Our modern, rural school is positioned south of the Wellsford Township on the Kaipara Coast Highway, surrounded by fields and close to the community hall. We are currently classified as a U1, decile 6 school with 2 classrooms operating. Our current roll is at 45.
The school has a long history, having celebrated its 125 year anniversary in 2004, which saw the opening of a newly upgraded administration area. In 2009, we were able to rebuild the classrooms, creating a modern learning environment for the students and community alike. Our school is known for its wonderful park like grounds
The community served by the school covers a wide area, generally focused on Tauhoa, Mangakura, Wharehine and Port Albert districts, however a number of students travel from the Wellsford township seeking the experiences and opportunities that a rural school can offer. The area is served by a self-managed bus transport network, which is used by 85% of the students daily.
The majority of students at Tauhoa School transition to Rodney College at the end of Year 8 and utilise the technology facilities at the College during their Year 7 and 8 years. Pre-school children transferring into Tauhoa School come from a range of backgrounds, many who have attended the pre-school learning centres in the local township.
Our community supports the traditional elements of the school including Calf Club Days and School Picnics. These are traditions which we continue to hold annually in order to foster a sense of community, enabling families to meet together and share in some of the learning experiences of their children. Opportunities are sought for our students to participate in a variety of activities, from leadership development and sporting events to kapa haka performances and field trips based on the class and school programmes.
Our school is staffed by one principal, two full time teachers, a reading recovery teacher, teacher aides, an office administrator, a cleaner and a grounds person. All the support staff work part time of varying degrees.
Our school offers the mix of a technology-based world alongside the rural strengths of community, family and learning to create a learning experience second to none. This enables the students of Tauhoa to meet future challenges in life and learning, meeting the schools vision of learning for life, building respect for the environment while having the knowledge and the responsibility to make sound decisions for themselves and their futures.
“Kia totika tou mana Hei painga mo te katoa Me te taiao”
– “Set your status for the benefit of all and the environment”