Notices

Recollect website launch of TGS History

Virtual Update of TGS Main Block With the TGS main block now unwrapped and the iconic building once again the centrepiece of the school, we had been planning an Open Day for our current families, our past students and our community to enable everyone to check out the “new” school. Friday 22 May 2020 was to have been the official opening of the building but due...

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NZ Wide Higher Education Virtual Careers Expo

NZ Wide Higher Education Virtual Careers Expo Date: Thursday 18th June: 12-8pm & Friday 19th June: 9-5pm Registration: https://www.mediadesignschool.com/virtual-careers-expo

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Gateway Students get a taste of working environment

This week some of our Gateway students were lucky enough to participate in a workshop run by The Get Group. The students are learning how to manage workplace relationships and incidents that may occur in a workplace. They complete their learning through theory and interactive based activities. On completion students are able to contribute effectively within a team or group, have a better...

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Blake NZ brings Virtual Reality to Year 9 Science Students

This week our Year 9s took part in a Virtual Reality Workshop run by Blake NZ. The virtual reality videos highlighted the impact that humans are having on marine ecosystems around New Zealand. The students looked at footage from The Three Kings, The Poor Knights and Mokohinau Islands and compared this with some of our polluted harbours and overfished regions of the Hauraki Gulf. The workshops...

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Writing success for Daniel Twine

Daniel Twine in year 9 has won the 13-18 year old category of the Paradox Books Lockdown Writing Competition. His poem on the theme "In ten years time" wins him a $50 Paradox books voucher and will be published in the Devonport Flagstaff. We commend Daniel for his success and look forward to seeing more of his writing in the future. In ten years time,The trees will still...

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Flashback: Korean Senior Gala Party - CAS Experience

"In the International Baccalaureate Diploma programme, exists a vital core component named “Creativity, Activity, and Service” where the purpose of it is for students to have co-curricular activities alongside their daily schedules, to be engaged in the community and develop skills and face challenges outside of class, which is one of the goals that the IB aims for - being a...

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Latest Letter to Parents & Caregivers (22.05.20)

See below the latest communication letter (22.05.20) to Parents & Caregivers from Mrs Nixon or click here to read in pdf form.

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Former pupil Emily Fan to interview Helen Clarke online

Emily Fan graduated from TGS Class of 2017 and has recently finished up her second year at Harvard University. She is currently preparing to co-host a virtual fireside conversation with Helen Clark next Saturday the 30th May at 10:30AM NZT (please see flyer below). We would like to support Emily in her ongoing tertiary studies and thought this might be something of interest to the wider...

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IB2 June Exam Timetable

IB2 June Exam Timetable can viewed below or if any problems viewing, click here.

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Covid-19: Latest Update (13/05/20)

Please find below the link to the latest information sent to parents and caregivers. Newsletter 13.5.2020 Warm Regards Mary NixonPrincipalTGS

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Les Miserables makes the TVNZ News!

Known for our TGS school productions that bring the community together, we were excited to round out the TVNZ News over the weekend representing the cancellation of school performances during this unique time in history and share excerpts from our cancelled 2020 school show Les Miserables! Click the link here to view the TVNZ News story...

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Casual Vacancy for an elected Trustee

A casual vacancy has occurred on the board of trustees for an elected parent representative. The board has resolved under section 105 of the Education Act 1989 to fill the vacancy by selection. If ten percent or more of eligible voters on the school roll ask the board, within 28 days of this notice being published, to hold a by-election to fill the vacancy, then a by-election will be held....

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Updated Remote Learning Guides for Students and Parents (15/04)

Please find attached the updated Remote Learning Guides for both Students and Parents. Remote Learning Guide for Students (15/04) Remote Learning Guide for Parents (15/04) 

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Covid-19: Latest Update (09/04/20) #4

Dear Parents, Caregivers and Students I want to wish you all a Happy Easter weekend, though it is a very different kind of holiday this year. I trust you have managed to have some relaxation and fun in the first term holidays even with the short notice and the difficult circumstances we are facing. School commences again next Wednesday 15 April in remote teaching and...

