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Parnell students achieve outstanding CIE results

ACG Parnell College celebrated the achievement of their students in the 2010 Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) at this year's Scholars' Assembly which was held on Feb 22, 2011.

Over 90 students received acknowledgement for their excellent CIE results, having been awarded A in one or more subjects or A in three or more subjects.

Parnell student excels at baseball

Mak Rolfe (11MAS) was part of the New Zealand Under 16 National Baseball Team recently. His team won the national title and Rolfe was awarded the national pitching title and the most valuable player of the tournament.

Parnell students attend Physical Education camps

International General Certificate in Secondary Education (IGCSE), Advanced Subsidiary (AS) and A-Level (A2) Physical Education (PE) students went camping over two weekends recently. The IGCSE students spent three days exploring the Waitakere Ranges while the AS and A2 students completed the Northern circuit over four days in the Tongariro National Park.

Many students completed a double summit of Mt Ngarahoe and Mt Tongariro in one day. They had fine weather and a good time while meeting curriculum requirements.

Parnell students attend Business Mentor Lunch

As part of the A-Level (A2) Business Studies course, Parnell students attended a Business Mentor Lunch recently. The aim of the event was to introduce the students to prominent businesswomen and to give them an opportunity to ask these mentors about their experiences in the business world, roles in management and advice for the future.

The mentors were Kerry McGuire, CFO for GE Money NZ, Virginia Wilkinson, Research Director and Co-founder of Coriolis Research, and Claudia Weiss, a merchant banker with Cranleigh Bank. Each one gave the students tips on the approach for finding their roles in life. The students enjoyed these insights and found the event very useful as they each look ahead to the future.

Parnell students raise funds for Christchurch

Parnell students recently raised over NZD1,600 for everyone affected by the recent devastating earthquake in Christchurch. The cafeteria was filled with the sweet aroma of cupcakes, which were sold to raise the money.