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International Students

Auckland Girls' Grammar School has students from more than 50 different countries.  Auckland Girls' Grammar School is a signatory to the New Zealand Ministry of Education (Pastoral Care of International Students) Code of Practice 2021

More information can be found on the New Zealand Ministry of Education website here.
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Close to the Central Business District, Auckland Girls' Grammar School is within easy walking distance to the universities, central library, art galleries, museum, theatres and all major transport routes.


The school is centred around a magnificent historic building set in beautiful grounds on a slope overlooking the Waitemata Harbour.

  • We have:
      • Video editing
      • Digital photography
      • Music suite with midi-lab computer technology
      • Photography workshop
      • 800 Seat auditorium for the performing arts
      • Two gymnasiums (currently under repair)
      • Swimming pool  
  •   • Cafeteria

Other specialist areas include:
  • Modern science laboratories
  • Three well-equipped computer pods and
  • A state-of-the-art Technology Block - with workshops and design areas
  • A well resourced information centre



Term 1 2023

Thursday 2nd February - Powhiri for Year 9 students and all new students
Friday 3rd February - Year 9 Students only at school 
Tuesday 7th February - All Students Years 9-13 at school
End of Term 1: Thursday 6th April

Term 2 2023
Wednesday 26th April - Friday 30th June
Tuesday 25th April: ANZAC Day
Friday 5th May: Teacher Only Day
Friday 2nd June: Mid-Term Break
Monday 5th June: King’s Birthday 

Term 3 2023
Monday 17th July - Friday 22 September

Term 4 2023
Monday 9th October - Thursday 7th December
Monday 23rd October: Labour Day


International Student Enrolment Information and Application Form

For more information on enrolment  

Applications will need to include:

Original recent passport size photo
Certified copies in English of the student's latest school reports
A letter or recommendation from the Principal
For clarification please contact our International Director


International students must have appropriate and current medical and travel insurance while studying in New Zealand.  Insurance conditions need to comply with NZ Immigration requirements and requirements provided in The Code. 

Insurance can be arranged through Auckland Girls’ Grammar School and  should be organized before the student leaves her home country. 

For further information please contact:

Jennifer Sturme, Dean of International Students, or Sue Porter, International Director
Auckland Girls' Grammar School, PO Box 68-053, Victoria Street West, Auckland 1142, New Zealand.
Telephone +64-9-307-4180, facsimile +64-9-309-9152.
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Auckland Girls' Grammar School is affilated to a number of home stay providers.

The school requires all International Students to either live with a parent, in a school approved home stay, or with a designated carer. We do not have a boarding facility onsite. 

Further details are available during enrolment process.


Fees for our international students are NZ$16,000 per annum, which is broken down as - the tuition fee of NZ$14,500 payable in advance, and an Administration fee of $1,500 (not refundable).  Fees are subject to annual review. 

The Homestay Fee of NZ$16,050 in total per annum is payable in advance and is subject to annual review. The homestay fee must be paid into the school bank account with Tuition Fees on acceptance of an offer of place. 

In addition to this fee, there is a $1,730 Homestay Placement and Pastoral Care Fee. In the unlikely event that a student needs to change her homestay family, there is a further Replacement Fee of $200.
If living expenses are deposited into the school account for distribution, an administration cost of $300 will be charged.

Designated Care Fee is $1,400.  All fees are in New Zealand dollars. Designated Care fees apply where students live with an approved family member instead of a Homestay family organised by the school. These fees are to be paid into the school bank account with Tuition Fees on acceptance of Offer of Place.

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Contact Details

Sue Porter - International Director  -

Jennifer Sturme - International Dean -

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