Tauranga Boys’ College
Tauranga Boys’ College
Tama Tu Tama Ora – Best for Boys
Tauranga Boys’ College is a state secondary school for boys, located on the edge of the downtown area of Tauranga. Founded in 1958, the College has gained a national reputation as one of the best state boys’ schools in New Zealand.The College values the goodness of tradition, encourages excellence in all things and it provides the opportunities for boys to expand their range of skills and abilities as they work through the process of becoming good men. Most importantly, it has set standards for boys to aspire to over its 50 years.
At Tauranga Boys’ College we take this responsibility seriously. Our vision is to grow boys into good men and to support them as they experience the hormonal and emotional roller coaster of adolescence. We focus on the qualities of good men: trusting, loyal, honest, motivated, hardworking, generous, humble, compassionate and respectful.
“Tauranga Boys’ College aims to be “Best for Boys” by being dedicated exclusively to meeting the educational, social and developmental needs of boys as they journey from boyhood to manhood.” – Robert Mangan (Principal)
Tauranga Boys’ College strives to create a strong academic purpose for young men. We are committed to the values and traditions of academic achievement at the highest level.
Tauranga Boys’ College students regularly lead the region in scholastic achievement, particularly in the National Scholarship Examinations. We also maintain a strong performance comparative to similar boys’ schools in New Zealand.
Tauranga Boys’ College offers a wide range of sports and welcomes students of all abilities and experience to get involved. Whilst Tauranga Boys College wishes to offer a wide range of sport we realise we can’t be ‘everything to every one’ therefore the Tauranga Boys’ College Board of Trustees has determined there will be an increased focus in priority for 15 sports.These are:
Rowing, Tennis, Cricket, Volleyball, Kayaking, Sailing, Surfing, Golf, Rugby, Football, Hockey, Basketball, Clay Target Shooting, Cross Country, Squash.
Outdoor education is an integral part of the senior curriculum and provides students with an exciting range of opportunities and activities. The outdoor education programme is essentially the study of adventure pursuits, development of inter-personal skills and personal qualities that builds confidence and skills. Students take advantage of Tauranga’s unique location which is surrounded by mountains, native bush, beaches, and rivers to pursue activities such as sea and river kayaking, surfing, scuba diving, kite surfing, rock climbing, tramping and skiing. Students can gain internationally recognised qualifications through the New Zealand Qualifications Authority and a variety of professional organisations.
The course is divided into 2 year levels but depending on age and experience students can enter at any level. This course has a large practical component and students should have a reasonable level of fitness. Students also have the opportunity to partake in the many outdoor and sporting opportunities that exist in the region including one of the best surf beaches in New Zealand, fishing, white-water rafting and caving.