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Emergency Contact during the school closed period

If you urgently need to contact anyone from the Senior Leadership Team during the school closed period, Deputy Principal Brian Wynn can be reached via email on [email protected] or on mobile 021502685.

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Photolife Online Ordering

Individual and form class photographs are now available online. During form class, you will have received an Online slip with your unique Photo Access Key or code and instructions to view and order your photographs online.  If you place your order by Sunday, 5 April 2020, you will receive free delivery.  Photos come back to the school and you bring this home. Any orders placed...

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Global links with IB school in UK

Year 12 Tū Tangata students Monty Rose, Finn Barrett and Hugo Doughty were interviewed by Rex, an International Baccalaureate student from Hockerill College in the UK as part of her project looking at cultural appropriation of Māori culture. As part of her Social Anthropology assessment, Rex talked with the TGS students via Skype about ethnicity and identity, using and the teaching of te...

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Excellence Assembly - celebrating our elite academics...

On Wednesday 13th February we held our Excellence Assembly in Te Poho where we celebrated our successful students who achieved at the highest level in their NCEA or IB courses in 2019. Almost 200 students came across the stage to receive either an academic badge (Year 12) or academic tie (Year 13). These students all achieved an excellent endorsement in NCEA Level 1 or 2 in 2019....

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2020 Prefects Assembly

Today we officially congratulated our 2020 Prefects with their badge and tie presentation ceremony. Great to see so many proud parents up the the front celebrating this wonderful occasion with the school. We congratulate these students and their families on this fantastic achievement that they will look back on with pride in many years to come. The 2020 Prefects are: Jake Avram (Head...

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Workbook Purchase Timetable and Pricing Information

Please see below the timetable for when students can go collect their workbooks from the Old Gym and also some additional information about what they will be receiving and the cost. For a more detailed breakdown of what each year level requires, please click here for pricing and details.

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Coronavirus Information for Parents and Caregivers 17.03.20

Please find below the latest information (17.03.20) about the Coronavirus (in consultation with the Ministry of Education) and its possible implications on our school, students and staff. If having trouble viewing the letter above, please click on pdf link below;Coronavirus Letter (17.03.20) to Parents/Caregivers

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Powhiri to welcome our new Te Reo and Tikanga Māori teacher - William Catterall

First day of the year with our senior Year 12 & 13 students at an assembly to welcome our new Te Reo and Tikanga Māori teacher - William Catterall, another former student of Takapuna Grammar School who has close ties with the local community. Te Poho Hall was alive and roaring with the beautiful sounds of the conch, waiata's, haka's and then the warmth of welcoming back whanau...

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International Baccalaureate students deliver great results

We have had another year of successes in the IB department as reflected in our students’ results. The IB teachers are to be congratulated for their hard work and support of the students over the past two years. Our 2019 cohort worked solidly for Years 12 and 13 to complete the Diploma Programme showing perseverance and enthusiasm for their studies. In addition to their academic subjects,...

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TGS Rowers bring home medal haul at NI Club Champs

Congratulations to all of our crew members and coaches who competed down at Lake Karapiro over the last weekend of January at the North Island Club Championships. In the sweltering heat we had one of our most successful regattas ever with 17 A finals, winning 36 medals in total (4 first place crews and North Island Championship titles, 6 second place crews and 1 third place crew) and...

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2019 NCEA and IB results

By now all students should of received their NCEA and IB academic results for 2019. If you have any questions about this please contact Deputy Principal Mr Will Scovell at [email protected] for further information.

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Term 1 Parent Teacher Interviews now cancelled

***UPDATE: On Monday the 16th of March our Senior Leadership team met to plan our approach to the current situation we face with COVID-19. One outcome from this meeting is that we have decided to cancel the Junior and Senior parent interviews for this term. These evenings attract a large number of parents and a lot of close contact conversations. We believe it is in the best interests of...

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Senior Science whiz kids excel at Otago Uni Quiz

Congratulations to three of our students for their results in the recent Otago University senior Science quiz. Michael Walker won a Merit award, Mayzie Mortimer won a Merit award and Andrew Crotty who came second place out of all Year 11 students nationally. Well done Andrew, a huge achievement!

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Senior Science whiz kids excel at Otago Uni Quiz

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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