Student Engagement

Student Leaders 2018

Our composite Year 7 and 8 classes create the perfect environment to develop student leaders at NIS. Students have a number of opportunities to develop leadership through various layers in our school:

Tzion & Nikki (Head Boy and Head Girl)

Aaron & Latai (Deputy Head Boy and Deputy Head Girl)

Curtis, Kaia & Nour (Academic Leaders)

Manuera, Nataria & Manaia (Cultural Leaders)

James & Hannah (Sports Leaders)

Shiv, Kody & India (Citizenship Leaders)

Miquella & Sophie (Arts Leaders)

Academic Engagement

Beyond our classroom progress, NIS students have a number of opportunities to enrich their learning and extend themselves:

  • ICAS Digital Technologies / Science / Spelling / Writing / Maths / English
  • Mathex (problem solving competitions)
  • Otago Problem Solving (Maths)
  • NIWA North Harbour Science and Technology Fair

GATE (Gifted and Talented Education)

As well as extending our students through the classroom programme, we strive to provide opportunities for NIS students to enrich and accelerate their learning in extension groups:

  • Technology Extension
  • Maths Extension
  • Literacy Extension
  • Science Extension

Cultural Opportunities

Our students are encouraged to celebrate their own and others' cultures by joining one of the following groups:

  • Kapa Haka Group (Maori)
  • Pasifika Group
  • Lion Dance (Mandarin)


NIS students are encouraged to get involved in a variety of different sports during their time at NIS. Please see our Sports Prospectus below for information about the different sporting opportunities.

The Arts

The visual and performance arts provides a vital creative outlet for our 21st century learners. Please see our Arts Prospectus below for an overview of the opportunities available for your child at NIS: