ACG English School News
ACG English School Museum VisitMonday, 21 July 2014 11:53
(ACG English School Auckland Museum trip)
During April, the English School, accompanied by their teachers, left on foot for the museum via the Auckland Domain. It was a fine, clear morning and a pleasant walk. Arriving at the museum, classes assembled in their core classes and then followed a planned tour of the museum with their worksheets. The students looked at a range of exhibits, but they paid special attention to the war memorial galleries and the Anzac stories and exhibits. They had, previously, undertaken some research on the history and significance of Anzac Day, including the viewing of the New Zealand produced film, “Home by Christmas”. The visit also proved to be beneficial for the students in terms of vocabulary development and extending their knowledge of Aotearoa/New Zealand.
Before returning to the Campus, students and teachers concluded their trip by gathering for lunch in the Domain where they could relax and talk about their Museum experience, while looking at the expansive spread of Auckland and the beautiful waters of the Waitemata.
A fest of speeches, music, dance and awardsWednesday, 16 July 2014 10:56
In June, 130 graduands celebrated their completion of The University of Auckland Certificate in Foundation Studies at the Crowne Plaza Hotel together with their ACG City Campus teachers, senior management, the ACG Board member Mr Danny Chan, and The University of Auckland representatives, Ms Elizabeth Lee-Finkelstein and Ms Chris Berry.
ACG AlumniWednesday, 04 June 2014 14:44
Zilong Ning (Asher) is currently studying at The University of Auckland toward a Bachelor of Science majoring in nutrition. On completing his degree, Asher plans to focus on changing the eating habits of young children, “many of who”, he says, “are facing obesity problems”.
Asher is enjoying university, and finds that he must manage his time well and be very self-motivated. “With the exception of the laboratory work,” he said, “there is no one to check on my attendance. There is more opportunity for me to communicate with Kiwi students at university so my English is improving, and there are many clubs. I now play a lot of sport, which I love.”
Asher has kindly agreed to video The University of Auckland Certificate in Foundation Studies graduation ceremony at the Crowne Plaza on June 5.
International Student AmbassadorsFriday, 16 May 2014 13:03
The International Student Ambassador (ISA) Group works together with the New Zealand Police and meet monthly at the Auckland Police Headquarters. They are a group of young people whose role is to show leadership, share and distribute information with their fellow students and schools, report updates of their actions and feedback from students and schools, including the reporting of crime, and to attend the monthly ISA meeting with the police to keep up to date with current crime trends.
ACG City Campus has six students involved. They are Yee Shen Siow from ACG English School, Sunny (Bu, Xueying), John (Tay, Saik Liang) and Blair (Chen, Tianshu) from the University of Auckland Foundation Studies Programme, Jess (Ho, Ngai Man) and Yue Li from the AUT University Foundation Studies programme.