Ashburton TeenAg member takes out emerging leader award

Ashburton teen Penny Stilgoe-Rooney hopes a passion for big machinery will help her see the world. She is determined to pursue a career as an agricultural contractor when she finishes Ashburton College. “I live on a lifestyle block and most people laugh when I tell them my career goals,” said the 15-year-old. “But I love … Continued

AshColl a ladder of opportunity

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Success for AshColl tourists

The Ashburton College First XI claimed their first success on Sunday in their week-long tour in Australia. Playing against a Caloundra Cricket Club Invitational XI at the Caloundra Club on Sunday, the Ashburton lads had to hold off their excitement early in the day with the weather resulting in a delayed start and a match … Continued

Top title for sharpshooters

Three Ashburton College girls have combined to take out the New Zealand secondary schools’ shooting championship. The team of Shania Harrison-Lee, Emma Smith and Lanelle McArthur – all Coronation Target Shooting Club members – took part in the postal shoot, which involved shooting and sending away four rounds of targets, along with other schools and … Continued

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Boys kick off with a win

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Winter tournament week 2018: Update

A top eight finish was on the minds of Ashburton College’s netballers on day three of the South Island Secondary Schools’ Netball Championships in Dunedin yesterday. They knew they’d be up against it though, needing to beat Christchurch’s Villa Maria to do that, and they were right. Villa won the match 49-26. But College A … Continued

It’s tournament week

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Back-to-back missions

The Ashburton College/Mt Hutt College girls’ rugby team will get a chance to defend its Aoraki title after convincingly seeing off a challenge from Timaru Girls’ High School in Wednesday’s semifinal. Given a home semifinal in the Aoraki Secondary Schools’ girls’ rugby competition for the first time, Ash/Hutt took to the field at the Ashburton … Continued

Challenge to fit financial literacy into curriculum

The drive to introduce financial literacy as a subject in secondary schools could fail at the first hurdle – space in the curriculum and finding appropriate teachers, says Ashburton College principal Ross Preece. He applauds the move to make students money smart but said plans to introduce Sorted in Schools to Year 9 and 10 … Continued

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