St Peter’s is one of New Zealand’s leading Independent, Anglican, co-educational, day and boarding secondary schools for Years 7 to 13 students. The ethos of the School is based on providing a holistic education for the whole person -body, mind and spirit.

Our campus caters for approximately 1050 day and boarding students, on 100 acres of park-like grounds near Cambridge, a short drive from Hamilton City.

St Peter’s offers students a level of education that provides them with the skills and confidence to continue learning at a higher level. Our focus is on developing compassionate, lifelong learners who will succeed in a global community. Systems and structures are designed to support academic excellence, pastoral care, spiritual growth, sporting and cultural participation and high achievement.

The St Peter’s way is centered on Christian values and a holistic education based on respect for each person. The positive support of teachers, parents and the school body ensures that students here prosper in body, mind and spirit.

St Peter’s take great pride in their success in the sporting arena, in both specialist and mainstream sport. With worldclass facilities at the school, as well as on their doorstep in the sporting hub of Cambridge, St Peter’s students have every opportunity to excel in their chosen sport. The school has produced many talented rugby players over the years, and despite being a relatively small, co-ed school, students are very well represented in Waikato age-group teams. 2014 graduate Sam Caird played for the New Zealand Under 20s, and he and 2015 graduate Ryan Coxon have both played for the New Zealand Barbarians, are both members of the Chiefs Under 20s programme and New Zealand Under 20s side. Recent graduate Laglan McWhannell has also made great progress after making the New Zealand Schools side in 2016.

We are very excited about our fifth year in the CNI Rugby competition. This is a competition we particularly enjoy, competing against schools with similar values and standards. 2016 will see a team mixed with youth and experience. We have a number of young players coming through the ranks who bring enthusiasm and energy, who will be ably lead by Kaea Hongara, alongside promising senior forwards Patrick Lui, Ollie Norris and James Thompson.

While rugby has always been highly valued in the school, 2017 has seen major growth in rugby with junior rugby academies being implemented, designed to develop the skill and depth in rugby across the school. Positive changes are apparent in the rugby programme at both junior and senior levels, with a strong senior squad and junior numbers looking very promising for the future.

Sean Hohneck 1st XV Head Coach

Sean is a recently retired professional rugby player with New Zealand playing experience for New Zealand Maori, Chiefs and Waikato. Overseas he played for Bristol and Leeds in the Premiership and Heineken Cup. In his third year with St Peters 1st XV, Sean has also coached premier club side Fraser Tech, and currently works as resource coach for the Waikato Mitre 10 cup side.

Andrew Douglas 1st XV Assistant Coach

Back for more in 2016 Andrew has been central to St Peter’s rugby for the best part of a decade. He has coached at St Peter’s for 9 years and been involved with Waikato Rugby teams and New Zealand Schools teams in the past.

1st XV Squad 2018

2017 - 3rd place Co-ed Nationals 2017 - Final of CNI Competition * 2013 – Waikato Sec Schools 7’s Champions; Condor 7’s Waikato Representatives * 2012 – Toured England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales * 2009 – Toured Chile and Argentina * 2007 – Toured Italy and France

  • All Blacks – Keith Lowen (2004)
  • NZ 7’s – Rory Grice (2011), Kendrick Lynn (2008)
  • NZ Schools’ teams – Joshua Davey (2011), Hikairo Forbes (2004)
  • NZ Schools' team - Laglan McWhannel (2016)
  • NZ Under 19 squad – Armyn Sanders (World Championships 2006)
  • NZ Under 20 squad – Rory Grice (World Cup 2011), Sam Caird (2016
  • NZ Under 17 squad – Wharenui Hawera (2010)
  • Super rugby - ACT Brumbies - Wharenui Hawera (2017)

Private Bag 884
1716 Cambridge Road
State Highway 1
Cambridge 3450

+64 7 827 9899
+64 7 827 9812

MIC Rugby
Jordan Farrington

1st XV Coach
Sean Hohneck

1st XV Manager
Mitch Maclarn
021 109 2193


Won 25-10v Wesley College
Won 30-8v Wanganui Collegiate School
Won 39-12v Lindisfarne College
Lost 21-38v Francis Douglas Memorial College
Won 21-19v Feilding High School
Won 43-7v St John’s College
Lost 10-28v St Paul’s Collegiate School
Won 77-5v Te Aute College
Won 52-6v Rathkeale College
Lost 7-13v Wesley College (S/F)


Won 35-12v Rathkeale College
Drew 12-12v Wesley College
Won 38-15v Lindisfarne College
Lost 13-19v St Paul’s Collegiate School
Won 31-22v Francis Douglas Memorial College
Won 17-12v Feilding High School
Won 17-16v Wanganui Collegiate School
Won 41-20v St John’s College
Lost 16-30v St Paul’s Collegiate School (Final)


Won 44-5v St John’s College
Lost 13-50v Feilding High School
Lost 5-42v Lindisfarne College
Lost 20-23v Francis Douglas Memorial College
Lost 0-28v St Paul’s Collegiate School
Won 31-12v Rathkeale College
Won 13-10v Wanganui Collegiate School


Won 18-3v Lindisfarne College
Lost 11-20v Feilding High School
Won 34-13v St John’s College
Lost 12-16v St Paul’s Collegiate School
Won 29-12v Francis Douglas Memorial College
Won 34-33v Wanganui Collegiate School