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

2021 Term Dates:
Term 1: Friday 5 February – Friday 16 April
Term 2: Monday 3 May – Friday 9 July
Term 3: Monday 26 July – Friday 1 October
Term 4: Monday 18 October – Friday 15 December (tbc)

Public Holidays

2021 Public Holidays:
Monday 1 February – Auckland Anniversary
Monday 8 February – Waitangi Day (observed)
Friday 2 April – Good Friday
Monday 5 April – Easter Monday
Tuesday 6 April – Easter Tuesday
Monday 26 April – Anzac Day (observed)
Monday 7 June – Queens Birthday
Monday 25 October – Labour Day

News & Notices

Book Character Book Day Build Up

Teachers have been dressing up as characters to support our Book Day Event on the 31st of March. Last week they dressed as characters from Mario Puzo’s novel ‘The Godfather’ of which Yr 13 English students study the film version. On the 31st of March – our students will hear from people who are writers, […]


Auckland Schools’ Debating is an organization run by the Auckland University Debating Association.  The competition involves 54 schools and a total of 1500 students debating a wide range of topics from banning cellphones in schools to making New Zealand another state of Australia. Tangaroa has been in this competition since 2007 and we have been […]

Tangaroa College in the news

A great article featuring our very own DP Imeleta Faumuina.   https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/the-year-that-literature-died-school-dropped-shakespeare-replaced-him-with-magazines-to-get-students-through-ncea/O7K3KGHS4J63FH3Q7JDZAAZPLM/?utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=nzh_fb&utm_source=Facebook#Echobox=1616782800

TC & the Otara Bike Burb

On Saturday we had 25 TC senior students gain some  volunteer work experience at the Otara Bike Burb. There was 100 bike riders changing the narrative of bike riding in Otara in a safe family oriented environment. Big thanks to the students who were able to give back to the community and gain some work […]

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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