Tapu School is situated in the heart of Tapu settlement, next to the Firth of Thames on the sunny Coromandel Peninsular approximately 20 minutes north of the Thames township. We have a lovely setting, with easy access to the beach and wonderful view towards the Coromandel ranges to the north as shown in the lovely mural completed for us by local artist Rick Fisher.
Like all Primary Schools in Thames, Tapu is a full Primary School offering education from New Entrants to Year 8. We currently have 1 teaching Principal, a Principal Release teacher and 1 full time Teacher Aide, along with our wonderful support staff – an Office Manager, a Caretaker and a Cleaner. We have a modern administration block and staffroom alongside the main teaching classroom. Adjoining this is our recently up-graded library area. There is an additional community building on site.
We have 2 adventure playgrounds, and large playing field, as well as a recently repainted pool with a sunshade. Along with our court area, we are fortunate to have access to the adjacent Tapu Hall for indoor games during the cooler or wetter times during winter months. A large deck area, with a large shade sail areas and many trees around the site offer plenty of cover during the hot and sunny summer days.
Our school is well resourced with library books, readers and resources as well as devices for the students to support their learning. We are on ultra-fast internet.
When students reach Year 7and 8 they travel to Thames High School on a Friday morning for Tech. For sporting events we regularly meet with other schools or combine for team events. These are held throughout the year.