Tena koutou e te whanau


Choosing the right school for your child is one of the most significant decisions you make as a parent/caregiver. The environment your tamariki learn in, the experiences they have, and the people they are surrounded by during their primary school years help set the foundations for their future. 

At Tawhiti, we are passionate about ensuring our akonga experience success. We acknowledge that success for one child will look different to the next, therefore as a school we strive to offer a range of opportunities. In particular, we pride ourselves on the strong literacy, numeracy, outdoor education, arts and cultural programmes that we offer. Ako (learning), hauora (wellbeing) and whanaungatanga (relationships) are at the heart of everything we do at Tawhiti School.

We know when you visit us and become part of the Tawhiti Team you will sense and experience the friendly and caring culture we have worked hard to create.

Sarah Johnston
Tumuaki / Principal

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We learn and we lead

Literacy and Numeracy are foundational skills which are critical in the learning journey of our akonga. We aim to make sure every child experiences success.



We are happy, healthy and resilient

Wellbeing is fundamental and a strong focus on this supports learners to overcome difficulties and achieve success.



We work together as one

Relationships are at the heart of everything we do at Tawhiti as we work together to create a ‘whanau like’ context within the school. 'He waka eke noa' - we are all in this together! 

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We show care and respect

We demonstrate manaaki to others and to our whenua (environment). We are inclusive and value the differences that each of us bring.