Latest Updates

Tena Koutou Te Whaanau o Te Kura o Noera,
He mihi nui ki a koutou
No reira, tena koutou, tena koutou, tena koutou katoa.

A warm and welcoming greeting to you all!

Nau te rourou, naku te rourou, ka ora nga tamariki.
With our skills and yours, we will sustain them.

Our mission statement, ‘To provide a holistic and inclusive learning environment to empower students to succeed’ is lived through the variety of learning programmes in English and Te Reo Maori, staff, agencies, community, property, equipment and resources utilised and provided.

Literacy and mathematics continue to be a priority for teaching and learning for all areas of the school which is reflected in our targets and within on-going professional development.

Some of the numerous innovative and successful learning programmes enhancing regular classroom programmes operating in our educational centre are Pause-Prompt-Praise, Rainbow Reading, Tatari-Tautoko-Tauawhi, THRASS, First Chance Reading in junior classes, Early Words and Mathletics.

Physical education and the arts are areas of strengths as seen in the increased participation in in-curriculum programmes delivered by dedicated teachers and private sports institutions such as Kelly Sports. The strengths are highlighted by the success of our sports teams in swimming, netball, rugby, rippa, touch rugby, hockey and mini-ball, as well as outstanding cultural and performing groups such as our kapa haka, school choir, ukulele / violin / drums, our annual production and our always popular ‘ART week’. We are a Silver Level Enviro School.

Nawton values - or as we call it Nawton ‘PRIDE’ (Perseverance, Respect, Integrity, Detachment and Excellence) are embedded throughout our school day, in our words and actions.

The Board of Trustees, Leadership Team, Teaching Staff, Kaiarahi I Te Reo, Learning Support Assistants / Kaiawhina, Administration Staff, Caretaker, Chaplain, SWIS Parent Line Counsellor and networks with specialists Staff- RTLB: Resource Teachers of Learning and Behaviour, Teacher for the Blind, Learning Support MOE: Occupational Therapist all contribute to support learning and achievement and maintain high expectations of learning and behaviour as evidenced in our recent ERO report. (See for a full report).

We are proud of our school and believe in the inherent potential and capability of our students.


Herepu te ra, Seize the day!


Rubina Charman



Nawton School will be holding a Ballot for Rumaki (Total Immersion Te Reo Maaori) Yr 0-6 out of zone enrolments on Monday 28th June 2021.

Ballot Ad


For information on our Free Healthy Lunches please click the link below:

Free Healthy Lunches


2021 School Dates:


Term 1:
10th February - 16th April
Easter Good Friday 2nd April
Easter Monday 5th April
Easter Tuesday 6th April


Term 2:
3rd May - 9th July
Queens Birthday 7th June
Teacher Only Day 8th June


Term 3:
26th July - 1st October
Teacher Only Day 30th August


Term 4:
18th October - 20th December
Labour Day 25th October
Teacher Only Day 26th Oct