By the end of the forums Bethany, Harini, Josie and Hugo should have a better understanding of the tertiary course that they wish to follow and a fuller appreciation of the place of science and technology in New Zealand (and the world).

“She always had a smile on her face and loved talking to us dancers. Even though she would have been incredibly tired and exhausted, she always came to practices and shows with a positive attitude and lots of energy.”

Sarah’s positive experience on the stage for the duration of Phantom has encouraged her to continue pursuing dancing as a possible career option and to be involved in more shows in the future.

“I would love dancing to be a big part of my life and possibly my career. I’m looking at [enrolling in] a performing arts [tertiary institute] that will also incorporate my keen interest in drama,” Sarah said.

“I haven’t made any decisions about my future yet, but dance will definitely play a large role in my life no matter what I do.”

Zoe World Vision

This year, Zoe encouraged those around her to support the World Vision 40 Hour Famine and from this encouragement was able to raise more than $1700 towards the cause.

Her commitment to raising money for the 40 Hour Famine was recognised by World Vision following the conclusion of the fundraiser.

Zoe was awarded the World Vision Senior Scholarship Award which included a week-long leadership camp in Auckland.

Student dances in Phantom of the Opera

Sarah Kosoof danced in all 19 shows of Phantom of the Opera when the stage show visited Hamilton in early 2014.

The Year 12 student benefited greatly from working with professional dancers and cast members who gave her an insight into the life of a performer.

Sarah was able to see first-hand the pressure that performers face to adapt and learn new art forms for the sake of a show.

She says Julia Booth, who played the main female role Christine, was a real inspiration and role model who had to learn ballet for the show.

“She had to pick up ballet dancing very fast and was fortunately naturally fluent when it came to dancing,” Sarah said.

Hugo Brown - science forum Sarah Kosoof Zoe Lapwood


OK, I’ll admit it. Clowns have a reputation for creepiness and being a bit odd. This is the reason why for the past two years I chose for the Year 11 Drama class to look deeply at the idea of clowns and their history and see if we couldn’t get to the bottom of what clowns were all about.

Did you know that clowns used to have immunity from prosecution in medieval times? They were the only ones who were allowed to perform in a satirical manner about the King and used this bonus to be subversive to the accepted social order.

Our task was to go to the Steiner School in Rototuna and give the audience an initial experience of positive clownery. Perhaps then there could be at least 120 kids whose first impulse when they hear the word ‘clown’ wouldn’t be a shudder of discomfort. From the laughter and applause the Year 11 performers got, they certainly achieved that!

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Raj Belling Campbell Stuart Max Mitchell Asipeli Mafuataimi Simranjit Singh Dillon Kelliher Brad Hermsen
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Luke Mickell Robert Simmons Some of the Year 12 Engineering Class Isaac Van der Vossen, Daniel Johnson & Michael Scott Hamish Te Whare Riley Chick Harrison Newdick James Krippner Logan Fortescue & Logan Spaans Level 3 Engineering Automotive Conner Graham Connor Gordon


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 to this project this valuable programme would not be possible.

Our Sponsors and Suppliers

Special thanks to the following supporters of the St Paul’s construction project:

Thomsons ITM Hamilton

Brewer Joinery Ltd

Central Rent-a-Fence

Central Scaffolding – Geoff Hines

Eade Building Consultants

Gavin Loye Plumbing

Les Harrison Transport

Livingstone Brothers Builders

Richard Hull Builders

The House Movers – Dean & Jo Namana

Tranda Construction Ltd – Trent Andrew

Urbo Homes – Martin Dobbe

IT Fusion Paul Cameron

The Floor Store

The Project

This year students of St Paul’s Construction Class have built a brand new transportable classroom for our own Tihoi Venture School. Unlike a normal classroom though, it also includes four toilets, a wheelchair access shower, a unisex shower, and associated wash basins. There is also a laundry and large storage area. Perhaps the most impressive aspect is the quality of the fittings and building materials that are contained within the design itself. The majority of the fittings are all stainless steel, including the external batten nails on the outside. Eade Building Consultants have factored in a lower pitch shadow clad roof angle to comply with transport regulations whilst still maintaining a 2.88 metre ceiling height. Fully insulated walls and ceiling along with treated ply flooring and walls add to the internal integrity of the structure.

The Team

Seven Year 13 boys and two Year 12 boys formed St Paul’s Construction Class, taking on the build of a specialised classroom. They were:

Year 13: Patrick Bowie, Jackson Brown, Riley Chick (Thursday Team Foreman), Trent Collingwood, James Ingham (Tuesday Team Foreman), Zach Posa, and Sam Rush.

Year 12: Zeek Gibbs and Liam Hunter.

The boys have worked as a building team would on a construction site, from the hours of 8am – 4pm every Tuesday and Thursday, along with several Mondays during their holiday breaks to keep the project on target. During these hours the students learnt practical building skills which gave them a better understanding of work life outside of school.

Each boy purchased a new set of tools and an apron from Thomsons ITM that they could take home 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 a number of industry related unit standards that contribute directly to a building apprenticeship.

Owen Barlow Roofing

Waikato Electrical – Tangi Glassie

Waikato Master Builders

What about me next year?

The Construction class has been set up to give our students (boys and girls), an opportunity to experience what it is like to work on a “real” building site with a variety of builders and allied trades. It is a full year of commitment and involves giving up some of your time outside of normal school hours. However, as Mr Jakes clearly states at the beginning of each year, “You’ll always be able to say, we built that”. It is quite a satisfying experience and sense of achievement to build something that other students and staff will benefit from in the years to come.

How can I support the school?

The School would like to continue offering this construction programme beyond 2014. 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 our resident school builder and project manager Mr Gavin Jakes on 021 127 5216.


Visual Art

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Brandon Harrison Amy Kang Amelia Chu Emily Naylor Cameron Leng-Uch Amy Kang Toby McDonald Heath Johnson Harry Forte
Bethany Griffen Nicholas Chen Amelia Chu Romke Gower Hoogstra Amelia Chu Jack Oliver Henry Crawford
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Ciara Gyde Margot Vincent Christa Wise Amber Zhang Rayla Xiao Jesse Guscott Dennis Liu Morgan Elstob Ciara Gyde
Georgia Hogg Casey Roycroft Morgan Elstob Georgia Hogg Daniel Sarikaya Joe Bradly-Arthur Joe Bradly-Arthur Georgia Hogg Isabel Hulme
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Harry Pickernell Kevin Hwang Cameron Downey Harry Pickernell Rayla Xiao Jasper Hankins Daniel Johnson Daniel Johnson
David Tharratt Evie McHugh Kaitlyn Thompson Tessa Whale Tessa Whale Harry Pickernell Jessica Peart Tyrell Martin

Creative Writing

Desolate Paradise

The moonlight streams through yawning holes in the mysterious cave’s ceiling. These beams of light strike the tranquil water, spreading their influence throughout the lagoon. Light cascades off the jewelled walls, diamonds, rubies and sapphires galore. Opals, emeralds and topaz guard the shore. This rainbow of preciousness reflects in the lagoon’s waters, until the plethora of gem light, starlight and moonlight becomes one.

A man enters the lagoon. Sprinting and leaping, he expertly navigates his way across rocks, slicked with slime, barely submerged beneath the water. Faster, now. His pace increases, hurrying and scurrying, desperately trying to reach his destination before he collapses. The trail of blood stalks the man and merges with deep red jewels to drip down and drown in the lagoon.

A foreboding pathway to his left appears which he peers down apprehensively. He feels a deep stirring in the land while an uneasy feeling disturbs his gut. He struggles on. The evidence of his wound clear as he rips his jacket and shirt off. A multitude of red lines weave their way across his back. The lick of the whip created ridges and contours on his black skin. He coughs and thick blood splatters the cave walls. The cave corridor closes in on him, slowly slanting in. Walking, hunching, kneeling, crawling. The man is on his last breath as the passageway explodes into a massive expanse of sheer splendour. Bone white stalagmites merge with stalactites to make a deformed set of teeth. The earth’s beauty is all present in this massive cavern, raw rubies uncut embedded into the walls make sinister eyes of the beast in the cave.

The man staggers past lustrous metals. He screams as his wounds let more blood escape to feed the beast of the cavern. He struggles on with pain closing his mind as if he were blind. Step stomp, step stomp, step stomp. He crawls up in the harsh environment, closes his eyes and listens to the sounds of the cave. Wind flits through the passageways, lightly rushing over the ears of the man. The wind carries a trace of life outside, birds use this wind to fly while this same wind topples small trees. It both gives and destroys life and with the man’s last breath, he exhales and dies.

A boy enters the lagoon, calmly striding past the eroded walls that have reluctantly long ago given up their treasure. He reaches a fork in the man-made walk-way, carefully avoiding the filthy industrial water. He is on a mission, walking briskly and with

purpose to a place special to him. He pauses and stares at the horrible filthy place before him. Murky brown water, polluted with vicious chemicals has destroyed the beauty of this place. Piles of rubbish clog the waterways and block some cave paths. The stench of refuse is overpowering and the boy walks to escape the horrid smell.

He passes endless mine shafts and deep gouges into the earth’s crust. All the beauty of the place his father reminisced about is no more. Ravaged. Destroyed. Any mysterious qualities of this place have been drained by the industrial mining of the cave. The boy lowers his head in disgust, swiftly moving on to reach the cavern. The magnitude of the cavern has been broken away, like the hands that ripped the calcium columns for their own greed. Every tourist and miner wanted a piece of the cave and slowly removed its majesty. The boy runs on until he reaches a simple gravestone with writing scrawled on it.

Here lies William Arthurs, the man who rebelled, was whipped, and exiled for protecting this cave and the beauty within it.

The boy lays down the flowers he brought with him and cries at the injustice of the world.

Extendable Summer

Morning dawn bathes the landscape with rays of caramel and tangerine as summer makes itself known once again. On the small dairy farm, perched on the top of the burnt hill, the farmer rises with the morning birds. Hoof in front of hoof the still air is broken by the sleepy cows trudging their way towards the cowshed. The quiet, peaceful atmosphere is shattered! The lime green button is forcefully pressed by the now awake farmer, and the milking shed bursts into life, aware that it is one of the first ones up.

Seconds, minutes, hours pass. The sun slowly pulls itself up the sky, aiming for the endless midday peak. The cows’ line up twenty by twenty, standing still for the extraction process, waiting for their udders to deflate and the comfort to return. They make little noise, instead vacuuming up their sweet palm kernel from the spit-cleaned silver tray. Suction cups are removed by the roboticlike farmer, the lever pushed with little strength and with some words of “Push up girls, push up”; the cows leave the shed once again.

Hesitating, they slowly move away from the dry palm kernel, knowing full well that the paddock holds no grass. It has been seared by the summer that extends itself further and further every day.

Number five leads the battle weary troops back down the race they had only just come up when the dark was fading and the air cool. Hoof in front of hoof, they plod down the rutted, dusty race, stopping every now and then for a gulping drink, from one of the rest-stop troughs.

Down the gentle slope lies what can only be described as a mountain, in comparison to what they have already walked. Quiet puffs of exhaustion float through the air. Slowly they begin to make their way up, up, up the man-made metal track and finally reach the summit.

A lone cow stops to admire the view, breathes the cooling air, and spies a clump of hidden emerald goodness. Sounds of people waking, dogs barking “Morning” and motorbikes warming up, drift up to the brow of the hill. The cow turns and heads into

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the quieter back hills where the shade of the trees beckons. Slow plodding and trudging and at last she reaches the shiny, silver gate.

It should open up to a full paddock of thick grass that moves with the breeze, but instead all there is, are patches of brown, yellow and ochre looking like a badly made patchwork quilt on the side of the hill. Hesitating, the cow takes a few tentative steps through the gateway, seeming to not know where to go first. Finally she starts to make her way down the decades old animal track, the width of a notebook.

Below the treeline, the almost heat-stroked cows put their heads up to see who the new comer is. They all seem to know this is the best place to be right now, as the sun scorches the already baked earth. Underneath the trees it is a welcome respite from the hard, dusty ground and blistering heat that they have become used to. Lying down is like heaven as they rest their tired, swollen cloven feet.

Shafts of sunlight penetrate through the sometimes dense; sometimes sparse native tree canopy. The foliage of these ancient trees is the only green that sits in this barren land.

At the base of these natural umbrellas a once soothing stream runs dry. The banks running parallel with the bone-dry creek bed have only now got a tinge of their past glory to them, the intense green a distant memory.

The day wears on, the heat intensifies, the atmosphere becomes lethargic. The withering heat drives the farmer and the cows into the cooling shade. Tiredness hangs heavily in the air as they all wait for another intensive day of summer to end and the cooling night to engulf them.

