Mr. Brendan Kelly has been appointed to the position of Deputy Principal at St Peter's School, Cambridge. Brendan joins St Peter’s from Ivanhoe Grammar School in Melbourne.

Ivanhoe Grammar is a leading Australian Co-educational Independent School. Brendan is currently Deputy Principal and Head of the Ridgeway Campus. The Ridgeway Campus is a school of 1200 students, Years 7-13.


Boys from Medbury School in Christchurch moved 118,082kg of rice and water containers 40 metres in one day to raise funds for World Vision’s 40 Hour Famine last Friday (8 June), far exceeding their target weight of 40,000kgs.

The ‘Strength for Sudan’ whole school event saw boys carry the rice and water to gain an insight of what it can be like for refugees leaving war torn South Sudan.

In 2017, Medbury School raised $22,818.10 during their ‘Stroll for Syria’ event to support the Famine, the second highest amount raised by a group in the South Island.


Aged just 23, ACG Strathallan alumna and Pukekohe native Lucy Gill is already making waves in the world of art and fashion.

Having graduated from Elam School of Fine Arts last year, she has exhibited her paintings in Matakana’s Vivian Art Gallery, Sanderson Gallery in Auckland, and worked at Paris Fashion Week alongside Kiwi fashion consultant Jo Knight.


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.


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.