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


An authentic New Zealand rural experience

At the top of NZ5

At the top of New Zealand

 an authentic New Zealand experience

  • Personalised International Programmes
  • Academic Excellence
  • Outdoor Education Activities
  • Strong Sports and Arts
  • Homestays - Rural or City
  • Northland Location 

Welcome to the International pages of Tauraroa Area School.

We are a co-educational school of 480 students, just out of Whangarei City which is 2 hours north of Auckland.

We are an Area School which means we have students from Years 1 to 13 and we service a wide farming and life-style block district on the outskirts of the city. We have only a few internationals at any one time so we can focus on giving you a personalised international programme, including new Academic Plus options tailored to yours interests.

We are primarily known as an academic school so many families from our region choose us for that reason, busing to the countryside for a focused education. We offer small classes which ensures students get individual attention from teachers. We offer a wide range of subject choices including music, drama, visual art, agricultural studies, hospitality as well as all the usual subjects.

Our school is idealy situated for a range of outdoor activities. We have mountains, forests and beaches nearby. We have clubs where you can participate in a range of activities including kayaking, clay shooting, hiking and cycling as well as a strong Duke of Edinburgh programme which promotes independence, service and adventure and has many trips to the outdoors. Each class level does an outdoor camp and internationals can be involved at multiple levels if they desire. While we don't teach Outdoor Education as a subject, we live it instead!

We have a strong extra-curricular programme with very interesting options like choir, jazz band, Kapa Haka (Maori culture), equestrian, hockey, netball, football and volleyball. Each year teams and bands travel to regional and national competitions.

Most of our families live on farms or life-style blocks, although we do have students who choose to bus out from Whangarei City. School families are keen to offer a place to an international student. Living in Northland means we have easy access to harbours (both coasts), beaches and also walks in the forests. It is common for families to go riding, fishing, swimming, surfing or sailing in the summer. The Northland climate is sub-tropical which means we have very mild winters and warm summers.

 If you would like an authentic rural New Zealand experience then please apply now!

  1. TAS Rules Document
  2. International Student Guidelines and Policies Oct 2018
  3. Fees



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