Tararua College is a secondary school with a roll of 388 students, situated in Pahiatua in the northern Wairarapa.

Our Purpose Statement:

To provide a safe, healthy and caring environment in which students achieve individual excellence so that they can be fully involved in the academic, sporting, cultural and social life of the school and our community.

At Tararua College we aim to meet the needs of all students. We provide a caring, friendly and supportive environment where learning is satisfying and a desire for knowledge is fostered.

Our motto is Tama Tu Tama Ora which, translated, means 'those who strive live fully.' Accordingly, we encourage all students to participate in the many academic, cultural, sporting and recreational activities available.

As well as these activities providing a variety of individual and social learning experiences, they help to develop strong relationships between students and with staff, and they contribute towards school pride and an enjoyment of school.