19 Mar 2024

News 2024

Zachary (Zac) Simon Lerner (9 December 2003 – 16 March 2024)

The College is in mourning at the sudden and tragic death of Zac Lerner at St Paul’s on 16 March 2024. Zac came to St Paul’s in 2022 from Auckland Grammar School where he had been a school prefect, played tennis at the highest level and been in the Big Band. He was in his third year of a commerce degree and had followed in the footsteps of his two older brothers to St Paul’s, Jacob (2018-20) and Ben (2020-21).

Zac was a much loved member of the College community. He was a respected leader and had significant roles organising Surreal Sounds and the College Formal as well as representing the College in Tennis and serving as that sport’s Convenor in 2023. Zac was gifted academically and was excelling in his studies. He was known for his selflessness and always being willing to do anything for his mates.

With a wonderful sense of humour and an infectious smile, Zac arrived at St Paul’s with an impressive afro. He quickly became a well-respected member of his cohort. When he wasn’t representing the College himself, he was a proud supporter of his fellow students in their endeavours. He was a very devoted member of the Boomaladbrokes club and enjoyed all that was involved in their activities.

Zac will be greatly missed in our College. We will continue to hold Zac’s mother, Rachel, and his brothers in our prayers along with his close friends and wider family.