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  • Meet English teacher Rebecca Alize-Minty

    Meet English teacher Rebecca Alize-Minty

    Canadian native Rebecca Alize-Minty grew up attending a French school – it wasn’t until...

  • Meet PE teacher Liv Waldron

    Meet PE teacher Liv Waldron

    After initially working in the sales and marketing industry, sports enthusiast Liv Waldron...

  • ACG Strathallan Year 12 student, Tahlia Pillay

    Cambridge champion

    Her passion may lie in the sciences, but ACG Strathallan’s Tahlia Pillay is also a...

  • Ribbons galore for ACG Strathallan riders

    Ribbons galore for Strathallan riders

    ACG Strathallan's equestrians are making the most of the shortened competition season...

  • Food drive generosity was "truly humbling"

    Food drive generosity was "truly...

    After reading about the Papakura Marae's efforts to support the local community during the...

  • ACG Strathallan alumna Annaliese Goettler

    Farming success for Strathallan alumna

    On Saturday 2nd April, ACG Strathallan alumna Annaliese Goettler will pit her skills...

  • Ellie Quinn was delighted to be recognised as Top in New Zealand in IGCSE Business Studies

    Flying colours for Ellie Quinn

    There’s nothing like ending the year on a high note. And for ACG Strathallan’s Ellie Quinn...

  • Manya Talwar was awarded Top in the World honours for IGCSE Mathematics

    Manya’s on top of the world with her...

    Years of diligence, commitment and determination have certainly paid off for ACG...

  • Beau Engelbrecht with the desk design which saw him awarded Top in World A-Level Design & Technology

    Daring desk design leads to Top in World...

    A Kakapo that slots together, a pewter sculpture embellished with paua shells, a miniature...

  • We're building brighter futures in 2022

    We're building brighter futures in 2022

    We’re building brighter futures at ACG Schools, which means that we’re always planning...

  • ACG Strathallan Enrolment Manager Anna Ruwhiu

    Meet ACG Strathallan enrolment manager...

    Papakura local Anna Ruwhiu couldn't be happier about her new role as ACG Strathallan's...

  • ACG Strathallan Year 11 student, Rasleen Singh

    Rasleen Singh: science superstar

    After learning she’d received Top in New Zealand honours for IGCSE Combined Science in the...

  • Beau Engelbrecht with the desk design which saw him awarded Top in World A-Level Design & Technology

    Strathallan students excel on the world...

    Crowning a year of exceptional academic performances, senior students at ACG Strathallan...

  • Meet PE teacher: Aniel Smith

    Meet PE teacher: Aniel Smith

    It’s widely acknowledged that ACG teachers are experts in their fields, and PE teacher...

  • Students celebrate outstanding 2021Cambridge A-Level results

    Students celebrate outstanding 2021...

    ACG Strathallan College students have once again performed to the highest of their...

  • ACG Strathallan Year 10 student, Rasleen Singh

    Practice makes perfect

    The thought of exams may fill some students with dread, but ACG Strathallan’s Rasleen...

  • ACG Strathallan 2021 Best All Rounder and Dux award winner, Zac Perkin

    Success follows notable success for Zac...

    Since first walking through the gates of ACG Strathallan, there isn’t a great deal that...

  • Primary Pride in Achievement award recipients Isabella Jaggs (Year 5) and Leeya Naidoo (Year 4)

    Award recipients go the extra mile

    Since moving to ACG Strathallan, Isabella Jaggs has clearly found her fit.

    As one of...

  • ACG Strathallan students were thrilled to return to school this morning

    ACG Strathallan welcomes Years 0 to 10...

    When ACG Strathallan re-opened our doors this morning, the enthusiasm and excitement of...

  • ACG Founders' Scholarship 2019 recipient Sidhaarth Kumar is currently studying at Balliol College, University of Oxford

    ACG Founders’ Scholarship selectors face...

    ACG Schools is well known for recognising and fostering academic excellence - but a...

  • The French family

    College transition has been “smooth...

    Quality education is a top priority for the French family, and when they visited ACG...

  • ACG Strathallan's  undefeated First XI Boys Hockey team

    Young teams make their mark

    They may be young, but that didn’t stop ACG Strathallan’s First XI Boys Hockey team from...

  • Teammates Jeremy Foo and Jasdeep Basra were selected for the NZ Secondary Schools Under 16 football team

    Strathallan duo make NZ Rep Team

    When it comes to football, ACG Strathallan punches well above its weight. Not just one...

  • ACG Strathallan Year 13 student, Vicky Quinn

    Online mock exams were “so beneficial”

    Currently completing her final year at ACG Strathallan, Vicky Quinn was understandably...

