Important Announcements

  • TAS International Student homestay opportunities 2016 and 2017.  We have two international students arriving in 2017 and we are hosting a large group from Japan next term, from the 24th of November to the 9th of December. Homestay hosts are required. See here for more details.
  • NCEA Exams start with Scholarship Drama on the 9th of November. The first major exam is on the morning of the 10th with Level 1 and Scholarship English. In the afternoon of the 10th it is Level 3 Biology. The examination timetable can be viewed here.
  • To arrange an enrolment interview at TAS simply ring the office on (09) 432-2643 or send us an


Prefects 2016

Tauraroa Area School is situated in a rural area about 25km from Whangarei, on a sealed road. 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 33 full-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.

STAR, GATEWAY, Correspondence School and other external courses supplement teacher-based education at years 11 to 13.

Daily Notices


School Calendar

Important Dates to Remember

 Oct 10 - Term Four Begins

Nov 9 - NCEA exams begin

Nov 10 - Level 1 English Exam 9:30am