Life at Centennial House

Boarding for Girls


There are few state-funded schools that boast a boarding establishment. Centennial House opened this year on May 1st 2022.
Centennial House caters for girls from New Zealand and around the world, all of whom are assisted to grow and fulfil their potential in a safe, structured and caring environment.
Girls may board for five or seven days per week, at the same term rate, with fees payable a term in advance.
These fees cover three meals a day as well as afternoon tea and supper, laundry, accommodation and recreation.
Girls are supervised at all times and can only obtain leave passes by prior arrangement with the Centennial House staff. Overnight leave is approved only by the House Manager.
Centennial House girls are provided with extra educational opportunities. Supervised homework and study programmes take place between 7.15pm and 8.50pm Sunday to Thursday.
At Centennial House, Year 9, 10 and 11 girls share rooms with single beds, Year 12 and 13 girls each have their own room with study facilities.
We have two Houses at present within Centennial House that have a House Prefect and a Deputy House Prefect in each. Faamausili and Aimer Seton House are named after the first Head Girl and the first Girl Dux respectively of MAGS.

On-site House Manager

Centennial House is under the control of the House Manager, and two of the School’s teaching staff who also live on site.

The Centennial House Philosophy consists of four basic tenets:

  • Each girl will have a secure, safe and clean environment to live in.
  • Each girl will be given the opportunity to fulfil her academic, sporting, cultural and leadership potential
  • Each girl is expected to participate as fully as possible in the wider life of the School.
  • Each girl is taught to be self-disciplined and well organised, and to maintain a consistently high standard of behaviour in the school and at Centennial House.