At Pinehurst, we are extremely proud of each and every one of our alumni and their ongoing achievements. We welcome news of past students’ successes and adventures and actively encourage them to continue sharing their journey with the school. Our Alumni remain avid supporters and advocates of the school with many participating in our annual alumni reunions.


Tihana Spisic

Tihana-Spisic.jpgAfter leaving Pinehurst Tihana was accepted into Auckland University Business School majoring in Marketing & Management in 2005. Moving to AUT in 2007 she became a B+/-A average student achieving a 100% grade in Strategic Brand Management.

In her last semester she was accepted into an exchange Management course in Denmark at the Copenhagen Business School, receiving and winning a number of scholarships toward her travels.

Her ambitious nature saw her extend her travels, taking up an internship in south Germany for 3 months followed by another internship as a Marketing Assistant in Duesseldorf where she now lives.

Future wise, she is looking to secure yet another internship and hopes to start her Masters in Economics and Business Administration to kick start a long career in Marketing - 'Branding the World'.

Rick Parry

Rick ParryMany will remember Rick Parry as Pinehurst Head Boy around 5 years ago, now you’ll recognise his name as it regularly appears across sports news as an outstanding New Zealand Ice Blacks ice hockey player.

After leaving Pinehurst, Rick went to Canada in 2006, the ice hockey capital of the world, to gain more experience on the ice, improving his game to a new level.

Goaltenders remain on the ice for the entire game and are under continual pressure with pucks flying up to100km/h. This has never jolted Rick’s confidence as he remains top in his field having recently been awarded Sportsperson of the Year at the annual Otago University Students Association Blues Awards. Congratulations Rick!

Alistair Patterson

Alistair PattersonAlistair Patterson was Head Boy of Pinehurst in 2004 and is currently completing his Masters Degree at Massey University. At Pinehurst in 2003, Alistair came first in New Zealand in IGCSE Design Technology and has successfully continued to follow his passion for design.

During his time at Pinehurst, Alistair completed the two-year A’ level Design Technology and went on to study at Massey University, completing a Bachelor of Design (Product Design) and graduating in 2009 with First Class honours. Alistair’s final year thesis was the design of a bio-degradable water bottle (the Bio Bottle) that can also be used as a Planter. This was one of the feature products at the Design Exposure 2009 exhibition.

Pinehurst Alumni University Graduates

Pinehurst School would like to congratulate the following Pinehurst Alumni who have recently graduated and obtained their University degrees.

  • Alexander King: BA Philosophy – Otago University
  • Richard Parry: BCom Marketing Management – Otago University
  • Amy Tolson: BA Film & Media Studies / BCom Marketing Management – Otago University
  • Stephanie Bartrom: BVSc  - Massey University
  • Travers Biddle: BEng (Hon) Mechatronics – Massey University
  • Kerry-Lee Dewing: BBS Management – Massey University
  • Alex Huffadine B Design (Hon) Industrial Design – Massey University
  • Elliot Paice: BBS Accoutancy and Finance – Massey University
  • Hamish Tennent B Design (Hon) Industrial Design – Massey University
  • Marcel Tracey: BBS Finance and Management – Massey University 

We warmly welcome news from our past students. For further information please contact us at  We encourage you to visit and join the Pinehurst Alumni Facebook Page

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