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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



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Headmaster - Hereworth School, Havelock North

Hereworth School is recognised as one of New Zealand’s leading independent preparatory schools for boys 

aged 5-13 (Years 1-8).  It has an Anglican tradition and caters for both day and boarding students with a current roll of 220.

The School’s current Headmaster, Ross Scrymgeour, has resigned after 13 years of excellent service and will be leaving at the end of Term 1, 2015.   Hereworth seeks to appoint its next leader who will continue to drive the School 

forward, bringing a fresh approach to Hereworth while maintaining the values that make the School special.

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Vacancy - Regional Principal
Strategic Educational Leader
Key Leadership Role

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 achievements 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 spaced combined with gloval education research and links. To provide support for this programme the School has established three new high level Regional Principal positions.

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St Cuthbert's College believes that women have a key role to play in the fast-expanding technology industry and we are encouraging our girls to see how they can succeed in this field by exposing them to key components early in life.


From left to right: Siyu Sun is in pink/black and Amy Lee is in Blue


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.