Our students have had a raft of successes at the recent Young Designer Awards, a major national design competition for secondary and intermediate schools students.
We came away from the prestigious event with seven top-two results, thanks to creative projects ranging from boy-racer themed photography to a living table for an inner-city apartment.
Chris Joon Ha Ahn is hardwired to be a Physicist.
A top Year 12 student at ACG Strathallan in South Auckland says Physics is his favourite subject because it is the base of all sciences. “Everything in the world is Physics,” he explains. “Even if I’m studying Biology, I’m relating it to Physics. For example, if I’m studying DNA, I see that it’s about codes, and I start to think about whether we could reproduce those codes using a computer, which then becomes Physics. That’s how my brain works.”
A quiet and reserved demeanour hides what must be a persistent and determined nature of a highly competitive gymnast. ACG Strathallan Year 11 student Grace Schroder has recently won the selection competition to represent New Zealand at the Pacific Rim Championships to be held in April in Washington, USA.