Important Announcements

  • The TAS Draft 2015 Charter is available for download and comment. Please click "Our School" above.
  • First days of school 2015 - All Years except Y9 and 10 Monday 2 Feb. The day will start with a powhiri for all new students. More details will be given here and on Facebook as soon as they are available.
  • Full school Tues 3 Feb.
  • Information about stationery and BYOD can be found at
  • To arrange an enrolment interview at TAS simply ring the office on (09) 432-2643 or send us an
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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 450 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

2015 Term One Start Dates:

29-30 January -  All Teaching Staff return to TAS
02 Feb - all except Y9, 10
03 Feb - Full School