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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


Trans-Tasman Principals' Conference 2016

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ISNZ 2015 Conference


Millennium Hotel



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St Peter's School in Cambridge has become the first New Zealand school to take up a new entrepreneurial initiative to help develop students' intelligence and awareness in a business context.

The three year course is designed for year 11, 12 and 13 students.

The programme, referred to as Path of the Lion, is run by Sandy Geyer, an entrepreneurial  trainer who founded one of South Africa's most successful educational publishing companies.


In a New Zealand first school initiative 72 Year 10 students from Samuel Marsden Collegiate School recently focused their attention on 12 lines of Arduino programming code and imagined how it might translate into music, a flashing LED light sequence or the degrees of motion of a robotic arm. The sense of wonder and buzz of inquisitive minds was deafening!


One of Auckland International College's graduating students Cherie Jia, has been offered a place at the prestigious California Institute of Technology (Caltech).  

Caltech recently ranked top of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, a position it has held for the past three years.

Cherie is AIC's first student to attend Caltech.


Mangere teenager Sapati Apa-Fepuleai has chosen to dedicate her next school holidays to helping others in Tonga.  From Tuesday, 30 June to Thursday, 9 July Sapati and fifteen other King’s College students will visit St Andrew’s Anglican School in Tonga.  Once there, they’ll help provide tutoring support and assist with maintenance. 

Until their departure, the students are fundraising to buy resources such as paper, pencils and whiteboards to take with them. 


Three of Rangi Ruru’s stunning new buildings have been awarded the top prize in the Coffey Education and Arts Property Section of the 2015 Property Council New Zealand and Rider Levett Bucknall Awards annual awards.

Rangi Principal Julie Moor described the win as “fabulous for the team” as the school’s Science Building, the Gibson Centre and the Mana Wahine Building were awarded Gold.