Important dates

There will be no school on Monday 5 February as this is a Teacher Only Day and Tuesday 6 February, which is Waitangi Day a nationwide public holiday.

Stationery Lists 2024

We’ve teamed up with OfficeMax to help make stationery shopping super easy. You can access all our stationery requirements via myschool.co.nz website. Simply enter Tikipunga High School and the year level of your child. Or take a copy of the list below into your preferred store.

School Holidays

The staff at Tikipunga High School would like to wish our whānau and community a safe holiday! Meri Kirihimete and a Happy New Year. We cannot wait to see you all next year. 🎄

Aniwaniwa Group

This year the students have completed an art piece which they think represents the Aniwaniwa group at Tikipunga High School. This project was all student led and all participated in the making of it. It is simply a rainbow with the handprints from those who were involved in making it. The colours represent the diversity in the LGBTQ+ community and the handprints are from the students for our kura. The vision going forward would be for all rainbow young people to have a sense of safety and belonging in our kura and wider community. Whaea Kim and Whaea Jay have worked together in the school community and have made sure that students of the rainbow community are respected, are safe, and feel included at Tikipunga High School and the wider Whangarei community. We have also developed the group understanding of upholding the mana motuhake and mauri of all students within the Aniwaniwa whānau.

Senior Praisegiving 2023

We had our Senior Praisegiving on Wednesday 8 November.

Congratulations to our 2024 Head Boy and Head Girl: Eruera Fraser and Aamea Walding-King.

Another huge congratulations to our 2024 Student Leaders:

Alexis Thomson

Cassie Walker

Charlotte Leslie

Kaian Burt

Jordan Kingi

Lizzy Badenhorst

Nevaeh Fiti

Shenaea Petersen-Paniora

Tatiana Niha

Te Oranga Rapira-Harawira

Please see our latest newsletter for the full list of school award winners.

BNZ Breakers Basketball

The school holidays are nearly upon us – keep the kids entertained by taking them to an action-
packed game of basketball.
The BNZ Breakers have 8 Auckland games remaining this season and every single game promises
plenty of fun, giveaways, and entertainment for the whole family. Choose the dates that suit you
and get behind the BNZ Breakers. Tickets are on sale at https://www.ticketmaster.co.nz/.

Services Academy Adventure Challenge Race

Service Academy Students completed their Adventure Challenge Camp at Lonsdale Park, Matauri. Their week consisted of physically demanding and mentally challenging tasks. A points scoring system was used, and the results will be announced at this years graduation so keep any eye out. Well done to all those students who represented our Kura. They competed extremely well and have a good chance of taking it out.

Ringa Toi Exhibition 2023

We are incredibly proud of Te Koha Williams-Burling who has been selected by NZQA to take part in the most prestigious Māori Art annual event, the 2023 Ringa Toi Student Exhibition at Te Papa Tongarewa.The opening for this event is Tuesday 12th September, where all participating tauira hope to be there in person for karakia and the unveiling of their Māori art pieces. Doors will open to the public for viewing from 13th – 29th September. Te Koha has 3 Whakairo on display, they will be in front of Cliff Whitings carved wharenui. This is an exceptional achievement for Te Koha and it is a great honor to support Te Koha in his journey through Whakairo. If you would like more details please contact me via our kura.

Te Pukenga – Student for the day

20 of our senior students got to the experience a day in the life of a student at Northtec – Te Pukenga.

They had the opportunity to explore industries such as: Construction, Mechanical engineering, Automotive, Electrical, Beauty, Hair dressing, Barbering, Cooking, Business, Architecture and Maori Arts.
Having these experiences open our akonga to career ideas they may not otherwise consider, particularly important at this time of year to spark conversations about planning for the future.