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: Pono-nga / Honesty and truthfulness+

To show integrity by not lying, stealing or being unfair


Important Announcements

TAS Prospectus TAS Prospectus


Online application for enrolment form Enrolment Application Form 

Applications completed before Monday 2 December will be confirmed by the end of Term 4 (Tuesday 10 Dec)


Teacher Vacancy Application Forms


Head Students 2019Tauraroa 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 2019 (from left): Head Boy, Connor Guest; Deputy Head Boy, Sean Chaplin; Deputy Head Girl, Ani Quirey; Head Girl, Chiquela Blomfield.

Daily Notices


School Calendar

Parent Portal

Student Portal

Important Dates

14 October Start of Term 4

17 October Volleyball tournament Year 7-9 girls ASB stadium

18 October Year 10 Digital Visual Comm field trip - Whangarei

22 October Year 13 Biology trip to Auckland Zoo

23 October Te Manawa Tahi o Whangarei  (Postponed. New date to be advised)

24 October ASB NSS Sports Awards ASB

25 October Year 9&10 Touch - Kaikohe, Country Day,  All academic, sporting and cultural trophies due back

29 October Board of Trustees business meeting

30 October Fast 5 Netball (mixed) Year 7 - 10 ASB stadium

1 November Disco (Shave for a Cure fundraiser)

6 November Last day for seniors, Volleyball Year 9&10 girls ASB stadium

7 November Central Day. Volleyball Y9&10 boys ASB stadium

8 November NCEA exams start

11 November Futsal Year 7 & 8 ASB

13 November Year 9&10 Volleyball finals ASB stadium

14 November Year 9&10 Renegade Hockey ASB stadium

18 November Futsal Year 9 & 10 ASB (Joelle McCormick)

20 November WTE Clinic and coaching day

28 November Year 7-10 Golf Croquet Maungakaramea Croquet Club

29 November Last exam. Leavers Dinner

2 December 12:30pm Senior Prize giving, Year 9-13 reports issued Board of Trustees business meeting

3-6 December Cornerstone Values week, Duke of Ed Bronze Te Paki tramp

9 - 16 December Duke of Edinburgh Gold Mount Ruapehu expedition

10 December Junior (0-8) prizegiving; Progress reports issued

2020 Term 1 Friday 31 January Year 11-13 only

Monday 3 February— Thursday 9 April (Full school)

Thursday 6 February Waitangi Day