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    Welcoming our Saudi Arabian students: “They are always smiling”

    “They have brought new perspectives to class discussions and new dishes to shared lunches. Some faced a shock in moving from an Arabic language to an English language context, but they will return home considerably more fluent than they came.” – Dr Gregory Olsen, ESOL teacher
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    Volunteering and aid work motivates former head girl

    Tessa Cavell has recently been selected from more than 100 applicants to participate in the Fiji Village Medical Project in 2019, a non-profit student initiative that aims to improve health outcomes in rural Fijian villages.
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    ACG Sunderland named West Auckland’s top school

    ACG Sunderland has cemented its reputation as West Auckland’s leading secondary school, following the recent release of Metro magazine’s Best Schools list.
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    Students drive movie fundraiser to support Cancer Society

    Our students chose to support the Cancer Society with a fundraising movie night this term. Head student leaders Geonwoo Kim and Alayna Bradbury explain their motivation.
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    Cross country success down to effort and determination

    The whole school took part in our annual on-site cross country last week despite wet and muddy weather conditions. Students ran distances ranging from 0.5km to 3km, according to age.
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    Grandparents & Special Friends Day

    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 a few ACG Sunderland grandparents about their perception of the school.  
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    Moon Children play at Rock Quest

    ACG Sunderland band Moon Children took part in Auckland central’s regional Smokefree Rockquest final at the Dorothy Winston theatre this weekend, nailing their performance.
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    Nine bands to compete in school Battle of the Bands

    Hexagon Dream. The Blockheads. Moon Children. The Intimidators. Just a few of the nine ACG Sunderland bands competing at this month’s Battle of the Bands – a record for the school. The school competition, set up nine years ago is designed to give young aspiring musicians a chance to perform. Bands can perform originals or…
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    ACG Sunderland华语家长群

    A WeChat group for Chinese families at ACG Sunderland has grown to more than 80 members since it started in 2017 as a tool to connect the school’s Chinese community.
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    Spotlight on staff: Teresa Barlow

    Science Faculty Co-ordinator Teresa Barlow went to a convent school where girls would get the cane and have to pray for forgiveness if they were boastful – so it’s easy to understand why she doesn’t like to talk about herself.  
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    Scuba diving on the programme at ACG Sunderland

    Six students and a teacher have become qualified PADI open water divers after completing a co-curricular scuba diving course through ACG Sunderland.
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    High-achieving alumni

    Two students from ACG Sunderland’s 2016 graduate class are on track to become doctors after being accepted into medical school.
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    Strong Cambridge results ‘reflect hard work and dedication’

    Cambridge International exam results have been released showing strong academic performances for ACG Sunderland, said Principal Nathan Villars.
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    Pre-schoolers’ seedling shop sells out

    An interest in gardening and growing plants from seeds sparked pre-schoolers from ACG Sunderland to set up a free seedling ‘shop’ for their primary school peers.
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    It’s a wrap!

    Our primary production ‘For the Birds!’ wrapped up last week raising more than $1,000 for NZ Forest and Bird.
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    Industry scholarship for top business student

    Keegan Macdonald was in Rebel Sports buying a basketball when he found out he had been selected as a 2017 UHY Haines Norton Study Scholarship recipient.  
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    Bird-themed production to raise money for charity

    Rehearsals are underway for ACG Sunderland’s primary school production, ‘For the Birds!’ Numerous authors and producers have given permission for their works to be transformed into the native-bird-themed musical.
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    Students make the cut in Chemistry competition

    Two students from ACG Sunderland have been selected as part of the initial training squad for the New Zealand Chemistry Olympiad.
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    #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.
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    Parents and Friends committee purchases baby grand piano

    ACG Sunderland’s Parents and Friends committee have purchased the school a Kawai baby grand piano.