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Our Staff

Professional, dedicated and enthusiastic teachers are key to an inspiring and successful school education. ACG Sunderland is extremely proud of the high calibre of its teaching staff.

Preschool Staff

Our staff are dedicated to providing each child with the highest level of care and education, and our staff/child ratios exceed Ministry of Education requirements. That means every child gains plenty of individual attention.

Our Preschool staff hold, or are working towards, early childhood qualifications, including a Diploma of Teaching (Early Childhood Education), Bachelor of Teaching (ECE) and teacher registration. Ongoing professional development ensures they stay up-to-date with the latest theories, policies and practices.

Primary and College teaching staff

Experienced and specialist

ACG Sunderland employs experienced and specialist teachers who work tirelessly to bring out the very best in each student. Our effective appraisal and development programmes ensure our teaching staff stay enthusiastic, motivated and at the top of their game.

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    ACG Founders’ Scholarship: winner announced

    ACG Parnell College Year 13 student Alex Pentchev has been announced as the inaugural winner of the ACG Founders’ Scholarship, established this year. 
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    Three students shortlisted for ACG Founders’ Scholarship

    Three students have been shortlisted for the inaugural ACG Founders’ Scholarship, worth up to $75,000. The scholarship will be awarded annually from 2018.
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    A farewell to our Saudi students

    The Saudi children have taught our Year 2 class so many things about their culture, and their presence has encouraged empathy and cultural awareness. All the children now enjoy finding Saudi Arabia on a map because they know people from there.
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    Spotlight on staff: Jack Dawson

    Jack Dawson teaches Visual Art, Design Technology and Technology to students in Years 3 to 13. Next year he will take on the role of Year 7/8 Dean. Meantime, he’s inspiring future generations of artists and art students with his Instagram account Mrdeezartclass.
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    New primary programme teaches students to be leaders

    ACG Sunderland dad Owen Rodger is Commander of the RNZN Helicopter Squadron. An ‘ambassador’ of the Primary school’s new leadership programme, Owen landed his helicopter at school this week to help teach students about how he got where he is today.
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    “Dreams are what make life worthwhile”

    An audience of more than 150 ACG Sunderland Primary school parents, students and staff were captivated by motivational speaker Mike Allsop at this morning’s Parents and Friends breakfast.
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    Primary Sports Academy sees early success

    ACG Sunderland has started a sports academy for primary students to help aspiring athletes reach their full potential. The initiative is focused on students in Years 4-6 who represent the school in a sport, participate in running club, and achieve set fitness targets.
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    Word Up! Students excel at performance competition

    Erin performed her original song ‘Seasonal Lovers’, earning her a spontaneous Special Award from American National Poetry Slam Champion Ken Arkind.
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    Students celebrate Tongan Language week

    Tongan students at ACG Sunderland are commemorating Tongan Language week by wearing ta’ovala or kiekie to school, and it is a week in which they can express their pride in their Tongan heritage.
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    Comp Sci teacher heads to Informatics Olympiad

    ACG Sunderland Computer Science teacher Margot Phillipps has a personal interest in programming for girls, having co-founded Programming Challenge 4 Girls (PC4G) in 2009 – an initiative to allow girls to experience the fun of programming, and to engage them in the subject before they make their senior high school subject choices.

Senior Staff

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