International Students

Welcome to Takapuna Grammar School

As the Director of International Faculty, it is my pleasure to extend a warm welcome to all international students, parents and education agents. Our school provides a unique and enriching educational experience for students from diverse cultures and linguistic backgrounds, preparing them for success in an increasingly interconnected world.

The school has a strong academic focus with two world class qualification pathways available. New Zealand’s NCEA and the International Baccalaureate are both broad learning platforms that provide excellent opportunities for students to achieve their personal best and pursue a wide range of tertiary study and career pathways.

Our teachers are highly qualified and dedicated to providing a stimulating and challenging learning environment that encourages critical thinking, problem solving and creativity.

We also place a strong emphasis on developing our students’ intercultural communication and understanding, fostering a sense of international-mindedness that prepares them for success in a globalised world. In addition to academic excellence, we offer a wide range of extracurricular activities, such as sports, arts and community service, that help our students develop well-rounded skills and interests.

Takapuna Grammar School is located in the safest area in New Zealand - Auckland’s North Shore, the school lies a 40 minute walk or five minute bus ride from the seaside village of Devonport which offers an independent movie theatre, caf├ęs and a newly completed modern library.

Auckland’s CBD is a pleasant twelve minute ferry ride from Devonport Wharf. The shopping and business hub of Takapuna is just a ten minute bus ride away. Aucklanders love to play on the stunning harbour and waters surrounding their city and because of this passion for sailing and water sports Auckland is known as the City of Sails. North Shore City claims the closest proximity to the city’s sparkling waters and is thus often referred to as the jewel in Auckland’s crown. Easily accessible from the North Shore, the wider Auckland area offers beautiful scenery and activities including bush walks, forest mountain biking tracks and surfing at the black sand, wild rugged beaches of the west coast.

We believe that your time at Takapuna Grammar School will not only be a time of learning, but also a time of growth and self-discovery. We are excited to have you join our school and we look forward to getting to know you better.

Grant Simpkins
International Director
Takapuna Grammar School

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