A word from the Principal

Ben Claxton

Ki ngā tāngata katoa o tō tātou kura whānau me te rohe hoki, tēnā koutou. Ki a tātou ākonga hou me o koutou whānau, nau mai, haere mai. Haere mai ki te whānau o te kura tuarua o Taupo-nui-a-Tia. 

I would like to extend a warm welcome to all members of the Taupo-nui-a-Tia community; students, staff, whānau, alumni, and other contributors.

The past two academic years have presented challenges previously unseen in education. However, whether in a classroom or remotely, masked or unmasked, the underlying principles of Taupo-nui-a-Tia College remain true.

Teaching and learning is based around our learner profile, which includes a set of Cornerstone Values that shape a young person’s character. Quality teaching is the core of our business and aspires to be culturally responsive to the needs of our students and environment. 

In a future where the ability to adapt and change is critical, we encourage achievement in the classroom and beyond. With many sporting, cultural and service opportunities success is recognised and celebrated in many ways. 

Again welcome and I look forward to meeting you soon!

Ben Claxton

The forward thinking and motivational leadership provided by the principal, board chair and key staff members underpins the school’s ongoing focus on improving teacher practice and student outcomes.
The high-quality leadership is also contributing to the positive learning environment where students are able to succeed and excel.