Students from Matahui School, a small private rural school near Katikati, are among those set to compete in the 15th Anchor AIMS Games, an international sporting championship held in Tauranga.

Noah Grove, 12, is a member of the school's six-a-side mixed hockey team. He hasn't played hockey before, and neither has anyone in his family.

"Joining a new school and then learning how to play hockey – I got inspired by it," Noah says.


For 112 years, Dilworth School has filled its roll with boys from good families experiencing hardship.  As the school looks to reimagine its future, a redevelopment of the Senior Campus and new school for girls is being scoped out.


ACG Strathallan has won the Waikato National Secondary Schools’ Mooting Competition hosted by the University of Waikato’s Te Piringa - Faculty of Law.

Team members William Ford, Rawiri Mahue and Jack Lee receive a competition winner's trophy, $3,000 scholarship towards tuition fees at Te Piringa – Faculty of Law for all members, and a cash prize and work experience at McCaw Lewis Lawyers’ Hamilton office.


St Paul’s Collegiate School in Hamilton has won a Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Award.

The award, ‘Excellence in Leading – Atakura Award’, celebrates leadership and influence that has strengthened professional capability and created a change in conditions, leading to improved and sustained outcomes for children and young people.


ACG Parnell College student Alex Pentchev, Year 13, has been selected to represent New Zealand on an international scientific research internship in Africa’s Great Rift Valley.

Alex placed among the top five high school biology students in New Zealand in the 2018 New Zealand International Biology Olympiad (NZIBO), in April.