School Speech Competition
27th June 2019
West Cluster Speech Competition
3rd July 2019
Super Six Soccer
4th July 2019
4th July 2019
Final Assembly Term 2
5th July 2019 - 9.15am
Last Day of Term
5th July 2019
Term 3 Begins
Monday 22 July
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.