Wednesday, 15 May 2013 10:22
This year we congratulate Evan Manning (Year 5) for his outstanding results in the World Education Games.
This annual global challenge aims to enthuse students about learning and the top students from around the world compete in this annual event. Last year over 5 million students took part.
Wednesday, 15 May 2013 10:13
At the end of last term Deputy Head Boy, Jack Beagley, earned a place on the team that will represent New Zealand at the International Young Physicists Tournament to be held in Taiwan in July.
This is the culmination of months of work in which Jack, along with teammates Michael Bergman and Ryan Beets who were placed 4th in New Zealand at the national competition, have been working on the seven prescribed experiments. The New Zealand team is made up of five students; the other team members are from Auckland Grammar School, Onslow College and Wellington High School.
Under the guidance of teacher Tristan O'Hanlon, Jack will be working on three experiments, and he will be responsible for presenting and debating the solutions to these experiments.
This marks the second consecutive year that an ACG Parnell College student has represented New Zealand in the International Young Physicists Tournament. In 2012, Matthew Harvey competed in Germany where the NZ team won a bronze medal.
Tuesday, 30 April 2013 10:45
Molly Abraham (13DIV) reports:
“On Sunday 24th March our brand new Parnell College Senior Tramping Club (pictured above) embarked on its first expedition. The group caught the ferry across to Rangitoto Island, and after a short briefing by prefect Duncan Milne, we made our way up the side of the dormant volcano taking in the many great photo opportunities. Along the way we investigated the awe ‐inspiring lava caves which gave rise to some exciting sulphur findings! With the help of one of our supervising teachers we discovered a cave ‐like tunnel that took us straight through to the other side.
Thursday, 28 March 2013 14:34
Jack Beagley, Ryan Beets (both Year 13) and Michael Bergman (Year 12) competed in the Auckland division of the International Young Physicists Tournament against 17 teams from Auckland schools. Each team presented and debated their solutions to seven experimental problems – on which they had been working for the past three months. Again this year our team has made it through to the New Zealand finals in which six schools from around New Zealand will compete.
Friday, 01 March 2013 10:23
Students, accompanied by a parent, in Years 7 and 8 have enjoyed three weekend camps recently arranged by Adventure Specialties Trust. They visited the Karangahape Gorge and enjoyed a range of activities including abseiling, kayaking, orienteering and mountain biking.
Thursday, 07 February 2013 15:36
Larne Edmeades, Principal of ACG Parnell College is a very proud man this week. Four of his students attained Top in the World awards in the Cambridge International Examinations. A further six students were ranked Top in New Zealand – two of them sisters!
Mr Edmeades says, “We are thrilled with the results this morning, especially since our students achieved 11 awards, - this from a school of only 630 students. The unity of commitment amongst staff and students is inspiring. Success at the highest level for these truly outstanding scholars is very special for each of them and their families. That depth of ability combined with a wholehearted effort has distinguished this group as not only top students and learners, but as young people who have the potential to lead."
And Wendy Templer may just be the proudest mum in New Zealand right now with both her daughters gaining Top in New Zealand grades. Francesca gained Top in New Zealand in IGCSE History and Gabriella earned Top in New Zealand in AS Level Economics. "I'm just so happy for them both." says Wendy. "They really deserve a result like this after all their hard work. Fran’s teacher challenged her to get one of these top marks, so she is really pleased to have been able to oblige!"
ACG Parnell College students performed exceptionally well in the 2012 Cambridge International Examinations.
Tuesday, 11 December 2012 07:59
John Latu (10REE) and Nicko Salapo-Ale (10REE) attended an information day for Maori and Pacific Island students at the University recently. Over 120 students attended and they were taken to the different areas of the campus, including Medicine, Engineering, Business and the Sciences, where they took part in workshops, and they enjoyed an excellent lunch at the campus.
Photo shows from left Nicko, Mrs van der Loos and John.
Friday, 09 November 2012 10:37
As part of a long‐term effort to analyse bacterial DNA in soil from various parts of New Zealand, Krishna Patel (12ARN), right picture, contributed soil samples early this year to a metagenomic study conducted by Massey University.
In September Mrs Barlow accompanied Krishna and Yael Ben‐Tal (13OHN), centre left picture, to a workshop at the Albany campus. This was a great opportunity for the students to experience 'real' scientific research under laboratory protocol. The students helped to extract DNA from a soil sample, ran a PCR process and loaded the DNA into gel trays.
Friday, 28 September 2012 09:25
This event took place at the University of Auckland recently and two teams of students from the College took part, both of who did very well, especially as they were comprised mainly of AS students and the questions were based on the Level 3/A2 syllabus. Our Economics team was placed third and the Business Studies team, although unplaced, did extremely well as the youngest team present.
Thursday, 30 August 2012 09:04
Local ACG Parnell College student Naushyn Janah, Yr 12, has recently been selected as part of the New Zealand delegation to The Hague International Model United Nations (THIMUN). This international conference is hosted annually at The Hague, with around 4,000 students from all over the world taking part in a week-long Model UN.