Children in Papakura who wouldn’t have a present to open this Christmas may now get a happy surprise, thanks to an appeal from our school.
Staff have been overwhelmed by the support of our students and their families for our third annual Christmas Gift Appeal.
Sophia Grobler, Dean of International Students and an accounting teacher at ACG Strathallan has just completed her third Relay for Life in Pukekohe. Motivating a team and organising fundraising isn’t a small undertaking, but one that Sophia takes seriously as it’s her way of thanking the Cancer Society for all their help when her Mother was undergoing cancer treatment.
The start of the new school year has already seen the fantastic results of the senior students' hard work at ACG Strathallan with Belle of the Ball 2014. Held on Thursday 20th February, the fashion show exhibiting Auckland's latest ball and cocktail wear was a clear success. With 60 dresses displayed from eight stores around Auckland, the talk after the show was all about the beautiful ball gowns. The student models displaying the exquisite fashions on the night must also be applauded, along with the male models who exhibited the latest designer fashions for men as well as their sharp suits. Jamie Curry, from Jamie's World, and Oliver Smith, a past ACG Strathallan student, were big hits on the night and did an excellent job hosting the event.
Brya Lowry-Thomas (left) and father Scott Lowry (right). Source:NZ Herald©
Brya Lowry-Thomas, a Year 9 ACG Strathallan student and her father Scott Lowry were on Mt Ruapehu this Sunday where they saved a young German climbers life.
Wanja Drees, 19 years old, was climbing Mt Ruapehu where he fell 100 metres down the cliff side and broke his leg. When Brya and her father discovered him crying "SOS" out loud, he was very pale and was bleeding through his shorts. They wrapped him in their spare clothing to keep him warm until rescue helicopter arrived.
Read more on the NZ Herald article here
Strathallan families have been overwhelmingly generous in the College’s charity drive to support needy families this Christmas. Hundreds of new toys, games, books and sport equipment have been donated to be wrapped as gifts for children in the local community.