TGS ANZAC Day Commemorations
After two years of COVID interruptions, the school was pleased that the traditional Takapuna Grammar ANZAC Dusk Service could go ahead this year.
At 5.30pm on Tuesday, staff, students both past and present, members of the Royal New Zealand Navy as well as members of the extended school community gathered in the Ex-Pupils’ Library to remember all service men and women who fought to defend our freedoms and uphold our values. The ceremony places a particular emphasis on the 84 ex Takapuna Grammar students who paid the ultimate sacrifice and lost their lives while serving the country.
We heard stories about two of these men; Gunner Ian MacKechnie and Captain Bob Horrocks. This gave the ceremony a personal touch and many attendees had connections with these men and their families as well as others who are listed on the school’s roll of honour.
The school was also represented at the local Devonport and Takapuna Services by our Prefects including our RSA Ambassador Natasha Nowaczek who delivered the ANZAC Dedication in front of a large crowd gathered for the Devonport parade.
Parade photos taken by Alumnus Trevor Hardy