Tamatea High School focuses on individual pathways and is responsive to each student’s needs.
The small size of the school means that students retain their own personal identity and are not lost in the crowd. The co-educational environment reflects that of the wider community and, as such, for many students is a more natural learning environment.
Students attending this school benefit in a number of ways. The students are well known to each other and to the staff. This safe environment is a lot less daunting, certainly for younger students entering secondary school education for the first time. To assist with this transition to secondary school, Year 9 classes will be of 25 students or less.
The Junior Diploma, which operates at Year 9 and Year 10, encourages and challenges by offering Merit and Excellence awards for those students excelling in any particular unit of work. There is also the opportunity to gain a Merit or Excellence diploma for above average or outstanding performance across the curriculum. This reflects the assessment methods of NCEA in the senior school.
Region: Hawke's Bay/Tairawhiti
Roll Total: 268
International roll: 7