Nga mihi nui kia koutou katoa   

A very warm welcome to Tauranga Primary School's website.

Within a caring and collaborative learning community, Tauranga Primary School is committed to inspiring curiosity and encouraging creativity. We will challenge and develop the academic and social skills of our learners, so that they can make meaning of their world. 

Tauranga Primary School is a decile 7,  urban contributing school catering for up to 460 Year 1 to 6 children. Its special character includes an attached Technology Centre catering for approximately 350 Yr7/8 students from 13 client schools.  The 100 year plus history of TPS 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 in belonging. 

Tauranga Primary School's teaching and learning programmes are a blend of new and creative 21 Century educational practice, utilising ICT,  combined with the very best of traditional teaching practice.  Working in partnership with our parents and school community we strive to provide learning opportunities that challenge students to develop their Key Competencies as learners. 

Learners at TPS are people ready, willing and able to be:

  • Thinkers
  • Self Managers
  • Communicators
  • Contributors
  • Team Players


Together, we are learning to go places.

Akongia Tātou ngā haere ki wāhi kē

We hope you find our website informative and helpful.  Please take time to view our class blogs, familiarise yourself with our staff, and feel free to make contact with us, we welcome your involvement and feedback.

Kindest Regards,

Fiona Hawes