Samuel Marsden Collegiate School staff and students send best wishes to their Director of Rowing Rachel Gamble-Flint and the team who will attempt to row the Cook Strait (100km) this weekend, to raise funds for the charity Through the Blue.


Two Year 11 Queen Margaret College students are national rowing champions following the Aon Maadi Cup at Lake Ruataniwha last month.

Mila Van der Wilt and Mollie Nicol won gold in the U15 Girls Double Sculls with a time of 7.58 minutes, beating their closest opponents by 8 seconds.

They are the first Queen Margaret College students to win gold at Maadi, the national championship event for high school rowers.


Medbury School has marked the beginning of its next exciting development, a new teaching and learning centre, with a turning of the sod ceremony.

Chairman of the Medbury School Trust Board David Hiatt said the new teaching block will ensure that Medbury’s facilities evolve with the requirements of a 21st century education. It will continue to allow the balance between traditional teaching spaces and adaptable learning spaces, that allow boys to work independently or collaboratively.


King’s School in Auckland, which soon approaches its centenary, has opened a new state-of-the-art multi-purpose learning environment as it looks ahead to its next 100 years of educating boys.  The Centennial Building was officially opened by the Hon Justice Simon Moore and dedicated by Bishop of Auckland, the Rt Rev Ross Bay. A Kapa Haka welcomed guests into the new building and then 700 boys took part in planting out daffodil bulbs to commemorate the day.


Following outstanding scholarship results, former ACG Parnell College student Raghav Ramachandran has accepted an offer to study medicine at Oxford University starting later this year.

Only 14 international students gain places in the course each year, which is ranked number two in the world.