Important Announcements

  • Open Day - we are pleased to announce that our Open Day (for students) and Evening (for families; 5:30-7:30) will be on Thursday 24 August.
  • NCEA - Our NCEA page has links to this year's information, including about NCEA and Scholarship Entry Fees and the exam timetable.
  • - For all interested in ordering lunches online for delivery at TAS on Tuesdays and Thursdays. This worked well in Week 1!
  • TAS Charter - Click the link to download the 2017 TAS Charter. 


DSC08221Tauraroa Area School is situated in a rural area about 25km SW of Whangarei. Maungakaramea and Mangapai roads are sealed roads which lead directly to TAS from SH1. The school is about four kilometres from the village of Maungakaramea, which has a garage with a shop and postal facilities, a sports complex and a hall. Most of the 500+ students travel to school by bus. School starts (for students) at 8.40 am and finishes at 3.10 pm.

The school is divided into Primary, Intermediate and Secondary, with some common core activities like assemblies and sports days to promote a strong family culture. All students are allocated to a Form Class and a robust Pastoral care system is in place. Students in Year 9 to 13 are in vertical form (or "waka") classes and there are deans supporting students at all levels. About 25% of students are Maori, with the remainder Pakeha. The school has 31 classrooms (including specialist facilities for Music, Art, Food Technology / Hospitality, Hard Materials Technology, Maori, Science, and Computing; alongside a general purpose hall/gym, a community library and a heated pool. There is good community involvement in school activities.

The school is staffed with approximately 46 full or part-time teachers. There are Teacher Aides and ESOL Teachers, an Executive Officer, a Student Services Officer, Learning Support Unit, Librarian and a full time Caretaker. There are International (fee paying and exchange) Students at TAS every year. We have a specialist staff member who supports students through enrolment, homestay placement and on-going pastoral care.

STAR, GATEWAY, Video Conference Learning (VCL classes for example in Classics, History, Economics, and more), Correspondence School and other external courses supplement teacher-based education at years 11 to 13.

Pictured above: 2017 Senior Student Leaders (from left): Joseph Cherrington (Deputy Head Boy), Alexander Grbavac (Head Boy), Kohine Taylor (Head Girl), Xanthe Cave (Deputy Head Girl).

Daily Notices


School Calendar

Parent Portal

Important Dates

 Term Three 2017

24 July - First Day of Term Three

21-24 Aug - 'Too Much Punch for Judy' - Y12/13 Drama Performances

24 Aug - Open Day and Evening

01-07 Sept - Senior Exams

04-08 Sept - OPC (Y10)

20 Sept - TAS Creative

27-29 Sept - Year 8 Camp (Auck Trip)

29 Sept - Last Day of Term Three


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