Tautoro School is a U3 full Primary School, with a roll of approximately 133 students and 6 teaching staff including the Principal. There are six classrooms, a library and a reading recovery room. It sits within the hapu boundaries of Ngati Rangi, Ngati Moerewa, Ngati Hine and Ngati Mahia.
Parents and whanau are actively involved in the school and this contributes to a strong sense of community among all those associated with the school. They are proud of their school and what it has to offer. Teachers actively encourage a well-managed but friendly and positive learning environment.
Almost 100% of our children and their whanau are Māori descendants. Tautoro School provides a strong Te Reo Maori curriculum programme in Panui, Korero me Tuhituhi. This curriculum supports our leaving Year 8 students to choose a mainstream, bilingual or total immersion Secondary School pathway. The school has a strong sense of te reo Māori me tikanga Māori. It is also an environmentally friendly school where zero waste, litter-less lunch boxes and the three R’s (reduce, reuse and recycle) are part of daily life. The past, present and future are very important to whanau and most have strong connections to this school and area.