Graduation day 2023

The 2023 Graduation Ceremony will be held on Saturday 27 May 2023 for 2022 graduates.

If you have any queries, please email


Friday May 26, 2023


Graduands please come to BTI – Room 3201 to collect academic regalia on Friday May 26 from 8.30am – 4.00pm.

If you have a genuine reason for not being able to attend during this designated time, please contact Jo Barnes ( as soon as possible PRIOR TO GRADUATION DAY.

Saturday May 27, 2023


Graduands need to meet on The Strand where it intersects with the bottom of Devonport Road at 12.20pm. Cross the road at the pedestrian crossing outside Starbucks and then make your way across the railway tracks to the area under the sailshades.

Official Photographs will be taken of each programme group. Once each photograph has been taken, graduands must remain in their programme groups to prepare for the procession.

Please note: Class group photographs will commence start at 12.30pm. The expectation is that all graduands will be at the waterfront by this time. Groups will be called up in the order indicated below and if you are not there, you will miss out on being in the group photograph.

Family and friends who wish to walk up with the procession are asked to wait in Red Square until the procession begins.


Graduates congregate at the waterfront and prepare for formal photographs


12:30 – 1:25pm

Class photographs taken. The order of photographs is indicated below:

·         NZ Certificate Graduands

·         Master of Professional Practice Graduands

·         Social Work Graduands

·         Counselling Graduands

·         Secondary Teacher Education Graduands

·         Primary Teacher Education Graduands

·         ECE Teacher Education Graduands

12.20pm (If wet) Graduands meet in hall at Holy Trinity Church for procession briefing & Class Photo’s



Marshalling for procession begins whilst photos still in progress



Procession starts



All guests must be seated at Holy Trinity Church prior to the start of the procession



Ceremony starts



Afternoon tea for Graduands, family & friends and BTI staff


If it is raining, the procession from Red Square will be cancelled. Graduands will be asked to meet at the Holy Trinity Church to prepare for the ceremony and class photos will be taken. As the weather can be unpredictable, it is very important that we have your mobile number so that we can contact you in the event of cancellation. 

If the procession is cancelled due to rain, we will meet at Holy Trinity at 12:20pm.  Official photographs will be taken of class group onsite at the Holy Trinity Church and we will prepare for the procession indoors.