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Study Centre

Study Centre

Form 7 Cambridge students have seven periods per week of compulsory timetabled silent study in the Study Centre.

Students should plan in advance how they will use this valuable time. Computers and a small text-book library are available.

If you have any further questions please contact our staff today.

Library

Library

Introduction

The Library and Information Centre’s ethos is to support the Vision, Values and Mission of Auckland Grammar School. Specific aims include:

  • The provision of excellent services and a resource-rich dynamic environment that supports the curricular and recreational needs of the school community.
  • To facilitate both immediate and life-long-learning by supporting the development of students’ independent research skills along with an understanding of the ethical use of information.
  • To promote reading and to foster a love of reading for pleasure.

The library is open Monday to Thursday from 8am-4.30pm and Fridays from 8am-4.15pm, as well as interval and lunch each day.

Lending

Students may issue five books plus two magazines and two eBooks for a period of two weeks.

Student Library Monitors

A team of 30 student monitors work to support the running of the library. Senior students lead five daily teams.

Resources and Facilities

  • Extensive and diverse Fiction and Non-Fiction collections
  • Print as well as eBooks and magazines
  • Electronic databases
  • A very popular browsing collection comprised of a vast range of publications including manga and graphic novels along with fun factual books
  • Four separate bookable spaces for classes
  • A silent study room
  • 32 computers in the Non-Fiction Room which are for individual and class use
  • Scanning, printing and photocopying facilities

If you have any further questions please contact our staff today.

Learning Support

Learning Support

Introduction

Auckland Grammar School encourages every boy to recognise and develop his individual potential to the full, and to gain pride and satisfaction through setting demanding personal goals and striving to attain them. We encourage the development of the whole person to produce young men who are ready, willing and able to assume useful roles in society and to be responsible citizens, some of whom will be international, national and local leaders, and all of whom will be sensitive to the needs of others.

We aim to make learning happen by removing the barriers.

What are the barriers to learning?

  • Learning disabilities and difficulties
  • Expecting to fail
  • Poor organising skills
  • Poor time management
  • Previous failure
  • Lack of concentration
  • Low self-esteem
  • Lack of confidence
  • Distractive behaviour
  • Lack of prior learning
  • Lack of motivation

Who can we help?

  • Boys with learning disabilities and learning difficulties
  • Those with Special Teaching Needs (intellectual and physical)
  • Boys who need organisational skills and time management skills
  • Boys whose behaviour (distractibility, poor concentration) prevents them from learning
  • Boys who are ill or injured

All areas provide:

  • Additional support in curriculum
  • Individual and small group tuition in reading, spelling, writing and mathematics
  • Assistance with personal organisation
  • Learning strategies for students
  • Development of self-confidence and self-esteem
  • A safe place for learning
  • Implementation of IEPs

Form 5 Career Studies (CAS)

This is a special Form 5 subject option for less academic boys who need time to develop their learning skills. Students will work with a variety of Unit Standards which count towards their NCEA Level 1 qualification. Units of work are drawn from driving laws, first aid, health and fitness, touch typing and tourism.

If you have any further questions please contact our staff today.

Information Services

Information Services

Introduction

Auckland Grammar School has made considerable progress in developing a robust, sustainable Information and Communications Technology (ICT) plan. We place our emphasis on a maintaining a quality network infrastructure, integration which enhances classroom learning, and quality staff professional development. The main goal of this department is to provide resources and support in the use of ICT for academic classroom work.

ICT Facilities

Grammar has approximately 550 computers and other devices. This is a complex network, especially given the wide range of software required for both administration and classroom use. Microsoft Windows 7 Professional is the primary operating system used throughout the school.

Grammar staff are provided with laptops by the Board of Trustees, under the TELA laptop scheme. As a result, there is enhanced use of ICT in all departments, complimented by access to data projectors and the internet.

Students have access to excellent facilities for research, analysis, scanning, video editing, and colour and black and white printing. Each student receives an individual logon and password and school supplied email address.

If you have any further questions please contact our staff today.

Health Centre

Health Centre

The Health Centre aims to provide a healthy and safe environment for all students.

Our role is to provide support and administer first aid to students who become unwell or are injured during school hours. We provide holistic care that is culturally sensitive and appropriate to the individual.

Hours: 8:30am – 3:30pm during term time.

Location: Beside the Printing Room (opposite the Old Gym) and can be accessed via Gate 3.

School Nursing Team

  • Lisa Young (RN) – School Nurse and Head of Health Centre
  • Gina Mortimer (RN) – School Nurse
  • Maureen O’Carroll (RN) – School Nurse

Services

  • The management of accidents, illness, and follow-up care for any serious events
  • Monitoring long-term medical conditions
  • Maintenance of health documentation for all students
  • Close partnership with the Student Services team

Unwell or injured students

Students who are unwell must obtain a note from their teacher during class time before reporting to the Nurse. Students are then assessed, treated, and sent back to class when they have recovered, or if necessary, they are sent home after the Nurse has contacted their parent/caregiver.

Please ensure that the school has your correct contact details. Please check the Parent Portal System and provide any updated information to parents.helpdesk@ags.school.nz.

Accident/Emergency situations

If the School is unable to contact a parent/caregiver in an emergency the student will be taken either to a nearby medical centre or an ambulance will be called.

Defibrillators (AEDs)

Automated Electronic Defibrillators are kept in key locations around campus.

Confidentiality

Our registered nurses work in accordance with the New Zealand Nursing Council Code of Conduct to offer a youth friendly confidential service. Information that is considered necessary for the health and safety of the student while at Auckland Grammar will be made available to teaching staff and deans where appropriate.

Families seeking advice on any aspects of health care regarding their son are welcome to contact the Health Centre on 09) 623 5637 or health@ags.school.nz.

Counselling

Careers and Guidance Counselling

The Guidance and Counselling teams at Auckland Grammar School have a wealth of experience between us as well as professional qualifications in Counselling with NZAC membership.

Their aim is to support every student who is finding life difficult by helping them to find their own solution or coping strategies to minimise these difficulties and enable them to succeed in their studies and thrive in their extracurricular activities at School. Click here for more information.

Team members: