Published: Monday, 09 April 2018 10:48
It’s been a whirlwind 15 months or so for Ngaire Ashmore.
Since her appointment as Auckland Girls’ Grammar School, Principal Ashmore’s been hard at work with transformation the name of the game.
“The first thing I wanted to do when I came to Auckland Girls’ was to look at how we could raise academic achievement, I think Auckland Girls is a school which should be right up there on the academic stage so that’s been a real focus.”
Ashmore empowered her staff to encourage students to be all they could be. And it’s working.
At the start of 2018 Ashmore and her team received the news that AGGS’ NCEA Level 1 pass rates had gone from 78 to 90 percent, Level 2 from 84 to 94 percent and Level 3 from 68 all the way up to 80 percent. An impressive start to Ashmore’s tenure as principal.