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Strathallan College ACG

Address: Hayfield Way, RD1, Papakura, Auckland 2580

Description Strathallan College ACG

  • Location: Auckland, New Zealand
  • Students age: 5-17 years old
  • Total number of students: 1010 people ( of them foreign students - 95 people)
  • Accommodation type: residence, host family, apartment
  • Type of studying: mixed
  • Language of instruction: English.

Private School of Collaborative Learning Strathallan College ACG is considered to be one of New Zealand's largest schools: a total of just over 1,000 students from 5 to 17 years study there ( Including foreign students). The educational institution works as a part of the educational organization Academic Colleges Group (ACG): since its founding in 1995 ACG has been working successfully and is one of the largest, most prestigious national educational groups. Qualified, experienced teachers who have obtained accreditation for work with foreign students and international groups work here, and a wide range of educational courses and disciplines helps students to prepare for studying in any, even the most elite university in the world.

The school (like the entire ACG organization) has the necessary international accreditations and many awards, so the diplomas of Strathallan College ACG are accepted around the world and are highly appreciated .

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

Program name
from 23 200 $NZD / year

Elementary classes (grades 1-6, 5-10 years)

The program of studying of young students is aimed not only at assimilation of basic, fundamental knowledge in classical disciplines, but also on the formation of a sustainable motivation for self-education and self-development, a desire for knowledge and a love for learning. All lessons for students of 5-10 years are built on an interactive principle: dynamic learning helps children to remember new information and not be bored during lessons.

From early years, the curriculum introduces compulsory and optional classes dedicated to sports and creative development, so that school graduates can be truly harmonious, comprehensively developed personalities.

from 28 400 $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). Also as a language development, foreign students are offered an interesting Reception Program: this is a program of studying mathematics and another academic subject + physical education lessons together with the indigenous people, citizens of New Zealand. The combined adaptation course helps students from abroad to quickly get used to the new environment, to overcome the language barrier.

from 28 400 $NZD / year

Senior classes (A-level)

As the basic program for studying students 15-18 years in senior, graduating classes, the British "gold standard" A-level is offered. This is a two-year intensive and complex course focused on learning a brief number of subjects: only 4-5 in the first year (AS-level) and 3-4 in the second year. The students take 3-5 disciplines for examinations at the end of the programs.

The level of A-level is so high that a certificate with good points (A * -B) is accepted even in the most elite and prestigious universities in the world as entrance exams and tests - students will only need to pass a personal interview.

Accommodation, housing and food

The majority of college students live in host families: this is a great opportunity to get acquainted with national traditions, features, mentality every day, and  to constantly communicate with the native speakers. The college very carefully selects law-abiding, respectable citizens to accommodate its students - many families have been cooperating with the ACG organization for many years.

Also students are offered the opportunity to live in a rented apartment, to live in a common residence with all amenities.

The food regime depends on the option chosen:

  • Host family or residence = half board (usually breakfasts + dinners)
  • Apartment= no food (self-service).

Subjects, specialties, faculties

Subjects list : Accounting, Art and design, biology, business, chemistry, Chinese, Classical civilization, design and technology, drama, economics, English, English literature, geography, healthy lifestyle, history, Information Technology, maths, music, Natural Sciences, painting, physical Culture, physics, social sciencies, Spanish, sports science, the photo

Events Strathallan College ACG

Students have the widest opportunities for physical development and exercise in a variety of sports:

  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Sailing
  • Riding on Bicycle
  • Hockey
  • Badminton
  • Swimming
  • Athletics
  • Sports orienteering
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Ski
  • Riding
  • Snowboarding
  • Gymnastics
  • Squash
  • Cricket
  • Rugby
  • Football
  • Rowing.

Also a large number of academic and creative circles and interest sections works where each student will be able to develop his unique talents and abilities:

  • Jazz club
  • Theater studio
  • Music groups
  • Internet club
  • Chess Club
  • Brain-ring
  • Applied arts
  • Board games
  • Scientific circles
  • Debate
  • Chorus and others.

In their free time, interesting tours and excursions around the city, the most interesting places of New Zealand are organized. For example, a group of students can go to the huge aquarium of the Kelly Tarlton's Underwater World, climb the tower of the Sky Tower and view the city's panorama, go to the golden beaches of the Tasman Sea and relax on the Hauraki Bay, visit numerous city exhibitions, performances and museums.

Equipment Strathallan College ACG

The school is well equipped for convenient and comfortable learning: there are well-equipped, bright classrooms with modern technology, separate multimedia and computer labs, a large library. There is its own theater, research laboratories for practical classes, the Center for Design and Technology, music classrooms, numerous indoor and outdoor sports fields for team games.

The campus itself is located almost on the coast of the Pacific Ocean, on the peninsula of Hingaya - up to the center of Auckland can be reached in about half an hour. The territory of the college is very beautiful: here the natural landscape, picturesque nature and modern architecture of buildings are organically combined. In total, the college consists of three large main buildings designed to teach students at different stages: Preschool, Primary School and College.

In walking distance from the campus there are many cafes, eateries, coffee shops and restaurants: Net Central Internet Cafe, Verona Cafe, Alleluya Bar & amp; Cafe, Starbucks Coffee, Revel (lunch will cost about 5-6 NZ dollars). It is easy to get to the major shopping centers to make a variety of purchases - Westfield Downtown, Westfield 277 Newmarket, Crowne Plaza Auckland are within transport accessibility.

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
  • School transportation
  • Tutorials, books and materials
  • Mandatory medical insurance
  • Examination fee
  • Visa fees and services, translation and certification, courier delivery of documents
  • Consular fee (payable at 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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Strathallan College ACG reviews

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