Your first port of call for all information regarding your child’s learning is their teacher. For a full list of staff click here.

If you need general information, or to come and pick your child up during the day, please phone or visit the school office. Please note our school is open for instruction from 8:45am - 3:00pm. Students are expected to be at school by 8:30.

To enquire about enrolling your child for 2024, email: enrolment@tauranga-int.school.nz OR scroll down to the Enrolment section for full instructions.                                         

For important dates and enrolment timeline click here.

Important dates, school events and the latest sports newsletter can all be found here on our TIS website, school app and Facebook.

When necessary, camp letters or sports information will be sent home with your child.



1.  2024


Thursday 1 February to Friday 12 April


Whānau Conferences for all Year 7 Students and New Year 8 Students
Thursday 1 February

Full School (Years 7 and 8)
Friday 2 February

Waitangi Day
Tuesday 6 February- School closed

Whānau Information Evening 
Thursday 8 February - Starts 6pm Hall. Moves to Classrooms

Wednesday 21 February

Good Friday 
Friday, 29 March - School closed

Easter Monday
1 April - School Closed

Easter Tuesday
2 April - School Closed



2. 2024


Monday 29 April - Friday 5 July


King's Birthday
Monday 3rd June - School Closed

Teacher Only Day

Tuesday 4th June - School Closed for Instruciton

Friday 28th June - School Closed





3. 2024


Monday 22 July - Friday 27 September





4. 2024


Monday 14 October - Tuesday 17 December


Labour Day
Monday 28th October - School CLosed

Teacher Only Day
Tuesday 29th October - Closed for Instruction

School Finishes at 12pm
Tuesday 17th December












All students are expected to be at school by 8.30am, ready to commence the school day at 8.45am. If students are genuinely ill, obviously the best place for them is to rest at home so they can make a quick recovery. Due to COVID 19 please err on the side of caution - especially with coughs and cold / flu like symptoms.

Please ensure that you contact us if your child is going to be absent. It is important to do this the morning of the absence OR, in the case of a planned absence / appointment, in advance.

Attendance is monitored closely and parents will be contacted if there are any concerns.


To register your child's absence:

Email: attendance@tauranga-int.school.nz
Phone: 07 578 4401


TIS School Zone 

The zone starts at the mouth of the Kopurererua Stream, as it enters the Waikareao Estuary, the boundary travels east along the shoreline to the rear of 33 Water Lane, which is adjacent to the coast. From here the boundary travels south-east behind (and including) other addresses on Water Lane, and around Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Otepou on Welcome Bay Road (included in the zone).

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Out of Zone Enrolment

Students from outside our school zone need to register for our school ballot by contacting the school office late June/Early July 2024, see contact details below.

Applications for 2024 enrolments are now open.

Please contact the school to enrol your child

For enrolment we will need copies of your child's:

  • Birth certificate OR Passport
  • Proof of address
  • Any other relevant documents

Enrolment timeline for 2025


Parents who wish to have interviews may phone the school office for an appointment with Cheri Gallagher - Deputy Principal, prior to November.


Cheri Gallagher

Deputy Principal

E: cherig@tauranga-int.school.nz
P: 578 4401


For enrolment appointments or out of zone enrolment, please contact our school office.

School office
E: info@tauranga-int.school.nz
P: 578 4401

Hours 8:00am - 3:30pm


E: enrolment@tauranga-int.school.nz
P: 578 4401

International Enrolments

Annemieke Hart 
E: Annemiekeh@tauranga-int.school.nz
P: 578 4401




At Tauranga Intermediate we have many students who take the bus to and from school. Mr Hansen, our Assistant Prinicpal is the person to contact for any questions and help with travelling to and from school by bus.


Travelling on the school bus is a privilege and therefore students at TIS must abide by the Bus Contract rules.


To find the most suitable bus route for your child please consult the bus websites below:

Urban School Buses (Baybus):  www.baybus.co.nz

Rural Buses (TTNG):  www.schooltransport.org.nz


Please read through this Information Letter for parents, which will be linked here.


Mike Hansen

Assistant Principal

P: 07 578 4401

Drop off

The best place to drop off and pick up students is the Fraser Cove Car Park or Grace Road.
For safety reasons, please don't drive up the driveway to drop off or pick up. This area is for staff and emergencies only.


Bikes and Scooters

Cycling and scootering are popular modes of transport for our students, to and from school.  Helmets must be worn and all road rules adhered to.  There is a place to lock scooters and bikes up for the day.  They may only be ridden once off the TIS site.


Students are not permitted to bring phones to school. We have phones available for students at the wellness centre and student office and our wonderful office staff are always ready to pass messages onto students when required.

Please email Whaea Cheri at cherig@tauranga-int.school.nz if you believe there are legitimate reasons why your child needs to bring a phone to school. Please include your child’s name, Room number and the reason for the phone coming to the school.

Students who have permission to bring a phone are required to leave them at the student office. They must be off whilst on the school site.

Thank you for your support. We know that there are many negative aspects to phones at school and aim to protect all students and staff by keeping them out of our school.


The TIS uniform is now all being sold by NZ Uniforms.

Where to buy:
NZ Uniforms
94 Elizabeth Street
Tauranga (next to Kathmandu & No. 1 Shoes)

You can also buy TIS uniform online here.

To view the TIS unifom: NZ Uniforms Website.


Uniform Information



Uniform Expectations

Hair must be tied up if it is below the collar.

No jewellery is to be worn except for one gold or silver stud earring in each ear. Sleepers may be worn. Earrings with any type of coloured or diamonte-type stone are NOT PERMITTED.



Where to buy:

NZ Uniforms

94 Elizabeth Street
Tauranga (next to Kathmandu & No. 1 Shoes)

P: 07 985 6213

NZ Uniforms Website


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Stationery Packs - cost $40 - will be available from the Wellness Centre at TIS from January 30th, 2024 (including on our Whānau Conference Day).  Another option is to pay online and the packs will be ready on the first day of school.  


Account Details: Tauranga Intermediate School
Account Number: 12-3194-0050500-00
Bank: ASB Bank Limited
Please quote: Student Name / Room Number / (What you are paying for, e.g. Stationery)



Events Calendar





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Tauranga Intermediate School | PO Box 2141, Tauranga, New Zealand | Ph: +64 7 578 4401