Welcome to Tahatai Coast School

Tahatai Coast School is a large, very well resourced primary school located in sunny Papamoa, near Mount Maunganui. We have an average roll of approximately 680 students, catering for students from Years 0 to 6. Our school has zone and enrolment policies in place.

We have a diverse student population. Our students come from many different ethnic backgrounds, providing exciting opportunities for interaction between children from many cultures. We are an inclusive school striving for all students with unique learning styles to participate and achieve, and for their whānau to contribute to their success.

Our school has modern learning facilities including collaborative spaces, a library and special needs unit. The large school hall is used to support school assemblies, PE, Music and Drama programmes and is used for Celebrations of Learning, Cultural Performances, Parent Information evenings and a range of indoor sports.

Our school sits on an attractive 2.7 hectare site with large grassed playing fields, asphalt tennis and netball courts, two separate basketball courts (one asphalt and one artificial grass), a beach volleyball court, two adventure playgrounds, sandpit and sunshade areas.

School Calendar


Term Dates

Term 1:
Monday 4th February – Fri 12 April

Term 2:
Mon 29 April – Fri 5 July

Term 3:
Mon 22 July – Fri 27 September

Term 4:
Mon 14 October – Thur 19th December