Starting at MAGS
Student Information Booklet
The MAGS Way                                                         •    Remember the most important things are self-
                                                                                                                                                                            discipline, common sense and respect for others.

                                                                                                  Mount Albert Grammar School promotes the following
                                                                                                  school-wide values:                                             The following types of behaviour are not acceptable
                                                                                                    • Respect for others				                                      among Mount Albert Grammar School students:
                                                                                                    • Honesty                                                       • Rude or abusive language.
                                                                                                    • Respect for Oneself                                           • Bullying, whether verbal or physical.
to Mount Albert Grammar School                                                                      • Respect for property and the environment
                                                                                                    • Aim for excellence
                                                                                                                                                                    • Damaging or stealing property.
                                                                                                                                                                    • Possessing or using tobacco, alcohol or harmful drugs.
                                                                                                    • Value education                                               • Disruptive behaviour.
Mount Albert Grammar School has successfully served its community since 1922. The                                                                                   • Defiance.
                                                                                                  These form the guiding principles we call The MAGS Way.
school has consistently achieved excellence in academic, sporting and cultural areas.               • The MAGS Way encompasses all individuals in the               • Violence or threatening behaviour.
The school offers a high quality of educational opportunity amidst the strong traditions               school community.
of one of the oldest schools in Auckland.
                                                                                                    • The MAGS Way is to guide all daily relationships
                                                                                                                                                                  School Rules
Our commitment to quality educational opportunities was recognised in 2000 by the inclusion            between all staff and students.                            The School Rules have been established in partnership
of girls at what had previously been a boys-only school. This was a first for New Zealand and       • The MAGS Way is based on respect for others and the         with the community over a long period of time. They
was intended to provide Mount Albert Grammar School with the flexibility of the best single-           dignity of the individual.                                 reflect the school community’s expectation of acceptable
sex and co-educational education. The girls’ school has grown exponentially with successive                                                                       standards of behaviour, dress and personal presentation in
Year 9 intakes.                                                                                     • All individuals in the school have both rights and
                                                                                                                                                                  the widest sense.
                                                                                                       responsibilities as part of The MAGS Way.
The school has a staff of well-qualified and dedicated professionals who work in excellent                                                                        Students are expected to abide by the School Rules at
facilities. Academic acceleration and extension is offered for the top academics in the school,   Expectations of Students                                        school when in school uniform or when engaged in activities
and Dance and Drama Academies offer extension in the Arts. Successful sports Academies                                                                            that are associated with the school. At these times a student
operate in Aquatics, Basketball, Cricket, Football, Netball, Rowing and Rugby to provide          Each student is expected to:
                                                                                                    1. Complete classwork and homework to the best of             is deemed to be under the jurisdiction of the school for the
specialist coaching for our premier sportsmen and sportswomen. School House, the school                                                                           purpose of these rules.
boarding facility, houses 100 boys, and the school farm continues to provide a remarkable                their ability.
resource for the study of agricultural science in a central city school.                            2. Follow all instructions given by staff and Prefects.       1.       Students are subject to school discipline from the
                                                                                                    3. Attend all classes.                                                 time they leave home until they return home and are
                                                                                                    4. Be punctual.                                                        expected to meet a high standard of behaviour both
The school motto is:                                                                                                                                                       inside and outside the school grounds.
                                                                                                    5. Always dress in the correct school uniform.
                                                                                                    6. Respect others, show courtesy and good manners at          2.       The school uniform is to be worn, tidily and correctly
                                                                                                         all times.                                                        both at school and between home and school at all
“Per Angusta, Ad Augusta”                                                                           7. Respect both school property and the property of
                                                                                                         other students.
                                                                                                                                                                           times. This includes the journey to and from school each
                                                                                                                                                                           day. Hair must be clean and tidy, with long hair, both for
Through Hardship, To Glory                                                                                                                                                 boys and girls, tied back for health and safety reasons.
                                                                                                  Expectations of Behaviour                                                Excesses of current fashions are not acceptable. Boys
                                                                                                                                                                           are to be clean shaven. No jewellery, except a wristwatch,
                                                                                                  Student behaviour should enable a positive teaching and                  is permitted for boys. Girls may also wear a small, plain
This is the school hymn:                                                                          learning environment to be maintained in the classroom.                  gold or silver stud earring in the lobe of the ear. Non-
                                                                                                  This means that students should:                                         regulation items, including jewellery, may be confiscated.
Dusk on the walls, and the twilight lingering,                                                      • Be thoughtful, co-operative and tolerant.                            Tattoos, cultural or otherwise, must not be visible.
Darken, yet lighten, our half-dimmed gaze;                                                              This makes it easier for students to learn and live       3.       The following items are not to be brought on to the
While on the panels still bright with his fingering                                                     together.                                                          school grounds:
God writes this legend in golden rays;                                                              • Respect others’ right to learn without interruption.             •     Alcohol
                                                                                                        This ensures that all pupils have a chance to learn            •     Drugs
“Through hardship to glory”, Mt Albert, create us                                                       without disruption from others.                                •     Any device associated with the use of drugs
Such that our honour may live ever more:                                                            • Be well-mannered, considerate and friendly to each               •     Synthetic cannabis
And these be our thoughts, when in years that await us                                                  other, to staff and to visitors.                               •     Chemicals
We should look back to the motto of yore.                                                               This makes it easier to learn and live together and the        •     Cigarettes or tobacco
                                                                                                        school maintains respect within the community.
                                                                                                                                                                       •     Knives or other weapons
                                                                                                    • Be proud of their school and keep it clean, safe and
Grant with the days, then, Mt Albert, a reverence                                                                                                                      •     Chewing gum
Springing from duty but vital with love,                                                                                                                               •     Lighters/explosive or dangerous materials
                                                                                                        This ensures that everyone can work in a pleasant
That, in the ending, there be not a severance                                                           environment and helps maintain the community’s high            •     Matches
Torn in the pattern thine own hands wove.                                                               regard for this school.                                        •     Marker pens
                                                                                                    • Wear the correct uniform properly and behave well at             •     Skateboards
It was written in 1928 by J.A.W.Bennett, a past student of MAGS, and is sung at assemblies.             all times.                                                     •     Expensive bicycles or bicycle accessories or other
                                                                                                        This brings credit to them and their school.                         costly equipment

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4. Electronic Devices: Electronic devices are permitted at           11. All articles of clothing, shoes, books, bags and other                          School Uniform                                                         Jacket
    school but students are discouraged from bringing these              personal property must be clearly marked with the
    unnecessarily. Classroom use of electronic devices, such             owner’s name. No responsibility can be accepted for                             Mount Albert Grammar School is a school with a long                    Navy school jacket with sky blue
    as cameras, ipods, ipads, laptops and tablets, as tools              unmarked property. Students who lose (or find) items of                         history and tradition. A part of that history and tradition            lion emblem. This is the only
    for learning is increasing. However, use of these, in the            personal property should, in the first instance, report to                      is that MAGS is a uniform school. There is an expectation              jacket to be worn when in school
    classroom, is at the discretion of the teacher and must              the Student Centre.                                                             that all students will wear their uniform with pride. This             uniform. Jackets are not to be
    be appropriate to purpose. Students in Years 12-13 may                                                                                               means wearing the uniform correctly at all times and taking            worn inside.
