College (Years 7 – 13)
Our college’s reputation as top academic schools is well-known, but there is much more to us than just academics. We provide our students with extensive opportunities in sports, music, and the arts, plus an individualised level of support and care. We recently ranked top co-educational school in New Zealand for the Crimson-QS Best NZ Schools for Gaining Entry Into Top Universities 2019 rankings. ACG Schools offer you a world-class education where students thrive and excel.
In the middle school (Years 7-11), students are taught by specialist teachers in bespoke learning facilities. Courses are flexible, and individualised to meet your child’s needs. Strengths are identified so students can develop their talents, while the programme identifies any weaknesses so teachers can support students to move forward.
In Years 12 to 13, we offer a well-rounded, challenging curriculum. Students are taught by specialist teachers, and have the opportunity to choose some of their own subject areas. ACG Parnell College, Senior Campus prepares Year 12 and 13 students for university by offering a choice of either Cambridge A Levels or the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma.
Enthusiastic and highly skilled teachers ensure that students continue to build on their previous achievements. A broad-based and challenging academic curriculum is offered in Years 7–10, alongside co-curricular activities to enhance skills.
Students in the Upper College (Years 11-13) are encouraged to study subjects that best suit their interests, abilities and future aspirations. Senior students are encouraged to take an active role in house and school leadership opportunities, while sports and cultural groups provide a sense of service to the school. Peer mentoring, coaching and managing sports teams, tutoring and house responsibilities all contribute to building confidence and independence in our senior students.
Students in Years 7-10 are taught the Cambridge curriculum by specialist teachers in specialised learning facilities. Students undertake a foundation course of study, develop approaches to learning skills through the Thinking Skills course, and are guided through goal-setting and reflection processes. There’s a strong focus on English, Mathematics and Science. Creative and critical thinking skills form an integral part of their studies.
Students in Years 11-13 receive direction yet have opportunities for independence both as part of their studies and in their contribution to school and the wider community. Our Student Leadership model encourages involvement and a collegial approach to leadership, whilst recognising the value of service.
Our students have access to outstanding facilities, high-quality teachers, an international academic curriculum and a pastoral care programme that ensures personalised attention. We are committed to the development of the whole student and encourage full engagement with school life.
Students are encouraged to participate in a diverse range of academic, sporting, cultural and co-curricular pursuits. We offer collaborative learning, specialised teaching and personalised tutoring to extend, enrich and accelerate our students.
Senior college students in Years 11 to 13 choose from a range of subjects designed to prepare them to enter top university’s or enhance their future career.
In Years 7-9 enthusiastic and highly skilled teachers deliver individualised programmes that build on students’ previous achievements. Classroom time is a vibrant mix of personalised learning and interactive class work. From one-on-one time with teachers, to lively discussions and debates, each students’ unique strengths and abilities are fostered.
In Years 10 to 13 prepare students for a high level of success in senior exams, and further study at university. Our well-rounded and challenging curriculum is delivered by highly-qualified specialist teachers, whose infectious love of learning, and student-centric teaching style brings out the very best in each student.
The Lower Secondary School at AIS (Years 7 to 11) follows the University of Cambridge Secondary programme. It prepares students for the rigours, challenges and demands of the IB Diploma Programme. As an IB World School, AIS offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) in Years 12 and 13.
The IBDP is a two-year pre-university academic programme that is widely recognized and highly regarded by respected colleges and universities all over the world. Students are able to transfer into the IB Diploma Programme from other IB World schools, as well as from other school systems.