Open Window

Mist shrouded the usually clear bay. A large manor house lay above the minute town, it’s windows thrust open in hope of tempting a breeze. A lanky figure, covered in black, stole into the property through a gap in the hedgerow. A cutlass appeared in his hand and an urgency crept into his stride as he continued up the steps to the door. He sprung into the air, catching the open window by his fingertips, and entered the building. A large queen bed was placed in the corner of the room, it’s occupant sleeping fitfully. His cutlass glided toward the bed, and the murderer disappeared.

A small dinghy perched precariously in the large bay. A strong sun promised mist later in the day, and large waves ensured dangerous travel by sea. The inhabitant of the dinghy, a middle aged man, continued on his way, unfazed by the weather. Suddenly blinded, the boat tipped precariously yet again, and the lighthouse stopped shining his way. A small show of hesitance plastered itself onto his face, but it quickly passed. He was almost there. So close to discovering the mysteries of the sea cave he had pondered since youth. The townsmen would mutter darkly about a nameless fear, a hideous threat that claimed many lives at sea. Untraceable, merciless. Trying to push these dark rumours aside, he continued on his way. The boat continued to sway as he grew closer to his death.

The murderer returned to his home via a small dinghy, it’s dead owner having no use for it. The mist proved for ideal cover, and the swaying waves made it unlikely for him to be followed. The skills he possessed in a boat were second to none, his instincts always true. He rode the despairing waves as though he were part

of them, arriving at the desolate rock within minutes. A small, man-made step allowed him to enter the weathered hideaway, and he tossed the dinghy back onto the now roaring sea with the strength of a man half his age. The dinghy would be found three days later, dilapidated planks on the pebble beach. The murderer would never be seen again.

His trusty dinghy docked in the small cave, a large wooden door marking the entrance to the answer of his questions. Now his excitement conquered his fears, and he quickly walked to the brass handle of the door. It swung open at his touch, revealing the answer to his questions. He stopped, appalled.

For here in the cave like room was the body of his grandfather. Mutilated and dilapidated.Blood covered his limp carcass and his organs were clearly visible on the table. A bloody cutlass lay next to him, gleaming. He had been killed recently. Very recently. He collapsed spread eagled on the ground, screaming in anguish before the body of his beloved grandfather. A brilliant light came off the cutlass, and he turned. A tiny figure could be seen on a distant rock, pointing a telescope into the cave. The secret cave. The cave that no one knew about. The murderer’s telescope moved ever so slightly, catching the figure slumped on the ground. Immediately the telescope was gone, and the killer pulled out a large blunderbuss. A crack emitted from the horizon, and a chunk of rock fell very near to the corpse. Awakening from his grief, he hurried to the dinghy docked at the cave mouth. Another shot let off. Vowing to return with the small police force, the dinghy set off into the blue, lost in the swirling abyss that was the ocean. The murderer, realising his prey had pervaded him, halted firing. The heavens opened, thus a maelstrom of water and grief engulfed the dingy as it made its slow way back to the wharf.

He docked past midnight, thick fog engulfing him. An internal debate ensued but exhaustion won out and he vowed to report the murder in the morning. Struggling up the steps to his property, he opened the door and climbed the polished wooden steps to his bedroom. Collapsing into his bed, he was asleep instantly. His most crucial mistake was not the leaving of DNA at the scene of his grandfathers death, nor not telling anyone of his journey to the cave. He never shut the window.

Conor Horrigan Jump

Being the leader of UPM (Universal Protection Militia) is a long and tiresome job. However, being the leader comes with benefits. After all, I am the highest ranking officer in the UPM, meaning I can get into any mission and I get to share in the glory of the victories of my units. My main roles are going out in the field, testing and buying top of the line equipment, but the best and worst of it all is training new recruits.

“You ready?” I ask my unit. I watch them check their equipment, which includes: a jet belt, cloaking device, parachute, weapons, and communication devices. They then ready up and wait for my next command. “Get ready for takeoff.” I say over the soft hum of my spaceship’s engines. The ship rises then drifts forward in the direction of our drop location as I brief the unit.

We progress higher and higher as I talk to them. “We will be dropped above the location of our extraction target, Captain John Smith; our mission is to get him out. He will be protected by an unknown task force, so prepare to fight back. There will be air traffic as well as skyscrapers between us and him.


Remember, your jet belt will slow descent enough to stop injury and they are controlled via thought. If they don’t work, you have your chutes. Now. Prepare to drop!”

“Go to red!” shouts the loadmaster.

Our accent slows as the ship reaches the drop point.

“Green light, Go! Go! Go!” The ramp lowers and the unit starts jumping. As I approach the edge of the ramp, I turn around, and dive backwards from the ship. I plummet straight down. Taking in my surroundings, I notice the many other space ships taking up the air space. Transport ships. Medical ships. Luxury ships.

I see a fast approaching luxury ship and shift around to land on my feet. I hear the low hum of the jet belt as my descent slows. *Thud* My feet hit the shiny metal as I land in a crouch. My head instinctively snaps up to look for possible targets, but there’s no one. I move silently over to where the metal meets nothing but air. I take in my position and find the target building. My feet leave the metal and then I’m falling. The wind rushes past me, I tilt to my left to avoid a medical ship then directly to my right to avoid another. I spot a medium sized blue skyscraper to my left. “Regroup on the blue tower.” I order over my communication device.

I’m the last to arrive at the tower. I check to see if everyone is alright, and they are.

“Enable your cloaks when we leave this building, we need to take all of the enemy unit out.” I pause before continuing. “We will be falling right on top of them, so try not to get yourself shot” I state as a smile flashes across my face. “Let’s go.” We all stand on the east side of the tower, and one by one they start to vanish. I jump, activating my cloak as I do so. I can’t see them. But I can tell my unit is with me.


At one hundred metres I locate Captain John Smith, in handcuffs at gunpoint. I target the man with the gun, and land silently behind him. I instantaneously knock the firearm from his grasp and shove it to the edge of the roof. He turns with a wild swing and I duck under his arm before rolling backwards and shooting him in the chest with my pistol. I turn my head and watch as the enemy fights an invisible unit. Shortly, the group falls and my unit appears from their cloaked state. Before calling the ship, I slice the cuffs from Captain John’s wrists and congratulate my unit on their successful training exercise. After a few minutes wait, the ship lands and the ramp opens. The unit walks inside as I go to the cockpit. I open the door and shock flashes across my face. Before me, I see my second in command Daniel Ryke. I look at the pistol in his, hand.

“Goodbye Brother.”

Bevan Muirhead



Moonless. Starless. Jet black.

A supernatural sensation in the summer.

The street lamp stands over the park allowing a dim light to escape. Splinters withdraw from the cursed rotting wooden planks bodies were once pressed against, gnawing gently gusts of wind. As if a spell had frozen time, loose sediments where footsteps had previously stepped lay still. Stationary. Static.

The barriers between reality and fantasy are separated by the intertwining path, the outline of its spherical figure.

The branches of the once imposing Oak tree begin to shed dying leaves, which fall artistically below the rough skinned trunk. Tall with husky roots, the Pine trees blanket over the bushes below. The enchanting scent of pine is overpowering while circulating in the warm wisps of air. A touch of freshly mown grass perfumes the air also, entwining with the pine. Faintly subdued splattering sounds reveal the hypnotic pond, home to small fish that swim cautiously in circles. The water is warmish, the hidden sun still radiating heat though not lightening the darkness of the water. Bursts of water flick upward daintily; like the fairies flying further into wonderland; the park.

The swings sway effortlessly, as if the children who on one occasion got lifted past the stairway to Heaven are present in ghost form. The swings’ shadows are casted upon the perfectly trimmed field of greenery, and then disappear as if an illusion.

Insects swiftly crawl, enticed by the melted chocolate smothering the concrete slabs awaiting them. A hint of the chocolate is carried by the breeze, alluring more creatures of the night to indulge in its presence.

The seesaw lay flawlessly balanced, its twin in parallel. A ladder with a tinge of copper colouring the silver rungs awaits young bodies to carry them into the reaches of the mystical castle above.

Moonless. Starless. Jet black.

The night draws to an end.

Rays of soft sunlight emerge from the black canvas. Overhead utopia is in plain sight. Emerald green shrubbery gleams, ruby red leaves glisten like the wings of mystical beings. An array of pink petals are perched on top of thin light green strands. Chains of daisies encapsulate the eye by creating patterns in the field.

Chuckling echoes from those with wrinkles, laughter draws from those with youthful faces. Joy dances to their sounds. The bark from a thickly coated Labrador muffles the deafening songs the persistent cicadas sing. Traces of unhappiness are dragged past the boundaries of its figure.

Ducklings dawdle aimlessly, with little liberation as their mothers stand guard. The ducklings dive passionately into the familiar comforts of the pond, droplets of water leaping into high heights before submerging back into their original resting place.

The slide is pure silver, heated from the blistering sunrays; it itches the bare skin touching it. The children are hesitant at the top, though as they slide down their reserved nature disappears and is replaced with a feeling of unconditional enchantment.

A lollipop is pasted to the rich brown soil, its usual rainbow colours concealed, though the scent of sweet candy is a permanent fragrance fixed in the airflow.

Illustrations of Unicorns decorate the nude concrete, truly a magical sight to innocent eyes. The youthful run like prey being hunted; in circles, in squares, they dance relentlessly. Parents read novels under the shelter of the Pinetrees branches, enclosed by rings of foliage.

On their hands and knees the children crawl through the tunnel separating the sections of the spellbinding castle.

Rays of sunlight continue to emerge, the park; utopia, is no longer alone.

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Jumbled chatter overflows the van with excitement building as the long awaited Maadi Cup approaches. By now we have been travelling for over six hours and the stench of sweaty teenagers is now the norm thanks to our long sleeve white shirts, grey pants and strangling ties. This stench mixes with the musty smell of the ancient van, as it struggles over a small rise. It’s mid-afternoon on a hot, late March day. I have seated myself in the second to back-row, at a window seat, perfect. I would hate to be crammed in between two people for so long. I had hoped to have a good look at The South Island, but I had been disappointed by the boring straights as we departed Christchurch. Dairy farms sprinkled across the flats with the only difference being the rural rapid number and the count of rabbits on their fields.

Peering over a small rise I take a quick glance, not expecting anything interesting. I was wrong. Clover-filled grass covers the plains on which black and white cows graze peacefully. Large mountains jump up from the plains, keeping watch over the valleys. Merino sheep are scattered across the lower reaches of the sky-scrapers, mingling yet still independent and finding their own patch of grass to nibble.

The road slopes down towards the base of the valley and the van sighs with relief as it slips into fifth gear, gliding down the open road. Engulfed in the landscape, I disconnect myself from the van, like an escape pod from a space station; I drift off into my own world.

An old fence runs parallel with the road and the ridgeline, containing the mountains to their side of it. The fence is a grey, brown colour with the outside covered in white, yellow and orange moss. Broken old full round posts are a common sight and missing batons pass by once in a while. Number eight wire, partially rusted is held on by ancient staples and decorated by hundreds of spider webs. I can imagine what it looked like many years ago when the pioneers would have spent months building the fence and road, to allow mere civilians to venture into this wilderness. Many years the fence has guarded the road.

At the base of the valley a large lake lies. I had never seen water this colour before, a very light blue, almost turquoise, standing out like a piece from another puzzle. So still. It reminds me of the Dead Sea; no life it contains, poisoned by the mountains. The perimeter of the lake is roughly scattered with mixed coloured trees; dark green pines, drooping yellow willows and tall flame poplars, flickering with a light breath of wind.

Something urges me to slide the window across. A torrent of air punches me in the face. Dry. Lifeless air. Oxygen stolen by the mountains injected with their poison.

Later back at the motel, I lie on my bunk bed in silence, resting after a long day. I think back to my amazement of the landscape, how awe-locked I was. I can see the cows, the sheep, the flame trees and the poisoned blue lake. All characters in this play; directed by the mountains, under the spell.

Now I find myself in this headspace, admiring the landscape, under the spell of Twizel.

The Day We Lost

Sweat drips from his face as he hauls his heavy load up over the final crest of his hike. "All downhill from here," he says smiling. He sits down on an old log that is nearby and looks around at the dismal looking bush getting flooded by the pouring rain. Joe spots a shelter of some sort and exclaims with joy "Thank the sweet lord Jesus!" As he waddles hurriedly over to the shelter. As he gets nearer the smell of stale, damp air and mouldy wood greets him. He walks inside and the view changes him.

He swung the door shut behind him and takes a few steps forward to which the floor creaks in protest. He leaps backwards surprised as an alarmed bat swung down out of the rafter with dust billowing out behind it. "Sunova..." Says Joe slightly surprised by the bat.

