The ISNZ Heads of Independent Schools Scholarship Trust is pleased to announce that Chay Carter, Deputy Principal of Saint Kentigern College, will receive the 2019 HISST research grant.


Samuel Marsden Collegiate School Year 10-13 students are rehearsing hard ahead of their upcoming production of Godspell, 21-24 May 2019.

Audiences will be treated to a world’s first during the performance. Year 11 student Araraina Takuira-Mita, playing the role of Jesus, has co-translated part of one of the production songs into Māori, which she will be performing. This is a highlight for ‘Godspell’ too, with it being part-performed for the first time in Māori.


NZQA celebrated the success of the highest-achieving New Zealand Scholarship students at the annual Top Scholar Awards Ceremony hosted at Parliament on 1 May 2019.

The awards recognised the elite students who make up the 2018 Premier Award and Top Subject Scholarship Award winners. New Zealand Scholarship examinations assess students against challenging standards and are demanding for even the most able students.


Diocesan School for Girls teams were busy during the school holidays bringing home two NATIONAL titles in the Teams Racing Sailing and Water Polo.

The Dio Sailing team finished convincingly as top girls' school this past week in Algies Bay. The Water Polo girls successfully defended all three titles in 2019 - taking the national final by an incredible score of 15-5



A new NCEA achievement standards programme in Agribusiness is aimed at students interested in emerging careers in science, technology and business.

The curriculum has been created by St Paul’s Collegiate School in Hamilton, in partnership with 10 other schools around the country, and is available for all New Zealand schools to use. St Paul’s Deputy Principal and Programme Director Peter Hampton says it is flexible and has applications beyond agriculture.