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The New Zealand private schools sector has been ranked amongst the best in the world in the recently released Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2102 Report. Read more


Regional Principals Vacancies

Strategic educational leaders - three key leadership roles
Westmount School is an established independent school with a roll of 1,650 students from Year 3 - 13 and a diverse spread of 14 campuses across New Zealand. The New Zealand Curriculum and NCEA form the basis of the School’s teaching and learning. With a strong Christian ethos the School focus is on high standards and achievement for all pupils. Student-driven learning has resulted in achievement levels that are well above the national average.

Westmount is embarking on the next stage of an innovative journey encompassing leading education pedagogy, enhanced curriculum, further ICT applications and exciting new physical learning spaces combined with global education research and links. To provide support for this programme the School is establishing three new high level Regional Principal positions.
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In 2014 the ISNZ Professional Development Programme will be designed to examine Educational Innovation

Marketing Seminar

Registrations are now open for the ISNZ Marketing Seminar to be held at the ISNZ Office in Wellington on Friday 31 October. To view the programme and register for this event please click here















In one of the best secondary school first XV rugby matches seen in New Zealand, Scots College made Wellington rugby history by becoming the first Wellington school to take the national 1st XV Secondary Schools title in Rotorua last Sunday.  Definitely the underdogs of the tournament, Scots displayed consistent flair, skill and surprise resulting in a 26 all draw with veterans Hamilton Boys' High.


NBA pro basketballer Steven Adams will be providing another young New Zealander with the same opportunity he received as a scholarship recipient at Scots College in Wellington.  The Steven Adams scholarship was announced at a black tie event for the College at Shed 6 last week and will see a young, talented basketballer receive an all-expenses paid education at the College fully funded by Adams.


January 2013, St Mark’s Church School in Wellington became the first International Baccalaureate (IB) school in the world to implement Storypark. Since then, a growing number of IB schools in New Zealand, Australia and Japan have adopted Storypark - a new online platform that improves learning outcomes for children.


Queen Margaret College had yet another successful year at the Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival starting with two student directed pieces, Macbeth and Much Ado About Nothing selected for Nationals. From this the students went on to participate in Nationals where both pieces were recognized for their efforts. Awards included:



Congratulations to Charlotte Barber and Ilena Shadbolt who have been selected as two of four Junior LIVE Reporters!

The girls will be reporting on entertainment at Positively Wellington Venues.