NAU MAI, HAERE MAI - WELCOME TO KAI IWI SCHOOL
'The school fosters a caring, family oriented atmosphere where children are encouraged to step forward and take action.'
At Kai Iwi School we pride ourselves on a rich integrated programme founded on quality literacy and numeracy programmes. We are in the process of redesigning and localising our curriculum, which will also include the Ngā Rāuru curriculum/Te Kooiwi Roa and are developing our Digital Technology and Inquiry Learning.
The school fosters a caring, family oriented atmosphere where children are encouraged to step forward and take action. We teach positive relationships and emotional wellbeing through the use of circles and school values, using Restorative Practices to rebuild relationships when things go wrong.
The school is very fortunate to have the support from our school families who volunteer for a wide range of activities, to provide exciting and challenging learning experiences that engage students to be the best they can be.
The majority of our students come from within our enrolment scheme zone of Kai Iwi, Maxwell and Mowhanau. The school also attracts students from families living outside the enrolment zone and our BOT owned school bus continues to be filled to near capacity.
The school playground includes: in ground trampolines, swings, bike track, an adventure playground, climbing wall, large concrete court, swimming pool - which is available for the community to use during the summer months and grassed area which has been increased in size to give the children more space. The children are very active in their recreation time and make good use of the facilities to build positive relationships.
Caring for the environment and our sustainable practices are important. We are exploring the opportunities to include community members to reinvigorate this kaupapa. Children will be encouraged to take an active role in planning, and caring both for our school gardens and orchard.
The orchard provides children with fruit that they can eat at school.