Global citizenship in education is the civil society aspect of globalization, the responsibilities that go with increasing interdependence in the world. Global citizens respect social and economic equality, human rights and the environment.
In accordance with the school values and charter, AGGS has introduced and will further develop Global Citizenship as an integrating theme that supports the numerous initiatives running throughout the school both curricula and co-curricula.
In broad terms three areas are covered:
- the promotion and protection of human rights,
- protection of the environment,
- and the fostering of closer connections in the international community.
AGGS was the first school partner in Human Rights in Education, the school has grounded the rights and responsibilities of citizenship in human rights: Auckland Girls' Grammar is a rights respecting school.
All areas of school life are conducted with respect to the principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. All members of our school community have the responsibility to ensure that one another's rights are respected.