Dare to be remarkable

Our school first opened its doors in 1872, five years before primary school education became compulsory in New Zealand. It has remained at the forefront of best practices in educational research since its inception, and over the decades it has seen future prime ministers, leading business people, and national sports representatives spend their formative years in its care.

The school is one of the largest primary school in the province of Northland. We have a diverse population representing over 25 many different nationalities, reflecting the increasingly multi-cultural make up of our country.

Notable Students

Sir John Marshall

Prime Minister of New Zealand, 1972

AH Reed

One of New Zealand’s most influential literary figures in the 20th century

A Future Student

Something Awesome

Brooke Neal

New Zealand Hockey team at the 2016 Olympics

Shay Neal

New Zealand Hockey team at the 2016 Olympics

Bevan Holmes

All Black 1970 – 1973

Michael Hill

Specialty Jewellery entrepreneur with more than 300 stores worldwide.