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PUBLIC SCHOOL | Bus from Kerikeri town centre | Inquiry Based Learning | Learning in the Environment

Nau mai haere mai and welcome

The Bay of Islands International Academy provides an environment where natural curiosity and imagination lead to exploration and discovery for akonga/learners of all ages.

Located on the Purerua Peninsula, 15 minutes Northeast of Kerikeri. We are connected to the village at Te Tii and we honour the historical linkages and the wāhi tapu (important places ) of the local hapu of Ngāti Rehia and Ngāti Torehina. 

Tamariki come to us from across all of Kerikeri and surrounds. We currently cater to children from Years 1 to 8.

Our aim for akonga/learners is to support personal growth, natural curiosity and both cultural and global competency within and beyond our caring, whanau-­orientated atmosphere.

We are an authorised International Baccalaureate School teaching the PYP (primary years programme). While covering the content of the NZ curriculum the philosophy of an IB education is global mindedness and our children learn knowledge, skills and attitudes through connected and meaningful inquiry. An IB education is modern,  21st century ready and respects the individuality of each of our young people.

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Our school vision is for 'Lifelong learning for an inclusive and courageously regenerative world'.

Our mission  'A vibrant learning community, built on shared values and positive reciprocal relationships, supporting equitable opportunity and a sense of belonging, while nurturing the unique life spirit of each person.'.

Our school motto is 'Kia ako kia tupu tahi tātou, Learn and Grow with us'.

Drop in and see us any time. Discover the difference a safe, family oriented, modern public school can offer your child.


Mon-Fri: 8:30 am — 3:00 pm

Weekends: CLOSED

Our office manager Toni Taylor is happy to help with all enquiries. Landline: 4079749 School Mobile: 02102561795


Mon -Fri: 8:45am - 3:00pm

Morning bus arrives at school at 8am. Afternoon bus departs from school at 3.45pm, and after stops arrives at Kerikeri High around 4.20pm.



Term 3: 17th July - 22nd September

Term 4: 9th October - 15th December


Term 1: 30th January - 12th April

Easter 2024: Fri 29th March - Tues 2nd April

Term 2: 29th April - 5th July

Term 3: 22 July - 27th September

Term 4: 14th October - 16th December TBC



Bay Of Islands International Academy

935 Purerua Road,

Kerikeri 0294, New Zealand

(+64) 9 407 9749


Bank details: 12-3091-0078850-001


Be advised that an enrolment zone is in effect. Please contact the school office at (+64) 9 407 9749 or email admin@boi.ac.nz for more information.

Visit the ENROLMENT page to find out more.