International Students

Enrolment Process

2023 and beyond

Students wanting to start Jan 2023 should apply to TGS in August and start visa application 3 months prior to arrival, i.e October. For the remainder of the year students should apply to TGS at least 4 months prior to the intended start date and start visa application online 3 months prior to start date.

Application process

We require an application form, copy of passport and 2 recent school transcripts. Next step is to do a virtual interview in which students will be asked basic English questions to assess if students can understand English and we can understand the student. The final step is we will provide a placement offer and invoice with the date due for payment.


We do have homestays available and if required we need a letter from the student telling us about themselves.

Pre arrival

We will provide information relevant to placement to student, or family, or agent, or school.


The school will provide an orientation which will include a safety brief, school computer set up, stationary, uniform and other information associated with the start of school at TGS. Students should plan to arrive 2 – 3 days prior to starting at the school.


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Takapuna Grammar School welcomes applications from students at all levels to become international students. At present there are students from throughout the world studying at the school. They come for a first class education and also to take advantage of the other sporting and cultural opportunities that Takapuna Grammar School offers.

The school has:

  • A long tradition of first class academic results
  • A superb geographical setting and grounds
  • Excellent facilities for sports and cultural pursuits
  • Easy access to downtown Auckland City
  • Quality homestays in an area of Auckland known for its safe environment 
  • An international department which provides a full range of pastoral support

Whanau means Family...

Homestay Accommodation

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Host Families Required

Are you interested in hosting one of our International Students? We have students both long-term and short-term requiring kind, caring host families. For further information please contact [email protected] or telephone +64 9 489 4167 extension 9226. 

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