He walks on with the floorboards never ceasing their complaints like an elderly man complains about the generation today. He heard a slight creeking sound somewhere and sees some dust falling from the ceiling, illuminated by the grey light from outside as he walks cautiously through the dark house. Although the house didn't look large from the outside, it feels like he is walking through a palace of the queen. He walks through another door ignoring the brutal sounding creaks and groans being exerted by the hinges. The faint drips coming from the well aged roof, that is in dire need of replacement, signals the raging storm outside.

Joe hears a sudden crash as through someone tripped over something and fell majestically into a wall and broke part of the wall. Joe jumps out of his skin as every limb goes prickly with nervousness and fear. He backs into the corner of the room he’s in, raising a trail of dust from the dead when he trips over some white object. The object is disregarded for a moment but then the brutal pristine whiteness of it catches his eye so he bends down, knife in hand and pokes the white object. "AHhha what the ffff..??" He shouts as he leaps away from the now evident skeleton. His heart beats in his ears and he can hear footsteps coming from every direction while he crouches down scared out of his brain trembling with the knife in his hand. The door opens and at first he doesn't even know what the hell it is but then he sees clearly what is in front of him. It looks like something directly from a horror movie; it has bulging eyes, torn bleeding flesh, a wicked looking knife in its hand and gleaming teeth dripping with blood.

As he stands up, it charges toward him with unreal speed as it raises its knife above its head. The monster brings the glistening blade down right where Joe was had he not rolled to the side. Joe - fuelled by adrenaline- brings his own glistening scythe of a knife down into the attackers lower neck. Its back arches, then it falls to the ground. Joe bursts out of the door, into the bush, fuelled by adrenaline and fear.

By the time he reaches civilisation, he realises it is too late. The town is a fiery hell with flames everywhere. Nothing can be done as he sees in the distance, the school crumble to the ground, dust billowing out from it. That is when he knows it is all over now. He falls to his knees and weeps for he had no hope nor energy left in his shattered soul to try and comprehend how this has happened. No life, no control, no hope, the day we lost the world.

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Arts Week

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Chess Fashion Show


Haka Competition House Music

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House Points Table




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Winter Sports


Clark House

Housemaster: Mr M. Markham

Deputy Housemaster: Mr N. Muirhead

Assistant Housemaster: Mr N. Jensen (term 1-2), Mr A. Tripp (term 3-4)

Mentor Teachers: Mrs L. Morgan, Mrs K. Saunders, Mr G. Littlejohn, Mr J. Howard, Dr M. Simmonds

Head of House: Thomas Gordon

Deputy Head of House: James Ingham, Duncan Van Der Maas, Cameron Wratt

Harington Leader: Eliza Larkman

2014 has been a very successful one for Clark House. There is a very positive and healthy culture within the house and the boys should take credit for this.

Clark House was very competitive in the House competition in 2014. It has been one of the tighter competitions in many years and at the time of writing; four houses were tied in 2nd place, including Clark.

As always Standards was first up and we performed strongly. Traditionally Clark performs well in both Standards and Athletics and this year was no different and we finished in 2nd place. Unfortunately though Swimming confirmed that as a house we are much better on land than in water and we came 4th. The whole house has its fingers crossed that we will get some good swimmers next year!!

Hit the Road Jack was our piece for the House Music and the boys performed this with gusto but we came last yet again. However, it was a considerable improvement from 2013 and there should be no reason why Clark House shouldn’t be challenging the leaders next year. One of the highlights of the year was the Clark House band winning the group section of house music. The band consisting of Jeremy Doneghue, Joshua Voigt and Robert Simmons performed the Dire Straits classic Sultans of Swing and were simply outstanding.

Cross Country demonstrating the fighting spirit of the house with many boys pushing themselves to the limit to enable Clark to win the event. This is the first time in a few years Clark has won Cross Country and the boys were very proud of themselves, and rightly so.

Arts Day proved yet again that we can really move on the dance floor with our Lip Sync team gaining 1st equal. As well as dancing we can also argue well, with Simon Morbey, Jack Davies and Harrison Phillips taking out the Debating competition. These wins gave us an overall 3rd for Arts Day, which has been our best performance for a number of years.

It was back to sport with the next event, House Rugby. We expected to perform well but failed to deliver with a mediocre

4th place finish in an event we normally do well in. Our seniors and girls teams were our most successful teams, both making the semi-finals.

We finished the year well, with a dominating performance in house rowing, comfortably taking out the title for the second year running.

Staffing wise the house has enjoyed a settled year. For the first time in many years we have had three tutors - Sam Houston, Alex Young and Alby King. All three are very popular with the boys and have fitted into the culture of the house very well. Unfortunately, Alby and Sam leave us at the end of the year and I would like to thank them for their contribution to the house over the past year.

Sadly, Nick Jensen left Clark House mid-way through the year. Nick had been involved in Clark House for six years. Originally he started as a tutor then moved on to a role as the assistant housemaster. Nick’s contribution to the house was immense. He was always willing to lend a hand to both the boys and staff and nothing was too much trouble. Whilst we all felt his departure from the house we wish Nick and his wife Michelle nothing but good luck and best wishes as they set forth on married life together.

With the departure of Nick, Adam Tripp earned promotion from tutor to Assistant Housemaster. Adam is a very able young man and has done an outstanding job. He is well respected by the boys and spends a considerable amount of time in the house.

The 2014 Clark House Prefects have been superb this year. You have all been consistently reliable and have displayed strong, supportive and caring leadership roles within the house. A special thank you must go to the 2014 Head of House – Thomas Gordon. Thomas has worked tirelessly for Clark House this year. Thomas is very much a ‘follow me’ type leader and has completed an enormous amount of duties for the House which have been greatly appreciated by both staff and students.

Going forward into 2015, the house prefects are Jack Davies, Simon Morbey, Joshua Voigt, Henry Wills, James Wilkins, Robert Simmons and Seton Mason. We are looking forward to working with you next year and hope you continue to represent Clark House with the same dedication, support and care that this year’s prefects have shown.

On behalf of the students and staff of Clark House, may we say a big thank you to the Parents’ Association for all your hard work and support this year, In particular Carolyn Eyre, Tracey Caskie and Josie Redmond. The house is the stronger for the time and effort you have put in.

Lastly, I wish the House leavers the very best of luck for their future and would like to thank you for your contribution to Clark House. I hope St Paul’s Collegiate has given you the skills to be successful and happy in the years to come.

This will be my last report as the Clark Housemaster and as I mentioned in my speech at the Clark House dinner it has been an amazing four years of growth and learning, both professionally and personally. I would like to thank all of the Clark House community for all your help and support over the years. Kirsty, Nathan, Samuel and I are looking forward to the next phase in our lives but we will never forget our time in Clark House and will remain your biggest supporters.

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Prefects’ Camp Jeremy Doneghue Sam Fullerton-Smith Henry Wills Thomas Gordon Touch Hemmondharop House Choir Jason Liddell Harrison Phillips Clark House Band Jack Davies Connor Gordon Daniel Kerr Joshua McClay Toby Cooper

Fitchett House

Housemaster: Mr Gary Henley-Smith

Deputy Housemaster: Dr Jason McGrath

Mentors: Simon Ward, Annelise Visagie, Robert Aldridge, Andrew Harries

Head of House: Christopher Chilcott-Parker

Deputy Head of House: Courtland Lee

Harington Leader: Emma Walker

Fitchett House has seen a year of successes and triumphs through 2014. Growing as a house through a combination of leadership and comradery, Fitchett has become a fierce team of talent. Seeing some success in both sport and culture, the lads of Fitchett are pleased to know such a challenging year is now completed.

Following an extremely convincing demolition of all opposing Houses on Athletics Day at the beginning of the year, Fitchett has grown to be a confident and spirited group of young men. Performances by Ryan Ballantyne, Adam McCarthy, as well as outstanding efforts by our Fitchett Girls, Emma Walker, Jade Henley-Smith, and Briarna Rae, saw us easily secure a win overall on the day. Following our stellar performances at the Athletics Day, House Hockey saw us dominate in certain fields once again. Assisted by the ever talented Daniel Scanlon, Fitchett Senior Team secured a convincing win over all other houses. Our House Football Team also put up a strong fight, succeeding in defeating most competition they came up against, and proceeding to obliterate those who weren’t so challenging, only to be pipped by Hamilton and Hall in the final placings.

Our cultural presence has only gone from strength to strength over the recent years, even more so by the appearance and development of extreme talents within the house. House Music was our first foray into the cultural domain, with a crowdwowing rendition of Hey Jude, by the Beatles. The House sang as a multifaceted choir, conducted by the Head of House Christopher Chilcott-Parker, with the custom arrangement of the finale being particularly popular with audience members. The follow up to the House Music Choir night involved performances by House Soloists and Groups, with Jonathan Mayer, our resident organist and piano afficiando, placing second with a stunning performance of “For the Gamer”, arranged by Jonathan himself.

The culture within the house has seen massive development in recent times. No longer a house made up of individuals and year levels, it now boasts a more intertwined social behaviour. Support and guidance has been a driving factor in the house’s success, led from the front by our three Prefects,

Youngmin, Courtland and Chris, every member of Fitchett has experienced a fun filled year. Housemasters Dr McGrath and Mr Henley-Smith, with their amusing, effective leadership of the house, have seen many young boys grow through the year. We say farewell to Mr Henley-Smith, who moves onto bigger and greener things in the years to come, with a transition from day to boarding Housemastery in Williams as of next year. Without a doubt, Mr Henley-Smith has been a changing force in the House, creating a team of students who have seen numerous sucesses in sports and culture, as well as playing a key role in making the friendly, community atmosphere that is Fitchett nowadays. From all the men of Fitchett, we thank him for his three years of undivided service to the house, enthusiasm and leadership, and support of every single student who has passed through the house in his time. Going into the future, we will see a change in leadership, as well as welcoming a new set of students into the house. With all the achievements and successes of Fitchett in the past few years, and our growth in 2014, we can only expect bigger and better things from the future.

Matt Atkinson Trophy - Junior Sportsman of the Year

Callum Prosser

Mr B Jester Trophy

Simranjit Singh

Martin Ewen Trophy – Cultural Excellence

Jonathan Mayer

Nick Jensen Trophy – Year 9 Student of the Year

Kamsan Govender

Peter Gilbert Trophy - Sporting Excellence

Daniel Scanlon

Duncan Hall Trophy- Outstanding Service to the House

Chris Chilcott - Parker

Jason MacGrath Trophy - Academic Excellence

Youngmin Goo

David Mayne Trophy: Outstanding Contribution to the House Competition

Ryan Ballantyne

Mark Mills - Gentlemen Trophy

Courtland Lee

Codey Nepe - Spirit Trophy

Pete Smit

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Suvarn Naidoo Shane Reddy Sam Goodey and Nicholas Hansen Ryan Ballantyne Oliver Soar Lachlan Lee James Holmes Harrison Newdick and Callum Prosser Aidan Phillips Jonathan Meyer Joseph & his Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat Aiden Phillips Ryan Ballantyne

Hall House

Housemaster: Mr Paul Wilson

Deputy Housemaster: Mr Ben Van Maygaarden

Mentors: Mike Groom, Jeremy Coley, Phil Clement, Tess Hastie, Andrew Tharratt

Head of House: Tyrell Martin

Deputy Head of House: Daniel Johnson

Harington Leader: Loren Morse

2014 has been another successful year for Hall House. House spirit is strong and our House Motto - “Success through Effort” has been evident throughout the year. We may not have won the Shaw trophy this year but we have achieved our goals of participating with effort and enjoyment. The House continues to be a happy and safe environment for all students and we pride ourselves on being a “family” not just a place to hang out.

The year 9 students have adapted quickly to life at St Paul’s and are proud to wear the “Cambridge Blue”.

Tyrell Martin has done a great job this year as Head of House. He has led by example and has worked diligently to motivate and encourage participation of his peers in every house activity. He has been ably assisted by Daniel Johnson as Deputy Head of House. I commend them on their enthusiasm and willingness to carry out any task asked of them.

I particularly commend them for their combined efforts in the House choir competition. They took charge of this event and after many practices and much laughter, produced a superb performance.

The prefects have contributed effectively to the efficient functioning of the House and I have appreciated their involvement this year.

The House tutors have provided another avenue to help in the pastoral care of our students. I thank them for their involvement with the students during house and tutor periods –Mike Groom, Tess Hastie, Jeremy Coley, Phil Clement and Andrew Tharratt.

