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 U2, decile 6 school with 3 classrooms operating. Our current roll is around 50.
The school has a long history of education in this area. 2004 saw the opening of a newly upgraded administration area. In 2010, we were able to rebuild the classrooms, creating a modern learning environment for the students and community alike. In 2017 we opened a new multi-purpose building and library. 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 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 Ag. Days and School Picnics. These traditional events 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 for 2021 by one principal, three teachers, teacher aides, an office administrator, a cleaner and a property manager. We have a Reading Recovery Programme in place. All the support staff work part-time to 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 to Live and Living to Learn.
“Kia totika tou mana Hei painga mo te katoa Me te taiao”
“Set your status for the benefit of all and the environment”