Teen Parent Schools in New Zealand


Te Tari Ako Matua Taiohi Education Centre


Whaia te iti kahurangi kite tuohu koe me he maunga teitei

To provide the Eastern Bay of Plenty with high quality education that meets with the academic, social, cultural and emotional needs of teen parents and their whānau within our community. There is a centre van available, which provides students and tamariki transport at no extra cost. Childcare is accessible in the adjacent building with Nga Ririki. WINZ subsidies are available.


Mission Statement

To Grow

  • For personal development

To Strive

  • To fulfil greatest potential

To Achieve

  • Academic Excellence

To Serve

  • One’s community


Values and Virtues

  • Whanaungatanga – Meaningful relationships
  • Kaitiakitanga – Caring for the environment
  • Manaakitanga – Caring for oneself and others
  • Rangatiratanga – Self determination
  • Kotahitanga – Unity and harmony
  • Wairuatanga – Spiritual awareness


What we offer

Secondary School Education

  • Years 9-13
  • NCEA Levels 1, 2 & 3
  • University Entrance
  • A fully integrated curriculum at all levels.
  • Individual Education Plans to suit individual needs

Vocational Education

  • Gateway Placements
  • Trades Academy
  • Hospitality
  • Parenting and Child / tamariki development & education
  • Computing
  • Support into tertiary studies

Life Skills

  • First Aid
  • Workplace Safety
  • Drivers Licence
  • Budgeting
  • Hauora
  • Home cooking
  • Fitness
  • Goal setting
  • Textiles / Sewing