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 comply with rightful authority


Important Announcements

Principal's Newsletter 25 July 2020 Principal's Newsletter 25 July 2020

Te Manawa Tahi Term 3 Timetable and brochure. Visiting TAS 9-12 noon on 12 August 

Te Manawa Tahi Term 3 community timetable Te Manawa Tahi brochure

TAS Prospectus TAS Prospectus

Online application for enrolment form Enrolment Application Form 

Teacher Vacancy Application Forms


Head Students 2020Tauraroa 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 home room (Years 0-8) or vertical "waka" (Years 9-13) class. Year level deans support students at all levels, within a robust pastoral care system in place.  About 28% of students are Maori, with the remainder mostly Pakeha.  International students from a wide range of countries make a significant contribution to the school. The school has 31 classrooms (including specialist facilities for Music, Art, Food Technology / Hospitality, Hard Materials Technology, Maori, Science, and Computing; alongside a general purpose hall/gym, a community library and a heated pool. There is good community involvement in school activities.

View our Prospectus


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.

View our Staff List


There are International (fee paying and exchange) Students at TAS every year. 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 (VCL classes for example in Classics, History, Economics, and more), Correspondence School and other external courses supplement teacher-based education at years 11 to 13.

 Pictured are our Head Students for 2020: Head Girl, Emily Mills; Head Boy, Max Woolhouse.

Daily Notices


School Calendar

Parent Portal

Student Portal

Important Dates

 2020 Term 3

28 July        Year 10s Careers - WGHS 

29 July        NCEA Information evening

30 July        Y11/12 SRD Project pest control assessment

4-5 Aug        Y13 Adventure Tourism course (1 day off campus)

5 Aug        Y11-13 - Student Progress Conferences  3:30pm to 7pm (Subject choices process for 2021 begins)

6 Aug        Y7/8 Sports Exchange to Bream Bay College

6-8 August    Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme - Silver training Lane Cove

7 August        Y11-13 Basketball (Kensington)

10 August      Board of Trustees business meeting 5:30pm

11 August        School photos

12 August        Y9/10 Boys Basketball (Kensington)

12 August        Te Manawa Tahi at TAS (Te Kakano 9am to noon) Ministry of Education Consultation

12 August        Northland Readers Cup at WGHS 3:30pm

13 August        Y10 students to Waitangi

14 August        Mathex inter-school competition

14 August        Y9/10 Basketball Waipapa Sports

17 Aug        Y11 Health Escape the Room Auckland

18 Aug        Concert Band Musical Tour

19 Aug        7pm - Music department farewell concert for Kathleen Mulligan

20 Aug        Y7/8 Mixed Basketball Whangarei

25 Aug        Y7/8 Netball Whangarei

27 Aug        Open Day and Evening at Tauraroa Area School

27 August        Y9/10 Basketball (Kensington)

28 August        Y7-13 BOI Beast Mud Run

28 August        Literacy Quiz (4 Y7 students and PA)

31 Aug - 7 Sept    OPC Y10

31 Aug-2 Sept    Seniorr football (Boys and Girls) (Whangarei)

1-2 Sept        Netball (Kaikohe); Mixed hockey (Kensington or Kaikohe)

1 - 4 Sept       Y11-13 Senior Examinations at Tauraroa Area School

8 September    Y12/13 Drama Rehearsal

9 September     Y12/13 Drama Production P3/4, 4pm and 7pm

14 Sept        Board of Trustees business meeting 5:30pm

14-18 Sept     Y7/8 Kaimai Sports Camp (GM/PC) (35pax)

15 Sept        MCAT - Mathematics Common Assessment Task Year 11 NCEA Level 1

16 Sept        TAS Creative / Wearable Art 

22 September    Y11 Drama Rehearsal

23 September    Y11 Drama Production P3/ 4, 4pm and 7pm

25 Sept        End of Term 3