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3L Reunion - 2020
3L Reunion - 2020

“The brainy class”  as someone referred to them recently or the 3L AshColl intake of 1970 had a class reunion earlier this year.  I contacted four class members to delve into their memor [ ... ]

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Brittany Fowler
Brittany Fowler

Brittany Fowler Shirley Falloon spoke to Brittany at Ashburton's A&P Show. What impressed me SO much about this young woman was her quiet confidence and resolve.  Brittany attended College  [ ... ]

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Lois Sparrow
Lois Sparrow

Being a first-day pupil at the College in 1970 saw Lois as roll monitor which, although that roll was no problem, it was finding her way around the "huge college" to the office that she found "petrify [ ... ]

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Neil Keenan
Neil Keenan

Most dedicated staff member' for past pupil Neil Keenan must surely go to the College caretaker in the late 80s who went 'above and beyond' holding Neil's and mates' ciggies in his pocket to avoid cer [ ... ]

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Juliet Hooper (nee Scales)
Juliet Hooper (nee Scales)

A  reflection from Juliet Hooper We caught up with Juliet at the A&P Show recently.  She had a look at our photo boards and although she didn't find any of herself, she did recognise a  [ ... ]

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Welcome

The history of Ashburton College is comparatively short when viewed next to the histories of other Canterbury secondary schools. However, in the half century since Ashburton College’s inception in 1965, thousands of students, teachers, parents and other supporters have shaped Ashburton College into the highly successful co-educational school it is today.

Although it may seem that Ashburton College is the school that was and, always has been Ashburton’s sole secondary school. Those that attended Ashburton College in the early days know that Ashburton College was hard fought for and rose out of the ashes of Ashburton’s two former schools; Ashburton High School and Hakatere College (formerly Ashburton Technical School).

Thus the Latin maxim underneath the College insignia, the Phoenix, chosen by Dr. Ronald Baker –

‘Resurgamus’: “Let us go forward”, or “Rise”.

  • Downhill racers right on song

    Kayne Johnston Mountain Bike 2021 webKayne Johnston has been in good form on the bike recently, including finishing third in the Under 15 men’s event at the Mountain Bike New Zealand National Championships on the weekend. Photo supplied.The stocks of mountain biking in the Ashburton District continue to rise with strong results coming out of the Mountain Bike New Zealand National Championships on the weekend.

    The event, which was held in Christchurch, saw five local riders competing in the downhill race on Sunday, after a few nervous hours of wondering if racing would go ahead following the change of alert levels.

    But with racing cleared to be held, albeit in two separate stages, locals got right down to business with three top-five finishes and two other solid performances in a star-studded field of competitors.

    Mountain Bike Ashburton’s Jocelyn Johnston said they were over the moon with the performances.

    “It was a bit of a nervous time waiting to see what would happen after Saturday night’s announcement,” she said.

    “But once the all-clear came through and we knew what was happening it was down to business, and there were some great results out on the track.”

    Caitlin Titheridge continued to impress with her effort to finish fourth in the elite women’s downhill race, while Kayne Johnston found his way on to the podium in the Under 15 men’s race to finish third with an excellent ride.

    Josh Kingsbury was sharp in the Masters Men’s event finishing fifth while Oli Nicholls (12th) and Riley Blundell (15th) were both excellent in the competitive Under 17 men’s category.

    The weekend’s event wrapped up a few busy weeks for riders who have been trekking all over the countryside competing as part of the National Downhill Series.

    Attention locally now though will turn to the South Island Secondary Schools’ Championships, which will be held at Mt Hutt on March 12 and 14, with a good contingent of local riders gearing up to take part.

    “We’ve been having training rides at recently with a big number of youngsters turning up which has been great and a lot of them are focusing on the South Island Secondary Schools’ event,” Johnston said.

    By Matt Markham © The Ashburton Guardian - 3 March 2021