In February 2015 Year 13 student Soomin Hong received an Outstanding International Student Award from the University of British Columbia (UBC). The Award recognises extraordinary academic, extra-curricular and personal achievements. Soomin will join an elite community of international students at UBC, the top university in Canada and currently ranked by the Times Higher Education University Rankings at number 32 in the world.
It is unusual to receive an unconditional offer of place, let alone an award carrying a value of $8,000 before the IB Diploma results are known.Read more...
Our congratulations to Yoojong (Grace) Lee for her University of New South Wales gold medal in the International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS) English competition and to Ngoc Quyen (Robin) Pham for his gold medal in the Mathematics competition. These competitions include Australia and New Zealand schools, so they are outstanding international achievements.
The AIC chess team (Johnson Li, Carolyn Zou, Kimdido Agape, Miles Lee and Tone Xie) came 1st in the Chess Power National Finals Senior Division 2014. This year we won as defending champions to make this our second consecutive year with this title.
Senior Division Individual results:
Overall Individuals: 1st place - Johnson Li ; 3rd place - Miles Lee
Overall Girls Individuals: 1st place - Carolyn Zou
Our congratulations to Thai An Vo for winning the national Race Unity Speech Award over 180 students.
Although in Auckland for only several months, he conveyed his message articulately and with conviction.
Students were tasked with explaining how they related to race relations in New Zealand by interpreting a traditional Maori proverb and a quotation on unity.
The speeches addressed themes such as appreciating cultural differences, growing together as a country and whether the Treaty of Waitangi can help all New Zealanders have a sense of belonging and connectedness.