MAC Success Stories


Here are some of the fantastic achievements of Mount Aspiring College's pupils and staff, past and present.


ODT Class Act 2014



This year's Class Acts were Kasper Humphrey and Eden Brown. They were both 
recognised for their outstanding contributions to the college and the
community in general.

They join our long line of student success stories on the wall of fame in the
Student Foyer.

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Film Success Continues

Daisy Thor Poet continues on her road to movie making success taking out another national title in this year's Panasonic Film competition with her short film 'Searching for Summer'. 



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2013 NCEA Success


Last year's NCEA result are announced along with Mount Aspiring College's Scholarships.

Some great results by all involved.


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2013 Class Acts


This year's Class Acts were Jessica Bailey and Finn Moore. They were both 
recognised for their outstanding contributions to the college and the
community in general.

They join our long line of student success stories on the wall of fame in the
Student Foyer.


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Victoria University of Wellington Success

A list of past Mount Aspiring College students who have qualified through Vic this year has just been released.


Congratulations to:

Sarah J Adams
Jane V Britton
Tessa S Fitzgibbon
Charlotte Z Grieve
Daniel W Hunt
Elsa Hunt 
Natalie C Paterson 
Lauren Ries
Courtney Tate
Jack Teppett




More Film Success

MAC students,Daisy Thor-Poet, Kath Millis and Ming Thor-Poet all of Year 10 are heading to Vietnam and with a bit of luck (and after a lot of hard work) perhaps London.

Following their success last year they have reconfirmed their top film making status by winning the same competition again this year. The Kids Witness News competition run globally by Panasonic.


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Runner-Up in Mountain Film Festival

When Finlay Woods started making a film about his college mate, who knew what it would lead to? His film "Shimmer" came a close second in this years annual Mountain Film Festival, held here in Wanaka.

The short film features MAC student Cody Tucker who is currently New Zealand's best Wake Skater (a water sport based on combining wake boarding and skate boarding) bar one.




MAC National Outdoor Educator National Award

Everybody at MAC knows that we are lucky to be in the heart of the beautiful South Island with its majestic national parks. OP has been a big part of the education here since the school opened.

The quality of this education has just been rewarded by being acknowledged as being the Best Outdoor Education Programme, in the 2011 Outdoor Excellence Awards.



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MAC Enterprise Students Clean Up with Back Black

Four Mount Aspiring Students, Abigael Ayre, Ashley Campbell, Sina Schaal and Elle Scurr who formed the company 'Back Black', collected five out of seven of the young Enterprise Scheme Southern Regional Awards.




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MAC Students Win 'Kids Witness News' Competition

MAC students Daisy Thor-Poet and Mikaela Cooper who entered a competition run by Panasonic won first prize with their video storybook entitled ‘The Invitation’.



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MAC NCEA Success 2011

Mount Aspiring College students received an outstanding amount of NCEA Merits, Excellence and Scholarships from 2010.



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MAC Success Stories Archive


Click here to see some of the Success Stories of previous years.






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