Tauraroa Area School - TE KURA TAKIWA O TAURAROA Tauraroa Area School - TE KURA TAKIWA O TAURAROA


Our School Vision "to be the best that we can be"


To treat with courtesy; to hold in high regard, to honour, to care about yourself, others and our environment


Important Announcements

Newsletter 16th April 2021 Newsletter 16th April 2021

TAS Prospectus TAS Prospectus

Online application for enrolment form Enrolment Application Form 

Teacher Vacancy Application Forms


Tauraroa Area School is situated in a rural area 22km SW of Whangarei. via SH1 and Maungakaramea or Mangapai Roads. 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 500+ students travel to school by bus. School starts (for students) at 8:40 am and finishes at 3:10 pm.

The school caters for Primary, Intermediate and Secondary students, with some common core activities, such as assemblies and sports days to promote a strong family culture. All students are allocated to a whānau roopu. Year level deans support students at all levels, within a robust pastoral care system in place.  About 28% of students are Māori, with the remainder mostly pākehā. International students from a wide range of countries make a significant contribution to the school (except during COVID-19 restrictions as is the situation in 2021). The school has 31 classrooms (including specialist facilities for Music, Art, Food Technology / Hospitality, Hard Materials Technology, Māori, Science, and Computing; alongside a new general purpose hall/gym, a community library and a heated pool. There is good community involvement in school activities.

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The school is staffed with approximately 46 full or part-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.

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There are International (fee paying and exchange) Students at TAS every year (except during COVID-19 restrictions as is the situation in 2021). We have a specialist staff member who supports students through enrolment, homestay placement and on-going pastoral care.

International Students


STAR, GATEWAY, Video Conference Learning (VLC FarNet classes for example in Classics, History, Economics, and more), Correspondence School and other external courses supplement teacher-based education at years 11 to 13.

Daily Notices


School Calendar

Parent Portal

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Important Dates

Coming Events: 2021
Please note the Teacher Only Days scheduled 20 May & 3 Aug 2021


Fri 16 April End of Term 1

April Holidays old Practice Journey (Kaimai Ranges)

3 May Start Term 2 

20 May Education ‘Accord’ Teacher Only Day

25 May School Photos 

4 June Mid-term break 

7 June Queens birthday 

9 July End of Term 2

26 July Start of Term 3

3 August Education ‘Accord’ Teacher Only Day

1 October End of Term 3 

18 October Start of Term 4 

25 October Labour Day 

8 November NCEA examinations commence

18-21 November DOE* Bronze Qualifier, Whirinaki