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Tangaroa College

Tangaroa College
Waiho I Te Toka Tu Moana
Haumia Way,
New Zealand
Type State Co-educational Secondary, years 9-13
Established 1976
Ministry of Education Institution no. 58
Principal Ngaire Ashmore
School roll 924[1] (July 2015)
Socio-economic decile 1A[2]

Tangaroa College is a state coeducational secondary school catering for years 9-13 in Ōtara, Auckland, New Zealand.


  • Scholarships 1
  • Facilities 2
  • Alumni 3
  • References 4


On a yearly basis Tangaroa College receives 4 exclusive scholarships from the Manukau Institute of Technology.


Tangaroa College has many divisions, referred to as blocks. These blocks are;
T-Block for technology,
W-Block for Maori,
E-Block for Social Sciences Studies,
C-Block for Art and Computing,
B-Block for English,
G-Block for PE and Health,
H-Block for Services Academy,
NRR for Drama and Employment Studies as well as
D-Block for Science and Mathematics.


Notable alumni include New Zealand Warriors prop Sam Lisone, Yamaha Júbilo centre Male Sa'u, Widnes Vikings halfback Aaron Heremaia, and former All Black and Rugby Sevens legend Eric Rush.


  1. ^ "Directory of Schools - as at 17 August 2015". New Zealand Ministry of Education. Retrieved 2015-08-20. 
  2. ^ "Decile Change 2014 to 2015 for State & State Integrated Schools". Ministry of Education. Retrieved 12 February 2015. 

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