ACG Group News
ACG publishes a high quality magazine detailing the happenings around the world of the ACG Group (All 10 ACG schools in New Zealand, Vietnam and Indonesia. This is published 3 times per year and the latest News@ACG copy can be found here.
Two world-class international secondary qualifications to be offered at ACG Senior CollegeWednesday, 17 April 2013 11:06
ACG Senior College is soon to become New Zealand’s only school offering both the Cambridge International Examinations and the International Baccalaureate programmes at a senior school level.
ACG Senior College has offered Cambridge International Examinations for many years and has excelled in its delivery being one of the top Cambridge schools in New Zealand. And, starting in May this year ACG Senior College will become a candidate school for the IB Diploma (IBDP).
“In July we will launch a preparatory programme for the IBDP, which students do for a year before the Diploma course commences in 2014. The IBDP is internationally-recognised and is a springboard for further study in the northern hemisphere,” says Kathy Parker, Principal, ACG Senior College. To this end the IB course will actually run on a northern hemisphere term, to make it easier for those transitioning to an overseas university. This programme, runs on the northern hemisphere year and offers a great opportunity for students to apply for some of the top universities in the UK, Asia and the United States.
Independent Schools Association Excellence in Teaching AwardMonday, 15 April 2013 10:24
We are delighted to announce that Senior College Music Teacher Nick Duirs has been awarded the Independent Schools Association Excellence in Teaching Award within the classroom and beyond. Great news for Nick and for Senior College.
Nick Duirs joined ACG Senior College in 2005 as a teacher of both Music and Geography. He has exclusively taught Music and was recently appointed as Faculty Coordinator for the Arts.
Nick commenced his teaching career in 1996 and has gained a great deal of experience working with exceptional colleagues and students in schools in Auckland, the Waikato and in Harrow, North London. His musical career has encompassed education, performance and musical direction across a broad range of musical styles and contexts.
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New Executive Principal for AIS Vietnam – a member of Academic Colleges GroupMonday, 08 April 2013 11:17
ACG is pleased to announce that Mr Clive Keevil will be the new Executive Principal of Australian International School (AIS) Vietnam.
Clive Keevil is an Australian citizen born and educated in the UK. He has a Master of Education in Curriculum Design and Educational Management and will shortly receive his PhD in Equal Access in Educational Choice.
Clive Keevil has held a number of senior leadership positions in education. These include managing schools in the role of principal as well as managing groups of schools in a senior executive role. Currently, Clive Keevil is the Principal of GEMS Bolitho School in the UK. Prior to this, he was Director of Operations and Strategy for GEMS Education, an international education company that owns and operates a large number of private schools throughout the world. Clive Keevil has also held Principal positions in private schools in Australia and was the Head of Secondary at an international school in Malaysia.
We congratulate Clive on his appointment and look forward to welcoming him to AIS Vietnam on 1 August 2013.
iPads at ACG City CampusThursday, 28 March 2013 12:00
Over the past 18 months, ACG City Campus has been trialling the use of iPads with a number of students in different classes within the campus. After careful consideration, it has been decided that students joining The University of Auckland Certificate in Foundation Studies and The AUT Certificate in Foundation Studies will be given the use of an iPad for the duration of their course. Plans are also underway for a limited release in ACG English School.
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