Kaiapoi North School opened in 1962 meaning that in 2012 we will be celebrating our 50th Jubilee. We are a “full primary” school catering for Year 1-8 children in our spacious, vibrant and well maintained school. As well as 22 classrooms we have a specialist music room, large modern library (with a separate media room and Maori cultural room), a hall large enough for our whole school assemblies and a large, safe playgrounds.
Our children live within the Kaiapoi township, in Pines Beach and Kairaki Beach. Kaiapoi is approximately 15 minutes north of Christchurch. In 2010 and 2011 our town was shaken by earthquakes with some of our properties classified red. Our community have supported each other through these tough times but through our strength we have ensured our children have been given emotional support to assist them with what they have experienced. Now with over 1,500 sections planned in Kaiapoi by the end of 2015 we will see a period of growth as we welcome new families into our town and school community.
Our school roll has peaked at over 500 in the past few years, in 2012 we have a starting roll of 425 which will grow to between 450-500 children throughout the year. Approximately 12% identify as Maori being their first ethnicity, 84% identify as NZ European with the remaining 4% being made up of Asian, Pasifika, and European.
We are proud of the achievement and progress of our children. As well as focussing on the core curriculum areas we provide a wide range of opportunities for our children in The Arts, PE and Health, and in Maori Culture. KNS is a great place to be, we welcome all visitors to experience our positive school culture and look forward to meeting new families as they enrol at our school where personal excellence is strived for and our Values and Beliefs are lived.