Tauraroa Area School - TE KURA TAKIWA O TAURAROA Tauraroa Area School - TE KURA TAKIWA O TAURAROA


THIS TERM'S CORNERSTONE VALUE IS: Manaakitanga + Kotahitanga + Poutamatanga+

Manaakitanga - Manaaki i a koe ano (caring for ourselves) Manaaki te hapori (caring for our community) Manaaki te ao (caring for our world) Kotahitanga (togetherness) Poutamatanga (striving to improve - climbing up stairs). Ma te kotahitanga ka ako, ma te kotahitanga ka manaaki - Together we learn, together we care


Important Announcements

NZQA results are available online: Students please use your login on the NZQA website. Results have also been downloaded into KAMAR and mymahi. Check for any incorrect or missing results or qualifications. Email Mr McCartney (TAS Principal's Nominee) if there are any issues requiring advice or assistance.

Whangarei Bus Services Announcement: Unfortunately, Whangarei Bus Services have informed us that they will not be running the Town Bus run in the new year. We are working towards having a solution in place for the start of term. We will update again in the new year. Wishing you a Merry Christmas. Kind regards. Ray Petrie (Bus controller @ TAS)

Latest newsletter   12 Dec 2022

2023 Stationery Lists: We have teamed up with Office Max MySchool to make it easy for you to purchase all your family's school stationery needs for 2023. Avoid the last minute rush and help the school earn rewards at the same time. Click here to order now. [View Stationery Lists on the Being Informed page under Stationery/BYOD.] 

TAS Junior Prizegiving 9:00am to 12pm [Junior Prize-giving 2022 video link]

TAS Senior Prizegiving 1pm to 3pm [Senior Prize-giving 2022 video link]

Mrs Magee's Mathematics resources website

To View The Daily Notices - Please Click Here,

TAS Prospectus TAS Prospectus

Online application for enrolment form Enrolment Application Form 

Teacher Vacancy Application Forms


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ANZAC Day 2015


Information about the commemoration service at Maungakaramea: 

Maungakaramea Anzac Day Service - there will be a service held in Maungakaramea on Saturday April 25. Assemble at Maungakaramea Sports Club at 10.30 am; the Sports club will be open for light refreshments and food after the service. This year we commemorate the centenary of the ANZAC landings on Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey. Everyone is welcome and we look forward to getting together as a community and sharing this day. It is a day for young and old to come together and remember the sacrifice made by these brave men who served our country.

Anyone who would like to have some input into the service, or would like to assist in any way, please contact Julie Mokaraka on 432-3573 or 021-323-573

At assembly on Thursday Katelyn mentioned about searching for family members and ancestors affected by war. Here is the list of websites she has researched, which she offers as a starting point for your search.

Family tree

Here are some websites you can use:

 http://www.ancestry.com/ This one is the best but it costs several hundred dollars for a year subscription. However - Whangarei library has a subscription in their genealogy room. It also has DNA testing and family tree makers which other members can access. This is useful for research and coming in contact with family members.


 http://sourceforge.net/projects/gramps/ Family tree software. Free and helps with cataloguing research. Probably not for new users - it’s quite complex. Also has open source code if you’re into programming.

 http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi Online family database.

 https://bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/Home/ Look up birthdays or deaths. Useful in finding parents and ages. You have to pay to order documents though.

 http://www.wdc.govt.nz/FacilitiesandRecreation/Cemeteries/Pages/CemeteryDatabaseSearch.aspx Whangarei Cemetery database. Use this to find where relatives are buried and go take pictures of their gravestones. As creepy as this sounds - the pictures can become quite useful.

Other suggestions:

Try parish records for England - people had to register births to pay taxes.

Ask grandparents, great aunts, uncles as soon as possible. You may never know when you lose the chance to discover something valuable. Family history is important as it not only allows you discover your family’s history - but you discover who you are too.

Other Links:

Official Government ANZAC page

Gallipoli 2015 on Facebook

Maungakaramea's WWI Memorial



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