2020 OUT OF ZONE Enrolment inquiries now open

YEAR LEVELS 1 - 6 - Currently 10 places available

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 'A peaceful, inclusive and sustainably productive world'.

Our mission is to 'Develop balanced and caring people with a shared passion for learning, growth and action, who respect the planet and all who share it'.

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-Thurs: 8:15 am — 3:15 pm

Friday: 8:15 am — 12:15 pm

Weekends: CLOSED

Our office manager Sharon Hirst is happy to help with all enquiries. Landline: 407 9749 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 1: 3rd February - 9th April

Term 2: 28th April — 3rd July

Term 3: 20th July - 25th September

Term 4: 12th October — 15th December (half day)



Bay Of Islands International Academy

935 Purerua Road,

Kerikeri 0294, New Zealand

(+64) 9 407 9749



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.