Takapuna Grammar School

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Takapuna Grammar School provides international students with a New Zealand experience to remember. It is a secondary school on Auckland's North Shore set in park like grounds and close to several beautiful beaches, 15 minutes from Auckland City and close to local shopping malls. Outside the classroom there is a wide range of sporting, musical, cultural and service activities to enjoy at the top level or to just have a go at something new.
Come and join our whanau/family here at Takapuna Grammar School. We would love to have you as part of our family.


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North Island , City,  Coastal


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Nearest Airport:

Auckland Airport


Welcome to Takapuna Grammar School

3 reasons to choose our International Student Program

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To get top quality care:
- Great Homestays
- Large International Faculty to help care for the students
- The school is a signatory to the Code of Practice

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To have lots of opportunities:
International students can take part in all activities including sports, cultural, local area trips

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To live in a great place, North Shore City, New Zealand:
- With a unique culture and a bicultural history
- A high socio-economic area with quality housing and facilities
- Safe and clean

Offerings & Activities

School Facilities

We are lucky to have modern learning environments throughout the school, many that have recently been refurbished. In the Technology Faculty there is an industrial kitchen, which gives students a real experience when taking Food Technology or Hospitality and also excellent facilities for Hard & Soft Tech. In addition we have a swimming pool, modern library and recently refurbished school hall.

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Subject Options

Spezial 1


Year 10

Core Subjects - English, Maths, Science, Social Studies, Physical Education, Financial Literacy
Art options - Art, Dance, Drama, Music, Musical Theatre
Language Options - Spanish, French, Japanese, Te Reo Maori, English Lit, ESOL
Technology Options - Design Visual Communication, Food, Resistant Materials, Soft Materials


Spezial 2


Year 11

English, EAP, Media Studies, Maths, Computer Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Science, Accounting, Business Studies, Economics and Accounting, Economics, Design Visual Communication, Food & Nutrition, Resistant & Soft Materials, Classics, Geography, History, Health, PE, Art, Dance, Drama, Music, Musical Theatre, French, Japanese, Spanish, Te Reo Maori, Maori Culture


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Year 12

English, EAP, Media Studies, Maths Statistics, Maths, Computer Science, Design Visual Communication, Hospitality, Furniture, Resistant & Soft Materials, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Accounting, Business Studies, Economics, Classics, Geography, History, Tourism, Health, PE, Performance PE, Art Design, Art History, Art Photography, Art Painting, Dance, Drama, Music, French, Japanese, Spanish, Maori


Music / Performing Arts

Level 2 Dance
Choreograph a group dance; Choreograph a solo dance; Perform an ethnic or social dance; Perform a theatre dance; Provide an interpretation of a dance performance.

Level 3 Dance
Produce a dance to realise a concept; Choreograph a dance; Perform a solo or duet dance; Perform a group dance; Analyse a dance performance,

Devise & perform a drama; Perform features of a complex drama/theatre; Perform a substantial acting role; Interpret scripted text to integrate techniques; Perform a substantial acting role in a significant production

Present contrasting performances as a soloist; Compose a selection of music pieces; Create an instrumentation; Demonstrate an understanding of the materials and processes of a range of music

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There are many teams and groups so everyone from the elite to the novice and students who just want to join socially are catered for. The school has excellent connections with experienced high level coaches and mentors who provide their expertise .

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Mountain Biking

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Touch Rugby

Touch Rugby



Water Polo

Water Polo


Details & Facts

School Type: Day School

Gender: Co-ed

Qualifications: NCEA,  IB

Year Levels: Years 9 - 13

Religion: Non-Denominational

Total Enrolment: 1700

Total international students year 9 - 13: Yr9 9; Yr10 16; Yr11 65; Yr12 80; Yr13 53

Program Established: 1927

International students accepted for: 9,  10,  11,  12,  13

Foreign Languages: French,  Spanish,  Japanese,  ESOL

Info: Students cover the following:
- Demonstrate understanding of a variety of spoken texts
- Give a clear spoken presentation
- Interact clearly using the language
- Write a variety of text types

Entrance Dates: Term 1/January,  Term 2/April,  Term 3/July

Length of stay: 1 Term,  2 Terms,  3 Terms,  4 Terms,  until graduation

Application Deadlines: Rolling

Until all places available are gone.

