Nga Tawa has launched a two-night boarding option for girls from local families.
22 August 2016
Nga Tawa has launched a ‘local boarder’ two-night a week boarding option for girls who live within a 25km radius of Nga Tawa.
Principal Lesley Carter says the school decided to offer the new option in response to demand from local families. As a special character, integrated school Nga Tawa’s day girl roll is capped at 40 day students. Until now students who missed out on day girl places were forced to enrol as full time boarders or look outside the local area for single-sex education.
“We are thrilled to be able to offer this new option. This will open up our single-sex , special character education to many more families – it’s another way to keep our children in the Rangitikei district throughout their schooling.”
Under the ‘local boarder’ option students will enjoy all the benefits of boarding including their own bed/room with the opportunity to choose their two nights per week at the beginning of each term. Lesley Carter believes boarding gives girls the richest experience with many co-curricular sport and cultural activities taking place after 5pm.
“The ability to self manage and relate to others are critical for successful transition to university life and ultimately employment. Through boarding our girls are developing and strengthening these essential skills.”