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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 Where required, pupils are withdrawn on a regular basis during the week, for intensive small group English tutoring, until they are able to work independently within the classroom.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.


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2024 Term Dates:

Term 1: 2 February – 12 April

Term 2: 29 April – 5 July

Term 3: 22 July – 27 September

Term 4: 14 October – 18 December

2024 Public Holidays:

New Year’s Day Monday 1 January
Day after New Year’s Day Tuesday 2 January 
Waitangi Day Tuesday 6 February
Good Friday Friday 29 March
Easter Monday Monday 1 April
Anzac Day Thursday 25 April
King’s Birthday Monday 3 June
Matariki Friday 28 June
Labour Day Monday 28 October
Christmas Day Wednesday 25 December
Boxing Day Thursday 26 December