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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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Rangiora Exchange - 2009
Rangiora Exchange - 2009

Ashburton College Boy's A basketball captain Matthew Trott manoeuvres the ball around his Rangiora opposition during yesterday's match. Played at the Ashburton College large gym, Rangiora took out the [ ... ]

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Rangiora Exchange - 2013
Rangiora Exchange - 2013

Ashburton College's Tessa Morrison lines up a shot over the Rangiora defence during yesterday's inter-school sports exchange. Photo Donna Wylie.Ashburton College dominated their annual winter sports e [ ... ]

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Nic Thomassen
Nic Thomassen

Attended College from 2013-2017
He was an active participant of Blue House, became the Year 12 Rep in 2016 and was Head Boy in his final year, 2017. Being Head Boy was an experience of a lifetime yet 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”.

AshColl from above...

 

  • Applications open for scholarship - Diana Barbu

    stem scholarship Diana Barbu webDiana Barbu with Andrew Falloon. Photo supplied.Applications open on Wednesday for this year’s $1500 Andrew Falloon MP STEM scholarship.

    Last year’s recipient was Ashburton College student Diana Barbu (above).

    It is for students who have attended secondary school in the Rangitata electorate, and are interested in taking on a STEM subject at tertiary level, that is science, technology, engineering or mathematics.

    “By itself my scholarship won’t solve the problem of skills shortages, but I hope that it will encourage more people to look at training in the areas we need to keep our economy moving,” Falloon said.

    “Nearly every day I hear from employers the difficulty in finding locals with specialised training in STEM subjects.”

    Falloon had sold almost $900 worth of raffle tickets at local A&P shows, and topped up the remainder of the scholarship himself.

    Fellow judges will be Nigel Davenport from Aoraki Development, and Bevan Rickerby, the economic development manager at the Ashburton District Council.

    © The Ashburton Guardian - 10 September 2019