Nau mai haere mai ki te Whare Matauranga ō Te Tii

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 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.

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Our school vision is for 'A peaceful, inclusive and sustainably productive world'.

Our mission is 'Developing 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. Find out why we are different.


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.


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: 4th February — 12th April

Term 2: 29th April — 5th July

Term 3: 22nd July — 27th September

Term 4: 14th October — 20th December



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 for more information.

Visit the ENROLMENT page to find out more.