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Student Stories

From academic, artistic and sporting achievement to community involvement – you can read more about ACG Parnell College student stories here.

Young harpist describes playing at Carnegie Hall

Jennifer was invited to perform at Carnegie Hall after winning first prize in the 2018 Golden Classical Music Awards New York International Competition.
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Meet Jake Earnest – BMX rider

Year 9 student Jake Earnest comes from a family of BMX riders. He’s ranked third in New Zealand in his age group for BMX and represented the school earlier this year in the national mountain bike downhill champs.
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Scientists off to Chemistry camp

Congratulations to Dunbar Sloane, Crystal Li and Alan Tian in Year 13 who have been selected from around 100 students to attend the final training camp of the NZ Chemistry OIympiad.
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Zach Preston

ACG Parnell College student Zach Preston, 17, has come up with a solution that could allow farmers, holiday home owners and anyone on tank water (that’s more than 500,000 Kiwis) to keep track of the water level in their tank. He calls the project Sentinel.
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Brightlife

One of our Young Enterprise teams have beaten more than 300 others to win the regional finals of the Lion Foundation Enterprise Scheme.
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Ashani Waidyatillake

To play alongside her musical idol, in front of thousands of people, is an experience Ashani Waidyatillake​ will never forget.
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Dana Ye-Lee and Ella-Rose Meagher

Congratulations to our Head Girl, Dana Ye-Lee, and Deputy Head Girl, Ella-Rose Meagher on their outstanding Cambridge awards.
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