                                                                     12. Bicycles are to be stored in the bike racks between                             personal presentation seriously. The school requires the
    bring a device for learning on a voluntary basis. They
                                                                         the grandstand and the pool. They should be securely                            correct uniform is worn in the correct manner when students
    will need to register their device with ICT. They will then
                                                                         locked to the racks. Basic Traffic Department Road                              are at school and travelling to and from school.
    receive a wireless code that will work for that device.                                                                                                                                                                     Sandals
                                                                         Safety Rules must be obeyed on the way to and from                                                                                           MG016                                                             MG011
    Wireless codes will not be provided for cellphones at this                                                                                                                                                                                        MG021                                                                  M
                                                                         school. Bicycles may not be ridden in school grounds.                           All items of uniform must be purchased from theWHITE
                                                                                                                                                                                                           school LS BLOUSE            TROUSERS                      JACKET           PANT
    stage. Students in Year 9 were automatically registered
                                                                         It is compulsory for all students riding bicycles to wear
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Must be worn  in Term
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Size 6-20 in Term 2 and Term
                                                                                                                                                         uniform shop – details of which are available on the school
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Size 3.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 – YEAR
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 and Term 4. Sandals
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Size  SB-LB,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               9 – COMPUL
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         are optional
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              XS-5XL   Size
    when they enrolled and will receive their code during a
                                                                         a helmet.                                                                       website, www.mags.school.nz                                                       GIRLS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  $67.00 Birkenstock ‘Milano’
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        or brown leather–Roman,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           YEAR 9 – COMP
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      $97.00              $
    special orientation lesson                                                                                                                                                                                                                 , Hush Puppies ‘Jacinta’ or McKinlays
   Cellphones: While cellphones are permitted                       13. Students wishing to bring motor vehicles or motorcycles                                                                                                ‘Safari’ sandals.
    at school, use of cellphones at school must be                       to school must first obtain a permit from their year level
                                                                                                                                                         Girls’ uniform
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Shoes        GIRLS UNIFORM – YEAR 9 – COMPULSORY GARMENTS
    appropriate. It is not acceptable or appropriate for                 Deputy Principal. Vehicles are not to be used during the                        All items apart from footwear are supplied by the school
    students to send/receive text messages or phone                      school day without the prior permission of one of the                           uniform shop.                                               May be worn in Term 2 and Term 3. Plain black leather
    calls in class. If appropriate, permission may be                    Deputy Principals. Student cars must not be parked in
                                                                                                                                                         Blouse                            GIRLS UNIFORM –lace-up     YEAR        9 with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              shoes, – OPTIONAL
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          a defined low heel.GARMENTS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              These are to be worn
    given by teachers for cellphones to be used as a tool                the school grounds.                                                                        GIRLS UNIFORM – YEAR 9 – COMPULSORY              with stockings orGARMENTS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        MAGS white ankle socks with twin navy
    for learning, e.g. to take a photo, video record an                  Uniform Passes: As a general rule, no mufti items                                                                                          stripes. Patent leather, suede, sports, ballet-style shoes and
                                                                                                                                                         White, short sleeved with embroidered lion emblem. T-shirts
    experiment, or to access information. At all other                    are permitted. Students may not wear mufti unless a                                                                                        boots are not allowed. No buckles, bows, chains or other
                                                                                                                                                         are not to be worn under the blouse. There is also a white
    times, during class time and assemblies, cellphones                   school-wide mufti day is declared.                                                                                                         decoration, are permitted.
                                                                                                                                                         long sleeved blouse with embroidered lion emblem.
    are to be switched off and in bags.
                                                                       •   Students wearing items of incorrect uniform (medical
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Year 13 students     only are permitted
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  WHITE SS BLOUSE      TARTAN SKIRTto wear
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              plain black leather
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        MG009                       MG010

5.       The following behaviours are strictly forbidden both on           reasons notwithstanding) will be sent home to rectify                                                                                                      Size 6-32
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         KNITTED JERSEY         CARDIGAN
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         lace-up or loafer    style low-heeled
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Size 6-32
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   shoes. No  buckles,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Size XXS-5XL bows,Size XXS-3XL
         the school grounds and when students are away from                this before being allowed to return to school, and                                                                                                           $56.50
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               $98.00            $120.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         chains or  other
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           WHITE SS BLOUSE  decoration,  are   permitted.  Parents     are advised        MG009
         the school grounds but under school jurisdiction:                 parents will be notified.                                                                                                                                             MG014
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 TARTAN SKIRT    MG018
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               KNITTED       JE MG
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         to view the  school    SS   BLOUSE             TARTAN        SKIRT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Size   6-32website Uniform        page prior to purchase.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Size 6-32                      KNITTED
     •    Being in the possession of or consuming alcohol, illegal     •   In exceptional cases, each of which is treated on its                                                                              WIDE-BRIMMED HAT $56.50        Size 6-32        SCARF$84.50   Size 6-32          SPORTS        CA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Size  X
          drugs, synthetic cannabis or cigarettes.                         merits, students may be given a uniform pass by their                                                                                         Socks                 $56.50                          $84.50              One   $98.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   One Size                                  One Size                                         $9
     •    Distributing printed or electronic literature of any
                                                                           Dean or Deputy Principal. On their arrival at school the                            GIRLS UNIFORM – YEAR 9                        – COMPULSORYMAGS whiteGARMENTS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    $20.00                                     $38.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ankle socks, with twin navy
                                                                           student is to request such a pass from either member
          description without the permission of the Associate                                                                                                                                                            stripes, as supplied by the uniform shop.
                                                                           of staff and carry the pass with them.
