Nga Tawa Diocesan School

Principal Mrs Lesley Carter
Year levels 9 to 13
Enrolment numbers 254
Boarding or day boarding
Phone 06 327 6429
Fax 06 327 7954
Postal address 164 Calico LIne, PB 1101, Marton

Founded in 1891, Nga Tawa is one of New Zealand’s leading girls’ schools with a well-established reputation for fostering academic excellence, while preparing young women for leadership and for life. A well defined core culture of excellence and innovation allows boarding and day students the freedom to aim for their personal best, in every sense. An Anglican, Christian ethos supports an inclusive, family atmosphere at the school. Given ‘around the clock’ support and encouragement, with supervised prep every evening, Nga Tawa students achieve to very high levels academically. Since the introduction of NCEA in 2002, Nga Tawa pass rates at all three levels have consistently been 97%-100%, with endorsements well above national averages for decile 10 girls’ schools. Added to this, Nga Tawa staff offer a holistic education, through wide ranging sporting and cultural opportunities. Global exchanges and international initiatives are also offered from Year 10. Positive and respectful relation- ships exist between parents, staff and students and school spirit is very strong. Seniors look out and are great role models for younger students and they take pride in their work and in their appearance. Graduates are innovative, articulate, confident, tenacious and, most importantly, equipped to succeed at university, whether in New Zealand or internationally. They pursue careers including, but not limited to, engineering, medicine, aviation, forensic science, architecture, pathology and law.