Brave themes prominent at Visual Art exhibition
Hard-hitting themes like social and cultural isolation, environmental pollution, the ‘bruising’ of Maori culture, beauty, plastic surgery and the status of women through history featured in this year’s ACG Senior College International Baccalaureate Visual Arts public exhibition, held in the library at the end of term one.
International Baccalaureate meets Māori culture
It may be the first time Māori culture meets the International Baccalaureate (IB), but for S’bree Barnes in Year 13 at ACG Senior College it was a natural choice to incorporate her culture into the curriculum.
New ACG Parnell College, Senior Campus
ACG Parnell College, will undergo expansion to include a third campus in time for the 2019 school year. The new ACG Parnell College, Senior Campus will bring together two of New Zealand’s highest academically-performing schools
- 11 • 04 • 2018
- Student Stories
Leader, international student, writer, tree planter: meet Sean Park
Hailing from South Korea, Gyungsoo (Sean) Park, 19, is our student leader responsible for media. This month he spearheaded a volunteer tree planting event on Motuihe Island. It was not only a stand against global warming but also an opportunity to unite students from all areas of the school.
Meet Chloe Lee, student leader
Hyewon (Chloe) Lee is in Year 13. She’s an international student who’s joined us from her home country of Korea and is studying towards her International Baccalaureate Diploma. As student leader responsible for the school’s cultural portfolio, Chloe is aiming bridge the gap between international and domestic students.
ARA Lodge Annual Art Award recipient
Prudence Bowman was the ACG Senior College recipient at the ARA Lodge Annual Art Awards 2018 held recently at the Masonic Lodge.
The best classroom in the world
Our Year 11 diploma students visited the Auckland City Art Gallery recently as part of the school’s art programme.
Cambridge results are out!
Cambridge results have been released showing excellent academic performances across the board for ACG Senior College students.
Art teacher celebrates 15 years at school
Art teacher Debbie McLachlan has just celebrated her 15-year work anniversary at ACG Senior College.
Happy ten year work anniversary to these fantastic teachers
Sociology teacher Justin Peters and Deputy Principal Jordan Eskra recently celebrated their ten year anniversary of working at ACG Senior College.
Miles Harford: Principal’s Award winner 2017
Student leader Miles Harford, 18, won the Principal’s Award for top academic performance at this year’s prize giving. He tells us what’s next on the cards
New initiative sees leadership open to all year levels
Year 11 students were invited to apply for leadership positions for the first time this year and staff were overwhelmed by the calibre and quantity of applicants.
Meet our new head leaders
Congratulations to Alison Thornton, Year 12, and Dom Estall, Year 11, who have been selected as ACG Senior College’s co head leaders for 2018.
“Be an ambassador for the world you want to live in”: Year 13 prize giving
Our recent Year 13 prize giving was a fantastic celebration of our students’ hard-work and achievements throughout their time with us.
Spotlight on staff: Dave Meur
Our Head of Science Dave Meur is a Swedish-speaking biology teacher who was one of the first wave of students to major in ecology at university in Dundee.
IB teachers upskill in Jakarta
Four teachers from ACG Senior College attended an International Baccalaureate (IB) training workshop in Jakarta over the holidays – an opportunity to upskill, network and stay at the forefront of delivering the internationally recognised course.
Students take out top art awards
It was a clean sweep for ACG Senior College art students it the 31st Art & Sculpture Awards Exhibition at the Corban Estate Arts Centre in Henderson.
Art Club’s inaugural smartphone photography competition
ACG Senior College Art Club has held its inaugural smartphone photography competition, raising money for Lifeline.
Cooking gets creative thanks to youth workers
Students at ACG Senior College are getting creative thanks to a Cooking Club run by two youth workers from 24/7 YouthWork.
- 06 • 09 • 2017
- Student Success
Three students in row selected for Global Development Tour
Head student leader Lara Cable has been selected to participate in UN Youth’s Global Development Tour in January 2018, a dream she has held since she started at the school.