Thursday, 18 April 2013 16:05
Year 8 ACG Strathallan student Isabella du Plessis has recently won the New Zealand Small Pony of the Year title, Supreme Newcomer Pony of the Year (over all heights) title and Newcomer Small Pony of the Year Title in the New Zealand Horse of the Year 2013 competition.
The biggest event of its kind in Australasia, Horse of the Year is held annually in Hastings. It is dominated by show jumping and dressage but also covers 15 other equestrian disciplines from Clydesdales to miniatures and everything in between.
Thursday, 28 March 2013 13:47
Shaun Kyle of 9R has recently qualified to compete in two world robotics championships that will take place in the USA next month. Shaun has a long list of robotics achievements, one of the most recent being the NZ VEX Robotics Nationals, in which Shaun and his younger brother Ethan Kyle won the overall Middle School Excellence Award along with the Judges’ Award who commented “their robot looked like it was built by NASA.”
Tuesday, 12 February 2013 08:52
Local ACG Strathallan student from Manuwera, Eric Jou , has been awarded Best Across Three Cambridge International A Levels, which is considered the premier award. It will be presented with the other Cambridge International Examination awards at a ceremony on February 21.
“Eric is an outstanding student who has made his teachers so proud. To gain this level of success at his age in three subjects (Maths, Physics and Chemistry) that require such academic rigour is truly remarkable,” says Principal Robin Kirkham.
Eric’s 99 percent in A2 maths also earned him another Top in New Zealand placing. What is even more extraordinary is that these three subjects were A Level subjects and he was a Year 12 student taking A levels, so effectively he was sitting a year above his age/level.
Tuesday, 29 January 2013 12:55
Results for the Cambridge International Exams were released last night and it’s been another unbelievable year for the ACG group of schools. Only nine 100 per cent results were awarded to students in New Zealand and five of them were from ACG Strathallan.
Last year only eight students in New Zealand received 100 per cent in a subject and four of those were from ACG Strathallan. So everyone is extremely pleased to have added to this fantastic result over the year.
Wednesday, 16 January 2013 13:53
ACG Strathallan is proud to announce, that one of our robotics teams won the Middle School Design Award for the recent 2012 Asia-Pacific Robotics Championships. Well done team!
Referring to this, we just received a letter from Hon Amy Adams, the Minister for Communication and Information Technology. She sent her congratulations to the Team’s achievements in the previous Asia-Pacific Robotics Championships and at the same time wishing them all the best for the next World Championships in Los Angeles this year.
See all results of the Championships on their homepage:
Tuesday, 27 November 2012 12:16
The 2012 Strathallan Sports Awards were held this term to honour those who have supported sport in the Strathallan community this year as well as to celebrate the sporting successes of our students. This year we were fortunate to have New Zealand Silver Fern, Temepara George, as our guest speaker and she entertained with stories of her illustrious career – the highs and lows – as well as giving invaluable advice to our students about following your passion and not giving up.
There have been some significant sporting achievements from our students this year and Director of Sport, Hugo Fourie, admitted the difficulty the selection team had in deciding on the award winners. From this strong team of finalists, the stand-out winner on the night was Liana Smith who was named Sportsperson of the Year.
Liana's long list of achievements left the audience gasping. Her highlights include competing successfully in numerous swimming events around the country, including the Auckland Secondary School Championships, the New Zealand Secondary School Championships, the New Zealand Epic open water 500m swim, the New Zealand Age Group champs (long and short course) as well as placing in the top three in various Counties-Manukau events. In July this year she represented New Zealand at the Trans-Tasman Tri-Series in Australia and won the U16 Young Sportsperson of the Year award at the Franklin Junior Sports Awards. An impressive set of results for a Year 11 student.
Thursday, 20 September 2012 09:26
Congratulations to the ACG Strathallan FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) team who have qualified to take part in the FTC World Championship in St Louis, Missouri during the first week of the April holiday next year.
The event is part of the FIRST Championship which the FIRST LEGO League team Biohazard competed at in April this year. There are approximately 12,000 students from 30 countries participating in 4 programs. This is a wrap up video clip from the 2012 event which gives some indication of scale http://vimeo.com/41208322
The following students are in the ACG FTC Team who will be participating in the FTC World Championship:
Thomale Male Y09
Cameron McGeachen Y09
Jitesh Patel Y09
Sam Jenkin Y09
Daniel Sinclair Y10
Connor Murphy Y10
David Hein Y12
Monday, 17 September 2012 11:54
Congratulations to the ACG Strathallan robotics group who chalked up another success this past weekend at the RoboCup Junior National event in Dunedin winning 1st place in both Junior Soccer and Junior Rescue events along with a programming prize and a Toshiba data projector for the school.
Monday, 17 September 2012 11:48
Melissa Kelsey, Y13 was the winner of the youth section photography at the Franklin Arts Festival. This Festival is an annual celebration of visual arts held in Pukekohe, showcasing the work of talented artists from not only the Franklin District, but from all over New Zealand. Melissa was rewarded with a shake of the hand from Len Brown and $200. Her winning photograph is titled "Warrior Boy" and it was inspired by artist Elizabeth Rees. There are about 30 layers in the image to create depth and show the boy dominating his environment.
Friday, 24 August 2012 09:27
The sport of Rhythmic Gymnastics has once again risen in profile with the recent London Olympics, and ACG Strathallan has its own Olympian-in-training in the form of Year 7 student, Grace Schroder.