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.


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


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.


ACG Tauranga’s Sports Complex has been nominated for the 2018 New Zealand Commercial Project Awards, run by the Registered Master Builders Association.

The awards exist to recognise innovative construction projects and share innovation happening across the sector.


Being smack in the middle of exams was no deterrent to student leaders from ACG Strathallan in Karaka who walked more than 300km over 18 hours as part of Relay for Life.

Twenty-five students in Years 12 and 13 took part in the event, which raises money for The Cancer Society. They walked 662 laps around Bruce Pulman Park in Takanini and raised more than $5,000.

“A big challenge was the cold during the night and the fact we had to study for exams on the Sunday after minimal sleep,” said student president Mckenzie Northcott. “It made for a long afternoon on the Sunday!”