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Ad Augusta News - Term 1

To read about everything that's been happening in our busy Term 1 so far this year, click here to view our latest News. Or click here to view our Newsletter Archives. 

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House Chalk Drawing Competition

The inaugural house chalk-drawing competition was held on Friday 12th April the last day of term 1. Each house was asked to nominate 8 artists and they were given a box of chalk, in their house colour. The house artists had to create an image which represented the spirit of their house's meaning. The winners were Wana and Mana, first equal, with Wehi third. Thanks to Mr Potter and...

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Business is booming on TGS Market Day

On Wednesday 10 April, TGS Business and Enterprise Department had their annual market day held in Te Poho during lunch. The hall was packed with students and staff racing around grabbing themselves new, innovative, and quality bargains! There were stalls from Year 10 Social Studies classes, Level 1 Business Studies and Year 13 ‘YES’ companies. This was a great opportunity for the...

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Careers / Tertiary Evening - Thursday 16th May

University staff and vocational providers will be available in the Te Poho School Hall between 6-8pm to answer all your queries about tertiary education. This evening is suitable for Year 12-13 students and parents. There will be no formal presentation. We hope to see you all there. For any more details please contact Diane Cameron via email or by phone on 09 489 4167 ext 9242. Or for...

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Anzac Day Dusk Service

On Thursday 25th April the Ex-Pupils association will be hosting the annual Anzac Day Dusk Service in the Ex-Pupils Library from 5:30pm. The commemoration is open to everyone and will be followed by a light supper.

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Photolife - Online Ordering of Photos

Takapuna Grammar School individual and form class photographs are now available for you to view and order online with PhotoLife Studios. Your son or daughter has been given a slip to bring home with their unique Photo Access Key or code detailed on it. This code will display all the photographs of your child. It is then an easy process for you to shop on-line and purchase the photographs...

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Mufti Day - Tuesday 9th April

Calling on all students to wear Red and Black in support of both the annual nationwide RSA Poppy Appeal (12th April) and Anzac Day commemorations happening during the term break holidays on the 25th April. The theme for Poppy Day is 'We Are All Family - He whānau ko tahi tātou'. All donations will be given to our local RSA members, and Prefects will be handing out poppies on the...

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Congratulations to Evan Williams - Silver at Maadi Cup!

Evan Williams has again medalled at a major rowing event, this time a Silver in the Boys U17 Single Sculls on the biggest stage - the Maadi Cup Nationals being held on Lake Karapiro. To watch Evan receive his medal on the dais,click here to the TGS Rowing Clubs Facebook page.

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PTA AGM - Tuesday 2nd April, 7pm, TGS Ex-Pupils Library

For more details about this or any PTA related matters, please email [email protected] or visithttps://takapuna.school.nz/pta/ Alternatively you can keep up to date by following their Facebook page athttps://www.facebook.com/Takapuna-Grammar-School-PTA-369586334254/

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Congratulations 2019 Student BOT Representative - Tayla Wheeler

The votes have been counted from our returning officer who is happy to announce that the 2019 Student Representative on the Board of Trustees is.... Tayla Wheeler! To learn more about our Board of Trustees and their backgrounds, please visit https://takapuna.school.nz/board-of-trustees/

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Mihi whakatau to welcome our new HOD of Te Reo and Tikanga Māori - Ngahuia Ormsby

Takapuna Grammar School Tū Tangata students and prefects warmly welcomed (mihi whakatau) our new HOD of Te Reo and Tikanga Māori - Mrs Ngahuia Ormsby and her whanau on the steps of Te Poho (school hall). Whaea Ngahuia was born in the Waikato and has been brought up in Ngāruawāhia and has close connections to her local marae. Students and staff look forward to her commencing classes on...

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International Food Market - Friday 15th March

Attention Students, come along and enjoy delicious food from around the world this Friday the 15th March at Lunchtime. Food stalls will be set up around the Student Services Courtyard grassed area next to tuck shop. Cash only. First in first served! Hope to see you there.

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Congratulations to Evan Williams - North Island U17 Single Sculls Champion

Our TGS Rowing team have returned home from competing at the AON North Island Secondary School Championships down at Lake Karapiro gaining 2 medals in the A Finals of the U17 Sculls Single (Evan Williams = Gold) and the Double (Evan and Jacob Davey = Silver). For video footage of the medal ceremonies and all the other results of our rowers, click on the TGS Rowing Facebook page here.

