E nga mana, e nga reo, e nga karangamaha, haere mai!

Successful middle schools allow students to broaden their cultural, sporting and academic horizons, and develop vital self management skills in a supportive and progressive fashion.

We build on the great work of our primary school colleagues fostering more autonomy in our students, while providing enough support to ensure our students are ready for the independence high school requires. We challenge our children to be better than before (BTB) in their learning and as people.

All students have a safe turangawaewae (a place to stand), while experiencing appreciation of difference and support for their own culture, learning needs and ethnicity.

The DNI Curriculum is co-constructed (parents, students and school) resulting in relevant, authentic learning that engages middle year students. Recognised and appreciated as a school that caters for all children, we are dedicated to understanding our students strengths and passions. School cultural, sporting and camping opportunities see students involved in activities throughout New Zealand.

We aim to keep our home classes small and our unique Modules Programme allows us to maximise use of staff expertise and specialist spaces in order to best cater for individual need.

We invite you to be a part of the winning formula at DNI.

Ka kite ano,


Heidi Hayward