Notices

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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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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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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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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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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Young Reporters for the Environment - Litter Less Competition

Keep New Zealand Beautiful are very pleased to announce the winners of our 2018 Young Reporters for the Environment Competition – Litter Less Competition. The NZ YRE Jury were impressed with the calibre of entries they received this year. The Jury is composed of experts in the fields of journalism, photography and environmental Sustainable Development. The members are Melissa...

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TGS PTA Golf Day - Thursday 1st November

Come join us on Thursday 1st November for the 12th Annual TGS PTA Golf Day down at Waitemata Golf Club. The day includes a BBQ lunch at the start, drinks and snacks on course and dinner at the conclusion. Cost is $600 for a team (4) or $150 per individual. Register your team via email to [email protected] or phone Kate Dobbin on 021-522-103 for more details or click here.

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International Students Field Trip - Motutapu Island

Throughout the year we take our International Students to various recreational reserves to learn about how we keep New Zealand beautiful, clean and green. They learn the importance of how our unique ecosystems work together to provide a natural growing environment for our local fauna and flora to flourish, even on remote island locations. Check out the photo's of our latest trip...

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