To enrol, download the Enrolment Form below and send through to the school office.
For further information or to request an enrolment pack, please contact us.

Enrolment Process

We welcome the opportunity to present you with information about Tarawera High School, the educational opportunities and pastoral care networks that will continue to support our students. In our first two years we have made significant progress in meeting the academic and pastoral needs of our students.

The enrolment process starts in September and includes an opportunity for your child to visit the High School, a parents’ information evening with the opportunity for caregivers to ask questions, look at the junior area of the High School and meet the Senior Management Team and current Junior Classroom Teachers.

Parents/ caregivers are then requested to make an appointment to see a member of the High school enrolment team either in your child’s own school (if local within Kawerau), or at Tarawera High School if you are new to the area.

A copy of your son’s/ daughter’s birth certificate or passport is required at this interview or we can copy the certificate for you.

Tarawera High School is an exciting opportunity for students of Kawerau to Grow, Strive, Achieve and Serve. We support our rangatahi to fulfil their potential and aspirations through meaningful partnerships with whanau and our community.

We value the opportunity to play a part in the education of your child, please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about the school in general, the enrolment process or the programmes being offered.

Term Dates 2023

The Tarawera High School term dates are:

Term 1:Tuesday 1 February – Thursday 6 April
Term 2:Monday 24 April – Friday 30 June
Term 3:Monday 17 July – Friday 22 September
Term 4:Monday 9 October – Friday 8 December
Subject Fees

These are compulsory and usually relate to items taken home or trips the student participates in.


A list of requirements for both the Junior and Senior High students is available at the school office or download from the link at the top of the page. As a school we do not supply stationery and this will need to be purchased prior to the start of school.

School Zone

Tarawera High School is open to all those living in the Kawerau and Tarawera area.