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  • Meet the Lee family

    International education a winning...

    A well-rounded education provides much more than reading, writing and arithmetic skills –...

  • Future-proofing our students with STEM

    Future-proofing our students with STEM

    ACG Tauranga is equipping students for the future by upping the ante in STEM (Science...

  • An outstanding hockey season builds success on and off the field

    An outstanding hockey season builds...

    Teamwork, support, camaraderie and pride have laid the groundwork for success for ACG...

  • Community engagement is key for Youth MP Quinn Rimmer

    Community engagement is key for Youth MP...

    Connecting to the community brings an array of benefits to young people, from learning...

  • 2022 Head Prefect Kobe Williams

    A dream come true for Kobe Williams

    When Kobe Williams first joined ACG Tauranga, stepping into a principal student leadership...

  • Shining the spotlight on Middle School values

    Shining the spotlight on Middle School...

    A supportive environment and an inclusive culture are cornerstones of life at ACG Tauranga...

  • 2022 Head Prefect Alex Brodie

    Creating a sense of pride and belonging

    When Alex Brodie first stepped through the gates of ACG Tauranga in 2020, she never...

  • Early Learning School Centre Manager - Raechel Thompson

    ELS Centre Manager Raechel Thompson...

    From her warm and welcoming smile to her extensive background in Early Childhood Education...

  • Our focus on the fundamentals: literacy and numeracy

    Our focus on the fundamentals: literacy...

    Earlier this year, The Education Hub released a report titled, 'Now I don't know my ABC –...

  • Self-isolation learning programme keeps students at the top of their game

    Self-isolation learning programme keeps...

    While New Zealand's Omicron outbreak has seen record numbers of positive cases over the...

  • Year 10 swimming champion, Liam Jury

    From the pool to the ocean

    ACG Tauranga swimming champion Liam Jury has forged a formidable reputation in the pool...

  • Debating gains momentum at ACG Tauranga

    Debating gains momentum at ACG Tauranga

    Ending tax incentives for big businesses, legalising time travel, and introducing school...

  • ACG Tauranga Librarian Heather Grey

    Meet Librarian Heather Grey

    The chance to create a school library from the ground up was a dream come true for book...

  • Building Primary school culture

    Building Primary school culture

    Giant tractor tyres and Jenga blocks are not your regular playground equipment, but at ACG...

  • At the leading edge of cyber safety

    At the leading edge of cyber safety

    Educating ourselves and our children about potential cybersecurity risks across the...

  • ACG Tauranga’s new College block is a great asset

    New College block is a great asset

    The opening of ACG Tauranga’s highly anticipated College block has been a 2022 calendar...

  • ACG Tauranga's 2022 Senior Retreat

    Senior Retreat: raising great leaders

    ACG Tauranga’s annual Senior Retreat develops students’ leadership capabilities and...

  • ACG Tauranga students continue to excel across the Cambridge Curriculum

    Our students continue to excel across...

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

  • Building brighter futures in 2022

    ACG Tauranga: building brighter futures...

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

  • ACG Tauranga Enrolment Manager Rachel Baldwin

    Meet our new enrolment manager: Rachel...

    When it comes to grasping all that life has to offer, our new enrolment manager Rachel...

  • ACG Tauranga alumna, Brooke Robinson

    Tools for success

    A $5000 scholarship recognising academic excellence is the perfect kick start to 2022...

  • Quinn Rimmer was recently selected to represent the ACT Party at the 2022 Youth Parliament

    Acting politician

    Attending engagements with Members of Parliament, speaking to high school students about...

  • Students celebrate outstanding 2021 Cambridge A-Level results

    Students celebrate outstanding 2021...

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

  • ACG Tauranga's first-ever First XI Football team

    Unforgettable inaugural year for the...

    ACG Tauranga's first-ever First XI Football team has undoubtedly established itself as a...

  • Some of the award winners from our ACG Tauranga prizegiving events

    Virtual prizegiving showcases another...

    This year, our prizegiving looked a little different at ACG Tauranga due to the ongoing...

  • ACG Tauranga Year 9 student, Liam Jury

    National medals for top swimmer

    Winning two bronze medals at this year's New Zealand Secondary School Swimming...

  • ACG Tauranga's House quiz is a popular event on the school calendar

    Houses build community

    The ACG Tauranga school community plays a vital role in student life, generating a sense...

  • ACG Tauranga’s 2022 Senior Student Leadership Team enjoyed a team-building ‘Dolphin Seafari’

    Growing great teams through dolphin...

    A recent boat trip to Motiti Island may not have uncovered any dolphins, but it was an...

