Growing Number of Tertiary Scholarships

20 December 2016


St Cuthbert’s students have scooped 69 tertiary scholarships to date, up on the 62 granted at this time last year. Well done girls on these fantastic results! For a full list of scholarships, please see below.


Name Scholarship
Antonia Young St Andrew’s All Round Merit Scholarship
Tiffany Goh St John’s Scholarship
Harriet Wren Massey Business Enterprise in Action Scholarship
Sehej Khurana AUT Vice Chancellor Significant Student Scholarship
Kenzie Lynas AUT Vice Chancellor Significant Student Scholarship
Georgia Danford AUT Vice Chancellor Significant Student Scholarship
Auckland University
Melissa Wang NIWA Auckland Science Fair Scholarship
Rhea Vara University of Auckland Junior Scientist Scholarship
Elsie Brown University of Auckland Pacific Academic Excellence
Dasha Shieff University of Auckland Top Scholar Achievement
Minerva Peters University of Auckland Faculty of Arts Scholarship
Tiffany Goh University of Auckland Top Scholar Achievement
Devon Lowyim University of Auckland Top Scholar Achievement
Gargi Bansal University of Auckland Top Scholar Achievement
Holly Butt University of Auckland Top Scholar Achievement
Min-Yao Chen University of Auckland Top Scholar Achievement
Georgia Couper University of Auckland Top Scholar Achievement
Claudia Ganda PwC Accelerate Scholarship
Gina Svenson Otago Academic Excellence
Antonia Young Otago Academic Excellence
Stella Clifford Otago Academic Excellence
Emma Holland Otago Leaders of Tomorrow
Elsie Brown Otago Maori and Pacific People’s Scholarship
Iunisi Ahoatu Otago Maori and Pacific People’s Scholarship
Maria McCoy Otago Leaders of Tomorrow
Maria McCoy Vice Chancellor’s Scholarship
Tiffany Goh Otago Academic Excellence
Samantha Moriarty Otago Academic Excellence
Devon Lowyim Otago Leaders of Tomorrow
Devon Lowyim Vice Chancellor’s Scholarship
Melissa Wang Otago Leaders of Tomorrow
Melissa Wang Vice Chancellor’s Scholarship
Anna Blair Otago Performance scholarship
Anna Blair Vice Chancellor’s Scholarship
Katie Sinisa Otago Maori and Pacific Peoples Scholarship
Olivia Salmon Vice Chancellor’s Scholarship
Jienwern Cook Otago Academic Excellence
Eleanor Herbert Vice Chancellor’s Scholarship
Claudia Ganda Vice Chancellor’s Scholarship
Minyao Chen Otago Leaders of Tomorrow
Minyao Chen Vice Chancellor’s Scholarship
Rosa Clark Otago Leaders of Tomorrow
Rosa Clark Vice Chancellor’s Scholarship
Grace Lowery Otago New Frontiers
Ella Currie Otago New Frontiers
Harriet Cory-Wright Otago New Frontiers
Sarah Baird Otago New Frontiers
Veronica Gregan Victoria Excellence
Elizabeth New Victoria Excellence
Isabelle Stewart Victoria Achievers
Julia Fraser Victoria Achievers
Ella Bryning Victoria Excellence
Georgia Callaghan Victoria Excellence
Megan Jury Victoria Excellence
Antonia Young Victoria Excellence
Gyllian Taei Victoria Achievers
Olivia Salmon Victoria Excellence
Lucy Caiger Victoria Excellence
Jienwern Cook Victoria Excellence
Stella Clifford Victoria Excellence
Claudia Ganda Victoria Excellence
Analeah Petaia Victoria Achievers
Georgia Clarke UC Emerging Leaders
Georgia Couper UC Emerging Leaders
Madeline Wilson University of Canterbury EnGenius Scholarship
Sara Beetham Go Canterbury Accommodation Scholarship
Georgia Robertshaw Massey University Vice Chancellor’s Scholarship
Jess-Veronica McDougall Massey University Vice Chancellor’s Scholarship
Ailsa Connolly Boston University

Kahunui Directors Scoop Another Award

30 September 2016

Kahunui directors John and Christine Furminger were presented with the Skills Active Supreme Award at the 2016 New Zealand Recreation Association Outdoor Awards on September 1. The award celebrates individuals who have demonstrated exceptional leadership in the outdoor recreation and education sector.


John and Christine were recognised for their environmental efforts and mentoring of young leaders as they have developed several outstanding outdoor education programmes throughout their forty year career.


