ACG English School News
Hello GrandmaFriday, 17 May 2013 17:01
The Principal, Mr Haines, was walking around the City Campus when he noticed Supasuta using her iPad to contact her grandmother on Skype during a free period. Being able to talk with her Grandma and see her face is a great comfort to both the student and family. Grandma’s face says it all! Supasuta joined the English School at the start of 2013 and recently promoted to ACG Norton College for Extended Foundation.
Tiritiri Matangi Island tripFriday, 19 April 2013 09:52
On Saturday 30 March eleven students from ACG City Campus went to visit the open sanctuary on Tiritiri Matangi Island with Mr Hodges. After several last minute lunch purchases from Subway and a relatively calm one hour ferry ride from Auckland, they arrived on the Island and headed north for a guided tour. Scenery was spectacular but the birds seem to be keeping the same morning hours as most of our students and sightings were sparse until near the northern end of the main track they encountered a family of Takahe at close quarters (7th most endangered bird in the world).
Visit to the Maritime MuseumTuesday, 09 April 2013 15:16
ACG English School undertook an excursion to the Maritime Museum on Wednesday, 27 February.
The purpose of the excursion was to provide international students the opportunity to learn about New Zealand’s Maritime history and see exhibits of various types of boats used for migration, trade, travel, sports or pleasure.
The students gained knowledge of New Zealand’s maritime history, including information about the migration of Maori to New Zealand, the early Pacific explorers, the whaling stations and maritime sports. The students learned about New Zealand’s success in yachting, and in particular, about Sir Peter Blake, New Zealand’s yachting legend. Sir Peter not only contributed to New Zealand’s success in winning the America’s Cup two times but his legacy, The Sir Peter Blake Trust, was established in 2003 to encourage environmental awareness and action, and leadership development.
Visit by the Chinese ConsulateWednesday, 03 April 2013 11:00
Mr Hu, the Consul for the Consulate General of the P.R. of China in Auckland visited ACG City Campus on Tuesday 12 March. First, Mr Hu was provided a guided tour of the Campus by Mr Haines.
After the tour, Mr Hu spoke to a group of students from the University of Auckland and AUT foundations programmes and English School about the benefits and challenges of studying away from home.
Alumni Morning TeaWednesday, 03 April 2013 09:22
Welcoming old students!
At a morning tea on March 14, four Alumni received a warm welcome back into the fold from the Principal, Mr Haines, and ‘old’ teachers. The successful ACG 2008/2009 graduates are nearing the end of their studies at The University of Auckland and AUT. Sarah Miu Chan, from Hong Kong, is in her final year of an Engineering degree, and has already secured a graduate position at SKM. Sarah will be based in their Auckland office. Daniel Tan Jun Nian from Singapore is doing a conjoint degree in Commerce and Science and Spencer Cramer from Sri Lanka is studying Sports Science. Spencer’s goal is to become a personal trainer. Jessica Wibowo from Indonesia is doing a degree in Health Science. Yuen Chen from Fiji, was unable to attend the morning tea but called in later that day to catch up with teachers. Yuen has completed a degree in Economics and is currently undertaking a Teaching degree.