Outdated browser!
Your current browser is out of date and might not be able to display this website correctly. Please update your browser. Or click below to continue using the site.
Update browser

New initiative sees leadership open to all year levels

It’s an initiative that aims to foster leadership skills in students from all levels of the school and reflects the underlying belief that leadership is not about age.

ACG Senior College Principal Tracey Dykstra said the change was inspired by this year’s motivated and driven Year 11 cohort.

“We could see that they have huge potential and we felt, why wait until they’re Year 13? If they’re going to be incredible leaders of our school, they should have a go now. We’ve never seen more applications for leadership positions, which says a lot about their personalities and putting themselves forward.”

Alison Thornton, Year 12, and Dom Estall, Year 11, have been selected as co head leaders, with the full student leadership team reflecting the diversity of the school. 

Ms Dykstra said encouraging students to step up, get involved and put forward new initiatives was part of the philosophy of Senior College.

“We believe that if you give teenagers that responsibility, they will step up into it and behave like young adults. That’s what they want, that’s what they’re looking for. We want to give everyone as many opportunities as we can.”

  • ACG ACG Pathways ACG Schools New Education

    Brave themes prominent at Visual Art exhibition

    Hard-hitting themes like social and cultural isolation, environmental pollution, the ‘bruising’ of Maori culture, beauty, plastic surgery and the status of women through history featured in this year’s ACG Senior College International Baccalaureate Visual Arts public exhibition, held in the library at the end of term one.
  • ACG ACG Pathways ACG Schools New Education

    International Baccalaureate meets Māori culture

    It may be the first time Māori culture meets the International Baccalaureate (IB), but for S’bree Barnes in Year 13 at ACG Senior College it was a natural choice to incorporate her culture into the curriculum.
  • ACG ACG Pathways ACG Schools New Education

    New ACG Parnell College, Senior Campus

    ACG Parnell College, will undergo expansion to include a third campus in time for the 2019 school year. The new ACG Parnell College, Senior Campus will bring together two of New Zealand’s highest academically-performing schools