Ko Ranginui ki runga                                               

Ko Papatuānuku ki raro                                           

Ngā Maunga i te taha matau                                

Te Moana i te taha maui                                      

I waenganui ahau                                                   

Ko au e tu nei                                                       

Ko au te taiao                                                           

Te taiao ko au                                                            

With Ranginui above

With Papatuānuku below

The mountains on the right

The sea on the left

 I’m in the middle

Here I stand

I am my environment

My environment is ME!

'To encourage life-long learning by providing programmes and resources in a happy,
safe and caring environment'

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.

Mission Statement   -  'Whakaarohia, akohia, tau ke '