Welcome to Tangowahine School
We are a country school set amongst the picturesque Tangowahine Valley and Northern Wairoa river landscape. We are a decile 4 Full Primary School providing quality education for students between Year 0 – Year 8, with two classrooms. We have fantastic facilities including wide open spaces, a playing field, tennis/netball court, swimming pool, and playground. There has been recent refurbishment of the admin and toilet block.
The school is well equipped with up-to-date resources, such as plenty of laptops and i-pads for students to use, interactive whiteboards, excellent physical education equipment, and construction equipment. The well-equipped environment of the school means that every child has the opportunity to engage in learning. As an enviro-school we have native bush, an enviro-hut, vegetable gardens, a school orchard and fifteen solar panels to offset our electricity consumption. We also have an enterprise plan in place to make and sell produce from our orchard and gardens.
Tangowahine School was originally founded in July 1904 with the help of Mr Thomas Hawkins, as it was seen to be impossible for the children to get to Avoca School some seven miles away on account of the bad road. In 1956, the Auckland Education Board purchased 5 acres of land from Mr Thomas Hawkins, for the purpose of a new school site. The new school on its current site was officially opened in April 1964.