Important Announcements

  • Year 12 and 13 Reports went home with students last Friday. Year 11 Reports will go out on Monday.
  • Year7/8 Winter Sports was postponed last week and is now on at Kensington on Tues. 19 May.
  • Senior Teacher, Student and Parent Conferences (i.e. for Y11-13) are on Wed. 27 May, 3:30 - 7. Use the website and the code: D7K96 to book your 10 minute slot with teachers and the Dean as required.
  • 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 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