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Rebekah Weavers - Past Pupil
Rebekah Weavers - Past Pupil

Rebekah Robinson nee Weavers Blue House, 1984-1988 Rebekah loved choir, creative writing and gymnastics, and is still in touch with many alumni including best friends Hilary Ingle (nee Croy), Rachel [ ... ]

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Elfleda Dixon - Past Pupil
Elfleda Dixon - Past Pupil

Elfleda was at college from 1979-1983 and a member of Green House. She was involved in netball, volleyball and athletics. Amongst her most memorable moments was the thrill of developing her own photo [ ... ]

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Gemma Duncan - Head Girl 2016
Gemma Duncan - Head Girl 2016

Gemma was at college from 2011-2016 and in Green House. She played netball for the school and was head girl in her final year, a role she was proud to fulfil. Teachers and staff who made an impact on [ ... ]

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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 Brian Dr. Ronald Baker –

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

AshColl from above...


  • Wall into finals in Czech Republic - Veronica Wall

    250218 TM 0020 Canterbury Junior Rowing Regatta Veronica Wall U18 Single Final festuerVeronica Wall in action.. Photo supplied.Ashburton’s Veronica Wall has made it to the A finals of the women’s single sculls at the World Rowing Junior champions in Racice, in the Czech Republic.

    She will take a lane alongside five other top scullers, including reigning champion Esther Briz Zamorano of Spain in the final at midnight tonight (NZ time).

    Ashburton’s second rower at the world event, Mollie Gibson, will be competing with her crew in the B final of the quadruple sculls.

    That race is 8pm (NZ time).

    Ashburton College rowing coach Justin Wall is also travelling with the New Zealand team as specialist coach.

    Several world best times were recorded on the Racice regatta course on semi-finals day.

    The weather has been great with temperatures starting out in the low 20s Celsius though a swift tail wind at the end of the day made for challenging conditions.

    In the women’s single sculls first semi-final, Maria Sol Ordas of Argentina set a world best time of 7.31.50, joining with Italy’s Greta Martinelli and Tabea Kuhnert of Germany to progress to the A final.

    In Wall’s semifinal, Briz Zamorano took an early lead, while in second was China’s Jiaqi Zou with Romania in third. Briz Zamorano was then able to get a small margin over Zou, who was eventually overtaken by Wall and Romania’s Tabita Maftei.

    Maftei pushed up into second, but a bad stroke with 50m left to row saw Wall take the advantage and the Romanian fell back into third.

    In the quadruple sculls B final, Gibson and her crew will face off against crews from Russia, Italy, Denmark, the USA and Lithuania.

    © The Ashburton Guardian - 12 August 2018