Finally I would like to commend the efforts of Ben Van Meygaarden – our Assistant Housemaster who has again been great to work with this year. He has involved himself fully in house life and has been genuinely interested in the students’ wellbeing. I have appreciated his efforts in helping run the house – particularly his organizational skills. Go Hall – Go you good thing

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Connor Rijinder Randawa Lip Sync House Choir Daniel Johnson
Sahil Patel Felix Rolls Divneet Bindra Kieren Dale Ronan Palaone House Haka Jimmy Christie Tyrell Martin Jordan Olgilvy Hamish Black Tyrell leading the Haka Kurt Philburn Jack out in front at the junior standards Ariki Thomson Stefan Andreef Charles Christey Hamish Black Heath Johnson

Hamilton House

Head of House Speech

First day of school as Head of house for 2014, Mr Campbell tells me I have to address the house for the first time, heart thumping, and sweat rolling down the side of my head. A pretty half arse attempted at getting the house to be quiet, was not a good start, and with the new cocky Year 11s running around in their corner, I knew it was going to be a tough year. Year 9s. You boys started the year out quiet, shy, and didn’t exactly say a lot, I can say with confidence you boys have matured a huge amount this year, I wish you lads good luck for Tihoi next year, and hope you guys learn a lot.

Year 10s. Although I’ve only been your guys’ head of house for half of the year, its been my pleasure to have you boys in Hamilton house, although you’re a small bunch, you guys definitely have a lot to give, and I wish you good luck for NCEA level 1 next year.

Year 11s. Where do I even start? It would be a monumental understatement to say that we had a shaky beginning to the year.

If it wasn’t someone stealing my prefect blazer; it was a fight with one of the Gordon boys over who goes out with whom. But despite this, you boys have grown up a massive amount this year from cheeky little 5th formers, into young men. I also wish you boys good luck next year with level 2, as well as excelling into a more senior part of the school.

Year 12s. It’s almost that time of the year again, for the year 13s to step down, and hand the reins over to you guys. I would like to thank you boys for the support you have shown us year 13s this year, especially the boys who made a massive contribution in all the house competitions, especially haka, and house singing. If I can leave you with some words of advice for next year, it would be don’t put things off, I know you’ve heard it all before, but your year 13 year will fly by before you can even grab it. Take control, make good decisions, and have fun, you guys are leading the school next year, enjoy it. Last but certainly not least. My boys, the Year 13s. John, Devon, Ben, Danny, David, Jackson, Mason, Thomas and Leon. It’s been a massive year; we’ve given it everything, let’s hope its enough. I know we were only a small bunch, but because of this, we became a tight knit group and we’ve all become life long friends. Whatever each of us is up to next year, be sure to keep in touch.

There are two more people I would like to thank. Two men who do a massive amount of work behind the scenes of the house that you don’t really understand or realize, until you become a Year 13; Mr Campbell and Mr Holmes. Every house shout, every house competition, every team for athletics, swimming sports, or rugby these two men were, and always have been, the brains behind it.

As if being a teacher wasn’t stressful enough, Mr Campbell and Mr Holmes go that extra mile to make sure the house runs and functions, like a well oiled machine.

So here I am. 18 years young, with nearly five years of being a Hamilton house member under my belt. What have I gained and learnt? Firstly, I have met a huge amount of people, from Year 13s from when I was a junior, to all sorts of baits. Secondly, I have learned to never try and make a bunch of teenage boys try and sing, five minutes before lunchtime, you will not win. But probably the most important thing I have learnt, is that people don’t respect you as a leader because you give out the most detentions, or most headmasters runs, they respect you because you respect them, you relate to them, you are their mate. You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar, or in my case, boys will respond better with pizza, rather than detentions.

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Junior Athletics
Keaton Myburgh Lachlin Finch John Penyas Cole Lucas Edward Johnstone Aaron Parkinson Sal M’Bage Matt Moana John Penyas

Harington Day

Housemaster: Mrs Jackie Lock

Deputy Housemaster: Mrs Helen Bradford

Mentors: Miss Andrea Dela Rue, Mrs Bridget Hansen, Mrs Kelly Saunders, Mrs Christine Coates, Ms Rose Don, Mr Roger Bell

Head of House: Loren Morse 153 days. 3672 hours. 220320 minutes. This incredible journey was jam-packed with our successes, failures, opportunities, frustrations, friends, sport, spotless food, cultural experiences, life lessons and many memories. For a girl, St. Paul’s Collegiate is a wonderful and challenging experience to succeed in a largely boys’ environment.

We began 2014 with the famous Tihoi Orientation Camp. The new girls were ‘adopted’ by a Year 13 girl who became their ‘big sister’ until they settled in to school life later into Term One. The new leaders of the school stepped up and took their responsibilities seriously, as well as making the most of the experience and company of good friends. The camp was filled with fun activities, such as the inter-house tug of war, which Clark House won; the Year 11s’ overnight tramp; the Year 12s’ sea kayaking, and the Tongariro Crossing for the Year 13s. Other lively activities included mountain biking, high ropes, tube rafting, rock-climbing, abseiling, canoeing, the movie night and the hilarious skit night, which Hamilton House won. Chatty and excited, the first day of school for 2014 took place straight after Tihoi. Within the first few weeks of Term One, many sporting events occurred, where the girls split into their Boys Houses and competed in the various events. Athletics day, swimming sports and cross country all displayed the true courage and determination of our girls, participating to the best of their abilities. Everyone was a winner. Later in the year the girls participated in House touch, soccer, hockey and chess. Everyone was competitive within their houses and gave it 100%, even if they were inexperienced in the sporting code. It was awesome to see each house pull together and work with their Boys House to fight for the top positions.

The Harington Wearable Arts Fundraiser was a major highlight of the year! Enjoyable and challenging, each house group had the task of creating a garment that only consisted of recyclable materials which symbolized a city and theme within New Zealand. They also had to create baking within the same theme. This gave the community of St Paul’s a vision of how young women perceive the unique places in Aotearoa. Musical items were also performed to demonstrate the talents within Harington. Each house worked extremely hard to create their garment, baking and musical item. This made the night a huge success for all those who attended and were involved.

For the House Music Competition we performed the song, ‘Valerie’, by Amy Winehouse. Lunchtime practices, a few early mornings and many rainbow stripe lollies gave us an ultimate boost of energy. Everyone enjoyed the popular and familiar song choice, as the catchy tune was quickly stuck alongside the lyrics. Purple lips and ribbons for everyone added to the excitement. All the hard work paid off when we won house music for the first time. The second half of House Music performances included the winning solo performance by Katie Trigg, as well as the group performance by Rachel Brandt, Fizzi Whale and Tessa Whale.

Last but not least, Harington End of year dinner took place. We could revisit all the many special moments of 2014. Each year 13 girl received a ring engraved ‘Harington 2014’, and a booklet that had each girl’s hobbies, ambitions and a message they would like to leave behind. This was a new initiative, and I believe the gifts are something each girl will treasure.

Williams house took the trophy for winning ‘girls house’ again. The Fitchett Young trophy for the girl displaying the best of Harington spirit went to Emma Walker and the Jane Bryant Memorial trophy for the greatest commitment and leadership in Harington went to Loren Morse.

Like a jigsaw puzzle, every girl at St Paul’s has a special place and contribution. Every piece is unique and required to make the full perfect picture. A huge thank you to all the Harington Staff of 2014: Mrs Bradford (Deputy Day Housemaster), Mrs Lilley (Boarding Housemaster), Mr Bell, Ms Hansen, Mrs Saunders, Mrs Don, Mrs De la Rue and Mrs Coates. The Harington girls appreciate every minute of your time. Your support means the world to us and without all of you nothing would be able to operate, so thank you.

Our amazing, loving and determined Housemaster, Mrs Lock, represents the heart and soul of Harington House and is known as our second mother. Mrs Lock is one special lady! Having 108 crazy, unpredictable, sometimes-emotional daughters to look after day in and day out really proves her passion for being the Day Housemaster for 2014. She treats everyone with respect, always looks for the best in every girl and I believe this pushes each girl to reach their full potential; therefore, enabling any girl to be successful in their chosen passion or direction. The amount of time she gives up for all of us girls is very much appreciated and I hope she realises the impact she has on us. Mrs Lock is not only loving, caring and trustworthy, she also keeps a watchful eye on us to ensure that we are organised, well presented, and respectful. This will follow through our University experiences, chosen careers or where ever life may take us. Thank you again for everything you do for us. Words cannot describe our appreciation.

It has been a privilege and an honour to be the Head of Harington for 2014. I will always remember the amazing bunch of girls from St Paul’s and I will never forget my time and experiences shared with all of you. We formed a strong bond together as St Paul’s Girls, and that is something to be treasured. I know in the years to come this bond will always remain strong.

Thank you, Loren Morse.

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Harington Boarders

Emma Walker Clark Girls Cross Country Day
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Kinneir Groube Kinneir Groube Helen McLean Pare, Kendal and Ella Josie Butcher Fizzi and Tessa Whale Kayley Livingston Katie Trigg Fizzi Whale and Emanae Ferguson Ciara Gyde and Jade Henley-Smith Loren Morse

Harington Boarding

Housemaster: Mrs Lilley

Deputy Housemaster: Ms Hansen

Head of House: Kendal Buchanan

Deputy Head: Kaitlyn Thompson

House Prefects: Ella Strack, Adelle Morton, Holly Hardie, Pippa Lewis (term 1)

Tutors: Rachel Beal, Olivia Simmonds

Gap Tutor: Carly Nutt

Harington Boarding House has had an amazing year this year. A very busy year, that saw the girls start strong and finish strong. Tihoi was enjoyed by all, a great place for the girls to get to know each other and the day girls better. The first in weekend saw the girls bringing out their creative side, much easier for some than others, and painting beautiful art work to liven up the boarding house. This enabled the girls to put their mark on the boarding house and make it a little more like home. Sunday was spent with our boys houses, Clark and Williams went to Rotorua, Luging and swimming and sea biscuiting in Lake Okerika. Sargood headed off to Waimarino Water Park (near Tauranga) and enjoyed the day on water slides, jumping from crazy heights, and swings, into the river and kayaking. All the girls returning from their adventures tired after an eventful fun day. Kelly’s black eye ensuring her ID photo to come would be a beauty.

Morning Runs, Athletics, Swimming Sports and Harington Fashion; meant a busy term one, with the Boarding Girls dominating in all codes. The week of Harington Fashion Show, may have given Mrs Lilley a few more grey hairs. Girls spending all afternoon and prep creating masterpieces for the catwalk, baking and decorating and practicing musical items, leaving little time for tidy up (if any) and the boarding house a little messy. But it all paid off, the boarding girls looked stunning, their musical items were entertaining and cakes beautifully presented. Athletics and Swimming gave the girls the opportunity to shine and compete against the day girls. It was great to see all the girls out there giving it a go, and getting a few places.

Touch and Tug-o-war against the Waikato Diocesan Boarders was a great way to have a bit of fun one afternoon. Our St Paul’s girls dominated, winning all games. The Tihoi to St Paul’s race was slightly different this year meaning that the girls split up into their boys houses and competed with them. All the girls dug it in and gave everything in their part of the race. House singing finished term 1 on a high for the girls, with the girls taking out first place, after a long term, winning was a great way for the girls to start the holidays buzzing. Especially seeing as Harington has never won before.

Term 2 came with House Haka, the Production and the 12 Hour relay. The 12 Hour Relay was a huge success, with all the girls getting involved and having a great time. Earning a house

shout from Mr Lander for raising the most money per person was an added bonus. Cross country was also in term 2. The boarding girls showing the Day girls how it’s done, all those morning runs from term 1 paying off. Term 2 brought winter sports and exchanges. The boarding house in the afternoons was very busy, all the girls rushing back to get changed for trainings or games, and getting back in time for dinner. The term finished with the production, all the boarders went to watch the show on the first night and from the stage it was great to see all the girls enjoying themselves.

Harington House group item gave Fizzi and Tessa a chance to shine alongside day girls to take out the competition. Term 3 brought benchmarks, which took a few of the girls by surprise and tournament week was a nice break after them. All the girls involved in tournament week, for Netball, Soccer or Hockey, left it all out there and played with great sportsmanship. It was lovely to see all the girls dressed up for the ball, they all looked stunning. A nice alternative to the sports gear and pyjamas we are all used to seeing each other in. The ball was an amazing night and a great way to finish the term.

The 3 weeks in term 4 flew by, house rowing the only house event left for the year was a huge success and great to see the girls up there rowing for their houses. The rest of the term was spent busy studying and attending end of year functions. I would like to thank all the girls for an awesome year! Thanks to Libby for somehow managing to get me out of the house on time every morning and always supporting me. To Mrs Lilley and Ms Hansen thanks for everything, the boarding house is such a great place and it wouldn’t be the same without you. To the boarding prefects, Kaitlyn, Holly, Ella and Adelle thanks for everything, you girls have been amazing. I wouldn’t have made it through the year without you. Thanks to everyone who has made my time at St Paul’s so enjoyable, I will miss it next year. Good luck for the future.

