Building and Construction Competition

Tuakau College is one of twenty eight schools selected for a national competition with BCITO. This involves four senior students in the Building and Construction class, designing and building a Playhouse for Tuakau Kindergarten. Check us out on their website.




The new school Jackets have arrived and are for sale through the school accounts office for $110 or from NZ Uniforms Store in Manukau. We expect the rest of the new uniform to be available for the start of Term 3. Any questions please contact Assistant Principal, Ally Fletcher.


  • Term 2 and 3 sees a change in weather.  Sandals are not to be worn to school.  Shoes and plain black socks mid-calf height (or the original longs school socks for boys) must be worn during Term 2 & 3.
  • Singlets/T-shirts worn underneath the uniform must not be visible.
  • School Jerseys and Jackets only.
  • No beanies



This will be phased in over a number of years. This allows students to wear out the old before buying new.


2015 Mid-2015 new senior uniform and junior uniform are available for purchase.  Head Students and deputies will wear new senior uniform at official functions, e.g.  assembly, etc.
2016 Year 7 students and ongoing new students in new uniform. Year 13 students – all in uniform.
2017 All seniors in new uniform.
2018 All students in new uniform.

Customized is having a ‘Reduced to clear’ sale starting 30 March.  As you can see from the above, the old uniform is able to be worn for quite a while so purchasing sale items may be a good option for some families.




Kia ora koutou

Welcome to our new website where we will keep you up-to-date with what is happening in and around the College.  We also have a Facebook page with a link from this homepage.

It is great to see everyone back at school. Last Friday we had orientation and a powhiri for our new students and their families followed by a BBQ and meet the teachers. This allowed new students to meet fellow students and find their way around before the whole school started.

We are excited about some significant things happening this year which will enhance and improve learning and achievement.  Firstly, we have some new teachers so a warm welcome to:

Mr I McLeod – Physical Education & Health and Outdoor Education
Mr M Cole – Science and Music
Ms S Larsen – English
Ms T Slee – covering PE & Health while Ms Lambourne is on maternity leave.
Mr A Prakash – Science and Horticulture
Ms J Armstrong – Food Technology
Ms Armstrong replaces Ms Cummins who left to take up a position at Masterton College.  Ms Armstrong will relieve until Ms E Simpson joins us at the end of Term1.

Over the holidays we have been busy converting class rooms to modern learning environments and it will be exciting to see our modern new look. As part of building upgrades we are updating the food tech room and creating a new library space which will be known as the iHub. As well as our new website and Facebook page, we will have wireless around the entire school by the end of the year.

One of our strengths is our supportive environment. A new guidance structure will operate for 2015 where we have placed Deans at year levels. Our Guidance Counsellor, Mr Heta is located beside the Deans’ Office.   If there are any problems we will work hard to resolve them.


Y7&8 Mrs Walia
Y9 Mrs Oosthuizen
Y10 Mrs Shaw
Y11 Mrs McMillan
Y12&13 Mrs Hucker

House Leaders 

Yellow Mrs Stilwell
Green Mrs Fletcher
Red Mr Jacobs
Blue Mr Nesdale

Having students strive for and achieve ‘Excellence” in everything they do is our main aim.  Staff will have high expectations for each and every student to achieve as high as they can using the school motto to guide them.

Pai rawa atu i nga mea katoa – The very best in all things

Have a great year! Kia ora koutou.

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