Learning opportunities | Taipa Area School


Primary School Years 0 - 6
Primary School Years 0 – 6 offers holistic learning where students are at the centre of the learning, using inquiry based methods in 3 classrooms.
Intermediate School Years 7 & 8
Intermediate School Years 7 & 8 experience learning in a large Innovative Learning Environment with three main teachers, supplemented with other staff to support Reading, Writing and Mathematics. Students in the Intermediate school attend Technology subjects, Foods, Woodwork, Music and Art and self-selected short courses.
Junior High School Years 9 & 10
Junior High School Years 9 & 10 are in a core class, learning English, Mathematics, Social Studies, Science, Health and Physical Education with specialist teachers. They also attend the full range of Technology subjects and self-selected short courses.
Senior High School Years 11 - 13
Senior High School Years 11 – 13 select subjects from a range of option subjects undertaking full year and half year courses.
Taipuna - Bilingual Learning and progression through the school

Ngaru Iti Years 0 – 6 learn in a Rumaki Reo class where their programme is in Te Reo Māori 100% of the time. Tamariki learn in total immersion environment based on the principles of Te Marautanga o Aotearoa.



All students with identified learning needs are supported in classes with Teacher Aides as needed and where possible, adapted programmes and in some cases specialist equipment.  A full time Special Needs Co-ordinator assesses students’ needs, allocates resources and supports staff to adapt their programmes as needed.

Alternative Education

Some students find the classroom and school environment a challenge. Their needs are reviewed and some spend time in the Alternative Education facility located on site. Transition back into school is individualised and supported.

Work Experience

Senior students are offered opportunities through the Gateway and STAR programmes to explore next steps beyond school.  These may include placement in businesses or courses that may lead to employment.

Email: office@taipa.school.nz
Principal: principal@taipa.school.nz
Absentee Email: absent@taipa.school.nz

Telephone: 09-406 0159

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FAX: 09-406 1096
Postal address: 578 SH 10 Taipa,
Mangonui, Northland, New Zealand, 0420