  • Preparing our students for tomorrow's world

    Preparing our students for tomorrow's...

    At ACG Strathallan, we believe in building brighter futures and preparing our students for...

  • ACG Strathallan students Harit Patel (Year 11) and Amanjot Kaur (Year 10)

    Strathallan maths maestros make their...

    ACG Strathallan has certainly taught many mathematical whiz kids in recent years, and that...

  • Inspired Education Group has recently partnered with US-based Arete Educational Counselling and The Classroom Door

    Inspired offers ACG students additional...

    Inspired Education Group has recently partnered with US-based Arete Educational...

  • ACG Strathallan's First XI Girls Football team is led by Captain Joan Grey (Year 10)

    Football First XI makes a flying start

    This may be the first year that ACG Strathallan's First XI Girls Football team has played...

  • The ACG Strathallan Boys First XI football team with Coach Hinds and Captain Ethan Foo (back row, third from left)

    Football first for ACG Strathallan

    All the hard work has certainly paid off for the ACG Strathallan First XI Boys Football...

  • ACG Strathallan Year 7 student, Simran Kaur

    Injecting fun into lockdown learning

    Daily fitness challenges, animated stories and high-stakes games of Kahoot (a quiz-based...

  • Online programme keeps even our youngest learners connected

    Online programme keeps even our youngest...

    ACG Strathallan Preschool is currently offering an online learning programme for their...

  • ACG schools are open for learning

    We’ve made online learning easy

    After the outstanding success of our virtual classroom environment over various Covid-19...

  • ACG Strathallan alumna Mckenzie Northcott

    Mckenzie Northcott: taking life by the...

    Inspirational leader, talented sportswoman and hardworking academic. The foundations for...

  • Last month Nikita won gold at the NZ Gymnastics Championships

    Trampolining fever

    As Kiwi Dylan Schmidt brings home New Zealand’s first-ever Olympic trampolining medal, ACG...

  • Leading the way in online learning

    Leading the way in online learning

    While our campuses are temporarily closed in line with the Government's Alert Level 4...

  • Talented musician and Year 10 student Minho Choi is an enthusiastic member of no fewer than five school bands

    Bringing out the maestro in Minho Choi

    ACG Strathallan student Minho Choi likes nothing better than jamming with his pals. The...

  • Year 7 wunderkind, Bishop Lafaele-Pucher

    Bishop’s golden touch

    He didn’t realise it at the time, but when Bishop Lafaele-Pucher was awarded ‘Star of the...

  • Design and technology teacher Michelle Le Vesconte celebrates with students who achieved scores of 90% (and above) in her 2020 Cambridge IGCSE class

    Michelle Le Vesconte’s students are on...

    A taster day at Brunel University London marked the beginning of a lifelong love affair...

  • Small class sizes, single classrooms and structured lessons contribute greatly to student success

    ACG Strathallan Primary – a foundation...

    Step into a classroom at ACG Strathallan Primary, and the first thing you’ll notice are...

  • Talented actress, gifted songwriter and star performer, Gianni-Mia was recognised as NZ's top AS-Level drama student

    Acclaim and applause for Strathallan’s...

    Recognised in the 2020 Cambridge Outstanding Learner Awards as the top AS-Level drama...

  • STR-Christy-Sahota

    Strathallan’s latest Popstar

    The curtains may have fallen on the latest season of Popstars, but the reality TV show...

  • ACG-Strathallan-Music

    Groove is in the Heart

    Mastering Chick Corea’s jazz-fusion song ‘Spain’ is no mean feat. It is incredibly fast...

  • ACG-Strathallan-Stories-Sports

    David’s winning combination

    Balancing sporting commitments with schoolwork can sometimes be a challenge, but for ACG...

  • ACG-Strathallan-Stories-academic

    Inspired Education Group continues to...

    A boost for students as Inspired education group completes acquisition of Wey Education...

  • ACG-STR-Card-Cross-Country.jpg

    Term 2 is off to a flying start

    The beginning of Term 2 is always a busy and exciting time for ACG Strathallan, and last...

  • Options galore for top all-rounder

    Last year the humble 15-year-old achieved A* grades (90% and above) for all six of her Cam...

  • ACG Strathallan Preschool provides the...

    “I was a parent that was hesitant about sending our precious little one to a preschool...

  • Inspired to make a difference: Head Boy...

    The talented athlete was thrilled to be named Head Boy – an office he has been striving...

  • Leading by example: Head Girl Ashley...

    Inspired by the work and commitment of previous student leaders, becoming Head Girl has...

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    Tessa Cloutman – a future leader

    The hardworking 17-year-old has just begun her Bachelor of Science double majoring in...