  • ACG Tauranga’s Year 10 cohort recently experienced “the best camp ever”

    Not your average school camp

    From virtual reality games and a murder mystery theme night to meal planning and even...

  • Our ACG Tauranga 2021 Junior House Leaders

    Tomorrow’s leaders start today

    If you’re looking to build your leadership capabilities, there’s no better place to start...

  • ACG Tauranga alumna, Hana Connell

    Loving university life at Otago

    Boasting one of the top human science departments in the country, Otago University has...

  • 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...

  • ACG Tauranga Year 13 student, Francesca Miller-Hard

    Following in her father’s footsteps

    Francesca Miller-Hard has been surrounded by cameras and creativity for as long as she can...

  • ACG Tauranga have launched online Open Days to introduce you to our school

    Our innovative new Open Day

    At ACG Tauranga, we are introducing an innovative new approach to Open Days while the Bay...

  • ACG Tauranga is proud of their dynamic student leadership programme

    Building great leaders

    A dynamic student leadership programme underpinned by the values of courage, excellence...

  • Year 5 students enjoy dedicated lessons with specialist STEM teachers every week

    Getting a headstart on STEM

    Crystals metastasize in jars, seedlings sprout on shelves, and evaporation and...

  • ACG Tauranga Year 8 students Elizabeth (left) and Charlotte Vernon

    Reflections of lockdown

    Bay of Plenty students may be back in their classrooms – but, given the unpredictability...

  • Sue Wood's Year 10 English class

    Live, laugh, lockdown

    ACG Tauranga English teacher and faculty coordinator Sue Wood recently asked her Year 10...

  • ACG Tauranga Year 8 teacher Amanda Shaw with some of her students

    Our virtual classrooms continue to...

    Thanks to ACG Tauranga's comprehensive online learning programme, students across all year...

  • 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 Tauranga's Elsa Yu (Year 5) and Luna Hwang (Year 6)

    Performers in the limelight

    ACG Tauranga’s most talented performers have stolen the show at a local performing arts...

  • 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 Tauranga Open dance team

    Open team brings a new dimension to...

    A mixed-aged team brimming with talent, enthusiasm and camaraderie is dancing up a storm...

  • 2021 Acorn Foundation Dale Carnegie Youth Programme

    Scholarship course drives success

    Increased self-confidence, enhanced leadership capabilities, and strengthened people...

  • 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...

  • Building the future through STEM

    Building the future through STEM

    From coding and conducting experiments to designing robots and decomposing problems –...

  • Our DanceNZMade soloists, duo and trio groups

    Dancing gold at the DanceNZMade...

    With the incredible growth in dance at ACG Tauranga, the recent Regional DanceNZMade...

  • Meet Ian Shaw: Head of Sport, PE and...

    Students at ACG Tauranga love their sport. In fact, according to a survey conducted by...

  • School production celebrates everyone’s...

    Over 150 students from across all year levels were involved, and the excited performers...

  • Annie’s outstanding essay is a hit with...

    But ACG Tauranga’s Annie Stokes is not ‘most people’. The science-loving Year 8 student...

  • The power of teamwork

    Earlier this year, the College team took out first place in the Second Division of their...

  • Building brighter futures with ACG...

    Incredibly well supported by ACG families, the event has continued to grow every year, and...

  • KCO-Female-College-Student-Crop

    Inspired Education Group continues to...

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

  • Kelsie shines in West Side Story

    The gifted Year 13 student has just wrapped 12 performances of the much-loved musical...

  • “I love the family feeling of ACG”

    Now in Year 13, Francesca, a talented photographer, is working on growing her portfolio...

  • Leading by example: Head Prefect Chelsea...

    Inspired by the work and commitment of previous student leaders, becoming Head Prefect had...

  • Interact Club builds community spirit

    Designed to empower students to help those in need in their communities, this new club has...

  • A festival of pi

    Learning Pillar Co-Leader, Tadiwa Masiyakurima, provides us with a behind-the-scenes look...

  • Learning Pillar 2021 #LoveYourLearning

    Led by Learning Pillar Ambassador Alex Brodie (Year 12) and ably supported by fellow...

  • acg-new-early-learning

    A warm welcome to ACG’s new Early...

    Previously a family-owned operation, Remuera Discovery Express provides a modern, spacious...

  • Hola from our Spanish friends

    Spanish teacher Caroline Frankel was keen to make the language come alive for her younger...

  • Students celebrate outstanding Cambridge...

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

  • Ruby McSweeney – University of Otago...

