Principal's Message
Principal’s Message:

Tena Koutou Parents and Caregivers,

A big thank you to those parents and extended whānau who came and supported their children at our recent Tabloid Sports and Athletics Day. It was great to see the enthusiasm of the students in taking part and embracing the House colours of green, red and blue as well as the competitiveness of the Athletics activities.

At the moment we are carefully tracking those students whose attendance is not up to expectations and also those students who continually are late to school.  Some families have received letters indicating the extent of these absences.

It is a legal responsibility of caregivers to ensure that those in their care are attending school and it is our responsibility to track and monitor this attendance as well as report any significant departures from this. In our monitoring of those who arrive late it appears to be the same core group whose excuses for being late are simply not acceptable.  We need the ongoing help of parents to get their children up and out the door to school so as to arrive by 8.45 am. The start of the day at tutor time is an important part of the school day, as is assembly on a Monday morning. Your help here would be much appreciated.

For the next two weeks our Services Academy students are down in Waiouru Military Camp undertaking an induction course.  This induction covers all aspects of military activities around fitness, team work and confidence building just to name a few.  The two weeks is a huge challenge for these students but as we have seen in other years there are great benefits from it and it is a requirement of enrolment in the Services Academy.

Ngā mihi

Steve Allen


Head Students 2016

Senior Leaders for 2016

Front Row: Toby Beisly, Marcellus Nurse, Te Waipuna McCredie, Waimarino Warena, Ngamira Williams. 

Back Row: Cameron Henson, Kawe Edmonds, Ben Te Rangiita, Andee Dewes-Windelborn, Tiere-Rose Gallagher, Rakera Wade-Tukiwaho, Merenia Hepi, Blake Jensen, Principal Steve Allen.

Parking and pick up of students on

Waipapa Road

Please be aware every morning and after school we have three separate buses dropping off and picking up students to travel to and from school.

Parents and caregivers please DO NOT park in the school bus lane.

This is reserved for the GO Buses only.

Drivers must travel 20kmh when passing a parked school bus on either side of the road, when passengers are embarking or disembarking. This is required by law.

When picking up your child parking further down the road is your best option, getting out and greeting your child, escorting them back to the vehicle is the safest decision for all our tamariki.

Tongariro School Parent Teacher Calendar App
Have a new notification system called
Push Notification
If you need to notify our school community

Contact Donna with your notification, this notification could be out into the community within 30 minutes similar to a text message. You will only receive thisif you have downloaded our Parent Teacher Calendar App

Donna can be contacted on or 073868684 ext 820

Tongariro School Parent Teacher Calendar App PT Calendar App
  • To download this on to your phone (Android or I Phone)
  • Go to app store on phone (Samsung = Play Store)
  • Click on Apps
  • Go to Search
  • Type in Parent Teacher Calendar App 
  • This logo will show, and install it
  • You will be able to see what is happening in the school eg: trips, sporting events etc
  • If you would like information entered on this app please contact:

2017 Battlefields Tour

In 2017 Tongariro School are going to Europe!!

Since last year a small but dedicated group have been fundraising to take students, teachers and caregivers to visit the Battlefields that our soldiers fought in various countries in Europe.

We have been meeting regularly to discuss fundraising ventures, what the trip will look like, how much it will cost each individual etc. Dedicated members of the group have been contributing their cooking and baking of delicious treats, man and lady power and energy.

We have some fundraising ventures organised over the next few weeks i.e.

·      ·         Sunday 19 March – Tongariro School Photo Shoot – book at school office.

Tongariro School Photo Shoot

NZ Family Portraits are holding a photo shoot at Tongariro School.

Date:    Sunday 20th March 2016

We have arranged to take your 10x13” (253x330mm) colour or black/white Family Portrait normally valued at $70.00 for only $15.00. This is absolutely Great Value!! Other phots are available. Family, friends, neighbours, relatives all welcome, even the family dog may like to join in.

We will confirm your appointment time. It is important to keep to the appointment time to ensure minimal delay. An Adult member of the family or group must be in the photo. Viewing and collection of your portrait will be approximately 10 days later.

For bookings and enquires:

Phone – Shoot Coordinator: Denise New – 07 386 8684 - Email –

The bearer of this voucher is entitled to receive one 253mmx330mm (10”x13”) Family Portrait. Please note – customers must view their own portraits or offer is void, no refund will be made if you fail to keep appointment.

Important: this voucher may NOT be used to photograph children unless taken with a parent or guardian.