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Te Rā Whakawhiwhi Tohu


Graduation is the official celebration for students and their friends and whānau.

We encourage you to attend your graduation ceremony and to make the most of your big day. We hold several graduation ceremonies a year in Timaru and Christchurch and ceremonies are streamed live on the Ara website.


Upcoming Graduation Dates

Date Location Status

Friday 20 September 2024


Registrations open on Friday 5 July, and close on Friday 16 August

2025 Graduation Dates will be updated here soon.

If you’d like to chat to us about graduation, you can call us on 0800 24 24 76 (free call in NZ) or +64 3 940 8000 (international) or email us on Our call centre hours are Mon-Thurs 8am-5pm, Fri 9am-4.30pm (NZST).