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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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Rangiora Exchange - 2004
Rangiora Exchange - 2004

Peter Mee. Photo suppliedAshburton College's Peter Mee keeps the ball at his feet during his side's 3-2 loss to Rangiora High School during yesterday's exchange between the two schools. Consistency th [ ... ]

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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”.

  • Rural Women scholarships awarded - Ben Wakelin & Kirsten Clarke

    Ben Wakelin webBen Wakelin is one of three recipients of a Mid Canterbury Rural Women NZ Scholarships. Photo supplied.Three students have benefited from the annual Mid Canterbury Rural Women NZ Scholarships.

    Ben Wakelin, Kaleb Small and Kirsten Clarke have received the 2020 scholarships.

    Scholarship committee co-ordinator Pauline Hewson said that they received a good number of high calibre applicants this year across a range of subjects, making it a difficult decision.

    Hewson said that things were quite different in the process this year due to the impacts of Covid-19 but they were pleased to award the $2500 to the three worthy recipients.

    Wakelin, a former Ashburton College student, is in his third year of studying performance at Auckland’s Unitec Institute of Technology and received a $1000 scholarship.

    Small, former head boy at Mount Hutt College, also received $1000 to assist with his second year of studying a Bachelor of Commerce and Science at Canterbury University.

    Clarke is in her third year at Canterbury University studying a Bachelor of Law and Commerce.

    By Jonathan Leask © The Ashburton Guardian - 8 August 2020