Upcoming Events

Important Dates Term TWO
Monday 2nd May: Term Two begins
Tuesday 3rd May: School Cross Country
Wednesday 4th May: NZ School Trustees Assn information evening
Friday 6th May: School Trustee nominations begin
Saturday 14th May: School Ball
Monday 16th May: National Young Leaders Day - Palmerston North
Wednesday 18th May: Manawatu Inter Secondary School Cross Country
                            : National Leaders' Day - Wellington
Thursday 19th May: Sort It Expo Palmerston North - Arena
Friday 20th May: School Trustee nominations close
                      : Wearable Arts Fundraiser
Thursday 26th May: CAREERS EXPO
Thursday 2nd June: Music Performance Evening
Friday 3rd JuneSchool closed for Staff only day
                     : School Trustees Election Day
Monday 6th June: School closed 
Monday 13th June: Year 8 Learning Expo
Tuesday 14th June: Year 8 Learning Expo
OPEN EVENING: PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATE NOW           Thursday 16th June: Open Evening for prospective students
Tuesday 5th July: SCHOOL PRODUCTION - 7PM
Wednesday 6th July: SCHOOL PRODUCTION - 7PM
Thursday 7th July: Learning Conversations
Friday 8th July: Learning Conversations

Friday 29th July: Kuranui College Sports Exchange - Pahiatua

Current Bulletin

Effective Learner Foci

Discuss what these might look like in the classroom, at home, in extra-curricular activities, at work….
  • Planning and organisation
  • Listening, 
  • Verbal Communication 
  • Initiative

Key Competency for Term 2, 2016 - Relating to Others
  • Listening to what others have to say

  • Sharing your ideas and skills

  • Finding solutions. Recognising different points of view

  • Knowing how your words and actions affect others

  • Knowing when it is appropriate to compete

  • Knowing when it is appropriate to co-operate

Cultural Competency for Term 2, 2016 - Tangata Whenuatanga

This is Place-based education. All learning and interaction occurs within a cultural context Knowledge of whakapapa – knowing who children are, where they are from and who they belong to Identity, language, culture.

Careers and Pathways

Release of free download eBook: New Zealand University Guide
(Particularly Important for this years Y13's)

The New Zealand University Guide Group are releasing their new eBook New Zealand University Guide. This 122-page book is available as a free download from: http://www.nzuniguide.com/ebook

NZUGG is made up of committed individuals who have worked for many years in the tertiary education sector. The New Zealand University Guide is written with the school leaver in mind and adopts easy-to-understand language that connects with people of this age group. This will help your Year 13 students plan for next year.

Tararua College Student Leaders

Student Leaders 2016 

Ruby Boyden & Ethan Tuhua
Head Girl and Boy
Ruby Boyden (Head Girl) and Ethan Tuhua (Head Boy)

Kasey Cavell and Jack Shannon

(Cultural Captains)

Maddison Stuart and Sam Taylor
(Academic Leaders)

Hannah Bailey and Jayden Carroll
 (Sports Leaders)
Mycah Keall
(BOT Student Rep)

Whakatauki of the Fortnight

From the Arts Department

He iti hau marangai, E tū te pāhokahoka

First comes the light wind, carrying the rain, then comes the rainbow.

We felt that it was a great time to think about being resilient and persevering when the times get tough.



Thursday 26th May 2016, from 6.00pm until 8.30pm – in the college Hall

Thinking about Careers? What skills and qualifications do you need for certain occupations? Find the answers at our Careers Evening!

Come and collect information packages and talk to people in various industries and tertiary institutions

An event for all members of the family and community members to enjoy


For more information email: mmika@tararuacollege.school.nz

Mates and Dates Health Programme

Dear Parent/Caregiver

 Tararua College wishes to deliver an ACC "healthy relationship programme for students”, for all Year 9 students.  The programme is called Mates & Dates and will run for an hour each week during health class for 5 weeks, starting Wednesday 25th May. This letter is by way of information and an option to opt out. 

 The programme will deliver:

  • How to have healthy relationships based on respect, negotiation and consent.
  • How to identify inappropriate behaviour.
  • How to get help if they, or someone they know, are in an unhealthy relationship.
  • How to safely intervene in situations that could lead to harm.

There will be trained facilitators at each session supported by the class teacher.

 If you do not want your son/daughter to participate in the programme or have concerns please contact Clive Bickerstaff the Guidance Counsellor on 3768322 ext 208, to discuss these. 

 Thank you for your time.


School Board of Trustees Election
 The Board of Trustees Election Timeline is as follows:
Nominations open 6th May, and close on the 20th May
Election Day-Friday 3 June
New board takes office on Friday 10th June.
If you are considering standing for the Board of Trustees, please contact our Returning Officer, Bronny Lea. 06 376 8344, ext 204.
Sharing your skills is a very worthwhile and important role to make a positive difference to your children's learning.  We need you to put your hand up and put yourself forward to become a trustee in the future.