Our families

Testimonials and stories about our families


“They’re not going to get lost here”

With bigger classes, fewer teachers, and a push towards open plan style classrooms, Polly Strang was worried her son Gus (12) was falling through the cracks in the public school system.

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The Lyalls: “They are genuinely interested in our child“

“Communication here is brilliant. They follow up if there’s a problem, they deal with things straight away. For me that’s really important.”

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The Mills: “Already we can see she’s building her confidence“

“If you have a really strong leader with a clear vision, who surrounds themselves with good people, they will be able to deliver great results for our children."

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ACG Strathallan teacher and parent: “We love the values the school holds”

When experienced teacher Bridget Platt and her young family moved to Pukekohe from Kohimarama a few years ago, they were already familiar with ACG Strathallan from their daily drive past.

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Ruiterman family profile: “It’s been a total turnaround”

“The school encourages leadership even when it might not come naturally, and for Tonii it’s been a total turnaround. That’s what I wanted for my kids.”

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Lynch family profile: Would we make the same choice again? 100%

One daughter is sporty, one daughter more academic, both are thriving. Caroline Lynch puts it down to a school culture in which students are down to earth, accept each other and feel safe to be who they want to be.

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