Our Impact


An analysis of our academic results demonstrate the extent to which the InZone opportunity is acting as a circuit-breaker for our students.

Our academic results are consistently above national benchmarks for Maori and Pasifika .

In 2017 combined average InZone student performance across the four qualifications we monitor (UE, L3, L2, L1) was 13% ahead of the national figures for Maori and consistent with the national average (all ethnicities).

In addition, 91% of our InZone Māori Boys and 100% of Māori Girls achieved NCEA Level 2 – this compares to 77% for Māori nationally and 92 % of InZone Pasifika students achieved NCEA Level 2 – compared to 73 % nationally.1

(Note 1: Boys’ and national figures are a five-year average, 2012-16. Girls’ figures are for 2016).

2018 was a successful year academically for our students with several crossing the stage at Auckland Grammar School an Epson Girls Grammar senior prize giving.  Prizes awarded include:

Epsom Girls Grammar

  • Prize for Service to Te Reo Korero and highly recommended in Physical Health Programme
  • Prize for Biology
  • University of Otago Performance Entrance Scholarship
  • Distinction in Te Reo Māori
  • Distinction in Sports Science

Auckland Grammar School

  • One first in class, two second in class and 1 third in class across Forms 3-7
  • Award for Poutaki reo Māori / Top Te Reo Māori speaker in the school
  • Kairangi Haka award for Excellence displayed in kapa haka
  • Ricky Kumar Memorial Award for Biology
  • University of Otago Māori Entrance Scholarship
  • University of Auckland Keystone Scholarship
  • Certificates in Classical Studies and Biology (Class 7C1)
  • Certificates in Biology, Chemistry, Physics (Class 6C1)
  • Certificate in Career Studies (Class 5O)
  • Certificate in Te Reo Māori (Class 3K)


A number of InZone students have been selected for leadership roles in their schools.

To date eight InZone students have been appointed as Auckland Grammar School prefects, including two Senior Prefects, and many others have had sporting and cultural leadership roles.  In 2018 and InZone girls were chosen to be Student Captains of four sporting codes in Triathlon, Touch Rugby, Athletics and Volleyball.  To our delight, an InZone girl was selected as Deputy Head Girl of Epsom Girls Grammar for 2019.


 Heremaia Murray and Nikau Reti-Beazley 2017 prefects at AGS


We encourage and support the sporting activities of our students.  The vast majority of our students are active participants in sporting activities both at school and beyond. This is encouraged and facilitated by InZone as an important contributor to student wellbeing and social cohesion.

Stand out sports achievements so far in 2018 are:

  • One girl selected member of the NZ U19 Lacrosse Team
  • One girl selected in NZ Secondary School Netball and 2018 AMNISS (Aotearoa Maori Netball International Schoolgirls’ Squad).
  • Three girls EGGS Premier Netball Team – 2018 Auckland Secondary Champions
  • One boy selected NZ U16 Boys Touch team
  • One boy was a member of the Under 17 Auckland rugby squad
  • Two boys in the AGS First XV rugby team
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Jade Panoho. member NZ U19 Lacrosse Team

Giving back

Our InZone students are expected to give back by volunteering within the community – come examples of how they give back are:

  • Both the boys and girls have volunteered making lunches at part of the “buy one-give one” programme run by “Eat my Lunch” for schools.
  • All students supported the 2018 NRL Indigenous Day hosted by the NZ Warriors. We performed two waiata and haka as part of the pre-match entertainment.
  • All boys were involved in the Auckland Grammar School Tree planting day held in 2018 where trees were planted within the Auckland area in Auckland Council reserve designated areas.
Kids Planting
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