Pixar, Nickelodeon, Apple, Samsung, Microsoft, Adobe, Tesla, Vend, Xero and the list goes on….What do these companies have in common??

Creative talent, ambition, innovation and an eye on the future and a finger or two on the pulse of society.

The Academy harnesses all of those characteristics and builds them on a solid foundation of culture and identity.  That is our point of difference!

We believe that learning must be fun and enjoyable, that high tech must be accessible and achievable, that our students must set their sights high and horizons broad.

Our commitment is to provide a high quality learning experience focusing on the broad high technology sector underpinned by culture based indigenous learning pedagogies and industry engagement.

Our education focus is on culture based STREAM: Science, Technology, Resources, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics.  These elements are woven seamlessly into programmes in a way that is relevant and applicable to our students’ worldview and applicable to the knowledge driven high tech industries.

We will have programmes that integrate Culture and Identity, Design Thinking, Microsoft Office Specialist and Technology Associate and Adobe Certified Associate and other NZQA qualifications and Industry accredited certifications.

We look forward to seeing you spread your wings and flying high; flying far and flying purposely!

Mauri ora!


Briefing to then Assoc. Min Niki Kaye June 2015 proposal for IT Trade Academies


Ko te manu e kai ana i te miro, nōna te ngahere. Ko te manu e kai ana i te mātauranga, nōna te ao.

The bird that partakes of the miro berry reigns in the forest. The bird that partakes of the power of knowledge has access to the world.