Crown’s December 2013 Graduation Unlucky For Nobody!

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The superstitious would say that the date of Friday 13 December 2013 might have been an inauspicious day for Crown’s end of year graduation, but we're not superstitious around here, and this event wasn’t about luck! So, that afternoon, a large group gathered at the salubrious Kingston Room at Rydges Auckland Hotel to celebrate the efforts and achievements of our graduands. This group had worked hard and with the support of their tutors and others, they have all reached an important goal and passed another point on their career journey.


Attendees enjoyed a slide show that featured the graduating students enjoying their time at Crown, and were inspired by our guest speaker, Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga (National MP for Maungakiekie).


Another highlight was a performance by Crown’s multi-cultural group made up of continuing and graduating students. Our Campus Manager, Natalie, was part of one of the performances.


We would like to thank Taste New Zealand and Stray Travel for sponsoring the fantastic prizes for the top students.


Tomoki Ono – Westfield voucher



Chris Saw – Taste New Zealand voucher

Channara Ourng – Taste New Zealand voucher

Kyohei Tominaga – Westfield voucher

Taylor Brooks – Westfield voucher



Penny-Lee Tate – Stray Travel Adventure voucher

We were again delighted to congratulate all of our graduates. They are a diverse group with a wide range of skills, attributes and work experience; but they have in common a great qualification from Crown! We certainly look forward to tracking these graduates’ career successes in the future.

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Governance Committee Board Meeting

Crown’s governance committee board (GCB) held its inaugural meeting today. Over a fine dining lunch hosted by the Northern Club, Dr. Josephine Do introduced the stellar cast to staff members and then outlined the Institute’s aims and objectives. GCB members listened attentively, occasionally interjecting with clarifying and perceptive questions. Constructive advice flowed generously. From this positive and affirming meeting emerged a list of action points that staff will be working on over the next quarter.

How Crown is Different to Other Schools

Crown is first-rate in the field of business, hospitality, travel and tourism, and is one of the longest-running tertiary institutes in New Zealand. Having been established since 1972 (that’s 48 years of teaching!) our fundamental principles of providing caring and innovative training have not changed one bit! However, we’re not stuck in the times, either. In fact, we are constantly improving our practices! We keep our courses and teaching methods fresh and relevant through Crown’s strong connection with reputable partners in the industry.

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