There has been cause for ongoing celebration at Avondale College over recent months, with national and international recognition of achievements in a variety of areas.
The year began with outstanding academic results from NCEA and Cambridge examinations, including one student (Chanuri Fernando) who came first in the world in the international IGCSE Chemistry exam, and six others topping New Zealand in their Cambridge Exams - including music student (and Blockhouse Bay Primary and Intermediate alumnus), Toby Barrett!
It's already been a great year for Toby - his band 'Toby and the Rest' released their first album, and the Avondale College Jazz Quartet, in which he plays saxophone, won the 'Best Combo' award at two national secondary schools jazz competitions, in Tauranga and Wellington! The College's music programme continues to go from strength to strength, with the Avondale College Gospel Choir winning two awards at the Auckland Big Sing choral festival, along with selection to the prestigious 'Cadenza' festival in Rotorua in August.
Meanwhile, twelve other jazz and classical ensembles are preparing to take part in the upcoming Auckland Jazz Competition and the KBB Music Festival in August.
Avondale College will be holding its Open Evening
on Wednesday 4 August from 4-7pm.
Prospective students and their families are warmly invited!