|Type||State Co-educational Secondary, years 9-13|
|Motto||Waiho I Te Toka Tu Moana|
|Ministry of Education Institution no.||58|
|School roll||859 (July 2017)|
On a yearly basis Tangaroa College receives 20 exclusive scholarships from the Manukau Institute of Technology.
Tangaroa College has many divisions, referred to as blocks. These blocks are;
T-Block for technology,
W-Block for Maori,
E-Block for Social Sciences Studies,
C-Block for Art and Computing,
B-Block for English,
G-Block for PE and Health,
H-Block for Services Academy,
NRR for Drama and Employment Studies as well as
D-Block for Science and Mathematics.
Notable alumni include
- Vodafone Warriors and Toa Samoa prop Sam Lisone
- Brave Blossom and Blues centre Male Sa'u
- Widnes Vikings and Kiwis halfback Aaron Heremaia
- Actor Beulah Koale
- Counties Manukau Fritz Lee
- Former All Black and Rugby Sevens legend Eric Rush.
- Author David Riley currently teaches at Tangaroa College. Riley has written books on Pacific Island heroes and New Zealand sports personalities such as; Benji Marshall and Sonny Bill Williams.
- Former Black Fern Davida White is a current Principal.
- Current Waikato Chiefs lock, Matiaha Martin is the Head for the Maori Department.
- Renowned New Zealand and Pacific Island artist, Ioane Ioane.
- Political Activist, John Minto.
- Former student and staff member, Bryan "Marshy" Marsh, was once the roving reporter for the Vodafone Warriors.
- Former Black Fern Annaleah Rush
- "Key Information". www.tangaroa.school.nz. Tangaroa College. Retrieved 13 February 2017.
- "Directory of Schools - as at 2 August 2017". New Zealand Ministry of Education. Retrieved 2 August 2017.
- "Decile Change 2014 to 2015 for State & State Integrated Schools". Ministry of Education. Retrieved 12 February 2015.
- Riley, David. "David Riley – Reading Warrior". readingwarrior.com. Reading Warrior. Retrieved 15 February 2017.
- Marsh, Bryan. "NRL GRAND FINAL SYDNEY // 3 OCTOBER 2010" (PDF). skytv.co.nz. Sky Television. Retrieved 15 February 2017.
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