Welcome to the Albertians Association

Joining the Albertians Association

We encourage all of Mount Albert Grammar’s former students to join the Albertians Association. It’s a great way to keep in touch with old friends, and with the progress of the school. A number of events are held each year to enable us to reunite, and also help the MAGS Foundation’s fundraising efforts.

Each year, a prominent former student is honoured by the Association as Albertian of the Year for a significant community service or professional or sporting achievement. Past winners have included novelist, poet and critic CK Stead, All Black Olo Brown and renowned chef Michael Meredith.

In addition, the Hall of Distinction was established in 1997 as part of the 75th Jubilee celebrations. Membership of the Hall is an honour for past masters of the school who have significantly contributed to the spirit of the School, and to Albertians in recognition of their efforts and achievements in the community. Inductees include the former Governor General of the Reserve Bank Dr Alan Bollard, artist Sir Peter Siddell and Silver Fern Maria Folau (nee Tutaia).

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Welcome to 2024, my name is Matt Bindon and I am the new President of the Albertian’s Association. I’m honoured to be entrusted with this role and thank the Executive committee, past Presidents and committee members for their support. As a past MAGS pupil in the 90s, I have also had the pleasure to return 20 years later as Teacher.

2024 is an important year for the Albertian’s Association and promises to be an exciting one as we celebrate our 100th Birthday!  As you would expect, we hope to celebrate this with a number of events. We also look to increase involvement within the association by building on the previously successful School centenary and reflect on the associations role within the school and how we can best serve our community.

The Albertian’s Association was established in 1924 for departing pupils to remain connected to the school and community. The relationships and experiences we have as pupils are important and shape us in our adult life. Staff often feature in stories as part of the school and consequently staff have been acknowledged as Albertians and we welcome their continued engagement. The aim of this association is to provide opportunities for past pupils and staff to be part of the ever growing MAGS community, reconnecting with friends and helping the school continue to be one of the best school in New Zealand.

Please remember, past pupils are always welcome to visit the School. Greg Cave, the School Archivist, will be happy to escort you and show you the new facilities.

On that note, If you have any news of fellow Albertians or memorabilia you would like the School to have, please pass these on to Greg Cave. We are always on the lookout for information on our past pupils. You can contact Greg at [email protected].

All members of the association may receive the school’s weekly e-newsletter and the biennial magazine, The Lion. The Lion includes Corridors, news of the Albertians Association. If you would like to go on the mailing list for either or both publications, please send your email and postal address to the MAGS Communications Manager at [email protected]

If you are not yet a member of the Association, please get in touch with us at [email protected].

I look forward to seeing you at our next event.

Matt Bindon



Albertians Association Contact Details:

New members, please email:
[email protected]

If you would like to stop by for a visit, or have memorabilia you would like to donate, please contact Archivist Brian Murphy:
Phone: (09) 846 2044 ext 8180
[email protected]

Postal address:

Albertians Association
Mount Albert Grammar School
Alberton Avenue
Mount Albert
Auckland 1025