    Established to celebrate student excellence, the scholarship is unique among entrance...

  • Phenomenal A-Level success – our...

    In the recent Cambridge International Examinations, Year 12 and 13 students continued to...

  • Dance programme creates exciting new...

    Introduced at the beginning of 2020, the school’s dance programme has seen incredible...

  • STEM Curiosity Day

    Themed around the concept of ‘Resilient Innovators’, the day-long event provided Year 6...

  • Meet Spanish teacher: Caroline Frankel

    As ACG Tauranga’s new Spanish teacher, Caroline will be inspiring students from Year 5 up...

  • Sport goes from strength to strength at...

    Sport is flourishing at ACG Tauranga and thanks to the increasing variety of sporting...

  • Teacher Jackie Webb

    Pastoral support is the pathway to...

    At ACG Tauranga, student support doesn’t simply rely on providing additional tutorials...

  • Student Venice Harris

    Venice Harris takes centre stage

    The gifted dancer, actor and singer has travelled the globe performing in blockbuster...

  • Gregg Family

    Open Day opens eyes to ACG Tauranga’s...

    Initially intending to start their children Connor and Isla at the school when they each...

  • Student Laoise McCarthy

    Paving the way to university with the...

    “While I’ve had to adapt to the differences between school and university, I have no...

  • Art by Seojoon Lee

    Arts Week showcase highlights talent at...

    Highlighting ACG’s thriving arts programme, the quality of work submitted was...

  • Ryder and Paulette Grant

    Celebrating a very special granny with...

    Seven-year-old Ryder Grant and his granny, Paulette Davey, love spending time together...

  • Harris Guo Grandparents

    Celebrating very special grandparents...

    Sharing the family home with his grandparents, Year 1 student Harris Guo enjoys a very...

  • Preschool Art Exhibition

    Art provides a valuable learning tool...

    With the children eagerly explaining their contributions to the bright and vibrant...

  • Academic Support

    Providing support and guidance for...

    To ensure Year 11 to 13 students are not only prepared academically but are comfortably...

  • TAU-Bedford-Family

    “Seeing them achieve and flourish has...

    When the Bedfords enrolled at ACG Tauranga they took a leap of faith. Not only had the...

  • Preschool Chemistry

    Preschoolers delight in specialist...

    Each week, Senior School specialist teachers in science, dance, sport, and art, head...

  • Dance NZMade Comp

    Bringing dynamic dance to the Bay

    The high-octane event brought 12 hours of dance, energy and passion to Tauranga’s Baycourt...

  • Talent Quest

    Lights, camera, action!

    With acts ranging from magicians, comedians and dance groups to violin and cello solos...

  • TAU-The-Mayston-Family

    “We couldn’t ask for more”

    When we first met the Mayston family, they were captivated by the passion, energy and...

  • Chelsea Good

    Outstanding achievements from an...

    A role-model for younger students, the talented all-rounder received outstanding results...

  • Hezahne Prinsloo

    Bringing life to the lab

    Focussed on “guiding students to reach their full potential”, she is a dynamic addition to...

  • Meet our Preschool Manager: Raechel...

    “After initially training as a nanny when I left school, I began working in a preschool...

  • Preschool Lunchbox

    Lunches with love

    “Our centre children bring their own packed lunch each day and they love it,” says ACG...

  • Dani Miller

    Dani brings dance to ACG Tauranga

    Spearheaded by highly regarded dance teacher Dani Miller, the programme cements the school...

  • Guy Mills

    Invaluable advice and guidance when...

    A veritable mine of information when it comes to exploring tertiary education alternatives...

  • ACG Tauranga student, Tadiwa Masiyakurima

    “I just wish I could have arrived here...

    Tadiwa Masiyakurima loves ACG Tauranga. His only wish? That he’d come here sooner!

    The...

  • Cambridge

    Following Cambridge Pathways to success

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

  • Chelsea Toby Good

    “Nothing compares to live interactions...

    As one of ACG Tauranga’s top Year 12 scholars, Chelsea was originally quite apprehensive...

  • Tatyanas Class

    Online learning and virtual classrooms...

    Specialist Year 5 teacher, and Dean of Years 1-9, Tatyana Duffin, has been instrumental in...

  • Thea students

    Term 2 welcome message from our...

     

  • A word from our parents

    A word from our parents

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

  • Keeping students motivated

    Tips to keep your child motivated during...

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

  • Ellen Thompson

    Virtual classrooms are a "truly...

    The Thompson family have three children who attend ACG Tauranga, Ellen in Year 9, William...

  • Kids 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...

