Important Announcements

  • Hosting Families Required - Once again TAS is hosting Japanese students in 2017 and we are looking for homestay families. The first group are here from 19 to 29 March. If you are interested in helping out with this and/or other groups during the year please contact Janine Burns at TAS. Phone 432-2643 or email Janine:
  • Year 7, 11 and 13 Camps are on this week. Year 7 at Rawhiti, Year 13 at Tongariro, Monday to Friday. Year 11 are at Tangihua Lodge Tuesday to Friday.
  • TAS Charter - Click the link to download the 2017 TAS Charter.¬†
  • Stationery for 2017. You can view (and purchase) stationery items for 2017 at Start by searching for TAS, then enter in the student name and year level. You can print a list of the requirements, adjust the items, choose extras and so on, at the MySchool website.
  • Vacancy for Assistant HOD English - position description
  • TAS Teacher Employment Application Form (PDF)
  • TAS Teacher Employment Application Form (Word)


Prefects 2016

Tauraroa 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 nature. 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 38 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, Correspondence School and other external courses supplement teacher-based education at years 11 to 13.

Daily Notices


School Calendar

Important Dates

 Term One 2017

20-24 Feb - Year 7 Camp @ Rawhiti

20-24 Feb - Year 13 Camp @ Tongariro

21-24 Feb - Year 11 Camp @ Tangihua

20-22 Mar - Year 12 Camp

27-29 Mar - Year 9 Camp @ Pataua North

28-31 Mar - Year 5/6 Camp @ Mt Manaia

Thurs 13 April - Last Day of T1

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