ACG Sunderland School and College
|ACG Sunderland School and College|
Aspire • Succeed • Respect
|6 Waipareira Avenue, Henderson, Waitakere City
|Type||Private co-educational school|
|Ministry of Education Institution no.||571|
The Sunderland Education Trust founded Sunderland in 2007 as "Sunderland School and College". It was the first private school in Waitakere City (West Auckland). In 2010, Academic Colleges Group (ACG) took over the management contract for Sunderland, changing the name to ACG Sunderland. The school occupies the building formerly used by the Waitakere City Council.
ACG Sunderland provides education to boys and girls from Years 1 to 13, and currently has plans for an onsite kindergarten. The student body is split into four houses, named after four founders of the school - Tong, Fleming, Findlay, and McDonald.
ACG Sunderland offers the University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) and is a member of the Association of Cambridge Schools in New Zealand. Subjects include English, Mathematics, Co-ordinated Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, History, Art, Geography and Physical Education. ICT is integrated. There is a Spanish teaching room and rooms for learning support, ESOL, College art and Primary School art.
ACG Sunderland’s campus comprises architecturally designed premises and nine acres of landscaped grounds. As well as providing a full-sized gymnasium, computer suites, science laboratories, art rooms and a specialist technology department, the School places emphasis on the performing arts, with specialist music rooms, a band practice room, a drama room and a 150-seat auditorium.
- "Association of Cambridge Schools in New Zealand". acsnz.org.nz. ACSNZ. Retrieved 7 February 2012.