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: Ngakau Atawhai / Kindness+

To help, show concern for and be friendly to others.


Important Announcements

Year 10 Hillary Outdoors Tongariro (Sept 1-6).  Medical form at https://forms.gle/i42eLFen2X3kDTn9A     

Other information including Location, Activities and Gear list Hillary-Outdoors-Student-Booklet-Tongariro.pdf

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.

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

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Important Dates

2019 Term Three

31 July TAS Science Fair (Year 7/8)

2-5 August Tourism class cruise

5 August Board of Trustees business meeting

6 August Geography quiz (Y11) Whangarei BHS

21 August TAS Creative concert

27 August TAS Open day (6:30pm parents welcome)

1-6 September Year 10 Hillary Outdoors

2-9 September Senior Exams

8-13 September AIMS games (Tauranga): Y7/8 basketball

12-15 September Duke of Edinburgh Bronze - Kaimai Tramping

16 September Board of Trustees business meeting

17 September Y11 Mathematics: MCAT exam

26 September DOE Gold - Matemateonga tramp

23-27 September Y11-13 Maori trip to Wellington

27 September End of Term 3