Key Online Learning Information

Dear Parents

We will endeavour to  communicate with you on key online learning information.

Before we get into those details please first note an important point of difference for Tangaroa College term time dates.

Term 1
Although the Ministry of Education announced on Monday that the school holidays have been brought forward we have successfully negotiated an exemption.

  • For reasons outlined below, Tangaroa College will continue our online learning programme until Thursday 9th April
  • Tangaroa College holidays will begin Good Friday 10th April  until Wednesday 22 April, returning for Term 2 online learning on Thursday 23 April.


  • Ready – Our teachers are well prepared to deliver online learning
  • Momentum – It is crucial for our students to have continuity of learning, keeping up the momentum developed by our teaching staff. Momentum helps with student motivation – a critical factor for all teenagers.
  • Test and improve – Whilst there will of course be areas to improve, this will also  allow us time to rigorously test our platforms and then make improvements in time for Term 2 if we are unable to return to school.
  • Community Support – We have consulted with some of the Principals and parents of our main feeder schools who are all in support.
  • Best Practice – Our stance is in line with some other Auckland secondary schools who have similar philosophies.

Thank you to our diligent teachers who have worked tirelessly on bringing this programme to fruition. I would especially like to thank Mr Wright and Mr Clark, through their extensive work we have been able to ensure our on-line learning was ready but also ensuring those students who did not have a device at home were loaned one. 

We have been working hard to provide your children with as much structure and support as we possibly can through these weeks ahead. At a time of much uncertainty and stress, be comforted in knowing that together, we will continue to provide the education and guidance deserved, to our children.


Be safe everyone. 

Please if you have any questions email