Announcement : 

Welcome to Term 1, 2023!


Takapuna Primary welcomes international students. We value the contribution students from many different nations bring to our school community. International students gain a great experience while studying in New Zealand with our modern, collaborative learning environments and an authentic New Zealand classroom experiences with many opportunities to engage with Te Ao Māori teaching and learning.

Takapuna Primary School has a Director of international students: Natasha Giles, who provides assistance and support in cultural aspects and deals with any challenges or questions that may arise while pupils are attending our school.

All of our international students are placed in a class of their year level, and are expected to participate as fully as possible in all areas of the curriculum, with consideration given to their level of English. Where required, pupils are withdrawn on a regular basis during the week, for intensive small group English tutoring, until they are able to work independently within the classroom. The ESOL teacher, Natasha Giles is also responsible for this and liaises closely with the classroom teacher to ensure that our students are settled, progressing with English and the school curriculum and to give support and assistance as required.

Please explore our website for in depth information of Takapuna Primary School’s curriculum and programmes.

Director of International Students

Natasha GilesNatasha Giles

At Takapuna Primary School, English Language Learners and their families are valued parts of our school community. We celebrate the diversity of culture within our school and encourage all students to develop an understanding and respect of cultural practices. Takapuna Primary School ESOL children are encouraged to access, share and educate others about their first language and cultural identity.


Code of Practice

Refund Policy

2023 school dates and public holidays

School Dates 2023:

Term 1: 1 February* to 6 April *on 1 February there will 1:1 sessions available for teachers and parents.

Monday 6 February (Waitangi Day)

Term 2: 24 April to 30 June

Term 3: 17 July to 22 September

Term 4: 9 October to 15 December

Public holidays 2023:

Sunday, 1 January 2023 – New Year’s Day

Monday, 2 January 2023 – Day after New Year’s Day

Tuesday, 3 January 2023 – New Year’s Day Observance

Monday, 30 January 2023 – Auckland Day/Nelson Day

Monday, 6 February 2023 – Waitangi Day

Friday, 7 April 2023 – Good Friday

Monday, 10 April 2023 – Easter Monday

Tuesday, 25 April 2023 – Anzac Day

Monday, 5 June 2023 -King’s Birthday

Friday, 14 July 2023 – Matariki

Monday, 23 October 2023 – Labour Day

Monday, 25 December 2023 – Christmas Day

Tuesday, 26 December 2023 – Boxing Day