ACG Sunderland’s primary school production ‘For the Birds!’ wrapped up last week, raising more than $1,000 for NZ Forest and Bird.

The novel, bird-themed production was devised by music teacher Dan O’Connor, who transformed well-known Kiwi books and music into a musical production involving almost 120 primary school children from preschool to Year 5. Props, scenery and costumes were all made from recycled or re-used materials.


Santa Claus came to Queen Margaret College on Thursday 30 November, but he wasn’t dropping presents off… he was collecting them.

The Breeze, in support of Wellington City Mission, brought a bus with Santa on board to Queen Margaret College as part of the annual “Pack the Bus” campaign to help the community at Christmas time.

Year 8 students organised for the bus to come to school to be filled with gifts and toys from students and teachers.


It's not often four international universities come knocking on your door, offering scholarships to study for the next few years of your life.

Mississippi State University, Maryland University, the University of California Santa Barbara and Dartmouth College all offered full scholarships to St Peter's student Nina Paripovich.

In the end the young Hamilton woman decided Dartmouth College was the place to be and accepted a tennis scholarship worth $75,000 for each of the four years of study towards her degree.


Three wonderful educators from our Member Schools have made it to the finals of the EducationHQ Unsung Heroes Awards. There are five finalists in each category, and every vote counts!


A band featuring two ACG Tauranga music teachers has won the Tui for best Worship Artist for 2017 at the recent NZ Vodafone Music Awards.

‘Curate Music’ features ACG Tauranga music teacher Kelly Hayward (songwriter and keys) and itinerant vocal and guitar teacher Antony Jeffares (songwriter, vocalist and instrumentalist), alongside eight other band members.

This week’s award is the second Tui for the band which formed in 2009, and marks the success of their third album ‘These Eyes’.