international baccalaureate

Takapuna Grammar School has now been granted by the International Baccalaureate Organization the status of an IB World School.

This is the first time a New Zealand state secondary school has achieved this. The school will be delivering the IB Diploma programme from 2013.
It is available to both local and international students.  For addition information on the programme see the download below or email the IB Coordinator.

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Click on the download below for information about the programme.


International Baccalaureate

IB Diploma Programme students study six courses, 3 at higher level (HL) and 3 at standard level (SL). Students must choose one subject from each of groups 1 to 5, thus ensuring breadth of experience in languages, social studies, the experimental sciences and mathematics. The sixth subject may be an arts subject chosen from group 6, or the student may choose another subject from groups 2 to 5.

In addition all students participate in all three parts of the core: The Extended Essay, Theory of Knowledge and Creativity, Action and Service. These are compulsory, and are central to the philosophy of the Diploma and to the Learner Profile.
Details of the subjects that will be available at Year 12 level are in the 2014 IB Handbook download below:


The Chinese First Language International Baccalaureate Diploma Class

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Principals NCEA/IB Presentation

Principals Presentation

TGS Principal Simon Lamb discusses the new IB programme at Takapuna Grammar School which is available to Year 12 students from 2013.


TGS presentation by the IB Co-ordinator and Parent whose son successfully completed the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme.


Principal interviews former IB student

An interview of a student from Kristin School, Carla Boniolo, who successfully completed the Diploma Programme in 2011

IB Learner Profile

Connect to the IB and Connect to the World

What is an IB education