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. They are connected to the village at Te Tii and they honour the historical linkages and the wāhi tapu (important places ) of the local hapu of Ngāti Rehia and Ngāti Torehina.

Project Brief: The old library is an historical structure dating from the early 1900's. Generations of local children have passed through the building and it was starting to show its considerable age. The project has been a labour of love for all concerned, returning the space to its former glory while future proofing it for generations to come.

Specifications: To retain the original architectural integrity where possible while creating a new library, a classroom with breakout and an all weather outdoor learning environment.

Contractors: concept by Avail, working drawings by Spooner Architectural Solutions, construction by Bay Builders 2003 Ltd