Liz McHugh, a Technology teacher who has started at MAC this year, will be taking part in Shave for a Cure on Friday evening this week, 8 March, in support of two close friends who are fighting cancer.
The link is below if you would like to make a donation.

Liz McHugh - Shave for a Cure Link


The Vision Hearing Technicians from Te Whatu Ora - Southern will be visiting Mount Aspiring College later this month to screen all Year 7 students.

Screening Provided: Distance Vision (Amblyopia & Hyperopia). This determines how well your child can see at a distance. It involves reading an eye chart.If you do not wish your child to be screened, please complete an opt-out slip which is available from the College office.
PLEASE NOTE: This free vision check is not required if the student wears glasses and/or is currently under the care of an optometrist or eye specialist (within the last six months). In this case you do not need to fill in an opt-out slip as we ask all students if they fall into this category before carrying out the screening.

If you wish to ask any questions, please address these to the Vision Hearing Team - 0800885504 -


From Monday 19 February for five weeks, vehicles travelling into Wānaka from Luggate will have to detour via Ballantyne Road. This will affect some of the bus routes, but GoBus have been able to make changes that will have minimal impact.

Luggate Loop – D130429

Currently this bus is following a different route due to Riverbank Road being closed. As of Monday, the bus will revert to it’s previous timetabled route.

Wānaka Airport D130430

This bus will continue to operate as normal. (It has been allowed access through the road closure to travel past Ballantyne Road, so it will be able to come back along Morris Road).

Affected run: Luggate Express D130409

IMPORTANTAny changes detailed below will only affect the morning bus run. The afternoon bus run will operate as normal.

In the morning the Luggate Express bus will detour via Ballantyne Road.

Any students catching the bus at 548 Wanaka-Luggate Highway (“Sandhills”) will need to get on the Wānaka Airport bus at Sandhills but please be there by 7:55am.

Students who would get on “just past the corner of Ballantyne Road” will still be on the Luggate Express, but will need to get on at 622 Ballantyne Road. Please be at the stop at 8.00 am.

All of these bus timetables can be viewed here:

If you have any questions please address these directly to GoBus – 03 448 6868.