The College provides a balance of educational opportunity. While its primary focus is on academic need, it also recognises that sporting, cultural, spiritual and citizenship values also have a place in its curriculum and it attempts to provide for that need.
Tauranga Boys' College has a proud record of achievement at the highest levels in a wide range of sports, with a number of national titles and a number of New Zealand representatives to its credit.
Sport plays an important role in the College and involvement in sport is seen as contributing to the overall development of the individual. All boys are encouraged to participate, and to make a committment to representing the school.
Opportunities are provided for boys to participate in a wide range of individual and team sports at local, provincial and national levels. Many of our teams compete in Super 8 competitions, against the other large boys' schools of the Central North Island.
Some of the Summer Sports offered at the school include athletics, canoe polo, cricket, cycling, mountain biking, rowing, softball, surfing, swimming, tennis, triathlon, volleyball, water polo, white water kayaking, yachting.
In winter, a range of sports are offered including badminton, basketball, clay target shooting, cross country/road running, fencing, golf, hockey, orienteering, rugby, skiing, soccer, squash, table tennis.
The particpation of the coaching directors or our major sports, our teaching staff and parents, many of them highly qualified coaches in their own right, ensures that all teams are well organised, supervised and enjoyable.
The school has its own sporting grounds, and provides a number of specialist facilities, including an all-weather hockey turf, volleyball and beach volleyball courts, and hard surface tennis courts.
Music and Drama
All boys who play an instrument are able to join the various bands - jazz, rock and classical - which are currently offered in the College. The College is the administrative centre for the Western Bay of Plenty Itinerant Music scheme. Tutors are employed to give tuition in guitar, strings, drums, woodwind, brass and singing.
In addition to teaching academic courses in Drama, the school co-operates with Tauranga Girls' College each year to produce a major production. A highlight of 2005 was an outstanding production of "The Little Shop of Horrors".
Many out-of-class activities are provided for including: badminton, chess, Christian Fellowship, debating, drama, jiu jitsu, Maori Culture, outdoor pursuits, photography, shooting, table-tennis and tramping.