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Term Dates 2019 are as follows:

Term 1 – Tuesday 29 January to Friday 12 April
Term 2 - Monday 29 April to Friday 5 July
Term 3 – Monday 22 July to Friday 27 September
Term 4 – Monday 14 October to Friday 6 December

 

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Academic Celebration Assembly

Published: Wednesday, 27 February 2019 15:07

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We were delighted to welcome back our six scholarship winners from 2018 for our Academic Celebration Assembly - the girls are pictured above with their parents or the subect teachers of the subjects for which they won scholarships.  At the assembly our 200 Year 11 and 12 students who achieved their NCEA Level 1 and 2 Certificates endorsed with Merit or Excellence were also acknowledged for their achievements.  

JAPANESE ADVENTURE

Published: Friday, 15 February 2019 10:50

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From Japan with love

Hi, my name is Lily Barraclough, I’m a Year 13 student and have been studying Japanese at AGGS for roughly 4 years now. Learning Japanese has been an extremely rewarding experience and helped me to achieve my dream of travelling to Japan in the December of 2018.

As the plane descended on Narita International Airport, my heart skipped a beat in excitement and suspense at having finally arriving in the Land of the Rising Sun. Looking down at Tokyo, I was half-expecting to see a giant Godzilla rise up from the murky waters of Tokyo Bay, just like in the movies. Luckily, my worst fears were never actualised and as the sun set, casting the cloud cover in bright crimson colour, far in the distance I could spot one of the many familiar symbols of Japan: Great Mount Fuji loomed above the fluffy clouds, kindly welcoming us.

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FIRST FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS

Published: Friday, 15 February 2019 10:18

First Foundation winners

On Tuesday 12 February in the Auckland Town Hall 4 of our Year 13 Students were awarded a First Foundation Scholarship.   Nathahlia Payne , Isabella Van Stipriaan-Huik,Harleen Rangi Singh and Nellina Vaovasa

Latisha Ah-Chee who was a Year 13 student last year was also awarded a scholarship funded by Barfoot and Thompson. Latisha is studying Property and Law at the University of Auckland.

All students receive $12,000 to go towards their tertiary studies, a mentor for 4 years and support

2019 Prefects Camp

Published: Friday, 01 February 2019 14:09

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Congratulations to our Head Girl for 2019, Isabella Van Stipriaan-Huik; our four Deputy Head Girls; Claudia Bramley, Gwyneth Parallag, Harleen Rangi Singh and Kaua Veainu and our 17 prefects, who together are our Student Leaders for 2019.  

On 22 and 23 January all 21 girls attended a Prefects Camp at the AUT Marae.  During the two day camp the girls worked on their leadership and public speaking skills and conflict resolution strategies.  They also talked about the importance of resilience and spent time planning for the year ahead.  Yoga and zumba sessions provided fun and exercise.  We are looking forward to a great year ahead!

 

Returning Dates for Students 2019

Published: Wednesday, 19 December 2018 12:51

2019 Dates for New and Returning Students

Tuesday 22 January

Prefect Training AUT Day (AUT Marae)

Wednesday 23 January

Prefect Training Day 2 (AUT Marae)

Thursday 24 January

TEACHER ONLY DAY
STARS Mentors training Day 1 (Upper Gym)

Friday 25 January

TEACHER ONLY DAY
STARS Mentors training Day 2 (Upper Gym)

Monday 28 January

AUCKLAND ANNIVERSARY DAY – school closed

Tuesday 29 January

All new students Year 9, 10, 11, 12 & 13 also new International students

Powhiri in DWC at 9.15 am
School hours: 9am-2pm

Year 12 course confirmation day

Note: Year 10-13 new students to do their course confirmation after Powhiri

Wednesday 30 January

Welcome back Year 10
Only Year 9 and 10 students attending

Year 13 course confirmation day

School hours: 9am -2pm

Thursday 31 January

Welcome back senior students (Years 11-13)
All Year levels in school

STARS Activity Day. STARS mentors with Year 9 students.
School hours: 9am–2pm

Friday 1 February

Timetable starts today
School hours: 8.50-3.10pm

Monday 4 February

Whole school in timetabled classes
School hours: 8.55-3.10pm

Tuesday 5 February

Whole school in timetabled classes
School hours: 8.55-3.10pm

Wednesday 6 February

WAITANGI DAY – school closed

2018 Prizegiving

Published: Thursday, 08 November 2018 11:49

CaseyandLaura Medium                                                                                                                                             2018 Dux, Casey Leupolu and Proxime Accessit Laura Taylor 

Congratulations to all our Prizewinners
who made us so proud on Friday 2 November at our Annual Senior Prizegiving.
Congratulations to our Dux, Casey Leupolu and to our Proxime Accessit to the Dux, Laura Taylor both of whom have already achieved NCEA Level 3 endorsed with Excellence.  The award of Dux is the highest award in any secondary school. 
A great big thank you to the tertiary institutes, the companies, the Old Girls' Trust, the Old Girls' Association, The Cotter Trust, the Louise Gardner Trust and to all of the wonderful friends of our school, who collectively made it possible for us to award over $300,000 in scholarships and grants.
The main scholarships awarded to our students included:  
2 x University of Auckland Top Achiever Scholarships
2 x University of Auckland Pacific Achiever Scholarships
2 x AUT Academic Excellence Scholarship
1 x University of Otago Maori Excellence Entrance Scholarship
1 x Victoria University of Wellington Achiever Sholarship
5 x First Foundation Scholarships and the 
Louise Gardner Trust Scholarship 

 

 

Year 10 Business Challenge

Published: Thursday, 04 October 2018 11:00

While seniors sat their practice exams, sixty four Year 10 girls were taking part in a 3 day programme called The BP Business Challenge. Working in teams of 8, the students had to imagine a new product or service, write a business plan to produce and sell their product and then launch the idea in a pitch to judges on the final day. Five successful business men and women, including AGGS old-girls Kendal Collins and Marie Holo, came to judge the quality of each team's business strategy. The judges were impressed with the enthusiasm, knowledge and confidence of all of our girls. The winning company APEX Portable created a portable food heater. 

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