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Tapawere Area School

Te Kura ā Rohe o Tapawera


With 'FIRE' in our hearts, empower, learn and grow.
Nā te hatete i te ngākau, ko whakamana, ko ako, ko whanake. 

About Our School

Tapawera Area School caters for the education of students from 5 years old all the way through to the end of high schooling. The school works strongly to function as one school but for many activities secondary and primary work in different ways and spaces.

Tapawera Kindergarten is also onsite, located in one of the primary classrooms.  It is a separate entity but we do work together to link learning and ensure smooth transition of Early Childhood Education into Primary schooling.

Being a rural school means our programmes have a particular flavour at times and strong connections with our local environment and the opportunities that environment provides.  Tapawera Area School was established in 1942 as the ‘Consolidated School’ which was formed through the closure and combining of a number of small primary schools across the region.  Later it became a District High School and then finally an Area School.

Many of our students travel a good distance to attend using the services of Wadsworth Motors School Bus Services.  A service which is still going strong after 100 years.

Our primary classes tend to be much smaller than town schools giving students opportunity to form closer learning relationships with teachers.  Our high school classes are much smaller than those found in large secondary schools but with all the same opportunities and resources.  We work hard to ensure equivalent or better opportunities for students.

What's happening at Tapawera Area School?

Upcoming Events in June

Mon 17

Elgregoe Show

17 Jun 2024

Tue 18

"The Reluctant Dragon" NZ Playhouse (yr 0-8)

18 Jun 2024

Thu 27

Matariki Boil Up and activities

27 Jun 2024

Latest Notices

Help our 7 students get to National tournament! Check out this yummy cheese!!
13 Jun 2024

Week 7 Libelle Menu
9 Jun 2024

Community Plan
7 Jun 2024

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