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Tikipunga High School

Secondary (Years 9-13, approx age 13-17)

TIKIPUNGA HIGH SCHOOL is a coeducational, state, day school, catering for students from Year 7-year 13 with a roll of approximatively 500 students, of which 85 % are Maori. Founded in 1971, Tikipunga High School is located on the north-eastern boundary of the city of Whangarei. The school motto is "tukua o punga"  which means "cast your nets". Our aim is for each student to reach their personal potential and be meaningful and productive members of society. The school values the uniqueness of each individual. Tikipunga High School has a roll small enough to ensure that the learning environment is personalised, class sizes are small and teachers know their students, yet large enough to offer a variety of opportunities and a relevant, interesting curriculum.

Contact Tikipunga High School
Physical address

Corks Road Tikipunga
po box 7041 Whangarei
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Phone numbers

64 9 437 3299

  • Number of students: 480
  • Number of international students: 3
  • Male and Female

Qualifications available

  • National Certificate of Educational Achievement

School features

  • Academic guidance
  • Career guidance
  • English language support
  • Homestay placement service
  • International student services
  • Wifi on campus


  • Homestay
Many overseas students choose Northland because of its warm climate. It’s known in New Zealand as the ‘winterless north’. The area has beautiful beaches, forests, lakes and rivers. Māori culture is rich and vibrant.

Whangarei, Northland’s largest centre, means ‘cherished harbour’ and the small coastal town certainly lives up to its name.

Northland is a popular holiday destination for Aucklanders who fish, dive and sail in the stunning Bay of Islands. Take a cruise and you’ll almost always see dolphins.

Northland is where European history in New Zealand began and there are fascinating historic Māori and European settler sites to visit.
Main centres: 

Kerikeri, Paihia, Whangarei


Ahipara, Cape Reinga, Dargaville, Okaihau, Kaikohe, Omapere/Opononi, Kaitaia, Rawene, Kohukohu, Tutukaka

Regional information provided by Tourism New Zealand
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