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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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Rionne Papa is off to the US on a Full Basketball Scholarship

Published: Thursday, 09 August 2018 10:10

U.S Basketball’s got Kiwi NBA star Steven Adams … and now it’s got another New Zealander with big basketball dreams – Auckland teenager Rionne Papa.

 

Papa has won a Full Ride Scholarship in the United States and leaves on Monday (August 13) for her new life in Missouri.

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AGGS Kahurangi is going from strength to strength

Published: Thursday, 09 August 2018 10:03

Auckland Girls’ Grammar School’s Ngā Tūmanako o Kahurangi is going from strength to strength.

The Kaupapa Maori Unit, which was established at AGGS in 1986, has undergone a review in 2018 with an overwhelming verdict coming through: The unit’s doing great work, offering invaluable cultural learning and opportunity - and is a huge success.

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Vietnam July 2018

Published: Wednesday, 18 July 2018 11:57

Vietnam Collage

On 4th July, 30 students and 3 teachers set off to Vietnam for a 12 day visit of the country. We started our visit with a tour of Hanoi and learned about Vietnamese culture and legends through a water puppet show. We then visited Ha Long Bay where we took an overnight cruise to visit some of the beautiful islands there. When we returned from Ha Long Bay we took the experience that was the ‘overnight train’. This is something  I’m certain none of us will ever forget, being furiously rocked to sleep as the train hurtled through the countryside, taking us to the stunning landscapes of central Vietnam.

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Setting our Students Up for Success

Published: Friday, 06 July 2018 09:38

Maggie Hames, Student Services Director and Careers Advisor sets our girls up for success.   And … she’s incredibly successful at it!

 

“We punch above our weight,” explains Mrs Hames, who’s part of the school’s Senior Leadership Team, has responsibility for the implementation of the Tutor Programme and oversees the school’s Health Services. “Our girls do incredibly well. We’re particularly proud of the number of scholarships we get for our students. And they’re not just academic scholarships.

Our June Newsletter

Published: Thursday, 21 June 2018 11:41

Here is our latest Newsletter packed full of school news. 

Our updated Uniform price list for 2019 is also available under important information.  The uniform will be introduced gradually over the next couple of years, starting with our Year 9 students in 2019.  

Top Awards for AGGS 'Old Girls'

Published: Wednesday, 27 June 2018 10:05

Congratulations to two of our ex-students.  Charmian O'Connor, Emeritus Professor of Chemistry was made a Dame in the Queen's Birthday Honours List for services to Education and Chemistry. 

Dame Charmian O'Connor learnt Maths and English from her mother in a small cottage as her mother juggled the duties of a provincial housewife: making butter and spinning wool. But from such humble beginnings, greatness came.

She would go on to start school two years ahead of her peers and start University aged 16, one of only 10 women in a class of hundreds.

Her mother's investment of time and energy would see O'Connor become the first girl from Auckland Girls Grammar school to study science at university and she would go on to an academic career as an assistant Vice Chancellor and Professor Emeritus at the University of Auckland. 

Jennifer Flay, was awarded a KEA Award at a gala dinner on 21 June. The award recognises 'Kiwi High Flyers'.  Jennifer is the general director of the FIAC one of the most prestigious and infludntial art fairs worldwide; each year the event attracts more than 240 exhibitors and result in millions of dollars in sale.  Jennifer was awarded the French Legion of Honour (France's highest award) in 2015.  

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