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New Zealand CIO Finalist Avinash de Silva '07
Interviews with Old Boys conducted over the years have had a common thread - these gentlemen are proud to be Old Boys of Auckland Grammar School, and this...
Heritage Week interview with Mr Ron Chadwick '47
Members of the Headmaster's Heritage Committee have been speaking to some of our Old Boys about their careers, and how their time at the School shaped...
Heritage Week interview with Dr Henry Wong Doe '90
Members of the Headmaster's Heritage Committee have been speaking to some of our Old Boys about their careers, and how their time at the School shaped...
He was no athlete, now he's an Ironman - David Carroll '84
There are several sports that come under the umbrella of Multisport at Auckland Grammar School, including Triathlon, where competitors take part in in...
From Lower Hutt, to Grammar, to business owner - Adam King '85
There are over 30 sports available for students to participate in at Auckland Grammar School. While some are quite traditional - Rugby, Basketball, Squash,...
Climbing the Grammar ladder - Sidhant Sharma '10
There is something for everyone at Auckland Grammar School. Whether it be on the sports field, on stage or in the classroom, the School and its masters...
"The Olympics is the ultimate goal" - Jack Ready '14
Many of the current students and Old Boys who have competed for Auckland Grammar School as part of the Rowing squad have taken part in the Learn to Row...
A new book by Emeritus Professor Murray Meikle '52
Emeritus Professor Murray Meikle '52 has recently published a large tome about immigration from the United Kingdom to New Zealand, entitled A New Britain...
An astounding tale of survival - Phil Kerslake '73
Being diagnosed with cancer - at any age - is a devastating blow. But imagine being just two years out of high school only to be told that you have multiple...
Swimming the ultimate race - Paul Kingsman '80
The Summer Olympic Games is the pedigree of sports competition, with thousands of athletes from around the world competing against the best of the best....
100 years young - Emeritus Professor Dr Bruce Harris '34 AM
On Sunday 7 March 2021, Emeritus Professor Dr Bruce Harris '34 AM joined an elite group of Old Boys when he turned 100 years old.

Dr Harris...
Keeping the Grammar tradition alive - Miller Hawkesby '15
The Auckland Grammar Rowing Squad has a strong contingent of rowers from all year levels. The squad competes at various races and regattas across the year,...
Living the dream up in the sky - Krittamet Chiewvatsagonchai ’13
Massey University’s School of Aviation was fortunate to still host its annual Wings Ceremony. The ceremony takes place as each cohort completes the...
A passion for Engineering equals a dream job - Sam Taylor '88
Established in 1893 - 30 years after Auckland Grammar School was founded - the Auckland Grammar School Old Boys' Association celebrated 125 years in...
A celebration of Music at Grammar - Matthew '91 and Aron Ottignon '96
Auckland Grammar School commemorated its 150th anniversary in May 2019 with a grand celebration of 27 events held across nine days. Acknowledging the past...
From medicine to pop art - Brad Novak '89
Pop art and medicine are two professions that seem in stark contrast to each other, but for Brad Novak '89, the two go hand in hand.

Being in...
'Antarctica Unfrozen' by Harry Seagar '11
Eco warrior and University of Canterbury student Harry Seagar '11 headed to Antarctica this summer after being awarded a Blake Antarctic Ambassadorship...
"Every singer's dream" - Will King '09
Each year, up to four New Zealand singers are selected for an internship through the Dame Malvina Major Emerging Artists for New Zealand Opera programme....
Fulbright Science and Innovation Graduate Awardee Cam Birchall '07
The Fulbright Science and Innovation Graduate Award is an annual award, given to promising New Zealand students looking to undertake postgraduate study...
A School, globally recognised with many traditions - Stephen Kent '80
Stephen Kent '80 comes from a multi-generational Grammar family. Both his father Warwick and younger brother Andrew are Old Boys (classes of 1956 and...
"If you don't go, you won't know" - Marcus Warren '88
Living on the edge and challenging yourself may sound like new-age mumbo jumbo, but the maxims hold true according to Marcus Warren '88. "Auckland...
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 about...
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 commitment...
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 sporting...
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 careers...
"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 discipline...
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 Grammar...
"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" - 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 3...
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. "Growing...
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 could...
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 running,...
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 years...
"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, it...
"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 student...
"Receiving the QSM has been a real 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 what...
"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 Auckland...
"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 House...
"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 Ng...
"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 interview...
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