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ACG - Academic Colleges Group

Sherry WU

International Marketing Officer

Description

ACG is New Zealand’s largest quality provider of private school education, university pathways and vocational skills focused programmes for your career. ACG opened its first school in 1995 with a new concept in education; one that would make a difference to people who wanted to advance their lives and their futures.
Today, ACG comprises 17 schools and vocational colleges in three countries and offers a comprehensive range of academic and career pathways.
Each year, almost 3,000 international students from approximately 55 different countries come to New Zealand to study at ACG.

ACG English School
One of New Zealand’s leading language schools, ACG English School delivers Intensive English courses designed to meet the needs of our students. We aim to maximise student progress and achievement by equipping students with the English skills that best prepare them for further study.

The Campbell Institute
The Campbell Institute is a Category 1 New Zealand English language school. The Campbell Institute has courses in General English, IELTS, Cambridge FCE/CAE Exams, Work and Study programmes, TESOL, and Cambridge CELTA Teacher Training, The Campbell Institute is also New Zealand’s leading provider of Demi Au Pair programmes.

The University of Auckland Certificate in Foundation Studies 
The Certificate in Foundation studies provides guaranteed entry to The University of Auckland and is accepted by all New Zealand universities. Course length from 8/9 months up to 18 months.
The top student completing the University of Auckland Certificate in Foundation Studies each term receives a NZ$5,000 scholarship towards the tuition fees in the first year of their undergraduate degree at the University of Auckland.

AUT University Certificate in Foundation Studies
The Certificate in Foundation studies provides guaranteed entry to AUT University and is accepted by all New Zealand universities. Course length from 6 months up to 15 months.

Victoria University of Wellington Foundation Studies Programme
The Victoria Foundation Studies Programme prepares you for entry into the University’s undergraduate programmes. The academic year is divided into four terms and there are four starting dates each year with 6, 8 and 12-month course options (two, three or four terms), depending on your academic background and level of English. 
The top student completing the Victoria Foundation Studies Programme each term receives a NZ$5,000 scholarship towards the tuition fees in the fi rst year of their undergraduate degree at Victoria University.

ACG Parnell College
ACG Parnell College is a private co-educational School (Years 1 to 6; ages 5 to 10) and College (Years 7 to 13; ages 11 and over), located at Parnell, an inner suburb of Auckland City. English language support is available to international students. ACG Parnell College offers Cambridge (IGCSE/A Levels) curriculum.

ACG Senior College
ACG Senior College is one of New Zealand’s top academic colleges (City Centre). The College provides excellent preparation for university study for students aged 15 and over (Years 11 to 13). English language support is available to international students. ACG Senior College offers Cambridge (IGCSE/A Levels) and IB (International Baccalaureate) curricula.
ACG Senior College offers Academic Scholarships to outstanding students.

ACG Strathallan
One of the largest independent school complexes in New Zealand (South Auckland). ACG Strathallan consists of Infant Centre (ages 3 months to 2 years), Kindergarten (ages 2 to 5), Primary School (Years 1 to 6; ages 5 to 10) and College (Years 7 to 13; ages 11 and over). English language support is available to international students. ACG Strathallan offers Cambridge curriculum (IGCSE/A Levels).
ACG Strathallan offers Academic Scholarships to outstanding students.

ACG Sunderland
ACG Sunderland is a small school (West Auckland), which means individual attention to each student. The school consists of Kindergarten (ages 2 to 4), Primary School (Years 1 to 6; ages 5 to 10) and College (Years 7 to 13; ages 11 and over). English language support is available to international students. ACG Sunderland offers Cambridge curriculum (IGCSE/A Levels).
ACG Sunderland offers Academic Scholarships to outstanding students.

ACG Tauranga
ACG Tauranga is a school committed to providing high-quality education in the Bay of Plenty region. ACG Tauranga opened in February 2015 and is a secular, uniformed, co-educational day school that welcomes students to Years 1 to 11, while introducing further secondary levels gradually from 2018.

Yoobee School of Design
The largest specialised design and multimedia school in the country, Yoobee School of Design has been training students for the creative industries since 1997. Offering practical training in Digital Design, Web and UX Design, Animation, Film and 3D Production and Game Art and Development. ACG Yoobee produces work-ready, technically skilled graduates for the creative industries. Campuses are located in Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch.

Animation College
Animation College is the only college in New Zealand to offer degree and diploma level courses specializing in 2D & 3D character animation.

AMES - The Institute of IT
Established in 1991, AMES is one of New Zealand’s leading IT education providers. AMES provides students with a gateway to the IT industry and jobs of the future. 