  • Caley

    Caley’s clean sweep

    Confirming her place as one of ACG Strathallan’s top scholars, the remarkable 16-year-old...

  • Jessie Dai

    Top marks exceed expectations

    The conscientious 16-year-old achieved A* grades (90% or better) in all five of her IGCSE ...

  • Mia Willis IG Design

    Double Top in World honours for design...

    Classmates Mia Willis and Aiko Trapski both took top honours in the 2020 Cambridge awards...

  • Matthew Bishop

    Strathallan’s offroad superstar

    The Mickey Thompson NZ Stadium Offroad Championship series began in Colin Dale Park...

  • Arabella Morgan

    ACG Strathallan’s K-Pop Queen

    Later this year the talented 12-year-old will dance her way into our living rooms as a...

  • Mia and Aiko

    Cambridge recognises ACG students as...

    Strathallan’s overall Cambridge pass rates for 2020 show an extremely high level of...

  • William Cornish

    Engineering a bright future

    Poised to embark on a civil engineering degree at Canterbury University, William has been...

  • Timothy Harrington

    Double scholarship provides winning...

    Not only did he receive a scholarship to study at ACG Strathallan in 2016, but now, after...

  • Elisabet M-D

    Combining pastoral care with Spanish...

    A firm proponent of the principle that happy students are successful students, the vibrant...

  • Awards

    Academic excellence in Cambridge...

    Confirming the school’s strong academic reputation, ACG Strathallan’s overall Cambridge...

  • Student Victoria Bright

    Why I’ve loved the move from Primary to...

    We’ve followed these students as they transitioned through Years 7 and 8, interviewing...

  • Lem Family

    “ACG Strathallan should be high on your...

    “Education is a high priority for us as a family. We’d been watching the ACG group from...

  • Student Ella Klinac

    Making the world a better place

    “I was brought up to always consider the impacts our actions have on the environment...

  • Preschoolers working with teacher

    Preschoolers thrive in our School...

    At ACG Strathallan Preschool, our purposefully designed School Readiness programme...

  • Student Ashton Cook

    Why I’ve loved the move from Primary to...

    We’ve followed these students as they transitioned through Years 7 and 8, interviewing...

  • Like father, like son

    “We thought it was pretty neat that Cooper could be one of the first second generations to...

  • Jeremy Maunder

    Why I’ve loved the move from Primary to...

    We’ve followed these students as they transitioned through Years 7 and 8, interviewing...

  • Student Jeonghyeok Park

    University of Cambridge – a dream come...

    “After reading ‘A Brief History of Time’ I decided I wanted to become a theoretical...

  • Erin O'Mara with Ghana students

    Transformative Ghana trip inspires ACG...

    While volunteering at a home for autistic children, Erin discovered her true vocation...

  • Teacher Penny Cheketri

    Karate champion inspires students to...

    Embracing her role as a Year 4 classroom teacher, the busy educator also teaches...

  • Student Luke Mitchell

    Reaching for the stars

    The Year 11 student has set an incredibly challenging career goal for himself and is...

  • Nathan MacCormick

    Building great leaders: Head Boy Nathan...

    Now on the cusp of heading off to university, the 2020 Head Boy is filled with gratitude...

  • Student Paris Masterton

    Building great leaders: Head Girl Paris...

    “Gaining the position of Head Girl is definitely my greatest achievement,” says Paris....

  • Student studying from home

    Expertise in online learning

    Following the unexpected announcement of school closures which went into effect on 12th...

  • Student Gianni-Mia Attrill-Dowling

    Gianni-Mia in the spotlight

    Since starting at the school four years ago, the talented singer and actress has...

  • Student Jacob Kearns

    Medals come thick and fast for top...

    Gold medallist in the Under 16 Single Sculls at this year’s Head of Harbour Regatta...

  • Student Ashley Rohloff

    Looking forward to new opportunities and...

    Exemplifying the holistic learning experience Strathallan provides, Ashley has become...

  • Joshua Knight

    Artist in Residence: Joshua Knight

    “I think the joy that art brings me is the freedom to create something in...

  • Amelie Davidson

    The sky's the limit for Amelie Davidson

    Despite being a year younger than many of her counterparts, Amelie excelled, earning an...

  • Meet dance and drama teacher: Rebekah...

    Rebekah has been teaching drama, dance and performing arts across Auckland schools for the...

  • Meet Primary teacher: Tilly Pointon

    Tilly first joined the ACG Strathallan family in 2011, spending five years teaching new...

  • Ryan Clover

    Challenging lessons, remarkable rewards

    Eighteen months ago, the ACG Strathallan student suffered a concussion, and the...

