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

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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

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TAS Prospectus TAS Prospectus

Online application for enrolment form Enrolment Application Form 

Teacher Vacancy Application Forms

Subjects and Activities


We offer a flexible programme of study. Our small class sizes means our teachers are able to give individual attention and instruction. We are happy to design a programme of study around your interests. 

Senior students (Y11-13) are welcome to participate in our NZ external examinations during November & December (NCEA) but for those that do not, we offer an alternative FUN programme, designed with your help! We will take you on trips & cruises, walks and swims and visit famous NZ tourist destinations! Most of the costs of this programme are included in your tuition fees but some additional costs may be required, depending on programme activities.


This programme is designed to give international students further opportunities to discover and experience what New Zealand has to offer! Students can choose from any of the following 4 options or design their own programme from the listed activities. These will be run once a week, during school time, over the course of 1 school term (approximately 10 weeks).

Rural         Cost $600  

  • Farm Visits - learn to milk a cow, feed a calf or lamb, shear a sheep and watch farm dogs at work 162                 
  • Quad bike riding - learn to safely ride a 4 wheel motor bike
  • Fishing trip
  • Tramping
  • Clay target shooting - learn to shoot at our local gun club!

The Land and Its People    Cost $900

  • Cultural experience - overnight stay on a Marae (maori meeting house)
  • Trip to Waitangi (birth place of NZ) and Russell in the Bay of Islands
  • Matakohe Museum - learn about Northland's gum digger past
  • Bay of Island Cruise - see dolphins at play and visit the famous 'hole in the rock'
  • Trip to Rotorua (3 days) - tourist capital of New Zealand!

 Equestrian Cost $1000

  • Horse riding lessons (minimum 8). Beginners to more advanced. Learn show jumping, dressage and general horse care. Includes use of horse and tack. Students need to provide their own riding clothes, boots and helmets.

 Outdoor Education  Cost $1000

  • Learn to dive - experience NZ's undersea world!
  • Kayaking
  • Snow Planet - learn to ski or snowboard or Explore under ground Caves
  • High Ropes Course
  • Tramping in New Zealand Native Forest

 Please note: Some programmes are dependent on numbers. Outdoor Education available Terms 1 & 4 only. Some activitives are weather dependent. If they are not available another activity will be offered.


ACADEMIC PLUS VOLUNTEER™  A high school experience abroad with a difference!Academic + Volunteer logo

Tauraroa Area School are proud to be offering Academic Plus Volunteer™

As an Academic Plus Volunteer™ student you will get to experience high school in New Zealand while making a difference, volunteering on local sporting, environmental or social projects. Plus you will have the option to volunteer in South America on your way home!

You will do up to 5 hours volunteering per week on your chosen project/s. At Tauraroa Area School we are currently offering the following projects:

Social -  Assisting teachers with the Junior Students, volunteering with local charties, Riding for the Disabled, or SPCA. Music tuition and assisting with junior music programme.

Environmental - Water restoration projects, pest control, native plant regeneration, beach clean up, Wild life protection

Sports  - Coaching opportunities available in numerous sports including, football, hockey, basketball, volleyball, tennis, badminton and athletics.

We welcome applications for any length of programme. For more information and pricing visit www.aplusv.co.nz

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