Our Schools

Te Taitokerau Trades Academy is a Secondary Tertiary Partnership (STP) that is managed by four principals and was founded on the support of the Northland Principals Association.

The Academy is currently run through eleven schools across Northland and one Tertiary Institution.  Tikipunga High School, Northland College, Dargaville High School, Kaitaia College, Otamatea High School, Whangarei Boys High School, Whangarei Girls High School, Kamo High School, Papa Taiao Earthcare, Whangaroa College and NorthTec are our Providers. All TTTA providers offer their own trades programmes chosen to reflect the needs of the students and their community.

Academy learning differs from school subject courses as they are almost an entire programme in themselves. Students will spend most school periods involved in their Academy work, be it practical or theory orientated. To be classed as an academy programme, the students must be involved in a minimum of 15 hours of trades specific learning, which can be a combination of practical and theory based teaching.

There is opportunity for schools to partner with a current TTTA Provider to better deliver a quality Vocational Pathway that best suits the learners needs.

  • Our two programmes prepare students with skills and knowledge for a career in Hospitality or Agriculture / Horticulture. Technical and general courses provide the students theory and hands-on learning experiences.

    Northland College

    Our two programmes prepare students with skills and knowledge for a career in Hospitality or Agriculture / Horticulture. Technical and general courses provide the students theory and hands-on learning experiences.

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  • The School of Hospitality at Whangarei Girls’ High School is exciting and stimulating and carried out in a ‘state of the art’ facility.

    Whangarei Girls High School

    The School of Hospitality at Whangarei Girls’ High School is exciting and stimulating and carried out in a ‘state of the art’ facility.

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  • Whangaroa College will be offering L2 BCATS for the first time in 2017, working in the community to assist in upgrading housing. We are also partnered with Papa Taiao Earthcare to see Wai and Whenua restoration happening in our area.

    Whangaroa College

    Whangaroa College will be offering L2 BCATS for the first time in 2017, working in the community to assist in upgrading housing. We are also partnered with Papa Taiao Earthcare to see Wai and Whenua restoration happening in our area.

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  • Whangarei Boys High School has joined Te Tai Tokerau Trades Academy offering Engineering for its' learners.

    Whangarei Boys High School

    Whangarei Boys High School has joined Te Tai Tokerau Trades Academy offering Engineering for its’ learners.

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  • Kamo High School have teamed up with NorthTec, Telford, RITO to assist their learners in developing dedicated pathways to employment or further tertiary study.

    Kamo High School

    Kamo High School have teamed up with NorthTec, Telford, RITO to assist their learners in developing dedicated pathways to employment or further tertiary study.

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  • Our students have access to the practical aspects of this trade through the Gateways programme placements.

    Tikipunga High School

    Our students have access to the practical aspects of this trade through the Gateways programme placements.

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  • We offer a housebuilding programme through BCATS units and venture out into the community to give the students access to practical experience.

    Dargaville High School

    We offer a housebuilding programme through BCATS units and venture out into the community to give the students access to practical experience.

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  • This hub school runs a slightly different programme to the others in that it is more like traditional schooling with trades taught within multiple option lines.

    Kaitaia College

    This hub school runs a slightly different programme to the others in that it is more like traditional schooling with trades taught within multiple option lines.

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  • Papa Taiao Earthcare links environmental action and youth enterprise to promote a more sustainable Aotearoa / New Zealand.

    Papa Taiao Earthcare

    Papa Taiao Earthcare links environmental action and youth enterprise to promote a more sustainable Aotearoa / New Zealand.

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  • Otamatea High School offers programmes in Hospitality and Carpentry & Whakairo.

    Otamatea College

    Otamatea High School offers programmes in Hospitality and Carpentry & Whakairo.

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  • NorthTec are partnering with local Schools to provide a programme that sees learners on site at NorthTec every Friday and completing a further 10 hours of study in their base school.

    NorthTec

    NorthTec are partnering with local Schools to provide a programme that sees learners on site at NorthTec every Friday and completing a further 10 hours of study in their base school.

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