Term Dates

Term Dates 2019 are as follows:

Term 1 – Tuesday 29 January to Friday 12 April
Term 2 - Monday 29 April to Friday 5 July
Term 3 – Monday 22 July to Friday 27 September
Term 4 – Monday 14 October to Thursday 5 December


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Well-Being Garden Project

Published: Thursday, 03 October 2019 12:52

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In the last week of term, our Sustainability class collaborated with MIT's Horticultural Department  to create a well-being garden for the mental health unit at Auckland Hospital.
The girls working with MIT students built and planted planter boxes  before they were transported to the hospital at lunchtime.

In the afternoon, the Year 12 students completed their report on how this collaborative action contributed to a sustainable future, while the Year 13 students used what they learned in the collaborative project to develop and report on how this could be developed into personal action for a sustainable future. 

  • Our Sustainability prefects Claudia and Gwyneth also participated in the day and reported on the project as evidence for AGGS Green Gold Enviroschools certification.

The project is now complete and planters have been relocated to Auckland Hospital Well-being Garden. 


Published: Friday, 13 September 2019 10:18

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On Thursday 5 September we were delighted to welcome back to our school two very special guests, former students; Tiana Epati, newly elected President of the NZ Law Society and AGGS student from 1989 to 1993 and Raukura Turei, Architect, Actress, Artist and AGGS student from 1989 to 1993. Both women gave inspiring and motivational addresses.  A special speech award in memory of Dame Dorothy Winstone, after whom our school theatre is named, was presented to Year 12 student Odille Maeata'anoa, who delivered her winning speech.   Founding Day awards, generously provided by the Auckland Grammar Old Girls' Trust and our Board of Trustees, were presented to individual students chosen by their Deans in Years 11 to 13 and to one student from our Kahurangi Whanau Unit.  It was a wonderful day of connection and celebration of our school and of our students, both past and present.  

Visit from Our Japanese Sister School

Published: Monday, 12 August 2019 10:43

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Last week we were delighted to host a group of students from Ohtani Junior and Senior High School, Ohtani High School is in Osaka, Japan and has been our sister school since 2006.  Over the years we have hosted many students from Ohtani and our students have in turn visited Japan and been warmly welcomed there.  During their visit our language students had a chance to use their Japanese language skill and our visitors took the opportunity to practise their English, as well as to share some of each others cultures. 
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Passing Exams Seminar - July School Holidays

Published: Wednesday, 10 July 2019 10:37

  • 42 girls from years 11-13 found the 'Passing Exams Seminar' facilitated by Patrick Sherratt engaging and informative and the girls all left with a toolkit of strategies to help them with their upcoming exams and for their study in general.
    Patrick went through his five step Exam Preparation Strategy:

    Releasing your potential
  • Relaxing comes first.
  • Reviewing and rewriting your notes
  • Remembering with pictures and patterns.
  • Rehearsing for recall and performance.

Patrick included excellent strategies for (e.g) helping to stay relaxed before and during examinations and ways to stay focused and not procrastinate when studying.

It was awesome to see in the student feedback the range of tips and strategies each student had picked up, for example: It's all about preparation; I can't do it YET rather than saying I can't do it; the importance of the first 5 minutes in getting started; have an intention before attention; no small screen 1 hour before you want to go to sleep as there is research that the bright screen light keeps you awake; the importance of nutrition and sleep to help you study.

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Geography Trip to Muriwai

Published: Wednesday, 03 July 2019 14:56

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Our Level 2 Geography students field trip to Maori Bay and Muriwai Beach was to collect data supporting the aeolian and hydrological processes in dune formation at both locations for a 5 credit Research assessment.
The girls collected data  and studied the vegetation, but also viewed some of the geographical phenomena such as the cave, arch, shore platform,  the headland, Oaia Island, Motutara Stack and then they  walked to Otokamiro Point to view the gannet colony (there were only a few gannets at this time of the year).  The girls collected data in a variety of weather conditions on the day and also enjoyed themselves making Geography come to life. 


Published: Thursday, 06 June 2019 14:34

Parents, families/whanau and all students are invited to our Careers Expo  on 

Thursday 13 June from 3.50 p.m to 6.30 p.m.   Careers Day flyer

Representatives from up to 40 institutions, including all NZ Universities, Technical Institutes, the Police, the Defence Force, NZ Institute of Sport, Te Wananga o Aorearoa, NZ School of Food and Wine, hairdressing and beauty schools and a host of other providers will be here to promote their courses and answer students and parents queries and to provide ideas for what to study next and how to prepare for furture employment.   Just come along at a time that suits you between 3.50 and 6 p.m.   

Fritz Evile, Chief Advisor Pacific at NZQA will run a NCEA information Session from 5.30 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Room A236.  

This will be a great opportunity for parents to find out more about how NCEA works so that you are best able to support your daughters' learning.  


Published: Tuesday, 07 May 2019 11:01

2019 Open Day

Students and their parents who are interested in their daughter attending Auckland Girls' in 2019 are warmly invited to our Open Day on Thursday 30 May at anytime between 9.30 a.m. and 12.30 p.m.   Senior students will lead tours of the school and the Principal will give short talks at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and 12 noon.  For those who can't make it during the day we will hold an Information Evening also on 30 May from 6.30 to 8 p.m.  If you are interested in attending the Information Evening please will you call 307 4180 and speak wiith Lilly, our Enrolment Officer, to register your interest, or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..   We look forward to seeing you. 

Click here for the 2019 video message from our principal. Principal's Open Day Message

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Upcoming Events


17.10.2019 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Senior students Parent Teacher Evening


25.10.2019 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Sports Prizegiving


29.10.2019 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Board of Trustees Meeting


30.10.2019 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Kahurangi Whanau Hui


04.11.2019 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Year 9 Science Virtual Reality Day