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C A ACG Strathallan College, School and Preschool Hayfield Way, RD 1 Papakura 2580, Auckland Telephone: +64 9 295 0830 Facsimile: +64 9 295 0833 Email: strathallan@acgedu.com

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PRIDE in ACHIEVEMENT As at March 2009, every attempt was made to present accurate information in this prospectus. Academic Colleges Group reserves the right to change without notice programmes, terms and conditions both before and after students’ admission.

A Quality Education in an Exceptional Environment

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ACG Strathallan’s

Vision

ACG Strathallan is a place where young people are encouraged and challenged to

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meet both their academic and personal potential.

Learning and enjoyment go hand in hand, with the all-round development of each person our focus. It is a place where the individual is valued and appreciated. At ACG Strathallan, we aim to educate our students to be creative problem-solvers who are willing to take considered risks; lifelong learners with a love of learning; young people who are both independent and interdependent in their relations with others; useful contributors and strong leaders in the global community of the 21st century. We recognise that the world outside of school is a global and competitive one. Thus we strive to seek and offer international “best practice” in all we do. In this way, we are confident that we will prepare our students to achieve in their lives - both now and in the future. A focus on learning ensures that each student’s needs are carefully considered. All students are encouraged and supported to achieve to

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their highest level. Outstanding teachers and an emphasis on literacy and numeracy are fundamental. The curriculum is designed to meet the needs of young people in a fastchanging, global environment, while providing the time to ask questions, consider the views of others and seek solutions. Our pastoral systems provide active support based on strong ties between home and school. At ACG Strathallan we place high value on ensuring a safe and secure environment in which each person is

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accepted and supported.

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ACG Strathallan is an outstanding independent co-educational facility. Modern architecture, combined with a stunning and spacious natural setting on the picturesque Hingaia Peninsula, make the campus a unique and stimulating place. ACG Strathallan’s campus was developed to provide a continuous educational path for those who place pride in achievement. A superb facility providing world-class education through the ACG Strathallan Preschool (for children age two to five), ACG Strathallan School for Years 1 to 6 and ACG Strathallan College for Years 7 to 13. This is achieved through high quality teaching, an emphasis on literacy and numeracy skills, as well as diversified curricula that is international in outlook. Stretching over 14.5 hectares and sited 1.5 kilometres from the Southern Motorway’s Papakura exit, ACG Strathallan provides an easily accessible location and a stimulating environment for learning and growing in the 21st century.

The academic focus that is a feature of ACG Strathallan ensures that time in the classroom is valued and appreciated, and a love of learning fostered.

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The ACG Strathallan campus provides a balanced education that is both forward-looking but anchored on the strengths and essential teachings learned from the past.

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The philosophies that underpin its curriculum are built around some very solid beliefs. These include the importance of teamwork, the worth of the individual and active encouragement of both achievement and excellence.

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ACG Strathallan is an exciting educational development at Karaka, south of Auckland, New Zealand.

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ACG Strathallan:


ACG Strathallan ACG Strathallan is independent school complexes in New Zealand. The campus is divided into three areas - College, School and Preschool. Each area has its own comprehensive facilities.

ACG Strathallan College is sited in a fine double-storyed block built around a central courtyard. Spacious classrooms and corridors offer an open environment in keeping with the College’s prime location. ACG Strathallan School offers a high level of specialist facilities. A fully-equipped science laboratory, art room and computer room are part of the learning environment. Classrooms are clustered around central atriums that offer a uniquely safe and stimulating environment. The School has its own hall that caters for both performance arts and indoor sports. Situated in a central position on the campus, ACG Strathallan Preschool occupies an attractive and spacious area. Through wellequipped classrooms, pleasant outdoor playing and activity areas and the creation of a lively and interesting environment, the preschool offers a stimulating and safe place to learn. ACG Strathallan’s spacious outdoor facilities and sporting areas ensure that a complete education is provided. Soccer and rugby fields, tennis and netball courts, an aerobics room, a full gymnasium and a sports hall are featured within the campus grounds.

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Achievement Learning in life starts from a very young age, which is why the ACG Strathallan experience is offered from Preschool through to preparation for tertiary education and graduation from College.

