Important Announcements


Prefects 2016

Tauraroa Area School is situated in a rural area about 25km SW of Whangarei. Maungakaramea and Mangapai roads are sealed roads which lead directly to TAS from SH1. 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 38 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, Correspondence School and other external courses supplement teacher-based education at years 11 to 13.

Daily Notices


School Calendar

Important Dates

 Term One 2017

Mon 23 Jan - School Office Open

Thur 02 Feb - School Open for Yr11-13 students and for any new Y9/10 students 

Fri 03 Feb - All Year 0-10 students only

Mon 06 Feb - Waitangi Day

Tues 07 Feb - Full School

Fri 10 Feb - Top House Comp (PM)

Mon 13 Feb - Swimming Sports @ TAS

Wed 15 Feb - Student Council Elections

20-24 Feb - Year 11 and Year 13 Camps

20-22 Mar - Year 12 Camp

Thurs 13 April - Last Day of T1

Fri 17 Feb - Athletics Sports @ Kensington

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