Aglionby House was officially opened on the 10th March 2015 by the Honourable Hekia Parata, Minister of Education on behalf of the Prime Minister, the Right Honourable John Key. The official opening was attended by over 170 guests at a cocktail function.

It will go down in our history that just over an hour before the Prime Minister was to do the official honours he was required to urgently address a national security threat on national television instead. The event went ahead with The Minister of Education Mrs Hekia Parata stepping into the role admirably and enthusiastically as she unveiled the large Hutt Valley river rock as part of the opening ceremony.

A few weeks later John Key made it out to Armstrong Downes Commercial to open it himself after previously not being able to.