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  • The Barn Project

    Sibling double act proves to be a big...

    It was double trouble when ACG Sunderland siblings Amélie and Fabian Villars teamed up...

  • ACG Sunderland Head Girl Arundhati (Mia) Shankar

    Mia makes her mark

    ACG Sunderland Head Girl Arundhati (Mia) Shankar has ambitious plans for the remainder of...

  • ACG Sunderland students ace robotics competition

    ACG Sunderland students ace...

    A robo-mop, a robotic guide dog and a self-driving forklift were just some of the...

  • ACG Sunderland Head Boy Anshul Sharma

    Through the eyes of a leader

    Keen to build your leadership skills? According to ACG Sunderland Head Boy Anshul Sharma...

  • Focusing on the fundamentals: literacy and numeracy

    Focusing on the fundamentals: literacy...

    Earlier this year, The Education Hub released a report titled, 'Now I don't know my ABC –...

  • ACG Sunderland Year 2 teacher Nadeem Shafi

    Meet Year 2 teacher: Nadeem Shafi

    ACG Sunderland Year 2 students have an exciting time before them under the tutelage of...

  • All-around achiever, Liam Hall

    Science offers Liam the keys to success

    Since first walking through ACG Sunderland's gates in 2016, Liam Hall has been the perfect...

  • The spirit of cricket

    The spirit of cricket

    As a volunteer with Sports Auckland – a charitable trust whose purpose is to inspire our...

  • Welcome to our Early Learning School

    Welcome to our Early Learning School

    As Centre Manager for ACG Sunderland's soon-to-open Early Learning School, Sue Revill is...

  • Meet Year 5 Primary teacher: Samantha (Sam) Richardson

    Meet Year 5 Primary teacher: Samantha...

    If engagement, warmth, dedication and positive energy are high on your wish list, you can...

  • Early childhood learning in a world-class environment

    Early childhood learning in a world...

    Over the next few weeks, there will be a host of bright and excited little faces at ACG...

  • ACG Sunderland Primary sports specialist, Alvaro Fuente Infante

    Meet Primary sports specialist: Alvaro...

    He may be a newcomer to Primary teaching, but native Spaniard Alvaro Fuente Infante has a...

  • Cedric Siriwardana received his second Cambridge Top in the World award for IGCSE Design & Technology

    Second Top in World title for Cedric

    Being recognised as a Top in the World student in the Cambridge Outstanding Learner Awards...

  • Building brighter futures in 2022

    ACG Sunderland: building brighter...

    We’re building brighter futures at ACG Schools, which means that we’re always planning...

  • ACG Sunderland students continue to thrive across the Cambridge International curriculum

    Robust 2021 Cambridge results are...

    In 2021, numerous college students across Auckland experienced compassionate marking...

  • ACG Sunderland's 2022 senior school camp

    Our Senior Retreat: camping, canoeing...

    The final week of the summer holidays was an action-packed time for many college students...

  • ACG Sunderland students continue to excel across the Cambridge Curriculum

    ACG Sunderland students continue to...

    Crowning a year of exceptional academic performances, senior students at ACG Sunderland...

  • ACG Sunderland science and chemistry teacher: Megan Davies

    Meet science and chemistry teacher...

    A decade of teaching has taken Megan Davies on a unique and intriguing journey.

    Origina...

  • Meet ELS teacher: Sueina Ryan

    Meet ELS teacher: Sueina Ryan

    A bona fide expert in the field, Sueina Ryan has been involved in Early Childhood...

  • ACG Sunderland Enrolments Manager Linda Storey

    Meet enrolments manager: Linda Storey

    There's a common myth that enrolling your child in an independent school can be quite a...

  • Sunderland students celebrate outstanding Cambridge A-Level results

    Sunderland students celebrate...

    ACG Sunderland College students have once again performed to the highest of their...

  • 2020 ACG Founders’ Scholarship winner and ACG Sunderland alumnus, David Li

    David Li: what a difference a year makes

    2021 has been a big year for alumnus and 2020 ACG Sunderland Dux, David Li. 

    Winning...

  • ACG Sunderland Year 9 student, Amelia Lee

    Bound for the Beehive

    A compelling speech about gender inequality has earned ACG Sunderland student Amelia Lee a...

  • ACG Sunderland 2021 Head Girl, Isha Takyar

    Isha opens a new chapter

    ACG Sunderland Head Girl Isha Takyar is “on cloud nine” after receiving a $20,000 Top...

  • ACG Sunderland’s Year 1CS class are award-winning junior seal warriors

    ACG Sunderland’s award-winning junior...

