Wahine Toa


He Waka Eke Noa
We are all in this together


Tauranga Girls’ College is a place where girls can be strong empowered women. We offer a caring, supportive environment for our girls to learn, develop and realise their full potential.




Pastoral care is an important part of school life

  • The whānau teacher is responsible for all students in their whānau class. They provide encouragement, academic learning support and guidance. Relationships are based on respect, fairness, and integrity.
  • Deans know tha positive relationships are key to a happy school and work to establish a positive working relationship with students and home.
  • Each Deputy Principal works to lead and develop strong relationships based on the school’s values of Respect (Manaakitanga), Participation (Mahi Tahi) and Pride (Mana Motuhake).
  • Guidance Counsellors provide personla and educational counselling and access where needed to community resources.
  • Student Health Services provide a service to enhance the health and wellbeing of students and remove any barriers to learning caused by health issues.
  • The Careers Advisor provides careers advice, careers education programmes, tertiarty liaison and pathways support.
  • The Learning Hub provides support for an inclusive educational environment. Students have flexible learning programmes that cater to individual student abilities, learning needs, and interests. The learning Hub works closely with a number of community-based agencies to provide cohesive, holistic academic programmes.

Student Support Contacts

Mrs Melanie Lane
Year 9 Dean

[email protected]

Ph:Ext 747

Mrs Anna Leach
Year 10 Dean

[email protected]

Ph:Ext 770/788

Ms Robyn Mankelow
Year 11 Dean

[email protected]

Ph:Ext 767/747

Mrs Fiona Lochhead
Year 12 Dean

[email protected]

Ph:Ext 766/798

Mrs Kaye Barnett
Year 13 Dean
Director of Sports

[email protected]

Ph:Ext 748

Service and Leadership


Making a difference by leading and helping others

Leadership is both a talent and a skill for development. At Tauranga Girls’ College, our young women enjoy many opportunities to embrace and explore leadership and develop skills for future years.

Service and Leadership opportunities extend across a variety of areas including formal roles for our senior students, who are recognised as important role models.

Supporting charities and volunteering service to the local community have long been integral parts of the Tauranga Girls’ College ethos. This practice is embedded in the student leadership structures. Our girls support this custom and every year, they find new and increasingly ingenious ways of giving back. Themed mufti days are also held throughout the year to show our support for elected charities.

No matter what the opportunity, all leadership and service roles at Tauranga Girls’ College are held by young women.

Meet our 2020 Leaders

Head Students


Back row: Rebecca Eggesglusz (Leader of Learning), Parvi Goundar (Leader of Communication and Publicity), Shanay  Talopau (Leader of Cultural Diversity), Shenazzar Sta Lucia (Leader of the Arts)

Front Row :Grace Pua (Leader of School Spirit ). Hannah Rose (Head Girl), Olive Pearce (Leader of Sport)

Leadership includes traditional Prefect leadership roles and other leadership opportunities

  • Head Girl
  • Deputy Head Girl of Learning
  • Deputy Head Girl of Sport
  • Deputy Head Girl of Arts
  • Deputy Head Girl of School Spirit
  • Deputy Head Girl of Cultural Diversity
  • Deputy Head Girl of Communications and Publicity
  • Communication and Publicity
  • House Representatives
  • International
  • Kaitiakitanga
  • Kaupapa Māori
  • Pasifika
  • Performing Arts
  • Sports
  • Technology
  • Visual Arts
  • Written Arts
  • Audio Visual Technician
  • Ball Committee
  • Board of Trustees
  • Careers Assistant
  • Class Ambassador
  • Club/Activity
  • Environmental Committee
  • House Representative
  • International Buddy
  • Kapahaka
  • Librarian
  • Peer Support
  • SADD Committee
  • School Magazine
  • Sports Team Captain