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: Aaro-nui / Consideration and Concern for Others+

To be kind, thoughtful, and to consider the interests of others


Important Announcements

Principal's Newsletter 25 September 2020 Principal's Newsletter 25 September 2020

TAS Prospectus TAS Prospectus

Online application for enrolment form Enrolment Application Form 

Teacher Vacancy Application Forms


Head Students 2020Tauraroa 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 2020: Head Girl, Emily Mills; Head Boy, Max Woolhouse.

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Important Dates

 2020 Term 4

Mon 12 Oct    Term 4 begins.

Wed 14 Oct    12GEO Hobsonville Point field trip

Thurs 15 Oct  13BIO Auckland Zoo field trip

Tues 20 Oct    13BIO Auckland Zoo field trip

Fri 23 Oct         7PA Whangarei Library and Shiraz

Fri 30 Oct         TAS Country Day

Fri 30 Oct         Years 9&10 NSSS Touch Rugby

Wed 4 Nov       Te Manawa Tahi at TAS 9am to 12noon

Thurs 5 Nov     Central Day pp 6/11/2020

Wed 11 Nov      NCEA Mentoring Students - Glenverbie Adventure Forest

Thurs 12 Nov   Y11-13 Senior Prize-giving

Fri 13 Nov         Last day Y11-13. NCEA examinations study leave begins. 

Mon 16 Nov      Y11-13 NCEA examinations begin at Tauraroa Area School