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Welcome to Tangaroa College

About Tangaroa College

At Tangaroa College we are committed to nurture in each student:
a belief in self, a commitment to achieve, and the spirit of aroha.

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Everything you need to know about joining the College

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As a school we are committed to raising student achievement.  In doing this we seek to build the strengths that the students bring with them…

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Careers Centre

Our goal is to equip students with career management competencies which are required in a modern and fast changing work and study environment.

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Tangaroa College offers many opportunities for students to explore, challenge, affirm and celebrate artistic expressions of self community and culture.

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Tangaroa goes into SPACE in 2020

Tangaroa College is wanting to send four Year 9 students (who will be Year 10 in 2020) on the U.S.A Space Camp Tour in 2020.

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Welcome to Tangaroa College

At Tangaroa College we are committed to nurture in each student a belief in self, a commitment to achieve, and the spirit of aroha.

Whether by small steps or giant leaps, our students are encouraged to take pride in their achievements. By recognising and celebrating each success, students build self-esteem and gain the confidence to strive for bigger and better goals.

Term Dates

2019 Term Dates:
Term 1: Friday 1 February – Friday 12 April
Term 2: Monday 29 April – Friday 5 July
Term 3: Monday 22 July – Friday 27 September
Term 4: Monday 14 October – Thursday 5 December

News & Notices

Year 13 Students in 2020

Students in Year 13 next year are required to come into school to confirm their options. Please pop in and see your Dean, Ms Brinkman during the dates and times below. Thursday 28 November, 10am – 2pm Friday 29 November, 10am – 2pm Monday 2 December, 10am – 2pm   Kind regards Ms Brinkman mariekeb@tangaroa.school.nz

Important Reminder

Dear Parents & Caregivers, This week has been a hectic one with senior students completing exams or attending tutorials and junior students away at camp with residuals going to the Maritime Museum. Thank you, parents and caregivers, for your ongoing support. Just a reminder normal bell times will recommence next week. As we approach the […]

Our Vision

At Tangaroa College we excel in education through: innovative learning, a tradition of caring, and partnerships

Enrol Today! View the 2019 Information Booklet

Academic Information

Tangaroa College offers students a varied curriulum in the following learning areas: Arts, Commerce, Information Technology, Langauges, Technology, Social Sciences, Mathematics, Physical Education and Health, English, Sport and Recreation, and Career Skills.

The curriculum provides life and career skills preparation for all students covering – academic courses, work skills programmes, sport and physical activity, and cultural and social learning.

Read about our Learning Areas here

The National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) is the official secondary school qualification in New Zealand.

Read more about NCEA here

In Year 9 students learn from a compulsory core curriculum. From Year 10 onwards they can select a certain number of optional subjects in addition to core subjects up to Year 13 where the student is free to choose all their subjects.

Optional courses allow students to follow their individual interests and strengths, and tailor their learning towards their future career paths of choice.

Find out about course options here

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