We have completed our PINS sign up process! Please follow the link below to see what option you are in. The link will take you to a google sheet. At the bottom of the sheet are a number of tabs. If you select the tab related to the course you signed up for it will […]

PINS – Sign up

We have extended the deadline for PINS sign up until tomorrow (Thursday August 20) at midday. After that we will be closing the PINS sign up form. Please check that your child has made their selection. If not they can make a choice following the link below. PINS SIGN UP FORM Please encourage your child […]


Graduation this year will be held at the Piano on the evening of November 5 (approximate time 7pm – 10pm). Graduation is a fantastic event where we celebrate the leavers from our school and acknowledge the huge contribution they have made to our community. To help us organise graduation and make it a wonderful evening […]

Term 3 PINS

We are excited to announce that PINS will be on offer again in Term 3. This year it will run on Friday afternoons during weeks 6 – 9 (August 28 – September 18). Last year PINS was a huge success and showcased many of the wonderful aspects of our special character. At one point we […]


We are currently doing some research into what kind of demand there is for an after school care program. This is not a guarantee of a program opening, but if you would be interested in enrolling your child or would find a program helpful, please fill out this quick survey. Courtney

NCEA: 2020 Amended Requirements

As a result of Covid 19 there has been concern raised about the potential for it to impact on a students ability to attain NCEA qualifications. To help address this and support students, the following changes are being made to NCEA and University Entrance (UE) requirements for this year, 2020. Students working towards an NCEA […]

Term 3, 2020 IEMs

Term 3 IEMS (Individual Education Meetings) are scheduled for Friday 3.7 & Monday 20.7. The IEM is the most important element of a student’s Learning Journey and it is vital that you book one. For our IEM booking process we are using the “School Interviews” system. This link should take you straight to the booking page. However if […]

Message from the Board of Trustees

It is with more than a little regret that I have to announce the resignation of our founding Director, Steven Mustor. His resignation takes effect at the end of 2020. Steven began in the role of Director in November 2013. His initial brief was to establish Ao Tawhiti Unlimited Discovery by merging Discovery 1 and […]

Ready for Learning?

The school holidays are over and tomorrow is the offical start to term 2. This is certainly unlike the start of any term we’ve ever experienced before. We’re sure that you will all be feeling the same way? These are uncertain times and we are still very much unsure of what the school landscape will […]

Mates and Dates Program

A message from Miriam I am pleased to announce that we will be running the ‘Mates and Dates’ programme for all year 9 – 13 students over the next couple of terms. The ‘Mates and Dates’ programme has been developed by ACC to promote safe, healthy and respectful relationships among students, within the Health and PE area of the NZ […]

Athletics Day

Ao Tawhiti Athletics Day, Thursday 27 February. We’re excited to announce our whole school athletics day being held at Nga Puna Wai Sports Hub on Thursday 27th February from 9am-3pm. School will be closed on the day & all students are expected to turn up to Nga Puna Wai. Students are encouraged to turn up in their […]

Homebase 2020

We have completed our 2020 homebase placements! This is a huge job that takes a lot of effort to put together. We’d like to acknowledge all those that contributed to this process. There are always some people who feel a degree of disappointment with their placement. Please keep in mind that we make every effort […]