Diversity is an integral feature of Tamatea High School. It means that we value the languages, cultures and heritages of all.
We have a diverse school population that brings a richness to our community. We celebrate our differences, whether religious, ethnic or gender related. Our school student population is 55% Māori and 40% European/Pākehā which gives us a unique opportunity to celebrate the partnership promoted by the Treaty of Waitangi.
We are lucky to have international students from all over the world. All students are welcomed and accepted, and this makes Tamatea High School a safe environment for any student.
Celebrating diversity also means we provide many different opportunities for students. Sports enthusiasts can play: Tennis, Volleyball, Basketball, Football, Athletics, Rugby, Netball, Badminton, Squash, Touch Rugby, Rowing, Hockey, Cross Country and Waka Ama.
We also offer Rockquest, Speech Competitions, Debating, Kapa Haka, Young Enterprise, Music Bands and Multi-Media Technology. Our Arts programme integrates kōwhaiwhai, whakairo (carving), design, painting and photography. All are supported by a strong digital infrastructure – we have ultra-fast broadband, wifi and a suite of high specification Apple iMacs for Photography, Design and Music.