Our History
From the outset, the philosophy behind the InZone project has been to identify and partner with top academic performing state schools, building the necessary support and pastoral care for Māori and Pacific Island students to attend these schools and succeed academically, extra-curricularly and as leaders.  As a fledgling operation, the IZP initially operated under the umbrella of the United Māori Mission.

The InZone Project (IZP) saw the establishment of the InZone Boys Te Kāinga Wānanga in 2011.  Its pupils are given the opportunity to attend Auckland Grammar School, to fulfil their academic, leadership, sporting and cultural potential.   

Following proof of concept, it was always envisaged that the IZP would consider the establishment of an equivalent girls Kāinga as a logical second step.  In addition, stakeholders and the Crown have encouraged those involved in the InZone Project to consider the opportunities to work with the InZone Project model to expand the benefits to Māori and Pacific Island students in other areas.  

Accordingly, the InZone Education Foundation (IZEF) has been formed to build on the initial success and experience of the InZone Project.  IZEF has charitable status and is seeking funding and support to drive initiatives to benefit Māori and Pacific Island students, replicating the outcomes demonstrated to date, and to make these sustainable in the long term.  The IZEF is now independent of the UMM.