Come and see first hand the difference a Nga Tawa education could make. 
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Nga Tawa In Action Day - Friday 22 June

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To really understand the difference a Nga Tawa education can make we recommend you attend our 2018 Open Day.

Please review the Open day programme below and if you would like to attend please complete the online registration form at the base of this page. 

If you have any questions about the Open Day or Enrolment please contact Tracey on 06 327 6429 during office hours or by email here




Morning tea

Join current parents, Nga Tawa staff and students for a cup of tea or coffee before the organised activities begin.


Welcome and Addresses

Hear about the Nga Tawa difference from Principal Lesley Carter and 2018 Head Girl, Bridget Bone.


School tours

These individual full school tours will be led by a Nga Tawa student. The tour will take in classroom, boarding, sport and equestrian facilities where Nga Tawa staff will be on hand to answer your questions.

12.30pm - 1.30pm

Light lunch

An opportunity to speak with parents and staff including our Directors of Curriculum, Boarding, Sport and Equestrian.

1.30pm – 4.30pm

Individual Interviews

Places for individual interviews are now fully booked. We will be taking further bookings at the Open Day or you can contact our Enrolments Officer, Tracey Brannelly here.  

“It’s the best choice I’ve ever made.”

Like many girls faced with the thought of boarding school, Mereana Davis wasn’t convinced that leaving the comforts of home in Whakatane to spend 5 years at Nga Tawa was such a good idea.

That all changed through a chance encounter with Nga Tawa girls at the Horse of the Year Show in Hawke’s Bay where Mereana got a strong sense of the friendships and fun they were having.

“Right then and there I asked Mum if I could go,” she says.

Now in Year 12, Mereana looks back on her time at Nga Tawa and says she can see the obvious changes in herself. The self-described slightly nervous but cocky Year 9 chatterbox has grown into a confident, independent young woman who is very comfortable in her own skin. And she has big plans for what needs to be achieved during the next three years.

As well as aiming to repeat her NCEA Level 1 Excellence Endorsement at Level 2 and 3, Mereana has her sights set on becoming a prefect in Year 13. “It would be an honour,” she says. “And a real measure of my success at Nga Tawa.”

Although she is a way off deciding what to do when she leaves school, Mereana’s options are diverse. With both parents involved in the film industry, she has a natural tendency towards and a love of drama. “But I also really love chemistry!” she says.

On living in an all-girls school, Mereana has this to say: “Not having boys here means I can do my hair up in a disgusting bun and no one will look twice!”

‘I’ve become closer with girls at Nga Tawa than people I’ve known all my life.”

Open Day Registration

To assist us with numbers for catering and planning school tours please register your interest in attending our Open Day.


Contact Us

To request a copy of our Prospectus please fill in your details below or call us on 06 327 6429

Nga Tawa Diocesan School,
164 Calico Line, Marton 4787
PBag 1101,
Marton 4741 New Zealand
Tel: +64 (06) 327 6429