NAU MAI, HAERE MAI - WELCOME TO KAI IWI SCHOOL
“Preparing confident, connected, creative, leaders of tomorrow, today”
'He tauira kia whakaritea, he kaha, he māia, kia tūhonotia, he pūkenga auaha ōna, hei kaiarahi mō nāianei me āpōpō'
'The school fosters a caring, family oriented atmosphere where children are encouraged to step forward and take action.'
KAI IWI SCHOOL
an outstanding school highly sought after by families living locally and further afield. The school has a strong reputation for providing an excellent and broad education, thus ensuring that all students can reach their personal potential. Kai Iwi School is a full primary school situated in rural surroundings on State Highway 3, 10km north of Whanganui.
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.
As part of our commitment to the health and well-being of our students and staff, we have been certified as a “Sunsmart School”.
We also promote healthy eating and are part of the "Free Healthy School" lunches programme.
RESILIENCE .... RESPECT ..... RESPONSIBILITY
2023 Term Dates
Monday 30 January to Thursday 6 April 2023
Monday 6 February - Waitangi Day Observed
Friday 7 April - Good Friday
Wednesday 26 April to Friday 30 June 2023
Monday 24 April -Teacher Only Day
Tuesday 25 April - ANZAC Day
Monday 5 June - King’s Birthday
Monday 17 July to Friday 22 September 2023
Monday 9 October to TBC
Monday 23 October - Labour Day