About Us

Tauranga Boys' College is a state secondary school for boys, located on the edge of the downtown area of Tauranga.School_Front

Founded in 1958, the College has gained a national reputation as one of the best state boys' schools in New Zealand.

Our College values the goodness of tradition, encourages excellence in all things and it provides the opportunities for boys to expand their range of skills and abilities as they work through the process of becoming good men.

Tauranga Boys' College is committed to the pursuit of excellence. It provides expansive educational opportunities, and a positive, well-resourced and safe environment in which highly-qualified teachers strive to establish constructive learning relationships.

We value the unique qualities of adolescent boys as they prepare to face the challenges of becoming good men, with a sense of belonging, pride, self-respect and a concern for others.


At Tauranga Boys' College we value and model these "Good Man" Respect Codecharacteristics;

Respect  Whakaute

The way we treat someone, or something.  The TBC Respect Code underpins everything we do

Generous  Atawhai      

Supporting those less fortunate - a demonstration of kindness and concern for others

Loyal  Pūmanu

Firm and constant support to people, team and college

Resilient  Manawaroa

Determination and positive attitude in the face of adversity

Committed  Manawarua

Setting goals and working hard to achieve them - showing patience and seeing things through to the end

Honest  Pono

Being trustworthy


View our TBC Strategic Documentation

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