Taradale High School (THS) is a co-educational secondary school of over 1000 students. The strength of the school is the well balanced combination of academic, cultural and sporting excellence offered. The interests and talents of students are fostered. THS excels in many areas and is the top achieving co-educational high school for NCEA in this region, and the top performing school for boys ahead of single sex schools. THS has many outstanding sporting achievements at both regional and national level, and gained the distinction in 2011 of being NZ Adventure Racing champions. Recognised features of this school include the friendly, helpful staff, fostering student leadership and the celebration of student success. International students are valued by our New Zealand students and this assist with their successful integration into the school community. A wide modern curriculum prepares students well for tertiary study. With over 40 years experience in catering for the needs of international student, THS provides a high quality of pastoral care. Teacher Aides are employed to provide in-class support in the student's first language. Students are encouraged to gain NZ qualifications, to achieve successfully and to participate in the wide choice of extra-curricular activities available.
We have been welcoming international students for more than 30 years. Taradale High School values international students and the contribution that they make to the culture of our school. We do our best to ensure the experience of each student is both memorable and academically worthwhile.