Introduction - International Students

Auckland Girls' Grammar School has students from more than 50 different countries.  We celebrate our cultural diversity officially with an International Week in Term 1.Auckland Girls' Grammar School is a signatory to the New Zealand Ministry of Education's Code of Practice for International Students. Copies of the code are available on request from this institution or from the New Zealand Ministry of Education website:

February 2013 AGGS International Students at Sky City & Devonport.

It has been a busy start to Term 1 in the International Department! Everyone enjoyed a fun day out to Sky City and Devonport on the 19th February. The weather was kind to us, new friendships were made and lots of photos were taken by all.



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.



Term Dates 2014

  • Term 1 Friday 31 January-Thursday 17 April
  • Term 2 Monday 5 May-Friday 4 July
  • Term 3 Monday 21 July –Friday 26 September
  • Term 4 Monday 13 October –Tuesday 16 December*

*or after exams are complete.



homestay coordinatorThe school requires all International Students to stay in homestays. We do not have a boarding establishment but use very responsible agencies to organise the homestay accommodation.

Homestay fees for 2013 are $NZ12,500. The school employs an International Students Co-ordinator to oversee the Homestay Programme and ensure that students are happy and well cared for in their homestays.

Jenny Goodwin, Homestay Co-ordinator with Belle.


Our tuition fee is $14,000 payable in advance. Administration fee is $1000 (not refundable). Application fee $250. Visa Processing Fee is $40. Fees are subject to annual review. There are no extra fees for ESOL classes.

The homestay fee ($12,500 payable in advance) is subject to annual review. In addition to this fee, there is a $320 placement fee for Homestay. The homestay fees are payable in advance and into the school account. Replacement Fee of $200. 

Designated Care Fee is $1,000. 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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Academic Achievement

Auckland Girls' Grammar School prepares students for studying at University and other tertiary institutions. Our wide range of academic and vocational courses enable our students to achieve excellent results in the national qualification assessments and examinations.
Academic Programme


Student Stories

Morning Tea for our Chinese Mum's

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Auckland Girls' warmly welcomed The Mothers of our International Chinese students for Morning tea on Thursday 16 May. We hope that the Mothers will form a "coffee group" which will help these Mothers support each other while they live in Auckland caring and supporting their daughters who attend school with us.

Read about how some of our past International students experienced their time at Auckland Girls' Grammar School and in Auckland, New Zealand. 


Contact Details

Sue Porter - International Director  -

Jennifer Sturme - International Dean -

View our AGGS Taster Powerpoint datashow to give you a visual insight into the school life of our students.

International Gallery