Meg Skilton and Claudia Miles

Sargood House

Housemaster: Mr Carl Neethling

Deputy Housemaster: Mr Ryan McCarthy

Assistant Housemaster: Mr Hamuera Tamihana

Matron: Mrs Bev McCarthy

Tutors: Mr Ian Boyle, Mr Bruce Light, Mr Daniel Ford, Mr Jack Thompson, Mr Adam Pescod

Mentors: Mr Peter Gilbert, Mr Defyd Williams, Mr Duncan Smith

Head of House: Hamish Te Whare

Deputy Heads of House: William Kenna, Zach Posa, Riley Chick

2014 has been an outstanding year for Sargood House. Our numbers increased to 103 including the Tihoi boys. With this it has brought an increase in the energy levels around the house, but the boys have managed to channel their energy in a positive direction.

Some of the year’s highlights were the boys winning the Spirit Cup at Swimming Sports. This was after we challenged ourselves following an average display at Athletics Sports. The character shown by the boys was most impressive.

The Haka performance, led by Anthony Sauni was powerful and showed the passion the boys have for the House.

Daniel Zhuang’s speech to the rest of the house to motivate them for Chess was truly inspirational and earned him the respected name of “Chess Master” after we placed 2nd in House chess – our best finish ever perhaps.

Most recently the heart and determination showed by the boys at house rowing was inspirational.

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 boys have re-instated their Brotherhood banner, and are living up to what the banner truly represents.

The prefects of 2014 have done a fantastic job in leading and supporting other house members. There is a real sense of belonging and 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. Our quality tutors 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.

Some highlights of our many exceptional young men in the fields of Academics, Citizenship, Sport and Culture were: Jack Schicker won Gold at Maadi in U17 Four and Silver in the U17 Eight.

Riley Chick, Sam Porritt, James Kenna and Marcus Hamilton won Bronze at Maadi in the U18 Novice.

Samisoni Taukei’aho was selected for the NZ Barbarians Rugby team and played against Australia and Fiji.

Alex Mitchell was selected for Waikato U17 Harlequins.

Taylor Cockerton – 3rd in NZ Formula First Championship – graduated from Elite Motorsport Academy.

Josh Balme. Top ranked Junior Shearer in NZ- 3rd at Golden Shears.

Alastair Blackett and Tom Yarrall will represent the school at the Gillette Cup National final – first time in 10 years. Alastair is also in Northern Districts development squad.

Daniel Sarikaya – Waikato U18 Hockey, Bennet GroubeWaikato U14 Hockey.

Max Collingwood gained 3 second places at Waikato swimming champs.

Taylor Deakin was placed first at the Waikato Speech Competition.

We finished the year with a successful house dinner. Hamish Te Whare delivered a most inspiring speech which reflected on the growth in the House. He challenged the boys staying behind to maintain the positive culture within the house and to further develop and embrace the idea of brotherhood.

Mrs Adelle Hulme presented the house with two new trophies after the original Martin Hulme trophy sadly was lost during the renovations in Sargood. We are truly grateful for her family’s generosity.

At the dinner the following boys were recognised with house awards:

The Charles Rudgard “Jolly Good Bloke” Award – Anthony Sauni, Sukhjit Sarai.

The Harry Memorial stakes for sideline support – William Fraser.

The Brian Scott Cup for improvement in House Competition events – Jack McDonald.

The Alloway Cup for swimming – Max Collingwood.

The R.B. Morris Trophy for Cultural excellence – Hugo van Cingel (Jr) and Taylor Deakin; William Kenna ( Sr).

The Martin Hulme Trophy for outstanding contributions in House Competition – Spencer Clayton-Greene (Jr ) and Oliver Roberts ( Sr).

The Mr B Trophy for the most outstanding Junior Sportsman –Liam Allen.

The Paul Wilson Cup for the Most Promising Sportsman –Samisoni Taukei’aho.

The Campbell Plaque for Academic Excellence – Taylor Deakin.

The “Pot” for the best all round Year 9 – Millar Groube.

The Joyce Moodie Award for co-operation within the house –Hamish Te Whare .

2015 promises to be an exciting year for Sargood and we are all very much looking forward to it already.

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Hamish Te Whare Samisoni Taukei'aho Ben Brogden Alex, Mitchell and Samisoni Daniel Sarikaya Jack Gordon Spencer Clayton-Greene Blake Wilson Tom Yarrall Oliver Roberts Sargood Pre-Ball Winners of the Spirit Cup James Webster Raj Belling

School House

This year School House has been a massive success as we currently sit at second on the house competition table, a feat that has not been achieved since 2010 when the current Year 13s were in Year 9. This I feel has been achieved because every single member of the house has stepped up this year and taken it upon themselves to strive to do their best in all the house activities. I would like to congratulate you all on your efforts this year, boys. It was good to see that it wasn’t just the sporty people who participated in things, like house rugby or house athletics, and that it wasn’t just the more culturally inclined people doing the cultural side of the house activities. An example of this is Cameron Downey. As you all know Cameron is not a huge guy and is very culturally inclined, but if you had seen him during house rugby you wouldn’t have known it, the way he went after that ball and the effort he showed. This has been the standard I have come to enjoy over this year and it has helped make the year most enjoyable in the house.

A highlight of the year for me would be the lip sync during Arts Day. This saw all the year nines with a great attitude towards lip sync and “volunteering” by popular choice of the seniors, to partake in this specific activity that got no other volunteers at all. It is always amusing to see the awkward silence and downcast eyes as every year, without fail, the Year 13s ask for volunteers to do the lip sync, and every year, without fail, there are no hands raised for the task. Following in this tradition, there were no hands raised this year either. So this year, the Year 13s allocated the job to the Year 9s. At first the Year 9 weren’t too happy about the situation they had been placed in. But as there was a bit of leadership, surprisingly in the form of Jamie Vincent, the ideas started coming together and forming a solid performance that went along with the Bob the Builder themed jump jam song that follows the tune of Mambo No.5 by Lou Bega. The performance actually ended up winning the lip sync - well done on that, boys.

Now to the year thirteens, I would just like to thank you all for your support and leadership with the house this year.

Cameron, you have been a massive help this year taking on the responsibility of so many of the cultural house activities such as house music that, if I had planned, I don’t think we would have even got close to first. So thanks heaps for your commitment and help throughout the year.

Creighton, your discipline of the house during activities such as haka competition and house music has been a big help. You’ve been a good contributor to the house this year, apart from that time you rowed for Clark!

Damon and Sahil you have both contributed a lot to the house this year. Your intellectual arguments about goodness knows what, have been a source of entertainment during otherwise boring lunch times.

Aditya, I’m sure it hasn’t been easy juggling your head boy commitments and your house commitments but in my opinion you have done it very successfully and have been an inspiration to the house this year.

Jamie, this year you have shown a massive step in maturity by contributing some very good ideas to the house and weighing in on the decisions we make as the year 13 leaders.

Joe, on the days you were at school… well you were at school and that was an achievement in itself.

Jackson Brown, you too have also grown up a lot this year, obviously not in height but in personality and I think you have contributed a lot to the house over this year.

Lastly I want to thank Mr Gibbs and Mr Foot for all the time and effort they have put into me personally, and also the rest of my year group over the years we have been at St Paul’s. Year 13 has been one of the most enjoyable years I have experienced at this school and I know that you have helped make it so. You have both been a massive help over the last five years and I want to thank you for it.

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Aditya and Campbell
Conor Shalloe - Big E Trophy Cam Downey - Kirby Sandford Cup Aditya Sakalkale - Shaw Cup Sahil Patil and Zoe Lapwood Campbell Ware Christopher Swanson Conor Shalloe Aubrey Fish Tully Dickson Jakob Merson

Williams House

Housemaster: Mr Jed Rowlands

Deputy Housemaster: Mr Colin Lewis

Assistant Housemaster: Mr Andrew Constable

Matron: Mrs Gloria Thompson

House Tutors: Sam Broadbent, Richie Deadman, Keegan Stewart (Terms 3 & 4), Zane Hartley (Terms 1 & 2)

Gap Tutors: Matt Banks (Terms 1 & 2); Arthur Rossi (Terms 3 & 4), Joshua Dixon (Term 4)

Mentors: Mr Craig Hardman, Rev Luccock, Mrs Hannah Munn

Head of House: Thomas Harsant

Deputy Heads of House: Jasper Hankins and Dylan Wallbank

Junior Dorm Prefect: Harry Pickernell

Harington Leader: Kendal Buchanan

Williams House started the year with no changes to the House Staff and no change to its philosophy of BTB (Better Than Before). While being BTB may have seemed impossible at the start of the year due to Williams winning the House Competition convincingly in 2013, we all felt that if we continued to strive to be BTB in everything we did then another convincing victory could happen. As I write this report and with one round to go, Academics, Williams house sits 11 points clear of the second placed teams and has achieved something special in winning the House Competition for the second year in a row.

This year the House Competition was run in the most part by the Head of the House, Tom Harsant, and his able group of prefects. It is testament to Tom’s leadership abilities and the spirit within Williams that the House has done so well this year. We started the year with a 1st placing in Athletics and Standards and this was followed by a 2nd in swimming, 3rd in the Haka Competition, 2nd in Cross Country, 4th in Music, 1st in Rugby, 6th in Football and Hockey, 2nd in Arts Week and 3rd in the combined events of Quiz, Chess and Rowing. To cap all of our successes in the House Competition off, Williams House Housemen also won the Senior Speech Competition (Jasper Hankins), the Senior Squash title (Hunter Johnson), the Badminton title (Chanon Sutharoj), and had 3 members of the winning Get to Go team (Liam Pepper, Lane Tims and Ben Truebridge). On the cultural side Jasper Hankins and Sean Vartiainen played leading roles in the schools production of Joseph and the Technicolour Dreamcoat and the directing of the V48 Hour Film festival respectively.

Another major event for 2014 was the 12 Hour Charity Relay. This year the whole school and in particular the Boarding Community got in behind the one cause. That cause was to raise funds to enable a classroom to be built at the Njombe

School in Tanzania. Such was the success of the event that enough funds were raised to build two classrooms. A special mention must be made of the effort the Williams boys put into the sponsored run, where they raised close to $3000. This was another impressive effort and thanks must go to parents, family and friends who supported us.

Williams House is about to change its appearance. For the last 3 months and for the next 6 months construction has been going on that will add a new Year 9 dorm, a Year 13 dorm, a Deputy Housemasters house and an Assistant Housemasters flat to the existing building. This will mean Williams House has the capacity to house 92 boys instead of the 62 it houses now. While there has been some noise and a few leaks here and there, the boys have not had to put up with too much disruption and are looking forward with pride to having a completely new house by the end of term 1, 2015.

As the senior boys finish their exams and the Year 13 boys get ready to leave it is also time for Mr Rowlands (Housemaster), Mr Lewis (Deputy Housemaster) and Mr Constable (Assistant Housemaster ) to move on. All three have put a lot of heart and soul into Williams House over the last three years and have played a part in the success of Williams house both in the House Competition and more importantly as a special place to be part of. We wish all those leaving Williams House in 2014 all the best and for those returning next year, remember the saying, BTB, and strive to be just that.

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Tom Harsant leads the House choir Tom Harsant, Josh Moss, Kerwin Rose and Petera Tapsell
Tom Wilson Trent Collingwood leads the chant Asipeli Mafuataimi Starring Junior in the Intermediate Rugby. Jonathon Simpson Blair Wang Petera Tapsell Jasper Hankins Josh Moss Hunter Johnson Shrek House Haka


2014 has been another successful year for many reasons. Two intakes of students enjoying the many unique opportunities that the programme has to offer. 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 Pauls and beyond.

New staff also joined the campus this year:

Michael Liu joined us in July as an Outdoor Instructor. Michael is NZOIA qualified in Rock and Bush and has quickly developed a report with the students in his first intake at Tihoi.

Stewart Tukerangui joined us from working on Motutapu Island as an outdoor instructor. Stew is admired by the students for be an all-round instructor who is very capable in many pursuits.

Kieran Chandler came to us from Waitomo where he was contract instructing. Kieran is hard working and adds a great dimension to the centre by helping with the many maintenance tasks.

Leaving us is Chris Lascoste after a one year contract. Chris came from a contract instructing background and is intending on returning to this. He has learnt many valuable lesson about working in the team environment at Tihoi and we wish him all the best for his future.

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. More capital developments have added to improved facilities at Tihoi n 2014. At the time of writing this the first new classroom of the 3 stage classroom development is being raised at St Pauls and will be transported to Tihoi in early December. We are looking forward to having a warm, state of the art classroom for students to enjoy learning and staff to enjoy teaching in. This has been a 10 year vision with the completed project of all three classroom being December 2017. A huge thank you to Gavin Jakes, Murray Silver, staff, students and the parents who were involved in the completion of the classroom. Donations from both intakes will allow for an underground power cable to be laid up to the Outdoor Chapel and 30 foot rock wall area. This will enable the area to be lit up for possible night rock climbing and evening chapel services.

The 4 hectares to the north of the centre will soon be a part of the land owned by St Pauls. This land is being purchased off the Armer Family, and secures the 120 foot abseil cliff and extra land for future development.

