We are currently at LEVEL 2 - When coming to Tongariro School please enter through the main gate on Waipapa Road and sign in at Reception

Trade's Academy Trip to Kawhia. We left Wednesday afternoon, dinner was in Otorohanga before continuing to Kawhia. We were up bright and early Thursday morning and we fished all day, before heading back to Otorohanga for a a kai and then home to Turangi Thursday night.

Thank you to Delia Siddells and Terressa Puhi for coming along and helping us out.

Sharlyn Holt & Kyra Marshall

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Thank you to Dover Charters Ltd from Tongariro School Trades Academy!

Tuwharetoa Ki o rahi Regionals 2021

The first of our sports fixtures for 2021 kicked off on Wednesday with the Tuwharetoa Ki o Rahi Regionals. Teams from Taumarunui High, Ngapuke, Te Kura o Hirangi and Tongariro participated.

Our Tongariro students displayed some awesome values throughout the day. Tuakana/teina, Whanaungatanga and manaakitanga to name a few.

Kingston Beauchamp was a standout for me. He brought the students together and showed awesome leadership values. Overall the mix of students that made up the team got on really well with each other and showed great team spirit all day.

First place went to Taumarunui, followed by Tongariro, Te Kura o Hirangi and Ngapuke.


Hayley Patena

Sports Coordinator



Dear Parents and Caregivers,


A very warm welcome back to the 2021 school year. Tongariro School has started the year with a very positive vibe and children are getting back into the habit of arriving to school on time.


A reminder that teaching and learning starts at 8.45 each morning and we ask parents and caregiver/s to help to get children to school on time so that they are not missing critical learning at the prime time of the day.


I would like to share am email we have received from Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology – Taupo Campus. I simply provide it in its entirety as the words speak for themselves.


“Kia ora and Happy New Year – Alistair Penrose and I want to thank you all so much for all your support with our recruitment in the Turangi community. It is heartening to see so much passion and enthusiasm for the youth in Turangi. We are delighted to be able to report the following enrolments: 9 students enrolled in automotive engineering 14 students enrolled in carpentry - (all aged from 15-21 years) These people have been offered transport in 2 vans that staff are bringing over to Taupo each day (was on a first in first served basis) In addition to this, also from Turangi - there are: 3 students enrolled in beauty 4 students enrolled in hairdressing 4 students enrolled in business admin” This is a great achievement for our community and shows that when we all work together we can help our rangitahi on their journey to purposeful and gainful endeavours.


Let’s have a great term.


Nga mihi


Steve Allen Principal - Tongariro School


Cohort Entry and Introduction to School Dates


Tongariro School is part of the cohort entry Scheme. In schools which have adopted a policy of cohort entry new entrants are able to start school in cohorts but only after they have turned five. There are two entry points per term, one on the first day of term, and one at a mid-point during a term.


We would like to invite you to an “Introduction to School” time just before the beginning of your child’s entry date. It is a requirement that a whanau member be present with their child on this day.

On arrival to the “Introduction to School” day please come to the office area at 9.30am to be introduced to our management team and to be walked to Room 3 (our new entrant room).


The day will begin at 9.30am and finish at 11am.


If you have any questions, please contact the school office 073868684 and leave a detailed message for me to contact you.


Nga Mihi,

Amanda Sweet

(New entrant teacher and team leader of year 0-2)


2021 BOT Meetings

15 March

17 May

21 June

16 August

20 September

15 November

6 December

2021 School Terms

Term 1

3 Feb - 16 April

TOD 2 FEB

Term 2

2 May – 9 July

Accord TOD 18 May

Term 3

26 July – 1 Oct

Accord TOD 11 August

Term 4

18 Oct – 13 Dec

Accord TOD 2 Dec