Auckland Grammar believes in a rigorous academic education and in healthy academic competition and has an extensive co-curricular programme in both sport and cultural activities. Auckland Grammar School is a state boys school founded in 1869. All round excellence is demanded of all students.
// A SPECIAL, UNIQUE AND INDEPENDENT STATE SCHOOL Auckland Grammar School strengths are a result of: A rich history and tradition A magnificent main building and superb teaching and sports’ facilities A prestigious and favoured location A student cohort that is generally motivated and ambitious for success Unprecedented community support Strong governance and management Extraordinarily strong teaching and support staff // TOP ACADEMIC SCHOOL Auckland Grammar School is the pre-eminent academic secondary school in New Zealand. Over the years the School has produced: 25 Rhodes Scholars (to Oxford) 14 Girdlers Scholars (to Cambridge) 7 Fellows of the Royal Society of London (the largest number of any school outside UK) 1 Fields Medal winner (Vaughan Jones 1990) // LOCATION AND FACILITIES Auckland Grammar is an inner city school, close to motorways and railway. Located in the central Auckland suburb of Epsom on 16 hectares of land, the facilities include; an auditorium, water-based artificial hockey turf, six artificial turf tennis courts, an indoor sports centre, two squash courts, three pavilions, two gymnasiums, two senior cricket
wickets, one practice turf, music suite, library and an information technology block. Grammar has its own outdoor education centre at Ohakune which is 30 minutes from the skifields on Mt Ruapehu. // ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES Auckland Grammar School offers both the New Zealand National Qualification (NCEA) as well as international qualifications offered by Cambridge International Exams (CIE). CIE exams offered are: IGCSE (Year 11), AS (Year 12), A2 (Year 13) Subjects offered include: accounting, biology, business studies, chemistry, classical studies, economics, English, French, geography, graphics, history, history of art, Japanese, Latin, Spanish, maths (calculus and statistics), music, physics, practical art, physical education, design and technology. // EXCEPTIONAL NATIONAL EXAMINATION SUCCESS Nationally, our success in external national examinations over 140 years is unparalleled: AGS has been the top achieving state school in all external exams for the past 15 years. AGS has topped the Scholarship table for state schools for the past 15 years.
Over the past 3 years Grammar has placed 3rd, 1st and 2nd in the new Level 4 Scholarship exam for both state and private schools. AGS students had 100% pass rate in full Alevel exams 2004-2009. AGS has consistently had University Entrance pass rates over 90% over the past 15 years // SPECIAL FEATU RES The school encourages all students to achieve their best at all levels. Classes are streamed according to academic ability with advanced classes offered at every level. // EXTRACURRICULAR PROGRAMME S A huge range of opportunities is available to students in culture and sports. The range is always expanding to meet the needs and interests of students. Activities include: chess, debating, drama, electronics, film studies, journalism, music, photography, singing and traditional dancing from Maori, Samoan and Tongan cultures. The sporting activities are: aikido, badminton, basketball, canoeing, cricket, cycling, fencing, harriers, hockey, parachuting, rowing, rugby, scuba diving, soccer, squash, swimming, table tennis, tennis, triathlons, waterpolo, weightlifting, wrestling, yachting. // SPECIAL RELATIONS WITH OVERSEAS SCHOOLS AND STUDENTS Auckland Grammar has established links with schools in Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, Vietnam, Thailand, Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, China, Australia, Argentina, Brazil, Germany, UK, USA and Canada. Exchange students and school groups from these countries are often hosted by Auckland Grammar.
// STUDENT WELFARE The International Student Manager in conjunction with the teaching and support staff oversee the welfare and academic progress of all International Students. A fulltime Guidance Counsellor is also available for support. // ACCOMMODATION Assistance with homestay accommodation is provided with selected New Zealand families, and monitored by the International Student Manager. // ENGLISH LANGUAGE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS International students are tested for English language proficiency and some students may be required to complete an intensive course of English language before starting at Auckland Grammar School. // CODE OF PRACTICE Auckland Grammar School is a signatory to the ‘Code of Practice’ which ensures that all international students are provided with quality education and pastoral care. // CONTACT DETAILS Mr Felix Ye Director of International Students Auckland Grammar School Private Bag 99-930 Newmarket, Auckland New Zealand Tel (DDI): +64-9-638 0557 Fax: +64-9-623 5418 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.ags.school.nz