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Term Dates 2017 as follows:

Term 1 – Tuesday 31 January to Thursday 13 April
Term 2 - Monday 1 May to Friday 7 July
Term 3 – Monday 24 July to Friday 29 September
Term 4 – Monday 16 October to Friday 8 December

 

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2017 Prefects

Published: Wednesday, 09 November 2016 15:06

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At Prizegiving, the Principal announced that our 2017 Head Girl is Vienna Trainor and Scarlett Parkes and Chant’e Leafa, will be our Deputy Head Girls in 2017. Here is the full list of prefects for 2017. Congratulations to all these young women. 

SENIOR PRIZEGIVING 2016

Published: Wednesday, 09 November 2016 14:19

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On 4 November, the Dorothy Winstone Centre was filled with parents, staff, Board of Trustee members, special guests from Tertiary Institutions and our senior students for our Annual Senior Prizegiving Assembly. The ceremony began with a welcome powhiri from our Kapa Haka Group, Nga Tumanako o Kahurangi.

Our Principal, Ms Thomson’s, presented our school’s annual report on the progress of the school and students. This was Ms Thomson’s last Senior Prizegiving as Principal, as she is retiring at the end of this year and at the end of her presentation she was given a standing ovation.
The top academic awards in any school are the awards of Proxime Accessit and Dux and this year our Proxime Accessit is Victoria Murphy and our Dux is Ngan Gian Vuong.

At the end of the ceremony, our 2016 Head Girl, Tamiel Tagaloa and Deputy Head Girls, Nina Santos and Tamkeen Saeid gave moving addresses and these were followed by a rousing rendition of our School Song. 

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Founding Day 2016

Published: Thursday, 20 October 2016 11:07

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Head girls with guestsOur Founding Day this year was another very special occasion where, in an AGGS tradition that began in 1992, we honoured two of our high achieving ‘Old Girls’ who returned to share their achievements with us at an assembly on 13 October.   As a surprise on the day, we also paid a special tribute to our Principal, Liz Thomson, who, is retiring at the end of this year.  Our special guests this year were Nirvana Health Care Director and finalist in the Entrepreneur of the Year Awards, Ranjna Patel and Human Rights Lawyer, Golriz Ghahraman.  In addition three current students received awards from our Old Girls Association.  Congratulations to Eseta Tupouniua, Year 11Scarlett Parkes, Year 12 and Bisma Maryam, Year 13.
You can read more about this special day in our Newsletter.  

In the photo are our Head Girl and Deputy Head Girl with Special Guests, Ranjna Patel and Golriz Ghahraman.  

Premier Basketball 3rd in the National Secondary Schools' Competition

Published: Tuesday, 11 October 2016 10:03

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DSC 0975During the first week of the school holidays our Premier Basketball Girls Team competed in the National Secondary School Girls Basketball Competition in Palmerston North.

The week got off to a bit of a shaky start with the team’s flights being cancelled the night before and with no other option of making it down in time, the girls flew to Wellington and then drove up to Palmerston North. The whole day was a mad rush to ensure we got there in time for the Opening Ceremony.

The tournament started with a bang and the girls played exceptionally well during pool play to make the Top 8. The team progressed through to the semi-finals where they played against Mt Albert Grammar School, some of the best basketball they have ever played. With everyone on the edge of their seats, it was anyone’s game but eventually the victory went to MAGS. The team fought back the next morning to beat Westlake Girls and finish 3rd in the country.

Congratulations to Elianna Tuaiti and Mele Latu who were named in the Tournament Team.

Auckland Rugby League Final

Published: Friday, 23 September 2016 11:30

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On 22 September the AGGS Rugby League team competed against James Cook High School in the final of the Girls' Rugby League Competition.

At the end of the first half AGGS was leading 18-4. The second half saw James Cook step up a gear and really put the pressure on. They scored 3 tries within the first 7 minutes, AGGS needed to pull something out of the bag to get ahead and put the Shield out of James Cook’s reach. A couple of breakaways meant that AGGS had sealed the victory with a few minutes left to play.

The girls all played fantastically and never gave up, even when it looked like they were going to come out second best.  The final result was 26-18 and Melodee Magele-Fuli was named Player of the Match.  Well done girls!

Duke of Edinburgh

Published: Tuesday, 06 September 2016 10:03

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Duke Edimburgh1On the first day of spring, 11 keen students and 2 teachers headed out to the Wild West Coast to complete the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Hillary Award Practice Tramp.
We began on the aptly named Hillary Trail, heading down the Omanawanui Track with native bush stretches merging onto rocky outcrops, steep valleys and soaring heights, granting us stunning views across to South head, the Waitakere ranges and the stretch of black sandy shore at Whatipu.
The students were in fine form, encouraging one another down the slippery and treacherous parts of the track, stopping from time to time to munch on chocolate-filled scroggin, and take pictures to record their travels.
We arrived at the historic Whatipu Lodge by nightfall and enjoyed home-made dinners (thanks students!), games of pool, puzzles and a great Kiwi quiz. The students bunked in the cosy homestead, sleeping deeply after a vigorous day outdoors.
The following day we trekked up the very muddy Kura track and summited Mt Donald Mclean to enjoy gorgeous views from the top, as we ate a well-earned lunch.
The final tramp for the Bronze award will be completed in December at the Pinnacles, Coromandel. We look forward to another adventure with the well-organised, adventure-loving students.
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