Community Days have seen further donations of Over 1000 native trees planted around the centre. Many of these are located on the newly re-developed fitness circuit’s course. We would like to thank all parents involved in these donations throughout 2014.

In April we hosted two pre season 1st XV camps which were impressed by the newly upgraded Tihoi field. The first camp was Feilding High School and the second was St Pauls. Both camps went really well with a mix of outdoor activities and rugby drills. We already have Frazer Tech Rugby Club and St

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Pauls coming in 2015 with St Pauls playing a preseason game against Hastings Boys High in mid-April.

A real highlight for the staff and the centre as a whole was hosting the 2014 New Zealand Outdoor Instructors Symposium (NZOIA) in September. With 150 delegates this proveded to be a challenge over the 5 days. An amazing effort by all staff involved ended in a very successful conference with wonderful feedback on how the event was run and also about the physical appearance of the Tihoi facility.

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 en-joyed and gained skills in.

The Duke of Edinburgh Hillary Bronze award continues to be an integral part of the Tihoi programme. The myriad of skills and activities completed at Tihoi fit perfectly into the wellrecognised award. The skills section involves learning to cook, the physical recreation section involves X-country running, and the community service involves help in the Tihoi kitchen, with firewood and other community projects. At the end of each intake students lead their own tramps to complete the adventurous journey part of the trip. Intake one 54 students gained their Bronze Award and intake two 58 students gained the award.

The Academic Programme at Tihoi is intense and applied. This year students have completed a case study on Lake Taupo in Social Studies – this is a sustainability study. Lake Taupo is one of the first water ways in NZ to have environmental legal action put onto the catchment area. The field trips and information from the Waikato Regional Council, Taupo District Council and local farmers makes for an interesting, current and real issue of study while at Tihoi. The student complete 20 NCEA level one credits while at Tihoi – learning the demands of internal assessment for the senior school.

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 adventure as a family as your son has the skills to do this.

The social development of every student has been significant during 2014. 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 selfconfidence and self-efficacy develop. Make the most of being so fit; it is easier to maintain that gain.

The students have worked together as a team, they have had to; in their house groups to ensure everyone is fed and basic hygiene is maintained; in the out-doors as the tent groups change weekly and the boys accept their group and get on with the outdoor activity. The boys have gotten to know each other very well throughout their time here. The bonds formed are substantial and will empower this group as they return to St Paul’s.

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.

Expeditions were once again a highlight for the students. The focus of the second intake expedition trips was wilderness journeys. White water kayaking the Ngaruroro Riverinvolving a fly-in four night wilderness trip to the headwaters; Canadian canoeing down the Whanganui River,Rock climbing around the Central North Island, and Mountain Biking, with the first ever Heli Biking trip into the Motu and the Visit to the St Cuthberts College outdoor campus- Kahunui real highlights for the boys.

The visits to our local Marae at Whanganui Bay have again given the boys an appreciation of our cultural heritage within the area. All students this year presented their pepeha to the tangata whenua and took part in the laying and consuming of a hangi.

We wish the students of 2014 well in the senior years of their schooling. We will watch their futures with interest.

Jock’s House
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Gill’s House Villa House Jock’s House Frank’s House Villa House
Polly’s House Gill’s House Purple House Hart’s House Mort’s House

Clark House

Pitt Srisa-An, Matthew Tindall, Touch Hemmondharop, Sam Fullerton-Smith, Robert Morbey, Jesse Guscott, Jack Davies

Back Row:

Joshua McClay, Jason Dhesi, Simon Morbey, Henry Wills, Luke Van Den Broek, Romke Gower Hoogstra, Willis Webb, John Ellis, Shaun Cox, Filip Wills

Fletcher Rawlinson, Trent Tingey, Judd Redmond, Jordan MulhollandTonar, Ryan Wilkins, Robert Simmons, Joshua Voigt, Connor Gordon, Marcus Ground, James Wilkins, Tom Brown, Harrison Moss, Jeremy Doneghue

5th Row:

Jacob van den Broek, Oliver Massey, Harry Forte, Jarrad Dixon, Mathew Caskie, Seton Mason, Carne Lincoln, Harri Draper-Kidd, Jack Russell, Samuel McClay, Brayden Pikhaloff, Campbell Massey

4th Row:

Sam Rush, Alex Johnson, Charlie Saxton, Callum Skelton, Blair Foster, Toby Coupar, Luka Benseman, Jack Wilson, Logan Birt, Harrison Phillips, William Eyre, Edward Sclater, James Mahoney, Tyler Gyde

Cameron Wratt, Jason Liddell, Daniel Ruri, Mr G. Littlejohn (Teacher), James Ingham, Mr M. Markham (Teacher), Thomas Gordon, Mr N. Muirhead (Teacher), Duncan Van Der Maas, Mr J. Howard (Teacher), Daniel Kerr, Mr J. Bedford (Teacher), Callum Connell

Uday Virmani

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Fitchett House

Michael Walker, Nicholas Hansen, Ryan Crawford, Luke Goodwin, Pete Smit, Stephen Pitts, Otis Berridge, Andre Ofsoski, Yu Feng, Simranjit Singh, Stephen Joe

Back Row:

Luke Bryant, Joe Bradly-Arthur, Matthew Fielding, Hemi McLaren-Mellars, Liam Allen, Harrison Newdick, Anthony Chilcott-Parker, Ryan Ballantyne, Reuben Andrews, Ryan Liu, Lachlan Lee, Thomas Goodwin, Dean Fullerton

Luke Andrews, Junting Wei, Daniel Scanlon, Andrei Gavrilov, Jamie Bickford-Smith, Amrit Rai, Reuben Rajan, Michael Cadman, James Watson-Holmes, Jonathan Mayer, Aidan Phillips, Xuanbo Ye, Non Seehamart, Tony Jiang

Tony Peacham, Christian Neethling, Shane Reddy, Suvarn Naidoo, Callum Prosser, Jeevan Singh, Oliver Soar, Henry Heng, Andrew Barr, Marcus Ratcliffe, Sam Goodey, Daniel Kennedy, Harry Smith, Joseph Dean, Adam McCarthy

William Heng, Hassen Kadhem, Kamsan Govender, Bevan Muirhead, Max Meng, (Prefect), Kavishay Prasad, (Prefect), Josh Tapara, (Prefect), David Hsiao, (Prefect), Finnbar Claridge, (Prefect), Zac Watson, (Prefect), Aidan Lee, Tim Grigg, Tobias Dean, Conor Fuller

A. Visagie (House Tutor), Christopher Fawcett, (Prefect), S. Ward (House Tutor), Arjun Singh, (Prefect), R. Aldridge (House Tutor), Courtland Lee, J. McGrath (Assistant Housemaster), Christopher Chilcott-Parker, (Head of House), G. Henley-Smith (Housemaster), Youngmin Goo, (Prefect), Jonathan Phillips, (Prefect), Luke Bowers, (Prefect), A. Harries (House Tutor), Hayden Gill, (Prefect), Shneil Singh, (Prefect)

Tor Pedersen

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Hall House

Jack Fraser, Rudi Grace, Jason Allen, Jarrod Mealings, Jimmy Christey, Michail Andreef, Aidan O'Connor, Eli Spadoni

Back Row:

Brandon Harrison, Connor Gyde, Ronin Palaone, Ariki Thomson, Timothy Husband-Dravitzki, Paul Ferguson, Charles Christey, Blake Phillips, Shaun Campbell, Joshua Yee, Ethan Kimpton

5th Row:

Mr A. Tharratt (Mentor), Kenan Grant, Jack Glasson, Kurt Philbin, Jin Seo Yu, Hamish Black, Jiann Huang, Stefan Andreef, Hayden Trow, Craig Stocker, Sam Bowden, Mr P. Clement (Teacher)

Mr J. Coley (Teacher), Hamish Comber, Lucas Clarke, Matthew Fisher, William Te Tomo, Campbell Stuart, Samuel Lockwood-Geck, Sahil Patel, Matthew Collier, Daniel Austin, Sam Densem, Rjinder Randhawa, Mr M. Groom (Teacher)

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Mrs T. Hastie (Teacher), Divakrin Naicker, George Amos, Quinlan Ingoe, Tab Hickmott, Ryan Phillips, Fergus Hunt, Daniel Clark, Dylan Woodhouse, Connor Downey, Herman Wei, Luke Henderson, Heath Johnson, Ngaru Joyce-Te Wake Front Row:

Timothy Fletcher, Jordan Ogilvy, Cam Elliott, Ben Bowden, Sam Masterson, Mr P. Wilson (Housemaster), Tyrell Martin, (Head of House), Mr B. Van Meygaarden (Assistant Housemaster), Daniel Johnson, Alex Jackson, Divneet Bindra, Ben Clark, Kieran Dale

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Hamilton House

Max Mitchell, Connor Steer, Aaron Parkinson

Scott Spence, Alan Huang, Henry Crawford, James Ashenden, James Morritt, Ryan Steer, Matthew Sweet, Andre Kleuskens, David Su, Jonathon Porritt

Back Row:

James Krippner, Cole Lucas, Kane Hemi, Paddy Forde, Waikato Ball, Keaton Myburgh, Ben Russell, Matthew Moana, Logan Spaans, Sal M'Boge, Michael Weir, Logan Fortescue, Geordie Migo

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Griffin Brown, Nicholas Chen, Samuel Treloar, Dillon Kelliher, Dylan Bartels, Winson Su, Bailey Read, Tom Watson, Victor Ye, Ryan Van Straalen, Cullin Fache, Lachie Finch

Liam Anderson, Charlie Crawford, Jansen Cao, Taotahi Te Ua, Anakin Froggatt-Turner, Sebastian Ellice, Fintan Cooper, Winston Barrett-Hogg, Freddy Corkill, Luke Halliwell, Raymond Chen, Brendan Hunt, Thomas Elliott

Mason Zhou, (House Prefect), Ben Scaramuzza, Joe Harris, Matthew Spence, Kaleb Williamson, Luke Donaldson, Kaenan Ferguson, Reid Elkington, Moses Day, Rahul Manohan, Toby McDonald, Danyon Fernando, (House Prefect)

David Tharratt, (House Prefect), Mr L. Elliot (Mentor), Ben Donaldson, (House Prefect), Mr C. Norton (Mentor), Devon Nolan, (Deputy Head of House), Mr I. Campbell (House Master), Edward Johnstone, (Head of House), Mr M. Holmes (Deputy Head of House), John Penyas, (Deputy Head of School), Mr K. Hogg (Mentor), Leon Chiew, Mr I. Rudkin (Mentor), Jackson Bovill, (House Prefect)

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Harington House

Jade Henley-Smith, Talia Namana, Abigail Helm, Caitlin Johnston, Lara Wilson, Rachel Brandt, Roxanne Dow, Claudia Egan, Ashleigh Porritt, Serena Lim-Strutt, Kinneir Groube, Josie Wilson, Bethany Griffen, Ella Strack

Back Row:

Libby Main, Brianna O'Donoghue, Hannah Lockwood-Geck, Georgia Hogg, Zoe Smith, Georgia Burke, Olivia Street, Jessica Peart, Tori Reeves, Niamh Berridge, Claudia Miles, Bethany Langton, Morgan Elstob, Vada Hockenhull-Jamieson, Holly Hardie

Helena Light, Victoria Ware, Zoe Lapwood, Aashima Kansal, Kacey Diggelmann, Briarna Rae, Emanae Ferguson, Emily Naylor, Hinehou Te Ua, Kate Bishop, Ashleigh Murray, Adelle Morton, Katie Trigg, Ella Petursson, Meg Skilton

Kayley Livingston, Sarah Collinson-Smith, Tayla Edwards, Georgia Thompson, Amber Zhang, Teri Wathen-Smith, Amy Kang, Ciara Gyde, Amelia Chu, Isabel Hulme, Helen McLean, Sinead Kingston-White, Holly Ho, Katherine Keddell, Lucy Shilston

Savannah Welsh, Pippa Lewis, Emma Walker, Sarah Kosoof, McKinley Vollebregt, Neethd Morton, Paris Kingston-White, Maddy Elliott, Britt Griffin, Hazuki Yokoyama, Christa Wise, Leandra Singh, Jessica Crow, Rayla Xiao, Tessa Whale

Helen Zhou, Melissa Barr, Margot Vincent, Kay Hongsakul, Fizzi Whale, Evie McHugh, Megan Steven, Josie Butcher, Janna Newby, Kelly Forde, Harini Meiyappan, Natasha Peiris, Mirjam Mayer, Tara Vishwanath

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Armarni Irwin, Casey Roycroft, Jessica Lin, Renee Piggott

Front Row:

