Monday, 14 April 2014 12:59
Thursday, 27 March 2014 00:00
The Physics Department at NZIC continues to make good use of MasteringPhysics, which is an instructor assigned on-
"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.
Tuesday, 01 April 2014 00:00
Ferry ride to Devonport
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.
Thursday, 24 October 2013 14:46
Friday, 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.
Friday, 22 March 2013 12:44
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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Thursday, 14 February 2013 08:16
Are 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?
Thursday, 06 September 2012 15:47
STM Star High School Award
Winner: ACG Schools, New Zealand
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.
Wednesday, 05 September 2012 09:22
ACG City Campus was abuzz with the 2012 Olympics. Flags from the representative countries of our students decorated the main entrance and triggered discussion as well as that wonderful healthy sense of competition, which is such an integral part of everything that happens at 345 Queen Street. Miss Jowett spotted Miss Kinnell and her English students under the flags in the foyer working on an 'Olympic' activity. They were happy to pose for a photo shoot. Just like all 'Olympians', these students are working to be the very best at what they do, and are studying hard to achieve their goals and dreams.
Monday, 03 September 2012 09:55
A group of ACG City Campus students met Mr. and Mrs. Hodges at Devonport ferry terminal on Saturday August, 25 for a guided tour of the area. The sun was shining as the group walked along the sea front to visit the Naval Museum at Torpedo Bay. After, they headed to North Head where they had an excellent view of Auckland City and the Gulf, and learned some interesting details about the tunnels, which honeycomb North Head. The group proceeded to Cheltenham Beach, where the students were introduced to some good old Kiwi 'summer' sport.