                                                                       •   On rare occasions, a student may be in a position                                           MG014                    MG018
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      PE Uniform
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     MG009                              MG011
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      MG010                                     MG001 MG002
6.       Students are required to attend all classes and remain in                                                                                          WHITE SS BLOUSE               TARTAN
                                                                                                                                                                                          WHITE  LSSKIRT
                                                                                                                                                                                                       BLOUSE KNITTED
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 TROUSERSJERSEY                    JACKET
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            PE CARDIGAN

                                                                           where they may need to permanently wear a non-                                Skirt
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                T-SHIRT        PE SHORT                     SOCKS - 3 PACK
         the school grounds during the school day.                                                                                                              Size 6-32                    Size  6-32               Navy short-sleeved
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Size SB-LB, XS-5XL
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Size   XXS-3XL
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Size LB-5XL                      Size 4-6/7-9/9-11
                                                                           uniform item e.g. different shoes for medical reasons. If                                                           Size   6-20               8-20              Size    SB-LB,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               $43.00         XS-5XL
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  $33.00                           Size S/A/T/XT
                                                                                                                                                                     $56.50                   $84.50                  T-shirt with sky blue lion$120.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    $98.00                                                                            $10.00
7.       All requests for extended leave from school must be               a student has incorrect item of uniform they must carry                       Navy school skirt worn                 $67.00               $70.00                           $97.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      emblem and navy shorts.
         addressed in writing to the Headmaster. Emailed                   a uniform pass, which can only be issued by a Dean,                           just above the knee.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      These are compulsory
         requests should be sent via his PA at                             Deputy Principal or Associate Principal.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      items for Years 9 and 10.
                                                                       •   If a student has incorrect uniform and no uniform pass
8.       Students are required to be punctual at school and be             they should not be allowed entry to class and will be
         on site by 8.40am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and               sent to the Student Centre. They will also receive a
         Friday, and by 9.10am on Thursday.                                detention.                                                                                                                                                                                                                   SA6009/SA6001

                                                                                                                                                   Jersey/Cardigan                                                                                            PE T-SHIRT PE SHORT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       PE T-SHIRT                     PE SHORT                              SO
9.       In cases of absence                                                                                                                                 MG014                        MG018                        MG009
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                SB-LB,   XS-5XL       Size LB-5XL                           S
     •    Parents must notify the school by telephone (09 846
                                                                                  GIRLS UNIFORM – YEAR 9                        – COMPULSORY
                                                                                                                                        GIRLS UNIFORM GARMENTS
                                                                                                                                                   WHITE           – YEAR 9TARTAN
                                                                                                                                                            SS BLOUSE               – COMPULSORY
                                                                                                                                                                                              SKIRT          KNITTED GARMENTS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          JERSEY                  Size SB-LB,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Optional or alternative
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 CARDIGAN  uniformXS-5XL
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Size LB-5XL
                                                                                                                                                   Navy school   jersey
                                                                                                                                                         Size 6-32       with sky blue lion emblem
                                                                                                                                                                                       Size 6-32      OR the  navySize XXS-5XL                             $43.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Size XXS-3XL                        $33.00
          2044 ext 8142) or by email                                                                                                               school cardigan
                                                                                                                                                           $56.50 with sky blue lion$84.50
                                                                                                                                                                                         emblem may be worn $98.00Stockings Natural$120.00           coloured or black non-patterned
          attendance@mags.school.nz on the morning of the                                                                                          instead of the school jersey (having at least one of these                              pantihose (not knee-highs).
          absence.                                                                                                                                 items is compulsory).                                                     Trousers      Girls’ navy blue school trousers as supplied by
     •    Students are to bring a note confirming the reason for                                                                                                                                       SA6009/SA6001                       uniform shop.
                                                                                                                                                                             PE T-SHIRT               PE SHORT                  SOCKS - 3 MG000
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             PACK                              MG024
          their absence on the day they return to school.                                                                                                                                                                    HatsSize 4-6/7-9/9-11
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           School cap and wide-brimmed        hat - navy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          SPORTS     CAP with
                                                                                                                                                                         Size SB-LB, XS-5XL                    HAT
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Size LB-5XL                         SCARF
     •    The absence note must be given to their Form Teacher.                                                                                                                                  One Size                                  school
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          One Size  emblem.                  One  Size
                                                                                                                                                                                $43.00                   $33.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                   $20.00                    Scarf         $38.00 scarf, worn only in Term $15.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           School                             2 and Term 3.
10. Students who are late to school must obtain a late pass
    from the Student Centre in order to be admitted to class.                                                                                                                                                                Hair          Hair must be clean and tidy, with long hair tied
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           back for health and safety reasons.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           All hair ties, hair-clips and ribbons must be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           plain black, brown, white or navy in colour.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           No other hair accessories are allowed.
                                                                                                                 MG018                     MG014
                                                                                                                                        MG009                       MG018
                                                                                                                                                                  MG010                         MG009                          MG010
                                                                            WHITE SS BLOUSE               TARTAN SKIRT             WHITE SS
                                                                                                                                  KNITTED      BLOUSE
                                                                                                                                           JERSEY           TARTAN
                                                                                                                                                             CARDIGAN   SKIRT          KNITTED JERSEY                     CARDIGAN
4 | Student Information Booklet                                                    Size 6-32                  Size 6-32                Size Size 6-32
                                                                                                                                            XXS-5XL               SizeSize 6-32
                                                                                                                                                                       XXS-3XL                Size XXS-5XL
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Size XXS-3XL                    Student Information Booklet | 5
                                                                                    $56.50                     $84.50                        $56.50
                                                                                                                                          $98.00                       $84.50
                                                                                                                                                                     $120.00 PE T-SHIRT             PE SHORT                   SOCKS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 $120.00- 3 PACK
                                                                                       BOYS UNIFORM – YEAR 9 – COMPULSORY GARMENTS

            Year 13 only                                                     Sandals                                                                                 •     Hair must be clean and tidy, with long hair, both for      Uniform Shop special opening hours for December
            Blue short-sleeved blouse with embroidered lion emblem.          Must be worn in Term 1 and Term 4. Sandals are optional                                       boys and girls, tied back for health and safety reasons.   2017-January 2018
            Navy skirt.                                                      in Term 2 and Term 3. Black or brown leather Roman,                                           Excesses of current fashions are not acceptable.
            Year 13 students only are permitted to wear plain black          Birkenstock ‘Milano’ or McKinlays ‘Safari’ sandals. No socks                            •     Tattoos, cultural or otherwise, are not to be visible.     December
            leather lace-up or loafer style low-heeled shoes. No buckles,    are to be worn with sandals. Sandals are not to be worn with                                                                                             Friday                   December 1             8am-9am
                                                                                                                                                                     •     No adjustments are to be made to the shape of the
            bows, chains or other decoration, are permitted. Parents are     long trousers.                                                                                                                                           Monday                   December 4             8am-9am
                                                                                                                                                                           uniform items.
            advised to view the school website Uniform page prior to                                                                                                                                                                  Tuesday                  December 5             3pm-6pm
            purchase.                                BOYS UNIFORM
                                                              Shoes – YEAR 9 – COMPULSORY GARMENTS                                                                                                                                    Wednesday                December 6             3pm-6pm
            All other regulations listed above apply.                        May be worn in Term 2 and Term 3. Plain black leather lace-                           School bags                                                        Thursday                 December 7             3pm6pm
                                                                             up, with a defined low heel. Parents are advised to view the                                                                                             Friday                   December 8             3pm-6pm
                                                                                                                                                                 Every student must have their own bag.
