Albany Senior High School turns 10 years old - and you are invited!

When Albany Senior High School opened its doors in 2009 it was the first state-funded senior high school built in New Zealand catering for students from Years 11-13. The school was officially opened in February 2009 by the Prime Minister, John Key.

Just as it was then, ASHS is still seen as one of New Zealand’s most innovative schools with many unique features: open-plan learning commons, 100 minute lessons, tutorials and Impact Projects to list a few. Albany Senior High School continues to provide an A+ (Academic Plus) education, where the A stands for excellent academic results and the plus is the innovation, creativity and future-focused skills that our students gain by allowing them to take their learning to the world through Impact Projects.

February marks ASHS's 10th birthday and it is definitely time to catch up with everyone who has been part of Albany Senior High School on our way to double figures. On Friday 22nd February from 4pm we will be hosting celebratory drinks and nibbles - we would love any past and present staff and students to come along so we can hear where the last 10 years have taken you. See event details on our Facebook Page


ConnectED - Calling all North Shore business and community groups!

ConnectED aims to be a first of its kind, school / business / community / innovation hub and network which will be based at Albany Senior High School.

The aim of the network is to:

- establish a network and talent register that might mentor and support student Impact Projects

- connect learning across the school with the community and wider world of business

- host whanau / community-facing educational events about futures thinking and social business networking as to establish ASHS as THE ed-innovation hub on the shore!

ConnectED is already working with The Mind Lab, 21C Skills Lab, Grow North and Shore Junction. We also have a wide range of community members signed up. If you are keen to get involved as an individual, community, business or innovation partner please contact the Principal, Claire Amos at or join our ConnectED Facebook Group at We are super keen to hear from anyone keen to co-host events, mentor our students or just basically get involved.


Out of zone? Last chance to enrol for 2019!

Once you have completed the online enrolment form (see link below) just contact the school on (09) 451 9065 for an interview time. You do NOT need a login to complete an enrolment form. At the interview, you will be able to discuss your enrolment with one of the Senior Leadership Team, a curriculum leader or a team leader. You will also need to download a 2019 course selection form for either Year 11, Year 12 or Year 13 as applicable.

Issue 95 February 2019