Important Announcements

  • Stationery for 2018: Click the MySchools link here to purchase or view the requirements. (Please note that Year 5 and 6 students need a headset with microphone suitable for using with a chromebook. There will be a supply of these available from the school office later in January.
  • TAS Charter - Click the link to download the 2017 TAS Charter.¬†


Y13 Sept 2017 iiTauraroa 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: Class of 2017!

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Important Dates

 Term One

29 Jan - Auckland Anniversary Day

30 Jan - Year 11-13 (Course Confirmation) and new Year 9/10 students

31 Jan - Year 1-10 only

01 Feb - Full School Day

05 Feb - Wakatoa Competition 1:10-3:10

06 Feb - Waitangi Day

09 Feb - Y7-13 Swimming Championships

23 Feb - Y7-13 Athletics @ Kensingtion

27 Feb to 02 Mar - Y11 and Y13 Camps

06 to 09 Mar - Year 5/6 Camp

27 to 29 Mar - Year 9 Camp

30 Mar to 03 Apr - Easter break

13 Apr - Last day of Term One

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