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 joined this wonderful school community as new Principal at the beginning of term 4 2014. Our children are stunning learners and our staff are a dedicated team, who care about our children 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 children and staff. We have a very supportive Board of Trustees (BOT) who emphasise and maintain a positive focus on growing our children's learning capabilities. 

Please see our new School Values of I CarE (Integrity-Curiosity-Excellence, underpinned by Care or Manaakitanga), and refreshed Charter (click on the "Information" tab).

Visit us or share your feedback (look out for our new website launch).  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