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ISNZ Member School Vacancies

Are you an ISNZ Member School and have current job vacancies? Send them to rochelle.quan@isnz.org.nz and we will put the advert on our website.

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Principal Saint Kentigern Girls' School

This is a unique and stimulating opportunity for an inspiring leader in education.

ique and stimulating opportunity for an inspiring leader in education.

Saint Kentigern provides a soundly based and innovative independent Presbyterian education for boys and girls aged 3 to 18 years at four schools in three campuses across Auckland.  

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ISNZ 2015 Conference 

Millennium Hotel


Collaboration: can it work in a highly competitive environment? Why should we collaborate? What are the benefits? Who should we collaborate with?

The 2015 conference will  explore the notion of collaboration within our schools, between schools, with tertiary and other education providers, and with business and workplace employers.

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School Open Days

Interested in attending an Open Day for an ISNZ Independent School?

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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




New Zealand Independent Schools figured prominently in the 2015 Maadi Cup regatta results. This year was the largest regatta held in in the event’s 68 year history. Crews representing 120 schools competed over six days with seven ISNZ Independent Schools finishing in the top twenty places on overall points.


Teenager Matthew Strawbridge is using his "dyslexic superpowers" to build a business empire and help others harness their own potential.

The 15-year-old Scots College student is 2015's youngest finalist in the Young New Zealander of the Year awards, to be announced on February 25.

He was shortlisted last year for a Young Wellingtonian of the Year award, and was that night offered an on-the-spot internship by Xero chief executive Rod Drury.


St Cuthbert’s College girls have once again received top examination results with over 90% achieving certificates endorsed with Merit and Excellence in all three levels of NCEA.

98.2% of Year 11 students achieved Level 1 NCEA endorsed with Excellence or Merit, 94.7% at Level 2 and 90.2% at Level 3.

And for our graduating students, 96.6% gained University Entrance.


From Term 1 2016, Kristin will be offering a range of new scholarship positions to students from Years 5 to 11. This announcement marks one of the most significant changes in the school’s approach to accessible education since the establishment of the Kristin Foundation Scholarship Programme in 2011.


This week ACG (Academic Colleges Group), celebrates 20 years in the educational services industry. Opening its doors with ACG Senior College and ACG New Zealand International College, the Group has grown significantly both domestically and internationally, chalking up numerous success stories each year. It is now New Zealand’s largest private education provider of school education, university foundation studies and tertiary training programmes.