Nau Mai, Haere Mai - welcome to the official website for Titahi Bay North School in Western Porirua


  • Next Miniball game is Monday 29 May.
  • Check out newsletters in the doc station at the top of this page.
  • Class and individual photos this year are on 4 July.
  • Waka Ama starts for a group o senior students on 31 May.

TBNS is a small school with a committed staff, many of whom are long serving with a wealth of knowledge about the local community. Staff ‘go the extra mile' to help students, whanau and community become involved in our school. They work to provide learning experiences that enhance student confidence and achievement. We strive to provide a caring environment for students to learn in - whanaungātanga, manaakitanga and tiaki tangata. Our students are wonderful tuakana. They are encouraged, and able, to display the attributes of being positive role models and tuakana for teina.

The school is organised into two strands

An English medium (Auraki) strand – teaching all learning areas from the New Zealand Curriculum.

A Māori Medium strand (Rumaki) in which the students education is based on Te Marautanga o Aotearoa, primarily delivered in Te Reo Maori

Each class teacher is responsible for the programme for their class. Teachers plan co-operatively to develop programmes to meet the needs of students in their syndicates. Teachers share their strengths and resources to support each other and the students. The school is involved in regular school wide events e.g. assembly, trips, singing.

Te Whānau o Te Kakano, a reo rumaki whanau began at TBNS over 25 years ago in response to community wishes and aspirations. We have 3 multilevel ruma auraki (English medium classes). The multi age groupings throughout the school allow for naturalistic tuakana teina relationships, role modelling and learning to flourish. For the past 18 years we have catered for Year 7 and 8 students, which also adds to the special character of our kura – a whanau whanui ‘country school in town’ feel.

Children are with the same teacher and classmates for several years at TBNS. This creates strong relationships and kotahitanga. Research shows there are many benefits to having students learn in groups with older and younger peers. A wealth of information exists regarding the pedagogical advantages of multi-age classrooms where students are with the same teacher for two or more years.

The school's policies and procedures can be found at SchoolDocs. User name is TBN and password is policies.

Kotahitanga i te matauranga: Our future is learning together as one

Check out our school calender in the doc station. The doc station shortcut is at the top of this page

We're proud of our efforts and achievements, not only in learning areas but also in extra-curricular activities such as kapa haka, sports participation and Education Outside of the Classroom. Most years we have a number of our senior students from our Māori Medium class sitting NCEA Level One Māori.

We aim to provide a balanced curriculum with particular emphasis on literacy and numeracy (Maths, Reading and Writing) and key competencies such as relating to others, managing self and using language, symbols and texts.

We welcome whanau participation in school life. This is what a partnership between the home and school is about. When whanau take an active interest in their child's school activities and learning, then the best conditions for learning are created. We welcome your involvement.

Check out the many activities and happenings at TBNS on the facebook link below.