  • Meet English and social science teacher...

    Marc launched his high school teaching career in South Africa in 2005, moving to New...

  • Shelly Van Tonder

    Meet mathematics teacher: Shelly van...

    By taking the time to talk with her Year 7 to 10 classes about their pastimes and...

  • Baby sign language

    Boosting skills through sign

    One of New Zealand’s three official languages, New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) is...

  • Angela Lunam

    Exciting times ahead for the Preschool

    With over 23 years’ experience in early childhood education, Angela is passionate about...

  • Berklee Workshop

    Making music on the world stage

    An online masterclass with alternative rock artist, and Berklee College of Music alumna...

  • Berklee Valencia

    Berklee visit energises music programme

    Earlier this year, ACG Strathallan music teacher, Josh Mckay, attended a series of...

  • Cambridge Pathways

    Following Cambridge pathways to success

    Recognised for setting a global standard for education, the Cambridge curriculum assures...

  • Taijel Hari

    "It was a relief to know I would not be...

    Understandably Taijel was initially quite apprehensive when she heard that schools were...

  • Ashley Rohloff

    Making the most of online learning

    Hi everyone! For those who don’t know me, I’m Ashley, and I hope that you’re all doing...

  • Parents

    A word from our parents

    Our students have quickly and easily adapted to digital classrooms and are enjoying this...

  • online learning

    Tips to keep your child motivated during...

    Successful online learning is all about engagement and interaction. With that in mind, our...

  • washing hands

    How to talk to your child about Covid-19...

    1. Ask open questions and listen
    Start by inviting your child to talk about the issue...

  • online learning

    ACG Schools undeterred by Coronavirus as...

    As students across New Zealand face cancelled lessons, pupils of ACG Schools have started...

  • Penny Cheketri

    From science projects to black belts

    Having taught in South Africa for 14 years before immigrating to New Zealand, the...

  • Amber Goodger

    Ready to face the challenges of the...

    Amber then consolidated her academic accomplishments with outstanding results in her...

  • Leadership Team

    An exciting year ahead for student...

    At the helm are Head Boy, Nathan MacCormick, and Head Girl, Paris Masterson, supported by...

  • Rowing Team

    Rowing gold at the Head of Harbour...

    Head of Harbour Regatta results

     

    Medal Event Student(s)
    Gold Girls...
  • Students playing

    New policy boosts student wellbeing

    2020 at ACG Strathallan looks set to be a lot more social thanks to a new policy banning...

  • Caitlin White

    Celebrating well deserved success

    I’ve grown so much as a musician during my time at ACG and my confidence has grown...
  • equestrian team

    Top results from our talented riders

    Our six riders won a colourful haul of ribbons and prizes in the event despite the...

  • Erin

    Fulfilling a lifelong dream for Head...

    The big-hearted 17-year-old has received a Zonta International Young Women in Public...

  • Summerset visit

    Learning how to show compassion and...

    The delight on the faces of the residents was just beautiful. Dad has always had a lot...
  • Liam Nelson

    Next step - University of Otago Medical...

    The recipient of a University of Otago Academic Excellence Scholarship, Liam will have his...

  • Harvard

    Planning for a successful future beyond...

    Each ACG School assists students by providing them with timely, expert and customised...

  • Oliver Barnett

    Making the most of every opportunity

    “What I enjoy most of all are the opportunities and options available, be it sporting or...

  • keyboard

    Coding classes open a world of...

    At a junior level the content used is very motivational with bright and engaging game...

  • Ritchie

    Why I loved Year 7: Ritchie Bamola

    Starting Year 7 can sometimes be an anxious time for students as they move into a new...

  • Eva

    Why I loved Year 7: Eva Talyancich

    Starting Year 7 can sometimes be an anxious time for students as they move into a new...

  • Andrew Reid

    Keeping students at the forefront of...

    With a background in the IT industry and almost 20 years’ teaching experience behind him...

  • Jayden Mullin

    Celebrating service in the community

    Community service is something Year 13 ACG Strathallan student, Jayden Mullin, feels...

  • “When I asked what she likes most her...

    An open day was all it took to convince 11 year old Charlotte Belz that ACG Strathallan...

  • Danny O'Connor

    ACG Strathallan is South Auckland’s top...

    “The Cambridge curriculum continues to offer our students the best possible preparation...
  • Bathroom Decor

    Butterflies in the bathroom help student...

    Students at ACG Strathallan have taken on the task of rejuvenating their school toilets to...

  • “They’re not going to get lost here”

    “I felt there was slippage happening. Gus was neither a problem kid or at the top end, and...

