Important Announcements

  • POOL CLOSURE: Our school pool will be closed from Thursday 10th January at 4pm for maintenance. We aim to re-open on the 1st February. Apologies for any inconvenience, please contact Greg if you have any questions on 027 520 2111
  • Draft TAS Charter and Strategic Plan 2019-2021 - please feel free to give feedback or make comments to
  • 2019 First Days of School - Friday 01 February all Year 11-13 and New to TAS Yr 9 and 10s. Monday 04 February full school starts.
  • Teacher Vacancy Application Forms



Head Students 2018Tauraroa 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 are our Head Students for 2018 (fromleft): Deputy Head Boy, Jayden Lincoln; Deputy Head Girl, Nina Spick; Head Girl, Lauren Bollu; Head Boy, Aaron Skelton.

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Important Dates

2019 Term One

01 Feb - All Yr11-13 Course Confirmation (full day)
All new Year 9 and 10 Students (full day)

04 Feb - Full School

05 Feb - Waka Toa Competition

06 Feb - Waitangi Day

08 - TAS Swimming

18-22 Feb Y7/8 Camp

25 Feb - 01 Mar Y13 Camp

25 - 27 Mar Y5-6 Camp

02-03 Apr Y0-2 Camp

03-05 Apr Y2-4 Camp

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