  • Virtual learner boy

    ACG Schools undeterred by Coronavirus as...

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

  • Terence Beeton

    Meet Deputy Principal, Terence Beeton

    Terence joins the school after six years at ACG Parnell, where he taught middle school...

  • Surf Lifesaving

    Surf lifesaving gold at National...

    The National Championships were held at Midway Beach in Gisborne last weekend with almost...

  • ACG Tauranga

    New decade, fresh opportunities: what...

    Breaking New Ground
    With planning now in the final stages, construction will soon begin...

  • Ruby McSweeney

    Cambridge Top Scholar, Ruby McSweeney

    A foundation student when ACG Tauranga opened in 2015, Ruby has grown alongside the school...

  • Tauranga

    Specialist teachers optimise learning at...

    At ACG Tauranga, the immense value of specialised teaching is irrefutable. From as early...

  • Kelsie Tong

    Artist in Residence: Kelsie Tong

    Now in Year 12, Kelsie’s ability to express herself visually, combined with her...

  • Brooke Robinson

    Artist in Residence: Brooke Robinson

    Now in Year 12, Brooke’s enthusiasm for the artistic process is clear, and the appeal of...

  • Franki Traini

    There’s no stopping our new Head of...

    With ten years’ experience teaching Physical Education, Mathematics and delivering hockey...

  • Lily Balsom

    Helping students to live their dreams

    One example of the effectiveness of this approach can be seen in the results of...

  • Trophies

    Celebrating academic excellence in...

    Tauranga’s overall Cambridge pass rates for 2019 show an incredibly high level of...

  • Piper

    Excellent academic results and strong...

    "I have become a much more confident and outgoing person and have enjoyed so many...

  • Ballroom

    Set to shine on the international stage

    “I love both Latin and Ballroom dancing, but I must admit that I like Latin more than...

  • Lily Balsom

    Ready to take on the world in 2020

    Chasing the winter has become a full-time occupation for freeride skier and ACG Tauranga...

  • Paige

    The world of commerce and...

    The ACG Tauranga student has just been awarded a University of Waikato Ko Te Tangata...

  • Harvard

    Planning for a successful future beyond...

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

  • Jacob and Oma

    Celebrating National Grandparents Day...

    New Zealand’s National Grandparents Day in October was a day to celebrate the happiness...

  • Interactive learning helps students...

    Encouraging his students to develop a love of learning and sense of self-belief...

  • Prefects

    Preparing the leaders of the future

    The Student Council and Leadership Programme is a cornerstone of the ACG Tauranga campus...

  • Jackie Webb

    Real leadership goes beyond a title or a...

    “Our vision for leadership is to provide opportunities for all of our students to...

  • Tall Poppies Comp

    Outstanding results from the Tall...

    ACG Tauranga students recently took part in the Tall Poppies Problem Solving Competition...

  • STEM Fest Challenge Day

    Funfilled and inspirational STEM...

    As a proud STEMFest sponsor, ACG Tauranga was delighted to host the inaugural 2019...

  • TAU-Preschool-watson

    ACG Tauranga Preschool Family: The...

    “We attended the open day, were impressed with the first-class facilities, and liked the...

  • Hannah-Gibbs

    “Everything they do is for the kids”

    Lucky then, that ACG Tauranga Preschool offers all that in spades – and, according to...

  • My transition to Cambridge: Laoise...

    There’s a misconception that Cambridge International only suits the brightest learners...

  • My transition to Cambridge: Hugo Buck...

    There’s a misconception that Cambridge International only suits the brightest learners...

  • My transition to Cambridge: Sophie Mann...

    There’s a misconception that Cambridge International only suits the brightest learners...

  • My transition to Cambridge: Dannan...

    There’s a common perception that Cambridge International only suits the brightest learners...

  • My transition to Cambridge: Harry Buck...

    There’s a common perception that Cambridge International only suits the brightest learners...

  • My transition to Cambridge: Chelsea Good...

    There’s a common perception that Cambridge International only suits the brightest learners...

  • My transition to Cambridge: Hugo...

    There’s a common perception that Cambridge International only suits the brightest learners...

  • My transition to Cambridge: Liam Rickit...

    There’s a misconception that Cambridge International only suits the brightest learners...

  • Ella and CJ

    Family Profile: The Snymans

    "Learning and success are celebrated – the children are surrounded by other children who...

  • Spotlight on STEM #5: Science teacher...

    With 21 years’ experience behind him teaching and leading science faculties in NZ and...

  • Spotlight on STEM #4: Maths teacher...

    ACG Tauranga maths teacher Jackie Webb is a foundation staff member. She has recently...

