"Welcome to Tararua College"
"At Tararua College we aim to meet the needs of all students.
We encourage a caring friendly and supportive environment in which
students can maximise their learning opportunities.
We think that you will enjoy being a part of our school
community. We believe that Tararua College is an ideal size in that it is
big enough to offer a wide range of learning opportunities yet small
enough for students to be known by staff, and their needs quickly
A family atmosphere and a safe, secure environment
encourage students to perform to their potential.
Whatever their abilities or interests, when students
eventually leave school as young adults, we believe that we send them out
confident and well prepared for the future.
To help prepare our students for adulthood we value a
close relationship with parents and the community. You are welcome to
visit the college and look around at any time. If there is anything you
wish to know, please do not hesitate to contact the college.
We look forward to creating a successful partnership with
Promoting student fulfillment by providing opportunities for academic
excellence and the widest possible personal development in a caring
College Shield and Motto
||Our Motto "Tama Tu Tama
Ora", "Those who strive live fully".
was first suggested by Colonel Arahita Awatere, the
Senior District Maori Welfare Officer.|
words form part of a Maori proverb " Tama tu, tama ora;
tama noho, tama mate."|
individual words of the proverb are translated
||Tama..... A young person|
||Tu ..... Striving, energetic, rising,
||Ora ..... Healthy, alive, living|
||Noho ..... Sitting, unmoving,
||Mate ..... Sick, dead, not well|
||Literally the whole proverb means: A young person
who strives becomes a person who lives fully, whereas a
young person who is lazy becomes a person who is dead in
||Our Shield shows two
mountains (Tararuas), the human aspiration to reach the summit|
||Lower left - The Fern
Leaf - symbol of New Zealand, the Bush District, and of
||Lower right - the fern
shoot unfolding - growth and development of our school and its
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