Important Announcements

    • We are having a Teacher/Parent/Student Meeting opportunity on Monday 30 May 2016 from 3.30pm-7pm. You are able to book teachers for 10 minute conferences using The code to use is: 3eb3q

    • Please note that Friday the 3rd of June is a Teacher-Only Day for all students. Teachers from across Northland will be taking part in the Digital Horizons Conference at Whangarei Boys' High School; focusing on IT professional development.
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    • To arrange an enrolment interview at TAS simply ring the office on (09) 432-2643 or send us an


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Prefects 2016Tauraroa Area School is situated in a rural area about 25km from Whangarei, on a sealed road. 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 nature. 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 33 full-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.

STAR, GATEWAY, Correspondence School and other external courses supplement teacher-based education at years 11 to 13.

Daily Notices


School Calendar

Important Dates to Remember

May 2 - Term Two begins

May 27 - TAS Cross Country

May 30 - Senior Academic Counselling 3:30-7pm

June 3 - Teacher only day

June 6 - Queen's Birthday

June 8 - School Photos

June 18 - Senior School Ball

June 23 - Matariki / Wearable Arts Show

July 8 - End of Term Two