St Paul’s Collegiate School is a private day and boarding school that offers a boy’s only junior school from Years 9 to 10 (ages 13-15) and a co-educational senior school for Years 11-13 (ages 15-18 years).

The school is located in the middle of Hamilton city on 19-hectares of pristine gardens and grounds.
St Paul’s welcomes international students either as boarders living on campus or as day students living in homestay accommodation. All students are provided with a safe and secure environment where they can concentrate on their learning and develop their individual talents.

St Paul’s is recognised for its outstanding academic achievements. Students are able to study both NCEA, and Cambridge subjects and our small class sizes (10-20 students) are contributing factors. The school takes a well-balanced holistic approach to learning encouraging students to achieve their personal best in all areas of life.

What makes us unique?

“Boys to Men programme”. In year 10 students spend 18 weeks at our second campus, Tihoi Outdoor Venture School, located close to Lake Taupo. This is a unique and life changing experience. In addition to a full academic programme based on experiential learning they are also given the opportunity to experience a wide range of outdoor pursuits. These include kayaking, sailing, rock climbing, mountain craft, caving and hiking. Teamwork and strong leadership skills are developed.

We are a premier co-educational boarding and day school, reflecting outstanding facilities, and expert pastoral care with a mission to prepare students for life in a global environment. Students with strong sporting backgrounds may be considered for partial scholarships.

Sports, Activities & Trips

The school has first class sports facilities including an international spec hockey turf, tennis courts, squash courts, heated swimming pool, gymnasiums, fitness centre, squash courts and extensive outdoor playing fields. Participation in a summer and winter sport is compulsory.

International activities include Race Relations Day, Mayoral Welcome, International Week, International Dinner.

During the year we try to ensure students have the opportunity to visit local attractions like Hobbiton and Waitomo Caves. The boarding houses have and annual visit to the snow as well as the beach, paintballing and go-carting.

Students can also join in our annual school production, one of the music groups (choir, rock band, orchestra), chess, debating.

Sports & Activities

  • Hockey
  • Tennis
  • Swimming
  • Basketball
  • Rowing
  • Cross Country
  • Cycling
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Netball
  • Rugby
  • Rock Climbing
  • Clay Target Shooting
  • Squash
  • Badminton
  • Table Tennis
  • Weight Training
  • Mountain BIking
  • Volleyball
  • Athletics
  • Futsal
  • Cricket

Languages we teach

  • Spanish
  • French
  • Maori

Extracurricular Activites

  • Agriculture / Horticulture
  • Art - Practical, Painting, Photography, Design
  • Drama
  • Music - plus individual lessons
  • Sports Science
  • St Paul's dance school on site
  • Technology - Engineering Metalwork
  • Technology - Furniture Making

End of Year Programme

During term 4 most of our international students will sit our school exams. For any students not sitting these we can organise and activity programme to suit.
Our international students enjoy an end of year dinner together with games and activities.

Year Planner

Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4
Summer Sports Codes
Winter Sports Codes

Susanne Doerner

StudyNZ Co-ordinator

Fee Breakdown

Please note that these fees are approximate. Contact StudyNZ or the school for exact fees depending on your choice of activities or subjects.

Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4
School Fees $10,645.00 NZD $10,645.00 NZD $10,645.00 NZD $10,645.00 NZD
Homestay Fees $2,850.00 NZD $2,850.00 NZD $2,850.00 NZD $2,850.00 NZD
Extramural Fees $ NZD $ NZD $ NZD $ NZD
Study NZ Fees* $3,600.00 NZD

Our Fees include the consultation beforehand, school choice, assistance with all paperwork and visa application, preparation for time abroad. Pick up on arrival. Transfer to family or domestic flight depending on destination and support during entire stay in New Zealand for student and family. Airport drop off or check in support in Auckland for departure to home country depending on departure situation. We also offer orientation and farewell camps for our students on arrival and departure. Health Insurance is compulsory and can be taken out through StudyNZ with Unicare under our Master policy