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: Kawe-nga / Responsibility+

To be trustworthy and accountable for your own actions


Important Announcements

TAS Prospectus TAS Prospectus

 2020 Stationery List :We have teamed up with Office Max MySchool to make it easy for you to purchase all your family's school stationery needs for 2020. You can choose to buy online, by mail order, at OfficeMax in town, or simply download a stationery list for future reference. Avoid the last minute rush and help the school earn rewards at the same time. Click here to order now.

Online application for enrolment form Enrolment Application Form 

Teacher Vacancy Application Forms

2019 NCEA endorsement successes. Congratulations to all of the following students and their teachers.
Excellence Level 3 - Sean Chaplin and Selena de Weyer
Excellence Level 2 - Angharad Yearbury-Murphy, Paige Harrison and Matthew Liggett
Excellence Level 1- Jonah Werhan. Sam Buckwell, Hayden Burns, Hannah Winters-Dodd, Samantha Dutton, Benjamin Alford, Luke Dyer, Zoe Willem-Pritchard, Ryan Johnson, Violet Blomfield, Catherine Hang and Aidan Nicholson
Merit Level 3 - Cassandra de Weyer, Chiquela Blomfield, Carlisa McCarroll, Nathan Ryken, Keely McCollum, Mererau Rapana and Caeley Barfoote
Merit Level 2 - Jules Haslar, Jatarla Absolum, Danielle Lunn, Tamaragh Potter, Keeley Lunn, Aart Lewis, Gabrielle Saunt, Emily Mills, Paige Walker and James Ogilvy
Merit Level 1 - Nicole Liew, Samantha Atkinson, Anitaya Catto-Smith, Josaiah Fue, Neve Gresswell, Darius Martin-Baker, Daniel O'Brien, Pitchayapar (Sade) O'Toole, Trinity Parker, James Simpson (Carroll), Natahlia Albert, Victoria Atkinson, Christina de Boer, Alexandra Massey, Alana Morris-Guthrie, Chad Pienaar, Kurt Hill, Emma Dutton and Jemima Su'A


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.

Daily Notices


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Important Dates

 2020 Term 1 Friday 31 January Year 11-13 only

Monday 3 February— Thursday 9 April (Full school)

Thursday 6 February Waitangi Day

Friday 7 February Waka Toa - 9:30am - 11:30am

Monday 10 February TAS Swimming Sports

Tuesday 11 February Y5/6 Kiwi North visit

Wednesday 12 February  School Hangi 5:30pm
Tuesday 18 to Friday 21st February Y12 camp
Thursday 20 to Sunday 23 February Y13DVC Napier
Monday 24 to Thurs 27 February Y11 camp -Tangihua
Wednesday 26 to Friday 28 February Y8 Reotahi
Monday 2 to Wednesday 4 March Y7 Rawhiti Camp
Tuesday 3 to Friday 6 March Y5/6 Coopers Beach
Wednesday, 4 to Friday 6 March Y13 Retreat (camp) Paihia
Friday, 6 March Y11PE Glenbervie
Monday 9 to Tuesday 10 March Y3-4 Camp
Wednesday 11 to Thursday 12 March Waka Teina Camp 
Wednesday 11 to Friday 13 March Y9 Camp Ruakaka Camp Ground 
Monday 16 March - Student progress meetings with parents and teachers 
Tuesday 17 to Wednesday 18 March  Y11PE Rawhiti and Cape Brett
Tuesday 17 March  Careers Roadshow for all Year 10 students
Thursday 26 to Saturday 28 March DOE Silver training
Sunday 29 March to Saturday 4 April NZ SS Volley Ball Champs
Wednesday 1 April  Shakespeare Comp- Kamo High
Sunday 5 April Y13PE Test ride Glenbervie Forest
or Monday 6 April Y13PE Test ride Glenbervie Forest


Wednesday 8 to Sunday 12 April DOE Silver practice Whirinaki Tramp