Kia ora, talofa lava, kia orana, malo e lelei, bula vinaka, nameste, fakaalofa lahi atu, malo ni, fakatalofa atu, guten tag, gidday, hello!

Welcome to Nga Iwi School!

I have been an educator for 26 years and I joined this wonderful school community as Principal at the beginning of term 4 2014. Our children are stunning learners and our staff are a dedicated team, who care about our learners and their bright future ahead!

NIS has a rich history.  In 1972, following local iwi collaboration, the school opened with the name Nga Iwi o te motu kia kotahi, meaning  "People of the land be one".  Today, our diversity continues to provide rich opportunities for learning and connecting with the community we represent.  

Our collective purpose in education is excellence for all our learners and staff. We have a very supportive Board of Trustees (BOT) who emphasise and maintain a positive focus on growing our children's learning. 

Please see our update on our reviewed School Values of I CarE (Integrity-Curiosity-Excellence, underpinned by Care or Manaakitanga. Click on the "Information" tab).

Come and see me or share your feedback (look out for our new website launch this term).

We look forward to sharing with you the excellent achievements of our children, staff and community!

Fa'afetai tele lava.  Have a great day.

Deanna Johnston


M.Ed, B.Ed, Dip.Tchg