Wellbeing - Hauora

All members of the Taupo-nui-a-Tia College community, will have a sense of well-being, to allow them to feel good and function well throughout life.

What you can expect at Taupo-nui-a-Tia College

Manaakitanga koutou 

Many people are involved in ensuring the health and wellbeing of your child(ren):

  • Parents and students are welcomed into the Taupo-nui-a-Tia family on day one with a powhiri
  • The friendly office staff, are always ready to help our students, their families and whanau
  • Our pastoral care specialists - the deans - whose prime objective is to ensure the welfare and academic needs of their students are people you can contact to discuss any aspect of your child’s education
  • Our whanau teachers - your child's CHAMPION - work closely with the students and travel with them throughout their years at college
  • The subject teachers understand the link between student welfare and improved learning
  • The attendance officer monitors student attendance and liaises with families
  • Our guidance counsellor provides a confidential service for advice and support
  • Our careers advisor helps students determine their positive future pathways
  • Our senior leadership team are always there to listen and guide students
  • Our principal, Mr Claxton, has an open door for students and their whanau
  • The BayTrust Health Centre is available at all times where students can access a nurse, physiotherapist and doctor. This is also where belongings can be cared for in a secure environment
  • Our student wellbeing committee run by students FOR students
  • Our peer mentoring team supporting students every day
  • The Loves-me-not programme educating students about having positive relationships

Events that students participate in include:

  • Youth week
  • School Pride week
  • Anti-bullying week
  • Blood drive
  • Peace week
  • SADD
  • Daffodil Day
  • Gumboot Day
  • Shave for a Cure