Avondale College students have gained 38 Scholarships (including six Outstanding) as well as an Outstanding Scholar award in NZQA's 2019 New Zealand Scholarship exams.
Of particular note was the achievement of Year 13 student Albert Wang who won an Outstanding Scholar Award, along with his six Scholarships, (including two Outstanding, in Physics and Chemistry).
Remarkably, nine of Avondale's 20 students awarded Scholarships were only in Year 12! Of these students, Heather Wallace achieved a Scholarship in four subjects; an impressive result.
Scholarship is New Zealand’s most demanding and prestigious secondary school academic qualification. Each year, approximately three percent of students studying each subject at Level 3 are awarded NZ Scholarship, if they reach the standard that has been set. The rewards are financial, with students being able to win scholarships of up to $30,000.