  • Mia Willis

    Student profile: Mia Willis

    “I wanted to go to a co-ed school, but didn't want to go to boarding school or commute...

  • Inspired

    ACG Schools join premium global school...

    ACG Schools has joined Inspired, a leading global group of 51 premium schools educating...

  • The Lyalls: “They are genuinely...

    Daughter Jemma (Year 7) is now just a few months into her ACG studies, and although she...

  • “Already we can see she’s building her...

    “For us it was important to choose a school that would not only provide the best...

  • Equestrian Team

    Strathallan dominates in inter-school...

    Congratulations to the ACG Strathallan Eventing Team who took out first place at the...

  • Cambridge

    Cambridge curriculum: not just for...

    There’s a common misconception that Cambridge International – the globally recognised...

  • The benefit of specialist teachers

    Being taught by a specialist teacher from an early age has tangible benefits for students...

  • Badminton

    ACG Schools Sponsor NZ Badminton Open

    ACG Schools are delighted to announce our continued partnership with The Barfoot &...

  • Cafe Refresh

    Input from students improves cafeteria...

    Students from ACG Strathallan had a hand in the design and fit-out of the school’s...

  • Swimmers

    Swimmers excel at National Age Group...

    Congratulations to the four ACG Strathallan students who competed at the NZ Age Group...

  • Year 7

    The all-important Year 7

    “Students must be nurtured, as they’re still young, yet challenged academically to avoid...
  • PISA 2018

    PISA 2018 scores above national averages

    Our school recently participated in PISA 2018 (the OECD’s Programme for International...

  • Athletics

    Outstanding results at Auckland...

    Congratulations to all our athletes who competed at the College Sport Auckland Athletics...

  • Alice Hamilton

    Spotlight on staff: Assistant Principal...

    “Education is no longer about students in seats being fed information. It’s now about...

  • Meet our enrolment manager, Kat

    Many people are nervous about applying to an independent school. But there’s no need to be...

  • Kristie Thomas

    Love of learning begins at Primary...

    “It’s where children start to gain skills and qualities in academia, sports and...

  • Angela Lunman

    Introducing our new Preschool Manager...

    “All children are unique and must have a stimulating educational environment where they...

  • Harrison attains top mark in New Zealand...

    Harrison’s exam work was based on the topic ‘display’ and portrays someone trapped in a...

  • Trophies

    ACG Schools receive 22 Cambridge Awards

    “The number of awards reflects their work, the support of ACG families, and outstanding...

  • NZheraldstory

    What to do when exams don’t go to plan...

    While exam results are important, they’re not the be-all and end-all and should be kept in...

  • Guy Mills

    Insight to the world's top universities

    Over the last three years, ACG University Placement Adviser Guy Mills has visited and...

  • Awards

    2018 Cambridge A-level results are out

    Cambridge A Level results for 2018 have been released showing an excellent academic year...

  • Award-winning maths teacher embraces...

    ‘Flipped learning’ reverses traditional classroom teaching by delivering core content at...

  • Spotlight on Staff: Josh McKay

    When did you get into music?

    I wasn’t really brought up with a lot of music as a child...

  • Ruiterman family profile: “It’s been a...

    When her youngest daughter Jaime, Year 4, eventually finishes school in Year 13, mum...

  • Lynch family profile: Would we make the...

    Caroline and Kieron Lynch had heard good things about ACG Strathallan before checking it...

  • Kelly Quan

    A top student who placed first in IGCSE Math, first in AS and A2 Math, and second overall...

  • Equestrian team take out North Island...

    Students Molly O’Leary, Lara Butler-Gallie (Year 11), Eden Doull (Year 12) and Rene Ryall...

  • Sean Chen: One year on at University of...

    My experience in London and studying at UAL so far has been absolutely amazing. Every day...

  • Jack McQuire

    The ACG Senior College alumna, 19, has joined forces with former ACG Strathallan student...

  • Rower picked as rising star

    Scarlet was selected by a panel of judges that included former All Black and local gym...

  • Jeonghyeok Park

    He chose to come to ACG Strathallan because of the benefits and differences the school’s...

  • Grace Schroder

    Grace Schroder, in Year 11, is representing us for Gymsports at the event.

    Earlier this...

  • Cameron King

    Cameron King, 19, who graduated from ACG Strathallan last year, was scouted by National...

  • Caleb Pahina

    Describe how you achieved the honour of being named head student?
    In my first year at...

  • Arlo Fruh

    Arlo Fruh, 11, was selected by RHFA coaches for his excellent ability and attitude on the...

  • Ella Rose Klinac

    Describe how you achieved the honor of being named head student, (lots of study etc):

    F...