    Want to know anything about New Zealand seals? Just ask ACG Sunderland’s Year 1CS!

    Duri...

  • ACG Sunderland Year 9 student, Yolanda Chang

    Multi-talented teen with an eye for...

    Welcome to the mystical world of Yolanda Chang. Where fantasy and realism collide, and...

  • ACG Sunderland Year 9 mathematics whiz, Yisheng (Ethan) Feng

    Sunderland students ace Australian Maths...

    ACG Sunderland's budding mathematicians were among the best-performing students at this...

  • ACG Sunderland students Georgia and Victoria Mu with mum (Jane) and dad (Wayne)

    ACG Sunderland: a great fit

    When Jane Zeng and Wayne Mu were searching for a school for their daughter Georgia...

  • Year 1 teacher Cass Sealy arranged a Zoom field trip for her students at Ambury Farm

    Zooming around Ambury Farm

    They may be staying home for lockdown, but that hasn’t stopped students from Year 1CS...

  • ACG Founders' Scholarship 2019 recipient Sidhaarth Kumar is currently studying at Balliol College, University of Oxford

    ACG Founders’ Scholarship selectors face...


    ACG Schools is well known for recognising and fostering academic excellence - but a...

  • ACG Sunderland Year 7 student, Akarsh Shankar

    A smart move for a bright future

    When Akarsh Shankar joined ACG Sunderland’s Year 7 cohort at the beginning of 2021, he was...

  • ACG Sunderland has launched online Open Days to introduce you to our school

    Our innovative new Open Day

    We’re introducing an innovative new approach to Open Days while Auckland remains under...

  • ACG Sunderland’s Year 9 and 10 boys basketball team

    Great things come in small packages

    Hard work, dedication and commitment were just a few of the secret weapons ACG Sunderland...

  • Students at ACG Sunderland have access to bespoke university guidance services

    Planning for a successful future

    Many students dream of attending world-renowned universities in the UK and Europe or...

  • ACG Sunderland Head Girl Isha Takyar and Head Boy Ethan Brown

    Sunderland students leading the way

    Student leadership is an integral part of daily life at ACG Sunderland, with chances to...

  • Inspired Education Group has recently partnered with US-based Arete Educational Counselling and The Classroom Door

    Inspired offers ACG students additional...

    Inspired Education Group has recently partnered with US-based Arete Educational...

  • ACG Sunderland Year 9 student, Jessie Wu

    Covid crusaders

    If lockdown has convinced Jessie Wu of anything, it’s the fact that her teachers “have...

  • Year 9 ACG Sunderland student, Amelia Lee

    Learning doesn’t stop for Covid-19

    Year 9 student Amelia Lee's favourite Dumbledore quote, "Happiness can be found, even in...

  • Meet history and social science teacher: Michael Gerrard

    Meet history and social science teacher...

    Michael Gerrard launched his teaching career before he’d even graduated, coaching sport...

  • ACG schools are open for learning

    We’ve made online learning easy

    After the outstanding success of our virtual classroom environment over various Covid-19...

  • ACG Sunderland biology, marine science and science teacher, Penny Gerrard

    Meet biology, marine science and science...

    With over 15 years of teaching experience spanning three different countries (and both...

  • Brinda Lad with Auckland Transport's Executive General Manager Finance, Mark Laing

    Students enjoy real-world experience...

    ACG Sunderland’s ‘Shadowing a Leader’ programme brings the high-octane world of business...

  • Leading the way in online learning

    Leading the way in online learning

    While our campuses are temporarily closed in line with the Government's Alert Level 4...

  • Tiara with Government Minister and MP for Te Atatu, the Hon Phil Twyford

    Passport to Parliament

    A unique internship has given ACG Sunderland’s Tiara Siregar a taste of life inside New...

  • ACG Sunderland alumnus Aqeel Munif

    Engineering a bright future

    With a strong academic legacy at ACG Sunderland, alumnus Aqeel Munif has been one to watch...

  • Talented artist and Year 11 student Milan Bos

    A lifelong love of art

    Close friends and family are a constant source of inspiration for ACG Sunderland’s Milan...

  • Talented musician and Year 12 ACG Sunderland student, Tony Lu

    Music is a way of life for drummer Tony...

    It's not surprising Year 12 ACG Sunderland student Tony Lu is a great musician – it's in...

  • SUN-Chloe-Zhu

    Creative Chloe

    Since moving from China to New Zealand in January 2020, Chloe’s artistic talents have...

  • SUN-Khushi-Music

    Music to her ears

    “I’ve been writing original songs and making music for a while now, and I’m looking...

