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


School Office open                Monday 22 January
Year 12 & 13 only                   Wednesday 31 January                     Orientation
Year 11 only                            Thursday 1 February                          Orientation
Year 10 only                            Friday 2 February                              Orientation
All New Students                   Monday 5th February                       Powhiri
NO SCHOOL                          Tuesday 6th February                      Waitangi Day
All year levels                         Wednesday 7th February                 8.55 a.m.



TERM 1                                   Wednesday 31 January          –             Friday 12 April
TERM 2                                   Monday 29 April                      –             Friday 5 July
TERM 3                                   Monday 22 July                      –             Friday 27 September
TERM 4                                   Monday 14 October                –             Friday 13 December*

Public Holidays

2024 Public Holidays:
Monday 29 January                Auckland Anniversary

Tuesday 6 February                Waitangi Day

Friday 29 March                      Good Friday

Monday 1 April                        Easter Monday

Tuesday 2 April                       Easter Tuesday (Education)

Thursday 25 April                   ANZAC Day

Monday 3 June                       King’s Birthday

Friday 28 June                        Matariki

Monday 28 October                Labour Day

News & Notices


26 January 2024   Tena koutou katoa e te whanau   A warm welcome to all our students and whanau to Tangaroa College. A special welcome especially to all our new students and their whanau, and to our new staff.  We are excited for the year ahead and as a college we look forward to […]

2024 Stationery Lists

Check out a list of our Stationery requirements for 2024. https://www.tangaroa.school.nz/…/01/TC-Stationery-2024.pdf

Uniform 2024

Available from New Zealand Uniforms 16 Bishop Dunn Place, Botany http://tangaroa.nzuniforms.com/ https://www.tangaroa.school.nz/…/01/TC-Uniform-2024.pdf

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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