ACG Group

ACG is New Zealand’s leading independent provider of educational services, spanning the entire sector from early childhood education through to schools, university foundation programmes and vocational colleges.

Established in 1995, the Group is now home to more than 12,000 students across 35 campuses in three countries.  ACG offers the best of an academically focussed or skills based education in a student-centric environment, where achievement and excellence are celebrated.

ACG schools are co-educational and share common values and philosophies. With internationally recognised curriculums, they offer students a clear pathway to respected universities or tertiary study.

Our vocational colleges teach relevant skills for today’s employers, in the fast growing sectors of IT, the creative industries, tourism and hospitality, trades and services, health and early childhood.





The ACG Group at a glance

ACG’s schools, and vocational colleges comprise:

New Zealand Independent Schools

  • ACG Parnell College & Parnell Primary School
  • ACG Senior College
  • ACG Strathallan Pre-school, School and College
  • ACG Sunderland Pre-School and College
  • ACG Tauranga
  • Zig Zag Zoo

International Schools

  • Australian International School Vietnam
  • ACG School Jakarta

University Pathways in New Zealand

  • ACG English School
  • ACG New Zealand International College, delivering the University of Auckland Certificate in Foundations Studies
  • AUT University Certificate in Foundation Studies
  • Victoria University of Wellington Foundation Studies Programme

Vocational Colleges

  • Animation College
  • South Seas Film & Television School
  • ACG Yoobee School of Design
  • AMES – Institute of IT
  • New Zealand Management Academies (NZMA)
  • New Zealand School of Tourism (NZST)
  • New Zealand Career College (NZCC)