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ACG Parnell College (age 13 - 18) Parnell


ACG Parnell College offers an international curriculum and a positive environment for Years 1-13. ACG Parnell College is the only independent co-educational Year 1-13 school in the central isthmus area and is a carefully designed addition to the private education opportunities offered by Academic Colleges Group in central Auckland, New Zealand.

ACG Parnell College incorporates the former ACG Junior College and offers high interest academic programmes with a clear and distinct emphasis on scholarship and personal excellence. This focus on teaching and learning is an integral part of our ACG Parnell Vision. We aspire to be an exceptional learning community. We look to nurturing significant positive student attitudes of commitment to wholehearted learning and a willingness to go the extra mile.

These twin attributes of learning and positive attitudes are complemented by a set of agreed values which we believe will produce educated, willing, world-class citizens.

ACG Parnell College has attracted dedicated specialist staff who, in a nurturing environment, provide a balance of competitive and cooperative opportunities where each student is encouraged to develop in the essential skills, knowledge and attitudes.

At the end of each year ACG Parnell College also runs a number of camps for students in Years 9 to 13. The Year 9 and 10 camps are based on the Coromandel Peninsula. The Years 11 to 13 camp alternates between the Central Plateau and a coast-to-coast trek across the South Island.

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Internationally developed
programmes prepare
ACG Parnell students
for academic and social

ACG Parnell College offers the Cambridge International Examination (CIE) system at senior levels. The International General Certificate in Secondary Education (IGCSE) is studied by Year 11 students. Some students in Year 10 also sit papers for IGCSE Combined Science and IGCSE Extended Mathematics. The Advanced Subsidiary (AS) and full A-Level (A2) programmes are available in Years 12 and 13.

Year 11
Students usually take six IGCSE subjects, plus one period of Physical Education each week.

  • The three core subjects in IGCSE are:
  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • Mathematics (Core or Extended)

A pass grade in IGCSE Mathematics is required to meet the Numeracy Standard for University Entrance.
Years 12 and 13

  • Students usually take eight subjects over 2 years.
  • The Literacy Standard for University Entrance is a minimum grade E in AS English.
  • Students applying to overseas universities should plan to complete three full A Levels.

Activities and co-curricular

Students at ACG Parnell College participate in a wide variety of sporting and cultural activities. We have many teams competing in Auckland Secondary Schools' Competitions, including: Basketball; Cricket; Cycling; Football; Hockey; Indoor Football; Indoor Netball; Mountain Biking; Netball; Table Tennis; Tennis; Waterpolo

Students also participate in the Duke of Edinburgh Scheme.

A number of clubs and activities run during school hours and these include:
•    Interclass games (Benchball)
•    Art Club
•    Chess Club
•    Running Club


One year Fees 
NZ$ 32,000 tuition fee for one year
NZ$      305 homestay per week

Please note: Insurance, Uniform cost, Material cost and pocket money and personal expenses are not included

The tuition fee does not cover homework books, stationary, sport’s fees, consumable materials used in class, field trips, etc.