Empathy, compassion, and respect are applauded – and cultivated – at ACG Tauranga. Our students think about the world around them, and care deeply about their community and environment.

A system built on care

Our Tutor System allocates a tutor to every student, for mentoring, academic tracking and ongoing support throughout the year. Tutor teachers know their tutees well across all areas of school life. This enables them to provide individualised support build on a strong foundation of respect, trust and care.

Tutor Teachers are also the first port of call for families.

The focus is on improving overall student well-being and achievement through:

  • encouragement and care
  • setting goals 
  • developing action plans 
  • providing guidance with study programmes 
  • monitoring progress and providing feedback to parents and deans
  • raising expectations 
  • building trust 

Kind, caring and inclusive

ACG Tauranga students are encouraged to develop empathy, compassion and respect for others; to think about the world around them, and to care about their community and environment. We have a strong commitment to be good people first and foremost; to work hard and to serve and strive to make a positive difference to people’s lives.

Cultivating meaningful relationships with teachers and classmates helps our students grow into kind, caring and inclusive global citizens – powerful attributes that are not just highly valued at our school, but in all corners of the globe.


Care for international students

Our International Student Tutor Teacher provides extra pastoral care and welfare support to our international students, and acts as a liaison between students, their parents, homestay families and the school.