We are nestled within the tikanga and heart of the Awataha Marae complex in Northcote, Auckland.
Awataha Marae is a Marae that was built for educational purposes, and has a long history of incubating new educational ideas, with other kura and schools beginning there. It provides a welcoming environment for our tamariki, with the opportunity to participate in pōwhiri and make use of the extensive Te Reo library. The Marae complex has extensive grounds with large trees, bush and grassy areas. It has a large Whare-nui, administration building, toilet block, kitchen, and a number of meeting rooms.
Ako has leased one of three classrooms on the Marae grounds. The classroom is set up as a place for play, working on projects, and teacher-led and student-led workshops.
Then just a safe 5 minute walk away along a grassed verge, and away from roads, we can access the magical Onewa reserve backing onto Smith’s Bush to explore and play in nature. The reserve is a private glade with Manuka groves and large grassy areas to run and explore in. Smith’s bush is a lovely 40min nature trail that leads through a cathedral grove of giant puriri, kahikatea and totara trees.