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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Health Science Academy

The Health Science Academy is an initiative started by Counties Manukau Health aimed at getting more Pasifika youth like yourself into Health based careers.

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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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Everything you need to know about enrolling at Tangaroa College.

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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

2022 Term Dates:
Term 1: Tuesday 8 February – Thursday 14 April
Term 2: Monday 2 May – Friday 8 July
Term 3: Monday 25 July – Friday 30 September
Term 4: Monday 17 October – Friday 16 December (tbc)

Public Holidays

2022 Public Holidays:
Monday 31 January – Auckland Anniversary (obs)
Monday 7 February – Waitangi Day (obs)
Friday 15 April – Good Friday
Monday 18 April – Easter Monday
Tuesday 19 April – Easter Tuesday
Monday 25 April – Anzac Day
Monday 6 June – Queens Birthday
Friday 24 June – Matariki
Monday 24 October – Labour Day

News & Notices

Tangaroa College Community Education Courses

PLEASE SHARE TO YOUR CONTACTS Kia Orana all, This is an opportunity for our community (adults predominantly) to access shorts courses provided by the community at affordable prices. For more information about the courses we are running this term please checkout the flyers below. Registrations and further details are available here  https://www.adultlearn.co.nz/courses.php?cat_id=17 We apologise in advance […]

Term 2 Newsletter

2022 July Newsletter

Masking Up for Term 3, 2022

Kia ora koutou, Mālō e lelei, Talofa lava, Taloha ni, Kia Orana, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Namaste, Ni sa Bula, Ni Hao, Salaam Alaikum, and Warm Pacific greetings to you all. Firstly, welcome back to our students and staff for Term 3. We hope everyone is well. There has been a bit of unsettled weather during […]

Board of Trustees Nominations, 2022 – Closes 12 Noon Wednesday 3rd of August

Nominations are invited to elect five parent representatives to the School Board. These positions will be until September 2025.There are two ways to put forward a nomination for your school Board. You can use our school Election Portal (below) or send the completed documentation directly to CES via email or post.DELIVERED TO SCHOOL, EMAIL OR […]

Our Vision

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

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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.

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

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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.

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