            Boys’ uniform                                                    school website Uniform page prior to purchase.
                                                                                                                                                                 The bag must be suitable for the purpose of carrying
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Saturday                 December 9             9am-12 noon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Monday                   December 11            3pm-6pm
            All items apart from footwear are supplied by the uniform        Socks                                                                               school books and equipment – it must be of sufficient                Tuesday                  December 12            3pm-6pm
            shop.                                                                           MG012
                                                                             Black knee-length  socks, as supplied by the uniform
                                                                                                                           MG020 shop.                   MG009
                                                                                                                                                                 size, be sturdy, weatherproof
                                                                                                                                                                                        MG005 and comfortable to carry.               Wednesday                December 13            3pm-6pm
                                                                             Socks are to be   POLO                     SHORTS
                                                                                             worn with garters and pulled up to just below         KNITTED JERSEY                     BELT
                                                                                                                                                               • Bags must be free ofMG005
                                                                                                                                                                                       graffiti and slogans.                          Thursday                 December 14            3pm-6pm
           Shirt                                                                  Size
                                                                                    GREYSB-LB,POLOXS-5XL                  MG020
                                                                                                                       Size 64-120                        MG009
                                                                                                                                                      Size XXS-5XL                         Size XS-XXL
                                                                             the knee.                                 SHORTS                      KNITTED  JERSEY                           BELT                                     Friday                   December 15            10am-1pm
           Grey school polo shirt with                                                 $34.50
           embroidered sky blue emblem.
                                                                                Size SB-LB, XS-5XL                     Size$59.90
                                                                                                                            64-120                   Size $98.00
                                                                                                                                                               Sport uniforms
                                                                                                                                                          XXS-5XL                         Size$25.00
                                                                             Garters  $34.50                                                                                                                                          Shop closed from December 16 and will re-open on Monday,
                                                                                                                          $59.90                                                      $25.00
                                                                                                                                                        $98.00Students in a Sports Academy
           The shirt is to be worn tucked in.                                As supplied by the uniform shop.                                                                              need to order and pay for their            January 8
EAR       9T-shirts
            – COMPULSORY
                    are not to be worn
           under the polo shirt.
                                            GARMENTS                                                                                                               Academy Uniform from the Uniform Shop before Term 1
                                                                             PE Uniform                                                                            begins, once your child’s selection has been confirmed.            January 8-26
                                                                             Navy short-sleeved T-shirt with sky blue lion emblem and                                                                                                 Monday                9am-1pm
                                                                             navy shorts. These are compulsory items for Years 9 and 10.                           Sports Teams will be announced during school terms and             Tuesday               3pm-7pm
                                                                                                                                                                   team uniforms can be purchased at that time                        Wednesday             3pm-7pm
            Shorts                           Belt		                                                                                                                                                                                   Thursday              3pm-7pm
            Navy serge school shorts.        Plain black leather belt with                                                                                                                                                            Friday                9am-1pm
                                             a small plain buckle.
                                                                                                                                                                   Uniform supply information
                                                                                             MG020                            MG009                                                                                                   Saturday              9am-12 noon
                                                    GREY POLO                          SHORTS                      KNITTED JERSEY                              BELT
                                                                                                                                                                All items of uniform, except footwear, are available from the         Auckland Anniversary Weekend
                                              Size SB-LB, XS-5XL   Size 64-120                                          Size XXS-5XL                      Size MAGS
                                                                                                                                                               XS-XXLuniform shop, The Lions’ Den, which is located on site           Monday, January 29    12 noon-4pm
UNIFORM – YEAR 9 –                           COMPULSORY
                                                    $34.50     GARMENTS
                                                                      $59.90                                               $98.00                            $25.00 pool car park, ph 09 846 0439, email
                                                                                                                                                               near the
                                                                                                                                                                   lionsden@vodafone.co.nz                                            Please do not leave the purchase of your uniform until the
                                                                                                                                                                   The uniform is also available online via                           final few days of the school holidays or the first day of school,
                                                                                                                                                                   www.scoresportswear.co.nz                                          when queues may be long and stock may be depleted.
                                                                                                                                                                   Payment can be made by cash/EFTPOS/credit card -
                                                                                                                       SA6009/SA6001                   MG008                             MG006
                                                                                                                                                                   Mastercard or Visa only. No cheques.
                                                                                      PE T-SHIRT                 PE   SHORT          LONG SOCK
0                          MG009                            MG005
                                                                                 Size or alternative
                                                                                       SB-LB,        uniform
                                                                                                XS-5XL        items
                                                                                                                       LB-5XL Size 2-5/4-7/6-10/11-13/14 +
                                                                                                                                                                Size  S-XL
RTS               KNITTED JERSEY                        BELT                        PE   T-SHIRT               PE    SHORT          LONG    SOCK  Normal hours:GARTERS
                                                                                                                                                                Monday                                    8am-9am
                                                                             Trousers   Black school trousers with school logo, as
4-120               Size   XXS-5XL                  Size XS-XXL                         $43.00
                                                                                Size SB-LB,   XS-5XL              $33.00                    $13.00 		 +                                  $4.00
                                                                                                                                                                                      Size S-XL
                     MG020                              MG009                          supplied
                                                                                      MG005     by the uniformSize
                                                                                                               shop.LB-5XL      Size 2-5/4-7/6-10/11-13/14
                                                                                                                    Sandals are not                                                    Wednesday          8am-9am and 3pm-6pm
 90                      $98.00                        $25.00                        BELT
                 SHORTS                      KNITTED JERSEY                           $43.00
                                                                                       to be worn with trousers. $33.00                    $13.00    		                                Friday
                                                                                                                                                                                        $4.00             8am-9am
XL          Jersey
               Size 64-120                      Size XXS-5XL                 Hats    Size School
                                                                                          XS-XXL cap and wide-brimmed hat - navy with
            Navy school jersey with
            sky blue lion emblem                GARMENTS
                                                   $98.00                               $25.00
                                                                                          school emblem.                                                           Check the school website for periodic variations to
                                                                                                                                                                   these hours.
            (compulsory).                                                    Scarf           School scarf, worn only in Term 2 and Term 3.
                                                                                                                                                                   NB: Footwear is not sold at the Uniform Shop. For large
                                                                             Other uniform regulations applicable to boys and girls                                sandal and shoe sizes, we recommend Gr8t Gear, 80
                                                                               • No other clothing may be worn over the uniform.                                   Lansford Crescent, Avondale. Phone: 09 828 3336,
                                                                                                                                                                   Email: info@gr8gear.co.nz
                       MG020                           MG009                   • Beanies
                                                                                      MG005 may not be worn.