Application Process: Enrolment Form,  Student Letter of Introduction,  Interview,  Offer of Place,  Payment Receipt

Website: www.takapuna.school.nz

Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Takapuna-Grammar-School/103994502970876


Location: North Island , City,  Coastal

Info: Takapuna Grammar School is a government co-educational high school situated on the North Shore of Auckland city. It was opened in 1927 and is one of 7 Grammar Schools built in Auckland. The school is set in 12 hectares of grounds and playing fields, bordered by the Waitemata Harbour with Rangitoto Island dominating the seascape. We are located about 15 mins from the city centre.
There are approximately 1700 students enrolled at the school and approximately 220 of these are international students.

Specialized Programs: Leadership,  Trips

Info: We caters for all interests and abilities, with over 100 activities, clubs and service groups, everyone is encouraged to participate in the things they enjoy and to try new ones. Our students make new friends, learn new skills and enjoy creating performances and giving service to the wider community. Numerous leadership opportunities are also available.
End of Year Programme - this is for students not sitting the NCEA examinations and includes recreational activities such as sports, hot pools, leadership opportunities and practical activities such as hospitality, creative cooking, 3D printing, Maori culture, performing arts & music.

Accommodation: Homestay

Info: We are lucky to have many host families that have been hosting our international students for many years. The host families open their homes and include the students as part of the family. Students have their own room and are provided with 3 meals a day and snacks.

Student Services & Orientation & Counseling:

We offer a two day orientation programme at the start of terms 1, 2 & 3 which covers tours of the school, school rules and set up of the school day. During this time we also bring in people to talk such as the Sport Faculty and trip opportunities available.
Takapuna Grammar School has school Deans & Counsellors that are available for the international students.

Term Dates 2022:

Term 1: 01.02.2022 - 14.04.2022

Term 2: 02.05.2022 - 08.07.2022

Term 3: 25.07.2022 - 30.09.2022

Term 4: 17.10.2022 - 07.12.2022

Term Dates 2023:

Term 1: 01.02.2023 - 06.04.2023

Term 2: 24.04.2023 - 30.06.2023

Term 3: 17.07.2023 - 22.09.2023

Term 4: 09.10.2023 - 06.12.2023


Our Fee Structure

1 Term (Term 1 or 2 or 3) NZD 4,062 EUR 2399,43
2 Terms (Term 1 & 2 or 2 & 3 or 3 & 4) NZD 8,125 EUR 4799,46
3 Terms (Term 1, 2, 3) NZD 12,187 EUR 7198,89
4 Terms (Term 1, 2, 3, 4) NZD 16,250 EUR 9598,91
4 Terms (Term 3, 4, 1, 2) NZD 16,250 EUR 9598,91

Tuition Fees cover: ID Card, NZQA examination fee, most course materials

Homestay Fees per week NZD 320 EUR 189,02

Please note that 1 term consists of approx. 10 weeks in school and host family. Moreover please take into account homestay fees during school breaks/holidays.

Additional Fees: Administration Fee - $500.00 per term
Homestay Fee – $320 per week – to be paid in advance in a lump
Accomodation Support Fee - $400 per annum
sum (internet not included) Special food requirements an extra
$20 per week

Fees information available online: takapuna.sharepoint.com/sites/TGSInternational/Shared%20Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspx?id=%2Fsites%2FTGSInternational%2FShared%20Documents%2FTGS%20International%20Share%2FPDF%27s%2FInt%20Fees%20Schedule%202023%2Epdf&parent=%2Fsites%2FTGSInternational%2FShared%20Documents%2FTGS%20International%20Share%2FPDF%27s&p=true&ga=1

Please calculate additional costs for
Airfare approx. Euro 1200 to Euro 1600
Visa approx. Euro 160
Pocket money approx. Euro 200 to 250/month
If applicable additional health/accident/third part liability insurance

Health Insurance: mandatory

valid for school year 2023

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