Graduation Ceremony 2017

The graduation ceremony is a celebration for all students who completed a qualification in 2016, along with friends and family.

Please ensure you RSVP for catering and administration purposes.

Times and Venue:

The ceremony begins at 7.00pm on Friday 7th April 2017 (graduates please check in from 6.15pm). The venue for the ceremony is the Taita College Hall, 188 Eastern Hutt Road, Taita. Parking is available at both TLC and Taita College, and directions to the hall will be sign-posted.

At the end of the ceremony light refreshments will be served next door at The Learning Connexion campus. Please ensure you take your vehicle over to TLC straight after the ceremony, as the Taita College carpark will be locked by security after the ceremony.


The Learning Connexion does not use academic dress at graduation (i.e. cap and gowns), but we encourage you to dress up for the occasion. You are welcome to wear a korowai or other ceremonial garment if you would like.


Graduates must arrive between 6.00pm and 6.15pm. A host will guide you to the check-in area and your guests will be seated in the hall. After checking in, you are welcome to sit with your guests.

The ceremony will begin at 7.00pm with speeches.

At the appropriate time during the ceremony your qualification level will be called.  At this point, please group at the front of the stage in the designated area.  You will then be invited individually up to the stage to receive your certificate. * If you need assistance or are unable to alight the stairs, please let us know when you check in.

When your name is called you will walk across the stage to The Learning Connexion Managing Director, Jonathan Milne, who will present you with your certificate and shake your hand. Please exit the stage as directed and return to your seat.

The Learning Connexion produces edited highlights from the ceremony which will be available online at a later date. 

For 30 minutes after the ceremony, staff will be stationed at The Learning Connexion taking portrait shots of people who request them*. These photographs will be available to view on TLC’s Flickr site -

If you would like to be emailed a copy of a graduation photo, please email the url (web address) of the photograph you want to Lena at [email protected]

*Please note that while we will do our best to take quality photographs, it is not possible to guarantee that there will be no technical issues. And, while we will do our best to accommodate all photo requests, we cannot take responsibility for any that are missed.



View the 2016 Graduation photos here

Watch the 2016 Graduation video here


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