Graduation is a formal ceremony that recognises our students’ effort, commitment and achievements during their time at Bay of Plenty Polytechnic. This is a chance to celebrate their success.

graduate hugging

This year's end of year graduation ceremony for all Schools is from 12th to 14th December 2016

The ceremony takes place at Holy Trinity Church, Tauranga. Find out more about the venue, directions and parking.

Please ensure that you have RSVP’d to your School Administrator and have ordered guest tickets. Every student and guest needs a ticket for entry to the ceremony.

Please do not park on the grass around the church, as these areas are regularly ticketed by Council.

Each ceremony will last no longer than 2 hours, after which light refreshments will be served in the foyer.

To help you get ready we’ve put together a checklist and some frequently asked questions for you: Download or print a copy of the graduation checklist (pdf, 127kb).


Affordable family accommodation is available for a one or two night stay during graduation week and can be booked online through websites like BookaBach or email us at for more information.


You can buy photos from previous graduation ceremonies directly from our photographer at

Our Graduates