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A message from the 2024 Head Prefect

Dear Parents/Guardians,

It seems like almost yesterday we were welcoming the new Form 3 cohort into Auckland Grammar School and announcing the 2024 Prefect, yet here we are, already the end of Term 1. Before we know it, it will be the end of the year, so it is a great opportunity to take a step back and reflect upon the term it has been.

There has been a lot of success and excellence in and out of the classroom in Term 1. Our annual Scholars’ assembly included the most scholarships in the School’s history and we have experienced multiple regional and national sporting, musical, and cultural successes.

The Prefect cohort has been busy with events such as the annual Parent Welcome Evenings. However, the main spectacle for the term was the opening of the School’s 150th Capital Project, Te Ara Mātauranga, which included a night with the Grammar community in the space outside the Main Block. The completed renovations in that area are finished and really create a grand entrance upon first arriving at the School. I personally have found Te Ara is an amazing space for students to study and has been extremely busy over the first set of exams for the year.

The key aspect that our leadership group wants to bring this year is connection and belonging within the School environment. We have expanded and improved the Augusta Army – the student led supporters crew – and it has been pretty special to see the number of students willing to give up their time to support their mates and the School. This will, no doubt, continue as winter codes begin in a few weeks.

The first term of any year at Auckland Grammar School is always filled with excitement and action. As it draws to a close, I encourage the boys to relax and enjoy their break: work hard, play hard. We have already achieved so much as a school in just a term, I cannot wait to see what the rest of the year has in store.

Per Angusta Ad Augusta

T. C. Jones
2024 Head Prefect