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USA Art Trip 2020 Info Evening - Tuesday 12th March

We are very happy to inform you of our plan to return to the USA in 2020 for our biannual Art tour of the wonderful art museums of America! Our itinerary will include art museums, guided tours and free time to experience a cultural adventure of Washington DC, New York City and Los Angeles. Some highlights are: National Gallery Of Art, Hirshhorn Museum, The MET, MOMA, Guggenhiem Museum, The...

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Obituary

It is with great sadness that we share with you the recent passing of Pauline Cheng, after a short illness. Pauline was a much loved and respected member of our school whanau. She worked as receptionist for Student Services for 26 years and touched the lives of many students, families and staff during that time, as well as many people in the wider community. She will be remembered for...

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Congratulations Riley Mudford on 156 for the 1st XI

Auckland Cricket has acknowledged 1st XI batter Riley Mudfords 156 off 97 balls and Zak Beaumont taking 5/12 last weekend on its roll of honour. Click here to view it, or for a more in depth report from the game on Riley's blockbusting innings follow our fantastically scripted 'Takapuna Grammar School Cricket' Facebook page here, some fantastic summer reading!

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Prefects and Scholarship recipients honoured at special award assembly

On Thursday we held a special assembly in Te Poho Hall where we presented all of our 2019 Prefects their ties and badges followed by a special presentation to our 2018 University Scholarship recipients in front of their proud parents and former teachers and peers. Congratulations to all these recipients who continue to set the bar high for the next generation of students to maintain over the...

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Korean Lunar New Year Senior Gala Party

On Saturday 16th of February, Takapuna Grammar School were fortunate enough to host the Annual Korean Lunar New Year’s Senior Gala Party, along with the Hi Well Trust group. There were at least 400 attendees including the Korean Chairperson, Auckland Mayor Phil Goff, veterans who participated in the Korean war and our school principal, Mary Nixon. The attendees were...

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Chinese Lunar New Year at TGS!

This year our International Department created a new event in the Term 1 calendar to celebrate the Chinese/Lunar New Year which took place on Friday the 8th of February in the new student services courtyard during lunchtime. The walk up crowd were entertained with live dancing and signing performances, food stalls offering authentic Asian food such as fried dumplings, rice paper spring rolls...

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Excellence Endorsement Awards Presentation Ceremony

We recently held a special assembly for all Year 12 and 13 students to celebrate and acknowledge students who achieved an Excellence Endorsement in Level 1 and 2 in 2018 or who achieved Excellence in Year 1 IB. We had close to 200 students across the two cohorts receive an excellence endorsement. This was a wonderful achievement by the students and an acknowledgment of all of the hard...

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Board of Trustees Student Representative Elections

Nominations are invited for the election of one student representative to the Board of Trustees.  A nomination form and a copy of this notice are available to all eligible voters on the student roll. (Both people being nominated and the nominators must be current students from Year 9 or above. Eligible students may nominate themselves. Any full-time student in Year 9 and above and aged...

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Rebuilding our Heritage brick by brick

To hear the latest on our exciting building upgrades, read our article in the latest Channel Magazine attached below...

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Sports Information Evening - Thurs 14th February

Students, parents and caregivers are encouraged to attend our annual Sports Muster Evening in Te Poho on Thursday 14 February. Drop in anytime from 4.00pm until 7.00pm to learn more about, and sign up for some of the many codes available. Please click here for further information about our sports programme.

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Our Year 9's have arrived for 2019!

On Wednesday the 30th January we welcomed our new whanau - the Year 9's, International Students and Staff to Takapuna Grammar School into Te Poho "the heart of the lion" School Hall with a traditional Powhiri and speeches from our Board of Trustee's Whanau Representative Mark Te Kani and Principal Mary Nixon. Click here for a short video of the Powhiri.

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2019 Term Dates

See below or click here to view all term dates for 2019

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Uniform and Stationery Shop Hours

Hours for Parents and Caregivers Monday to Thursday, 8.30am to 9.00am and 2.30pm to 3.00pm Friday = Closed Hours for Students Monday to Thursday, 8.30am - 8.45am (before school) 11.00am - 11.25am (interval) 1.25pm - 2.05pm (lunch) Friday = Closed To view more information about Uniform and Stationery, please click here, or click here...

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Former Head Girl Mattea Mrkusic awarded Rhodes Scholarship

We are proud to announce that former Head Girl Mattea Mrkusic has been awarded a New Zealand 2019 Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford University. Mattea was a student here from 2008 to 2012 and credited former teachers Mr and Mrs Holding and Mr Eichblatt as mentors and advocates for her during her time here. To read more about what Mattea has been up to with her tertiary studies click...

