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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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Rangiora Exchange - 2004
Rangiora Exchange - 2004

Peter Mee. Photo suppliedAshburton College's Peter Mee keeps the ball at his feet during his side's 3-2 loss to Rangiora High School during yesterday's exchange between the two schools. Consistency th [ ... ]

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Rangiora Exchange - 2005
Rangiora Exchange - 2005

Thomas Lowe . Photo Sarah McNallyAshburton College student Thomas Lowe takes careful aim in a shooting match against Rangiora High School yesterday. The college team came out on top 91.1-85.0. Ashburt [ ... ]

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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”.

AshColl from above...

 

  • Global ambassadors on board in Ashburton

    Global Ambassadors 2020 696x339Global Ambassadors (from left) Marc Juntilla, Mary Bernarte, Mayor Neil Brown, Fylgia Romero and Jade Kruger. Absent: Jasaiah Claydon-Wade. Photo supplied.The Ashburton District Council has announced the names of five young people who have been appointed to its new Global Ambassadors Programme.

    Mary Bernarte, Jasaiah Claydon-Wade, Marc Juntilla, Jade Kruger and Fylgia Romero are the district’s new Global Ambassadors who will be working with council to support Ashburton’s international partnerships.

    The group will have the chance to gain practical experience and make valuable connections to kick-start their future in international relations.

    Mayor Neil Brown said the group had an exciting year ahead and would be taking part in workshops and training.

    ‘‘I’m sure they’ll do very well representing our district to the international community here and beyond, and I wish them all the very best for a great year of professional development.’’

    The Global Ambassadors’ first assignment will be to assist the Welcoming Communities programme in its support of the upcoming Holi Festival of Colours, hosted by the Ashburton Indian Multicultural Charitable Trust on February 15.

    Another important project the ambassadors will get to be involved in is the upcoming national Sister Cities Conference in Ashburton in April this year. The theme for the conference is Growing Cultural Diversity in the Regions.

    Throughout the year, the ambassadors will attend workshops on topics such as Te Tiriti o Waitangi, te reo Maori, cultural competence, international relations and communications. They will also be connected with people in politics and will get to participate in planned activities for five hours a month.

    At the end of the 12-month programme, each ambassador will receive a certificate of completion.

    Mr Brown said the Global Ambassadors will have the chance to make a significant contribution to the community.

    ‘‘Economic development doesn’t just depend on gross domestic product growth. Diversity and prosperity are equally important factors in the community’s wellbeing and the Global Ambassadors Programme will help to share our district’s story locally and around the world.’’

    One Global Ambassador position is still available, and council is accepting applications for this role. It is open to young people aged 18-24.

    © The Ashburton Courier - 23 January 2020