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Year 11 Speech Cup Winner - James Cassidy

Earlier this month six finalists competed for the Year 11 Speech Cup. All six speeches were well-written and excellently performed, with topics ranging from serious to humorous. Third place went to Connor Williams, for his speech detailing an exciting and welcoming first day at TGS. Second place went to Tamir Saeed Mohamed, who presented a speech on his personal experiences with ADHD. James...

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IB Sports, Exercise, Health Science students visit AUT Millennium

From Year 13 Hailey Chen... We were given a guided tour around the centre which was really exciting because we have been learning about different fitness tests in our sports science class, but that was the first time we got to see all the lab equipment and how athletes actually train. It was really cool when some of us participated in the VO2 max test and the three-minute test. We learnt...

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Business Studies Food Fest Event

The Level 2 Business Studies students carried out their annual Food Fest extravaganza on Wednesday 28th May in Te Poho. There was a great deal of excitement around the different types of food on sale that had been produced by the students with the purpose of raising funds to support charities that promote community well being. We had an array of delightful sweet treats including brownies,...

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Mamma Mia...how could we resist you!

It's conclusive and unanimous, our version of Mamma Mia! was a hit. 130+ students had a positive and pleasurable time on stage and all our performers shone like stars. Closing night saw the theatre packed out with the audience treated to an encore of song excerpts, and a special place for our 1st XV who joined in with impressive attack and gave us a bone-rattling post-show haka....

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L2 History - Polynesian Panthers & Dawn Raid Workshop

On Tuesday in week 4, our Level 2 History students and Pasifika Leadership Group had the privilege of attending a workshop from the Polynesian Panthers. Dr Melani Anae - Associate Professor of Pacific Studies, Revered Alec Toleafoa and musician Tigilau Ness. They shared their personal experiences of the Dawn Raids between 1974-1976 and their involvement in the Polynesian...

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More Success on the Water for TGS Sailors

Over the last weekend of Easter holidays the New Zealand National Championships for the international 420 Sailing class was held off Takapuna beach in glamorous conditions. This year TGS Year 13 sailor Vivien Webster Chung took the women's national title after 3 days of racing in a fleet of the country's top 10 crews with the lead exchanging twice before the final day. This concludes a...

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2021/2022 AIMES Award Winners

The school would like to congratulate the following 2021/22 AIMES award winners that are either past or present students from Takapuna Grammar School. 2021 AIMES Judges Special Award David Paligora (22) - Musician David had never touched a musical instrument until he listened to Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata at age 11. A gift changed his life – a box set, all of...

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TGS Uniform Policy Update

The TGS uniform regulations have been updated. Please see the link below to find out what has changed: Uniform Regulations Please note in particular the uniform regulations in relation to jewellery: Jewellery is not permitted, with the exception of two plain gold or silver studs or sleepers in each ear. No other facial piercing is...

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Liam Vogel wins 3 x NZ Titles at Nationals!

Year 10 student Liam Vogel just competed in 12 events at the New Zealand National Age Group Swimming Championships held in Wellington from 19 to 24 April 2022. He swam many PB's, qualified for finals top 8 in all of his 9 individual events, and swam 3 NZ National Squad times. Liam won 2 x National titles in 50m backstroke and 100m backstroke and three silver medals in 200m backstroke, the 4...

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TGS Rowers Continue to Impress on the Water

On the back of her recent three medal haul at the national Maadi Cup Regatta, Skye Lang (left) has been selected as part of the Rowing NZ’s North vs South U18’s Squad. And her double sculls partner Annabelle Knowles has been selected to represent NZ in the U19 Women’s Squad, heading to the Junior World Champs in Italy in July. This is a magnificent achievement for both these...

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Junior Leadership Academy

Senior Prefects and House Leaders have proudly launched a new initiative known as the Junior Leadership Academy. On Tuesday approximately 70 young leaders attended a presentation in the library followed by lunch and a brainstorming session on creating leadership opportunities. The goal is to invite as many young leaders as possible to get involved and work with seniors to run events and...

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2022 Excellence Assembly

On Wednesday 6th April we held our Excellence Assembly in Te Poho Hall where we celebrated our successful students who achieved at the highest level in their NCEA or IB courses in 2021. Almost 300 students came across the stage to receive their academic academic excellence awards. Students who achieved Level 1 NCEA with Excellence received an academic badge while those students who achieved...

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TGS Rowers bring home the Maadi Medals!

