Important Announcements

  • Families Needed!!  We are still looking for families to host our visiting Japanese students from 23 November – 7 December (now less than 6 weeks away!). These students really want to be a part of a typical kiwi family!! You only need to offer a private bedroom, 3 meals a day, patience and a good sense of humour!

The Japanese group are aged between 14-16 years old and are predominately boys! Families do not need to have their own students in this age range as the visiting students are often more comfortable trying their English skills out with younger children! During school hours they will be at school or on trips arranged by us. Host families are responsible for the two weekends. Students will be happy to tag along with you on your weekend activities and to be shown around some of our local sights. Families receive $220 per week for hosting a student.

International students provide a good source of extra income for our school.  Over the past few years we have used these funds to assist in the purchase of the school bus and the vans.

Please contact Janine URGENTLY if you can offer a room at your place for a student. Families new to hosting are always welcome!!  or  phone 0273 403185

  • NCEA - Our NCEA page has links to this year's information, including about NCEA and Scholarship Entry Fees and the exam timetable.
  • - For all interested in ordering lunches online for delivery at TAS on Tuesdays and Thursdays. This worked well in Week 1!
  • 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 Four 2017

27 Oct - Country Day

02 Nov - Y0-8 Athletics Day

03 Nov - Y5/6 Rippa Rugby tournament @ TAS

07 Nov - Last Day Scheduled Classes Y11-13

08 Nov - Y7/8 Sports Exchange with Parua Bay School

09 Nov - NCEA begins (Sch and L1 Drama)

23 Nov - 7 Dec Japanese student visit

30 Nov - Graduation Dinner

04 Dec - Y9-13 Prizegiving (1pm start)

5-8 Dec - Cornerstone Values Week

8 Dec - Last Day Y9/10

13 Dec - Y0-8 Prizegving / Last Day of School


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