Important Announcements


  • School starts again for Term Four on Monday 15 October.
  • A reminder that 22 October is Labour Day and school is closed for the public holiday.
  • Our senior students (Y11-13) will head off on Exam Leave at the end of Week 3. 
  • Teacher Vacancy Application Forms
  • Host families needed! TAS are hosting 2 visiting groups of Japanese students in November. We need host families! If you have a spare room (or can move your family around to make one!), and are prepared to spend some weekend time with a visitor, we would love to hear from you. The groups are here for approximately 2 weeks. Families are paid an allowance for hosting a student and these groups make a significant financial contribution to our school. If you are interested in helping out please contact Janine at or phone the school office 09 432 2643.




Head Students 2018Tauraroa 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 culture. 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 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. 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, 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 2018 (fromleft): Deputy Head Boy, Jayden Lincoln; Deputy Head Girl, Nina Spick; Head Girl, Lauren Bollu; Head Boy, Aaron Skelton.

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Important Dates

Term Four

15 Oct - Term Four begins

22 Oct - Labour Day 

26 Oct - Country Day

02 Nov - Last day Y11-13

03 Nov - Hiroshima HS visit begins

05-06 Nov - Y9/10 Exams

07 Nov - NCEA begins

23 Nov - Keisei HS visit begins

 03 Dec - Y9-13 Prizegiving (12:30 start)

04-07 Dec - Y9/10 Cornerstone Values week

04 Dec - Graduation Dinner

12 Dec - Y0-8 Prizegiving - Last day of school 


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