Paraparaumu College featured for the third year in a row at the national Top Scholar Awards which were held at Parliament on Wednesday 3rd May, with Beli Harvey-Broad being recognised as New Zealand’s top Physical Education student for 2016. The ceremony was hosted by the new Minister of Education, Nikki Kaye.
Beli’s award was one of the many achievement highlights from our graduating students in 2016. Paraparaumu College students gained a total of 35 scholarship awards; the best result in the College’s history and among the very best in the Wellington region. Five of these awards were at ‘Outstanding’ level. Scholarships are reserved for the top 3 percent of Year 13 students across New Zealand in each subject area with ‘Outstanding’ scholarships awarded to the top 0.3 percent of Year 13 students. Paraparaumu College’s 2016 Dux, Connor Monk, gained seven Scholarship awards in History, English, Economics, Statistics, Chemistry (Outstanding), Music and Geography and was named among New Zealand’s “Outstanding Scholars”, with Stefan Przychodzko and Ozzman Symes-Hull each gaining 4 scholarship awards each.