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 The last day of school for 2017 will be Friday 8 December

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 Tuesday 11 December

 

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New Principal for Auckland Girls' Grammar School

Published: Wednesday, 09 November 2016 14:50

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Ngaire AshmoreNgaire Ashmore, has been appointed as the new Principal of Auckland Girls’ Grammar School. She takes up her position at the beginning of 2017. Ms Ashmore has been Principal at Tangaroa College for the last 10 years. In addition to her role as Principal, she is currently part way through a PhD and sits on a number of trusts and advisory boards.
We look forward to welcoming Ms Ashmore to our school.

2017 Prefects

Published: Wednesday, 09 November 2016 15:06

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At Prizegiving, the Principal announced that our 2017 Head Girl is Vienna Trainor and Scarlett Parkes and Chant’e Leafa, will be our Deputy Head Girls in 2017. Here is the full list of prefects for 2017. Congratulations to all these young women. 

SENIOR PRIZEGIVING 2016

Published: Wednesday, 09 November 2016 14:19

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On 4 November, the Dorothy Winstone Centre was filled with parents, staff, Board of Trustee members, special guests from Tertiary Institutions and our senior students for our Annual Senior Prizegiving Assembly. The ceremony began with a welcome powhiri from our Kapa Haka Group, Nga Tumanako o Kahurangi.

Our Principal, Ms Thomson’s, presented our school’s annual report on the progress of the school and students. This was Ms Thomson’s last Senior Prizegiving as Principal, as she is retiring at the end of this year and at the end of her presentation she was given a standing ovation.
The top academic awards in any school are the awards of Proxime Accessit and Dux and this year our Proxime Accessit is Victoria Murphy and our Dux is Ngan Gian Vuong.

At the end of the ceremony, our 2016 Head Girl, Tamiel Tagaloa and Deputy Head Girls, Nina Santos and Tamkeen Saeid gave moving addresses and these were followed by a rousing rendition of our School Song. 

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Founding Day 2016

Published: Thursday, 20 October 2016 11:07

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Head girls with guestsOur Founding Day this year was another very special occasion where, in an AGGS tradition that began in 1992, we honoured two of our high achieving ‘Old Girls’ who returned to share their achievements with us at an assembly on 13 October.   As a surprise on the day, we also paid a special tribute to our Principal, Liz Thomson, who, is retiring at the end of this year.  Our special guests this year were Nirvana Health Care Director and finalist in the Entrepreneur of the Year Awards, Ranjna Patel and Human Rights Lawyer, Golriz Ghahraman.  In addition three current students received awards from our Old Girls Association.  Congratulations to Eseta Tupouniua, Year 11Scarlett Parkes, Year 12 and Bisma Maryam, Year 13.
You can read more about this special day in our Newsletter.  

In the photo are our Head Girl and Deputy Head Girl with Special Guests, Ranjna Patel and Golriz Ghahraman.  

Premier Basketball 3rd in the National Secondary Schools' Competition

Published: Tuesday, 11 October 2016 10:03

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DSC 0975During the first week of the school holidays our Premier Basketball Girls Team competed in the National Secondary School Girls Basketball Competition in Palmerston North.

The week got off to a bit of a shaky start with the team’s flights being cancelled the night before and with no other option of making it down in time, the girls flew to Wellington and then drove up to Palmerston North. The whole day was a mad rush to ensure we got there in time for the Opening Ceremony.

The tournament started with a bang and the girls played exceptionally well during pool play to make the Top 8. The team progressed through to the semi-finals where they played against Mt Albert Grammar School, some of the best basketball they have ever played. With everyone on the edge of their seats, it was anyone’s game but eventually the victory went to MAGS. The team fought back the next morning to beat Westlake Girls and finish 3rd in the country.

Congratulations to Elianna Tuaiti and Mele Latu who were named in the Tournament Team.

Auckland Rugby League Final

Published: Friday, 23 September 2016 11:30

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On 22 September the AGGS Rugby League team competed against James Cook High School in the final of the Girls' Rugby League Competition.

At the end of the first half AGGS was leading 18-4. The second half saw James Cook step up a gear and really put the pressure on. They scored 3 tries within the first 7 minutes, AGGS needed to pull something out of the bag to get ahead and put the Shield out of James Cook’s reach. A couple of breakaways meant that AGGS had sealed the victory with a few minutes left to play.

The girls all played fantastically and never gave up, even when it looked like they were going to come out second best.  The final result was 26-18 and Melodee Magele-Fuli was named Player of the Match.  Well done girls!

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Upcoming Events

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22.11.2017
Samoan Kilikiti Tournament

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24.11.2017
Teacher Only Day

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28

28.11.2017 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Board of Trustees Meeting

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29

29.11.2017
Junior Science Expo

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30

30.11.2017 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Kahurangi Whanau Dinner