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King’s College students take part in cleaning up their estuary

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Date Added: 11 July 2018

On a drizzly Sunday, 114 Greenbank students, parents and staff joined forces with 160 other volunteers and Sustainable Coastlines representatives to clean-up of the Ngakoroa stream in Auranga, Drury.                       This was a following a ‘Love your Coast’ presentation from Fletcher Sunde of Sustainable Coastlines,…more

Michael Mercer retires from Hadlow

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Date Added: 11 July 2018

  Hadlow Preparatory School principal of 22 years Michael Mercer is retiring at the end of the term. When Michael Mercer started at Hadlow Preparatory School 31 years ago, naughty students were given the strap and teachers dictated from the front of the class. A lot has changed since then. With 22 years as headmaster, Mercer…more

The humble beginnings of Nga Tawa Diocesan School

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Date Added: 09 July 2018

One day in 1891, Miss Mary Taylor decided to open a girls’ school in her home. The setting was beautiful: a rambling country house with extensive grounds, surrounded by tall tawa trees, a few miles north of Shannon at the foothills of the Tararua Range. Mary was well-educated, and a music teacher. She and her…more

St. Paul’s wins prestigious education award

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Date Added: 09 July 2018

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. St Paul’s was an award finalist, from…more

Faith and Belief in New Zealand

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Date Added: 11 June 2018

Faith and belief in Aotearoa, New Zealand The 2018 Faith and Belief in New Zealand report, commissioned by the Wilberforce Foundation, explores attitudes towards religion, spirituality and Christianity in Aotearoa, New Zealand. The purpose of the research is to investigate faith and belief blockers among New Zealanders and to understand perceptions, opinions and attitudes towards…more

King’s College Representative at World Vision Conference

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Date Added: 16 April 2018

Over the school holidays Jaedon Bates (Year 13, School) represented the College at the World Vision Conference for Young Leaders, a four-day national leadership camp held at the World Vision Head Offices in Remuera, Auckland. To receive this invitation Jaedon was nominated by our Senior Chaplain Reverend Warren Watson after the College was awarded the World Vision Sanitarium Scholarship…more

New chapel for St. Margaret’s

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Date Added: 16 April 2018

It was with much emotion, the new chapel arrived at St Margaret’s in the small hours of 24 January. There to greet it as it inched its way through the Papanui gates were around 60 members of the SMC community, along with Meg Fulton who performed the karanga, a korero welcome by Roger Wyeth and…more

St. Mark’s Church School’s recycling program with TerraCycle

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Date Added: 16 April 2018

In partnership with TerraCycle, preschoolers at St Mark’s Church School have saved more than 8700 yoghurt pouches from landfill in an effort to reduce waste reaching the ocean. The city’s youngest residents are getting stuck into recycling at St Mark’s Church School, helping divert thousands of plastic yoghurt pouches from landfill in the process. For…more

Rev’d Peter Rickman returns to St. Paul’s

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Date Added: 16 April 2018

Cathedral Dean called back to school The transition from Cathedral Dean to school Chaplain might not be the usual move for an Anglican clergyperson, but for Reverend Peter Rickman this was a decision he felt quite strongly about. Revd Rickman has stepped down as Dean of the Waikato Cathedral Church of St Peter to take…more

Faith helps Woodford House student through earthquake

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Date Added: 16 April 2018

At 12.51pm on Tuesday 22 February 2011, Martina Barreras lunged towards a table at school as the ground shook vigorously. She was only seven years old and had recently migrated to Christchurch from Maui, Hawaii. Martina didn’t know it at the time, but she was experiencing one of New Zealand’s worst earthquakes, which sadly killed…more