Student Life

Kāhore taku toa i te toa takitahi, he toa takitini We cannot succeed without the support of those around us

After School Activities/Clubs


Outdoor Education

We have a vision to create one of the best Outdoor Education programmes in the country. We offer this as a course in years 10-13 giving students a chance to step outside their comfort zone in safe but challenging environments.

The programme will include white-water kayaking, mountain biking, rock-climbing, diving, survival skills and snow sports.

We also provide a range of extra-curricular opportunities such as adventure racing, mountain biking, rock-climbing and white-water kayaking.

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Kapa Haka

Tarawera High School offers students the opportunity to become members of the Kapa Haka and use it as a learning tool to learn about tikanga Māori,  ngā mahi Rēhia and Te Reo Māori. Kapa Haka is used to strengthen the links of our students to reveal the potential of Rangatiratanga (leadership), tuakana teina (mentoring), whanaungatanga (building relationships) and Ahureatanga (culturalism). The rōpū performs at school events, community events, as well as the annual Tuwharetoa Taiopenga Festival.

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School Production

Our extra Curricular programme allows students to be involved in the annual School Production. We are very proud of our students who have reaped the rewards from performing in our school productions.

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Tarawera High School prides itself on it's sporting achievements. We have a variety of different codes to complement our students' academic studies. There are traditional sports such as athletics, rugby, netball, soccer, basketball and volleyball alongside rafting, kayaking rock climbing, golf, waka ama, touch, multi sport and badminton, as examples of the many sporting opportunities for students. 

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