Some fantastic results from finals day at the 2022 Maadi Cup with our latest NZ National Champions Skye Lang and Annabelle Knowles taking the cake in the U18's Double Scull Final to win GOLD! The girls then teamed up with crew mates Rea Kearns, Isabella Foster & Karin Kozuka in the U18 Coxed Quad to gain a SILVER! And to top off a great weekend for these hard working...

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Liam Vogel Qualifies for Swimming NZ National Squad

On Sunday 13 March Liam Vogel (Year 10) competed in the Auckland Swimming Championships. Liam swam a New Zealand National Squad time in the 200m Backstroke, which means he now qualifies to be a Swimming New Zealand National squad member. Liam also qualifies to swim at the New Zealand Open Nationals this year, held from 4-9 April. These are remarkable achievements for Liam, and we wish him...

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College Sport Athletics Championship Results

Day 1 On Thursday 10th March, twelve Takapuna Grammar School Athletics Team members competed in Day One of the College Sport Auckland Athletics Championships at Mt Smart Stadium. Due to the current restriction, the team had to compete without any support from their teammates. However, this didn't deter our athlete's mindset, and they gave their best effort for our school and managed to come...

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Maggie Squire Wins Big Again in the Pool

Two years ago, as a 14-year-old, Maggie Squire was selected to the New Zealand National Diving Team and competed in her first non-age group international events in the Gold Coast and Malaysian Grand Prix Diving Championships. She showed a strong first showing in the senior diving world, making a semi-final amongst seasoned Commonwealth and Olympic divers. On an upward trajectory, Covid hit and...

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L3 Geography Muriwai Field Trip

In week 6, our L3 Geography students travelled out to Muriwai beach to investigate coastal processes at work in this environment. While we were there, students collected primary data on the wave processes at a west coast Auckland beach and will soon compare these results to data they will collect at St Leonard's beach, an east coast Auckland beach. L3 Geographers will then draw conclusions...

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L1 Geography Field Trip to Wynyard Quarter

On a sunny Wednesday morning in week 6, L1 Geographers set out from the Devonport Ferry Terminal on a field trip to Wynyard Quarter. Before travelling to the CBD, students had been learning in class about the history of this section of Auckland's rapidly transforming waterfront. L1 Geographers were then set the task of investigating different and potential conflicting uses of Wynyard Quarter's...

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Chemistry Olympiad Produces Great Results!

The Science Department congratulates the success of Susie Ji, Joe McKibbin and Maggie Yang who have received Bronze Certificates in the Chemistry Olympiad competition. They attained in the 40th-70th percentile of all students attempting this competition and have been offered places in the NZCHO training group, which will be selected on the basis of results in a test later in March.  

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Qaizden Stephano joins Tania Dalton Foundation Scholarship Programme

The Tania Dalton Foundation welcomed the arrival of twelve new deserving recipients for its scholarship programme. The 2022 recipients join forty-nine young talented sport women across New Zealand. This years intake includes Year 13 Qaizden Stephano who has been accepted as a Basketball inductee. The foundation created in honour of the sporting legend, supports young New Zealanders...

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TGS Covid Procedures & Letter to Parents Update 13.09.22

To make sure the school gets notified as soon as possible of any current covid exposures, can the below form please be filled in. If your child is a Positive Case please click on this link - Positive Case Information from this form will be used in Kamar to record the period of absence. A reminder that Day 0 is the date symptoms first appeared or the date of the positive test -...

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Level 1 Biology Field Trip to Arataki

In week 3 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. They were shown the various traps and bait stations that are used to control the wide range of pests affecting New Zealand’s biodiversity, they took part in surveys to measure...

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Helpful School Information

AbsencesIf your student is going to be absent from school or late to school please email [email protected] or phone 09 489 4167 option 2 and leave a message. If your student needs to leave school for an appointment during the day please email [email protected] or phone 09 489 4167 option 2 (leave a message) by 9.00am. It is important that Student Services are...

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IB Diploma Programme Celebrates 10 years with Outstanding Results

2022 sees Takapuna Grammar School celebrate its 10th year of offering the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme to Years 12 and 13 students. We are extremely proud of our IB students who completed their exams in November 2021. After a difficult two years enduring lockdowns and remote learning programmes the students showed perseverance and diligence to complete their studies. The IB...

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Peer Support Programme Delivers the School Values

The Peer Support Programme at TGS is again one of the standout programmes delivered where Year 13 students offer their time, care and experience to ensure the Year 9 students feel welcomed and cared for when they arrive at the school for the first time. The Year 13 students who volunteer for the programme went through an intensive eight hour training course with their house leaders, well...

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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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