In our 150th year Auckland Grammar School is moving into a new and exciting phase, coupling the traditional with the contemporary in the pursuit of academic excellence and pre-eminence in boys' education.
For the past two years the School has been working on the introduction of a new Learning Management System (LMS) to take over from the previous system that was introduced in 2006. Currently, in our sesquicentennial year, Auckland Grammar students are able to access school resources through our new and improved GrammarNet system.
GrammarNet is a safe, secure and structured forum for School leaders, teachers and students to interact online.
Class pages allow teachers to provide their students with access to digital content such as slideshows, notes, forms and audio-visual content, as well as access to the courses of learning that have been constructed by their departments.
Course pages allow departments to consolidate and present the key concepts, knowledge and skills that they are aiming to develop for their students all in one place in a coherent form.
Additionally students can access information about sporting and cultural groups to which they belong, forms that they need to fill in, and calendar, timetable and notice information.
Some of the features of GrammarNet which teachers may use to provide for your son include:
- A quiz module for teachers to provide frequent low stakes formative assessment and revision opportunities
- Homework and set task modules for teachers to be better able to provide feedback on students' work
- A portfolio function which enables students to keep a record of their learning, as well as to reflect on lessons and units of work
- A plagiarism checker with which Auckland Grammar teachers are empowered to further ensure that the highest standards of academic fidelity are encouraged and maintained
Why are we doing this?
Vision: Auckland Grammar School aims to set the standard for pre-eminence in boys' secondary education. Our strong academic record is a direct result of expert instruction from our teaching staff. But we are not content to rest on this record and we always strive to do more for our young men. GrammarNet provides our specialist teachers with another powerful tool to further our vision.
Values:At Auckland Grammar School we strive to uphold values including of integrity, excellence, and commitment. GrammarNet provides an additional forum for engagement with the wider academic, sporting and cultural lives of our young men in order to model and promote these values.
Mission: We expect our students to pursue excellence in acquiring knowledge and skills while embracing and upholding our values.GrammarNet provides another platform for teachers to provide explicit and expert instruction, and for students to take agency over their own learning.
All Auckland Grammar School students are currently able to log in to GrammarNet and entering their Grammar username and password.