Life at Tawa College

Why Tawa?

Tawa College is widely recognized by international agents, parents, and students for its remarkable achievements and the notable success of its alumni. Our alumni have made significant contributions in various fields such as academia, creative and performing arts, the specialist music program, and sports.

School Activities

Extra-curricular Activities

There is a wide range of lunchtime and after-school College clubs and groups for students to join. We recommend that everyone gets involved in at least one group.


Summer sports include tennis, athletics, cricket, cross country running, softball, AM Mayhem (a running and fitness group) and dragon-boat racing (Year 13 in Term 1). Winter sports include football, rugby, netball, hockey, badminton and basketball.


Dawn Chorus is the all-comers choir. There is no audition for this choir, which meets before school on Fridays at 8am.

Other Activities

There are many other activities to participate in, such as cheerleading, drama or Stage Challenge.

Local Activities in Tawa


Secondary school students can play badminton in Tawa on Friday nights between 7.30 pm and 9pm during the badminton season. Click here for more information.

Gymnastics and Cheerleading

At Bigair Gymsports you can join in gymnastics and cheerleading. Click here for more information.


The Tawa Squash Club is on Main Road in Tawa. Click here for more information.


The Tawa Swimming Pool is close to Tawa College. You can go there for fun or you can join the Tawa Swimming Club and train for competitions. Click here to find out more about the Swimming Club.

Dance Schools

There are several Dance Schools in Tawa that you can attend. Here is a link to the Tracey Odell School of Modern Dance.

School Facilities

  • Two Gymnasiums
  • Hall
  • All Weather Turf
  • Computer Suite
  • Information Centre

Getting around

Many Tawa College students walk or cycle to school. Some also catch a school bus, an on-demand shuttle or a public bus. There is also a train line with stops just a few minutes’ walk from the school. For more information on getting around in Tawa and Wellington, see the Metlink website. For information about public transport, see the Metlink website.