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ISNZ Vacancy

Executive Director



Application information

Applications close 5.00pm on Friday, 28 August 2015.




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


ISNZ Distinguished Service Award

Derek Firth

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2015 ISNZ Awards

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An innovative approach to seismology has seen Year 11 student Andrew Tang collect no less than 3 scholarships and maintain Scots' tradition of success at the prestigious Sir Paul Callaghan Eureka! Awards for Science.


With almost perfect scores and comments from the judges like ‘Bring it to Broadway’ and ‘The most clever conceiving of the Stage Challenge work in all my years of marking’ Chilton Saint James School has taken out the 2015 Stage Challenge national awards.


A Waikato team has beaten other book-lovers in an international competition, taking out first prize.

Southwell School's team grabbed a nine-point victory in the World Kids' Lit Quiz competition in Connecticut, United States.

They're just the second Kiwi team to claim the world title - the Bay of Plenty's Awakeri Primary School won in 2012.

The Kids' Lit Quiz is for intermediate-aged children who excel at reading, and teams are asked literature questions spanning from Homer's Odyssey to Harry Potter.


Budding musician Shweta Iyer has made history after her Ensemble Trio Glivenko became the first Wellington group in memory to win a National Chamber Music Contest.

The record breaking Wellington musicians were named the national winners of the New Zealand Community Trust (NZCT) Chamber Music Contest on Sunday 2 August at the Michael Fowler Centre.

Queen Margaret College student Shweta, alongside Bethany Angus (Wellington East Girls’ College) and Claudia Tarrant-Matthews (The Correspondence School) were shocked and honoured to have won.


More than 300 budding investigators came together from all over New Zealand over the July holidays for Forensics@Kristin; an intensive, student-led programme that challenges participants to solve complex simulated homicide cases. Gifted students from primary, intermediate and secondary schools across the country came to embrace the challenge and test their problem solving, research, logic and creative skills at this unique and exciting camp.