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 an all-girls school, Nga Tawa offers a culture and environment in which girls can be girls, grow up at their own pace, and have the freedom to be who they want to be.
Nga Tawa is a diverse school attracting students from across New Zealand and around the world.
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.
It’s all part of a complete education experience that has again put Nga Tawa in the top tier of NCEA achievement. In 2019, our girls that completed the Nga Tawa academic year achieved a 100% pass rate at Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3. Over 92% of those 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."