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 most recent assessment visit. 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."
MAGS' U18 Boys' Eight back in the Maadi Cup Final
The NZ Champion Girls' Futsal team
In rowing, the Boys U18 Eight gained a place in the prestigious Maadi Cup final for the first time in 53 years, in only our sixth season back in competition. MAGS won the Maadi Cup eight times during our rowing heyday in the 1940s-60s - the last time we won it was 1961, and the last time we were in the A Final was 1962. Our Girls U17 Eight became the first ever MAGS girls Eight to make an A Final, as girls did not attend the school during rowing's earlier era.
Congratulations also to Jonathan Winter and Fergus McSwiney, pictured with coach Josh Schmidt, who won Silver in the Boys U18 Pair. Their second placing guarantees them a trial for the New Zealand Juniors Squad. MAGS was the only school to secure places in the three elite boys' A Finals – the U18 Pair, Four and Eight.
Congratulations to the Girls First XI Futsal team on becoming New Zealand Champions for the third year in a row. The team, which is made up of First XI football players, was unbeaten at the tournament and dominated each opposition team during their six games, scoring a total of 52 goals with only two in reply. The were victorious against Cashmere High School in the final with a score of 14-1.
Congratulations also to the Premier Boys Softball team, also New Zealand Champions for the third successive year after overcoming St Patrick's Silverstream 3-2 in a tight final. They played 11 games in five days and were defeated only once during the tournament. Named in two Tournament Teams were Cole Evans, Seth Bourgeois, Harley Maynard, Ethan Jardine-Ngauamo, Marshall Maynard, Cameron Sutton and coach Stu Kinghorn. Cole was named Top Catcher, and Seth picked up the Top Pitcher and Most Valuable Player awards.
MAGS was also represented at the North Island Water Polo Championships in Auckland, in which the girls came second in Division 2 and the boys fifth in the Division 1 Plate.
At the NISS Athletics Championships at Mt Smart, MAGS won five Gold medals, four Silver and one Bronze. Niven Longopoa won the Senior Boys 110m Hurdles, 300m Hurdles and the Long Jump. His sister Kalisi won the Junior Girls 70m Hurdles, and Dylan Moon won the Junior Boys 80m Hurdles. Gaining Silver medals were Symone Tafuna'i in the Senior Girls 100m and 200m, Dylan Moon in the Triple Jump and Ally Toutaiolepo in the Senior Girls High Jump. Dylan Moon also won Bronze in the High Jump.
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Mount Albert Grammar School exceeded its 2013 tally of 83 Scholarships by gaining 88 in the 2014 results, the fifth highest among all New Zealand secondary schools. Our Scholarship total included seven at Outstanding level. Congratulations to our top scholars pictured above, who each achieved multiple Scholarship success.
Benjamin Dekker's results place him as an Outstanding Scholar, one of top the 66 in the country, awarding him $5000 per year for three years from NZQA toward his tertiary studies.
Liam Ferguson (see story below) gained 100% in Scholarship Drama, placing him first in New Zealand in that subject. Liam also gained a Scholarship in Chemistry.
The 2014 NCEA results continue to show that MAGS students' achievement is higher than national averages and considerably higher than averages for other similar schools, both for overall pass rates, and for endorsements with Merit and Excellence. University Entrance is gained by passing Level 3 in at least three approved subjects, and achieving the required literacy and numeracy credits. MAGS also has a higher pass rate for University Entrance than the national average.
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The event took place at the AUT Millennium Stadium at Mairangi Bay from 28-29 March. The aim was to walk or run as many laps of a 400m course as possible over 18 hours - the four MAGS teams completed more than 1200 laps.
Overnight they also took part in a range of fun activities, including zumba, tug of war and a wearable art competition.
On the Friday before the event, all MAGS students were allowed to wear mufti in the colours of the fundraiser, in return for a gold coin donation toward the cause.
Read the NZ Herald story here
Dr Bollard's citation was read by Mr Peter Thorp, who was Head Boy in Dr Bollard's final year at MAGS and is now Chairman of the MAGS Foundation. Also present were he Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Mr Greg Moyle, President of the Albertians' Association Mr Ben Stallworthy (pictured above with Dr Bollard), Headmaster Mr Dale Burden, Deputy Headmaster Mr Paul McKinley, Director of the MAGS Foundation Mr Tim Kay and former Headmaster Mr Greg Taylor, along with a number of Albertians, some of whom were at school with Dr Bollard.
Mount Albert Grammar School won the inaugural Blues 10s rugby tournament at North Harbour Stadium on Saturday, 7 March, defeating Kings College 31-0 in the final.
Fifteen schools from around Auckland took part in the tournament. The semi-final and final were broadcast live on Sky TV's Rugby Channel as the curtain-raiser to the Super 15 game between the Blues and the Lions.
MAGS' Director of Rugby Mr Geoff Moon said the team played some attractive rugby for such an early stage in the season. "The team was well organised and it was pleasing to see the fitness levels so good so early," said Mr Moon.
The team was captained by Charles Napa’a. Two young players who made their debut at top level, Noah Foster and James Strickland, performed with distinction.
Mr Moon also noted that it was good to see key players Lona Holaholo , Chris Lu’au and Geronimo Doyle playing with confidence so early in the season.Tournament results: Round 1: Mags 31 Tangaroa 0, Round 2: Mags 37 Rangitoto 7, Round 3: Mags 29 Rosmini 7, Semi-final: Mags 31 Otahuhu 5, Final: Mags 31 Kings 0
One of MAGS' two Robotics teams has qualified to represent New Zealand at the World Robotics Championships in Louisville, Kentucky, in April.
Nearly 70 teams, including one from China, competed. The game the teams competed at was called Skyrise – two pairs of robots had two minute matches to stack as many cubes on posts, and stack as many ‘Skyrise’ pegs into a tower as possible.
Both MAGS teams placed in the top 10 in their divisions and made it to the semi-finals. Although they were eliminated at that stage, Parie, Harry and Alex won the National Design Award, qualifying them for the World Championships. They are one of only five teams to qualify from New Zealand.In winning the Design Award the judges commented on the professional presentation of the team's 100-page document, and their interview. The team was also shortlisted for the overall Excellence Award.
MAGS athletes won 17 titles on the track and 15 titles in the field at the West Zone Championships, held at Trusts Stadium on Tuesday, 10 March.
Overall 31 athletes qualified in a total of 51 different events for the Greater Auckland Championships to be held on Tuesday, 17 March at Mt Smart.
Several athletes were outstanding across a range of events, the best being Niven Longopoa, Caleb Clarke and Dylan Moon (pictured on right). Niven won the Senior Boys 100m, 110m hurdles, 400m and Long Jump. In the Intermediate grade Caleb Clarke won the 200m, Long Jump and was 2nd in the 100m and Shot Put. Dylan Moon also displayed great all-round ability winning the Junior Triple Jump, High Jump, Javelin and 80m Hurdles.
All of these boys contributed to relays with Niven running in both the Senior 4x 100m and 4x 400m teams, which won their races. The boys relay teams won all their events, as did the girls with the exception of the Junior Girls 4x 100m team which placed 2nd.
Prefect Christian Prescott prepared such an inspiring speech about the MAGS Way that he was asked to present it to each year level assembly.
Albertians are warmly invited to attend Mount Albert Grammar School ANZAC Assembly in the FW Gamble Hall, followed by drinks and lunch at School House.
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.
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