Tamaki College

Tamaki College is co-educational Secondary School in Glen Innes, Auckland, New Zealand.

Tamaki College
Tamaki College - 51648859903.jpg
School typeState Co-educational Secondary, years 9-13
MottoFortiter in Re
Ministry of Education Institution no.57
PrincipalSoana Pamaka
School roll691[1] (March 2022)
Socio-economic decile1A[2]

Originally constructed on two sites, it was planned to create a separate boys and girls colleges when the roll reached 1400. The separate sites in Glen Innes saw the establishment of the 'girls' school in 1955 with the last site in 1957.

This did not occur and the school remained on two sites until 1987.

In 2003 the 'girls' school was closed after a fire burned much of the building.

Tamaki College serves the communities of Glen Innes and Panmure; it celebrated its Diamond Jubilee in 2017.

Since 1998 there has been an extensive redevelopment within the school including the recreation centre, technological block and library.

Tamaki College is part of the "Trades Academies" initiative of the New Zealand Ministry of Education.[3]

Tamaki College is part of the "Services Academies[4]" initiative of the New Zealand Ministry of Education.

Tamaki College is part of an innovation service in partnership with Pacific Futures Limited. The Tereora Academy helps pathway students through Science onto Health and Science teritiary pathways.


Tamaki College is a member of the International Students Code.

At a 2017 Education Review Office review, Tamaki College had 631 students included 2 international students. At the same review the following data shows the ethnic make up of the school.

Gender composition Boys 50% Girls 50%
Ethnic composition Māori




Cook Islands Māori











Tamaki College's House Names & their Colours
Kowhai Named for the New Zealand native plant Kowhai
Puriri Named for the New Zealand native plant Puriri
Rata Named for the New Zealand native plant Rata
Totara Named for the New Zealand native plant Totara

Each of the houses has a Male and Female House Captain and Deputy House Captains.


The heart of the school life is centred around the schools Marae complex, Te Poho O Tamaki. All students and staff starting their journey at Tamaki College goes through the tradition of being welcomed into the school through powhiri.


Soana Pamaka in 2022
Name Term
1 J. D. Murdoch 1957–1966
2 C. B. Floyd 1966–1973
3 E. R. Perry 1973–1986
4 J. A. Grant 1987–1998
5 David Hodge 1999–2005
6 Soana Pamaka 2006–present

Notable alumniEdit


  • Alvina Pau’uvale - is a researcher and scientist for the University of Auckland


Former StaffEdit

  • Richie Harris - Director of rugby and head coach of the Northland ITM Cup.
  • David Hodge[6] - Former Principal of Tamaki College and Rangitoto College, Head of Saint Kentigerns


  1. ^ "New Zealand Schools Directory". New Zealand Ministry of Education. Retrieved 23 April 2022.
  2. ^ "Decile Change 2014 to 2015 for State & State Integrated Schools". Ministry of Education. Retrieved 12 February 2015.
  3. ^ "Youth Guarantee initiatives already in place". Ministry of Education. Retrieved 29 March 2012.
  4. ^ "Services academies / Homepage - Alternative Education". alternativeeducation.tki.org.nz. Retrieved 11 July 2018.
  5. ^ "Maiakawanakaulani Roos". New Zealand Rugby. Retrieved 10 January 2022.
  6. ^ "Head of Saint Kentigern Appointed". www.saintkentigern.com. Retrieved 11 July 2018.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 36°52′39″S 174°52′03″E / 36.8776°S 174.8674°E / -36.8776; 174.8674