O                  SHORTS                    KNITTED JERSEY                         BELT
                                                                               • SA6009/SA6001
                                                                                  It is expected that all items of clothing  will be clearly               MG006
-5XL            Size 64-120                     Size                           Size    XS-XXL
                                                       T-SHIRT                  PE SHORT
                                                                                  named,    with the students      LONG SOCK
                                                                                                                name  and  form  class.               GARTERS
            Jacket $59.90                                                          $25.00
                                               Size $98.00
                                                    SB-LB, XS-5XL              •Size
                                                                                  No   make-up   or nail polish is permitted.
                                                                                        LB-5XL Size 2-5/4-7/6-10/11-13/14                      +       Size S-XL
            Navy school jacket with                                            • Boys    must be clean shaven.
            sky blue lion emblem. This                      $43.00                  $33.00                             $13.00                            $4.00
                                                                               • The only jewellery allowed is a watch. Girls only
            is the onlyMG008
                        jacket to be
01                                                  MG006                         may wear one pair of small plain gold or silver ears
RT          worn   with school
                 LONG SOCK      uniform.       GARTERS                            studs in the lobe of the ears. The school will take no
XL          Jackets  are not to be
        Size 2-5/4-7/6-10/11-13/14       +      Size S-XL                         responsibility for lost jewellery. All non-regulation
            worn inside.
                     $13.00                       $4.00                           jewellery worn with the school uniform will be

              SA6009/SA6001                        MG008                             MG006
       PE SHORT
          MG003                     LONG SOCK
                                          MG011                              GARTERS
        6 SOCK
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       Size LB-5XL Size 2-5/4-7/6-10/11-13/14 +                               Size S-XL
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ze 6-10/11-13/14 +                 Size SB-LB, XS-5XL
Uniform prices                                                                                                                       Stationery requirements
At the time this booklet was produced, prices were as follows:                                                                       All student stationery requirements can be obtained                You will know if your child is in a class marked “Foundation”.
                                                                                                                                     from OfficeMax school supplies. Accessing this store via           Do not tick these classes if your child is a general student.
Girls compulsory garments                                                                                                            the website www.myschool.co.nz/mags will give you
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Arrival at the beginning of the school year with all the
                                                                                                                                     information regarding the stationery requirements for
                                                                                                                                                                                                        required stationery items will allow your Year 9 child to settle
Compulsory Garments                                                         QTY                    Price per item    Total Price     students at the various levels, and will itemise individual
                                                                                                                                                                                                        quickly into their work. At the very least they should
Year 9-12 White Blouse                                                       2                         $56.50         $113.00        subject requirements. You can also Freephone 0800 724 440.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        arrive at school with pens, pencils and paper for the
Year 9-12 Tartan Skirt                                                       1                         $84.50          $84.50        Alternately, there is a link on the MAGS school website, or you
                                                                                                                                                                                                        first few days.
Jersey OR                                                                    1                         $98.00          $98.00        can visit the premises located at 32 Normanby Road, Mt Eden.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Your child should not bring their device until advised when
Cardigan                                                                     1                        $120.00         $120.00
                                                                                                                                     The stationery requirements for each year level and subject        to do so. They will be asked to start bringing their device on
PE Shirt                                                                     1                         $43.00          $43.00                                                                           the day they are scheduled for a special device orientation
                                                                                                                                     are also listed on this site, and these can be printed, allowing
PE Shorts                                                                    1                         $33.00          $33.00        you to go directly to OfficeMax suppliers, or elsewhere should     lesson. The schedule for these lessons will be published on
White socks with navy stripes (terms 2&3)                                 Pack of 3                    $18.00          $54.00        you choose.                                                        the school website.
                                                                           Total:                     $333.00         $425.50
Year 13 blue blouse                                                          2                         $56.50         $113.00        Year 9 subjects are as follows:
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Note: Buying a Device for Learning: Special deals for
Year 13 long skirt                                                           1                         $83.50          $83.50          • English
                                                                                                                                                                                                        MAGS families are detailed in the BYOD section on the
                                                                                                                                       • Maths
* If you require a full length skirt for cultural reasons, we can have one made. These take 6-8 weeks to make. The cost is $150.                                                                        school website: www.mags.school.nz
                                                                                                                                       • Science
                                                                                                                                       • Social Studies
Optional Garments                                                                                                   Price per item     • Art
Cap                                                                                                                     $15.00         • Technology
Wide-brimmed hat                                                                                                        $20.00         • Music
Scarf                                                                                                                   $38.00         • Whichever Language your child selected, as stationery
Pantyhose (Natural coloured or black non-patterned – Terms 2 & 3 only)                                                  $10.00            requirements are the same.
Long sleeved White Blouse (Terms 2 & 3)                                                                                 $67.60
Trousers                                                                                                                $70.00
Jacket (This is the only jacket to be worn when in school uniform. Jackets are not to be worn inside.)                  $97.00

Boys compulsory garments
                                                                                                                                     Key Dates 2018
Compulsory Garments                                                           QTY                  Price per item    Total Price     Beginning of Year Organisation - Term 1                                          Term dates
Year 9-12 Grey Polo Shirt                                                      2                       $34.50          $69.00        Tues 23 Jan         Senior Re-Enrolment, 1pm-3pm                                 Term 2
Shorts                                                                         2                       $59.90         $119.80        Wed 24 Jan          Staff administration day                                     Monday 30 April – Friday 6 July
Belt – plain black leather                                                     1                       $25.00          $25.00        			                 Peer Support Training                                        Term 3
                                                                                                                                     			                 Senior Re-Enrolment, 9am-3pm                                 Monday 23 July – Friday 28 September
Jersey                                                                         1                       $98.00          $98.00
                                                                                                                                     			                 New enrolments’ catch-up testing: 9am-12 noon                Term 4
PE Shirt                                                                       1                       $43.00          $43.00
                                                                                                                                     Thurs 25 Jan        Staff administration day                                     Monday 15 October – Thursday 6 December
PE Shorts                                                                      1                       $33.00          $33.00        			                 Peer Support Training
Long Black socks (terms 2 & 3)                                                 3                       $13.00          $39.00        Fri 26 Jan          School closed
Garters: worn with long black socks                                            2                        $4.00           $8.00        Mon 29 Jan          Auckland Anniversary Day                                     2018 Holidays
                                                                             Total:                   $310.40         $434.80
                                                                                                                                     Tues 30 Jan         First day for Year 9 – Orientation & Peer Support            Auckland Anniversary         Monday 29 January
Year 13 white polo shirt                                                       2                       $34.50          $69.00        			                 Report to the Albertian Quad at 8.30am                       Waitangi Day                 Tuesday 6 February
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Good Friday                  Friday 30 March
Optional Garments                                                                                                   Price per item   Wed 31 Jan    Full school in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Easter Monday                Monday 2 April
                                                                                                                                     			           8.45am Year 9 to Form Class
Cap                                                                                                                     $15.00                                                                                        Day after Easter Monday      Tuesday 3 April
                                                                                                                                     				                     Year 10 to Gym 2 for Form Class allocation
Wide-brimmed hat                                                                                                        $20.00                                                                                        Anzac Day                    Wednesday 25 April
                                                                                                                                     				                     Year 11 to Gym 1 – Form Class allocation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Queen’s Birthday             Monday 4 June
Scarf                                                                                                                   $38.00       				                     Year 12 to the Hall – Form Class allocation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Labour Day                   Monday 22 October
Dress socks                                                                                                             $9.00        				                     Year 13 look on lists for Form Class allocation
                                                                                                                                     				                     All students on timetable from Period 3
Trousers                                                                                                                $59.90
Jacket (This is the only jacket to be worn when in school uniform. Jackets are not to be worn inside.)                  $97.00       Thurs 1 Feb   All students on timetable
                                                                                                                                     Fri 2 Feb     All students on timetable
                                                                                                                                     Mon 5 Feb     School closed
                                                                                                                                     Tues 6 Feb    Waitangi Day
                                                                                                                                     Fri 30 Mar to
                                                                                                                                     Tues 3 Apr    Easter
                                                                                                                                     Fri 13 Apr    End of Term 1

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Your child’s first day at MAGS
What day do I start at Mount Albert                                 Completed Testing Or Senior                                     What happens during orientation?
