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NZ independent school group, ACG, looks to open in Tauranga

World-class NZ independent school group, ACG, looks to open in Tauranga

Tauranga, 15 August 2013 - Academic Colleges Group (ACG) recently purchased 14ha of land on the corner of Keenan Road and Pyes Pa Road (SH 36) in Tauranga. ACG is developing plans for resource consent approval of a new family-focused and values-driven independent school that will offer education from kindergarten through to Year 13.

“We are very excited to be extending our schools into the Bay of Plenty and are hoping to open in January 2014, depending on council consent processes,” says Ian King, CEO, ACG.

“ACG offers excellent quality education through the highly regarded Cambridge International Examination programme. The ACG Schools in Auckland regularly feature amongst the top New Zealand Cambridge schools, and a number of our students have gained recognition as Top in New Zealand and Top in the World for their academic successes,” says Ian King.

The first ACG School opened in 1994 in Auckland City. ACG Senior College was developed as New Zealand’s first pre-university specialist centre by two leading educationalists, Sir John Graham (ex-Auckland Grammar) and Dawn Jones (ex- Diocesan). ACG has gone from strength to strength and now has five schools in the Auckland region and two international schools in Asia.

“Part of our success lies in our ethos which is based on nurturing positive student attitudes and commitment to wholehearted learning. Our schools promote values of scholarship, acceptance of diversity, international understanding and creativity. Sport, music, drama and leadership programmes are important features of ACG Schools as our added value education extends to a range of areas”.

“Students are challenged to set goals for themselves while extension activities are in place to stretch able students. A high priority is placed on providing an environment in which students feel safe and secure, where they are valued and feel happy and free to learn,” says Ian.

Dedicated specialist teachers are selected to provide the best tuition in each subject. With numerous academic and Group awards under their belt, ACG is looking forward to branching out to Tauranga and the Bay of Plenty.

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