Tarawera High School

About Tarawera High School

Tarawera High School is situated on the shore of the Tarawera River and under the mountain of Putauaki in the small town of Kawerau, Bay of Plenty. The design reflects Kawerau’s unique culture, history and landscape whilst modernising the school’s facilities and has created additional space to accommodate a growing student population.


2017 Learning Environments Australasia Commendation

2017 New Zealand Architecture Award – Education Category

2017 Property Council NZ, Property Industry Award – Order of Merit

2017 NZIA Waikato Bay of Plenty Award – Education Category

2016 World Architecture Finalist

2016 Resene Total Colour Awards Winner – Education

2016 Resene Total Colour Awards Winner – Colour Master Nightingale Award

Category Education
Architect RTA Studio
Location Kawerau - Te Moana a Toi-te-Huatahi