Important Announcements

  • 26 May - Pink Shirt Day - TAS is taking a stand against bullying by participating in Pink Shirt Day. Pink Shirt Day is about working together to stop bullying by celebrating diversity and promoting positive social relationships. It’s about creating a community where all people feel safe, valued and respected, regardless of age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, ability, or cultural background.
    Showing our support for Pink Shirt Day’s anti-bullying campaign, students will wear pink mufti (or any pink clothing item you own. Shirt, pants, socks etc.) and bring a gold coin donation to raise money and awareness for the campaign. There will be 4 prizes to give out for the top 4 best pink outfits on the day which will be announced in the next assembly.
  • Y11-13 Student/Parent/Teacher Interviews - 31 May. Book at from Monday. The code is yakc5.
  • NCEA - Our NCEA page has links to this year's information and exam timetable.
  • - For all interested in ordering lunches online for delivery at TAS on Tuesdays and Thursdays. This worked well in Week 1!
  • TAS Charter - Click the link to download the 2017 TAS Charter. 


DSC08221Tauraroa Area School is situated in a rural area about 25km SW of Whangarei. Maungakaramea and Mangapai roads are sealed roads which lead directly to TAS from SH1. 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 38 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. 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.

STAR, GATEWAY, Correspondence School and other external courses supplement teacher-based education at years 11 to 13.

Pictured above: 2017 Senior Student Leaders (from left): Joseph Cherrington (Deputy Head Boy), Alexander Grbavac (Head Boy), Kohine Taylor (Head Girl), Xanthe Cave (Deputy Head Girl).

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Important Dates

 Term Two 2017

26 May - Pink Shirt Day - stand together, stop bullying

26 May - School Disco: 5-7pm Juniors Y0-6; 7:30-10pm Seniors Y9-13; Y7/8 can come to either

31 May - Y11-13 Student Led Conferences

01 June - TAS Cross Country

02 June - (Fri) Mid Term Break

05 June - Queens Birthday Holiday

6-9 June - Y1-8 Keeping Ourselves Safe

12 June - "Upstander" show and workshops

23 June - Wig Wednesday Cancer Fundrasier

01 July - TAS Senior Ball @ Barge Park

07 July - Last Day of Term Two


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