Notices

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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TGS Rowing Club Information Evening - Tuesday 21 August

TGS Rowing Club offers its members the chance to build lifelong friendships while taking part in intense physical training and representing TGS at regattas around the country. The club invites Year 8 BIS students and Year 9 to 12 TGS students to attend their Information Evening, to be held in the TGS School Library at 7.00pm on Tuesday 21 August. Come along to hear more about us, meet...

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Year 9 Enrolment Interview Evening - Tuesday 7 August

Families with students who intend enrolling in Year 9 in 2019 are reminded that the first of two in zone enrolment interview evenings will take place in the School Library from 3.30pm to 6.00pm on Tuesday 7 August. An enrolment application should be submitted online prior to interview - please click here to apply online and view interview booking details. Out of zone students should submit...

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Subject Information Evening - Wednesday 15 August

Our annual Subject Information Evening will take place in Te Poho (School Hall) from 4.00pm to 7.00pm on Wednesday 15 August. The session is aimed at students who will be in Years 11 to 13 in 2019, and their parents/caregivers.  

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IB Information Evening - Wednesday 8 August

Students and parents/caregivers who are interested in studying the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma in Years 12 and 13 are warmly welcomed to our IB Information Evening, to be held in the School Library at 5.30pm on Wednesday 8 August. Please click here to find out more about studying the IB Diploma at Takapuna Grammar School.

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Oxfam Ration Challenge accepted

Check out this fantastic achievement from Year 12 student Brandon Rhodes who raised $1500 for the Oxfam Ration Challenge, well done Brandon. To find out more about this great charity, click here. 

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Community of Learning - Kāhui Ako Conference photos

On Tuesday 5 June our school hosted its first inaugural Devonport/Takapuna Kāhui Ako Conference. This Community of Learning initiative involved teachers and support staff from Takapuna Grammar, Belmont Intermediate and Bayswater, Belmont, Devonport, Stanley Bay and Vauxhall primary schools. The focus of the day was on building learning focused relationships within our schools and started...

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Coats for Kids Charity Donation

Each year Bald Angels runs the “Keep Our Kids Warm’ campaign and from this project came the inspiration for their latest winter initiative. Their aim is to collect as many warm jackets and coats (all ages from toddlers to young adults) as possible to forward to their partners; NZ Police, Plunket, Women’s Refuge, Social Services, Public Health Nurses, Food banks and...

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William Pike Leadership Presentation

As part of the Sir Peter Blake Leadership week, 187 students were nominated, invited and attended a special invitation to be a part of a leadership presentation on Wednesday 4th of July. We had William Pike come in to present about leadership and the power of not giving up (grit, tenacity, growth mindset). He spoke of courage, exploration, resilience and achieving your personal excellence....

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Ted-Ed Showcase Photos

Thursday night saw the return of the TGS Ted Ed club presentations. This was an entirely student led club under the Ted banner designed and run by IB CAS students. Ming Yang and Curtis from IB2 coordinated this year's event held in the drama room. We had speeches and performances as diverse as Chinese dance, harmonica and original songs and a range of Ted style presentations on subjects as...

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Just Hanging Around - Art Exhibition

This exhibition will be running from 23rd July - 4th August at the Lake House Arts in Takapuna and features work by Year 11, 12 and 13 Visual arts students taking NCEA or IB courses. There will also be a small selection of top Junior Art work on display. Many types of media will be exhibited, including paint, drawings, sculpture and moving image. For teachers, art students and their...

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Just Hanging Around - Art Exhibition

Whanau Environmental Challenge

Our students have been doing the mahi and mucking in, working in their whanau groups to help clean up their school environment on Wednesdays and look at the results, click on Our Promise to the Environment for their story...

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2018 School Exam Timetable

Students are assessed through a number of ways at Takapuna Grammar School. This includes formal examinations with the dates for these below. Exam Dates Location T2 IB2 Practice...

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Kate Lee and Ming Yang Li place 1st and 3rd in Lions Young Speechmaker Contest

On Sunday Kate Lee and Ming Yang Li represented TGS at the regional heat of the Lions Young Speechmaker Contest in Warkworth. They were placed 1st and 3rd respectively and Kate will now go on to compete in the national final in August. Last year Jarrah Swift went through to the final too so we have a strong history in this competition. We are also very grateful for the support of the...

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"The Revival" - TGS Dance Evening

TGS Dance is proud to present "The Revival", an unmissable night of talent, creativity and energy featuring dance classes, dance companies, professional choreography, student choreography and much more. "The Revival" will begin at 7.30pm on Tuesday 19 June at the Bruce Mason Theatre. Please see below for further details or click here to purchase...

