News - Auckland Girls Grammar School


Term Dates

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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In Keeping With Tradition

Published: Friday, 09 March 2018 09:06

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On 8 March, Liz Thomson, Ninth Principal of Auckland Girls' Grammar School from 1997 to 2016, returned to school to present her portrait, which now hangs with those of our previous eight Principals, dating back to 1910 when the portrait of our first female Principal, Anne Watt Whitelaw, was hung in our school's Study Hall.  Liz Thomson and Head Girl Lauryn Patea

Five First Foundation Scholarships go to AGGS Students

Published: Thursday, 15 February 2018 15:30

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2018 is a milestone for the First Foundation as it celebrates its 20th year.  The First Foundation is a four year tertiary scholarship model – which provides the following:

Financial assistance:  $12,000 towards tertiary costs

Mentoring: The Mentors role is to assist students through the major transition from school to university.

Work Experience: Provides a minimum of 4-5 weeks paid work experience per year. Allows students to develop skills in safe work environment and build new networks.

 At the First Foundation Awards Ceremony on 13th February AGGS students were awarded 5 Scholarships.  Out of the 31 scholarships awarded to Auckland students, AGGS had the highest number awarded to one school.

We are very proud of our achievement as competition for these scholarships is very keen and each student went through a rigorous interview process and in most cases was the only student selected by the sponsor.  The scholarships were awarded to:

Selu-Kian Faletoese        Year 13 sponsor: Sky City.
Selu-Kian was chosen to give the thank you speech on behalf of the successful Scholarship students and did a fantastic job of it. She is one of our Deputy Head Girls this year.

  • Sabrita-Grace Kalone      Year 13                sponsor: Sistema
  • Samyah Powell                Year 13 sponsor: Steel and Tube
  • Georgia Boland:              Left in 2017      Studying Agri Business at Massey University, Palmerston North  Sponsor: Landcorp
  • Maryanne Ma’asi :           Left in 2017     Studying at University of Auckland. Nursing. Sponsor: A+ Trust  (Auckland Health Board)

Bound for Medical School - Congratulations

Published: Tuesday, 30 January 2018 15:54

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Six ex-AGGS students have been accepted to study Medicine at Auckland University in 2018. They are Tamiel Tagaloa (Head Girl in 2016), Victoria Murphy, Sophie Yu, Vivian Chhan, Bisma Maryam, and Yestina Godinet. Entrance into Medicine is a very competitive process requiring very good grades in first year health or biomedical science, a good result in the Undergraduate Medical and Health Sciences Admission Test (UMAT) followed by an interview.  AGGS regularly has ex-students accepted into Medicine, but six students in one year is a record for us. We wish them all the best for their future studies and careers.

2018 Start of Year

Published: Wednesday, 20 December 2017 09:36

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The first day of school for our new students will be Tuesday 30 January when school will begin at 9 a.m.  with a Welcome Powhiri.  Parents and whanau are most welcome to attend with their daughters. 
The School bus service will start operating on Wednesday 31 January when we welcome back our Year 10 students.  On Thursday 1 February all our students will be back at school and timetabled classes will start on Friday 2 February.  

School will close at 2 p.m. on Tuesday 30th and Wednesday 31st January and on Thursday 1 February.    More important dates for the start of the year are listed under Upcoming Events on the right hand side of this home page.  

November Newsletter

Published: Wednesday, 22 November 2017 13:06

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Our November Newsletter is available now. Under term dates just click on Newsletter. This will be the last Newsletter for the year. 

Nga Tumanako o Kahurangi Alumni Survey

Published: Tuesday, 14 November 2017 13:19

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Dr Tania Ka'ai has been contracted by the Board of Trustees to undertake a review of Ngā Tūmanako o Kahurangi. We extend an invitation to all past Kahurangi students to complete this survey. The purpose of the review is to understand the place of Kahurangi inside Auckland Girls Grammar School, and:

• To understand Kahurangi’s historical significance from its establishment 30 years ago, in order to raise and ensure high student achievement outcomes; and
• To understand Kahurangi’s relevance in contemporary times and what changes need to be made to make it relevant and ensure high student achievement outcomes.

The survey will take approximately 5 minutes to complete. Your participation is voluntary and completely anonymous. The closing date for completing the survey is Tuesday 5 December.

If you wish to take part in the survey, copy and paste the url into your browser 
and follow the prompts.

Year 13 2018 Uniform

Published: Friday, 10 November 2017 11:49

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In 2018 our Year 13 students will be wearing school uniform.  Our Year 13 students are our student leaders and a uniform will  clearly identify them as such. 

The only change to our current uniform for our Year 13 girls to our other students will be a different blouse and a tie.  Pictured below: 

AGGS blousetie

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Upcoming Events


26.03.2018 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Lawn Balls Pairs Competition


26.03.2018 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Board of Trustees Meeting


Progress reports go home today


05.04.2018 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Senior Tag Central/West Zones all day


10.04.2018 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Senior Kilikiti Tournament all day