Grammar School?                                                     Re-Enrolment?                                                   Students will:
                                                                                                                                      • Be introduced to life at Mount Albert Grammar School
                                                                    It’s time to start school
JUNIORS                                                                                                                               • Learn about the school procedures
Students new to MAGS                                                JUNIORS                                                           • Get to know their way around the school
                                                                    Year 9: Tuesday 30 January
                                                                                                                                      • Find out where to go if they require assistance
                                                                    All Year 9 students need to arrive by 8:45am & be assembled
                                                                                                                                      • Have time to ask any questions that may arise
    New enrolments’ catch-up testing                                in the Albertian quadrangle.
                                                                    Year 10: Wednesday 31 January                                     • Receive their timetable
    Students new to Mount Albert Grammar at Year 9                  All Year 10 need to be at school by 8.45am & assemble             • Set goals for the year
    & Year 10 sit academic testing to assist with class             outside Gym 2
    placement. This is to ensure that, as a school, we                                                                                • Meet with Senior Peer Support Leaders
    can identify academic abilities.                                SENIORS
                                                                    Years 11, 12 and 13: Wednesday 31 January
    These tests were sat in November 2017 and most
                                                                    All Senior students to arrive by 8.45am.                        YEAR 10 - You will be put into a Form Class, options will be
    Year 9 students have sat these already.
                                                                                                                                    checked, timetables issued and general administration issues
    If, for any reason, your child has not sat these tests          Where do I go? 				                                             dealt with. Timetabled classes will run from Period 3 so you
    they are able to do so on Wednesday 24 January.                                                                                 will need to make sure you bring suitable stationery e.g. pens
                                                                    Year 9 to the Albertian Quad
                                                                                                                                    & paper.
    Please have your child be at the school by 8.45am               Year 10 to Gym 2
    and report to the Student Centre and you will be
                                                                    Year 11 to Gym 1 				                                           YEAR 11, 12, 13 - You will be allocated Form Classes,
    directed from there. The tests will start at 9am and
                                                                                                                                    options will be confirmed, timetables issued and general
    take approximately three hours, allowing for a short            Year 12 to the Hall                                             administration issues dealt with.
    break. Please arrange to collect your child from
    about 12.15pm.                                                  Year 13 Form Class lists will be posted on noticeboards.
                                                                    Students should find their name then go to their designated     Timetabled classes will run from Period 3 so you will need to
    NB: It is recommended that your child sits the                  Form Room.                                                      make sure you bring suitable stationery, ie, pens and paper.
    testing prior to the first day so they can participate
    fully in the peer support programme.                            What should I wear?                                             School hours
                                                                    The correct school uniform.                                     School starts promptly at 8:45am on Monday, Tuesday,
                                                                                                                                    Wednesday and Friday, and at 9.15am on Thursday to enable
                                                                    What should I bring?                                            staff to attend professional development courses. School
SENIORS		                                                                                                                           finishes at 3.10pm each day for all students.
                                                                    Paper, pens, lunch and a drink.
Course re-enrolment days
                                                                                                                                    We would encourage students, parents and caregivers to
All 2018 Year 12 & 13 students will be required to re-enrol in      What time will I finish school on my                            make appointments outside these hours where possible.
their selected courses following receipt of their 2017 NCEA
results. Re-enrolment will take place on:                           first day?
Tuesday 23 January		                  1pm-3pm                       Years 9-13         3.10pm
Wednesday 24 January		                9am-3pm                                                                                               Monday                    Tuesday                  Wednesday             Thursday                  Friday
                                                                                                                                         8.45am: Period 1          8.45am: Period 1         8.45am: Period 1      9.15am: Period 1         8.45am: Period 1
NOTE: This is necessary and extremely important to establish
                                                                    What will happen during the first day?
                                                                                                                                        3.10pm: Students          3.10pm: Students          3.10pm: Students      3.10pm: Students         3.10pm: Students
viability of, and to finalise, both class sizes and staffing. All   YEAR 9 students - You will be put into a Form Class. You and        dismissed on bell         dismissed on bell         dismissed on bell     dismissed on bell        dismissed on bell
Year 12 and 13 students will be required to participate in re-      the rest of your class will begin an orientation programme to
enrolment on these days.                                            help you understand life at Mount Albert Grammar School.
                                                                                                                                    NOTE: The main entrance at Gate 4 is CLOSED to vehicular traffic Weekdays 3.05pm-3.25pm during the school term.
                                                                    Your Year 13 Peer Support Leaders will help you get to know
                                                                                                                                    This is in the interests of the road safety of our students leaving the school grounds.
                                                                    some of your classmates on the first day. You will be told
                                                                    when to start bringing your device. Remember, you do not        NOTE: Classes start at 9.15am on Thursday to enable staff to attend professional development programmes.
                                                                    bring your device on the first day.

                                                                    During the day you will:
                                                                      • Get to know the routines of the school.
                                                                      • Get to know other students in your Form Class.
                                                                      • Meet your teachers.
                                                                      • Settle into the routines of secondary school life.

