Kahurangi School opened on the 4th February 2013. Kahurangi School is a year 1-8 full primary school with approximately 140 pupils.
In August 2013 we moved to our new school site. The site had a comprehensive $3.5 million dollar make-over. We had our Official School Opening on the 6th September.
Our school was established through a merger of two local schools, Miramar South School and Strathmore Community School. A 2011 review of schooling in the area led the Ministry of Education to the view that it was no longer viable for both Miramar South School and Strathmore Community School to continue. Consultation with the two school communities showed that both deeply valued their schools but accepted that their future was as a merged school.
The consultation process also showed that both school communities had similar aspirations for Kahurangi School. While committed to success for all learners, the communities of both schools wanted more than a school that provides for academic achievement. Recognising the link between children's life circumstances and their capacity for learning, our whole school community wants a school that is culturally affirming with a wide range of activities that support and enhance children's achievement. We want to maintain and strengthen relationships with local early childhood education centres and secondary schools. We want a school that welcomes and involves the whole family and where, in time, other facilities could be developed and other community services offered.