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A keen outdoorsman with a passion for the earth - Michael Bollen '09
The masters at Auckland Grammar School are some of the best in their field, teaching their chosen subjects with a passion for seeing students succeed ...
A change in career proving to be fruitful - Fraser Allen '95
Attending a school with over 2,000 students may seem like a daunting prospect to some. But for Fraser Allen '95, it is something he remembers with...
Keeping it in the family
A strong work ethic has been a trademark of the Faull family for more than a century. When Oliver Faull's '93 great-grandfather was just seven...
The India Immersion Tour
Chaos. The culture. Colour. The slums. Poverty. The dreaded ‘Delhi Belly'. These are some of the phrases that come to mind when one thinks a...
Sir David Baragwanath's (class of 1954) address in assembly
On Thursday 8 March, Auckland Grammar School was proud to welcome Old Boy, Sir David Baragwanath '54 to speak in assembly. Sir David's commitm...
Jeremy Stanley '88 on juggling sport and study
In the early days of professional rugby Jeremy Stanley '88 was part of the pipeline of the never-ending supply of promising players for the sporti...
Entrepreneurial brothers forging names for themselves - Stefan, Phil and Sean Preston
Entrepreneurial brothers Stefan '76, Phil '78 and Sean Preston '82 may have all started at Auckland Grammar School, but their lives and ca...
"You must believe in yourself, and be able to back it up" - Mat Fieldes '85
Auckland Grammar School had a profound impact on Mat Fieldes' life, especially as a musician. "I really loved my time at the School. The disc...
30 years of service in Hong Kong - Gordon Andreassend '48
Looking back on his time at Auckland Grammar, Gordon Andreassend '48 has nothing but fond memories. "There is no doubt the years I spent at G...
"Always ask yourself the question: What if?" - Sean Seah '86
Sean Seah '86 has always had a passion for digital marketing and a curiosity for the unknown. But it is the question "What if?" that has...
"I can't imagine doing anything else other than play music" - Thomas Hutchinson '06
Music has played a key role in Thomas Hutchinson's life. Having picked up the oboe at the age of nine, Thomas started at Auckland Grammar in Form ...
Inspired by Auckland Grammar from the very beginning - Marc Ellison '00
Marc Ellison '00 was inspired by Auckland Grammar School even before he walked through the gates for the first time as a Form 3 student. "Gro...
From drawing and doodling to works of art - Finn Wilson '09
Drawing and doodling since he was a kid, Finn Wilson '09 has always had a passion for creating art. "I haven't stopped drawing since I co...
Turning a passion into a business - Michael Dawson '10
Since leaving Auckland Grammar three years ago, Michael Dawson' 10 has not stopped running. Known for his prowess at athletics and distance runnin...
A dream to play in the New Zealand jersey - Alando Soakai '97
Being a professional rugby player and representing New Zealand in the black jersey was a dream Alando Soakai '97 had from a young age. He knew the...
"I am very happy to have made it this far" - Nick Sage '95
Nick Sage '95 recalls his time at Auckland Grammar very well. A bright, academic student, Nick was in the 'A' stream through his five year...
"Form 7 was a defining year for me" - Jack Cao '06
It is often during their high school years that most people find subjects that they do well in or are passionate about. However for Jack Cao '06, ...
"I am so thankful to have attended Auckland Grammar" - Matt Blair '83
Realising the opportunity to attend Auckland Grammar, Matt Blair '83 grabbed it with both hands. Originally from Dunedin, Matt became a hostel stu...
"Receiving the Queen's Service Medal really has been an honour" - Tim Bray '77
Tim Bray '77 dreamed of one day becoming a marine biologist, like Jacque Cousteau, who was a huge inspiration for him. "Grammar encouraged me...
"Stay curious throughout life - go out and be vulnerable" - Steve Pirie '97
When Steve Pirie '97 started at Auckland Grammar, he was living out of zone and was extremely fortunate to be accepted. "I didn't know wh...
"Grammar emphasised the importance of keeping your options open" - Henry Watt '08
Combining a love for sport and travel has seen Henry Watt '08 travel internationally to work in New York on a six-month internship with Play Rugby...
"Stay true to strong ethical values and you will succeed" - Leigh Flounder '86
Leigh Flounders '86 had a love and deep understanding of finance and banking at an early age, which was further enhanced by his education at Auckl...
"I'm a firm believer in the Old Boys' network" - Chris Cutler '81
The regular end of term examinations that all students sit at Grammar helped to instil a very strong work ethic in Chris Cutler '81. Spending five...
From Auckland Grammar to the Wellington Phoenix - Jack-Henry Sinclair '11
Taking the long view comes naturally to Jack-Henry Sinclair '11. In 2013 Jack moved from Palmerston North Boys' High School to become a Tibbs ...
"I learnt some great life lessons from John Spencer" - Mark Vincent '68
When Mark Vincent '68 heard that John Spencer, Tour Manager for the 2017 British and Irish Lions team would be visiting the School, he hopped on a...
"My time at Grammar was just one big happy blur!" - Harry McPhail '06
Harry McPhail '06 is honoured to call himself a Grammar Old Boy - he believes the prestige of the School goes far beyond the shores of New Zealand...
"I answered an ad and I've been making movies ever since!" - Kim Sinclair '68
Being one of the three art department heads to win both an Oscar and a Bafta for his work on Avatar in 2010 has been a highlight in Kim Sinclair's...
"Don't underestimate what being a Grammar Old Boy means" - Laurence Hillyer '06
Proud to call himself an Auckland Grammar Old Boy, Laurence Hillyer's affiliations with the School go back four generations. His great grandfather...
Reducing inequality through health-based philanthropy - Alexander Ng '93
The experience of learning how to learn on his own, cope with changing circumstances and be in charge of his own destiny has helped prepare Alexander ...
"Dreams do come true at Grammar - I was sold from day one!" - Bryn Anderson '93
Bryn Anderson '93 remembers his first days at Auckland Grammar School with great fondness. Born and bred in the United Kingdom, Bryn had an interv...
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