Important Announcements

  • Vacancy for Office Staff Member
       30 hours per week 8.30 – 3.15 Term time only
       General administration duties, Reception, First Aid
       Police Vet required
       Starting date 21 November – negotiable

       Applications close 4pm 28 October 2016
       Application forms available from school office, email or phone 09 4322643

  • TAS Teacher Employment Application Form
  • 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. 
    Update: TAS Home-stays. 
    I still need 6 more host-families URGENTLY for our visiting Japanese students. If you think you can help, please contact Janine at the office. Thank you to all those who have offered to help. If you still have your Police Vetting forms, please return them (along with 2 forms of ID) as soon as possible - this process takes some time so I need to submit them NOW :)
  • 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

Oct 25 - Y5/6 Rippa Rugby Tournament @ TAS

Oct 27 - Mufti day

Oct 28 - Country Day

Nov 7 - Senior Prizegiving

Nov 7 - Year 9/10 Study Leave

Nov 8/9 - Year 9 and 10 Social Studies and English Exams

Nov 9 - NCEA exams begin

Nov 10 - Level 1 English Exam 9:30am

Nov 21 - Mufti day

Dec 5-9 - Cornerstone Values Week (Y9/10)

Dec 12 - Graduation Dinner

Dec 13 - Middle School Prizegiving

Dec 14 - Primary Prizegiving

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