In the community
Thursday, 28 February 2013 10:21
Relay for life is an important event for the students at ACG Senior College as it is an opportunity to support cancer research. The 32 students who took part split into three teams – the Pink Flamingos, White Wombats and the Purple Panthers. They gathered at the Millennium Stadium on the North Shore and from 4pm on Saturday to 10am on Sunday, the goal was to keep walking the track. Having a team made it easier as they all took turns and some did over 100 laps. Daniella Schoefisch-Rebstock ran 40 Kilometres to help the cause.
Monday, 27 August 2012 09:58
ACG Strathallan pre-school students are collecting stationery. But it's not for a school project or to write on. It's to send to other little (and bigger) people just like them, half a world away.
Ann Bennett, ACG Strathallan preschool teacher, has just returned from a mountain biking tour of Tanzania. After staying one night in a local school's grounds she realised that students here can help in a big way just by sending everyday school items to their Tanzanian counterparts.
Kamwanga School in Tanzania is a collection of three buildings, each with two classrooms. There are over 700 pupils and only 8 teachers (in one class there are 135 pupils). This part of the country does not have power, so there are no lights in these dark, crowded rooms.
Friday, 24 February 2012 09:09
Jordan Jeffcoat, Year 13 student and Media Liaison Representative on the Student Council Executive Committee, recounts the Council's Relay for Life weekend.
From the 18th to the 19th of February, the Strathallan Senior Council took on the challenge of the Cancer Society's annual Relay for Life. The event was to be held at Mt Smart Stadium, and with the sun blazing in a cloudless sky it was sure to be a spectacular experience.
After the arduous task of assembling the ACG tent, "Toga Time" began. Council members composed togas of varying quality (and length) as other teams looked on, clearly impressed with our efforts. Our impeccable fashion sense did not go unnoticed, as we earned the "Best Dressed Team" award at the end of the event.
Wednesday, 16 November 2011 08:43
On the 3rd and 4th November a collection was taken to help support ACG International School Jakarta with their fundraising campaign for the children of Watambune in Sulawesi, Indonesia. Students were shown a brief presentation about the project to help rebuild the village school and invited to be part of the effort to 'make a difference'.
Wednesday, 28 September 2011 09:05
Budding filmmakers Georgina Niu, Nina Jeffs and Cherry Chu are delighted to have successfully screened their second short-film Wangle recently in a private screening to friends and family at Georgina's and Nina's school, ACG Parnell College.
Tuesday, 23 August 2011 11:27
ACG was a sponsor of the 2011 Taiwan Cultural & Traditional Games Festival at the Aotea Square on 18th and 19th August.
Photo) Mingjie Tang and Tarsha Waterhouse at ACG booth
Monday, 07 March 2011 11:14
The February 22nd Christchurch earthquake was an almost unimaginable disaster that truly shocked the whole nation. Keen to help, ACG schools swung into action organising a variety of fundraising activities. To date, ACG schools have raised over $15,000 and there are also various other ongoing and planned fundraising activities.