Taradale High School
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50 Murphy Road,
39°32′33″S 176°51′02″E / 39.5424°S 176.8506°E / -39.5424; 176.8506Coordinates: 39°32′33″S 176°51′02″E / 39.5424°S 176.8506°E / -39.5424; 176.8506
Ministry of Education Institution no.
962 (July 2016)
Taradale High School (THS), is a co-educational secondary school situated in the town of Taradale in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand. Taradale High School accommodates from years 9-13. The school currently has an attendance role of approximately 1060 students (ranging over the five years of age) as of February 2011.
2 Student support
3 Junior Diploma
4 School achievements and history
6 External links
The school is structurally a “Nelson 2H” school, like most New Zealand secondary schools built in the 1960s. The Nelson 2H is distinguished by its two-storey H-shaped classroom blocks, with stairwells at each end of the block and a large ground floor toilet and cloak area on one side. Taradale has three Nelson 2H classroom blocks – A, B and C blocks.
The school is well resourced with modern facilities which include a learning support centre, a gymnasium, a music and drama suite, four computer suites, an additional suite of computers and VLN facilities in the library, an extensive technology complex and an attractive environment with extensive sports grounds. A state of the art food technology / hospitality facility was commissioned in 2006 and has since been completed along with a dance studio as part of a major gymnasium refit.
Taradale High School has a long-running tradition of having student leaders to help with tasks and leadership roles around the school. This tradition continues with junior house leaders being established in 2008.
Taradale High School introduced the Junior Diploma in 2006 with outstanding results. Each year the school tracks just under half a million credits and provides a tangible incentive to encourage students to strive for their best and to develop their self-management skill set. The diploma has been well received by the Taradale community and the school has enjoye