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Student
Dec 8, 2021
1.8

10/10 would not recommend

Coming from a student of five years, if you are thinking about enrolling your daughter, keep in mind you will also have to enrol her into therapy. The school is a hell hole, majority of the teachers are despicable & the Students are depressed.
I’ve had a couple of amazing teachers in the art department & english department, but sadly the bad ones outweigh the good ones.
The suicide coverups, the teacher-student scandals, the straight up racism & the lack of encouragement is all but enough to send you walking the other way. If you’d like your daughter to leave high-school with a great education & her mental well-being in tact, I suggest you go somewhere else.
They will not help you if you’re being bullied or harassed. THEY DO NOT CARE. As long as their reputation is squeaky clean they could not give less of a damn about you.

I really do mean the best with this review, it really is a terrible place for a young girl to grow up in.
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Former Student
Oct 6, 2021
1.5

this school was horrible

horrible. certain teachers pick on the students and belittle them to the point where they wont show up. rowing and friends was the only thing that kept me at EGGS for nearly 2 years, deans did nothing, teachers were rude. the only good teachers i had an amazing tutor teacher, yr 10 science teacher, and yr 10 health/pe teacher and they were the only classes i was ever willing to go to, most girls at eggs tend to wag the classes alot because of these teachers.
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Student
Mar 20, 2021
3.5

Eggs

Full review

Overall, Epsom girls is definitely not the worst school on the block. It has its ups and its downs.

1. The eggs students:
There is a large variety of types of people, as long as you find your people that make you happy and motivated you’ll enjoy yourself and be motivated. The problem is the toxicity of a lot of eggs students which make this difficult to achieve, there is a lot of drama, gossip, rumour and things like that within friend groups making it not a pleasant environment. In my opinion eggs definitely has more toxicity than other schools, but that is solely the students issue.

2. Covering up incidents:
Eggs is historically one of the best schools in auckland and the school will do anything in its power to keep its name clean and out of the dirt. There have been countless incidents of extreme racism aswell as causal everyday rasims by the students, homophobia by students and teachers, teacher and student relationships, drug abuse, and suicides. All not very well known about because these things would negetivly impact the reputation of the school. I do understand it to an extent as it is important to try to keep a good image, but not to the extent that eggs has gone to completely hide everything. I would love to see some initiative from eggs and see them address issues.

3. Teachers:
There are lots of teachers who are passionate about teaching and educating the next generation to thr best of their abilities, there is also an equal number of teachers who obviously have lost their passion for this and only do the bare minimum, not even teaching, giving worksheets, not answering questions, ect. This creates a big unbalanced in learning across different subjects and makes my learning different from my friends who have different teachers which will affect my marks which I don’t think is fair. Eggs has also made thr achievement standards super, this is how they have achieved the fact that eggs has a much higher passing rate than every other school.

4. School pride:
There is a big lack of school pride. Nobody wears the correct uniform and no teachers seem to care. Most people’s first thoughts when they say they attend eggs is “I know right it’s such a bad school”
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Student
Nov 14, 2020
3.0

DONT GO TO THIS SCHOOL

I had such a terrible experience regarding our school lives. Some of the teachers are really unfriendly and they just work for their living without passion. They also lack their abilities in teaching. However, it is true that there are great teachers as well who are passionate. This shows how big the gap is between teachers, and it is only luck that gives the student a good education or not.
However, my biggest concern comes from the dean of this school. Deans pretend to solve problems of students such as bullying and harassment but end up talking back of those students with other deans and counsellors without the student's permission even though they clearly stated that it will be confidential. Therefore, they are giving lots of anxieties to students.
I hope EGGS become way better regarding these problems before I graduate.
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Former Student
Nov 14, 2020
2.7

Hope you don't go to this school.

I had attended this school back in 2017 to 2018 and was such a horrible experience. Even though my friends there was nice, teachers lose their passion and only sought for money. Not only that, deans try to be friendly but talkback on the students with counsellors. They also do not implement stuff that they say they will do. They also exaggerate how EGGS is such a great school and they only care about the school's reputation, instead of the student's wellbeing. I hope Epsom Girls' Grammar School is not like this anymore and made some improvements.
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Student
Nov 13, 2020
3.2

It’s ok

This school is ok. In terms of academics, it’s good. But really depends on what teacher you land on. Some teachers are slack off and only teach you achieved level so I had to do soo much more work and effort to get excellence but most teachers are great (for me).

I’m not happy with how they deal with bullying, racism, homophobia and shit like that though. They sweep everything under the rug and pretend nothing is going on and shut people up who tries to stand up because they don’t want their reputation damaged. They really need to get their priorities right. Like in one incidence they had a video addressing about something serious in terms of cyber bullying because a very serious incident happened but they went on saying people can’t wear the school uniform in social media posts in the same video.
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Student
Oct 28, 2020
2.9

Pros and Cons

The teachers seem to only care about some students. Other students, especially brown and black students, and LGBT students seem to fall through the cracks. They lie and threaten, and teachers have withdrawn me from MULTIPLE standards without asking me first. There are so many rich white trump supporters it's kind of funny. My girlfriend and I were holding hands in PE and someone literally punched us for being gay and I was treated so badly in PE I stopped going.
However, there are amazing activities and a lot of teachers take bullying very seriously. Some don't. The school nurses suck, but some of the school counselors are amazing.
The classes are generally calm and quiet, and we learn lots. If you have questions, the teachers answer them. There are so many students that you'll definitely find people to be friends with.
The school seems to care more about their image than the students there
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Student
Oct 18, 2020
3.3

Epsom Girls Grammar: Alright

This school has great resources and allows students to achieve great things. There are many opportunities and it’s very welcoming as a new student. Sometimes it can get a bit much, some students are very mean and there is on going subtle racism that gets shoved under the rug.
An overall alright school.
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Student
Oct 12, 2020
2.5

Eggs

Toxic people. Teachers are nice but they did t teach well during covid.
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Student
Oct 3, 2020
3.8

Epsom Girls Grammar Review - basic

Good school with nice teachers and great sporting opportunities. There is a lack of school spirit and 7 periods on a Friday is a bit tedious.
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