St Paul's Collegiate School

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St Paul's Collegiate School
77 Hukanui Road
Hamilton 3210
New Zealand
Coordinates 37°45′37″S 175°16′58″E / 37.7603°S 175.2828°E / -37.7603; 175.2828Coordinates: 37°45′37″S 175°16′58″E / 37.7603°S 175.2828°E / -37.7603; 175.2828
Type Private, Boarding
Motto State in Fide
(Stand Firm in the Faith)
Denomination Anglican
Established 1959
Ministry of Education Institution no. 130
Headmaster Grant Lander
Years offered 9–13
Gender Boys (Years 9–10)
Coeducational (Years 11–13)
Colour(s) Black and gold         
School roll 700[1]
Socio-economic decile 10

St Paul's Collegiate School is a private (independent) Anglican secondary school in Hamilton, New Zealand. Opened in 1959 originally as a boys only school, the school began admitting girls in years 12 to 13 in 1985, then girls in years 11 to 13 in 2010.

St Paul's Collegiate was founded by the local Anglican community including the parents of some Southwell School students, but today only a small proportion of St Pauls students are former Southwell students.[citation needed]

The school also owns and operates Tihoi Venture School, located on the edge of the Pureora Forest Park around 50 km west of Taupo. Year 10 students attend Tihoi for two terms (18 weeks) as part of an adventure-based character development and education programme.[2][3]

The school won the Maadi Cup and Springbok Shield in 2002 and 2003 for rowing.[citation needed]


As a private school, St Paul's Collegiate receives little funding from the government and charges parents of students tuition fees to cover costs. As of 2014, the school fees are approximately NZ$19,050 per year for day students and NZ$29,800 for boarders. The exception is in Year 10 with the 18 weeks at Tihoi Venture School, where the fees are NZ$25,170 for day students and NZ$30.400 for boarders.[4] Fees for international students are higher.

At the March 2012 Education Review Office (ERO) review of the school, St Paul's Collegiate had 675 students, including 31 international students. The school's gender composition was 85% male and 15% female, or 72% male and 28% female once the boys-only Years 9 and 10 are excluded. Around 71% of students at the school identified as New Zealand European (Pakeha), 9% as Maori, and 5% each as Chinese, Indian, and Pacific Islanders.[3]


The school has eight school houses: four for day boys, three for boarding boys, and one for girls.[5][6]

Clark a boarding-only house founded in 1967, named after former school board chairman G. I. Clark
Fitchett a day house founded in 1999, named after the chairman of the school board Marcus Fitchett
Hall a day house founded in 1973, named after foundation board member Harry Hall
Hamilton a day house founded in 1964, named after the school's location in Hamilton city
Harington the sole girls' house founded in 1985, named after former school board member Pamela Harington
Sargood a boarding house founded in 1961, named after Sir Percy Sargood, whose Sargood Trust donated funds to build the boarding house.
School a day house founded in 1959. It was formerly also a boarding house.
Williams a boarding house founded in 1963, named after A. B. Williams who donated funds to build the boarding house.

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "Directory of Schools - as at 2 August 2017". New Zealand Ministry of Education. Retrieved 2 August 2017. 
  2. ^ "St Paul’s Tihoi Venture School". St Paul's Collegiate School. Retrieved 6 September 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "St Paul's Collegiate (Hamilton) Education Review". Education Review Office. 28 May 2012. Retrieved 6 September 2013. 
  4. ^ "Fees for Domestic Students 2014" (PDF). St Paul's Collegiate School. Retrieved 26 April 2015. 
  5. ^ "Day houses at St Paul’s". St Paul's Collegiate School. Retrieved 6 September 2013. 
  6. ^ "Boarding houses at St Paul’s". St Paul's Collegiate School. Retrieved 6 September 2013. 

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