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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



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 Amora Hotel, 170 Wakefield Street, Wellington on Friday 31 October. To view the programme and register for this event please click here















ACG Strathallan is thrilled with the Young Designer Awards 2014 results. The design students have scooped four 1st placings and with seven of the ten ACG Strathallan entrants receiving a place the school is consistently showing they are producing some of the Country’s top designers year in, year out.


King’s College welcomed its new Headmaster, Mr Michael Leach with a pōwhiri at the Otahuhu campus which was attended by several hundred Botany Downs Secondary College students and staff.


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.