90th school reunion

We warmly invite you to celebrate 90 years of Takapuna Grammar School in our community!  We have a wonderful selection of activities planned for Labour Weekend 2017.

All former pupils, staff, associates and friends of the school are invited to register to attend the celebration weekend.  You can pay for registration fees, dinner tickets, memorabilia and any donations by credit card (VISA / MasterCard) or direct bank transfer and cheque.  Note if paying by bank transfer or cheque use the “please invoice me” option when you reach the payment section of the form.

A non-refundable registration fee is charged for each attendee, which will allow us to offer the bulk of activities free of charge.  We are offering an early bird option i.e. pay only $20 before 30 June 2017 and save $10.  Standard registration of $30 applies after 30 June 2017.  Extra partner tickets can be purchased within your initial registration. 

Once you have registered, you will receive regular communication and updates regarding the reunion celebrations plus an electronic copy of the TGS magazine Ad Augusta.  We will also post regular lists of registered attendees so you can see who is coming along.  Everyone who registers also receives a complimentary drinks token for the Welcome Function on Friday 20 October, plus a souvenir name badge and lanyard.




Registration Fee:                $20 (before 30 June 2017) includes official name badge and lanyard, plus x1 free drink at the Welcome Friends of TGS Function on Friday 20th October

                                                N.B After 30 June 2017 the standard $30 registration fee will apply.


Gala Dinner:                        $95 – includes sumptuous meal, spot prizes, entertainment.  Bookings essential – there are no door sales.  Initial registrants can also book extra tickets for partners, etc.









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20 October     

Saturday 21 October

Sunday 22 October






Registration Open



Afternoon Tea in Library for Senior ex-pupils (attended school up to 1950’s)

Registration Open

Registration Open



Mihi Whakatau and Official Welcome


A Service of Thanksgiving

held in Library




Group Photos in Hall

(timetable TBC)

Sports showcase



Open School


“TGS Through the Years” performances


Our School Today showcase



Past and present pupils’ exhibition games










Welcome Friends of TGS Function

Cash Bar and canapes served at locations around the school


Official Reunion Gala Dinner

Held at North Harbour Stadium

(ticketed event)


Past and present staff BBQ





Friday 20th October

Registration will be open from midday and we will begin the reunion celebrations with a Welcome Friends of TGS Function to be held at various locations on the school grounds.  We will host this function in four areas where cash bars will operate and complimentary canapes offered – you are welcome to frequent all areas, which will be split into 1920s – 1940s / 1950s – 1960s / 1970s – 1980s / 1990s – 2016 leavers.  Reconnect with classmates and teachers, share memories and enjoy many laughs.  Please note this event is R18 as alcohol is being served.  In addition, a special afternoon tea will be held at school for our senior ex-pupils (those who attended TGS prior to 1959) in the Library from 2pm – 4pm.


Saturday 21st October


Official Welcome and Mihi Whakatau (no charge) at TGS Hall 10am – 11am


Official Photos in the TGS Hall 11.30am – 1pm

Timetable of photo sessions will be finalised early October 2017 and sent to all registered attendees based on your final year of attendance.  Photo orders and payments can be placed directly with photographer on the day.


Our School Today (no charge) in the Ralph Roberts Centre, Tech Block and Library 1pm – 5pm

Current students showcasing the modern learning environment – see live demonstrations of how technology is enhancing learning in dance, drama, music, art, digital visual communications, science, fashion design, food technology, etc.

 “TGS Through the Years” (no charge) in the Performing Arts Centre and TGS Hall, 1pm – 5pm.  A celebration of current students’ performing arts talent.


Official Reunion Dinner ($95 per person, Cash bar available) at North Harbour Stadium, 7pm – 10pm

Enjoy a sumptuous meal and some light entertainment, spot prizes and many a good laugh.


