Outdated browser!
Your current browser is out of date and might not be able to display this website correctly. Please update your browser. Or click below to continue using the site.
Update browser
School Event

Celebrating our junior speakers

“They spoke with real passion around what are really important issues for our young people in terms of their own self-worth and wellbeing. I was very impressed by their level.” – Principal, Thea Kilian.

From global warming to human rights, an impressive array of provocative issues emerged in ACG Tauranga’s inaugural Junior House Speaking Competition for students in Years 7-9 last week.

For the audience, the topics provided food for thought – and action.

Adjudicator Sue Webster said she was impressed by the high standard of writing and speaking from competitors.

Particular mention to:
Hadassah Odumosu (Mauao House) in Year 5 and Liam Jury (Te Awanui House) in Year 6. These students gave the Year 7-10 students a display of awesome skills at such a young age. We can’t wait to see them in the Secondary School!

Congratulations to:
Sam Stokes in Year 7 (Wairoa House) for placing first. He and Cullum Connell in Year 8, who placed third (Tarawera House) will go forward to the Tall Poppies Speech Competition.
Renee Reeves Pederson
in Year 9 (Wairoa House) for her powerful performance poetry piece. She placed 2nd, illustrating adeptly how persuasive poetry can be.

Principal Thea Kilian said she particularly enjoyed the commitment and passion of the Year 9 students who engaged in poetry.

“They spoke with real passion around what are really important issues for our young people in terms of their own self-worth and wellbeing. I was very impressed by their level. Poetry is not easy!”

Fantastic work from all students who took part – we admire your courage! A big thank you to Sue Wood for organising the event.

  • ACG ACG Pathways ACG Schools New Education

    Promoting mental wellbeing in schools

    Creating a positive environment at school will promote mental wellbeing among students, says principal and leading educationalist Thea Kilian.
  • ACG ACG Pathways ACG Schools New Education

    Meet our enrolment manager, Sharron

    Many people are nervous about applying to an independent school. But there’s no need to be! When you apply to ACG Tauranga, you’ll be met by the friendly face of our enrolment manager Sharron Angus.
  • ACG ACG Pathways ACG Schools New Education

    Happy first birthday ACG Tauranga preschool!

    Today our preschool celebrates its very first birthday! The biggest highlight for us has been creating relationships with all of our foundation children and their families. It has been a year of successes.