Kaitlyn Thompson, Mrs Kabie Lilley (Boarding Housemaster), Jessica Chanwai, Mr Roger Bell (School House), Kate Wilkins, Kendal Buchanan, (Head of Williams), Mrs Helen Bradford (Assistant Housemaster), Loren Morse, (Head of Hall and Harington Day House), Mrs Jackie Lock (Housemaster of Harington Day), Hemashri Govender, (Head of Fitchett and Deputy Head of Harington), Brielle O'Connor, (Head of Hamilton), Ms Rose Don (Sargood House), Pare Gilmartin-Kara, (Head of Sargood), Eliza Larkman, (Head of Clark), Micayla Kim, (Head of School) Absent:

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Sargood House

Nathan Cleaver, Phoenix Keyte-Williams, Daniel Zhuang, Timothy Jefferis, Matthew Stewart, Alex Winkelmann, Taylor Cockerton, Qiwen Fan, William Navanua, Millar Groube, James Webster, Blake Wilson

Back Row:

George Dyer, Finn McDonald, Daniel Yang, Raj Belling, Poonnasint Pattanakulchai, Jack Schicker, Oliver Roberts, Max Collingwood, Tom Yarrall, Alastair Blackett, Samisoni Taukeiaho, Matthew Hill, Tom Brown, Ben Hunter

6th Row:

Gordon Fullerton, James Kenna, Alan Zheng, David O'Rourke, Josh Balme, Corban O'Connor-Harris, Sam Porritt, Cameron Smale, Alex Mitchell, Ben O’sullivan, Taine Groube, Nick Winkelmann

Cameron Fleming, Hilton Dawson, Hugh Jackson, Marcus Hamilton, Dean George, Daniel Sarikaya, Jack Gordon, William Fraser, Ben McColgan, Ben Sarikaya, Patrick Bowie, Matthew Bailey, Jack Alexander, Baiden Thompson

Mr Nicholas Hartmann (Tutor), Ethan Taylor, Giovanni Glendining, Callum McNaughton, Brad Hermsen, Connor Campbell, Chase Beadle, Will Porritt, Jack Malcolm, Liam Tyndall, Henry Brown, Brad Edwards, Shaun Drew, Joshua Hood, Mr Defyd Williams (Teacher)

Mr Duncan Smith (Teacher), Benjamin Clare, Spencer Clayton-Greene, Bennet Groube, Thomas Nicholson, Ben Chungsuvanich, George Fullerton-Smith, Callum Jarvis-Hall, Sven Pedersen, John Palmhof, Ben Negus, Hugo Van Cingel, Quinn Bowie, Conner Peterson, Mr Peter Gilbert (Teacher)

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Tamihana (Assistant Housemaster), William Kenna, Mr Ryan McCarthy (Deputy Housemaster), Hamish Te Whare, Mr Carl Neethling (Housemaster), Riley Chick, Mrs Bev McCarthy (Matron), Zach Posa, Jack McDonald, Anthony Sauni, Chester Hulme

Taylor Deakin, Sukhjit Sarai, Mr Ian Boyle (Tutor), Ben Brogden, Mr Hamuera

Athichat Chinda-Udom, Heath Campbell, Josh Grindlay, Jamie Heath, Riley Hunter, Lachlan McLean, Michael Turnbull, Max Wilkinson, Wilson Wolfe, Matthew Wilson, Liam Allen, Liam Jackson, Daniel Ford (Tutor)

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School House

Luke Mickell, Caiden Cornelissen, Zachary Collier-Mccabe, Tony Wu, Daniel Davis, Sam Cooper, Vincent Lu, Kiel Griffiths

Back Row:

Aaron Humble, James Hay, Jacob Nelson, Simon Cox, Aneil Khatkar, Ryan Nicholson, Andrew Finlayson, Seb Day, Mitchell Bailey, Hamish Tapp, Zeek Gibbs, Jaime King

6th Row:

Josh Cave, Isaac Van der Vossen, Andre Stokes, Corban Batters, William Armstrong, John Deroles, Matthew Begbie, Connor Egan, Chris Swanson, Aubrey Fish, Sajin Singh, Campbell Peart

5th Row:

Joseph Foreman, Callum Brown, Patrick Dowd, Conor Shalloe, Angus Kelly, Michael Torrance, Jordan Joe, Elliot Ware, Craig Scott, Aakaash Chimanlal, Connor Collins, Jamie Carlson, Reed Fisher

4th Row:

Rowan Windley, Conor Horrigan, Oliver Goldfinch, Sam Tunprasert, Marc Bradford, Cameron King, Kevin Hwang, Matthew Bond, Shantanu Rawal, Byrun Day, Keith Thorburn, William Kerr

Maks Wyndham-Smith, Jamie Sandford, Baillie Monk, Tully Dickson, Lachlan Dent, Carter Wrathall, Ayden Ellis, Piripi Seaman, Shay Dickson, Jakob Merson, Jasom Khatkar, Jamie Vincent, Mrs A. Reid (Teacher)

Jackson Brown, Mrs M. Flint (Tutor), Aditya Sakalkale, Mr M. Silver (Tutor), Creighton Winiata-Dunster, (Deputy Head of House), Mr C. Foot (Deupty Housemaster), Campbell Ware, (Head of House), Mr A. Gibbs (Housemaster), Cameron Downey, (Deputy Head of House), Mr N. Clothier (Tutor), Damon Hayward, Mr G. Judkins (Tutor), Sahil Patil

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Williams House

Dallas Taikato, Scott Mitchell, Hunter Johnson, Jonathon Simpson, Connor Edwards, Chris Ha

Back Row:

Jack Oliver, Toby Wallbank, Hugo Brown, Kieran Hitchcock, Ferg Burke, Asipeli Mafuataimi, Ken Chang, Hamish Haycock, Nicholas Simpson, Carter Brydon

Wade Paniora, Kerwan Rose, Tom Seuren, Tom Wilson, Michael Scott, Ben Dobbe, Jackson Morgan, Evan Morgan, Thomas Hislop, Andre Eksteen

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Matthew Banks, (Gap Tutor), Petera Tapsell, Joshua McLaughlin, Jack Walters, Jock Yarndley, Max Dobbe, Connor Joyce, Blair Wang, Wip Thawatchaipaisan, Bede Higgens, Oli Clausen

4th Row:

Sean Vartiainen, James Mitchell, Sam Reeves, Lane Tims, Daniel Johnson, Drew Gordon, Liam Dow, Tanakhan Turapongpipat, Trent Davis, Hugo Burt, Joel Taylor

Mr Craig Hardman (Staff Tutor), Josh Moss, Jesse Hill, John Richardson, Henry Carr, Cameron Coull, Alex Potter, Sam Weir, Christopher Higgens, Gareth Guscott, Chanon Sutharoj, Mrs Hannah Munn (Staff Tutor)

Adam Ballantyne, Trent Collingwood, Mrs Gloria Thompson (Matron), Jasper Hankins, (Deputy Head of House), Mr Colin Lewis (Deputy Housemaster), Tom Harsant, (Head of House), Mr Jed Rowlands (Housemaster), Dylan Wallbank, (Deputy Head of House), Mr Andrew Constable (Assistant Housemaster), William Reeves, Harry Pickernell

Patt Buddhari, Simon Healy, Liam Pepper, Liam Richardson, Oliver Saunders, Ben Truebridge, Sam Wilson, (All at Tihoi)

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Staff 2014

Mr C. Lewis, Mr N. Muirhead, Mr I. Rudkin, Mr C. Neethling, Mr A. Pescod, Mr A. Rossi, Ms A. Dela Rue, Mr B. Van Meygaarden, Mr F. Cowan, Mrs K. Johnson

Back Row:

Mr H. Tamihana, Mr I. Campbell, Mr M. Holmes, Mr G. Littlejohn, Mr S. Ward, Mr J. Howard, Mr A. Gibbs, Mr C. Foot, Mr R. Bell, Mr M. Markham, Mr P. Wilson

5th Row:

Miss C. Nutt, Dr M. Simmonds, Mrs D. McRae, Mr N. Clothier, Mr D. Lyes, Mr A. Tharratt, Mr G. Judkins, Mr A. Harries, Ms P. Ure, Ms H. Richardson, Mr P. Clement, Mr R. McCarthy

4th Row:

Mrs D. Shalloe, Ms R. Don, Mr K. Hogg, Mr I. Parsons, Mrs A. Visagie, Mrs H. Munn, Mr B. Cameron, Miss J. Purvis, Miss K. Pickering, Mrs K. Lilley, Mr M. Silver, Mr J. Oehley, Mrs A. Reid

3rd Row:

Mrs L. Morris, Mrs B. McCarthy, Mrs S. Langton, Mrs M. Flint, Mrs R. Keene, Mrs K. Saunders, Mrs G. Thompson, Mrs C. Coates, Ms B. Hansen, Mrs J. Lock, Mrs J. Clarke, Mrs L. Elliott

2nd Row:

Mrs H. Bradford, Mr D. Williams, Dr. J. McGrath, Rev. C. Luccock, Mr P. Hampton (Assistant Headmaster), Mr A. Robson (Deputy Headmaster), Mr G. Lander (Headmaster), Mr J. Rowlands (Assistant Headmaster), Mrs M. Smith, Mr P. Welham, Mr P. Gilbert, Mr J. Coley, Mr C. Hardman

Front Row:

Mrs J. Kilmister, Mr G. Henley-Smith, Mrs J. Williams, Mrs L. Morgan, Mr C. Morton, Mrs T. Harfoot, Mrs T. Hastie, Mrs M. Foulds


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Prefect Pen Sketches

Aditya Sakalkale Head Boy

Head of Academic Portfolio, Spirit Portfolio

Highlights: The Relay for Life created an amazing atmosphere and I feel that brought the Prefect body together. Representing the School in Cricket and Football at 1st XI level was an honour. The Football Nationals will stand out as an experience I will never forget and made me extremely proud to be a member of this School. I thought the School Ball was unbelievably good, one of the best in Hamilton. But my ultimate highlight, has to be beating the staff in the prefects verse staff Futsal game. It is always good to get one up on the teachers.

Next Year: Studying Pre-Med at either Otago University or Auckland University.

Jessica (Jess) Chanwai Head Girl

Head of Environment Portfolio, Mission & Outreach Portfolio

Highlights: This year I have thoroughly enjoyed being Head Girl and have been humbled and honoured to be given this position. I have particularly enjoyed getting the opportunity to get to know a lot more students on a personal level and have been privileged to represent the school in the wider community. I could not have done it without the amazing work of the prefect body which made my life so much easier. It is a credit to everyone this year who has helped me along the way and made my life of Head Girl so enjoyable and fun! On a personal note, being awarded a Scholarship from the University of Auckland and performing at Waikato Rugby Stadium for the Chiefs vs Crusaders game will stand out as significant highlights.

Next Year: I intend to study Biomedical Science at Auckland University or at a Medical School in Australia with the aim of specializing in paediatrics or sports medicine.

John Penyas Deputy Head Boy

Head of Junior Sport Portfolio, Cultural Portfolio

Highlights: The role of Deputy Head Boy has allowed me to meet a diverse and broad range of new people. I have enjoyed the numerous challenges over the year. I particularly enjoyed the lunch time activities with all the Year 9 students. Captaining the 1st XI Football was a privilege and will be something I will always cherish.

Next Year: I hope to get a scholarship to America for Soccer next year, but as I wait for confirmation I will be attending Waikato University and studying Graphic Design.

Pareraukura (Pare) Gilmartin-Kara

Deputy Head Girl

Head of Sport Portfolio, International Portfolio

Highlights: The position of Deputy Head Girl has allowed me to see an entirely different side to the School. The amount of organisation that goes into a normal week, never mind a special function is amazing. I love the fact that so much responsibility and trust is placed upon the perfect team. I have enjoyed the responsibility and really enjoyed the opportunity of meeting new people both within and outside of the School. The best highlight of the year would be the performance of the Open A Netball team at Nationals. Also being selected as the Captain of the Aotearoa Maori Secondary School Team was a great personal achievement and has motivated me to train harder to succeed at a sport I love.

Next Year: I am going to attend Waikato University to study a bachelor of management majoring in accounting and agribusiness. I also intend pursuing a Netball career with a goal of playing Netball at an ANZ level and a dream of playing for the Silver Ferns.

Thomas Gordon Head of Clark House

Junior Sport Portfolio, Sport Portfolio

Highlights: I thoroughly enjoyed leading the School 1st XV this year. The team reaped the rewards of its hard work, taking out the CNI competition for the first time. In Clark House, I enjoyed the role of big brother. It’s been my home for the last five years so being able to give back was awesome. On a personal front, being selected for the Harlequins U17 and the Chiefs’ U18 was a great way to finish off a rewarding year of Rugby.

Next Year: I am going to Scotland on a gap year, staying with family and playing rugby and working for the year.

