Tuakau College has a range of different awards available for students to attain.
These include the Honours Awards, Prizegiving awards, Matariki Awards, sports awards and more.
The Tuakau College Honours Award is presented to students for outstanding Academic, Sporting, Cultural and/or Service Achievement.
The philosophy is that Tuakau College aims to recognise excellence in the four ‘kete’ with a view to promoting the pursuit of excellence. ‘Pai rawa atu i nga mea katoa – The very best in all things.’
This elite award, introduced in 2016, is the highest attainable at Tuakau College.
Honours Awards are presented twice a year at the start of Term 2 and Term 4.
TUAKAU COLLEGE HONOURS AWARD
For more information on this award, please contact Mrs Fletcher, Assistant Principal on 236 8521 ext 107 or email
Tuakau College Sports Awards are usually held in Term Four and reocgnise the highest achievements in sports at the college.
In 2020 the Tuakau College Sports Awards will be held on Wednesday 21 October.
The 2019 Tuakau College Sportswoman of the Year was Torrence Temara and the 2019 Tuakau College Sportsman of the Year was Hunter Cochrane.
TUAKAU COLLEGE SPORTS AWARDS
TUAKAU COLLEGE PRIZEGIVINGS
Each year Tuakau College holds a Senior, Junior and Middle college prizegiving.
These recognise top academic successes from students throughout the year.
In 2020 the Senior Prizegiving will be held on Wednesday 11 November. The Junior and Middle College Prizegiving will be held on Thursday 10 December.
TUAKAU COLLEGE MATARIKI AWARDS
This year we unfortunately weren't able to hold the Matariki awards due to COVID-19, however we will endeavour to have a special awards ceremony for this later in the year.
The 2019 Matariki Awards major award winners were:
Year 7 – Nga Tai E Rua Marae – Kowhai Wihapi
Year 8 – Te Awamarahi Marae – Jordyn Tuhiwai
Year 9 – Te Kotahitanga Marae – Erica Welch
Year 10 – Tikirahi Marae – Te Aomarama Heta
Year 11 – Tauranganui Marae – Meretana Taaka-Te Kaute
Year 12 – Nga Hau E Wha Marae – Brooklyn Scanlon
Year 13 – Oraeroa Marae – Anahera Preston
Aspiring Leader – Pukerewa Marae – Hariata Cowley
Supreme Award – Huakina Development Trust – Anahera Preston
Whanau Pumanawa Tupu-a-nuku, Year 7 and 8 – Hauraki Hira
Whanau Pumanawa Tupu-a-rangi, Year 9 and 10 – Karll Poto
Whanau Pumanawa Hiwa-i-te-rangi, Year 11 to 13 – Rihi Harvey-Cooper
Kapahaka Leadership Award – Tythan Holmes
Ngaakau Maahaki Award – Connor Graham