Important Announcements

  • NCEA Information Evenings - A special invite to all those new to NCEA and in particular our Year 10 parents/caregivers, supporters and students.  At TAS, 6:30 on Thursday 3 Sept. or Monday 7 Sept. 

    NCEA – what’s it all about?
    Meet Mrs Sue Howes, Deputy Principal Year 11-13
    Ms Allison McKellar, Careers Education Manager and Mr Ray Petrie, Year 11 Dean

    Come and see how the system works and how to make the best possible subject choices for 2016 so that all students will get success and make the essential first steps for their future career.

  • OPEN DAY - Our open day and open evening are on the 15th of September. Prospective students are welcome to attend during the day. More information and a registration form are available here. Parents are welcome to an information evening, which will include a light supper. The event is 6-7:30pm in the TAS Library. 

  • Senior Practice Exam information: please check senior-practice-exams to get information about the senior practice exams at the end of August, including a timetable.

  • A School Charter is an important public document that sets out the background information about a school including its goals for the year. Ours is available for downloading at:

  • If you qualify for financial assistance for NCEA payments e.g. if you have a Community Services Card, then ask for a Financial Assistance form from Mrs Howes. Email and a form will be given to the student or ask them to see Mrs Howes to collect one. This will reduce the NCEA cost from $76.70 to $20.

  • To arrange an enrolment interview at TAS simply ring the office on (09) 432-2643 or send us an


publicity pics 009aTauraroa Area School is situated in a rural area about 25km from Whangarei, on a sealed road. The school is about four kilometres from the village of Maungakaramea, which has a garage with a shop and postal facilities, a sports complex and a hall. Most of the 480 students travel to school by bus. School starts (for students) at 8.40 am and finishes at 3.10 pm

The school is divided into Primary, Intermediate and Secondary, with some common core activities like assemblies and sports days to promote a strong family nature. All students are allocated to a Form Class and a robust Pastoral care system is in place. About 25% of students are Maori, with the remainder Pakeha. The school has 25 classrooms, a general purpose hall/gym, a community library and a heated pool. There is good community involvement in school activities.

The school is staffed with approximately 33 full-time teachers. There are Teacher Aides and ESOL Teachers, an Executive Officer, a Student Services Officer, Learning Support Unit, Librarian and a full time Caretaker.

STAR, GATEWAY, Correspondence School and other external courses supplement teacher-based education at years 11 to 13.

Daily Notices


School Calendar

 Important Dates to Remember

2nd Semester Major Dates

20 July - Term 3 starts

27/08 - 02/09 - Senior NCEA Practice Exams

03 and 07 Sept - NCEA Information Evening

15 September  - Open Day/Evening

16 September - TAS Creative Concert

25 September - Term 3 ends/ Japan Trip begins

12 October - Term 4 begins

30 October - Country Day @ TAS

9 November - NCEA exams begin

3-9 December - Cornerstone Values Week (Y9/10)

10 December - Middle School Prize-Giving

11 December - Primary School Prize-Giving