After all, he has been driving since he was seven years old! Some students in the Taikaka Orchestra performed for the very first time after having begun learning instruments this year through our itinerant music programme.
Having left his custom-built car back home, Chris had to race in an unfamiliar car but beat 60 competitors to win all his heats before taking out the feature race final. The local cafe provided shelter from the heavy rain around lunchtime, but cleared for us to explore the Okiritoto end of the beach after lunch.
The annual cultural festival is now in its 43rd year, and with an estimated 90, visitors last week, is now the largest Maori and Pasifika festival in the world.
He travels each weekend with his parents to Tauranga, where he trains and races at Baypark. Congratulations and all the best for these three worthy students as they continue to achieve and impress! All students are currently working towards gaining IC3 Digital Literacy Certification - a qualification usually gained by professionals in the ICT industry.
Also winning on the night was Avcol Alumnus, cricketer Jeet Ravel! His silver medal performance is still a fantastic result!
Congratulations to our current Year 12 and 13 students whose academic endeavour last year saw them achieve the very top grades possible across all their subjects: Seeking fame and fortune, precocious teenager, Frank Abignale Jr played by Joshua Parker runs away from home to begin an unforgettable adventure.
The audience was treated to performances from all four Academy strands - Classical Music, Jazz Music, Dance and Drama - featuring work they have been developing in their before-school classes. GTramping is an extreme sport incorporating freestyle and acrobatic styles - and is a sport Findlay has been involved with for several years.
Catch Me If You Can! To enter the competition, students aged 13 to 22 took a qualifying Microsoft Office Specialist MOS certification exam to demonstrate their mastery of Microsoft Office products.
Catch Me If You Can We are so proud of our talent students who have been giving it their all on stage this week! Inspired by the programme, Emily and Dylan, along with all the members of the Environmental Council have enjoyed putting together a range of activities for Avondale College students to participate in as part of Seaweek this week.
One hundred and sixty black eco-bins were distributed throughout the College last week, to be used just for paper and cardboard recycling.
Students completed chemical testing of the water and compared key differences in the organisms living in the streams. Avondale College is proud to present our show for Lucy is coached by legendary Olympian Steve Ferguson, and says she loves the atmosphere of the sport.
The Year 12 Geography classes visited the Karamatura Stream on Wednesday and Thursday to check out the differences between the features of a river at the mouth compared to further upstream. Two students gained the top marks in New Zealand for their subject:Avondale College will provide an education which enables all students to achieve personal standards of excellence in academic work as well as in the supporting areas of physical, cultural and social development.Download