Tamak i Col legeD i s c o v e r t h e Ta m a k i S t o r y
pr i n c i p a l ’s me s s ag eWe believe that teaching and learning is our core business as a school. At Tamaki College the growth anddevelopment of our students are nurtured to ensure success.We are committed to meeting the needs of our students, mapping a career path and giving our best effort toembed success.The teaching is of the highest calibre, with a level of commitment, that as parents you will appreciate.The learning environment is one of high expectations, encouragement and support. We are committed toacademic excellence.The prospectus will undoubtedly provide you with a snapshot of Tamaki College and I hope you will havea sense of our commitment to learning, growth and development of our students.S A Pamaka BA, Dip. Tchg.PRINCIPAL
Vision StatementTamaki College is a vibrant, engaged learningcommunity, accepting challenges in the wairuaof excellence, integrity, resilience and respect.Together we weave our talents, strengthsand values to harness opportunities withcommitment and innovation.Mission StatementAttaining relevant school qualifications at alevel that is consistent with national averages.Going on to further education, career trainingor to meaningful employment.Developing a sound work ethic and takingresponsibility for their learning.School CompetenciesThinking, Relating to Others, Using LanguageSymbol and Text, Managing Self, Participatingand Contributing.
Student OpportunitiesOutside of the classroom students enjoy the opportunity to participate in a wide range of sportingand cultural activities, including the school’s Talent Quest, ASB Auckland Secondary School’sPolynesian Festival, Stage Challenge, Manukau Secondary Schools Performing Arts Competition,Debating, Model United Nations and Pasifika Beats.In the sporting arena students are able to represent the college in the following codes; rugby, touch,tag, rugby league, netball, basketball, soccer, volleyball, softball and badminton.Students are offered a variety of leadership opportunities within the college; including Prefects,House Captains, the Academic Council, Librarians, the Student Health Team and the Enviro Group.
Student IncentivesStudents reveal in the opportunitiesprovided by Tamaki College EducationTrust, AUT Scholarships, the FirstFoundation, Year 9 Computer Scholarshipsand the Year 9 & 10 Activities programme,Year 13 camp, Outward Bound, theOutdoor Pursuits Centre, the Spiritof the Adventure, the YWCA FutureLeaders programme, the Russel McVeaghMentoring Programme, the AUT Prefectsthat Peak, the AUT M.E.N programme,the Student Enterprise Learning Link,Career Services So’o, the University ofAuckland Dream Fono, the Universityof Auckland MATES programme, theScience Fair and Liggins Institute.
Student AchievementTamaki College is a school committed to academic excellence at all levels and the developmentof each student’s potential. The college is proud to offer a wide range of courses and programmesdesigned to prepare students for both university study and trade based education. Tamaki Collegeoffers NCEA and is committed to the vision and principles of the New Zealand Curriculum.Academic achievement is given the highest priority through quality teaching in the classroom andthe through the work of the Academic Co-ordinators. Programmes and courses on offer at TamakiCollege range from ESOL classes for students new to New Zealand, to an extension class programmeat all levels and learning labs for those students preparing for external exams.Subjects: English, Mathematics , Maori, Maori Performing Arts, Art, Music, Performing Arts, SocialStudies, History, Geography, Economics, Accounting, Computer Studies, ICT, Food Technology,Catering and Hospitality, Furniture Making, Automotive Engineering, Technology, Media Studies,Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics).
School FacilitiesTe Poho o Tamaki is the school marae, home to the Maori Performing Arts Academy.The entire school is networked and there are four very well equipped Information Technology rooms, togetherwith smart boards in key classrooms.The school is home to a media centre and television studio.The Learning Enhancement Centre provides support for students with special education needs.The Sylvia Fausett Library contains a networked reference room.The school’s international standard recreation centre is home to the school’s Sports Academy for those studentswho wish to pursue a career in the sports industry.The state-of-the-art Technology Centre provides a range of Industry Training Organisation courses including;furniture making, catering and hospitality and automotive engineering.
Student SupportThe school’s Health Centre provides health, welfare and personal guidance services forstudents in a co-ordinated manner. Deans provide strong student pastoral support and ensuregood communication with parents and caregivers.
Parent PartnershipParents and caregivers are actively encouraged to take part in the variousParents Groups and information evenings provided by the college.