Upcoming Important Dates

Dear Parents / Guardians,


School will close for Easter weekend on Thursday 29 March at 1.40pm and will be closed on Friday, Monday and Tuesday. School will resume at the normal time of 8.45am on Wednesday 4 April.


School will close at 1.40pm on Friday 13 April for two weeks. School will resume for Term Two on the 30 April at the normal time of 8.45am.


  • 30 March Good Friday (School Closed)
  • 2 April Easter Monday (School Closed)
  • 3 April Easter Tuesday (School Closed)
  • 13 April Last day of Term 1
  • 30 April First day of Term 2
  • 31 May Parent Interviews & NZQA Workshop
  • 1 June Teacher Only Day


We will no longer be sending paper copies of the School Newsletter. Please update your email addresses and cell phone numbers with the main office or through the school portal. We aim to inform you regularly via our school website.

(N.B. Student I.D. Cards may be purchased from the office from the beginning of Term Two).

Kind regards


Davida Suasua


Our Senior Drama students will be performing Thursday afternoon. So if you are in the area, pop on in.

Thursday 29 March, 2018
6pm – 7pm
Nga Rongo Rongo ( School Hall)

Alumni Success – Lamos O’Daniel Tuiti

Lamos was a Year 13 student at Tangaroa College in 2014. We recently caught up with the student to reunite him with a piece he painted when he was a student (courtesy of Ms Siulepa Lauese). Lamos is currently employed at New Flava Barbers in Papatoetoe, Manukau with plans to venture on his own.

We wish Lamos good luck with all his future endeavours.

Coaches, Managers and Drivers Needed

Help us keep our students engaged in Sport

Coaches, Managers, Volunteers and Drivers – WE NEED YOU

BADMINTON – (Boys & Girls)
Games on Wednesdays at Lloyd Elsmore Park Courts. (Team of 8). Training days to suit the coach

  • Coach –  HELP NEEDED
  • Manager – Mary Tuilagi, Soana Hau (will accompany the students each Week)
Games on Wednesdays at Browns Road Courts in Manurewa. Training on back courts to suit the coaches.

  • Coaches – Yr 9, Yr 10, Yr 11 teams. HELP NEEDED
  • Managers – Yr 9, Yr 10, Yr 11 teams. HELP NEEDED
Games on Wednesdays ( Home & Way). Trainings to suit coaches.

  • Coach – HELP NEEDED
Saturday morning Games (Home & Away), Training to suit coaches.
  • Coach  – HELP NEEDED
  • Manager – HELP NEEDED
All Basketball Teams train on Wednesdays. Game day on Tuesdays (Away)

Boys Under 17

  • Coach – Antonio Levi
Girls Under 17
  • Coach – Flora Neemia
Senior Boys
  • Coach – Prem Krishna
If you can assist in any way please let us know ASAP.
Kirk Jennings
Sports Coordinator
021 210 9317
09 2745764 Ext 294

Tangaroa College at the ASB Polyfest

ASB Polyfest 2018

The annual ASB Polyfest takes place from the 14th to 17th March at the Manukau Sports Bowl (Velodrome). This year we have entered four groups, their performance dates and times are as follows:


Samoan                Friday the 16th March                     at            11.30 a.m.

Niuean                 Friday the 16th March                     at            2.30 p.m.

Tongan                 Friday the 16th March                     at            9.10 a.m.             and        12.50 p.m.

Cook Island         Saturday the 17th March                at            10.45 a.m.


School is still open as normal during the Festival but if your child is not a participant of a performing group and wishes to attend the Festival, please email the school office by Tuesday the 13th of March.

Also please note that any student granted permission to attend the Festival during school time must NOT wear school uniform to the event.


Kind regards

Davida Suasua




Thyrel & Trevon Kasimausi

Good luck to Thyrel & Trevon Kasimausi representing the Cook Islands Mix Tag Team in the 3 day Junior Oceania Cup Tournament this weekend.

Help our Year 12 History get to Wellington

The school’s senior history class would like to travel to Wellington to visit Te Papa, the New Zealand Parliament Buildings and the He Tohu exhibition, an exhibition of the three founding documents of New Zealand. The trip will expose students to New Zealand history and build on their understanding of important New Zealand places and events in society.


Air NZ has organised a sponsorship scheme using airpoints, so by using the link below please donate your unused airpoints to reduce the cost to our students.



Rugby Volunteers

Our rugby program is looking for coaches and managers to help with our teams for the upcoming 2018 season.
If anyone is keen to support our students, send me a message and I’ll make it happen, remember no rugby experience is required just a passion for our school & students.
If you know of somebody else that might be interested, parent, friend, or family member, then the rugby program wants their number.
Any queries please contact our Rugby Co-ordinator Saua Leaupepetele saual@tangaroa.school.nz or (09) 274 5764 ext 294.
Many thanks