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Tu Tangata Annual Marae Dinner Photos

Tēnā Koutou, On Wednesday 13th June the annual Hui down at the Navy Marae was held. Students from Tū Tangata and their whanau went along to the marae to get together and enjoy some kai prepared by the students. Click on the link below to see some photo's of this wonderful community event. Navy Marae Hui Photos To learn more about what these students have been...

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Accessibility to the Arts at Takapuna Grammar

We are very proud of Year 12 student, Claudia Toxopeus, who has written a blog post for Arts Access Aotearoa about our recent Relaxed Performance of Little Women (The Broadway Musical). Read all about it on their website... https://artsaccess.org.nz/Arts+Blog/Accessibility+in+the+spotlight+at+Takapuna+Grammar

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Eliza sets Personal Best of 4.85m

Former student Eliza McCartney sets brilliant personal best of 4.85m at the Prefontaine Classic Oregon, U.S.A. achieving a National and Oceania record. Read more and view the jump here. 

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World Challenge Expedition Info Evening

The next World Challenge Expedition is being launched and will be heading to Nepal at the end of 2019. If you would like to find out more, students and parents are invited along to join us at the school the Rowan Nicks building on Tuesday 29 May at 6.30pm. Contact Mr Cade in the Science Department at [email protected] for more details, or view their website below...

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"Little Women" - The Broadway Musical

Thank you to Newshub for their incredible support of our Relaxed Performance of Little Women. This is an article from their website that was aired over the weekend (27/05): http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/entertainment/2018/05/auckland-high-school-pioneers-autism-friendly-theatre.html The Arts are for everyone! #AccessibilityMatters  For more information please contact Mr...

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School House Haka Challenge

 Congratulations to this year's joint winners = Mana and Kaha! 

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August Elworthy claims two 1st placings at National Road Cycling Champs

More cycling success at the Club Nationals: August Elworthy: 1st U15 Boys Individual Time Trial 1st U15 Boys Road Race Lucy Buckeridge: 5th U17 Girls Individual Time Trial 3rd U17 Girls Road Race Joshua Kench: 11th U19 Boys Individual Time Trial 3rd U19 Boys Road Race Well done to these three athletes who continue to represent our...

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Milo Brown selected for NZ U17 Football Camp

Milo Brown has gained selection for the New Zealand U17 Men's National Football Team Identification Camp.

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Holly Morse's results from Diving Nationals

Holly has just returned from the nationals and achieved the following unbelieveable results. 1st on the 1m Springboard for her age group. 1st on the 3m Springboard for her age group. 1st on the Platform for her age group. 1st in the Mixed Synchronized and Women’s Synchronized. 2nd in the Open Women's Platform This brings her a total of five gold...

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Holly Morse's results from Diving Nationals

Ex-pupil and NZ Athletics legend Arthur Eustace passes away

Sad news with the passing of ex-pupil and Patron of Athletics New Zealand Arthur Eustace just days after his 92nd birthday on Tuesday 24th April, 2018. For more details about his incredible legacy both on and off the field click here

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Ex-pupil and NZ Athletics legend Arthur Eustace passes away

Photos from Anzac Day Dusk Service

They shall grow not old As we that are left grow old Age shall not weary them Not the years condemn As the going down of the sun, and in the morning We will remember them Lest we forget

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Year 9 Social Studies Marae Trips in May 2018

As part of the Year 9 Social Studies curriculum the students study early New Zealand History and the Impacts of and Perspectives on the Treaty of Waitangi. To enhance their understanding of Tikanga Maori and Marae customs they will be visiting The Navy Marae - Te Taua Moana Marae and Bastion Point Marae - Orakei Marae. While there the students will participate in powhiri which will include...

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Takapuna Grammar School Parent/Caregiver Meetings - Term 2, 2018

We would like to extend an invitation to all parents/caregivers to meet with Mary Nixon and the Board of Trustees in Term 2, 2018. The Takapuna Grammar School Strategic Plan 2017 – 2021 has now been up and running for a year and we are keen to hear from you as to how you think we are going. When we last met with parents in 2017, it was suggested that we look to make these...

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Mind The Gap | Education Conference

Takapuna Grammar School 6 April 2018  Register onlineDownload programme  Overview Over the last decades, innovation, tenacity, curiosity and creativity have become critical components to designing new products that survive in a competitive market. Companies which have met the challenge...

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