Nepal trip: A very excited group of 17 flew out of Queenstown early this morning by Mount Aspiring College


Principal Nicola Jacobsen shares her thoughts.

Kia ora

All the very best to the students heading off to Nepal today. This is quite the opportunity, and I know that in order to make this happen and prepare for the trip there has been a lot of hard work happen. My thanks to Dan Cullen and Sandra Findlay who are the teachers in charge of the trip for their dedication to making an opportunity such as this happen. I am looking forward to students sharing stories of their experience on their return.

The Sustainability Committee has been doing an excellent job of raising awareness and promoting kaitiakitanga. This Sunday, two students, James Watson and Elsa Buckley will join a panel of experts to talk about climate and sustainability as a part of 'Aspiring Conversations'. All the very best to James and Elsa.

Path | Ara Kī Wānaka is a local interagency youth-focused group whose purpose is to provide community support for youth in Wānaka, and resources for parents. Next term, with the help of the MAC Head Students, Path is hosting a Pickleball Competition at Paetara. The purpose of this event is to provide a fun, free event for parents and their children to participate in. If you are interested and would like to sign up, please complete this google form

A summary of academic progress will be emailed to parents and whānau at the end of week one, Term two. For senior students, most will have completed one internal NCEA assessment, and will have an idea of what it is that they want to achieve this year. For endorsements at NCEA, students need to have 50 merit credits (for a merit endorsement) or 50 excellence credits (for an excellence endorsement). If you have questions about NCEA, or would like more information, please visit: or email your child’s Dean.

Toitū te whenua, toitū te tangata.

The land is strong, the people are fulfilled.

Ngā mihi

Nicola Jacobsen