Mō Mātou


Ngā Pou Manawatahi

Graduate Profile


A learner whose sense of belonging and connectedness enables them to cultivate positive relationships through words and actions.


A learner who demonstrates kindness and empathy, and participates in acts of service and altruism.


A learner who is confident in their identity, who has a strong sense of agency, and understands how they can best contribute to their own and others’ learning.


A learner who is respectful of self, others and the environment and who actively contributes to a better world for now and for future generations.

Ngā Ara Reo

Language Pathways

Here at Newton Central, we grow our tamariki to become critical and creative lifelong learners and positive participants in their communities. We do this by providing distinct educational programmes.

Te Puāwaitanga/English Medium

In Te Puāwaitanga, our English medium programme, students follow the New Zealand Curriculum. Your child will be exposed to a broad range of learning opportunities in which they develop key competencies in thinking; relating to others; using language, symbols and texts; managing self; and participating and contributing.

Te Uru Karaka/Total Immersion – Te Reo Māori

Te Uru Karaka is a special programme in which your child is fully immersed in te reo Māori for the full day. As a parent, you must be a fluent te reo speaker, and your child will already have had extensive exposure to te reo, prior to enrolling at our school.

Whānau Awahou/Reo Rua – Te Reo Māori

Whānau Awahou is a special programme available if you and your child would like to begin making a strong commitment to learning te reo Māori throughout your time at Newton Central School. By the end of your 6 years at Newton, with hard work and determination, we believe that both you, and your child can become bi-literate, bi-lingual and bi-cultural – confidently able to walk in both the Māori and English worlds.

Te Tiriti o Waitangi & Our Unique Co-Governance Structure

Te Uru Karaka Newton Central School is also passionate in upholding the articles contained in the Māori Version of the Treaty of Waitangi, te Tiriti o Waitangi. We acknowledge Māori as the original people of Aotearoa, New Zealand as tāngata whenua. We were the first school in New Zealand to develop a co-governance structure, ensuring Māori representation on the Board of Trustees. Such a commitment means your child will be actively involved in developing an understanding of tikanga māori (customs), te reo Māori (Māori language), waiata (songs) and karakia (affirmations). Every child will get to experience being on a Marae by the time they leave our kura.

Ngā Kaupapa Here

School Documents

Te Mahere Rautaki / Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan 2024-2025

Mahere ā-tau / Annual Plan

Annual Plan 2024

Pūrongo Pūtea ā-tau / Annual Financial Plan

Annual Financial Report 2023

Ngā Kaupapa Here / School Policies

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