Where are they now?
The Old Collegians Association has long encouraged Saint Kentigern students from each of the campuses to stay in touch long after they have graduated. The Association provides a forum for fellowship - an opportunity to reconnect with friends from school days, along with past and current teaching staff. We encourage these connections as the networks that develop can be hugely beneficial.
There is always great interest from former school friends and teachers to hear how our graduates have progressed after leaving school and to read of their latest endeavours. Many go on to make their mark in society and their stories make great reading. These stories are also valuable for our current students as it gives them great insight as to where their studies could take them.
We encourage you to contact us with your stories for others to read, both for publication here online and in PIPER, and to add to the archives as part of the recorded history of Saint Kentigern.
If you have a story to tell, write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
I look forward to continuing to strengthen the ties.
World Vision Youth Ambassador
In her final year at College, Letitia Puni was selected as a Youth Ambassador for World Vision. Earlier this year, she travelled to Malawi to see the work that World Vision undertakes – it’s all about a ‘hand up not a handout. Read more about Letitia's trip here..
Erich Lee and Matt Ellwood
Old Collegians Unite to Take On Social Media Giants: Scrollr.co has taken off like no one expected. Within 14 days of launching to the public, the ‘horizontal scrolling, content-based social network’ had cracked 25,000 page views, 500 members and landed on the front page of the New Zealand Herald...read more about Erich and Matt.
NZ Tiger Turf U18 Men's Hockey Team
Sam Jimmieson was a stalwart of the Premier Boys’ Hockey team during his time at the College. He has gone on to pursue his dreams of National representation. He reports on his recent tour to Australia with the New Zealand..read more about Sam.
Service In Senegal
When I finished College at the end of 2011, I was certain of the fact that I wanted to take a gap year, I just had to find something to do in that year to fill it. I considered loads of places but as I have never been to Africa I thought why not? How different can it be? I clearly had no idea what I was in for!...read more about Katy.
2001 - 2010
New Zealand U21 Netball Team.
Kirsten Hurley has been named in the New Zealand U21 Netball Team. Kirsten was named as College Dux Ludorum in 2010, her final year at Saint Kentigern. She was a talented sportswoman who excelled in many areas but concentrated on developing her netball skills....read more about Kirsten.
Tim Jennings and Jing Seth
Old Collegians Unite to Take On Social Media Giants: Scrollr.co has taken off like no one expected. Within 14 days of launching to the public, the ‘horizontal scrolling, content-based social network’ had cracked 25,000 page views, 500 members and landed on the front page of the New Zealand Herald..read more about Tim and Jing.
Project Manager - Xigo
Morgan Wardrop was Head Boy in 2005, the first year there was also a Head Girl (Jesse Jarvie nee Emerson). He is also a current member of the Old Collegians Committee. Since leaving the College and completing his BSc at Auckland University Morgan has...read more about Morgan.
Returning to the No 2 field last term was Old Collegian and Melbourne Storm winger, Matt Duffie when he and his fellow rugby league players paid a training visit to the College. The Storm were the second Australian side to train at our sports facilities that week after Sydney based Canterbury...read more about Matt
Tavake Fusimalohi entered Saint Kentigern College in 2006 and graduated in 2008. He made his mark during his time at the College as both a stalwart of the 1st XV rugby team and for his leadership at Bruce House, providing a good role model for the younger boarders. He was also a diligent student who applied himself to the best....read more about Tavake
Craig and Shane Smith
Co-founders of Language Perfect
The brothers are co-founders of Language Perfect, an online language resource to help students learn foreign languages, and together have built an international company with an award winning learning platform. Perseverance was the key to success they said...read more about Craig and Shane.
Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2013
Former student Stacey Kenny, 22, is feeling ‘pretty happy’ after winning the top Luminary award at this year’s Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2013 in Singapore. The product competition honours the best innovative designs from across the globe...read more about Stacey.
William, 26, attended the College from 1999 to 2005 along with his twin brother Andrew, before completing a Bachelor of Commerce the University of Auckland where he majored in Finance and Economics. Through his College years, William was a keen sportsman and had a promising...read more about William.
1991 - 2000
Managing Director - Valedus Group
After leaving Saint Kentigern College in 1999 at the end of Form 6 (Year 12), Gordon travelled to Australia with his family where he completed his final year of school in Brisbane, graduating with an OP1. After college, Gordon says he was lucky enough..read more about Gordon
CEO - Landcorp
In August 2013, former student, Steven Carden took up the position as the new Chief Executive of Landcorp. The state owned company is the country's largest farming body, owning or leasing 137 farms and generating a revenue of $250 million..read more about Steven.
ORACLE Team USA Grinder
Former student of both the Boys’ School and the College, Joe has been involved in sailing since a young age. One of his earliest memories is sailing Optimist dinghies off Kohimarama Beach and by the age of nine or ten he was racing comppetitively and has not stopped since...read more about Joe.
1981 - 1990
Founder - Digital Island
Stuart founded telecommunications business Digital Island in 2004 along with Old Collegians Blair Stuart and Glen Larsen, who collectively operate as the three company Directors. Their rapidly expanding company has been recognised for its excellence...read more about Stuart.
Former student of both the Boys’ School and the College, John has fond memories of his time at Saint Kentigern. Growing up in Westmere, today he still lives in the area with his young family. Swimming was a big part of John’s school memories, and during 1989 (his last year of College), he qualified for the Commonwealth Games....read more about John
Dr Kevin Morris
Director of Learning and Teaching - University of Auckland
Old Collegian Dr Kevin Morris, the Director of Learning and Teaching at the University of Auckland, attended the College from 1981 to 1985. It was a time of change, he says, including the transition of Headmasters from Dr Adam MacFarlan to Mr Nigel Toy during his Year 11...read more about Kevin.
1971 - 1980
Emirates Team New Zealand Managing Director
In 2003, Dalton was called in to restructure Team New Zealand after its loss of the America’s Cup to the Swiss team, Alinghi. His mission: to rebuild and revitalise the team and mount a credible challenge for the 2007 America’s Cup. The team came close to victory in Valencia in 2007, winning the Louis Vuitton Cup...read more about Grant.
1961 - 1970
Dairy Farm Owner
Mr Murray Shaw is an Old Collegian and past President of the Old Collegians whose own children also attended the College. For over 20 years he has kindly welcomed the College Year 11 Geography students to his dairy farm, Bella Vista, in Karaka. As a dairy farmer with almost 500 head of cattle, he is a busy man, but he takes time out of his schedule each year to talk...Read more about Murray.