Notices

Market Day 2021

A rainy lunchtime on Wednesday 14th of April was brightened up with the Market Day that was held in Te Poho School Hall at lunchtime. Students had completed a business activity that meant they worked in groups to ideate and then produce and deliver a product to sell to their school community. There was a great deal of innovation in the range of goods on sale. We had candles, painted vinyl...

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MOE Accord Teacher Only Day - Thursday 13 May

The Ministry of Education has allocated Accord Days by region to secondary schools to allow staff to support the implementation of changes to NCEA, and wider strengthening of curriculum, progress and achievement practice. The first day for the Auckland region is during the second week ofTerm 2 - Thursday 13 May The other Accord days for the Auckland region are: Term 3 - Tuesday 10...

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2021 Readers Cup Winners

Last Friday the TGS Library hosted the school's annual Year 9 Readers' Cup. Eight teams of competing students had to answer quiz questions on a series of short stories they had been hard at work reading and studying prior to the competition.  Third place went to Kaia Schneebeli, Zara Ahmed, Isobel Johnston and Peach Jacobson (30/50 points); second to Lilah Furlong, Pippa Edwards, Libby...

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Inaugural North Harbour Head Prefects Conference

On Wednesday 8th May over 60 Head Prefects from all the schools in the North Harbour region came to Takapuna Grammar School for a Head Prefect Conference. The morning gave everyone the opportunity to learn about each other's schools and take ideas that we can be implemented in their own schools. The students also looked at some of the biggest issues schools face at the moment and how the...

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Upcoming Term 2 Start & Finish Dates

Term 2 Monday 3rd May 8.40am – Friday 9th July 3.05pm

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Anzac Day Dusk Service - Sunday 25 April

Takapuna Grammar School Ex-Pupils’ Association is holding the annual Anzac Day Dusk Service on Sunday 25 April from 5.30pm in the Ex- Pupils’ Library in the Ralph Roberts Centre here at TGS. If you would like to attend please RSVP to [email protected] or at reception on 09 489 4167

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L2 Geography Field Trip - Tongariro National Park

On Saturday 27th March, Level 2 Geography students embarked on an adventure to Tongariro National Park. On this four day field trip, students first endured the 19.4km long, world famous Tongariro crossing. We were lucky that the conditions on the Sunday were perfect to complete this day walk with little wind, a few glimpses of bluebird skies and no rain. Completing the crossing gave students...

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Summer Sports Tournament Week results

2021 Summer Sports Tournament overview from Sports Director Jenna Murie... Rowing The annual NZ Nationals MAADI Cup was held at Lake Karapiro last week. With 42 TGS students racing over 6 days, the club showed the rest of the country what Taka PRIDE means winning 2 silver medals, 2 gold medals (2 national titles), coming 6th overall in the country and placed as the 2nd co-ed...

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TGS Athletics team places well at the NH Zone Day

Takapuna Grammar School had 20 athletes competing in the annual North Harbour Athletics Zone Day. Though all our athletes competed well, the following students managed to place top 3: Kate Hallie- 1st Junior Shot Put, 2nd Junior Discus Sascha Leticia- 2nd Intermediate 800m and 2nd Intermediate 1500m Jodie Nash- 1st Intermediate 1500m Ava Shaw- 3rd Long Jump and finals for 400m We...

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Janayah Wadsworth accepted into The Brit School for Music Study

Congratulations to Year 12 Janayah Wadsworth for being accepted into The BRIT School London – one of the leading Performing and creative arts schools in the UK. Janayah will be studying music with focus on vocals starting in September 2021. Famous alumni from the school include Adele, Jessie J and Amy Winehouse. The highly selective audition process involved three tiers over 3 months...

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Ultimate Frisbee Auckland Championships Results

Takapuna Grammar had two teams enter the Auckland Outdoor Ultimate Frisbee Championships on Sunday 14th March at Bruce Pulman Park. The Premier Boys team started well winning all their 6 pool games. They then won their semis final against Westlake 8-4. Sadly they lost in the final 8-4 after missing a few catches and opportunities in the in zone. However, 2nd place in Auckland is a...

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Parent Teacher Interviews

Takapuna Grammar School values the connection between student, whanau and teacher. To strengthen these relationships, we invite our parents/caregivers and students to our Parent Teacher Interviews. There are four parent interviews throughout the year, two per year level. Junior Parent Interviews: Thursday 26 August 3.00pm to 7.00pm Senior Parent Interviews:...

