resilience - Respect - Responsibility 



 Upcoming Events 



First day Term 3

22nd July 2019


Room 3 & 5 

Weekly Tennis Lessons Begin

30th July


Kai Iwi School Cross Country

21st August 2019


Rugby 7s

22nd August 2019

(Postponement 23rd August)


Super 6 Racquet Sports

29th August 2019


Cluster Cross Country 

Westmere School

30th August 2019

(Postponement 2nd September)



5th September 2019


School Photos

6th September 2019


Te Wiki ō te Reo Māori Begins

9th September 2019


Aranui Cross Country

17th September 2019


Last Day of Term 3

27th September 2019






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 -  TBC 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.



copyright © 2016 Kai Iwi School


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