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 […]

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 […]


Friday November 1 is graduation! This event is one of the absolute highlights of the year. Graduation is our chance to farewell our leavers, hear each of their stories and wish them well on their next step. This year we’re thrilled to announce that graduation will take place at the Piano. We’re set for a […]


Upcoming Events Term 4, Week 1: Starting Monday 14 October 2019 Monday 14 October: Term 4 begins Wednesday 16 September, 8.15am: Breakfast Club Term 4, Week 2: Starting Monday 21 October 2019 Tuesday 22 October: Camp Tārakona Community Dunedin Wednesday 25 September, 8.15am: Breakfast Club Messages Message from Duncan Reflections I had the opportunity to […]


Upcoming Events Term 3, Week 9: Starting Monday 16 September 2019 Wednesday 18 September, 8.15am: Breakfast Club Thursday 19 September, 7pm: Major Production Friday 20 September, 1pm and 7pm : Major Production Term 3, Week 10: Starting Monday 23 September 2019 Tuesday 24 September, 5:30pm: Board of Trustees Meeting Wednesday 25 September, 8.15am: Breakfast Club […]

Antipodeans & Ao Tawhiti Unlimited Discovery Borneo Expedition April 2021

Parent and Student Information Night: Tuesday 10th September 2019 6.30pm – 7.30pmLocation: Level 2 Community space – Ao Tawhiti Unlimited Discovery Dear parents, It is with much excitement that I introduce a unique and life-changing opportunity for your child. Ao Tawhiti Unlimited discovery is proud to announce the launch of a Leadership and Service Expedition […]


Upcoming Events Term 3, Week 7: Starting Monday 2 September 2019 Wednesday 4 September, 8.15am: Breakfast Club Wednesday 4 September EV day Wednesday 4 September, Dance showcase Thursday 5 September, Dance showcase Friday 6 September, Formal Term 3, Week 8: Starting Monday 9 September 2019 Wednesday 14 August 8.15am: Breakfast Club Messages Message from Duncan […]


Upcoming Events Term 3, Week 5: Starting Monday 19 August 2019 Wednesday 21 August, 8.15am: Breakfast Club Wednesday 21 August A4LE Tour Friday 23 August, end of 3.1 Term 3, Week 6: Starting Monday 12 August 2019 Monday 26 August, 3.2 begins Monday 26 August, Derived grade exam week begins Wednesday 14 August 8.15am: Breakfast […]

Ao Tawhiti Music

As you may have heard, recently we’ve really been kicking into gear with our musical performances and events. We’ve launched weekly lunchtime concerts, monthly performance nights, and recently we performed at A Rolling Stone bar, who are very keen to have us back again.  To keep everyone informed with the dates, times and other details […]

Community Quiz night

INAUGURAL QUIZ NIGHT at AO TAWHITI Unlimited Discovery On behalf of Melva’s Community we are holding a Quiz Night Friday 30 August. We are after prizes/ donations for raffles, silent auctions and of course prizes for the quiz. CAN YOU HELP?Contact Bonnie Schaab with your contribution:phone 021 077 0667  email: bonnie_schaab@yahoo.co.nz Thanks heaps for your […]


Upcoming Events Term 3, Week 3: Starting Monday 5 August 2019 Wednesday 7 August, 8.15am: Breakfast Club Friday 9 August, 11:15am: Attitude presentation to year 11-13 Term 3, Week 4: Starting Monday 12 August 2019 Tuesday 13 August, 5.30pm: BoT Meeting, Level 1 Meeting Room Wednesday 14 August 8.15am: Breakfast Club Messages Message from Duncan […]

Changes to NCEA

Today the government announced a range of changes to the NCEA framework. The media release can be viewed online here. We are looking forward to working with our students and families to develop new opportunities and pathways that allow them to reach their qualification goals. We will publish a full list of changes and an […]