As one of the top academic high schools in New Zealand, Nga Tawa graduates are innovative, articulate, confident, tenacious, and most importantly, equipped to succeed at tertiary education, both in NZ and abroad.
At Nga Tawa, we create a learning environment that optimises each student’s ability to learn. Students are exposed to a wide range of opportunities both inside and outside of the classroom. Within every classroom there is an unquestioned priority of academic success and all students, regardless of ability, are encouraged to work towards their potential. We are proud of our reputation as one of New Zealand’s top academic schools, and Nga Tawa graduates leave school having performed their best and enthused with a life-long love of learning.
We aim to foster an innovative and student-focused environment, where every girl is equipped to pursue her future with confidence, courage and passion. We offer a range of opportunities to support students in their learning, progress and wellbeing, and can adapt our courses and programmes to cater for our students’ emerging needs and pathways. Recognised as one of New Zealand’s best academic schools, our students consistently achieve excellent outcomes. Nga Tawa is ranked in the top tier of NCEA achievement, with a 100 per cent pass rate at Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 in 2021 and 97 per cent of those year 13 students achieving University Entrance.
Being a small school is one our greatest strengths, allowing us to guide each of our students as they make the transition into young adults. Our small class sizes mean students can develop authentic connections and supportive relationships with their teachers. Additionally, teachers can be more responsive to the needs of individual students to truly support their academic development. These foundations set us apart as one of the top academic schools in NZ.