ACG Strathallan

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ACG Strathallan
ACG Strathallan aerial shot.jpg
Hayfield Way, Karaka,
New Zealand
Type Private (infant centre, preschool, primary school and secondary school)
Motto "Pride in Achievement"
Established 2001
Ministry of Education Institution no. 441
Principal Danny O'Connor [1]
School roll 874[2]
Socio-economic decile 10

ACG Strathallan is an independent co-educational school located on the Hingaia Peninsula in Karaka, New Zealand, close to the Auckland Southern Motorway. It is part of ACG Education (formerly known as Academic Colleges Group) whose New Zealand schools are members of Independent Schools of New Zealand (ISNZ).[3]

The campus opened in February 2001. Its facility provides education through the ACG Strathallan Preschool Centre (for children aged three months to five years), ACG Strathallan School for Years 1 to 6, and ACG Strathallan College for Years 7 to 13 offering the University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE). The school is a member of the Association of Cambridge Schools in New Zealand[4] and is also a registered Cambridge International Fellowship Centre.[5]

School leadership[edit]

Danny O'Connor is Strathallan’s current executive principal.[6] He was appointed in Term 3 of 2017 to replace Robin Kirkham who was the school Principal since 2010. Robin was appointed in Term 2 of 2010 to replace Clarence van der Wel, Strathallan’s foundation executive principal, who left to take up a full-time position with Academic Colleges Group as deputy chief executive.[7] He is now the Director of Schools[8]. The executive principal oversees the preschool centre, primary school and college. The college is also run by two deputy principals and an assistant principal. The primary school is run by a principal and two deans, and the preschool centre is run by the preschool manager.

The college employs six deans, and as well as administrative and support staff, the school employs 50-60 teachers.[9]


The school has four house clusters; Batten [10]House (formerly Blue House, renamed after Jean Batten), McLaren House (formerly Red House, renamed after Bruce McLaren), Angus House (formerly Yellow House, renamed after Rita Angus) and Wilkins House (formerly Green House, renamed after Maurice Wilkins.[11]

External links[edit]


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  2. ^ "Directory of Schools - as at 2 August 2017". New Zealand Ministry of Education. Retrieved 2 August 2017. 
  3. ^ "ISNZ". Independent Schools of New Zealand. Retrieved 10 February 2012. 
  4. ^ "Association of Cambridge Schools in New Zealand". ACSNZ. Retrieved 7 February 2012. 
  5. ^ "Cambridge International Fellowship Centre". CIE. Retrieved 9 February 2012. 
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  7. ^ "Clarence van der Wel - ACG Group". ACG Group. Academic Colleges Group. Retrieved 12 December 2011. 
  8. ^ "Clarence van der Wel - ACG Education". ACG Education. Retrieved 2017-07-02. 
  9. ^ "Strathallan College Staff". Academic Colleges Group. Retrieved 12 December 2011. 
  10. ^ "Clarence van der Wel - ACG Education". ACG Education. Retrieved 2017-07-02. 
  11. ^ "House Information" (PDF). Daily Notices 2011. ACG Strathallan. Retrieved 12 December 2011.