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Our Ngahere is a designated  ‘Inner City Forest’  providing our community with a bounty of taonga.  It supports the reduction of the effects of car pollutants and regeneration of indigenous species of plant, bird and insect life.

Our forest development commenced in 1993 with a whakamoemiti and celebration by kaumātua from both Ngāti Whātua and Tainui iwi, and by the local school community.

Our ngahere or forest is part of our school’s everyday life, a place for learning, growing and connecting. Each child that has attended the school has planted a native plant (tupu). The tupu are all grown and sourced from the Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Pourewa Nursery. New students and their whānau give a koha to the kura and then select one of the tupu to plant and grow alongside as they grow.  It will stand as a tribute to their contribution to sustaining Papatūānuku (the earth) and our future.

Hopua Wai

We are fortunate to have a swimming pool on our campus. Our swimming pool is open Terms 1 and 4. Our school follows strict health and safety procedures at our pool, to ensure our tamariki are safe.


We have a living and working garden in our kura where our tamariki can plant and grow seedlings. They can nurture and harvest these plants over the school year. This is an excellent source of learning for our tamariki. We always need help with weeding, planting and harvesting so if you are interested please email: kiaora@newton.school.nz

Whare Pukapuka

Our school library boasts an extensive and comprehensive range of books for reading and research in both Te Reo Māori and English. Tamariki  are encouraged to use the library through a variety of activities. Children are allowed to borrow 2 books per week. Teachers take their class once a week to the library for a library lesson and for returning and issuing books. Kaiako often share stories and take lessons on building library skills and knowledge. It is also open during the lunch time breaks.

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