Nau mai, haere mai

ki te Kura o Tauranga

Welcome to Tauranga Primary School.

With a proud  history as the first school in Tauranga, we are committed to equipping our learners with the necessary skills, knowledge and dispositions to thrive in learning and life.

What we aspire to, as a school, is expressed in our Mission Statement:

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.

We are dedicated to providing a quality education for your child(ren) and believe that by working in partnership with families, together we can achieve this.  We encourage our school families to be actively involved in our school community.

Tauranga Primary School's teaching and learning programmes are a blend of creative 21st Century educational practice, utilising I.C.T., 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.  The TPS Way is to develop skills and attributes as:

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

 Central to our philosophy of teaching and learning at Tauranga Primary School is “Learning to Learn”.  We have defined learning as:  Learning is engaging in an ongoing process of making connections, discovery, and challenge; building knowledge and skills to make meaning of our world. The Tauranga Primary School Learning Model is taught and referred to across all year groups.  We use the Learning Model to make learning visible by explicitly teaching the process of how to learn, and build learner dispositions and capacity, so that our learners acquire the knowledge and skills to make meaning of their world.


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 familiarise yourself with our staff, and feel free to make contact with us, we welcome your involvement and feedback.

Kindest Regards,

Fiona Hawes