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Ex-pupil Stephan Grabowski makes Auckland University top 40 list

The University of Auckland has released its annual list of 40 exceptional graduates under the age of 40. We are pleased to advise that one of these outstanding individuals is a former pupil of ours here at Takapuna Grammar School: Stephan Grabowski. Stephan was recognised for his role as the COO for KOKO Networks, an African company which supplies safe and clean cooking...

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TGS Broadway Squad presents "Seussical JR"

After an amazing weekend at the NZ Junior Theatre Celebration (even taking home Excellence in Music!) it's Show Week for our TGS Broadway Squad: 5 family-friendly shows of SEUSSICAL JR to enjoy. All tickets just $10 each at the door (Performing Arts Department)...don't miss out! See flyer below for dates and times...

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2018 Dux, Proxime Accessit and Spooner Cup Award winners

Congratulations to our 2018 Dux Kate Lee and Proxime Accessit Louise Wigram. The school would like to acknowledge all the hard work and effort you have put in this year to achieve these prestigious awards. Also special congratulations to Nelly Farmiloe for winning the Spooner Cup for Year 13 School Spirit.  For a full list of all our prize winners, please click here for Special and...

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TGS Prefects for 2019

The Takapuna Grammar Senior Leadership Team is proud to announce the elected Prefects for 2019 are: Ethan Dawes - Head BoyCarina Oliver - Head GirlVolkan Ozyurteri - Deputy Head BoyNadia Veljanovska - Deputy Head GirlEthan AlicalasRoss AllottMatt BrowningBrittany CassinAngus CochraneMontana CooperPatience DavisGiorgia DoughtyJoshua DownsNina EdgarJack FeatherstoneBen...

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Student Film Showcase - view them all here online

The annual celebration of production work in Media Studies took place in the school library on Thursday 25th October and was a roaring success. If you're interested in seeing the playlist of films for the event, it is now available on the Media Studies You Tube channel, check out the link here. The winners of the People's Choice Awards were: Best Music Video - Milo Brown, Oscar Garcia...

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Annual Media Studies student films showcase - Thursday 25 October

This Thursday 25th October school the library is hosting "TGS ON Screen 2018", the annual showcase of Media Studies production work.  The event starts at 6:30pm in the School Library and will last about 90 minutes. The line-up for the evening is attached below if you want to see who cut the mustard this year. Hope to see you there!

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TGS Senior Prizegiving - Wednesday 31st October

Takapuna Grammar Senior Prizegiving 2018 will be held at the Bruce Mason Centre in Takapuna on Wednesday 31 October commencing at 1.00 pm. It will be attended by all students in Years 11, 12 and 13. The prizegiving is a celebration of students who reach personal excellence in a wide range of academic, cultural, sporting and leadership areas. It is the most formal occasion of the year....

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Year 13 Leavers' Event - Tuesday 4th December

Year 13 Leavers’ Event - Tuesday 4th December 5.00-7.00pm, Maritime room, Viaduct. Click here for more details about the venue. Parents welcome, finger food provided - $40 per ticket. Tickets on sale from Wed 24 Oct -Tue 30 Oct, lunchtime only. Cash and cheque payments please go to SL92, EFTPOS payments to be made via the Finance office.

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NZ Engineering Science Competition results

Mathematicians apply their knowledge In Term 3 last year, 29 senior mathematicians gathered in the Science area at 9:30am to compete in the annual Next Top Engineering Scientist Competition. They were waiting for Auckland University’s Department of Engineering Science to release the question they would spend the next 8 hours trying to solve. Over 200 teams from across New Zealand take...

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New Courtyard outside Student Services Centre

Summer's arrived early this year, just in time for our newly built terraced courtyard located behind the Student Services Centre, under the Library and conveniently next to the ever popular tuckshop. A big thank you to our always supportive PTA Committee whose endless fundraising of their popular Taste of Takapuna Cookbooks has resulted in a significant contribution towards this now...

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IB Awards Night - Thursday 18 October

Thursday 18 October Te Poho School Hall 4:45pm for 5:00pm start Prizegiving followed by light refreshments

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Musical Theatre: Trinity College London = Results 2018

Another year of incredible results from our 2018 Trinity College London: Musical Theatre Examinations. Further details below... Grade 6 Group 11 (Aidan Allen, Tess Erskine, Kazim Khan, Michael Self ): 86/100 DISTINCTION Group 10 (Alice Cawley, Anya Christiansen, Tausala Faulalo): 85/100 DISTINCTION Group 9: (Emily Chadderton, Ella Morrison, Orlando Tyson): 88/100...

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