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

2023 Term Dates:
Term 1: Wednesday 1 February – Thursday 6 April
Term 2: Monday 24 April – Friday 30 June
Term 3: Monday 17 July – Friday 22 September
Term 4: Monday 9 October – Friday 8 December

Public Holidays

2023 Public Holidays:
Monday 30 January – Auckland Anniversary (obs)
Monday 6 February – Waitangi Day
Friday 7 April – Good Friday
Monday 10 April – Easter Monday
Tuesday 11 April – Easter Tuesday
Tuesday 25 April – Anzac Day
Monday 5 June – Queens Birthday
Friday 14 July – Matariki
Monday 23 October – Labour Day

News & Notices

The Entrance Gate Process for Tangaroa College

The Entrance Gate Process for Tangaroa College Malo e lelei I want to let you know from Monday 11th September, the entrance gate for students and visitors will be closed from 8.55am to 3pm during school hours. The reason for this approach is to encourage students to be here on time and to increase student […]

Early Finish Today

Ata marie whanau, Unfortunately, due to staff numbers away today we will need to collapse all classes for period 5 this afternoon. This will allow us to cover classes from period 1 to 4 safely with a staff member present to teach. Students can depart for home at 1.35pm. Any student who needs to remain […]

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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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