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Queen Margaret College has won the Applied Technology section of the National Tournament of Minds Competition.

Year 7 and 8 students Isabella Barber, Amelia Taylor, Phoebe Wood, Emily Brown, Teneka Te Moananui and Emma Sillay impressed judges in both the regional and national problem solving competition to win 1st place this weekend.

This talented group of thinkers will now travel to Sydney, Australia to compete against international teams.

“We are all ecstatic – just over the moon. All of our hard work had finally paid off,” Isabella comments.


A comprehensive new programme for athlete development is being launched at Kristin. The Kristin Sports Academy will run in direct partnership with AUT Millennium to provide customised development pathways for athletes in Years 7-­‐10 from Term 1, 2016, and with a taster programme being offered to selected Year 6 students from next term. 


Paris Lokotui is one to watch after being selected for the 2016 U16 New Zealand Development Basketball Team (Korus).

At only 13 years of age and the only player from Wellington City, the selection is particularly significant for the Queen Margaret College student, who is excited to be representing New Zealand.

“I have never represented New Zealand in sport before so I am really looking forward it,” Paris comments.

“It will be a great opportunity to improve my game and play against top teams.”


St Cuthbert’s College Head of History, Lisa Mave, has been awarded a coveted ISNZ Honours Award for Service to History at a special assembly in her honour on September 7.

Lisa’s colleagues nominated her for the award, which she describes as humbling, “The fact that my peers have considered me for this and seen my hard work is really nice and I am extremely humbled that they feel this way.”



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.