  • KCO-Female-College-Student-Crop

    Inspired Education Group continues to...

    A boost for students as Inspired education group completes acquisition of key education...

  • SUN-Bombers-Fathers-vs-Sons

    With a little help from our dads

    Last week, after a last-minute announcement that the Bombers’ interschool game had been...

  • ACG-Sunderland-home-Girls-Chess-Team

    Sunderland chess players take on the...

    The three girls competed in the FIDE Asian Under 14 Teams Championships, an online...

  • Swimming superstar breaks national...

    Breaking the very first record of the meet was ACG Sunderland wunderkind, Mason Wang. The...

  • ACG-Sunderland-home-Ethan-Brown

    Meet Head Boy: Ethan Brown

    “It’s a position I’ve wanted for a long time, and seeing the effort the Head Girl [Shannon...

  • SUN-Isha-Takyar

    Meet Head Girl: Isha Takyar

    “To me, my main responsibility is making sure that I am fairly representing the entire...

  • A journey of discovery

    “Across the two weeks of the forum, I was introduced and exposed to 14 potential career...

  • SUN-Cedric

    Cedric’s on top of the world

    “I was definitely surprised with this result,” says Cedric. “I knew I’d achieved quite...

  • A warm welcome to ACG’s new Early...

    Previously a family-owned operation, Remuera Discovery Express provides a modern, spacious...

  • SUN-David-Li

    Top A-Level Student in New Zealand...

    Following an extraordinary set of 2020 Cambridge International exam results, the...

  • New year, new swim goals

    The superstar swimmer has big plans for 2021, and if his track record in the pool is...

  • acg-sunderland-new_zealand-cambridge.jpeg

    Cambridge recognises ACG students as...

    Sunderland’s overall Cambridge pass rates for 2020 show an impressively high level of...

  • SUN-David-Li-Founders

    2020 ACG Founders’ Scholarship Winner...

    Receiving the ACG Founders’ Scholarship has meant the world to this gracious, unassuming...

  • SUN-Shannon-Macdonald

    Scholarships abound for Shannon...

    The school’s 2020 Head Girl was offered a number of scholarships from the University of...

  • SCH-A-Level-Teaser-Trophy

    Phenomenal A-Level success – our...

    In the recent Cambridge International Examinations, Year 12 and 13 students continued to...

  • When science and art collide

    The recent ACG Sunderland graduate is also an exceptionally talented artist and designer...

  • SUN-Hannah-Leach

    Hannah Leach: change maker and human...

    The dedicated teen was ACG Sunderland’s ambassador for the Auckland Model United Nations...

  • Student Ray Chung

    Ray Chung – the eternal optimist

    “I chose to do my speech on positive thinking because when I think positively about...

  • Trinity College, University of Cambridge

    ACG Founders’ Scholarship: helping...

    With a focus on providing students with a world-class academic education, well-known and...

  • Students Fabian and Amelie Villars

    Battle of the Bands winners: the Five...

    The brother-sister duo make up the Five Minute Band, 2020 winners of ACG Sunderland’s...

  • Student Sophia Feng with chess teammates

    Sophia Feng – Queen of Chess

    The ACG Sunderland Year 5 student is an ace chess player, and while many of her...

  • Student Raphael Jin

    Raphael lives the ACG Sunderland values

    The super-positive 5-year-old relishes all aspects of school life, from computer...

  • Student playing the drums

    The power of music

    Department head Daniel O’Connor says the school works tirelessly to develop its music...

  • Staff Leanne Chartrand

    Reflections of a foundation year...

    “I love it here, that’s why I’ve stayed so long,” says Leanne. “I love the children and...

  • Principal Nathan VIllars with students

    New milestone for ACG Sunderland

    Its growth – from just 66 pupils in 2007 to 500 in 2020 – is not surprising, given the...

  • Student Amelia Barnes-Hogan and her Nan, Rosemary Barnes

    Celebrating a very special nan with...

    Year 4 student Amelia Barnes-Hogan and her Nan, Rosemary Barnes, love spending time...

  • Alumni Chase Leathard

    Sunderland lays framework for success

    This year the ACG alumnus (and 2019 Head Boy) embarked on degree level studies at...

  • Student Mathias Thompson surfing

    Another win for talented ACG Sunderland...

    The Year 10 student aced his division at the recent Scholastics Surfing Auckland Series...

  • Students Yolanda Chang, Anya Thurner, Eric Mironov, William Zhang and coach Christoph Thurner

    Sunderland check-mates

    The inaugural event runs from July 22 to August 30 and will see twelve-year-old Anya...

