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



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Important Announcements

Latest newsletter   16 Sept 2022

From the Principal & BoT   Mask wearing Term 3

2022 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 2022. 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     9:30am to 12pm       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MaJeRR50PeM

TAS Senior Prizegiving     1pm to 3pm      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gu-jUmMsmYQ

Mrs Magee's Mathematics resources website

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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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