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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”.

  • New faces add to youth council voice

    ash11youth council 696x301The 2021 Ashburton Youth Council, flanked by district councillors, Diane Rawlinson (left) and Lynette Lovett. Photo supplied.Fourteen members on the 2021 Ashburton Youth Council will provide a voice for young people in the district.

    The new committee ranges in age from 11 to 23 and will drive youth council activities, help organise events, liaise with Ashburton District Council and address issues facing young people in the district.

    They have a wide range of interests that include drama, sailing, dance, softball, karate, volleyball and chess.

    The group’s chairman is 20-year-old Michael Baker, who works for Des Kruger Tree Services. He is supported by Ashburton College Year 11 students Henry Goodes and Lara Shierlaw, who are co-deputies and have respective event and community liaison duties as well.

    Former Borough School student Maddie Page, now in her first year at Ashburton College, has taken on the secretary role, and 20-year-old Beatrice Bernarte, who works at Rosebank Resthome, is global ambassador.

    Other members include Mt Hutt College’s Abbie Wilson-James, who is submissions co-ordinator, and John Magyaya from Ashburton College, who is in charge of online media and is assisted by Alex Cojocary, the youngest member on the council.

    The other members are 17-year-old Ila Cabalse, 23-year-old Dom Cotter, St Joseph’s School pupil Sophia Aguila, Janre Lim and Anna Tu’amoheloa, both Mount Hutt College, and Ashburton College deputy head girl Easterlin Faamausili.

    The youth council will meet on the first Wednesday of each month and two district councillors, Cr Diane Rawlinson and Cr Lynette Lovett, will support them.

    © The Ashburton Courier - 13 February 2021