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 gave Mount Albert Grammar School an excellent report following its assessment visit recently. It noted that student academic achievement is "outstanding" and NCEA performance is "higher than national averages and is considerably higher than the averages for other similar schools."
Mount Albert Grammar School's 2013 tally of 83 scholarships was the seventh highest among all New Zealand secondary schools. Read more
Our NCEA results of 2013 were our best to date. Students' achievement is higher than national averages and considerably higher than averages for other similar schools. Details and graphs here
Please click here to read and download a booklet with all the details you will need for starting at MAGS in 2015.
| Monday 26 January
|| Auckland Anniversary Day
| Tuesday 27 January
|| Deans / HOF / HOD / TIC Meeting
Senior re-enrolment (Yrs 12 & 13)
| Wednesday 28 January
|| Senior re-enrolment (Yrs 12 & 13)
Academic testing catch-up day for students in Years 9 and new to the school in
9am-12pm, please report to the Student Centre
New staff induction
Peer Support training
| Thursday 29 January
|| Peer Support training
Staff administration day
| Friday 30 January
|| Staff administration day
| Monday 2 February
|| Year 9 only
School House opens
| Tuesday 3 February
|| Full school in
|Thursday 2 April
End of Term 1
Please see boxes at right regarding uniform and stationery
Joining Head Boy Isaac Ah Kuoi-Atmore and Head Girl Holly Fowler will be the following Year 13 Prefects. Congratulations to our Senior student leaders for 2015:
Alicia Barrington, Andrew Battley, Lauren Blanchard, Milan Bonkovich, Samantha Brake, Mana Carr, Jessica Chen, Mackensie Clayton, Tessa Cochrane, Madeleine Cooper, Samuel Creagh, James Donaldson, Grace Drummond, Richard Enright, Hugo Harvey, Sophie Henderson, Adil Imran, Caitlyn Jelleyman, Hamish Jelleyman, Esther Ji, Isabella Kerridge-Temm, Zachary King, Nicole Lawrence, Angela Lei, Lavinia Lousi, Lisa McLaughlan, William McMaster, Isaac McNickle, Alex McShane, Emma McShane, Fergus McSwiney, Charles Napa’a, Frankie Patten-Elliott, Fraser Polkinghorne, Christian Prescott, Aakash Rajay, Nathan Rhodes-Hasler, Masayoshi Sasaki, Braedon Schache, Matthew Smith, Michael Soffe, Janet Stewart, Gabriel Sutton, Leilani Utupo, Alysha Vaigalu, Rebekah Van Dort, Morgan Wadley, Breahna Ward, Maia Wilson, Mengyan (Monica) Xia
MAGS athletes came home with a seven medal haul from the NZSS Athletics Championships held at Cooks Gardens in Whanganui from 6-7 December.
The Senior Boys' Athletics Champion, Year 13 student Aaron Booth, showed his all-round skills as a decathlete, producing a personal best height in the Senior Boys' High Jump clearing 2.02m to win a silver medal, then collecting two bronze medals in the Senior Boys' Long Jump and Javelin. Aaron was unlucky not to pick up another medal in the Open Boys' 300m Hurdles when he finished in fourth place.
Aaron was beaten in the Long Jump by Year 12 student Niven Longopoa, who finished second jumping 6.79m. Niven was also just out of the medals in the 110m Hurdles, finishing 4th behind team-mate Aaron Booth.
Year 12 student Symone Tafuna'i had an excellent meeting, picking up two silver medals in the Senior Girls' 100m and 200m in her first year competing in the Senior Girls' grade.
The final medallist was Girls' Athletics Captain, Celine Pearn, who finished in third place in the Open Girls' 300m hurdles event.
At the conclusion of the meeting Aaron Booth and Symone Tafuna'i were named in the NZSS Athletic team. Aaron was also awarded the Brent Newdick Cup for the best multi-event athlete of the meet.
A group of lawyers and professional mediators gave a day of their time this week to coach Year 12 students who have volunteered to be Peer Mediators next year.
Co-ordinated by Ms Christina Barruel of the Peace Foundation, the eight mediation leaders spoke with the students about ways to help resolve conflict, and then coached the students through role-play scenarios.
MAGS' Peer Mediators work alongside the Guidance Department to help fellow students resolve conflict in constructive ways. Guidance Counsellor Ms Marianne Wilson, who organised the training day on Wednesday, 3 December, said Peer Mediators learned how to listen, reflect and help those in conflict come to their own solutions in a way that empowered all parties.
"Our Peer Mediation programme adds to the atmosphere of safety in the school," said Ms Wilson.
Ms Barruel, the Foundation's Head of Peace Education, runs training days on Leadership through Peer Mediation at schools throughout New Zealand. Find out more at www.peace.net.nz
MAGS Mixed Touch team has won the NZSS 2014 Mixed Touch Championship, beating Wanganui High School 4-3 in the final.
Teacher in charge Mr Richie Folomu said the final score was indicative of MAGS’ dominance - they won six out of eight games on the way to the final. This is the first Senior Mixed title won by MAGS.
