ACG Senior College

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ACG Senior College
66 Lorne Street, Central Auckland, New Zealand.
Type Private Senior School
Motto Redefine Success
Established 1995
Principal Tracey Dykstra
Grades 11-13
School roll 292 (1 July 2012) [1]
Socio-economic decile 10

ACG Senior College is a private senior high school and part of ACG Education (formerly known as Academic Colleges Group)[2] New Zealand. Located in the learning quarter of central Auckland, opposite the Central Library and near AUT and the University of Auckland.[3]

Education System[edit]

Although Senior College did originally offer the NCEA courses, the institution has since switched to the full Cambridge International Examination system, and gained 34 Top in the World and Top in New Zealand Awards.[4] Students can take courses at various levels such as IGCSE and AS and A. In November 2013, ACG Senior College also became an IB World School.[5] Students can take 6-month and 1-year Pre-IB programmes as well as the 2-year IB Diploma Programme (IBDP). Some students in Year 13 study at Senior College part-time and attend university courses at the University of Auckland as well.

Each year, the college takes a number of students who are able and wish to move from Year 9 directly into Year 11.


The institution was opened in 1995 as Senior College of New Zealand, and was often referred to as SCONZ. Tracey Dykstra, the current principal, was appointed on the 1st of November, 2016. Edmund Coup, principal of ACG Parnell College, was principal of Senior College for 2016. Kathleen Parker was appointed in 2004. The founding Principal, was Dawn Jones.


  1. ^ "New Zealand Schools - Education Counts". New Zealand Ministry of Education. Retrieved 2013-05-21. 
  2. ^ "View All Details". Retrieved 2017-07-02. 
  3. ^ Senior College location
  4. ^ 34 Top in the World and Top in New Zealand Awards
  5. ^ [1]

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