Monday, July 6, 2015

George Moala named in the All Black line up

Tamaki College old boy, George Moala has been named in the All Black squad against Manu Samoa this week. Good luck George !!

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Data is Key - Tamaki College write up in the Courier

Tamaki College features in a write up in the East and Bays Courier this week.
Here it is online on

Catering Students Looking Good in Secondary School Competition

Late nights and hard work has finally paid off for our two Catering competitors. Seini Moala & Vaioletti Sau competed in the Secondary school regional salon sponsored by the chef's association for 2015. It is our first time to enter into a live kitchen competition and it was pretty intense. Seini participated in cake decorating, wraps, omelette, barista and smoothie. Due to clashes in the heats Seini missed out on the smoothie and wrap competition. However it was a very successful day as both student's are winners in their own right. Vai competed in the barista competition and walked away with a certificate of participation. Seini received a certificate of participation for both omelette and barista and walked away with a bronze medal  in cake decorating. Well done to both and thank you to everyone for your patience and support.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

1st 15 V Papatoetoe

Another team effort by Tamaki College to secure a win in wet and windy conditions. Boys were up for today's game after memories of the play off loss to Papatoetoe in 2013. Papatoetoe scored first before the game turned in Tamaki Colleges favour through scrum and lineout dominance. Final score Tamaki 32 - Papatoetoe 19. 2013 loss now truly forgotten.

Here is the link to lots of photos taken by Ms George....
Thanks for capturing all the action Miss!!

Friday, June 19, 2015

Matariki 2015 - Presentation of the Matariki Cup

It was the final day of Matariki week here at Tamaki College.
The inaugural presentation of the Matariki Cup was held a special assembly at the end of the day.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Matariki 2015 - House Haka Competition

Matariki week at Tamaki College has started with a bang!!
The house Haka competition was held at lunch time. The prefects and house captains have been training their teams up ready for the competition so they were READY at lunch time.
The judges were lined up and and were looking for some slick performances.

Here are the videos...






Science Road Show

It was Science Roadshow time again here at Tamaki College.
To kick the event off, we were visited by Mr Simon O'Connor, MP for Tamaki.

Our Year 9 students had a great time listening to a range of science issues facing our world today, like global warming, and power generation. Then they got to play with, learn with all the activities that had been set up.

Matariki 2015 - Dawn Service

It was a beautiful morning here at Tamaki College, where we had a dawn service to welcome the stars of Matariki over the Marae.
The new flag was raised in the front of the school and everyone sang the school waiata. Then a lovely breakfast was had in the Whare Kai.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Careers Expo

The Careers Expo provides an opportunity  
for our students and teachers alike creating a  stimulus for discussion and , increased knowledge all in one place’.

Recently all Year 13 and 12 students were herded onto Double Decker passes with thier Tutor Teachers in support to attend the Careers Expo Auckland held at the ASB showgrounds in Auckland. They were taking full advantage of an opportunity for students to talk face to face with the widest range of employers industry government departments and training providers. 

The students were exemplary in their attitude and behaviour and received many compliments on the day about how engaged and on task they were as they completed Careers related tasks on the day.

Cheers to all involved and definitely a regular event on our Careers Calendar in the future.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Tamaki College, The Webb Ellis Cup and Richard Kahui ... All on Seven Sharp

Click on the picture here to go to the Seven Sharp report...

Richard Kahui and The Webb Ellis Cup come to Tamaki College

Emirates brings the Webb Ellis Cup to New Zealand

"Emirates brings the Webb Ellis Cup to New Zealand

Emirates, a global connector of people and their passions, is bringing the official Rugby World Cup Trophy, the Webb Ellis Cup, back to New Zealand for one last visit before the defending champions attempt to win back-to-back Rugby World Cups.
The Trophy arrives in New Zealand on May 2, ahead of a public day and children’s rugby clinic at Eden Park on Sunday May 3. The Trophy will then visit two Auckland-based high schools on Monday, May 4."

Tamaki College was one of the really lucky schools to have this opportunity.
Here are the photos and the video of the day ...


Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Year 8 College Experience Day - Presentations

It's the end of a really busy day for the Year 8 students.
They are all in the auditorium and the Tamaki College student leaders are reading out the students in their groups who had best displayed the RISE values of Respect, Integrity, Success and Responsibility during the day. These lucky students were given prizes of really tough chromebook cases and wireless printers.