Tradition & Change
Founded in 1922, the school values its traditions whilst delivering a 21st century education.more
Founded in 1922, the school values its traditions whilst delivering a 21st century education.more
A 2012 total of 92 Scholarships, the 5th highest in New Zealand, reflects the school's excellence in academic achievement.more
National titles, New Zealand representatives and unsurpassed success in Auckland grades over the years all showcase our sporting depth.more
Students contribute creatively to enhance our cultural strength and diversity.more
The MAGS Way reflects the core values of our school's community.more
The Education Review Office has given Mount Albert Grammar School an excellent report following its assessment visit in August.
To read the full report click here
Our excellent scholarship results from 2012 have been highlighted in a special online article. (Scroll down to the bottom for the ranking summary.)
In total, 92 Scholarships were awarded to our students and the school is placed 5th in New Zealand for the number of Scholarships (78) and 4th= for Outstanding Scholarships (14).
The scholarship success caps off a great academic year for the school that saw pass rates at level one and level two reach 89% and an increase at level 3 that is well above the national average.
The levels of endorsements continues to rise and at all levels are well above the national average. More..
MAGS has won Auckland Cricket School of the Year for the first time in the trophy's 19 year history.
The cup was awarded to Cricket Academy Director Tony Sail at the Auckland Secondary Schools Cricket Association Awards on 29 November.
Mr Sail was named Coach of the Year in Premier Schools Cricket, and First XI batsman Amit Dhadwal won both Premier Best Batsman and Premier Player of the Year.
The awards come after a stellar season for MAGS, in which we won the Two Day, One Day and Knock Out championships.
Headmaster Mr Dale Burden said the trophy for Auckland Cricket School of the Year was significant.
"It recognises outstanding achievement across all our teams, in addition to that of our First XI," said Mr Burden. "Winning the award for the first time reflects the development of our cricket programme under the leadership of Tony Sail. All our coaches, captains and players should feel proud that their incredible efforts this season have been justly rewarded."
Pictured are the First XI and Mr Sail with the Marryatt Cup won in the One Day Championship earlier this year. Amit is standing to the left of his brother, First XI Captain Aditya, who is holding the trophy. More photos coming.
Congratulations to Amelia Scharting (far left) Jamie-Lee Price and Destiny Grace, named top girls in Auckland in their respective sports at the ASB College Sport Young Sportsperson of the Year Awards.
Amelia was captain of the Premier Girls' Lacrosse team, which won the Auckland and national championships. She was selected for the New Zealand Women's Lacrosse Team (the NZBlax) and competed with them at the World Cup in Oshawa, Canada.
Jamie-Lee was captain of the unbeaten Premier Netball team which won all six competitions in which they played, including the national championship. She was named in the NZSS team, has been selected for the Netball New Zealand Under 21 Development Squad, and has a contract with the Waikato Magic next year.
Destiny was this year the captain of the MAGS Premier Girls' Touch team - AKSS Premier champions and NZSS Champions (in December 2012). She was selected in the NZSS Tournament team and is a member of the New Zealand U19 Touch team.
Congratulations also to MAGS' other finalists in the awards: Aditya and Amit Dhadwal (cricket), Monty Patterson (Football), Jade Parris (Football), Briar Tippett (Lacrosse), Holly Fowler (Netball), Nathaniel Roache (Rugby League), Callum Elson and David Hutchinson (Softball) and Destiny Grace (also nominated as top All Rounder for her other success in athletics and netball).
Year 9 and 10 classes finished the term with some fun, rounding out their year-long Form Class Competition with half a day of ball games played around the school.
Each class was assigned a colour, and the girls' classes in particular took the chance to dress up and learn chants to support each other. At the end of each half day the classes' points were added to their totals from the rest of the year and the winners were announced. The students from 9GRN, 9MKE, 10WSN and 10GDR enjoyed a prize of lunch at the St Lukes Mall food court and a movie at the Event cinemas.
Year 9 Girls Form Class Winners - 9GRN
Year 9 Boys Form Class Winners - 9MKE
Year 10 Girls Form Class Winners - 10WSN
Year 10 Boys Form Class Winners 10GDR
Jeremy Christie took time out after playing two games against Mexico to visit his high school coach Kevin Fallon.