South Seas Film & Television School
South Seas Film & TV School is New Zealand’s leading specialist provider of professional industry related practical training programmes for the Film, Television and Creative Media Industry. 

NZMA
NZMA has been teaching skills for today’s workplace for over 30 years, producing some of the best hospitality, cookery and business professionals in the country. 
Our programmes are highly respected by employers, and also by NZQA, who have given us their ultimate seal of approval by granting us a Category 1 ranking. With campuses in Auckland, Hamilton and Wellington we place more than 2,500 students into meaningful employment, every year.
Students here study NZQA-accredited Hospitality, Cookery and Business programmes, and can also complete a 600-hour paid internship as part of their Hospitality and Cookery Diploma training. 

New Zealand School of Tourism
The largest specialised tourism and travel school in the country, New Zealand School of Tourism has been training students for the airline, travel and tourism industry since 1985. The school has eight campuses throughout New Zealand including a campus at Auckland Airport.

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Tuition costs

2017 fees

ACG Parnell College:

  • Years 1 to 6:NZ $19,280
  • Years 7 to 10:NZ $24,560
  • Years 7 to 13:NZ $27,800

ACG Senior College:

  • Cambridge International::NZ $24,800
  • International Baccalaureate (IB): NZ $24,200

Partial tuition scholarships are available.

ACG Strathallan:

  • Years 1 to 6: NZ $18,900
  • Years 7 to 13: NZ $22,880

Partial tuition scholarships are available.

ACG Sunderland

  • Years 1 to 6: NZ $18,900
  • Years 7 to 13: NZ $22,000

Partial tuition scholarships are available.

ACG Tauranga

  • Years 1 to 6: NZ $18,900
  • Years 7 to 13: NZ $23,000

ACG Pathways Campus

  • Intensive General English: NZ $385 to 475 per week
  • The University of Auckland Certificate in Foundation Studies: From NZ $24,720 to NZ $37,080
  • AUT International Foundation Certificate: From NZ $17,200  to NZ $26,160
  • Victoria University of Wellington Foundation Studies Programme: From NZ $16,700 to NZ $25,400

Yoobee School of Design
Certificates and Diplomas in Digital Design: From NZ $6,750 to NZ $18,950

Animation College
Diplomas and Bachelor Degree in Animation: NZ $18,950/year

AMES - The Institute of IT
Certificates and Diplomas in IT: From NZ $6,500 to NZ $18,950/year

South Seas Film & Television School
Diplomas in Television: From NZ 18,850 to NZ $23,000/year

NZMA (New Zealand Management Academies)
Certificates and Diplomas in Cookery, Hospitality, Business and Early Childhood: From NZ $8,000 to NZ $19,800

New Zealand School of Tourism 
Certificates and Diplomas in Tourism: From NZ $7,890 to NZ $18,650

Accommodation

We arrange homestay accommodation and student apartments.

School type Private
Type of programs Long-term programs (study for 1 year or more), Short-term programs (study for 3-6-9 month)
Years of entry for international students with parents : From : Year 1
To : Year 13
Years of entry for international students without parents : From : Year 7
To : Year 13
Special programs

The tutor system. In ACG Schools, each student is assigned to a tutor. The tutor supervises the study programme and provides personalised support to ensure that each student's academic potential is maximized. The tutor meets regularly with each student, monitors progress and gives valuable advice to encourage good study habits.

Sports

Each ACG School has approximately 25-30 kinds of sport and extracurricular activities to choose from. Some examples of sports include rugby, netball, football,hockey, basketball, volleyball, tennis, rowing, equestrian, golf, badminton, motoX, multisports, skiing & snowboarding, swimming, athletics, cross country, cricket, gymnastics, trampolining, kayaking. Some examples of extracurricular activities include Duke of Edinburgh, World Vision 40 hour famine, Model United Nations, Kids Lit Quiz, youth parliament, debating, student newspaper,student radio, science CREST, theatre sports, Young Enterprise scheme, productions/ musicals,music groups/ ensembles and various clubs e.g. photography, chess, drama etc.

Application process

Please forward a completed ACG application form, the student's latest school report and any evidence of English language level (if available). Please note that all ACG Schools offer intensive English language support.

Features of the local area

With five ACG Schools strategically located around the city, there is one within easy reach for students in any area. From the bustling city centre to the peaceful countryside, each school has its own personality which reflects its environment. Where Auckland transport services are limited, ACG Schools offer dedicated bus services to make access convenient.Furthermore, ACG has another high school campus in Tauranga as well as tertiary campuses in Auckland, Hamilton, Rotorua, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin.

Curriculum

University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) and International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme.

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