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Auckland Girls' Grammar School
The school seen from Hopetoun Street, looking north
Latin: Per Angusta Ad Augusta
"Through trials to triumph"
Howe Street, Newton, Auckland
Coordinates 36°51′25″S 174°45′13″E / 36.8569°S 174.7537°E / -36.8569; 174.7537
Type State single-sex girls' secondary school (Years 9–13)
Established 1888
Colour(s) gold, navy blue
School roll 1320 (July 2016)
Socio-economic decile 3H
Freemans Bay And Auckland Girls Grammar
The school seen from the air in 1934.

Auckland Girls' Grammar School (AGGS) is a New Zealand secondary school for girls located in Newton, in the Auckland central business district. Established in 1888, it is one of the oldest secondary institutions in the country. The school received the Goodman Fielder awards for School and Secondary School of the year in 2000.

The main block is listed as a Category II Historic Place.


Last visited by Education Review Office on 11 October 2015. The next review is due in 1–2 years (2016–2017).

Auckland Girls' Grammar School had 1343 students enrolled and is 100% female. The number of international students was at 29. The racial mark up of the school was as follows: 24% Māori, 19% Samoan, 14% Tongan, 9% New Zealand European (Pākehā), 7% Asian, 6% Indian, 11% as other ethnicity.

Notable alumnae

  • Frankie Adams – actress
  • Zoë Bell – stuntwoman and actress
  • Sue Bradford – politician, activist and former Green MP
  • Dorothy Butler – author
  • Sandra Coney – journalist and women's rights activist
  • Kayla Cullen – athlete, Northern Mystics and NZ Silver Ferns
  • Lana Coc-Kroft – NZ Miss Universe 1988, television presenter
  • Emily Karaka – artist
  • Golriz Ghahraman – politician and Green MP, former United Nations lawyer
  • Parris Goebel – international choreographer
  • Katrina Grant – athlete, NZ Silver Ferns
  • Siositina Hakeai – athlete
  • Hon. Laila Harré – union leader, politician, former Alliance MP and Minister of Women's Affairs, Minister of Youth Affairs, Minister of Statistics, Associate Minister of Labour and Commerce
  • Doreen Lumley – athlete
  • Rose Matafeo – comedian, television presenter
  • Ani O'Neill – artist
  • Merimeri Penfold – Maori educator
  • Sheryl Scanlan – netball player
  • Miriama Smith – actress
  • Kahurangi Taylor – Miss New Zealand 2008
  • Munokoa Tunupopo – athlete, Auckland and White Ferns
  • Hon. Dame Georgina Manunui te Heuheu – politician, former National MP and Minister for Courts, Minister of Women's Affairs, Minister of Pacific Island Affairs, Minister for Disarmament and Arms Control, Associate Minister of Maori Affairs
  • Poto Williams – politician and Labour MP, Assistant Speaker of the New Zealand House of Representatives
  • Tammy Wilson – Black Ferns
  • Tiana Epati – President of the New Zealand Law Society
  • Katrina Rore-netballer
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