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International Baccalaureate scholar Aislin Wells

Takapuna Grammar School is proud of our 2020 International Baccalaureate scholar, Aislin Wells, who passed the Diploma with a total score of 42 of a possible 45 points. This places her in the top 4% of IB students internationally. Aislin’s result was celebrated at the Top Scholar Awards ceremony in February at Diocesan School for Girls along with other IB students in New Zealand who...

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Parent and Caregiver Contact Details on KAMAR

Under the current covid situation we ask Parents and caregivers to check their contact details are up to date in KAMAR. Please click here to go to the KAMAR web portal. Sign in with the login information that has been emailed to you previously, then click on Details. Please check the details under the "Caregiver Details" tab and make any necessary changes. If you require...

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Liam Vogel smashes Olympians swim records!

Congratulations to Year 9 Liam Vogel who broke four out of the six junior boys swimming records this week! The other two records are still held by former Olympic Swimmer and Kayaker Stephen Ferguson who is a current grinder in Team New Zealand and son to Olympic Gold medalist and legend Ian Ferguson. Liam broke the following long standing records; Junior Boys 2 lengths Freestyle...

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2021 Prefects Assembly

On Wednesday the 24th of February the school officially congratulated the selected Prefects for 2021. Parents were invited to witness the occasion of them receiving their ties and badges up on stage in Te Poho Hall. The parents and prefects were then welcomed into the staff room for morning tea hosted by Mary Nixon. It was great to see so many former students back on the school grounds...

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2021 House Athletics Relay winners = Ihi

On Thursday the 18th of February we held our annual House Athletics Day Relays which is always a highly charged and emotional event showcasing both house pride and competitive spirit to see who takes home bragging rights as the fastest house on foot! This years event was taken out by IHI House who showed great organisation and teamwork under intense conditions The results were as...

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Rotary National Science and Technology Forum

Congratulations to Year 13 students Andrew Crotty, Mayzie Mortimer and Chris Williams who spent two weeks of their summer break taking part in the Rotary National Science and Technology Forum. These top Science students were selected from students around the country to take part in the forum. The forum was run by Auckland University with support from Massey University, Auckland University...

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Level 1 Biology Field Trip to Arataki

In week 2 our Level 1 Biology students spent a day visiting the Arataki Visitor Centre and the surrounding Waitakere Forest area. Students were there to investigate the impacts of pest control on our native forest. Traps and poison have been the main weapons in our fight against the impact of pests on our native plants and animals and it was fantastic to see the rewards that persistent, hard...

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Covid-19 Alert L3: Letter#4 to Parents, Caregivers (28/02/21)

Dear Parents and Whanau, You will be aware that Auckland is now at Alert Level 3 for 7 days so school will operate with remote programmes from Monday 1 March until Friday 5 March. Staff and students are not expected to be at school unless they really need to be. We are ready and well prepared to deal with this further interruption to face to face learning. School has started very...

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More TGS Students excelling in their Performing Arts

More fantastic news coming out of the TGS Performing Arts department with Tessa Cordner and Janayah Wadsworth both making the headlines of the latest Devonport Flagstaff. Great work girls and keep aiming for the stars!...

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Aislin Wells has the world at her feet

Great to see 2020 winner of the Jackie Rogers Cup for Excellence in the IB Diploma Programme Aislin Wells featuring in the latest edition of The Devonport Flagstaff. Click here to read all about her achievements last year and what goals she has set for 2021!...

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2021 Term Start & End Dates

Term Dates 2021 Term 1 starts - Tuesday 2 February Term 1 ends - Friday 16 April Term 2 starts - Monday 3 May Term 2 ends - Friday 9 July Term 3 starts - Monday 26 July Term 3 ends - Friday 1 October Term 4 starts - Monday 18 October Term 4 ends - Thursday 9 December

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Sascha Letica wins Poetry in Action Overall Award for 2020

On behalf of everyone here at TGS and the Poetry In Action organisation, we would like to congratulate Sascha Letica on being the overall winner of the PIA poetry competition for 2020 The judges were blown away by receiving hundreds of poem submissions from students across Australia, New Zealand and the United States and said "Sascha's poem really stood out to us. We were so impressed...

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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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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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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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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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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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