- 15 • 08 • 2018
- Student Stories
Student wins international robotics competition
The 2018 World Robot Contest held in Wuhan this month, is regarded as the Olympics of the robotics world. More than 50,000 contestants from 20 countries participated.
Dementia-themed portfolio teaches life lessons
Art student Kshema Amirapu came Top in New Zealand in Cambridge AS painting last year. Her portfolio, named ‘Her Tired End’ explored dementia in its final stages and the warping effect the disease can have on the brain. She drew inspiration from both science and clinical imagery, and the sentiments of people with dementia.
Former student joins world’s top innovators at global tech comp
“It’s awe inspiring to be able to compete against the world’s best and brightest – it’s taken nearly three years of development to get us this far and we’re looking forward for what’s to come.” – Zach Preston, Former ACG Parnell College student
Students reach finals of national Chinese speech competition
Angelu, now in her third year of learning Chinese, used the opportunity to talk about her frustration as a Filipino living in Hong Kong unable to understand a word of Chinese. Her desire to learn the language was finally realised when she joined ACG Parnell College in Year 7.
Spotlight on Staff: Charles Wilkinson
Physics and Computer Science teacher Charles Wilkinson led our Physics students to a 1, 2 placing in this year’s prestigious International Young Physicists Tournament – Auckland region. The passionate physicist believes his subject helps make sense of the world.
Success at New Zealand Brain Bee Challenge
More than 160 students competed in the 2018 New Zealand Brain Bee Competition in which ACG Parnell College student Sophia Ye, Year 11, won the individual category.