Important Announcements


  • TAS Open Day (for prospective Y7 and 9 students): 20 August. 
“Tauraroa Area School would like to invite your student school leaver (Y6 or Y8) to attend our Open Day on Monday 20​​ August.  Students will spend the day experiencing what life at Tauraroa is really like, participating in activities and meeting current students.  To confirm attendance, please download the form  and/or contact Mr Townshend directly by email:
  • Open Evening will be at TAS on the 20th of August from 5:30-7:30pm. Parents and caregivers are welcome to attend our Open Evening. The evening will consist of a tour of the school, meeting the principal and teachers, interviews with current students about the benefits of attending Tauraroa and more.​
  • September 3-7: Senior School Exams -


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

Term Three

23 July - Term Three begins

10 August - Y7 Snowplanet

03-07 Sept - Senior School Practice NCEA Exams

03-07 Sept - Year 10 OPC Camp

12 Sept - TAS Creative @ Forum North

18 Sept - MCAT (Algebra NCEA Exam, all Year 11)

18-20 Sept - Year 8 Camp (Auckland Trip)

28 September - Last day of Term 3


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