Takapuna Grammar School caters for all interests and abilities and everyone is encouraged to participate in the things they enjoy and to try new activities. Our students make new friends, learn new skills, enjoy creating performances and also enjoy giving service to the wider community. Numerous leadership opportunities are also available. Many students want to participate in a variety of activities and the school has a culture of including everyone who is committed, rather than selecting only the best.
Takapuna Grammar School provides a wide variety of sporting opportunities for our students to both participate, develop and excel in. From our Active program that promotes participation through a stay-and-play model in sports like football and netball, through to the heights reached by Eliza McCartney, there is no end of opportunity to take part in the sport of your choice.
The Performing Arts are a strength and special feature of life at Takapuna Grammar School. We are known in the wider community for our excellence in this field. We are a high-performing learning area driven by enthusiastic students who create a dance evening at the Bruce Mason, a full school musical and cabarets during the year. Performance groups excel at regional and national events. Classes encourage passion for high achievement in our subjects. We are the only school in New Zealand to offer a specialist musical theatre programme for NCEA.
The performing arts have the power to promote positive change in the lives of its participants. Musical Theatre has been described as the “superfood” of the Arts (Tim McDonald, CEO iTheatrics) because it encompasses the multiple disciplines of Drama, Music, Dance, Visual Arts and Media or Digital Arts.