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Christopher Chilcott-Parker Head of Fitchett House

Head of iTeam Portfolio, Cultural Portfolio

Highlights: I have enjoyed my year as both School Prefect and Head of House. The roles have allowed me to further my leadership ability and fully engage with students from a range of year levels, as well as take on the many organisational challenges inherent to the positions. My involvement in the cultural side of the School has been my most prominent achievement, while activities within the technological areas of School have brought me my highest sense of satisfaction.

Next Year: I plan to study at the Nelson Aviation College, with my intention being to move into the aviation industry as a Pilot.

Tyrell Martin Head of Hall House

Head of Social Portfolio, Sport Portfolio

Highlights: During my time of being a prefect in 2014 I have really enjoyed being an older role model to the younger students in the School. The House has done really well in the inter-House competition which has made the year all that more enjoyable. Helping to organise the various socials and the Ball was an incredible experience. It was hard work, but extremely rewarding.

My most significant achievements of the year would have to be my selection as a Full School Prefect and Head of House, being a member of the 1st XV Rugby and representing the School at the regional Zones Athletic championships.

Next Year: I’m going to Waikato University to study a conjoint degree of teaching and sport and recreation studies.

Edward Johnstone Head of Hamilton House

Head of Spirit Portfolio, Sport Portfolio

Highlights: The one thing I have enjoyed most about being a prefect this year would have to be being head of Hamilton House. In just a year, I have learnt a massive amount about people and how different personalities work, how to lead a group of people, even how to control a turning situation. I have thoroughly enjoyed my final year at St Paul’s.

Next Year: During 2015 I will be studying Physical Education at the University of Otago, majoring in Physical Health and

Well Being, as well as taking tourism and management papers to broaden my horizons for four years. I will be in the halls first year, and then hope to flat for the remaining three years. After the completion of my degree, I hope to gain a management position in a sport/exercise or recreation facility.

Loren Morse Head of Harington House Day

Head of Junior Sport Portfolio, Social Portfolio

Highlights: I have enjoyed the many opportunities that are available through being a prefect. Being pushed outside of my comfort zone has increased my confidence and I think helped me grow immensely over the year. I feel far more confident to take on new challenges knowing that I have the ability to deliver. I have thoroughly enjoyed being Head of Harington and in particular the relationships it has allowed me to form with the other girls. Harington’s success in events like the House Choir will always stand out as memories of my time at St Paul’s Collegiate.

Next Year: I am attending Victoria University in Wellington to study a bachelor of commerce, then coming back to Waikato to go to Waikato University to carry on my study.

Kendal Buchanan Head of Harington House Boarding

Head of Boarding Portfolio, Mission & Outreach Portfolio

Highlights: Of all my portfolios, Head of Harington Boarding was the most demanding. This role required more of me and so I learnt the most from it. I have enjoyed the challenge of this year, the chance to meet and work alongside people I wouldn’t usually. Learning more about myself and how I lead along the way.

Next year: I am going to Lincoln University hopefully to study a Bachelor of Agricultural Science and Bachelor of Commerce (Agriculture) conjoint.

Hamish Te Whare Head of Sargood House

Social Portfolio, Junior Sport Portfolio

Highlights: Being named as Head of Sargood was an incredible experience. I have enjoyed working with the boys and watching the House unite as a group over the year. The House Rugby competition was a proud moment, with Sargood dominating every age group level. Performing the old Sargood House Haka at the Swimming sports was another defining moment

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and will be something I will always cherish. Gaining my Duke of Edinburgh Silver award was yet another special experience and is something I am grateful to be a part of.

Next Year: Joining the work force in the landscaping industry.

Campbell Ware Head of School House

Environment Portfolio, Publications Portfolio

Highlights: My biggest challenge this year was balancing my time between, school work, sport, social life and House duties. Being Head of School House has forced me to become more organised and learn to use my time more efficiently. It has been a great experience and one that has given me a lot of confidence going forward. My greatest achievement this year was the week we had at Maadi Cup. Everyone involved did amazingly well and were so supportive of each other.

Next Year: I will be attending Lincoln University studying Agricultural Science.

Tom Harsant Head of Williams House

Head of Environment Portfolio, Boarding Portfolio

Highlights: Without a doubt, leading the green machine to an overall House competition victory has been a massive highlight. I would like to thank Mr Rowlands and Mr Lewis for the awesome job they have done in the House. It is a huge loss to Williams to not have you two there next year. Qualifying for the Gillette Cup final with the 1st XI Cricket team was an amazing experience, along with our victory in the T20 Auckland competition. It has been my honour to be Head of Williams and I wish the House all the best in the future.

Next Year: Massey University to study Veterinarian Science.

Daniel Johnson Chapel Prefect

Head of Mission & Outreach Portfolio, Spirit Portfolio

Highlights: I really enjoyed leading Hall House in the music competition, where we gained 1st place. Performing with Cameron Downey and Jasper Hankins at the Celebration of Music was so much fun, as well as playing Pharaoh in the school production. I also really loved being Chapel Prefect and doing my role in championing the Special Character of the School. Being part of the Mission & Outreach portfolio that raised over $30000 will be one of my fondest memories of my time at St Paul’s Collegiate.

Next Year: I am attending AUT in Auckland where I have been awarded a ‘significant Student’ scholarship to study a conjoint degree in Communications and Business.

Brielle O’Connor Chapel Prefect

Head of Social Portfolio, Cultural Portfolio

Highlight: My biggest highlight of the year was being a part of the Ball committee and organising the school Ball. I felt so proud of myself and everyone involved when I saw the gym all put together. My greatest achievements during my time at St Paul’s has been the contribution I have made to the Maori cultural aspects of the school by upholding my Tikanga Maori values and encouraging an understanding of those values to other students.

Next Year: Attending Waikato University to complete a Bachelor of Business Studies, Majoring in Accounting and Agribusiness.

Jasper Hankins Chapel Prefect

Head of Boarding Portfolio, Social Portfolio

Highlights: Being a prefect this year has provided me with so many opportunities to experience new things, and meet new people. The highlight of the year for me was the trip to Christchurch for the New Zealand Boarding Schools Association Student Conference with Kendal, as it was a chance to really get to know how other schools run. Other highlights included being a member of the 2nd XI Football team, getting involved with the production of Joseph, performing with Cam and Daniel in the Celebration of music, and especially assisting Tom to lead the mighty Williams House to a deserved victory. It has been an honour to be a prefect this year, and I wish to thank St Paul’s for all of the opportunities I have been provided with not just this year, but all of my five years here.

Next Year: I am attending AUT in Auckland where I have been awarded a ‘significant Student’ scholarship to study Communications.

Cameron Downey Cultural Prefect

Portfolio, Social Portfolio, Environment Portfolio

Highlights: What I enjoyed most about being a prefect, was the chance to organise the junior socials and interact with other students from other schools. I also really liked participating in all the House activities and leading the House as a Year 13. Having a major role in several of the

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school productions, Big Band, Concert Orchestra, Choir and Celebration of Music has challenged my organisational skills, but has also brought me immense satisfaction. Having to MC several different events has been a rewarding and enjoyable experience, providing me with new skills and confidence.

Next Year: I am attending AUT in Auckland where I have been awarded a ‘significant Student’ scholarship to study Communication Design.

Courtland Lee Head of Sport

Portfolio, Spirit portfolio, Publications Portfolio

Highlights: The three portfolios I worked in this year were diverse, challenging and very rewarding. From reading sports reports at assemblies to organising peers to attend a big game, pushed me outside of my comfort zone and has helped me develop a new range of skills and confidence. I have enjoyed working with the other prefects, and feel as a group we have done a good job this year. Taking a senior role in Fitchett House and working closely with Chris, Mr HenleySmith and Dr McGrath was a great experience.

Next Year: Attending Victoria University to study Bachelor of Commerce majoring in either Commercial Law or Management.

Kate Wilkins Head of Academic

Portfolio, Junior Sport Portfolio, Social Portfolio

Highlights: I have loved my time in Harington Boarding. The House is full of amazing characters that have made my life in the House so special. Being selected as a Full School prefect was an honour and I enjoyed the opportunity to give back to the School. The role allowed me to interact with a whole lot of people that I usually wouldn’t have got to work with. Captaining the Open A Netball and staying up in the A grade was a massive achievement for the year.

Next Year: I am attending the University of Canterbury studying a Bachelor of Commerce.

Chester Hulme Head of Publications

Portfolio, Boarding Portfolio, Spirit Portfolio

Highlights: I have thoroughly enjoyed this year. Getting to know the students of the School more, especially those in the boarding committee has been very rewarding.

I have loved being involved in the decision making process, where the focus was on the improvement of student life at St Paul’s. I think this year’s group of prefects have done a great job of serving the student body and have made a positive contribution to all aspects of schooling life.

Next Year: Doing a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts majoring in Psychology at Otago University while also exploring the South Island.

Eliza Larkman Head of School Spirit

Portfolio, Head of Mission & Outreach Portfolio, Social Portfolio

Highlights: I have been given more opportunities and responsibilities this year as a prefect, which has enabled me to take a more mature approach to life. Events like Relay for Life have made a big impression on me and will be a strong memory of my time at St Paul’s Collegiate. With the role comes a lot of pressure, but also a lot of satisfaction when a task is completed. I loved my time in the girls Football 1st XI and am so proud that we qualified for the 1st division this year.

Next Year: Studying at Victoria University of Wellington, Conjoint Law and Bachelor of Arts.

Youngmin Goo Head of International

Portfolio, Mission & Outreach

Portfolio, Academics Portfolio

Highlights: This year, being a prefect has been a big part of my life. I enjoyed working with my House as one of the senior leaders and being involved in the organisation of House sport teams was also very enjoyable. Getting to know junior students better was very intriguing. As a chairman of the International Portfolio, I have spent a bit of time with the international students and got to know them better. It was a big privilege and I really enjoyed their company.

This year, my biggest achievement would be that I got all E’s in Economics and Physics in benchmark examinations. Also, getting placed 14th at the School Cross Country competition has been a big achievement for me too.

Next year: I am going to Auckland University to study biomedicine.

Taylor Deakin Head of iTeam

Portfolio, Head of Publications

Portfolio, Head of Library Portfolio

Highlights: The best part about being a prefect is the ability to help others around the School. Be it in the Chapel, Dining Room or in

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Sargood House, knowing that staff and students can come to me for IT or any other help has been extremely rewarding. Acting as a mentor to the younger students in the House has been a priority for me this year. The culture within Sargood is amazing so I would like to thank Mr Neethling and all the staff involved for their efforts. My greatest achievement for the year would have to be the running of debates in the library during lunchtimes, and I hope it is something future students continue.

Next Year: I will be studying a conjoint degree in Computer Science and Law at the University of Waikato.

Tessa Whale

Social Portfolio, Cultural Portfolio

Highlights: As a prefect, I have really enjoyed being involved in different aspects of school life and being able to work with such a great group. My greatest achievements this year are being inducted as a prefect, making it to the Waikato final for Smokefree Rockquest, and slogging through the R48 Hour Film Challenge.

Next Year: I will be studying film through either a Bachelor of Communication Studies at AUT or a Bachelor of Arts at Auckland University

Emma Walker

Cultural Portfolio, Sport Portfolio

Highlights: In being a prefect this year, I have really enjoyed being able to contribute to the St Paul’s special community. Specifically, I have enjoyed helping organise the staging for the Celebration of Music. My greatest achievements this year, would be being inducted as a prefect and representing the School in Athletics competitions.

Next Year: I am going to Waikato University to do a Bachelor of Science (Technology). I am also going to continue with my competitive Athletics (hurdles).

Devon Nolan

Junior Sport Portfolio, International Portfolio

Highlights: I have enjoyed the opportunity of being a prefect as it has allowed me to get to know my fellow prefects through the organising and running of many school activities. This along with the opportunity to lead and be a part of the success of the St Pauls 1st XI boys’ Hockey as well as contributing to the 1st XI boys’ Cricket has been a prominent part of my Year 13.

Next Year: I am going to Otago University to study pre-med.

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Prefects Back Row: Courtland Lee, Thomas Gordon, Daniel Johnson, Christopher Chilcott-Parker, Devon Nolan, Youngmin Goo, Campbell Ware 3rd Row: Tyrell Martin, Taylor Deakin, Edward Johnstone, Jasper Hankins, Chester Hulme, Eliza Larkman, Kate Wilkins, Cameron Downey 2nd Row: Brielle O’Connor, Emma Walker, Loren Morse, Tom Harsant, Kendal Buchanan, Hamish Te Whare, Tessa Whale Front Row: John Penyas, (Deputy Head Boy), Reverand C. Luccock, Jessica Chanwai, (Head Girl), Mr A. Robson (Deputy Headmaster), Mr G. Lander (Headmaster), Aditya Sakalkale, (Head Boy), Mr P. Gilbert, Pare Gilmartin-Kara, (Deputy Head Girl)

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