  • Spotlight on STEM #3: Chemistry teacher...

    Mr Webster has been teaching Chemistry at ACG Tauranga for three years – he’s also taught...

  • Spotlight on STEM #2: Maths teacher Thea...

    Thea Kilian is not just principal of ACG Tauranga – she’s also a practising maths teacher...

  • Spotlight on STEM #1: Biology teacher...

    ACG Tauranga welcomed passionate Biologist Mr Howard to the school this year – already he...

  • ACG Tauranga to sponsor inaugural...

    STEMFest is a family-friendly celebration of the wonders of science, technology...

  • Chelsea Good

    Prefect Chelsea Good: on leadership

    I am honoured to be a student leader for ACG Tauranga as I am proud of our school and our...

  • Aladdin Production

    School production in images

    On the 26 and 27 June 2019, ACG Tauranga held two sold-out evenings of the whole school...

  • Edperfect

    Felicidades! Top result for Spanish...

    ACG Tauranga placed first in New Zealand for Spanish in the 101-250 users category of the...

  • Hoodies

    Leavers' hoodies celebrate heard work...

    Check out ACG Tauranga’s inaugural leavers’ hoodies! We speak to Arman in Year 13 about...

  • Maddie

    Maddie accepted to prestigious US dance...

    Madeleine Limmer, Year 11, has been accepted to the University of North Carolina School of...

  • ACG-Tauranga-Cambridge

    Cambridge curriculum ‘absolutely for...

    While there’s a common perception that Cambridge only suits the brightest learners, Thea...

  • Aladdin

    Rehearsals in full swing for school...

    Almost half of ACG Tauranga students, including the entire primary school, will appear on...

  • THEA

    Principal Thea Kilian on the importance...

    She says young people today are constantly connected and operating at high levels of...

  • Inspired School

    ACG Schools join premium global school...

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

  • Rudkin-Bartlett-family

    "That parent-teacher interview was the...

    If parent-teacher interviews are an indication of a school’s mettle, ACG Tauranga is at...

  • Badminton

    ACG Schools sponsor NZ Badminton Open

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

  • Swimming

    Swimmer excels at national champs

    Congratulations to Lucy Bartlett in Year 9 who competed at the 2019 Aon National Age Group...

  • Top scholar balances study with sport

    Student all-rounder Ruby McSweeney says the trick to top results is to stay organised and...

  • Henrietta-Everest

    Henrietta achieves Mount Everest...

    This year, the event raised money for Tauranga Riding for the Disabled (RDA), a cause with...

  • Laoise

    Head prefect Laoise McCarthy: on...

     "It is important to be able to communicate with others and take their ideas and...

  • Maddie

    College students share skills with...

    One of the benefits of having a preschool, primary and college on one site is the...

  • Maadi Cup

    Oarsome! Rowers head to Maadi Cup

    ACG Tauranga’s first-ever rowing crew is competing at the Maadi Cup this week.

    The...

  • Tauranga

    Promoting mental wellbeing in schools

    Creating a positive environment at school will promote mental wellbeing among students...

  • Sharryn Angus

    Meet our enrolment manager, Sharron

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

  • Preschool

    Happy first birthday ACG Tauranga...

    Today our preschool celebrates its very first birthday! Our student leaders headed across...

  • Exams

    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...

  • ACG Schools receive 22 Cambridge Awards

    ACG Schools have received 22 Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards following last year’s...

  • Guy Mills

    Insight to world’s top universities

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

  • MadeleineLimmer

    Madeleine Limmer

    What sort of dance do you do?
    I study ballet and I have just started advanced level two...

  • Aine-Kelly

    Áine Kelly

    You’ve just turned five – how was your birthday party?

    The best part was my bouncy...

  • A glimpse inside one of the Bay’s top...

    Spending a day experiencing what it’s like to attend one of the Bay’s top schools is...

  • The-Bedfords

    The Bedfords

    Sue Bedford, from Rotorua, enrolled her children Katelyn and Elliot at ACG Tauranga before...

  • Mayston-family

    The Maystons

    Many parents are hesitant about moving their child from a school with NCEA to one with the...

  • Meet the Stevens, an ACG Tauranga family

    Ali teaches Year 1 and 2. Peter teaches senior Physics and Science to Year 10. Toni is a...

  • Meet-Lily-Balsom

    Meet Lily Balsom – star skier

    How long have you skied for?

    I started skiing when I was two years old so this will be...

  • Lily-Balsom

    Lily Balsom

    The competition is a team event where most teams have five skiers, so each race gains...