Kia ora, talofa lava, kia orana, malo lelei, bula vinaka, nameste, fakaalofa lahi atu, malo ni, fakatalofa atu, 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, 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 is achieving excellence in education 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 pop in and see me or share your feedback with us (we will be renewing our website).

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