resilience - Respect - Responsibility 



 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.

Tickets $35:00
Picnic hampers: SOLD OUT

For tickets

For inquiries, please contact Helen at




 Upcoming Events 


St John's in Schools

16 October 2019



18 October 2019


School Photos

23rd October 2019


Super Six Touch

6th November 2019


Life Education

18th/19th/20th November 2019


Senior School Athletics

21st November 2019


West Cluster Athletics

27th November 2019


Tough Kids

29th November 2019




Latest Newsletter 



2019 Stationery Lists


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 


   Term Two:    29 April -  5Jul


   Term Three  22 Jul - 27 Sept


   Term Four   14 Oct -  20 Dec


 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.



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Address:   908 State Highway 3

                 Kai Iwi 4574


Phone:      06-342 9823


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Address:   908 State Highway 3

                 Kai Iwi 4574


Phone:      06-342 9823


copyright © 2016 Kai Iwi School