Powerful stories of achievements serve as inspiration for today’s generations to go even further and beyond.

We’ll celebrate our Old Collegians below so that the students of today can stand on the shoulders of giants.


Jerome Kaino

All Black

August 2015 
Since he finished at the College in 2001, Jerome has become one of the world’s best rugby players, starring for Auckland, the Blues, and the All Blacks. The 2011 World Cup winner chose to stage the launch of his book at the College as a tribute to where his path to being an All Black great began.

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Grant Dalton

Emirates Team New Zealand Managing Director

November 2015
When Old Collegian, Grant Dalton attended a Boys’ School Leavers’ Dinner a few years back, he told the graduating Year 8 boys that 
‘there isn’t a lot of difference between dreaming and goal setting; be resilient when you dream, set a goal that is believable and if you earnestly work towards it, your dream will eventually be achievable...’

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Steven Carden

CEO - Landcorp

November 2015
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.

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Letitia Puni

World Vision Youth Ambassador

October 2015
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. 

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Joe Spooner

ORACLE Team USA Grinder

October 2015
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.

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Gordon Tan

Managing Director - Valedus Group

October 2015
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.

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Tavake Fusimalohi 

Success in Japan

November 2015
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.

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Jessica-Anne Noble 

Voluntary Service at the Elephant Sanctuary

November 2015
Just outside the city of Chiang Mai in Northern Thailand, surrounded by mountains covered in native rainforest, sits an elephant oasis. It is a refuge for domestic Asian elephants that have been rescued from abusive employment in the tourism industry.

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Manase Latu

Creative New Zealand Arts Pasifika Award

February 2016
Old Collegian Manase Latu was surprised and thrilled to hear he had been awarded a 2015 Creative New Zealand Arts Pasifika Award in recognition of his outstanding contribution to Pacific arts. A talented tenor, Manase received the 2015 Iosefa Enari Memorial Award. Named after the late Samoan opera singer who was at the forefront of Pacific opera, the $4,000 award recognises exceptional Pacific singers from classical genres.

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Rory Nolan

Leading role in Phantom of the Opera

February 2016
Rory was no stranger to the stage during his time at College, an interest he has continued since graduating. Since returning to New Zealand earlier this year after 8 months living in the Netherlands, he is currently juggling his acting commitments whilst working as a lawyer at the commercial law firm Bell Gully. 

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Alice Boyd

New Zealand Fencing Team

February 2016
Alice Boyd represented the College in fencing for seven years, and captained the squad for three of those, becoming the first girl to hold that position. She won the Auckland secondary school and U20 titles in her final two years and represented New Zealand at age group level. Here she reports on her experience as part of the 90-strong NZ team at the World University Games.

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Albert Yen

Dentristry success

February 2016
Since graduating from the College in 2004, Dr Albert Yen has made rapid progress in his dentistry career. Albert started at Saint Kentigern in Year 9 and went on to excel in the academic and sporting fields.

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Andrew Marck

New Zealand Diamondblacks

February 2016
Andrew Marck graduated from the College in 2009 and has gone on to achieve success in his chosen sport of baseball as well as in business. Andrew had already represented the New Zealand Men’s Baseball Team while at the College and has been a pivotal member ever since, as a starting pitcher.

His baseball talent has taken him around the world, to play in Canada, the USA, Australia and in the World Baseball Classic in Taipei. He has won a number of New Zealand club championships with the Howick Pakuranga Hawks and been named most valuable player of the tournament. 

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Sarah Neill

Outstanding Achievement in Design Award

February 2016
After finishing at the College in 2006, Sarah went on to study a Bachelor of Engineering honours degree at the University of Auckland, majoring in Civil and Environmental Engineering. During her studies, she was lucky enough to undertake her work experience for Fletcher Construction, where she worked on the Eastport Golden Bay Cement buildings project in Quay Street, as well as the Victoria Park Tunnel project. She found this experience invaluable in providing her with a good basis of construction knowledge and general building site practice.

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Lloyd David

Professional Actor

April 2016
The 2014 Deputy Head Boy, Lloyd David excelled on the stage during his time at the College, with lead roles in The Crucible, Blood Brothers and Othello. Since his graduation, he has followed his passion for acting, working with professional group Massive Theatre Company.

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Tai and Tasesa Lavea

Professional Rugby Coaches

June 2018
Former 1st XV Head Coach, Tai Lavea has stepped down and his identical twin brother, Tasesa, has taken up the coaching role! Tai and Tasesa are both proud Old Collegians.

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Etene Nanai-Seturo 

Commonwealth Gold Medallist 

June 2018
Having graduated from College only last year, young rugby sensation, Etene Nanai-Seturo, has certainly made an early mark in the world of professional rugby. The subject of a cross-code dispute between New Zealand Rugby and the New Zealand Warriors, he eventually signed with New Zealand Rugby after being released from his contract with the Warriors. 

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Jordan Hunter

Commonwealth Games Bronze Medllist 

June 2018
Tall Fern, Jordan Hunter, won a team bronze medal with the New Zealand Women’s Basketball team at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

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Jamie France

Mechanical Design Engineer

June 2018
Jamie completed a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) and is now working for the Rocket Lab. 

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James Wenley

‘Dr Drama’

June 2018
Dr Wenley graduated from Saint Kentigern as the joint College Dux in 2006. He is a Professional Teaching Fellow in English, Drama & Writing Studies and has completed a PhD at The University of Auckland. James hopes to make a significant contribution to the understanding of New Zealand theatre.

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Shae Lightwood-Morris 

Quantity Surveyor

June 2018
Shae completed a Bachelor of Construction, majoring in Quantity Surveying at Massey University, a three-year degree course incorporating construction, general commerce and business management aspects to Quantity Surveying.

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Yi (Terri) Pu


June 2018
Terri graduated from the College on 2009 and holds a Bachelor of Dental Service from The University of Queensland. He is currently the Principal Dentist in Australia Dental Burpengary and his main goal is to help promote and improve the oral health of people within the community.

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Crystal Sun

World Sailing Title 

June 2018
Recent Old Collegian, Crystal Sun proved herself to be a strong sailor during her College years. She and her sailing partner, Olivia Hobbs, were selected for the New Zealand Sailing Foundation Youth Team to compete in the women's skiff class (29er) at the Youth World Championships in Sanya, China in December.

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Brian Rensford

Christian Missionary

June 2018
For the past 35 years his church has supported a ministry called ‘Lifeline Ministries Southern Africa’ and he has visited mainly Zimbabwe and Mozambique on 27 extended trips – teaching, training, pastoring leaders.

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James Fouche

Competitive Cyclist

June 2018
A love of the speed of cycling channelled his energy in that direction in Year 9. Multiple success followed during the next five years while at the College, including competing in the UCI World Championship in Richmond, Virginia.

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Sam Rich

Professional Percussionist

June 2019
After graduating from Saint Kentigern College in 2012, Sam decided to pursue his Bachelor of Music in Percussion Performance at Auckland University. He’s performed with the Auckland Philharmonia and was accepted into the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. In March 2019 he returned to New Zealand for a trial with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra.

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