During Week 6, ACGSeniorCollege celebrated the various different cultures through International Mother Language Week. This consisted of different competitions of Tongue Twister, Puzzles, Karaoke, Bruce Lee Challenge and Chopstick Race. All of these successfully entertained competitors but the Spiciness of the Bruce Lee Level 10 sushi took down competitors with a surprise, with Mr Borich taking the title of the winner.
The ACG Fashion was held on the Thursday 11 April. The line featured brands such as Moochi, Dress Circle, Natalie Chan, Frank Casey and many others. Models were dressed from toe to tip, in the latest fashion trends. The evening was kicked off by local DJ Maddie Hunt and MC Nelson Bennet.
The night could not have been a success with the help of the backstage crew, who performed marvelously in their leadership roles.
A very big thank you to those who attended and the models for being apart of this huge event.
During the Term 1 holidays, Senior College student Faline Zhao participated in Youth Declaration, a four-day national conference aimed at empowering young New Zealanders to express their views on a variety of economic, social, and justice issues.
About 140 high school students from all across New Zealand attended the conference, and participants were divided into twelve focus groups, each one focusing on the discussion of one crucial issue affecting New Zealand, such as Education, Social Development, Crime and Justice, Foreign Affairs, and many more. Participants were encouraged to converse about how New Zealand can improve on these issues in the next few decades, and provide ideas on their own vision of our country’s future.
A tree has a life to give and has a reason to live. So planting more trees is definitely an exemplary initiative to further sustain our planets future prosperity. Sunday 17th April was the day that a troupe of determined Senior College students set off to Motuihe Island with this particular goal in mind. Plant more trees. Conserve the environment. Yes please! More
In preparation for Term 2 exams, the academic portfolio wants to share some advice:
- Friends are a great first port of call – they can often explain in great depth anything you are struggling with.
- Also, remember that teachers are a great resource for you to learn from; don’t be afraid to ask a question, because it’s better for you to find out then, rather than in the exam!
- Blackboard is another great resource; your teachers will have posted past exam papers on there to help you revise. Practise makes perfect!
- Finally, remember that the holidays are a chance for a breather – take a break and refresh your mind, while balancing this with the study you need to succeed.
We will be organising group tutoring every lunch time for the first week of Term 2, to help students through the mad rush of exams.
Keep an eye on the leaders board for more information about tutoring, and other revision options, and feel free to ask the academic leaders for assistance if you need it.
Over the weekend of March 16th and 17th, three Senior College students took part in representing the school in Model United Nations, a conference for high-school students where participants are encouraged to represent the view of an allocated country, in debating about a variety of contemporary international issues.
This year Senior College celebrated ‘Purple Cake Day’ for the very first time, by holding a fundraising purple themed bake-sale and dressing in purple clothing, (purple also happens to be the colour of the women’s suffrage movement, which was handy as purple cake day coincided with ‘International women’s day’). All the proceeds went towards supporting education in disadvantaged countries, where a little goes a long way in improving the quality and quantity of education opportunities provided for primary and secondary school children and young people. More