Notices

USA Art Trip 2020 Info Evening - Tuesday 12th March

We are very happy to inform you of our plan to return to the USA in 2020 for our biannual Art tour of the wonderful art museums of America! Our itinerary will include art museums, guided tours and free time to experience a cultural adventure of Washington DC, New York City and Los Angeles. Some highlights are: National Gallery Of Art, Hirshhorn Museum, The MET, MOMA, Guggenhiem Museum, The...

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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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Welcome to the NZ Thai Principals group

Takapuna Grammar School would like to welcome the visiting NZ Thai touring school principals and students who are in school today on behalf of the "Talented and Ethical School Project" set up by the Thai Government. They are learning about various educational programmes we run before visiting more Auckland schools later in the week. We wish them an enjoyable stay and have a safe...

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Girls Support Girls - TGS Arts Centre Wednesday 26 September

Showing at TGS Performing Arts on Wednesday 26 September, "Girls Support Girls" features a range of fabulous performances plus delicious food and mocktails. Food available from 6.30pm and show starts 7.30pm. See below flyer for further information and click here to purchase tickets ($15 each).

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2018/19 School Term Dates

2018 - Term 4: Monday 15 October - Thursday 6 December  Friday 7 December | Teacher Only Day, school closed ___________________________________________________________  2019 - Term 1: Tuesday 29 January - Friday 12 April Wednesday 6 February | Waitangi Day, school closed  Term 2: Monday 29 April -...

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IB Visual Art Exhibition 8-26th September

The Year Two IB Visual Art Student Exhibition "Eclectic Collective" is now on show from Saturday 8th September at The Depot Artspace Gallery in Devonport (see flyer below). Please come along and support our students and their incredible achievement showcased in this spectacular exhibition at our local community dealer gallery. All work is for sale, so if you are interested...

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Wishing Leonessa success at the Big Sing Finale

Leonessa, one of our girls choirs, will be leaving very soon to fly to Wellington to compete at the finale of the Big Sing competition. As in past years, all of the performances at the Big Sing will be live streamed on the internet. Since you can't be there with the girls in person, you might like to be with them in spirit by following their performances in this way. Here’s the...

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Congratulations to 5th Grade rugby team - more NH Champions!

The TGS Rugby department keeps up their fantastic season with the next breed of winners taking out the always fiercely contested North Harbour 5th Grade rugby championship. This is an open weight/age grade so an even bigger accomplishment for these boys who were out sized up on Albany Stadium #2 vs rivals Rosmini College on Saturday but still came away with a 27-22 win. The future of TGS rugby...

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New Director of Cricket for TGS

Takapuna Grammar School is proud to announce the appointment of our new Director of Cricket, Mr Michael Tillett. For more information about this appointment, please read below or click here.

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TGS Vogue Fashion Show - Wednesday 29 August

This year TGS presents the 2018 ‘Vogue’ Fashion Show. This event is now in its 14th year and to date we have raised more than $80,000 for the Starship Foundation. Garments shown will be both from students and local Designers. Special guest artist will be up and coming singer Sahara Skye and we also have collaborative performances from the Belmont Intermediate Kapa Haka Group...

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Netball on track with our new Director of Sport

Takapuna Grammar School’s Premier netball team is one game away from making a Top 4 play-off after claiming some vital wins in the Netball North Harbour schools’ Premier competition. A resilient effort in the most recent game against Kaipara, saw the team claw back a four-goal deficit in the final minutes to snatch a one-goal win. Principal Mary Nixon was court side in the...

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Plastic Free Devonport initiative from Eva Dallimore

Here's an article published in the latest Devonport Flagstaff about our year 9 student Eva Dallimore who is doing wonderful things in our local community based around reducing plastic bags reaching the peninsula's surrounding coastline...

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Kate Lee 2nd in National Lions Young Speechmaker Contest

This weekend Kate Lee was sponsored by the Devonport Lions Club to participate in the National Finals of the Lions Young Speechmaker Contest in Rangiora. Kate had to deliver a five minute prepared speech followed by an impromptu and was placed second overall. Part of her prize package is an exciting four week trip to Australia. This is a well deserved achievement for all her hard work this...

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PTA Comedy Night - Saturday 1st September

We’re back for another hilarious year – our annual PTA Comedy Night hosted by Mr Paul Ego of "7 Days" and featuring two of NZ's funniest ladies Mel Bracewell and Justine Smith. Get a group together and book a table for this rib tickling night which is sure to be a sell-out. Tickets can be purchased here (for credit card payments), or from "Nord" store on...

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