Sunday 22nd October

A Service of Thanksgiving of Past and Present (gold coin donation) 9.30am – 10.30am in the TGS Library


Concert Showcase with special guests (free) 11am – 12 noon


TGS Sporting Showcase – come and participate or cheer from the side-line 12 noon – 3pm


Previous and Current Staff Barbeque ($15 per person) at 6 pm

Inviting all previous and present staff to come and reflect on their time at TGS

Contact r.holding@takapuna.school.nz if you would like to attend this function.


TGS Reunion Merchandise

Can be purchased on line and all items must be collected from The Uniform Shop in the main block between 10am and 2pm Saturday and Sunday – N.B. items will not be posted out.


·         Taste of Takapuna Cookbook          $15 (full of wonderful recipes from ex pupils, parents, staff)

·         TGS Scarf                                            $25 (TGS gold and blue striped scarf)

·         TGS Umbrella                                     $25 (TGS branded large sports umbrella)


Additional Information

The 90th Reunion TGS Café will be open for cash sales throughout the weekend, serving an appetising selection of light food and beverages whilst providing guests with an informal place to catch up with friends. The TGS Tuck Shop will also be open for cash sales to provide both substantial and lighter meal options.  The whole school will be open with current students and prefects on hand to demonstrate and interact with you on how their school is today.  The Art department will host an exhibition of current student works and the performing arts department will showcase drama, dance, music and choir groups.


Share Your Memories

We would be delighted to hear from you – feel free to send us memories, photos, video clips and if you would like to donate any memorabilia, please contact us reunion2017@takapuna.school.nz.  Over the next few years we will be working towards producing an official centennial handbook for the centennial celebrations taking place in 2027.


Donations and Bequeaths to Takapuna Grammar School

We trust that some people might want to contribute a donation in our 90th year to improve aspects of our school.  Donations would be gratefully received for a list of projects, small and large, that we have set aside for this purpose. Making a provision for a gift/bequest in your will can be a unique way of reflecting your own interests, passion and vision for our school’s future success in such areas as Academic, Sporting, Performing Arts and Visual Arts.  Your gift will enable Takapuna Grammar School to pursue and achieve excellence in an area of scholarship or facilities that may not be otherwise possible.  As you will know, we have undertaken a restructuring of our school hall and enhancements to surrounding buildings and meeting zones. In addition, we are keen to create multi-functional meeting places for all students, staff and visitors to enjoy, plus we are working towards producing new honour boards, trophy and memorabilia cabinets to showcase our history, as we work towards our centennial in 2027.  All of these facilities can only be achieved by fundraising.  Should you wish, we would be delighted to assist you in defining how Takapuna Grammar School would apply your bequest to reflect what is important to you. Your generosity and support would be very much appreciated.  Please feel free to contact us: reunion2017@takapuna.school.nz

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Disclaimer – Takapuna Grammar School and the volunteer organising committee of the 90th Reunion do not accept any responsibility for injury to any persons or loss or theft of possessions whilst attending this event.  We recommend that you keep your belongings with you at all times.

Note: Lost and found station for items and people will operate in the school office from 10am – 2pm each day.


Takapuna Grammar School Alumni

All past pupils and staff of Takapuna Grammar School, including those who are unable to join the reunion in 2017, are warmly welcomed to register for our Alumni network. We will endeavour to maintain close links with you via the TGS website, our regular Grammar Link newsletters, the school newsletter Ad Augusta and the recently created Takapuna Grammar School Alumni Facebook page.  If you have any news about past pupils and teachers, or memories of your time at TGS, please let us know so we can share it with others. This is a great opportunity to catch up and find out what you’ve all been up to. Please help us to stay in touch by entering your contact details here and remember to e-mail reunion2017@takapuna.school.nz , if you need to update any of your contact details. 

If you have questions about the 90th Reunion – contact us reunion2017@takapuna.school.nz

We look forward to welcoming you to our 90 year celebration of Takapuna Grammar School in the community.