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 7 December 2020 Principal's Newsletter 7 December 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.

View our Prospectus


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.

View our Staff List


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.

Daily Notices


School Calendar

Parent Portal

Student Portal

Important Dates

 Christmas Holidays

Office Hours
14 to 17 December 2020 8am to 12pm
21 to 24 December 2020 8am to 12pm
20 January to 22 January 8am to 3:30pm
27 January to 29 January 8am to 3:30pm

Coming Events: 2021
Please note the Teacher Only Days scheduled 20 May & 3 Aug 2021

Tuesday 2 February All Year 11-13 & new Year 9/10 students.

Wed 3 February Whole school attends 9am Opening of new gymnasium

8 February Waitangi Day observed

16-19 February Year 11 Camp

24-26 February Year 13 Camp Kai Iwi Lakes

1-5 March Year 7 Camp

2—5 March Year 12 Camp

8-10 March Year 5-6 Camp to Manaia

16-17 March Year 3 & 4 (1-night camps at Tangihua Lodge) Year 1 & 2 (1-night camp at Tangihua Lodge)

11-14 March Year 12 DVC to Rotorua 

17-19 March Year 9 Camp - Ruakaka

25-28 March DOE Bronze practice (Kaimai)

2-6 April Easter

Fri 16 April End of Term 1

April Holidays old Practice Journey (Kaimai Ranges)

3 May Start Term 2 

20 May Education ‘Accord’ Teacher Only Day

25 May School Photos 

4 June Mid-term break 

7 June Queens birthday 

9 July End of Term 2

26 July Start of Term 3

3 August Education ‘Accord’ Teacher Only Day

1 October End of Term 3 

18 October Start of Term 4 

25 October Labour Day 

8 November NCEA examinations commence

18-21 November DOE* Bronze Qualifier, Whirinaki