Takapuna Grammar School

Total School Roll: 1700
Number of International Students: 200
Year Levels: 9-13
Type of School: Co-educational, Day school, State
Number of International Department Staff:7

The history of Takapuna Grammar School is characterised by a focus on academic achievement and personal excellence. This focus continues today and underpins the future direction of the school. Takapuna Grammar School’s priority is quality teaching and learning. It is the aspiration for personal excellence that motivates the programmes offered by our school, enabling all students the opportunity to realise their potential. The commitment to academic excellence has enabled the school to realise outstanding academic performance, both nationally and internationally.

Takapuna Grammar School welcomes applications from students at all levels to become international students. At present there are students from throughout the world studying at the school. At present we are hosting students from the following countries: China, Korea, Japan, Germany, Italy, Thailand, Vietnam, Argentina, Austria, Hong Kong, New Caledonia, Switzerland. (2019)

They come for a first class education and also to take advantage of the other sporting and cultural opportunities that Takapuna Grammar School offers. The school has:

  • a long tradition of first class academic results
  • a superb geographical setting and grounds
  • excellent facilities for sports and cultural pursuits
  • easy access to downtown Auckland City
  • quality homestays in an area of Auckland known for its safe environment
  • an international department which provides a full range of pastoral support

Takapuna Grammar School is situated between Takapuna city centre and the seaside suburb of Devonport. The school stands in more than 17 hectares of prime land with immaculate landscaped grounds and facilities to match any school in New Zealand.

The school has excellent facilities including a large sports hall and second gymnasium, library, computer rooms, music suite and practice rooms, a drama suite, art block and dark rooms, technology block, swimming pool and extensive sports fields.


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