  • Online Expertise

    Expertise in online learning

    Following the unexpected announcement of school closures which went into effect on 12th...

  • Meet science and mathematics teacher...

    Originally trained in Singapore, she spent over six years there teaching students from all...

  • Joe Pauling Munro

    Building blocks for the future

    Currently in Year 11, the creative teen has set his sights on becoming a prop designer at...

  • Jack Feng

    Meet Head Boy: Jack Feng

    From a new immigrant with English as a second language to a mature Head Boy with...

  • Shannon Macdonald

    Meet Head Girl: Shannon Macdonald

    “The absolute highlight of being Head Girl has been earning the trust of people and seeing...

  • Brinda

    Design in her DNA

    “What I love about design and technology is the freedom I have in designing and creating a...

  • Shaiy

    Hitting it out of the park

    Currently in Year 11, the talented fifteen-year-old is a relative newcomer to the sport...

  • Meet ACG Sunderland science teacher...

    After completing a Graduate Diploma of Teaching at Massey University, Hayley spent four...

  • Meet ACG Sunderland Primary teacher...

    For the past five years, Nanette has been running our after-school care programme...

  • Sherry Wang

    London calling

    Later this year the talented 19-year-old will jet set her way to England to embark on an...

  • Cambridge

    Following Cambridge Pathways to success

    Recognised for setting a global standard for education, the Cambridge curriculum assures...

  • David Li

    Top-class results for a top-class...

    With a perfect score in AS Level Mathematics, David was thrilled to receive A grades in...

  • A word from our parents

    A word from our parents

    Our students have quickly and easily adapted to digital classrooms and are enjoying this...

  • Keeping Students Motivated

    Tips to keep your child motivated during...

    Successful online learning is all about engagement and interaction. With that in mind, our...

  • Chase Erin and David

    Recognising New Zealand’s top scholars

    Held in Auckland’s renowned Eden Park, the Awards Dinner provided a platform to formally...

  • Kids washing hands

    How to talk to your child about Covid-19...

    1. Ask open questions and listen
    Start by inviting your child to talk about the issue...

  • Virtual Learner Boy

    ACG Schools undeterred by Coronavirus as...

    As students across New Zealand face cancelled lessons, pupils of ACG Schools have started...

  • Prizegiving

    Sunderland’s Teacher of the Year

    Since graduating with a degree from the University of Birmingham (UK) Graham has taught...

  • Tyler Glenn

    Building community spirit at ACG...

    In the eyes of others, he goes above and beyond, but Tyler says helping out is all in a...

  • Senior School Camp

    The adventure that was Senior Camp 2020

    Head Girl, Shannon Macdonald, provides us with a behind-the-scenes look at the four-day...
  • Lauren Fraser

    Meet our Enrolment Manager, Lauren...

    What inspired you to become the Enrolment Manager at ACG Sunderland?
    I used to work for...

  • Aqeel Munif

    The best way to measure success

    Aqeel received three A* grades (90% and above) in A Level Mathematics, Physics and...

  • Nathan with Students

    Laying foundations for success the...

    ACG Sunderland is a small school which continues to gather accolades and acclaim - and not...

  • ACG-Sunderland-Cambridge

    Celebrating academic excellence in...

    ACG Sunderland’s overall Cambridge pass rates for 2019 show an incredibly high level of...

  • Inza

    Celebrating the leaders of tomorrow

    The high-achieving teen was awarded a $6000 scholarship from the University of Otago, in...

  • Stephanie Weatherill

    "My seven years at ACG Sunderland have...

    "The last seven years have been filled with adventures and challenges I never knew I...

  • Fire Engine Visit

    Learning to be fire safe

    Part of the NZ Fire and Emergency ‘Get Firewise’ in-school programme, which focuses on...

  • ACG

    What to do when exams don't go to plan...

    While exam results are important, they’re not the be-all and end-all and should be kept in...

  • Guy Mills

    Insight to world’s top universities

    Over the last three years, ACG University Placement Adviser Guy Mills has visited and...

  • Prizegiving

    A day of trophies and triumphs

    The presentation of a multitude of Academic and Top-of-Class Awards was peppered with...

  • rest home visit

    Celebrating the Christmas Spirit

    This excursion was an exciting event for the school’s youngest scholars and was eagerly...

  • Chitti Twins

    Twin success at the NZ Wushu and Kung Fu...

    As first-time national competitors, ACG Sunderland Year 9 students, Vasundhara and...

  • Harvard

    Planning for a successful future beyond...

