Friday 9 August 2024

Made for Girls.

The Best Of Both Worlds - Day And Boarding School

Nga Tawa Diocesan School was founded in 1891 on a principle of empowering girls to achieve extraordinary outcomes in their lives beyond school.

The teenage years are a vital time in girls’ lives because this is when their unique identities begin to emerge. As one of the leading all-girls boarding schools, Nga Tawa provides a nurturing culture and environment where our students can freely embrace their individuality, grow at their own pace and shape their futures.

Nga Tawa is proud to be a diverse day and boarding school that welcomes students from across New Zealand and around the world. Our inclusive community celebrates different cultures, backgrounds and perspectives, fostering a rich and vibrant tapestry of experiences. Through engaging with peers from diverse backgrounds, our girls develop a global outlook, empathy and respect for others. This prepares them to navigate an interconnected world with confidence and understanding.


A Nga Tawa education

At Nga Tawa, we recognise that girls have their own distinct educational and developmental needs. As one of the premier independent schools in NZ, Nga Tawa is purposefully designed to cater to these needs, ensuring every student has the opportunity to thrive. With a focus on holistic education, we foster the intellectual, social, emotional and physical growth of our students. By providing a supportive and inclusive environment, we empower our girls to explore their interests, pursue their passions and unlock their full potential.

Being a small school is one of our great strengths because it allows us to guide each of our girls as they make the transformation into young adults. Small class sizes mean students can develop strong relationships with teachers and teachers can be more responsive to the needs of individuals. This sets us apart as one of the leading boarding schools in New Zealand.

The complete education experience we offer has put Nga Tawa in the top tier of NCEA achievement. In 2023, our girls achieved a 100% pass rate at Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3. 100% of year 13 students achieved University Entrance.

In 2018, the Education Review Office described Nga Tawa as "highly successful in achieving equitable and excellent outcomes for all students."Read the report here and discover why we are regarded as one of the leading independent schools in NZ.

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Boarding Schools NZ

We understand that when considering boarding schools in New Zealand for your daughter, you’re looking for an environment where girls are helped and encouraged to grow and succeed.

For a prospectus that will give you more information about why our school is one of the most diverse boarding schools New Zealand has to offer, call our office today on (06) 327 6429 or complete the online form below.


Whether our students are day girls or boarders, Nga Tawa provides a comprehensive educational experience that goes beyond the classroom. Our dedicated teachers and staff are committed to creating a nurturing and supportive environment, ensuring each girl feels valued and encouraged to succeed. From our state-of-the-art facilities to our extensive range of extracurricular activities, we offer a well-rounded education that fosters personal growth, leadership skills and resilience. That’s why we are consistently ranked as one of the leading independent schools in the country.


If you are seeking an exceptional educational experience for your daughter, Nga Tawa Diocesan School is the ideal choice. Our commitment to empowering girls, embracing diversity and providing a supportive environment sets us apart as one of the premier girls’ boarding schools in NZ.

We invite you to become part of the Nga Tawa community, where girls can flourish, friendships are forged and dreams are realised. Contact our enrolments office to learn more about our attendance options, request a prospectus or schedule a visit to experience the unique atmosphere of one of the leading boarding schools for girls in the country. 

Find Out More

We welcome all enquiries from girls and their families. Our prospectus will give you more information about our school. Please complete this form and we will send you a copy straight away.

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