Important Announcements

  • NCEA Information Evening for Y10 students and parents. Final opportunity 01 September @ 6pm in E1.
  • IMPORTANT NOTICE: There is a paid union meeting (for NZEI and PPTA members) scheduled for Whangarei on the 16th of September at 1:30pm. School will remain open but with greatly reduced staff numbers. Parents are welcome to collect students from 12:40 if they wish. The buses will run at the usual times. We would appreciate an email to the front office if you intend to collect your child early. 
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Prefects 2016

Tauraroa 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 500+ 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. Students in Year 9 to 13 are in vertical form (or "waka") classes and there are deans supporting students at all levels. About 25% of students are Maori, with the remainder Pakeha. 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.

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

July 25 - Term Three begins

Sept 1 - NCEA Information Evenings (Y10)

Sept 5-9 - Senior Practice NCEA Exams

Sept 5-9 - Year 10 OPC

Sept 13 - MCAT (Yr11 Algebra NCEA Exam)

Sept 14-16 - Year 8 Camp

Sept 16 - Paid Union Meeting

Sept 23 - End of Term Three