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Nurturing: The supportive environment at St Andrew's
College enables scholarship students to make the
most of their particular talents.
Scholarship students have the
opportunity to grow their unique
talents in a supportive environment,
St Andrew's College rector Christine
At the same time, they can make
a significant contribution to the St
Andrew's academic, sporting and
St Andrew's College offers a
number of scholarships for the
preparatory and secondary schools
in areas such as academic, music,
sports, cultural and pipe band.
''At St Andrew's, proud Scottish
Presbyterian traditions and values,
academic rigour, and exceptional
sporting, cultural and leadership
opportunities combine for an
education that is truly world class
and a life experience that is
unforgettable,'' Leighton says.
''We believe that our school offers
a special blend of opportunities in a
supportive, nurturing environment
that stimulates young people and
makes them want to succeed,''
''Fundamentally, we passionately
believe in young people and that we
can make a difference to their lives.
''We have a
our aim, at
the end of
here, is to
embark on the next stage of
their lives, whatever that may
be,'' she says.
For more information about
scholarships at St Andrew's
College, see: stac.school.nz or
contact registrar Julie
Raateland on 940 2016 or
Boys thrive in every way in the
caring environment at Medbury
Extended family: Medbury School
provides a safe and caring environment
where boys thrive.
Medbury School knows what it takes to
make boys happy and how to unlock
their full potential.
Headmaster Peter Kay takes an
interest in every boy and his progress --
an approach shared by all staff.
The school provides a safe and
caring environment where day boys
and boarders thrive, guided by strong
boundaries, clear requirements and
exceptional peer support.
The school's motto, Play the Game,
guides boys to make the very most of
the opportunities Medbury offers. It
reinforces an environment with equal
pride in cultural activities and academic
achievements, as well as in team sports.
Kay feels this diversity is essential,
allowing boys to express their
characters and strengths.
Boarding at Medbury School
provides an entry into an exciting and
welcoming ''extended family''.
''The boarding house provides a
for up to 43 boys and the dedicated
team ensures that every boy receives
the attention and support he needs
Besides developing excellent work
ethics and providing a broad and
balanced education in a stimulating
and caring environment, Medbury was
also leading the way with 1:1 laptop
classes, Kay says. All boys in years 5 to
7 have their own laptops, and in 2014,
this will extend to year 8. Kay believes
the challenge is to provide an
education that cherishes tradition, but
prepares boys for the 21st century.
Medbury's open day is May 13, from
9am till 12.15pm, and scholarship
exams are on May 30. For more details,
contact Tanya Moore (headmaster's PA)
on 351 6169, email: tanya.moore@
medbury.school.nz or visit:
Marian offers scholarship opportunity
Marian College, a vibrant Catholic
school for years 9 to 13 girls, provides
a well-rounded education with an
emphasis on faith-based values.
''Our students come from all walks of
life,'' principal Anna Heffernan says.
''All grow intellectually during their
time at Marian College, where
academic achievement is consistently
high, year upon year.''
Heffernan says participation in
sports, culture and performing arts at
Marian College was also outstanding,
''and involvement in service-oriented
endeavours is of significant importance
to our girls, who enthusiastically
undertake a range of activities for the
''Students are happy and involved,
and support each other across age
groups through the likes of house
groups and peer support programmes.
Similarly, our professional and
each other and of
is in her first year
of a scholarship at
The year 9
student says it
was a great
the scholarship and she has settled in
at Marian well.
Melissa's Marian College scholarship
examination was set and marked by
the University of Canterbury CEM
Centre. Any student who applies to
enrol at the school can sit it.
For details on the 2014 scholarship
opportunities, phone 385 8449 or visit:
Congratulations to ex-Hagley
student James Bonifacio for gaining
a prestigious Rhodes Scholarship.
James will now study for a Doctor
of Philosophy in Theoretical
Physics at Oxford University
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