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18/05/2018

Basketball teaches sacrifice, dedication, desire, sportsmanship, winning, losing, patience, trust, integrity, love, and many more attributes that play an important part in your life.” — Byron Vaetoe

With basketball the fastest growing sport in New Zealand, former Tall Blacks captain Byron Vaetoe has come on board to help ACG Tauranga develop its burgeoning basketball programme.

The 104-test veteran says his aim as a consultant is to implement a culture of learning – both on and off the basketball court.

04/05/2018

The NZQA Top Scholar Awards were presented at the Grand Hall of Parliament on Wednesday (2 May). The prestigious awards recognise the top students from the 2017 New Zealand Scholarship examinations. While independent schools account for less than 4% of the education sector in NZ, our students scooped over 20% of these top academic awards.

30/04/2018

Chilton Saint James School will be the first school in Wellington to drop NCEA assessments altogether in favour of another system.

Principal Kathy Lloyd-Parker said the school will have phased out NCEA by 2020 and replaced it with the Cambridge International Examinations.

Lloyd-Parker has been at the school for two years, and said she did not like what she saw when it came to NCEA.

"I had a very strong look at the girls in my care and what I saw was some fairly lethargic practice," she said.

30/04/2018

Olivia Bennett, St Cuthbert's joint Dux in 2017, has won the prestigious Sir Douglas Myers scholarship to study at Cambridge University in the UK.

The 18-year-old top scholar will read Economics at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge – one the world's top universities.

Olivia Bennett

24/04/2018

Four Rangi Ruru students, who are in London with 12 others as part of a hockey development tour, will be part of the ANZAC dawn celebrations in London tomorrow (April 25th).

Principal Dr Sandra Hastie, who is with the girls, says she and Year 13 students Abby Lennon, Aimee Hayward, Claudia Reid and Lucy Simpson will lay a wreath at the New Zealand War Memorial in Hyde Park.