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3L Reunion - 2020
3L Reunion - 2020

“The brainy class”  as someone referred to them recently or the 3L AshColl intake of 1970 had a class reunion earlier this year.  I contacted four class members to delve into their memor [ ... ]

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Brittany Fowler
Brittany Fowler

Brittany Fowler Shirley Falloon spoke to Brittany at Ashburton's A&P Show. What impressed me SO much about this young woman was her quiet confidence and resolve.  Brittany attended College  [ ... ]

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Lois Sparrow
Lois Sparrow

Being a first-day pupil at the College in 1970 saw Lois as roll monitor which, although that roll was no problem, it was finding her way around the "huge college" to the office that she found "petrify [ ... ]

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Neil Keenan
Neil Keenan

Most dedicated staff member' for past pupil Neil Keenan must surely go to the College caretaker in the late 80s who went 'above and beyond' holding Neil's and mates' ciggies in his pocket to avoid cer [ ... ]

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Juliet Hooper (nee Scales)
Juliet Hooper (nee Scales)

A  reflection from Juliet Hooper We caught up with Juliet at the A&P Show recently.  She had a look at our photo boards and although she didn't find any of herself, she did recognise a  [ ... ]

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Welcome

The history of Ashburton College is comparatively short when viewed next to the histories of other Canterbury secondary schools. However, in the half century since Ashburton College’s inception in 1965, thousands of students, teachers, parents and other supporters have shaped Ashburton College into the highly successful co-educational school it is today.

Although it may seem that Ashburton College is the school that was and, always has been Ashburton’s sole secondary school. Those that attended Ashburton College in the early days know that Ashburton College was hard fought for and rose out of the ashes of Ashburton’s two former schools; Ashburton High School and Hakatere College (formerly Ashburton Technical School).

Thus the Latin maxim underneath the College insignia, the Phoenix, chosen by Dr. Ronald Baker –

‘Resurgamus’: “Let us go forward”, or “Rise”.

  • Susie Nordqvist to host TVNZ 2’s A Current Affair

     

    susie nordqvistPast AshColl pupil Susie Nordqvist. Photo supplied.Susie Nordqvist is to join TVNZ 2 as the host of A Current Affair. Launching on Sunday 31 January, A Current Affair will bring viewers the latest in local and international consumer affairs, entertainment and real-life stories for everyday New Zealanders.

    With almost 20 years’ experience as a journalist, Susie has a wealth of experience in newspapers, online and broadcasting, most recently presenting and producing for Newshub Live at 4.30pm.

    Susie is looking forward to hosting a brand-new entertainment show in 2021. “I’m thrilled to be starting the New Year with a new show on TVNZ 2.

    “Current affairs has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember, and I can’t wait to begin this new chapter with A Current Affair. I’m looking forward to sharing the show with New Zealand audiences.”

    Viewers will get a double dose of Breakfast’s Matty McLean who also joins A Current Affair as the show’s local reporter. Matty will do what he does best – chatting! He’ll be on-hand to speak to the nation’s favourite entertainment stars, and get all the goss on their lives and latest projects.

    Matty says, “I’m nosy by nature, which is possibly how I ended up on this career path!

    “So the chance to get the scoop from some truly fascinating people is really exciting. I’m betting some of these interviews will spark some amazing water cooler conversations afterwards!”

    In the show’s premiere episode, Matty sits down for a one on one interview with TVNZ’s new bachelorette Lexie Brown, to find out what she’s really looking for in love.

    Join Susie and Matty when A Current Affair premieres on Sunday 31 January, 7pm, TVNZ 2.

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