- 27 • 09 • 2017
- School event
#loveyourself: Student-led mental health week
Student leaders at ACG Sunderland initiated a charity-focused mental health week to highlight the importance of student wellbeing and raise money for Youthline.
Parents and Friends committee purchases baby grand piano
ACG Sunderland’s Parents and Friends committee have purchased the school a Kawai baby grand piano.
A thank you from ACG Sunderland as we celebrate ten years
As ACG Sunderland wraps up its ten year celebrations we’d like to thank the families, staff, and supporters around us for the role you have played in helping us develop into the small but strong community we are today.
- 07 • 08 • 2017
- School event
ACG schools come together for ACG Olympics
Four ACG schools are coming together today to compete in three events to showcase students’ sporting, academic and artistic skills.
- 03 • 08 • 2017
- Student Story
Meet Mandy Allen and Tyler Glenn
Mother and son Mandy Allen and Tyler Glenn signed up to ACG Sunderland at one of its first open days, in 2007. Mandy remembers the kids were well spoken, warm and friendly. “It all clicked. We didn’t look anywhere else, we didn’t want to go anywhere else,” she said.
- 02 • 08 • 2017
- Student Story
Meet Doyul Ki: ACG Sunderland student from Korea
It can’t be easy travelling to the other side of the world, immersing yourself in a culture and studying in a language that isn’t your own. But that’s exactly what Doyul Ki did when he started at our school this year in Year 12.
Celebrating ten years of ACG Sunderland: The importance of service
Service to the school and community has been an integral part of life at ACG Sunderland since it was founded ten years ago. Every year student leaders select charities to support through fundraising and volunteering.
Sonya Eldridge – parent, PA, property manager
Most ACG Sunderland families would recognise the friendly face of Sonya Eldridge around campus. She’s been with the school in one role or another since day one.
Spotlight on Staff: Laura Parker
New entrant and Year 1 teacher Laura Parker is a local through and through. She grew up in West Harbour, has three children, and her daughter now attends her old primary school, Marina View.
Celebrating ten years of ACG Sunderland: Hannah Sampson
In 2013, Hannah Sampson was chosen to be Head Girl at ACG Sunderland after having been at the school for just a year.
Celebrating our grandparents: Gaye Magnus profile
Family is an important part of life at ACG Sunderland. It’s something we celebrated recently at our Grandparents and Special Friends day, where we spoke to ACG Sunderland grandmother and Katikati local Gaye Magnus.
Celebrating ten years of ACG Sunderland: Project Twin Streams
For the last ten years, students and staff from ACG Sunderland have been involved in Project Twin Streams – a large-scale environmental restoration project to improve water quality in Waitakere streams delivered by Community Waitakere.
Celebrating ten years of ACG Sunderland: Meet Debbie Davies
A West Auckland local and foundation staffer, our librarian Debbie Davies started with us in 2007. Over that time she’s watched the library grow from having just 50 books to more than 8,000 and seen ACG Sunderland grow from humble beginnings to become a bustling school with a family focus.
Spotlight on Staff: Lisa Wujec
Lisa Wujec is our Year 6 teacher and Sports Coordinator. Originally from Arbroath, on the East coast of Scotland, she’ll soon be a fully fledged Kiwi with five years at ACG Sunderland under her belt. She’s an avid traveller, likes to climb hills, and believes a wetsuit’s cheating when it comes to open water swimming.
School gardens get a facelift thanks to leaders
ACG Sunderland’s student leadership team have kicked off this year’s ‘Sunderland on Service’ project with a fundraiser to refresh the primary school gardens.
Spotlight on staff: Dr Kerryn Olsen
English Literature teacher (and prolific knitter) Dr Kerryn Olsen started at ACG Sunderland in 2015. An expert in Old and Middle English with a thesis under her belt on ‘Anglo-Saxon Female Saints in Post-Conquest England’, she lives in Laingholm and likes to bodyboard in the weekends. Her husband, Dr Greg Olsen, is also a teacher…
Top Cambridge results for ACG Sunderland
Our school has received a raft of top results following last year’s Cambridge exams. Among the strong statistics, which include a Top in the World and a Top in New Zealand, the school should be particularly proud of its university entrance (UE) rate, says Principal Nathan Villars.
- 05 • 09 • 2016
- Student Success
Silver medal at programming competition for girls
Two of our students have gained silver medals at the recent Programming Challenge 4 Girls (PC4G) in Auckland.
Computer Science extended to Year 11
Computer Science teacher Margot Phillipps, who is involved with the world’s foremost secondary school programming contest will lead a new Year 11 Computer Science option from 2017.
A week of activities for Maori Language Week
Our Primary school students at ACG Sunderland celebrated Maori Language Week early last week. The week of activities including flax weaving, ti rakau sticks, learning Maori legends and kite making.