St Paul's College Newsletter Issue 5
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Confortare Esto Vir

"SPORT in SCHOOLS: Lessons I have learnt..."

I  have several lessons  which I have learnt about sport in a boys school.

"Boys who play sport stay out of Court"

"Boys practice courage more on the playing fields than in any other place"

"Show me a boy who plays competitive sport , studies with purpose and I will give you a man who not only has character but also a secure future" 

Every parent knows the obvious facts about their sons. 
That their boys are active beings from day one of their lives. That they have a need to move and that they are competitive in everything.

Every educator knows the obvious knowledge about students.That girls transmit emotion into talking.
 That boys transmit emotion into movement

And every boys' school knows that community - essential for education-is formed more on the sports field than any other place. And they know that good learning in classrooms is complemented by good purpose on the sport field.

At St Paul's College we need to lift our participation and achievement in school sport -with every boy. 

It is not sufficient for a boy to register for a team code and then simply to not front at practice or Saturday's  And it is not a matter of simply an apology. It is a matter of being present for each practice and each game

So Parents, and boys..There are expectations in playing sport 

Parents: It is not sufficient to have your son away playing sport on Saturday/Wednesday while you are doing something else..."more important" 

We need you to be present each game as coach, manager, umpire, referee or as a parent.
We need you to give back your sporting knowledge to coach other players
We need you to model behaviour which says..the referee is always right ( even with a wrong decision), that violence of language or action is wrong. 
If our words are NOT  going to be positive about a game, about a referee or coach, etc then we simply say nothing

                                               We all need to model the phrase: 
                                      "Humble in victory. Gracious in defeat"

Men of St Pauls. We need you to commit yourself to each practice and game and to play each game with a big heart and great attitude 

 We need you to be "fit" in the head, "fit" in the body and "fit" in the heart

We do NOT  want you, as St Paul's men, to be flaky in attitude, flabby of body or  floppy in commitment 

We expect you to represent your school, (your parent's school) with pride and purpose on the field and off the field. Blazers and full dress uniform are expected at every first team coming to and going home from the game.

We expect you and your team to win.

I am looking forward to meeting the many parents of St Pauls on the sideline of games this coming winter season and watching your sons playing with courage.

School starts Monday 2nd May at 8.50am

Enjoy the holiday break. 

In His peace 
K.F. Fouhy



Congratulations to Joel Brown and Cullen Marsters from the St Paul's AFL team.They have been selected in the NZ Hawks U18's team who will travel to Melbourne in May.
Israel Folau has shown the diverse skill set involved in League, Rugby and AFL having had success in all.  Well done gentlemen!

The 1st XIII, 1st XV, U85kg and U15 league/union teams will have 3 days pre season training over the school holidays. With specialist coaching across both codes and presentations on pathways, our proud history, positional play, video/whiteboard sessions and more - we are excited to watch our young men develop over the 3 days. Watch this space and expect big things from these teams - the hard work they are putting in now will pay off in August/September.

Well done to Khyren Fraser Leau and Duken Williams who completed the Broncos fitness test in 5 minutes, this is a test originally used at the Brisbane broncos and since borrowed by the All Blacks, Vodafone Warriors and many more - with a score of 5 minutes Khyren and Duken wouldn't be out of place in a professional sport teams' fitness session, great stuff and an impressive achievement.

Our Senior Tag Team competed at the Auckland Champs on 14 April 2016 and while we were knocked out early in the contention, our young men carried themselves with great dignity displaying true sportsmanship in the face of some trying sideline behaviour. 
You made your College proud with your exemplary behaviour on and off the field. 

Well done gentlemen!

Dave McDermott
Director of Sport



St Paul’s College is invites nominations for the election of 5 parent representatives to the Board of Trustees. 
A nomination form and a notice calling for nominations will be posted to all eligible voters.

You can nominate another person to stand as a candidate. Or you can nominate yourself (make sure you sign both parts of the form)

Additional nomination forms can be obtained from the school office.

Nominations close at noon on 20 May 2016 and may be accompanied by signed candidate statements.

The voting roll will be open for inspection at the school and can be viewed during normal school hours. There will also be a list of candidates’ names, as they come to hand, for inspection at the school.

Voting closes at noon on 3 June 2016

The purpose of a school uniform is to ensure that all boys identify with their school with pride in their appearance. This gives them a sense of community as they represent something (someone's) greater than themselves

The changes which enable this ideal to happen include:
- All Senior boys will be required to wear a blazer ( not just sports teams)
- All boys will be required to wear a St Paul's tie
- Shirts are to be tucked in at all times.

Blazers help to turn boys into men. A college ideal
They put their shoulders back and are become more confident about their place in the world. They can be more confident about going for job interviews, their learning in classrooms is more settled and their behaviour is noticeably improved. All teachers appreciate well dressed men in their classrooms.

Thanks you all for your cooperation! 


The School will be taking three groups of students to the Auckland Writers Festival over the period of 11-12th of May 2016. The cost  will be $5.

Students interested in attending please contact Mrs. Hogan (Librarian) (09) 376 1287 ext 217

On Thursday, 7th April, the whole school were delivered a powerful Drug Awareness presentation, by Pat Buckley, the co-founder and Director of AMPED4LIFE. Using his own life story as a background to his 55 minute presentation, Pat shared moving scenarios that helped students realize the devastating impacts  from drugs and alcohol. (see some images below) He finished his presentation with some wise words and a challenge to the students
 Your life is in your hands, make wise informed choices with the ONE life you have!
If you are concerned about a friend or family member using drugs, know that there is help available in the community

Thanks for your support!  
Nua Silipa
Guidance Counsellor
Our Students are taking up opportunities to develop their skill base over the school holidays: 
  • Watersafe Pool Attendance Programme
  • Dine Academy - Eden Park 
  • The Warehouse -Customer Service Red Shirts
  • Work Place First Aid
  • Site Safe Passport
  • Forklift
  • Computer Technician- Techtorium
There are many other opportunities available to our students over the course of the year. Please contact me if you would like your son to participate:

Email: or 021 774 977

Jacquie Brayshaw
Gateway & STAR Co-ordinator
"The world offers you comfort. But you were not made for comfort. You were made for greatness"  
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI



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