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School procedures                                                                                                                     Public transport information
Absence                                                              PLEASE BE MINDFUL: Attendance is critical to student             Auckland Transport (AT) is responsible for planning, funding
                                                                     success. Low attendance levels are directly linked to low        and contracting public transport, including bus, ferry and train
  •   Parents must notify the school by telephone (09 846            achievement levels. Truancy is not the only factor of concern    services. The AT website provides timetable information and
      2044 x 8142) or by email attendance@mags.school.nz             regarding attendance and any absence from school results         promotes alternative ways to getting around.
      on the morning of the absence.                                 in class work being missed. Parents are encouraged to be
  •   Students are to bring a note confirming the reason for         mindful of the impact of regular absences.                       For public transport information:
      their absence on the day they return to school.                                                                                 Telephone 09 366 6400 or visit www.at.govt.nz
  •   The absence note must be given to their Form Teacher.          Incorrect Uniform
                                                                     If, for any reason, you arrive at school wearing incorrect
                                                                                                                                      Co-curricular sport
Leave - Personal                                                     uniform you should have a note signed by your parents/           Sport plays an important role in the culture of Mount Albert
                                                                     guardians. This note must be presented to your Dean at the       Grammar School. We are proud of the successes that have
Request for non-school related leave during the school year
                                                                     Student Centre who will, if possible, arrange the issue of       been achieved over the long history of the school.
must be addressed to the Headmaster, Mr Patrick Drumm at
                                                                     loan uniform items. If there is no note, a lunchtime detention
least two weeks before the start of proposed leave. Please
                                                                     will be given, and this is to be completed that same day.        The sporting facilities at Mount Albert Grammar School
give the dates of proposed absence from school and the
                                                                     Repetitive uniform infringements are not accepted. Your          are among the best anywhere. The school has two full
purpose of the leave. If in writing, please address the letter to:
                                                                     Dean will contact your parents about uniform issues if there     sized gyms, two fully sand carpeted playing fields, astroturf
       The Headmaster
                                                                     are on-going concerns.                                           netball/tennis courts, astroturf cricket training wickets and
       Mr Patrick Drumm
                                                                                                                                      the Mount Albert Aquatic Centre.
       Mt Albert Grammar School
       Alberton Avenue                                               Homework
                                                                                                                                      Last year many students represented the school in a wide
       Mt Albert                                                     Homework is an important part of your performance at             range of sports. We encourage students to make the most
       Auckland 1025                                                 secondary school. If you wish to succeed, completing             of the opportunities offered in our variety of sporting codes,
                                                                     homework regularly will help.                                    which include athletics, cricket, netball, touch, waterpolo,
If emailing, please send to: paheadmaster@mags.school.nz
                                                                     Junior Students                                                  hockey, tennis, volleyball, basketball, rugby, underwater
                                                                                                                                      hockey, football, lacrosse, rowing and many more.
Lateness                                                             At Years 9 & 10 the expectation is that you may receive up
                                                                     to 15-20 minutes of homework per subject each night (5
Punctuality is important. If your child is late to school,                                                                            There are two sports musters each year, summer and winter.
                                                                     periods per day). If students were for some reason not set
ie, arrives after the 8.45am bell on Monday, Tuesday,                                                                                 Students put their names forward to play a particular sport
                                                                     homework by a particular subject teacher we would always
Wednesday or Friday, or after 9.15am on Thursday, he/she                                                                              and they are then assigned to the appropriate teams,
                                                                     encourage them to ensure the following happens:
is to report straight to the Student Centre to sign in.                                                                               according to their age and ability level.
                                                                        • All work is fully completed for all subjects.
A detention is issued automatically for this. In the case of                                                                             • The Summer Sports Muster is held in the second week
                                                                        • Revision is carried out.
there being a legitimate reason for this lateness, it is then                                                                                of Term One.
                                                                        • Extra reading is undertaken.
up to the student to see his/her Dean with a signed note                                                                                 • The Winter Sports Muster is held in the eighth week of
providing an explanation for this lateness. NOTE: On-going           Senior students                                                         Term One.
lateness issues relating to traffic cannot reasonably be             Years 11, 12, 13, may expect approximately 20 -30 minutes        Enquiries may be made to the Director of Sport,
accepted as an on-going explanation.                                 per subject per night (5 periods per day).                       Allie Wright, ph 09 846 2044 Ext 8186 or email:
Exeats                                                               Bikes
Students are required to stay within the school boundaries           Students who ride their bikes to school can park them in the
between 8.45am and 3.10pm on Monday, Tuesday,                        bike racks between the grandstand and the pool. They must
Wednesday and Friday, and between 9.15am and 3.10pm                  be secured with a strong lock and chain. A helmet must be
on Thursday. If your child needs to leave school during the          worn whenever a student is riding a bike.
day, a note that explains the circumstances and is signed
by the parent/caregiver is required. This is then taken to the
student centre to be signed by a Dean to confirm permission
                                                                     ID Cards
has been granted for the student to leave school. (Parents/          ID photos will be taken in February and Student ID Cards will
caregivers are often telephoned to confirm the note.) When           be available 2-3 weeks after these photos are taken. Student
your child is to leave school he/she is to take the note,            ID Cards are paid for at, and issued by, the Finance Office.
previously signed by the Dean, to the Student Centre and
sign out. The student will be issued with a green exeat pass         Electronic Devices
from the Student Centre office. If returning to the school
the student must, upon their return, sign in at the Student          Any electronic device that is used inappropriately will be
Centre. Students are not to leave the school grounds without         confiscated and given to the appropriate Senior Manager.
permission, and an exeat pass.                                       These will not be returned directly to the owner but must
                                                                     be collected by a parent/caregiver. The school can take no
                                                                     responsibility for these items being lost or stolen.