Developing a love of learning and savouring achievement are characteristics we seek to develop from the first day at ACG Strathallan through till students graduate. We achieve this through: • Encouraging and challenging each student to strive to do

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• Effective use of technology integrated into educational programmes at all levels to encourage students to think creatively and critically

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Students can apply to enter ACG Strathallan at any stage of their education or can plan to make the campus their preferred place of learning and growing from Preschool through to College education.

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• Giving prominence to the arts

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wide range of sporting and physical activities


ACG Strathallan

College

ACG Strathallan College is a place where the learning of young they are well prepared for further study at tertiary level and for future employment.

Programmes are designed to challenge and to stimulate good learning and preparation for living and working in the 21st century. Effective use of technology is integrated into educational programmes at all levels. A wide range of subjects is offered. Students have the opportunity to study innovative and creative programmes designed to make them think both creatively and critically. Included in these is a thinking skills programme designed to allow students to develop abilities in problem-solving and in dealing with new, even unexpected, situations. Students also have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of sporting and cultural activities. There is a focus on the individual and the educational achievement and progress of each student. A key component of this is the development of individual academic goals under the guidance of a teacher/mentor. At senior levels, students are prepared for the Cambridge International Examinations (CIE): IGCSE, AS and A Levels. These internationally respected and recognised qualifications will provide them with access to a wide range of tertiary institutions. ACG Strathallan has been recognised as one of the top Cambridge centres in New Zealand, with prize-winning students at both IGCSE and AS Levels.

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Enthusiastic and highly skilled teachers ensure students continue to build on their previous achievements. Classroom time is valued and used effectively.

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The young women and men who attend ACG Strathallan College are rewarded with exceptional opportunities to maximise their potential and become innovative and creative.

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ACG Strathallan School provides a high quality education. In keeping with ACG Strathallan’s philosophies, emphasis is placed on providing a curriculum and learning environment that actively encourages students to reach their potential.

School What is learnt here will provide an important basis for future achievement. Attitudes and values that are deemed important are affirmed, while enjoyment and personal success are also central. There is a strong emphasis on the value of academic work and all students are encouraged and supported to strive to reach their potential. Individual attention is maximized in each classroom. Academic programmes are based around this objective and staff work closely with students to ensure their success. A strong focus on literacy and numeracy, in order to prepare students for their secondary years and beyond, is a feature of the curriculum. Like the College, goal setting and mentoring are features of the ACG Strathallan School experience. The School offers a level of specialist teaching rarely seen in primary education. Specialist teachers in music, art, physical education and science allow students to enjoy experiences that will last a lifetime. ACG Strathallan School provides an excellent base for future development. It is a stimulating and productive environment where the teamwork between teachers and students develops a positive work ethic and a love of learning.

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ACG Strathallan Preschool encourages children to see learning as both enjoyable and useful and it provides a strong foundation for future intellectual, social and physical development. There is a strong emphasis on oral language development and opportunities for thinking, problem-solving and experimenting. The programme also includes opportunities for self-expression and discovery. Expert staff ensure children have a positive start to learning so they are well prepared for further schooling. Enrolments for either weekly or daily attendance are available.

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The underlying emphasis is on helping children acquire a variety of important skills, knowledge and attitudes that will affect their ability to learn, their personal development, their relationships and their future achievement.

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Education starts at a young age at ACG Strathallan. While childhood is certainly a time for learning and growing, the quality of early experiences can shape a child’s future.

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SOS is a committee of parents whose focus is to raise the profile of ACG Strathallan and develop a network of interaction by organising functions that include the whole family and wider community. SOS also engage in fundraising activities through the use of corporate sponsorship, trust fund applications and donations. All efforts made by the SOS team help to enhance the school community and facility and benefit the children of ACG Strathallan. SOS school events include family barbecues, mum’s days out, family socials and art festivals. www.sos.org.nz

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ACG Strathallan College, School and Preschool Hayfield Way, RD 1 Papakura 2580, Auckland Telephone: +64 9 295 0830 Facsimile: +64 9 295 0833 Email: strathallan@acgedu.com

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PRIDE in ACHIEVEMENT As at March 2009, every attempt was made to present accurate information in this prospectus. Academic Colleges Group reserves the right to change without notice programmes, terms and conditions both before and after students’ admission.

A Quality Education in an Exceptional Environment

www.acgedu.com


ACG Strathallan College