ACG Strathallan

Students walk 300km for charity

Student leaders from ACG Strathallan in Karaka, walked more than 300km over 18 hours as part of the Relay for Life at Bruce Pulman Park on the 7 and 8 April, 2018. Twenty five students, from Year 12 and 13, walked 662 laps around the park and raised more than $5000 for The Cancer Society. Although the event was smack […]

United front for head students

On Friday 6 April, students from ten high schools around Franklin, North Waikato and South Auckland met at Franklin: The Centre to discuss how best they can leave a positive influence on their schools. The day was hosted by Pukekohe High School’s head students who said it was a great opportunity to get to know the other head students and […]

Logan takes out premier portraiture award

Twenty-one year old Logan Moffat from Franklin has made history, being the youngest winner of the 2018 Adam Portraiture Award. The Adam Portraiture Award is New Zealand’s premier portraiture prize. Supported by the Adam Foundation the award highlights the power of portraiture and celebrates New Zealanders and the portrait painters who represent them. Logan, who took out the biennial award, […]

ACG takes strides with new running coach

ACG Strathallan has appointed a coach to develop running and fitness training at the school and get more students participating in the sport. Drury local James Kuegler is a professional running coach—and well-known competitive runner himself, who uses his background, in which he studied as a Doctor of Chiropractic. He has initiated the school’s first running club, with more than […]

Preschoolers celebrate Chinese New Year

ACG Strathallan Preschool has held a week of fun activities to celebrate the Chinese New Year festival. Parents celebrated with the children and shared a talent—making traditional spring rolls, telling the special legend of mythical beast Nian, and making red envelopes—a custom of Chinese New Year. Zhen Zhen Gu, whose four year old daughter Jen, attends the centre demonstrated the […]

Flying scholarship for young aviator

A Year 12 student from ACG Strathallan in Karaka has beaten applicants from around the country to receive a scholarship to study aviation. Passionate aviator William Winspear was able to apply for the Kirk Samuel Dakers Memorial Scholarship administered by the Nelson Aviation College after winning Young Eagle of the Year at the Auckland Aero Club. He says his career […]

Kim unleashes her science potential

Seventeen year old Kim Fowler has her eyes on science. In December 2017, Kim spent four days at Powering Potential in Wellington. Kim, who graduated from ACG Strathallan last year was one of the 40 students selected. She has an interest in science and art, and is involved in GirlGuiding NZ and is chairperson of the Papakura Youth Council. The […]

Rower named rising star at sports awards

ACG Strathallan rower Scarlet Billingham has been recently named Rising Female Star of the Year at the Counties Manukau Sport and Papakura Local Board Sports Awards. Scarlet was selected by a panel of judges that included former All Black and local gym owner, Keven Mealamu. “I was shocked when they called my name,” she said. “I couldn’t believe what I […]

Charity gala day teaches values

Students at ACG Strathallan are gearing up for their inaugural Charity Gala Day on Saturday 25 November. A committee of students is helping to drive the gala, which will bring together ACG Strathallan families and the local community to raise money for four local grassroots charities: High Wire Charitable Trust, Franklin Silver Lining Trust, Summerfields Charitable Trust and Angels Light […]

‘Eyes opened’ for Strathallan students

It was a sea of hi-vis on Friday 22 September as students and teachers from ACG Strathallan, Auckland Transport and Police were out at checkpoints with the Police booze bus in Karaka. The year 12 and 13 students found the whole experience “a real eye-opener” from seeing driver habits, to understanding Police. The initiative encourages students from Franklin high schools […]

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