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Key Contacts                                                                                              Heads of Faculty / Department
      School phone: 09 846 2044                                                                           Commerce                          Andrew Maunder		                      Ext 8173          amaunder@mags.school.nz
      School fax: 09 846 2042                                                                             English                           Aubrey Mason		                        Ext 8190          amason@mags.school.nz
      Website: www.mags.school.nz
                                                                                                          English Language                  Pauline Godber		                      Ext 8105          pgodber@mags.school.nz
Management                                                                                                Food & Hospitality                Meenu Sood		                          Ext 8192          msood@mags.school.nz
                                                                                                          Learning Support                  Mohammed Tashmeer (Acting)            Ext 8100          mtashmeer@mags.school.nz
Headmaster                         Patrick Drumm		   Ext 8150            pdrumm@mags.school.nz
                                                                                                          Languages                         Helen Selaries		                      Ext 8130          hselaries@mags.school.nz
Associate Principal                Fiona Barker 		   Ext 8152            fbarker@mags.school.nz
                                                                                                          Mathematics                       Tanya Rose		                          Ext 8185          trose@mags.school.nz
Associate Principal                Jo Williams 		    815 4036            jwilliams@mags.school.nz
                                                                                                          Media Studies                     Simon Allen		                         Ext 8190          sallen@mags.school.nz
Deputy Principals                  Shameen Hayat 		  Ext 8223            shayat@mags.school.nz
                                   Sarah Hayes		     815 4031            shayes@mags.school.nz            Outdoor Education                 Darren Whitehead		                    Ext 8165          dwhitehead@mags.school.nz
		                                 Catherine Horne		 Ext 8170            chorne@mags.school.nz            Performing Arts
                                   Tom Murdoch			                        tmurdoch@mags.school.nz           - Dance                          Samantha French		                     Ext 8135          sfrench@mags.school.nz
		                                 Mark Rivalland		  815 4033            mrivalland@mags.school.nz         - Drama                          Gerald Urquhart		                     Ext 8135          gurquhart@mags.school.nz
                                   John Stradwick			                     jstradwick@mags.school.nz         - Music                          Milica Zjajic-Moon		                  Ext 8188          mzmoon@mags.school.nz
Business Manager                   Debbie Forsyth		  815 4032            business@mags.school.nz          Head of Arts (Co-Curricular)      Jacqui Cesan 		                       Ext 8135          jcesan@mags.school.nz
Director of E-Learning                                                                                    Physical Education
and BYOD                           Elise Goddard		            Ext 8232   egoddard@mags.school.nz          and Health                        Mark Dempster/Jess Lythe              Ext 8165          mdempster@mags.school.nz
Director of Guidance               Tanya Montgomery 		        Ext 8181   tmontgomery@mags.school.nz       Science                           Aase Diegel		                         Ext 8209          adiegel@mags.school.nz
Director of                                                                                               Social Sciences                   Christine Cato		                      Ext 8176          ccato@mags.school.nz
International Students             Jude Lydia		               Ext 8137   jlydia@mags.school.nz            Te Puna o Wairaka                 Waimirirangi Paul		                   Ext 8105          wpaul@mags.school.nz
Director of Sport                  Allie Wright 		            Ext 8186   awright@mags.school.nz           Technology                        Theo Van Zyl		                        Ext 8164          tvanzyl@mags.school.nz
Director of School House           Geoff Moon 		              Ext 8178   gmoon@mags.school.nz             Visual Art                        Bryn Corkery		                        Ext 8194          bcorkery@mags.school.nz
Communications &
Community Liaison                  TBC		                      Ext 8236   info@mags.school.nz              Heads of Faculty (HOF) or Departments (HOD) will be able to give you advice about what is involved in a course of study and on
                                                                                                          how best to achieve in a subject. Senior students must get HOF / HOD permission to enter a course.
Deans responsible for pastoral care
Year 9 Boys                        Kerry Baker 		             Ext 8116   kbaker@mags.school.nz
Year 9 Girls                       Haana Bovaird 		           Ext 8114   hbovaird@mags.school.nz
Year 10 Boys                       Michael Collins		          Ext 8118   mcollins@mags.school.nz
Year 10 Girls                      Carissa Calvert		          Ext 8119   ccalvert@mags.school.nz          Who should I contact regarding the following areas?
Year 11 Boys                       Aubrey Coup		              Ext 8110   acoup@mag.school.nz
Year 11 Girls                      Grace Leaso 		             Ext 8111   gleaso@mags.school.nz            Curriculum                                                       How do I make contact?
Year 12 Boys                       Gareth Hodges		            Ext 8112   ghodges@mags.school.nz             • For a curriculum or subject concern, first contact your        • To contact a form teacher or a subject teacher phone
Year 12 Girls                      Shelley Mackinlay- Milne   Ext 8113   smackinlaymilne@mags.school.nz        subject teacher or the relevant Head of Department.             09 846 2044 and leave a message with the receptionist,
Year 13 Boys                       Gordon Smith		             Ext 8115   gsmith@mags.school.nz                                                                                 or contact your child’s Dean via their extension.
Year 13 Girls                      Natalie Absolum		          Ext 8117   nabsolum@mags.school.nz          Pastoral                                                             However, the most direct line of contact is via email.
                                                                                                            • For a concern that relates to pastoral or behavioural            All teachers have an email address: the initial of the
Academic Dean                      Warwick Gibbs 		           Ext 8130   wgibbs@mags.school.nz                 issues, first contact your child’s Form Teacher, Dean or        teacher’s first name, followed by their surname
Assoc Academic Dean                Greg Cave      		          Ext 8120   gcave@mags.school.nz                  a Guidance Counsellor.                                          @mags.school.nz
                                                                                                                                                                               e.g. Kerry Baker becomes kbaker@mags.school.nz
Assistant International
Director                           Bronwyn Watts		            Ext 8128   bwatts@mags.school.nz
                                                                                                            • For attendance concerns, including absences and                •   Teachers will make every effort to return voice mail
Pasifika Liaison Officer           Api Taulapiu    		         Ext 8184   ataulapiu@mags.school.nz              lateness, please contact Attendance Officer Lee Iswar             messages as soon as possible between classes. Urgent
Guidance Counsellors               Rhonda Weeks		             Ext 8137   rweeks@mags.school.nz                 and, if necessary, leave a message: 09 846 2044 x 8142            messages can be delivered through the receptionist.
		                                 Marianne Wilson		          Ext 8197   mwilson@mags.school.nz                or email attendance@mags.school.nz
		                                 Margaret O’Carroll		       Ext 8201   mocarroll@mags.school.nz                                                                          Student contact information
Attendance Officer                 Lee Iswar 		               Ext 8142   attendance@mags.school.nz        Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)                                       • It is critical that school records regarding contact
School Nurses                      Monica Haworth 		          Ext 8108   nurse@mags.school.nz               • For all queries re BYOD, please contact Mrs Elise                details and address etc are up to date. In an
		                                 Clare Brown		              Ext 8108                                         Goddard, the Director of E-Learning, egoddard@mags.             emergency the school must be able to contact a parent
                                                                                                               school.nz                                                       or caregiver as soon as possible.
Enrolment Officer                  Cecilia Pedersen 		        Ext 8131   enrol@mags.school.nz
Data Manager                       Vasiti Baledrokadroka      Ext 8131   details@mags.school.nz             •   For full information on BYOD, please see the BYOD            •   Should you have any change of address, landline
                                                                                                                section of the school website, www.mags.school.nz                or mobile phone number please contact the Data
Student Centre Reception           Rose Akava		               Ext 8155   rakava@mags.school.nz                                                                                   Manager, Vasiti Baledrokadroka, Ext 8131 or email

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