The tournament was played at Bruce Pullman Park in Papakura from 12-14 December. MAGS Vice Captain Devantae Toparea was selected for the Tournament Team. Other teams members were Paul Roach (Captain), Hawaiiki Annadale, Geronimo Doyle, Mase Parsons, Henry Tetini, Casey Smith, Paige Smith, Kenzel Faaofo, Alanis Toia, Laihaina Toparea, Charlotte Pritchard, Atlanta Bassett and Joshlyn Munokea.
The Girls' team also competed well, finishing fourth in New Zealand. Photo essay here
The MAGS Junior Boys' Softball team claimed the Auckland and the New Zealand titles in the space of four days this week. They played St Peter's College in the finals of both championships, winning the Auckland final 5-2 and the National title 11-8.
Their results match those of the Senior Softball team (below), which earlier this season also won both Auckland and New Zealand titles for the second consecutive year. To top off the season, the Junior Boys' and Junior Girls' each won a one-day Auckland tournament on Thursday, 4 December.
Grandfather Mr Stu Kinghorn coaches both the Senior and Junior teams. His grandson, Cole Evans, is in the Senior team, was selected for the NZ Junior Black Sox Softball team that won the Silver medal at the Junior Men's World Series in Canada in July, and on 20 November was named the top Softball player in Auckland at the ASB Young Sportsperson of the Year Awards. Mr Kinghorn contributes his coaching skills to MAGS for free. He is assisted with the Juniors by Senior player and Year 12 student, Marshall Layt-Maynard.
The two Most Valuable Players were named as Harley Maynard (Captain) and Toby Bourgeois.
The following players have also been selected for Auckland Softball age-group representative teams: Harley Maynard, Marshall Layt-Maynard, Seth Bourgeois, Toby Bourgeois, Cole Evans, Andrew Sutton, Blake Wardrope, Zeyvien Ward, Jesse Amiatu, Ethan Jardine-Ngauamo, Ethan Clark, Max Earley, Joshua Kara, Floyd Nola and Ethan Grant.
Click here for a photo essay of the Junior Boys' pool match against Massey High School, which they won 8-1.
Registrations are now open for the MAGS Foundation Golf Day, scheduled for Tuesday, 31 March, at the Titirangi Golf Club.
This annual event will once again raise funds for the Bryan Williams Rugby Endowment Scholarship Fund. The 2014 Golf Day raised $20,000.
Click here for more information and the registration form
We have a number of International students arriving at MAGS in 2015 and would like to find Homestays for them by the end of this year.
The fee payable to families is $250 per week.
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The Lions' Den Uniform Shop will be open for extra days and extended hours through January to assist families with uniform requirements for 2015.
Click here to find out all you need to know about stationery requirements for 2015, including lists, stores and how to purchase online through OfficeMax.
In 2015, Year 9 students will bring their own device to school to assist
with their learning in the classroom. The iPad is MAGS' device of
The School has arranged discount pricing for the purchase of devices and other goods from several retailers.
JB Hi-Fi has a school iPad deal for the MAGS community.
Click here to download the JB-Hi-Fi flyer.
These prices are valid until the end of January.
Second hand iPads welcomed
Would you like to donate your older iPad to the school?
If you have recently upgraded your iPad and have an older model that is no longer of use to your family or business, please consider donating the device to the school. These iPads will be used in departments.
Please e-mail Elise Goddard, the Director of E-Learning, email@example.com if you are able to help.
Microsoft Office apps for iPad are available free to MAGS students.
If your child has an iPad and attends MAGS, he or she can download the Word, Excel and PowerPoint apps for free. If they sign in with their school e-mail, they will be able to unlock all features, including the ability to create and edit documents.
Click here to access the Microsoft Office app site
Mount Albert Grammar School students are now able to download the latest full versions of Microsoft Office. Both Windows and Mac versions are available at no charge. More....
This section contains teacher contacts and further information about the special nature of our Junior School.
Starting at MAGS information booklet
Information PowerPoints on education, arts and sports
Inter-form Class Competition
Junior Sports Awards
Click here to see a video about life at Mount Albert Grammar School
Boys who want to play in the MAGS cricket afternoon grades in 2015 will need to be available for trials from Tuesday, 20 January.
Tuesday, Jan 20: First XI and Second XI trials on grass, at MAGS, 9.30am.
Wednesday, Jan 21 : First XI and Second XI trials vs Rangitoto College, at MAGS, 10.30am.
Thursday Jan 22 : Colts
(Y9-10) trials on grass at MAGS, 9.30am.
Friday Jan 23 : First XI and Second XI vs Auckland Grammar School, at MAGS, 10.30am.
Tuesday Jan 2 7: First XI and Second XI vs Rangitoto College at Rangitoto College, 10.30am.
The afternoon grades will begin their competitions on Saturday, 31 January.
Any queries or offers of assistance with teams (morning or afternoon grades) please contact MAGS' Director of Cricket, Mr Tony Sail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here to read and download MAGS' latest Community Update brochure
Click here for a list of tertiary providers' course entry requirements
Click here to read MAGS' new biannual magazine online, and download a copy.
If you would like a print copy please contact the editor, Estelle Sarney, at email@example.com
Click here for 2015 back to school dates, term date and public holidays
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