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Parnell College ACG

Address: 2 Titoki St
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Description Parnell College ACG

  • Location: Auckland, New Zealand
  • Students age: 5-17 years old
  • Total number of students: 900 people ( of which 130 are foreign students)
  • Type of studying: mixed
  • Accommodation type: host family, residence, apartment
  • Language of instruction: English.

Prestigious private school Parnell College ACG provides students - including foreign citizens - with a full educational cycle: girls and boys from 5 to 17 years can study here . All studying is conducted in English.

Simultaneously, high-quality education of students of primary and secondary classes and preparation of high school students for entry into university: mainly IGCSE courses (British GCSE standard adapted for foreign students) and A-level are taught here. In addition, students can attend information technology lessons, seminars on the development of thinking - especially they are popular with middle-class students who want to improve their intellectual abilities in a short time. Students from abroad can attend additional English lessons - they will in a short time help to improve skills to the level of a native speaker.

Teachers of the college advocate for an individual approach: during one lesson (75-80 minutes) they strive to give each student a maximum of personal attention, to take into account all his abilities and interests. This thoroughness is bearing fruit: the percentage of graduates who have successfully passed the Parnell College ACG final exam does not fall below 98%.

Special attention is given to such subjects as:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Natural sciences
  • Key humanities
  • Physical education and sport
  • Stage, fine workmanship.

The college is part of a prestigious, respected educational organization Academic Colleges Group (ACG) is one of the first organizations in New Zealand to receive international accreditation and recognition.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Parnell College ACG

Program name
from 25 500 $NZD / year

Elementary classes (grades 1-6)

The school is especially attentive to the teaching of young students. At the age of 5-11 years, children are not only given basic, fundamental knowledge in key disciplines - they are taught the love of learning, the desire for self-improvement, for self-development, perseverance. Much attention is paid to the development of independent motivation: students are taught to set themselves various tasks and constantly achieve more.

from 30 300 $NZD / year

The middle classes (IGSE)

The classical British GCSE program is adapted specifically for foreign students (for whom English is not native).

Usually the course is designed for 2 academic years. Students study a sufficiently large list of disciplines - both compulsory and optional - and at the end of grade 9 they take 8-10 exams (scores are taken into account when enrolling in the senior classes).

In addition to the subject courses, students are offered an intensive English language course (by the end of the school all foreign students will be able to have practically at the level of the native speaker). The combined adaptation course helps students from abroad to quickly get used to the new environment, to overcome the language barrier.

from 35 800 $NZD / year


The traditional British program of preparation for universities is the "golden standard" for studying of high school students. All over the world, the A-level certificate with high scores (such as the grades for examinations from A * to B) is valued so highly that it gives the right to enter even the most elite and prestigious universities without additional examinations and entrance tests.

The program is designed for 2 years and involves studying a very limited number of subjects - only 4 - which the student chooses at his own discretion.

The subjects are studied in-depth, practically at the university level, which gives students the opportunity to prepare themselves as efficiently as possible for enrolling in the chosen faculty in a priority university, and to devote maximum time to the most important academic areas.

Accommodation, housing and food

College students can reside in host New Zealand families: they are offered comfortable and safe conditions (half board and all the amenities of the house), as well as daily communication with native speakers and familiarity with national traditions, features, history and mentality. The school very carefully approaches the selection of host families - many New Zealand citizens have been cooperating with the college for many years.

Also, students can rent an apartment (meals are not included - self-service) or be accommodated in a common comfortable residence (half board meals - usually breakfasts + dinners).

Subjects, specialties, faculties

Subjects list : Accounting, Acting skills, art, Art and design, biology, chemistry, Chinese, Classical civilization, computer techologies, design and technology, drama, economics, English, English literature, geography, graphic design, history, humanitarian sciences, maths, music, Natural Sciences, painting, Physical culture and sports sciences, physics, Spanish, the photo, Visual arts

Events Parnell College ACG

Every day students have the opportunity to show their personal talents and abilities in one of the many circles, sections and clubs - it can be an academic, creative or sports center:

  • Music School
  • School choir
  • Jazz Orchestra
  • Debate
  • Theatrical productions, acting
  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Hip-hop and other choreography
  • Bicycle race
  • Plaque
  • Football
  • Hockey
  • Netball
  • Table tennis (ping pong)
  • Big tennis
  • Water Polo
  • Track and Field
  • Sailing
  • Skating
  • Mountain biking (mountain biking).

Students in the teams and in the individual competition regularly compete with other schools in the country and the region, showing excellent results, taking first and prizes.

There are many leisure opportunities in Auckland itself - excursions and city tours are held regularly for pupils. For example, you can climb the tower of Sky Tower and enjoy the panorama of the city, go to the Auckland Museum, the National Maritime Museum or go to the Waitomo caves - and then sunbathe on the spacious golden beaches with soft sand.

Equipment Parnell College ACG

The school campus is equipped with everything that pupils need for full, effective and productive learning: all students have free access to a large library, the Research Center, the latest computer and multimedia laboratories, and all auditoriums are equipped with modern interactive technology and air-conditioning. There are separate studios for practicing art and creativity, dancing, music, theater and drama studios, numerous sports fields and venues - indoor as well as outdoors - are prepared.

The college area (more than 10,000 square meters) is located at the intersection of Parnell and Newmarket, not far from the center of Auckland. In walking distance you can find many shady scenic parks (for example, the huge Auckland Domain), an excellent tennis club and a swimming pool, an interesting Museum of Military Glory. It will not be difficult to find a cozy place to dine or meet friends: very close to the school there is a huge number of catering outlets, where the cost of a full lunch will not exceed 5-6 dollars - Urban Cafe, Kokako Cafe, Cafe Aqua, Sierra Cafe. Nearby there are also large shopping centers, where in free hours you can make all the necessary purchases: PriceMe, Westfield Shopping Mall, The Two Double Seven Mall.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The following components are paid additionally:

  • Registration fee
  • Accommodation and meals (depends on the option chosen)
  • Selection of accommodation option
  • School uniform
  • Teaching aids and materials
  • Mandatory medical insurance
  • Examination boards
  • Visa fees and services, translation and certification, courier delivery of documents
  • Consular fee (paid In the Embassy)
  • Flight tickets in both directions
  • Transfer in both directions, meeting and seeing off at the airport.

Extra fees:

  • Registration fee (for a programme/course) 1000 NZD

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

All applicants of the college (age from 5 to 17 years) must provide a cover letter, if possible, an educational diploma or a certificate with a table of grades for the subjects passed (if the enrollment is planned in the middle or senior classes). English language requirements are set according to the IELTS (or equivalent) exam standards:

  • 7-10 class = from 4.5
  • 11-13 classes = 5.0 and above.

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