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Tauranga Primary School

Primary (Years 1-6, approx. age 5-10 )

Tauranga Primary School is an urban contributing school, catering for up to 460 Year 1 to 6 children. 

Established in 1904, the history of Tauranga Primary School is valued, and traditions are reflected today in the attractive school grounds, the style of the new buildings, and also in the sense of pride and belonging.  We believe in building a strong foundation in literacy and numeracy skills.  These foundation skills then enable our children to develop knowledge and problem solving ability across a broad range of curricular learning experiences.  Our teaching and learning programmes ensure all students receive high quality teaching that is responsive and adaptive to the needs of all students.
We aim to support every learner to develop to his or her full potential.

Contact Tauranga Primary School
Physical address

31 fifth Avenue
3110 Tauranga
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Phone numbers

07 578 6222

  • Number of students: 450
  • Number of international students: 12
  • Male and Female

Qualifications available

  • National Standards Testing

School features

  • Academic guidance
  • English language support
  • International student services
  • Wifi on campus

International students are supported by a Director of International Students and two ESOL teachers, who are very experienced in the delivery of English as a second language. We have staff that are fluent in a variety of languages.

International Students are taught both in mainstream classrooms and in small ESOL groups, with specialist teachers.  Personalised learning programmes are developed based on individual student learning needs.


The Bay of Plenty region is home to spectacular beaches, juicy kiwifruit and picturesque views.

When James Cook arrived in 1769, he anchored off a great bay ‘full of plantations and villages’ that was, he noted ‘a bay of plenty’. The Bay of Plenty, today, is no less a place of plenty. Around Tauranga are hectares of orchards and gardens producing everything from kiwifruit and citrus fruit to avocados. Add to this bounty the local wines and the plentiful fresh seafood and you just know that this is a place where you will dine well.

Mount Maunganui, a short distance from Tauranga, has spectacular beaches which are a magnet for surfers all year round. For the adventurous, there’s skydiving and for those more keen on terra firma, blokarting (small land yachts) will blow the cobwebs away.

Visit White Island – a quick helicopter ride from Whakatane – and you can walk, yes, on an active volcano as it hisses, belches and rumbles. It’s that same geothermal activity that provides the hot pools and spas that you will find in many places where you can relax and let the world slide by. There is plentiful accommodation in the area; everything from bed and breakfasts through to hotels and boutique lodges.
Main centres: 

Tauranga, Whakatane


Katikati, Kawerau, Mount Maunganui, Opotiki, Te Puke, White Island (Whakaari)

Regional information provided by Tourism New Zealand
Education Tauranga is the local student body
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