NZRA Chief Executive Andrew Leslie said the pair have contributed a massive amount of personal time and effort into creating better environmental outcomes and ensuring people have the necessary skills and facilities to enjoy the outdoors.


“This in turn leads to stronger communities, safer outdoor experiences and happier, healthier people. It is only fitting that these people who have devoted their lives to making the world a better place receive some portion the recognition they deserve.”


John and Christine were nominated by Ray Hollingsworth, a senior Outdoor Education lecturer at Auckland University of Technology. Ray’s nomination letter praised a calm, inclusive, and wise leadership style, humbleness, and a drive to make the world a better place.


Congratulations to John and Christine on this significant achievement.




Mathex Success

16 September 2016

St Cuthbert’s teams have achieved excellent results in the recent Mathex competitions, winning first place in the Year 5, Year 6 and Year 7 divisions. Mathex is a challenging and fast-paced mathematics contest where teams compete against each other to answer questions as quickly as possible. Each competition has 20 questions worth 5 points each. The winner is the first team to reach 100 points, or the team with the highest score at the end of twenty minutes.


The Year 7 and 8 competition was held on Thursday 25 August at the ASB Stadium. There were over 60 teams competing in both year levels. The St Cuthbert’s Year 7 A team won the competition, reaching a perfect score of 100 more than six minutes before the end of the competition. When the clock stopped, they were still the only team with 100 on the scorecard. The Year 7 B team finished with an impressive 80 points on the board. The two Year 8 teams also achieved commendable results, with a score of 65 for the A team and 70 for the B team. No schools scored the perfect 100 in this division.


The Year 5 and 6 competition was held the following week on Thursday 8 September. There were 26 teams in both divisions. The Year 5 A team came in first place, reaching 100 points with 8 minutes to go. The next team to reach 100 took 19 minutes. Another victory was achieved by the Year 6 A team, who won their division by reaching 100 points with five and a half minutes to go. No other team scored 100 points. All of the B teams also finished high up the order, with the Year 6 team coming in joint third.


Congratulations girls on these outstanding achievements.



Outstanding Results at the NIWA Science Fair

16 September 2016

Five St Cuthbert’s girls have achieved incredible results at the 2016 NIWA Science and Technology Fair. This is an annual event which rewards excellence in scientific and technological investigations carried out by Year 7 to Year 13 students in Auckland.


Melissa Wang from Year 13 won the Premier Platinum Award for her study on kiwifruit acidity and how this relates to the softness of fruit as it ripens. Winning this award means she is now nominated for the Prime Minister’s Science Prize. Melissa also won a University of Auckland Junior Scientist Gold Award, a Powering Potential Award, and first place in her category. She will receive a $1000 scholarship to the University of Auckland.


Another one of our Year 13 girls, Rhea Vara, also won a University of Auckland Junior Scientist Gold Award and a Powering Potential Award. In addition, she placed third in her category and won a further Gold Award for the best exhibit involving optics.


Several Year 9 students also received prestigious awards. Zoe Robinson and Lola Cox won a Platinum Award, the NIWA Auckland Prize for the best exhibit in atmospheric and water services, as well as first place in their category. Their study compared marine reserve beaches to inner harbour unprotected zones. Harriet Cook won a Silver Award for the best material world application. Her study investigated how to get chlorine stains out of hair. She also received first prize in her category.


Congratulations to all our budding scientists.


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Support the College Through Annual Giving

2 August 2016


Every year the generosity of our community, through Annual Giving, allows us to enhance the experience of students here, to make their learning more personal and compelling.


It is thanks to the generosity of parents, Old Girls, grandparents, staff and friends that St Cuthbert’s students continue to flourish and we are able to provide our girls with an academic, cultural and sporting environment in which they can thrive.


Through the support of Annual Giving in 2016 the College will continue to ensure our students have the very best opportunities available through Kahunui, scholarships and revitalised outdoor spaces for our Epsom campus.


Every gift of any size is important. Your commitment to giving provides the sustainable base of support that allows us to make a difference every day.

To make a contribution please click here.


“Being awarded a St Cuthbert’s scholarship has been the most influential opportunity in my life thus far. This funding gave me access to superb facilities, teachers and support networks. I completely acknowledge my scholarship as being the primary pillar for the rest of my life. My scholarship meant I could achieve things I never thought I could achieve – and this confidence in my abilities will stay with me for the rest of my life.”

- Scholarship Student


“Kahunui is honestly one of the best experiences I have had and I am so grateful. There is not one person in my intake that hasn’t loved Kahunui, it has changed everyone for the best.”

- Kahunui Student