Tikipunga High School is a coeducational, state, day school, catering for students from Year 7-year 13 with a roll of approximatively 500 students, of which 85% are Maori.
Founded in 1971, Tikipunga High School is located on the north-eastern boundary of the city of Whangarei.
The school motto is "tukua o punga" which means "cast your nets", our aim is for each student to reach their personal potential and be meaningful and productive members of society. The school values the uniqueness of each individual.
Tikipunga High School has a roll small enough to ensure that the learning environment is personalised, class sizes are small and teachers know their students, yet large enough to offer a variety of opportunities and a relevant, interesting curriculum.
Who are we and what do we stand for?
An inclusive school
We seek to draw on the talents each student possesses as a starting point for realising their unique potential so that not only do they benefit personally, but so does whatever society they are part of.
We are family – Looking after each other
A strong sense of belonging and caring for each other is fostered through all of the school’s structures and systems; supplementing this is the availability of a suite of on-site student support agencies.
Individuality matters – See potential in everyone
We start with Identity. Who you are is the very essence of being. We very much value the uniqueness of each student – each with their own personality, aptitude and strengths.