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



  • The official school suppliers are Bethells (The Strand) and Northland School Wear (Kamo).
  • All uniform items should have the school logo.
  • It is the parents' responsibility to ensure that all uniform requirements are met.
  • Students who do not have correct uniform should report directly to the school office to seek a replacement item or uniform pass. A note from home is helpful in these instances.
  • Second-hand clothing is available. Please check with the office.

Boys and Girls: Years 0-6

A green uniform polo shirt is required for ALL primary students. This may be worn with black shorts, skirt, track pants or trousers and a Tauraroa polar fleece. A black or white thermal top may be worn underneath the polo shirt. 

Girls: Years 7 - 10

Black dress skirt (3 styles available). Hem length should be just above or below the knees or longer for a lavalava. Black shorts or trousers (with logo). A skirt with an elastic insert is available to order. White or black polo shirt with school logo & striped collar. A long sleeved matching colour thermal may be worn under the polo shirt. Uniform (bottle green and gold) polar fleece or school jersey. White or black socks or black tights. School jacket is optional.

Boys: Years 7 - 10

Shorts or black trousers or lavalava (with logo).  White or black polo shirt with school logo & striped collar. A long sleeved matching coloured thermal may be worn under the polo shirt. Uniform (bottle green and gold) polar fleece or school jersey. Plain white or black long or short socks. School jacket is optional.

Boys and Girls: Years 11-13

As for Y7-10 with optional white uniform blouse/shirt with school logo. A leaver's jersey may be worn by Year 13 students. Year 13 students can purchase a plain bklack dress jacket (girls) or blazer (boys) from the uniform suppliers.


Plain black shoes or sandals with ankle straps. A 5cm maximum height restriction applies. NOTE: For safety reasons, the wearing of enclosed shoes is required in technology classes.

Make-up, jewellery, hair and nails

  • Makeup is to be discreet and natural in appearance.
  • No jewellery is to be worn, with the exception of up to a maximum of four small studs or small sleepers in ear(s) and a single discreet nose stud. Other forms of body piercing are not permitted.
  • No coloured nail polish may be worn. False/fake nails may not be worn and nails are to be kept trimmed.
  • Students must maintain tidy facial hair.
  • Hair should not be worn covering eyes. Students may be required to tie back long hair for health and safety reasons.
  • Māori taonga may be worn.


Sunhats are compulsory for all outdoor activity for students in Years 0-8 in Terms 1 and 4 and strongly recommended for all other year levels.  Bottle green, wide brim or bucket style hats are available from the school. Plain black peak caps may be worn in Years 7-13.

Terms 2 and 3 cold weather clothing

In Terms 2 & 3, during periods of cold weather, students will be permitted to wear a plain black scarf or the Tauraroa Area School scarf (available from the school office). A black beanie with school logo (2 styles available) or a plain black beanie may be worn. 

Physical Education

T-shirts and shorts or tracksuit pants are to be worn during Physical Education classes. Sneakers are to be worn when using the ‘Astro-Turf’ courts. Everyday uniform clothing is not appropriate. T-shirts that leave the shoulders and/or midriff bare, or are ‘low-cut’ are NOT acceptable.  Swimming caps are recommended for students when in the swimming pool. The wearing of rash vests is encouraged.

Team uniforms

TAS team uniforms are worn by all teams. A small rental is charged to cover laundry costs.

Non-uniform days

Clean and tidy non-uniform items may be worn. Clothing advertising alcohol, illegal substances or any messages or images inappropriate in a school setting will not be permitted. Makeup and jewellery may be worn.  Any jewellery is worn at the students’ own risk. Teachers reserve the right to ask students to remove jewellery deemed inappropriate or dangerous for a particular activity or if health or safety issues arise.