Our motto is "Pai rawa atu i nga mea katoa – the very best in all things" and this sums up our overall vision for the school.
In 1974 the gates of Tuakau College opened. Our College has a short but proud history and a long tradition and many foundation pupils have sent their children to be educated here.
The past Principals, teachers, students, Boards of Trustees and the community have made the school what it is today – a culture where sharing, respect, caring and pride are at the forefront. An avid supporter of the College once said: ‘God gave us two ends – one to sit on and the other to think with. Heads we win, tails we lose.’
Tuakau College is a state, co-educational secondary school (decile 4) near the Waikato River. A Year 7 to 13 composite, rural school it serves the town of Tuakau and its surrounds – mainly market gardening and farming communities. Tuakau is 10 minutes from Pukekohe and 45 minutes from Auckland. The majority of our students come from our contributing schools of Harrisville, Tuakau, Te Kohanga, Pukekawa, Mangatawhiri, Mercer and Pokeno.
Roll Total: 605
International roll: 3