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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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BYOD in 2019

In 2019, Year 9 students will be expected to bring a chromebook or other digital device to school to use in lessons.

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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

2018 Provisional Term Dates:
Term 1: 31st January – 13th April
Term 2: 30th April – 6th July
Term 3: 23rd July – 28th September
Term 4: 15th October – 18th December

News & Notices


Dear Parents & Guardians,   Students will be dismissed for the end of Term 3 on Friday 28 September at 2.30pm. Please encourage your child to revise notes, attend any tutorials and keep safe during the school break.   Kind regards

2019 Enrolments

We are currently accepting enrolments for 2019. Please visit our website for the online enrolment portal (http://portal.tangaroa.school.nz/index.php/enrolment), alternatively you may email the school office for a Prospectus and an Application for Enrolment. Don’t forget to provide a copy of: Birth Certificate or Passport Proof of residential address Most recent school report   Email: office@tangaroa.school.nz Phone: (09) 274 5764 Fax: (09) 274 6371 […]

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.

Find out about course options here

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