Kai Iwi School, together with Bayleys Whanganui, are hosting a garden
ramble on Saturday, 2nd November.
Join us with a group of friends or family on a self-driven tour of delightful and intriguing country gardens, located
in our rural community.
Enjoy your pre-purchased picnic hamper from Country Deli, at one of the many gorgeous gardens along the way. These are available for purchase
with your ticket.
This fundraising event is to support the development of an outdoor
classroom and update our school playground.
Picnic hampers $15:00
For tickets https://www.trybooking.co.nz/CKK
For inquiries, please contact Helen at firstname.lastname@example.org
5th September 2019
Year 5/6 Cricket Skills
6th September 2019
Te Wiki ō te Reo Māori Begins
9th September 2019
BOT Meeting - 4pm
9th September 2019
Bike Safety Skills
11th/12th/13th September 2019
Aranui Cross Country
17th September 2019
Last Day of Term 3
27th September 2019
Our stationery lists are available at Warehouse Stationery
Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa
Nga mihi nui ki a koutou katoa
Nau mai, haere mai ki Kai Iwi School
We are a full primary school located approximately 10 km northwest of Whanganui, in the small rural community of Kai Iwi.
Our school has strong community support and a high level of parent participation. Our students enjoy regular experiences outside the classroom and across the wider district and have many opportunities to develop skills and build on their learning in our spacious and well-maintained school environment.
Our school values were collaboratively developed with our community and are represented as respect, resilience and responsibility.
Principal: Ross Harvey
2019 Term Dates
Term One: 7 Feb - 12 Apr
Learning About Matariki and Puanga
Traditionally, Māori celebrate the start of a new year in mid-winter (May-June). The new year begins on the first new moon after the star cluster Matariki rises in the eastern sky. That’s why the Māori new year is called Matariki. Matariki is a time to gather with whānau (family) and friends to reflect on the past, celebrate the present, and plan for the future.
Matariki’s reappearance in the north-east sky is not visible in all parts of New Zealand, especially in areas to the west of mountains. For some iwi in Taranaki and Whanganui, and on the West Coast of the South Island, the new year begins with the rising of Puanga.