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"

THIS TERM'S CORNERSTONE VALUE IS: Pono-nga / Honesty and truthfulness+

To show integrity by not lying, stealing or being unfair


Important Announcements

TAS Prospectus TAS Prospectus

Online enrolment form Enrolment Form

Teacher Vacancy Application Forms


Head Students 2019Tauraroa 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.

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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. 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 2019 (from left): Head Boy, Connor Guest; Deputy Head Boy, Sean Chaplin; Deputy Head Girl, Ani Quirey; Head Girl, Chiquela Blomfield.

Daily Notices


School Calendar

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Important Dates

14 October Start of Term 4

17 October Volleyball tournament Year 7-9 girls ASB stadium

18 October Year 10 Digital Visual Comm field trip - Whangarei

22 October Year 13 Biology trip to Auckland Zoo

23 October Te Manawa Tahi o Whangarei 8:30-12:30pm

24 October ASB NSS Sports Awards ASB

25 October Year 9&10 Touch - Kaikohe, Country Day,  All academic, sporting and cultural trophies due back

29 October Board of Trustees business meeting

30 October Fast 5 Netball (mixed) Year 7 - 10 ASB stadium

1 November Disco (Shave for a Cure fundraiser)

6 November Last day for seniors, Volleyball Year 9&10 girls ASB stadium

7 November Central Day. Volleyball Y9&10 boys ASB stadium

8 November NCEA exams start

11 November Futsal Year 7 & 8 ASB

13 November Year 9&10 Volleyball finals ASB stadium

14 November Year 9&10 Renegade Hockey ASB stadium

18 November Futsal Year 9 & 10 ASB (Joelle McCormick)

20 November WTE Clinic and coaching day

28 November Year 7-10 Golf Croquet Maungakaramea Croquet Club

29 November Last exam. Leavers Dinner

2 December 12:30pm Senior Prize giving, Year 9-13 reports issued Board of Trustees business meeting

3-6 December Cornerstone Values week, Duke of Ed Bronze Te Paki tramp

9 - 16 December Duke of Edinburgh Gold Mount Ruapehu expedition

10 December Junior (0-8) prizegiving; Progress reports issued

2020 Term 1 Friday 31 January Year 11-13 only

Monday 3 February— Thursday 9 April (Full school)

Thursday 6 February Waitangi Day