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ACG City Campus band, MayDreamerz performed to a packed auditorium at the ACG annual combined schools concert.

ACG City Campus Cultural Week: Day 2

Wednesday, 17 September 2014 15:09

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We have our ACG cultural week in ACG City Campus this week and below we have some lovely photos today , let's take a look!

Cooking Club

Monday, 14 April 2014 12:59

Cook Club 3

When I first heard about cooking lessons, I just thought that it was a chance to eat dinner for just $5. However, after I finished all the lessons, I thought it was a super experience too!

2014 changes to MasteringPhysics

Thursday, 27 March 2014 00:00

IMG 7909Mastering Physics 2The Physics Department at NZIC continues to make good use of MasteringPhysics, which is an instructor assigned on-
line tutorial, problem solving and short essay writing assessment system. It provides students with customised coaching and individualised feedback to help improve problem-solving skills, understanding of key concepts and to help improve student's critical thinking ability.
Students in the February University of Auckland Foundation Programme during 2013 worked through 35 tutorials and assignments and answered more than 350 questions in total. Their feedback has been overwhelmingly positive.

"I enjoyed it. The questions are not very hard and they strengthened my understanding of sophisticated concepts."

"I liked MasteringPhysics, it was useful at the time of catching up with a topic."

"It has helped me understand the details I missed during class."

"It gives me a chance to repeat questions that I have difficulty with."

IMG 7909Mastering Physics 1"It has helped me to understand each topic more and to practise my knowledge, and also to see what topics I need to study more."

"It has helped me change some wrong views about concepts."

Students like the immediate feedback for wrong answers. They can score more than 100% by giving correct responses without using hints.

This year, MasteringPhysics releases its new HTML5 format, which enables students to view the questions on their iPads. Also, software called "Learning Catalytics" has been added as a tab to the Mastering suite of programmes. This software provides real time in-class assessment of student responses to the MasteringPhysics questions via any mobile device. This will also be a valuable resource for teachers as they can monitor and support student understanding in 'real time' in the classroom.

Ferry ride to Devonport

Tuesday, 01 April 2014 00:00

Ferry ride to Devonport

Devonport trip 1


On March 8, thirteen students met Mr Lui at the Ferry Building in Downtown Auckland for a trip to Devonport on the North Shore of Auckland. It was a mixed and dynamic group. The students were from six different countries - China, Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, Saudi Arabia and Oman. Surprisingly, they were also from different programmes at ACG City Campus - ACG NZIC The University of Auckland Certificate in Foundation Studies, ACG Norton College AUT Certificate in Foundation Studies and the ACG English school. The group visited Devonport Beach, Mt Victoria, the Devonport Cricket club, Torpedo Bay and the pier, the Navy Museum and North Head. They had a picnic lunch by the Devonport beach, enjoying the 'Fish'n Chips' from a well-known local store.

Devonport trip 2

"This was a fantastic trip," said Mr Lui, and judging by the following comments, the students thought so, too. "The good thing about a trip like this is meeting new people." "The views from Mt Victoria and North Head are breath-taking." "I did a lot of exercises today." "I am becoming more independent. I am very proud of myself." "I must tell my parents about this trip." "We should go for outdoor activities more often."

The sunshine, the magic of Devonport and the dynamics of the group combined to make this a most enjoyable trip across the beautiful waters of the Waitemata.


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An invitation to dinner

Thursday, 24 October 2013 14:46

The chefs
International cuisine
Last night, together with Mr Haines, Tim Haines and Miss Kinnell, I was fortunate to be invited to a dinner designed, prepared and cooked by Zihao Huang (Greek salad), Mo Xia (seafood soup), Basim Almarshad (lamb kabsah) and Zalina Baizhanova (apple dessert), students in the ACG English School IN Programme.

Hello Grandma

Friday, 17 May 2013 17:01

Supasuta1The 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.

iPads at ACG

Friday, 22 March 2013 12:44

iPad at ACGOver 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.

For more information click here.

Principal's Dinner

Thursday, 14 February 2013 08:16

P Dinner 03Are we ‘in tune’ with the needs of our students? Do we regularly rise to the challenge and reflect on our teaching practice? Do we use the increasing range of tools and techniques available to manage change in our classrooms? Do teachers and support staff work together to promote student engagement, critical thinking and student success in their studies?

STM Star High School Award

Winner: ACG Schools, New Zealand

stm star high school award

On Saturday 1st September, ACG was for the second year in a row awarded the STM Star High School Award at the international education industry's most prestigious event at the London Hilton on Park Lane.

Ian King, Executive Chairman, and Kim Harase, Director of Marketing, accepted the award on behalf of ACG at the Study Travel Magazine (STM) Star Awards' gala dinner attended by 680 education providers and partners from all over the world.

Ian King says: "The winners of this event are chosen from thousands of votes cast by educational agencies in the industry, so winning this award is a great honour as it places ACG at the top in terms of recognition by our valued partners. ACG was the only NZ nominee and award winner amongst education providers from the UK, US, Canada, Australia, Ireland and South Africa".

"Winning the award confirms that ACG is meeting the service delivery expectations of its partners and their students. This is important as the majority of ACG's international students in NZ are recruited by our education partners. It is also important that we listen carefully to our students, their families and our partners to continue to provide them with the best educational services".



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