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Welcome to
ACG Parnell College

Our co-educational, independent school for Years 1 to 13 is dedicated to providing a holistic education that develops our students academically, socially and emotionally. We instil a passion for learning and encourage our students to embrace global opportunities.

    A world-class, holistic education from Year 1 to 13, that challenges students to strive toward personal and academic excellence, in a nurturing and supportive environment. Established in 1998 and located in the Auckland city suburb of Parnell, the school has an outstanding academic reputation and offers a wide range of cultural and sporting activities. At our inner-city school, teamwork is fostered, leadership nurtured and each student is valued and appreciated. Our goal is to create an environment where students are excited and inspired to reach their potential and build an exceptional future.
    pass rate in Cambridge A Levels for 2016
    sports, clubs and activities on offer
    students from primary school through to college
    • Instilling citizenship with strong values

      Our schools strong emphasis on good citizenship and values based education fosters a caring environment where each student’s needs are met. Engaged and dedicated students are well equipped to reach their full potential.


    • Academic focus

      The Cambridge curriculum is recognised internationally, and our personally tailored approach ensures our students are able to achieve their academic goals and fulfil their aspirations. We offer collaborative learning, specialised teaching, and personalised tutoring to extend, enrich and accelerate our students.

    • Nurturing, engaging environment

      Our dedicated, specialist teachers challenge each student to achieve their potential and help them to develop essential skills, knowledge and attitudes.

      We develop students who have the intellectual rigour, independence, character and skills to contribute sustainably to the world.

    • Seven schools – a united approach

      ACG Schools offer world-class education at seven independent schools across New Zealand and Asia, catering to a variety of student needs in a range of locations.

      Our ambition is for every one of our students to unleash their potential. Through outstanding individual care, we create grounded, critical-thinking students who go on to fulfill their potential in life.

      Find out more about our seven schools

    Latest News

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      Visual Arts students in Year 10 have been using painting to express their identity – and have learnt resilience and risk-taking in the process.
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      Physics sabbatical for passionate teacher

      Physics teacher Tristan O’Hanlon is off on a year’s sabbatical as a Professional Teaching Fellow.
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      Students nab $2,000 prize in national engineering competition

      Four students from ACG Parnell have been named runners up in NZ’s Next Top Engineering Scientist – a national problem-solving challenge.

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