Welcome to AGGS - Auckland Girls Grammar School


Welcome to AGGS

Educated at Auckland Girls' - Equipped for the World

liz"As one of the first secondary schools to be established in New Zealand, Auckland Girls' Grammar School has been educating young women since 1888. Our tradition of academic, sporting and cultural excellence, where students aim high and find success within their reach, has continued for more than a century.

Auckland Girls is an exciting and vibrant school. It is hugely diverse, with students representing over 60 different cultures. Our 1400+ students have access to a wide range of subjects, co-curricular activities and excellent facilities. Our teachers are highly qualified and committed to providing the best possible education to all of our students. We work hard to ensure that our students gain the highest qualifications they can. We encourage them to develop a love of learning and a zest for living, and prepare them to fit comfortably into our bi-cultural, multi-ethnic society.

We offer a balanced academic, social, physical and cultural education so that all our students can grow into strong, skilled, caring and self-reliant young women.

Our students will leave school knowing that they have been offered the best possible opportunities to succeed in whatever path they choose. They will continue to live by our school values: Pride, Respect, Integrity, Diligence and Empathy".

We proudly offer:

A TRADITION, begun in 1888, of academic, sporting and cultural excellence where students are encouraged to aim high and find success within their reach.A COMMITMENT to foster independent thinkers and a life-long love of learning.A safe, disciplined and friendly ATMOSPHERE where students are expected to work hard, respect themselves and others, make life-long friends and have fun.Talented, committed TEACHERS, an innovative curriculum, modern learning resources and pleasant facilities.The OPPORTUNITY to belong comfortably, confidently and naturally to a community that is a mix of all the different groups that make up New Zealand society.

Brief History

aggs-history1In 1888 seventy-eight girls and five teachers entered the boys' Grammar School in Symonds Street, Auckland. Although on the same site they operated as two separate schools and much effort was put into keeping the boys and girls apart! The girls had their own quarters, a separate entrance and a 14-foot wall divided the playground.

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Vision & Mission Statement

Auckland Girls' Grammar School is committed to providing an education for young women which encourages achievement and self esteem, fosters a co-operative spirit and celebrates diversity so that students develop the knowledge, skills and values necessary to face the challenges of the future and to participate in a bi-cultural and ethnically diverse society.

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Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is accountable for the school's performance and for enhancing student achievement. It emphasizes strategic leadership, sets the vision for the school and ensures that it complies with legal and policy requirements. 

Meetings are generally held on the third Tuesday of every month. To confirm the date of the next Board meeting please call the school on 307 4180 or check the school calendar for confirmation. These are public meetings and are advertised in the School's Newsletter. The agenda is available from the Principal's personal assistant three days before the meeting.

All meetings are at 5.30 p.m. in the Jubilee Library.

Our Board of Trustees members are:

Dudley Adams (Chair of the Board)
Precilla Betham-Taua'a
Margaret Cotter (Deputy Chair)
Adele Hamilton
Kylee Houpapa (Staff representative)
Foa Samuelu (Student Representative)
Tania Tarawa
Soa Timaloa
Sara Welch (Chair, Finance Committee)


Auckland Girls' employs 89 teachers and 29 support staff who are guided by the Senior Management Team.

Senior Management Team

Associate Principal
Deputy Principals
Assistant Principal

Liz Thomson
Di Hatch
Maree Flannery
Fiona Lamberton


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maori girlE nga mana, e nga reo, a nga hau e wha, tena koutou katoa. Ki nga tini mate kua wehe atu ki te po, haere atu ra. Ratou ki a ratou, tatou te hunga or ki a tatou. Tena hoki tatou katoa.
Nga Tumanako o Kahurangi is a whanau unit established in 1986. It is based on the principles of te reo and tikanga Maori, developing te taha hinengaro, tinana and wairua, mana wahine, and striving for excellence in all aspects of school life.

Kahurangi students have the same opportunities open to other students at Auckland Girls. They have extra kaupapa Maori activities and are nurtured in a Maori-based environment.

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Auckland Girls is situated on the side of a hill overlooking Auckland's Waitemata Harbour.  It is adjacent to the city's oldest park, Western Park, and is surrounded by beautiful historic trees and gardens.

As an inner city school, Auckland Girls is within walking distance of many cultural resources such as libraries, art galleries, museums and major tertiary institutions.  It is also close to the Central Business District which provides work experience and study opportunities for students.

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Upcoming Events


14.10.2016 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Old Girls' Association Dinner at Sorrento - One Tree Hill