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Term Dates 2018 are as follows:

Term 1 – Tuesday 30 January to Friday 13 April
Term 2 - Monday 30 April to Friday 6 July
Term 3 – Monday 23 July to Friday 28 September
Term 4 – Monday 15 October to Thursday 13 December

 

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PUHORO STEM PROGRAMME

Published: Wednesday, 18 April 2018 15:38

Puhoro STEM COLLAGE

Providing young Māori secondary school students the chance to experience and pursue careers in science.

Participating in the program, Auckland Grammar Girls School student Heeni Blakey (Tuwharetoa) says, “There aren't many Māori kids in science and there are less girls, and I think this has opened a pathway for me to get into science.

Students from 11 Auckland schools met at Massey's Auckland campus in Albany for an interactive field trip which explores hands on science linked to their NCEA study.

This is a new experience, I haven't learnt these things at school so it's good to come here to the institute,” says Blakey.

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Fifteen Months on Principal Ashmore Speaks

Published: Monday, 09 April 2018 10:48

It’s been a whirlwind 15 months or so for Ngaire Ashmore.

Since her appointment as Auckland Girls’ Grammar School, Principal Ashmore’s been hard at work with transformation the name of the game.

“The first thing I wanted to do when I came to Auckland Girls’ was to look at how we could raise academic achievement, I think Auckland Girls is a school which should be right up there on the academic stage so that’s been a real focus.”

Ashmore empowered her staff to encourage students to be all they could be. And it’s working.

At the start of 2018 Ashmore and her team received the news that AGGS’ NCEA Level 1 pass rates had gone from 78 to 90 percent, Level 2 from 84 to 94 percent and Level 3 from 68 all the way up to 80 percent.   An impressive start to Ashmore’s tenure as principal.

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In Keeping With Tradition

Published: Friday, 09 March 2018 09:06

On 8 March, Liz Thomson, Ninth Principal of Auckland Girls' Grammar School from 1997 to 2016, returned to school to present her portrait, which now hangs with those of our previous eight Principals, dating back to 1910 when the portrait of our first female Principal, Anne Watt Whitelaw, was hung in our school's Study Hall.  Liz Thomson and Head Girl Lauryn Patea

Five First Foundation Scholarships go to AGGS Students

Published: Thursday, 15 February 2018 15:30

2018 is a milestone for the First Foundation as it celebrates its 20th year.  The First Foundation is a four year tertiary scholarship model – which provides the following:

Financial assistance:  $12,000 towards tertiary costs

Mentoring: The Mentors role is to assist students through the major transition from school to university.

Work Experience: Provides a minimum of 4-5 weeks paid work experience per year. Allows students to develop skills in safe work environment and build new networks.

 At the First Foundation Awards Ceremony on 13th February AGGS students were awarded 5 Scholarships.  Out of the 31 scholarships awarded to Auckland students, AGGS had the highest number awarded to one school.

We are very proud of our achievement as competition for these scholarships is very keen and each student went through a rigorous interview process and in most cases was the only student selected by the sponsor.  The scholarships were awarded to:

Selu-Kian Faletoese        Year 13 sponsor: Sky City.
Selu-Kian was chosen to give the thank you speech on behalf of the successful Scholarship students and did a fantastic job of it. She is one of our Deputy Head Girls this year.

  • Sabrita-Grace Kalone      Year 13                sponsor: Sistema
  • Samyah Powell                Year 13 sponsor: Steel and Tube
  • Georgia Boland:              Left in 2017      Studying Agri Business at Massey University, Palmerston North  Sponsor: Landcorp
  • Maryanne Ma’asi :           Left in 2017     Studying at University of Auckland. Nursing. Sponsor: A+ Trust  (Auckland Health Board)

Bound for Medical School - Congratulations

Published: Tuesday, 30 January 2018 15:54

Six ex-AGGS students have been accepted to study Medicine at Auckland University in 2018. They are Tamiel Tagaloa (Head Girl in 2016), Victoria Murphy, Sophie Yu, Vivian Chhan, Bisma Maryam, and Yestina Godinet. Entrance into Medicine is a very competitive process requiring very good grades in first year health or biomedical science, a good result in the Undergraduate Medical and Health Sciences Admission Test (UMAT) followed by an interview.  AGGS regularly has ex-students accepted into Medicine, but six students in one year is a record for us. We wish them all the best for their future studies and careers.

2018 Start of Year

Published: Wednesday, 20 December 2017 09:36

The first day of school for our new students will be Tuesday 30 January when school will begin at 9 a.m.  with a Welcome Powhiri.  Parents and whanau are most welcome to attend with their daughters. 
The School bus service will start operating on Wednesday 31 January when we welcome back our Year 10 students.  On Thursday 1 February all our students will be back at school and timetabled classes will start on Friday 2 February.  

School will close at 2 p.m. on Tuesday 30th and Wednesday 31st January and on Thursday 1 February.    More important dates for the start of the year are listed under Upcoming Events on the right hand side of this home page.  

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