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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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Duke of Edinburgh

Published: Tuesday, 06 September 2016 10:03

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Duke Edimburgh1On the first day of spring, 11 keen students and 2 teachers headed out to the Wild West Coast to complete the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Hillary Award Practice Tramp.
We began on the aptly named Hillary Trail, heading down the Omanawanui Track with native bush stretches merging onto rocky outcrops, steep valleys and soaring heights, granting us stunning views across to South head, the Waitakere ranges and the stretch of black sandy shore at Whatipu.
The students were in fine form, encouraging one another down the slippery and treacherous parts of the track, stopping from time to time to munch on chocolate-filled scroggin, and take pictures to record their travels.
We arrived at the historic Whatipu Lodge by nightfall and enjoyed home-made dinners (thanks students!), games of pool, puzzles and a great Kiwi quiz. The students bunked in the cosy homestead, sleeping deeply after a vigorous day outdoors.
The following day we trekked up the very muddy Kura track and summited Mt Donald Mclean to enjoy gorgeous views from the top, as we ate a well-earned lunch.
The final tramp for the Bronze award will be completed in December at the Pinnacles, Coromandel. We look forward to another adventure with the well-organised, adventure-loving students.
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Kahurangi Ki Maungawhau 2016 Kapa Haka Nationals

Published: Friday, 05 August 2016 11:27

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Nationals2016Congratulations to the AGGS 2016 Kapa Haka group who performed so well at the National Secondary School Competition held in Hawkes Bay at the end of July.
More about their visit to the Hawkes Bay is in our August Newsletter.

The Big Sing 2016

Published: Wednesday, 29 June 2016 09:26

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choir websiteOur 57 member AGGS Choir made a ‘wonderful noise’ at the Big Sing on 15 June. The Big Sing is a three day event where over 3,000 students from schools throughout the Auckland region come together to sing, share fellowship with each other and compete in a number of categories. After a 16 year absence from the competition the AGGS Choir was back stronger than ever. In the competition section the girls sang a new arrangement of Ave Maria; the spiritual, Bring Me Little Water Sylvie, and the AGGS waiata He Wahine. We are delighted to report that at the end of the competition, the AGGS Choir was awarded Runner Up for their Performance in the NZ Category for He Wahine. The award is given to a choir that has not participated in the National Finale for the last two years.

Visit From a Very Special ‘Old Girl’

Published: Friday, 03 June 2016 11:33

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What a pleasure it was to have Natalie Wells, our Head Girl from 1940, visit us on our Open Day. Here she is with Miss Johnston, Principal of our school from 1926 to 1944.

If you missed our Open Day, it’s not too late to visit.
Just call 307 4180 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and our Enrolment Officer will be happy to arrange a suitable time.

The Air Force Drops In

Published: Friday, 03 June 2016 11:13

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Our Staff, students and the children from our Child Care Centre watched in awe as an Air Force Helicopter touched down on our lower courts. The dramatic entrance was to promote the armed services to our students as a possible career pathway.

Paddles of Glory

Published: Monday, 14 March 2016 10:03

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Untitled 1ON 13 March on the banks of the mighty Lake Pupuke, twenty six of AGGS ‘keenest’ met at sparrows pip in the interests of dominating the Auckland Dragon Boating regatta. A 7:30am meeting time meant that some girls were on the road well before 6am. It truly is a marathon undertaking and a big thank you to all the parents and staff who turned up to support the girls.

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Sir Peter Blake Expedition

Published: Monday, 29 February 2016 09:43

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In February our Deputy Head girl Nina Santos visited the Auckland Islands as a youth member of the Sir Peter Blake Expedition. She writes - Getting to witness the beautiful sights and the rare flora and fauna of the Auckland Islands for the past couple of weeks has been a crazy and rewarding experience. Read Nina's full report
Education Today Magazine features an article on the expedition on their first issue for 2016. Read the article here.

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Upcoming Events

Nov
22

22.11.2017
Samoan Kilikiti Tournament

Nov
24

24.11.2017
Teacher Only Day

Nov
28

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

Nov
29

29.11.2017
Junior Science Expo

Nov
30

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