    Each ACG School assists students by providing them with timely, expert and customised...

  • Chase Leathard

    A future in medicine beckons for Head...

    “I started ACG Sunderland on the very first day it opened and I’m the first ever student...

  • Abigail Jackie Cosworth

    Celebrating National Grandparents Day...

    New Zealand’s National Grandparents Day is a day to celebrate the happiness that...

  • Erin Geraghty

    The musical inspiration behind this...

    “I’m inspired by all types of music, whether it be drum and bass, classical music or...

  • Bond Roby Karting

    Taking on the world one race at a time

    Beginning his career in competitive go karting in 2016, Bond’s ultimate focus has always...

  • Parents Friends College Breakfast

    A positive force for change

    ACG Sunderland students, parents and friends of the school were dazzled by an extremely...

  • Cambridge testing

    ACG Sunderland to offer international...

    Students at ACG Sunderland will have better access to the world’s top universities since...

  • Hengyang Leo Li

    Top in World student's NASA ambitions

    Hailing from Henan, China, Hengyang (Leo) Li is in Year 12 at ACG Sunderland in Henderson...

  • Metro Pic

    Metro 2019: West Auckland's top school -...

    "Over the years we have developed an environment where it is ‘cool’ to do your best and...

  • South Africa

    South Africa field trip in images

    "It gave me an opportunity to see the world, and an environment that I haven't seen...

  • South Africa

    And they're off! Student scientists head...

    A group of seven students and two staff members have headed to South Africa on a multi...

  • Jack Feng

    Introducing student all-rounder Jack...

    ACG Sunderland student Jack Feng, 17, hails from Henan, China. A top student, he is fully...

  • Inspired Schools

    ACG Schools join premium global school...

    ACG Schools has joined Inspired, a leading global group of 51 premium schools educating...

  • Jack-Dawson

    The benefit of specialist teachers

    This according to ACG Sunderland Dean of Year 7 and 8, Jack Dawson, an educator with 20...

  • Tiffany and Co inspires student to Top...

    Leo’s final course work was the design and development of a jewellery package for the...

  • Year 7

    The all-important Year 7

    Year 7 is a crucial age in education with students going through major physical, social...

  • Top IGCSE student in New Zealand

    ACG Sunderland student Junheng (David) Li is the top IGCSE student in New Zealand...

  • Badminton

    ACG Schools sponsor NZ Badminton Open

    ACG Schools are delighted to continue our partnership with The Barfoot & Thompson New...

  • Lila Poster

    Student-led production "an inspiring...

    "We were meeting practically every weekend for five hours. But we’re a tight-knit group...

  • Chase

    Student leaders 2019: Head boy, Chase...

    "I have grown up alongside the school and have been able to see every Head Boy and Head...

  • Stephanie

    Student Leaders 2019: Head girl...

    "A good leader is someone you not only turn to in a crisis, but also in moments of...

  • Rebekah

    Meet our enrolment manager, Rebekah

    Loved by parents, students and staff alike, Rebekah is a mother of three kids and a west...

  • Cecelia

    Top in the World twice for a 'one-in-a...

    When Year 11 student Henyang Li (Leo) was awarded Top in the World in IGCSE Design &...

  • ACG Sunderland

    Two students Top in World after...

    ACG Sunderland Year 12 student Junheng (David) Li is the top IGCSE student in New Zealand...

  • ACG Sunderland

    ACG Schools receive 22 Cambridge Awards

    ACG Schools have received 22 Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards following last year’s...

  • Industry scholarship for top business...

    “I felt very excited when my Dad called me and told me. I rushed home eagerly to see my...

  • Gaea Galvez

    “It’s about how you interact with the world around you,” the Year 13 student at ACG...

  • Anurag Nadgir

    He will study Biomedical Science at the University of Auckland next year, and aim to...

  • James Newland

    You’re at the University of Auckland. What are you studying?
    A conjoint degree in...

  • Chris Petty

    “I did at least one successful lay-up as part of the basketball team,” says Chris Petty,...

  • Amelia Carlyle Rowe (Milly)

    “It took me a few days to believe it; I was scared to let it sink in!” said our graduate.

    ...
  • Bridget Archibald

    “He had a very busy schedule, so when I arrived at Parliament, we got straight into it,”...

  • Erin Geraghty

    Our Year 10 student is part of two concert bands and two rock bands and plays more than...

  • Michael Sun

    Michael Sun, 14, is part of the Aotea Youth Symphony Orchestra which has been invited by...

  • Tessa Cavell

    Deeply affected by the poverty and suffering she witnessed on an archaeology and community...