Eight of Nga Tawa's Year 13 students have landed tertiary scholarships for the 2019 academic year, totalling $121,000 collectively.
Five scholarships have been awarded to girls going on to study at Otago University, three to Victoria University and one to Auckland University.
"I'm delighted and very proud that 20% of our Year 13 group are being recognised for achievement at this level," says Nga Tawa Principal Lesley Carter.
"Providing academic pathways underpins our Nga Tawa curriculum. The number of our Year 13 students going on to tertiary education is now consistently above 90% (97.2% in 2017)."
For the second year running Nga Tawa achieved a 100% pass rate across all NCEA Levels in 2017. Their Level 1 and Level 3 results were the highest they have been in more than five years and 45.5 per cent of students at NCEA Level 1 attained excellence endorsed.
Head Girl, Bridget Bone is the recipient of two scholarships.
She has been awarded an Otago University Academic Excellence scholarship worth $35,000 and a University of Auckland Top Achiever Scholarship worth $20,000.
"It was such a tough decision but I've decided to study Health Science at Otago University and have accepted a place in Carrington Hall," says Bridget.
"$35,000 definitely made Otago a very attractive option. I'm really excited."
More scholarships are to be announced in the coming weeks.