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2023 TERM DATES

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
Thursday 6th April:
End of Term 1

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

Term 3 2023 
Monday 17th July:
Start of Term 3 
Friday 22nd September:
End of Term 3

Term 4 2023
Monday 9th October:
Start of Term 4 
Monday 23rd October:
Labour Day
Thursday 7th December:
End of Term 4

 

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Welcome to 2023 at AGGS

Published: Tuesday, 17 January 2023 10:03

New Students
We will welcome all new students and their whānau into our school at our Pōwhiri on Thursday February 2 beginning at 9am. Please assemble on the front lawn which can be accessed through Gate 1 on Howe Street. After the Pōwhiri new students in Years 10-13 will have their subject selections confirmed before being released. Year 9 will be introduced to the school and their tutor teacher as part of our orientation programme. Students should be in the correct school uniform and should bring a pen; no other stationery will be required. For Thursday and Friday school will finish at 2pm. School lunches will be readily available. 

Returning Students
School starts for all returning students on Tuesday 7 February at 9am. The day will start with tutor time. Students will be able to check their tutor class from lists in the Study Hall and i-Centre or from the KAMAR app.

Senior Prizegiving 2022

Published: Thursday, 01 December 2022 14:31

It was wonderful to celebrate academic achievement at our senior prizegiving on the 2nd of November, being unable due to covid to do this for 2 years.

The DWC was full of excited and proud students and whānau as well as many special guests including politicians, Old Girls’ and representatives from universities.

More than 150 Year 11, 12 and 13 students were recognised for Academic Excellence and 40 Year 13 students received grants or scholarships, many of them to support or pay for tertiary studies. 

The top award at any Prize Giving is the Dux and Proxime Accessit, or runner up to the Dux.

This year the Proxime Accessit is Lynelle Mendonca, and the Dux is Husna Nazari. Congratulations to everyone.

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Sports Awards 2022

Published: Thursday, 24 November 2022 11:51

After several years without an in-person Sports Awards event, it was great to come together to acknowledge and celebrate our amazing AGGS sports students and supporters from this year. It is clear the sports talent and support remain strong at AGGS.

Congratulations to our major award winners:

Meana Mateariki - Fair Play Award

Lynelle Mendonca - Student Volunteer of the Year

Rugby League Premier Team - Team of the Year

Dave Rewi - Coach of the Year

Mia Jones - Best All-Round Sportswoman

Aleiyah Tuala - Wahine Toa Junior Sportswoman of the Year

Caitlin-Jain Bushell - Wahine Toa Senior Sportswoman of the Year

Congratulations to all award recipients, best wishes to our Year 13 students leaving us; we look forward to welcoming all our teams back next year!

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Year 13 Alumni Pin Ceremony

Published: Wednesday, 09 November 2022 09:19

We honoured our Year 13 leavers with a special alumni pin ceremony in the Study Hall. Year 13 students entered the Study Hall through a guard of honour made up of Year 12 students to a rousing welcome from Ngā Tūmunako o Kahurangi.  Following a welcoming address by the Principal, Ms. Ashmore, Heather Ash, Chair of the AGGS Foundation addressed the students telling them a little about her time at school and her memories, Ms Ash was Head Girl in 1971.  Then with Year 11 and 12 students looking on from the balcony and main stairs, each Year 13 student went up to the podium to receive congratulations from Ms Ashmore and Foundation members and an Alumni pin.   The ceremony ended with the singing of the school song and haka, followed by morning tea for Year 13 in the Staffroom. All Year 13 students have been invited to register for the AGGS Community website where they can continue to keep in touch with their old school.  

Founding Day Assembly

Published: Thursday, 22 September 2022 13:33

We hosted our Founding Day Assembly and honoured three of our past students; Pippa Coom Corin Merrick and Alistar Kata. We also congratulated four current students with a scholarship.
 
Our first Founding Day was celebrated in 1992, when the school took up a suggestion from the Old Girls’ Association that each year we should honour some of our ‘Old Girls’ who have gone on to
make significant contributions to their community or in their field of work after they have left school.
 
At the same time the Old Girls’ Association offered to provide a scholarship to senior students from each year level based on the criteria of achievement, service and all round contribution to school life.
 
Since 1992, several of the students who received Founding Day Awards while they were at school have returned to school to be honoured as high achieving adults.
 

WHINA Played To A Sold Out Crowd

Published: Thursday, 25 August 2022 10:10

 
WHINA played to a sold out crowd of students, staff and their whanau.
 
The amazing and talented Miriama McDowell who played younger Whina hosted a Q & A session for the guests and we loved hearing her experience on set and her time as a student at AGGS.
 
Our Ngā Tūmanako o Kahurangi girls stood and sang two verses of our mōteatea that pays tribute to our kui from Te Whina - Aue e Whina.
 
Thank you to all that joined us, you made the evening.

We are excited to host an evening at the movies!

Published: Monday, 15 August 2022 12:59

Join us for a private screening of WHINA and a Q & A session with AGGS Old Girl Miriama McDowell who plays Younger Whina.  

If you haven’t already watched it, it is a must see!  Or perhaps you’d like to see it again with your whanau and fellow students.  WHINA - A biopic of the trailblazing Maori leader, Dame Whina Cooper, whose extraordinary life saw her break gender boundaries, champion the rights of Maori, and fight for the land - all the while staying true to her heart and her beliefs.

We are thankful to our Board of Trustees who have subsidised the ticket price for all students and whanau to $10 per person and organised a discount on concession combos available for pre-purchase, for all to enjoy. Please note the concession price only applies to pre-purchased concession tickets.

Movie and Concession Tickets are ONLY available for purchase at the school shop or the accounts office. Payment by Direct Credit is also available, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for direct credit information.  NO TICKET SALES AVAILABLE AT THE CINEMA. All Movie Tickets must be purchased by Monday 22nd August and Concession Tickets by 16th August.

DATE: Tuesday 23rd August

LOCATION: EVENT Cinemas Manukau – Cinema 1

ARRIVE AT: 5.30pm

MOVIE STARTS: 6pm

Q & A WITH MIRIAMA: At the conclusion of the movie

 

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