Jeremy was captain of MAGS' First XI in 1999 when they were dubbed "The Invincibles" for winning every game they played, including the national final.
The midfielder went straight from school to play for Barnsley in England, and credits Kevin's coaching for preparing him for life as a professional footballer.
"I was only 16 but the transition was pretty seamless, because Kevin had us training and behaving like professionals already," says Jeremy. "He is by far the best coach in New Zealand and everyone I know who's been coached by him only has good things to say."
Jeremy was one of five MAGS old boys selected for the All Whites squad that played Mexico at the Azteca Stadium and in Wellington. More ...
MAGS maths teacher Johanna McHardy has received a prestigious national award from the NZ Association of Mathematics Teachers.
Ms McHardy travelled to the Association's annual conference in Wellington to collect the Jim Campbell Award for Teaching Excellence. The Award is made only every second year, and recognises excellence in primary or secondary classroom teaching and support given to others in enhancing their own teaching.
Ms McHardy, who gained a degree in engineering before specialising as a maths teacher, has taught statistics and calculus at Mount Albert Grammar for 11 years. Last year her students gained 40 Scholarships. This year she taught 70 calculus students and 26 in statistics; 20 from each specialty are sitting Scholarship examinations.
The boys won their final 4-3 against Mangere College, and the girls won 7-0 over Waitakere College.
In the boys' final, captain Paul Roache and Henry Tetini displayed great leadership and the team made it difficult for Mangere to touch down. MAGS played inclusively, setting plays and scoring under pressure. Special mention goes to Henry Tetini who was awarded Most Valuable Player.
The girls continued their outstanding performance from the Central Zone competition, winning every game by at least 6 points.
The girls' results were reinforced by having scored 99 tries this season, and conceded only 7, demonstrating amazing attack play and stellar defence. Full report here
Year 8 students from Balmoral School visited MAGS' Science Faculty on 22 November for a feel for what the subject holds for them.
The Balmoral boys and girls left with a buzz about Science and felt less nervous about starting the new year as a MAGS student. It was an enjoyable day for all. More photos here
The students said their favourite experiences were seeing the cute baby animals on the farm, guessing what the plants were in Horticulture, dissecting a rat in Biology and the whizzing chair in Physics. Apparently the best time was had in the Chemistry department, where staff were brave enough to light the students' hands on fire.
Prefects Nayuta Hori from Japan and Xin Yuan (Iris) Li from China represent the academic opportunities and pastoral care that international students receive in this country.
Nayuta is seen with his host family and at school. Iris was asked to leap ahead a year and act as a student at Auckland University, which she did convincingly.
Nayuta's parents were also filmed in Japan talking about how sending their son to New Zealand fulfilled their dreams for him.
The video was made by Education New Zealand, the Government agency responsible for the promotion of New Zealand education around the world.
Lepani Wotta, Talvinder Singh and Mills Tonga, all in Year 13, completed the National Certificate in Mechanical Engineering Level 1, equivalent to the first year of an apprenticeship.
For the past two years the boys have attended the Manukau Institute of Technology one day a week, and worked in industry placements during the school holidays. The course covered such skills as welding, sheet metal work and tool-making, introducing them to eight trades they could continue working at in the future. Lepani has accepted a plumbing and gasfitting apprenticeship, Talvinder has decided to go on to a three year Bachelor of Automotive Engineering at Unitec and Mills hopes to gain work in the area in which he studied. More ...
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Our cookbook is a quality product and we encourage you to purchase a copy and maybe more as presents for your family and friends.
The cookbook may be purchased from the finance office for $32 each. This is reduced to $30 per book when you purchase 10 or more copies.
We have a range of MAGS supporters' clothing and accessories.
The range of goods and order form are available here
The ballot for out of zone enrolments has been drawn.
In-zone enrolments are requested to be in as soon as possible.
Term 4 Quarterly flip book
The icons in the flip book unlock several features, including search and single page-view functions.
The list of prefects for 2014 was announced at the Senior Prizegiving Assembly on Monday, 1 November. The full list is here
They will be led by Head Boy Liam Ferguson and Head Girl Katie Budgen (pictured).
These are now available for purchase through the website www.futurepic.co.nz
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Youthtown will run a free school holiday progamme at Mount Albert Grammar over the summer holidays.
Click here to find out more and register.