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Term Dates

 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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Two Top Scholars for AGGS

Published: Thursday, 09 February 2017 14:34

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The results of the Scholarship Examinations, which are the most challenging exams of the NZ examination system have just been announced.
We are delighted that two of our students are the two top scholars in their respective subjects in the entire country:
Tara Parsons—Outstanding Scholarship and top scholar in NZ for Art History and
Foa Samuelu—Outstanding Scholarship and top scholar in NZ for Samoan
Both of these girls will be invited to attend a ceremony at Government House to receive their awards which will include a cash prize.
Congratulations too to our other Scholarship winners:
Ally Orr—3 scholarships in Biology, Art History and Media Studies
Vivian Chhan—2 scholarships in Biology
and Physics
Louise Matthews—2 scholarships in Painting and an Outstanding Scholarship in Art History
Victoria Murphy—2 scholarships in English and Biology
Tamkeen Saeid—1 scholarship in Classical Studies and
Sophie Yu—1 scholarship in Biology
At Senior Prizegiving last year AGGS senior students received approximately $280,000 in scholarships and grants to assist them with their tertiary studies in 2017.

School Bus Service 2017

Published: Thursday, 12 January 2017 14:13

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Coachways NZ is running our  school bus service this year.  The bus routes are the same as previously but the system for purchasing tickets has changed and tickets must now be purchased on line or from the School Shop.  Click here for details of the bus routes and how to purchase tickets on-line.  There is also be a bus which comes direct to Auckland Girls from the Britomart train station each morning at 8.15 a.m.   

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.  

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Upcoming Events

Jan
23

23.01.2018 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Course Confirmation Year 12

Jan
23

23.01.2018
Prefects Training Day

Jan
24

24.01.2018 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Course Confirmation Year 13

Jan
24

24.01.2018
Prefects Training Day

Jan
24

24.01.2018 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Puhoro STEM Academy Meeting