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​Parnell College opened in 1998 as one of the first dedicated middle schools in New Zealand, which provides a continuous educational path from Years 1 to 13. English and Mathematics receive special emphasis at all Year levels.
ACG Parnell College

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One of the first middle schools in New Zealand

Parnell College opened in 1998 as one of the first dedicated middle schools in New Zealand, which provides a continuous educational path from Years 1 to 13. English and Mathematics receive special emphasis at all Year levels.

ACG Parnell College is housed in a 10,000 square metre building with superb teaching spaces plus a wide range of specialist facilities, including a gymnasium, a large library, performance spaces for drama, dance, and music, sophisticated art, technology and computer rooms and a modern cafeteria. The ACG Parnell Primary School occupies an adjacent building with full use of the college building’s facilities.

In 2007, an outstanding new purpose-built campus opened its doors to students from Years 1 to 13.

School values

ACG Parnell College has a set of core values to guide its students and staff: Achievement, Consideration, Global View, Perseverance, Aspiration, Respect, Nurturing Creativity, Excellence, Loyalty and Integrity, Leadership and Teamwork.

Central Location

Conveniently located in the Parnell/Newmarket area, a short distance from the Auckland city centre, the School opens onto one of the city’s finest and largest parks, the Auckland Domain. The School makes full use of its excellent location with nearby facilities, such as the Parnell Tennis Club, Newmarket Olympic Pools and the War Memorial Museum.

Curricula

The School offers the internationally recognised University of Cambridge International curricula (CIE) from primary through to senior school levels. These CIE qualifications are accepted and recognised by universities in New Zealand and worldwide.

Middle and Senior School ESOL Programme

ACG Strathallan offers as well the English for Speakers of other languages (ESOL) Programme for international students, who require additional English support. It aims to provide international students with the English language skills required to achieve success in a full school programme. The ESOL Programme allows for gradual integration into the mainstream classes as students develop their English language skills.

Academic Success

Since 2007, when the School extended its roll to include senior students in Years 11 to 13, outstanding CIE examination results have been achieved by our students:

Year - AS Level Pass rate / A Level Pass rate

2008 - 86% / -

2009 - 85% / 87%

2010 - 88% / 96%

In addition, each year several students receive CIE awards for achieving ‘Top in the World’ or ‘Top in New Zealand’ in their subjects.

Extra-curricular and sports opportunities

Sports

Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Cricket, Cross country, Cycling, Futsal, Hip-hop dance Hockey, Indoor cricket, Indoor netball, Indoor soccer, Mountain biking, Netball, Orienteering 

Running club, Sailing, Skiing, Soccer, Squash, Swimming, Table tennis, Tennis, Volleyball, Water polo

Activities

Art club, Brain bee, Chinese speech competition, Chess, Debating, Drama club, ICT club, Jazz band, Music choir, Music concert band, Music lessons, Music presto string group, Musical production, Prefect, School newspaper, Shakespeare drama, Student council, Wearable arts, Young enterprise, Youth parliament scheme

Key facts

  • Continuous educational path from Year 1 to Year 13
  • An outstanding purpose-built school with a wide range of specialist facilities   
  • An emphasis on promoting individual student achievement with a proven record of out-standing results in the University of Cambridge International Examinations
  • Conveniently situated in Parnell, a picturesque central suburb of Auckland, and next to Auckland’s largest park, the Domain
  • Easy access to Auckland’s bus and train services
  • The School develops leadership skills through offering students outdoor education pro-grammes, a student council and, in the senior school, a prefect system
  • Close to excellent sporting and cultural amenities
  • Students wear a casual uniform from Year 1 to Year 12.

​Location

Physical Address
2 Titoki Street and 39 George Street, Parnell, Auckland

Mailing Address
2 Titoki Street and 39 George Street, Parnell, Auckland
PO Box 9825, Newmarket, Auckland 1031, New Zealand

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