Important Announcements

  • Cornerstone Values week is coming up again at the end of this year.¬†This is a great week for our Year 9 and 10 students, where they get out in the community to celebrate and practise our cornerstone values. The week involves a combination of community service, plus a range of activities that will stretch their minds, drag them out of their comfort zones, and enrich them with wonderful new skills and experiences. The week starts on a Thursday 3rd December and runs until the following Wednesday 9th.
    • Thursday: Year 9s are doing sandboarding while Year 10s are doing work shadowing.

    • Friday: Year 9s will do a walk in the Parihaka/Town Basin area, followed by a visit to a pools; Year 10s go to Abbey Caves.

    • Monday is our community service day, with students doing a wide variety of activities to support our local communities.

    • Tuesday and Wednesday all students are on camp, which involves various options, already chosen by them. These options are music at school, surfing at Waipu, Tramping to Peach Cove, horse-riding Whangarei Action Adventure, and a Rawhiti marae stay. The Rawhiti stay begins on the Monday because this is a three-day option that also incorporates the community service (working on the marae).

      More details will follow closer to the time.

  • Cancellation Notice: Unfortunately the Year 9 Camp due to be run at Kai Iwi Lakes from Wednesday September 23 has had to be cancelled. Our sincere apologies go to those who had planned to be on or support the camp.

  • 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:¬†

  • 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

23/9 - 25/9 - Y8 Camp in Auckland

25 September - Term 3 ends/ Japan Trip begins

12 October - Term 4 begins

30 October - Country Day @ TAS

9 November - NCEA exams begin

30 November - Graduation Dinner

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

10 December - Middle School Prize-Giving

11 December - Primary School Prize-Giving